Suspect arrested for killing coworker and attempting to disguise death as traffic accident

A man was arrested yesterday, and charged as a suspect in a homicide case, after police found that the body of a man burned in an apparent motor scooter crash in Tainan City had multiple stab wounds. The Tainan City Fire Department received reports of a scooter on fire at the entrance of the Yingxi Lake car park in Tainan Science Park at around 5:00 am, yesterday, December 29. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters found a charred body of a

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Explosion, fire in house exposes illicit drug factory in Tainan City

Firefighters called to a fire in a house in Tainan City last month, uncovered an illicit drug manufacturing operation, police revealed today, December 22. Nearby residents reported an explosion and fire in the house in Jiali District at around 4:00 pm, November 24. The Tainan City Fire Department dispatched 15 vehicles and 31 personnel to the scene of the fire. Firefighters found the house unoccupied, and bare of furniture, but filled with chemical containers and laboratory equipment. The fire was

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Parts of Tainan City plunged into darkness after 4.6 magnitude earthquake causes power outage in southern Taiwan

More than 10, 000 households were affected by a power outage following a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in Tainan City this evening, but no other damage was reported. According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau, the tremblor struck 36.4 kilometers east-northeast of Tainan City Hall at a depth of 9.4 kilometers at 6:59 pm. The highest intensity was felt in Nanxi, and Xinhua districts of Tainan City at a level four. A power outage followed due to a trip at the Nanhua

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Drug suspect arrested after police fire 19 shots in car chase through streets of Tainan City

A suspected drug dealer in Tainan City was finally arrested after fleeing a police checkpoint and leading police on a 20 kilometer chase, during which police fired 19 shots at the suspect’s vehicle. According to reports in United Daily News, and ET Today, a 35-year-old man, named Zhu with previous criminal convictions for drug offences sped away from a roadside checkpoint on Yongda Road in Yongkang District at 9:28 pm, Friday, November 26. Zhu led the police on a chase

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Suspect shot dead in Tainan City SWAT raid

An armed suspect who shot at and injured a Kaohsiung City police officer last week was shot dead during a SWAT team raid on his hotel room in Tainan City this morning, October 31. According to police, the suspect, named Chen, put a pistol to his own temple and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed. Chen then pulled the pistol’s slider, and pointed the gun at police. Three police officers opened fire, leaving Chen’s body riddled with 16 bullets,

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Man drives wrong way in freeway fast-lane: 1 dead, 1 injured

A man drove seven kilometers in the opposite direction to traffic on National Highway One in Tainan City, yesterday, causing chaos, and crashes involving four vehicles, leaving one dead, and one injured. According to the police investigation, the driver of an SUV, named Ho, entered the northbound lanes of the freeway at the 281 kilometer mark north of the Xinying Interchange at 4:16 pm, and proceeded to drive southbound in the fast lane. Cars were forced to dodge the errant

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4 people rescued after car lands on house roof

Residents of a house in a mountainous district of Tainan City probably thought it was a little early for Santa to arrive when they found a car parked on their roof today, October 11. The Tainan City Fire Department received a report shortly after 2:00 pm that a car with four occupants had slipped over a slope and landed on the roof of a house in Nanxi District. The Fire department dispatched five vehicles and 10 personnel from stations in

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Truck crash blocks freeway in both directions: compact car narrowly avoids destruction

A truck accident on National Highway One in Tainan City blocked traffic in both directions this afternoon, and dashcam footage showed one driver narrowly escape being hit by a flying axle and wheel set. At around 2:00 pm the driver of a semitrailer carrying scrap metal lost control of his vehicle due to a left front tire blowout at the 331 kilometer mark. The truck veered into the central traffic divider, leaving the trailer tipped over, and the cab in

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Suspect in biggest cash heist in Taiwan history arrested after 12 years on the run

Police in Tainan City arrested a man today, September 15, in connection with an armed robbery in 2009 which went down in history as the largest cash theft case in Taiwan’s history. On November 23, 2009, Huang Jiangzheng and five other men intercepted a gold dealer, named Tsai, outside a watch and jewelry store at the intersection of Jiankang Road and Ximen Road in Tainan City. Huang and his accomplices robbed Tsai of NT$77.36 million in cash that Tsai had

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Cops mull fine after cyclist hits 130 kph on jet-powered bicycle in Tainan City

A resident of Tainan City fitted a bicycle with a jet engine, and received a visit from police after a video of him reaching 130 kilometers per hour on the improvised vehicle spread on social media. Mr Wang said that it was his childhood dream to have a remote controlled aircraft, but he didn’t have the financial resources until he grew up. Recently, he came up with the idea of installing a remote control model aircraft jet engine on a

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Nice save! Scooter couple still standing after high-speed hit by runaway truck wheel

A couple riding a scooter in Tainan City not only survived being hit by a spare wheel that fell off a truck, but managed to stay on their feet after the scooter went down, yesterday, August 28. A 22-year-old man named Zhang was carrying a female pillion passenger on Renai Street in Yongkang District at around 2:00 pm, when the spare wheel of a light truck travelling in the opposite direction suddenly became detached, and bounced into oncoming traffic lanes,

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