Prosecutors request death penalty for killer of two police officers

Prosecutors in Tainan City requested the death penalty for a man charged with stabbing to death two police officers last month, revealing chilling details of the suffering the officers endured in their last moments of life, and the suspected killer’s coldblooded disregard for his victims. According to the results of the prosecutor’s investigation announced today, September 7, shortly before noon on August 22, police officers Tu Ming-cheng (凃明誠), 36, and Tsao Jui-chieh (曹瑞傑), 27, drove a police car to Taijiang Avenue

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3 workers dead after crane boom touches power lines in Tainan City

Firefighters found the charred remains of three men after extinguishing a fire that consumed a crane truck in Qigu District, Tainan City this morning, September 6. Tainan City Fire Bureau received reports that a truck was on fire after the crane boom came into contact with high voltage electricity lines on a fish farm 500 meters from the Liukong Wharf at 7:56 am. Firefighters arriving at the scene waited until Taipower personnel turned off the power before deploying water to

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Man shot 7 times after threatening police officer with knives in Tainan City

A man armed with two meat cleavers threatened police in Tainan yesterday, before being shot 7 times, just days after two police officers were stabbed to death in the city. According to reports, a 44-year-old man, named Wu, entered the Zhaigang Police Station in Xuejia District at around 3:00 pm yesterday, Friday, August 26. Wu complained about the heat and said that he wanted to take advantage of the police station’s air conditioning. However, Wu became agitated and suddenly pulled

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Two police officers dead after knife attack in Tainan City

Two police officers are dead after a suspected motorcycle thief resisting arrest attacked them with a knife in Tainan City today, Monday, August 22. According to reports, 27-year-old Cao Ruijie and 36-year-old Tu Mingcheng from the Minquan Police Station were on a routine patrol when they spotted a suspected stolen motorcycle being ridden by a man in Annan District at around 11:00 am. When the officers pulled the suspect over in a remote location on an industrial road, the suspect

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Machine gun bullet from WWII air raid found lodged in Tainan City temple roof

Workers renovating a 186-year-old temple in Tainan City found a machine gun bullet lodged in the roof, and it is most likely a relic of US air raids at the end of World War Two, the Tainan Cultural Assets Protection Association says. The Cultural Assets Association said that the Shanxing Temple in Jiali District was founded in 1836. The exquisite clay sculpture and other construction methods, the traditional Fujian-style courtyard, and the Golden Tang Hall reflect the characteristics of the

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Man critically injured in level crossing accident was rushing to catch a train

Two men on a motor scooter were injured, one critically, after being hit by a train on a level crossing in Tainan City last night, and the scooter rider said that he had ignored the red lights and boom gates because his friend was in a hurry to catch a train. The 46-year-old scooter rider, named Liu, and his pillion passenger, who remains unnamed in reports, were hit by a local service train on a level crossing on Zhongzheng Road

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Chemical tanker accident causes 20km traffic jam

Traffic backed up as far as 20 kilometers, and National Highway 1 in Tainan City was blocked for around seven hours, after a chemical tanker carrying a highly volatile and toxic liquid was left stuck across the central traffic divider following a collision this morning, January 24. According to the National Highway Police Bureau, at around 6:30 am, a gravel truck merging into southbound traffic from an on ramp at the Tainan Interchange collided with a Formosa Plastics chemical tanker

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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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