Off-duty cop shot dead in Tainan City

An off-duty Criminal Investigation Bureau police officer was shot dead in a Tainan City karaoke bar in the early hours of the morning, after he ran into criminal with a long-standing grudge against him. Liu Sanrong (劉三榮), 45, went to the karaoke bar with two colleagues after finishing work yesterday evening. While Liu was enjoying drinks and singing with his friends, a man named Mei (梅) arrived with two friends. Knowing that Mei and Liu had grievances against each other,

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Man gets stuck after putting arm in claw machine

A man in Tainan city was stuck in an awkward position after putting his arm into a claw machine, in an attempt to grab a stuffed toy that fell into the hatch, but didn’t make it all the way down, Sunday evening. The man, named Du, successfully clipped a large, stuffed, Snoopy doll, and managed to maneuver it into the top of the hatch, but it failed to fall all the way into the retrieval bay. Mr Du called the

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Canadian arrested in Tainan after damaging car and shoving police officer

A man of Canadian nationality was arrested in Tainan City in the early hours of the morning today, after shoving a police officer responding to reports that the man was hitting a parked car with a motorcycle helmet, according to reports in Liberty Times, and United Daily News. The 46-year-old man named Gosal was reported to police after allegedly harassing a female convenience store clerk on March 31, and April 1. Police responded to reports several times, and twice brought

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Suspect arrested after woman almost killed in random knife attack in Tainan City

A woman in Tainan City was attacked by another woman with a knife in Tainan City in what is suspected to be a random attack yesterday, February 22. At around 6:15pm, a 68-year-old woman named Lin was sitting on a bench taking a rest with her 92-year-old mother after going out to buy dinner when she was approached by a woman and viciously attacked with a knife. As a passerby approached the women, the attacker fled the scene, leaving Ms

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Woman murdered and dismembered in Tainan City

The remains of a woman reported missing in January have been found, after her boyfriend confessed to killing her, dismembering her body, and dumping the remains in long grass in Tainan City. Ms Zhang (張), 42, was reported missing on January 24 after her son failed to make contact with her for several days. Police investigating the case located Zhang’s car, which was being used by her 30-year-old cohabiting boyfriend, Wu Maoteng (吳茂騰). The car showed signs of having been

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Thugs Arrested in Tainan City ahead of Municipal Elections

Police in Annan District, Tainan City, arrested 7 men known for violence and intimidation, while police in Yongkang District arrested members of the Bamboo Union Gang, as a pre-election sweep against organized crime continues ahead of this month’s nation-wide municipal elections. Police described the Annan District group as a “headless dragon” after the gang’s leader, named Chen, was shot down and killed by a debtor being threatened by him in May this year. According to a Liberty Times report, the

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University Student Murdered on Campus: Cleaner Confesses

Police arrested a suspect this morning, after the body of a woman was found at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City last night, October 28. Schoolmates of Ms Chen, 24, had gone to a room on the 4th floor of the School of Social Sciences to discuss research papers at around 1:00pm. They found that Chen, second-year post-graduate student, had arrived before them and put her things in the room. However, Chen did not show up for the meeting.

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Rediscovered Map Sheds Light on Taiwan’s first Town

Dutch scholars joined researchers from Academia Sinica at a press conference today to unveil a cadastral map of the township of Zeelandia dating back to the Dutch colonial period. Menno Leenstra, a researcher at the Dutch International Heritage Center said that he had stumbled across the map while doing research on the extinct dodo bird three years ago. The map was among documents belonging to the head of the Dutch East India Company, Nicasius de Hooghe. De Hoogue had been

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Historical Clinic Gutted to make way for Claw Machines

Cultural heritage workers in Tainan City rushed to save furniture and fittings dating back to the 1930s after workers moved in with jackhammers yesterday to turn the historical property into a claw machine shop. The clinic is located on the west side of the Xinhua Old Street, a section of Zhongzheng Road that was declared a historical precinct in July this year. Tainan City Sin-Hua District Community Association Secretary-General Hsu Ming-yang told reporters that the buildings on the west side

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Car Crushed by Excavator burns in case of Spontaneous Combustion

A car that was crushed by an excavator during a dispute at a construction site in Tainan City the other day, was destroyed by fire last night in what police say was a case of spontaneous combustion. At around 1:40pm, Tuesday afternoon, October 9, a group of men believed to be associated with a waste soil dumping business parked three cars, blocking the entrance to the construction site on Wenping Road in Anping District. A 25 year-old man named Chen

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Speedster Sets Fire to Speed Camera to Destroy Evidence

A man was arrested in Tainan City yesterday, after a speed camera was set on fire earlier this week. At around 2:00am, Monday, October 1, firefighters in Tainan City responded to a report that a speed camera was on fire on Yongcheng Road. After the fire was extinguished a preliminary investigation determined that the fire had been deliberately lit. Police investigators accessed roadside traffic camera footage which showed a man putting tires under the camera, soaking them in gasoline, and

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