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Taiwan > Local > Chiayi
Prosecutors in Chiayi County were yesterday seeking the arrest of a 25-year-old man accused of killing his 16-year-old girlfriend.
 
A former convict is turning over a new rock with a love of stone carving, the skill that won him the top prize in an annual competition to carve statues of monkeys in Chiayi City.
 
Wildfire spreads across Alishan mountain
A wildfire broke out on Taiwan's Alishan mountain in Chiayi County yesterday, and as of 5:30 p.m. the fire had spread over up to five hectares.
 
The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Chiayi mayoral candidate Tu Hsing-che's (涂醒哲) campaign office yesterday criticized his rival, KMT-nominated Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-chen (陳以真), for her failure to show up to a campaign rally attended by President Ma Ying-jeou on Sunday.
 
A couple surnamed Yeh (葉) drowned after rescuing their two drowning sons at a beach in Budai Township (布袋鎮), Chiayi County, yesterday.
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A very rare religious parade was held for Taiwanese folk religion diety Lord Kunshen (鯤鯓王) yesterday in Chiayi that followed a 100-year-old historical route. Chiayi Mayor Huang Min-hui received Lord Kunshen and led the parade.
 
Twelve underprivileged students from Chiayi City's Bei-Yuan Junior High School (北園國中) accomplished their dreams by cycling around Taiwan this summer.
 
Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election
A former member of the Kuomintang (KMT) announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the mayoral race in Chiayi (嘉義) City this November, increasing the chances for the ruling party to keep its only foothold in southern Taiwan.
 
Dozens of bands from Taiwan and overseas performing at a music festival in Chiayi City are giving audiences a veritable feast of indie music, according to the organizers.
 
The Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) started a summer camp in Alishan yesterday, led by lively college volunteers who hope to give kids who live in rural areas an unforgettable summer.
 
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