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A hippopotamus, who was injured after it jumped from a moving truck on Friday, is recovering swiftly in its new habitat at a fish farm in Taichung's Dachia District, the animal's caretakers said.
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Newly elected Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) visited Taichung's Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office in Nantun (動物之家南屯園區訪察) yesterday and stated that more effort must be placed on increased animal protection.
 
Cabinet Deputy Secretary-General Hsiao Chia-chi (蕭家淇) announced yesterday that he will be running in the Taichung lawmaker by-election after a position was left vacant by former lawmaker Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍).
 
A public market in Taichung, central Taiwan, has been offering free food to the disadvantaged over the past three months and the Taichung City Government is hoping that the example will inspire more markets to join the cause.
 
Taichung police on Dec. 2 cracked down a pigeon race gambling club in the central city, arresting two suspects and seized property owned by the club, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
 
Cult leader sentenced to 13 years over death of student
The Changhua District Court sentenced the leader of the religious group Ri Yue Ming Gong's (日月明功) Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明) to 13 years in prison for the death of 17-year-old Changhua student Chan Chun-yu (詹淳寓), who was abused and starved to death on the cult's compound.
 
Each Wednesday since October, a specially modified van parks at designated locations to offer a unique service: showers for the central city's homeless.
 
Police in Taichung arrested a suspect on Wednesday who was allegedly involved in a series of drug-smuggling cases, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced yesterday.
 
State-of-art opera house opens in central Taiwan
Central Taiwan's first opera house opened Sunday with a grand ceremony to inaugurate what Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai called "the pride of Taichung."
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The National Taichung Theater will officially open Nov. 23, when Taiwanese opera company Ming Hwa Yuan will give a charity performance as part of the opening celebration, the Taichung city government said Friday.
 
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