Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Taiwan High Court yesterday sentenced socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞) to an accumulated 79 years and seven months for sexually assaulting 20 women, also ordering him to pay compensation totaling NT$27.45 million to 17 victims from the second trial.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Taichung District Prosecutors Office yesterday indicted former Taiwan Water Co. (TWC, 台水) Chairman Hsu Hsiang-kun (徐享崑) on charges of corruption for unlawfully authorizing time extensions to a construction company on a contract project in exchange for NT$5 million in bribes.
The Taipei City Volunteer Traffic Police Battalion (臺北市義交大隊) yesterday established a metro patrol squadron that will be stationed in 11 MRT stations to assist officers from the Taipei City Police Department's (TCPD) Rapid Transit Division in metro security.
A police officer and a robbery suspect were shot during a nighttime arrest in Taichung, yesterday.
Three technicians employed by a gas company were released on bail Monday after being questioned over the Aug. 15 gas explosion in Xindian, New Taipei that killed two people and injured more than a dozen others.
Monday, September 1, 2014
According to the Chinese-language United Evening News, core members of Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien's (連勝文) campaign staff suspect that there may be a mole within the team who has been leaking information to Lien's competitor, independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
Six food banks in Taiwan launched an alliance in Taipei on Thursday to share their resources and logistics more effectively and to push for legislation that encourages donations to food banks.
The police recently busted a gang of suspects engaged in drug trafficking and accidentally discovered that a firefighter from the Pingtung County Fire Bureau had made purchases from the gang multiple times.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Independent candidate Ko Wen-je continues to be the frontrunner in the Taipei mayoral race, but his lead over major rival Sean Lien from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has narrowed, a recent survey has shown.
Ke Hsiang (柯象), a mummy over one hundred years old, was delivered yesterday by the National Taiwan Museum (台灣博物館) back to Yunlin's Dapi Township for a 9-month exhibition; this is the third time Ke Hsiang has returned home.