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Customer robs NT$6 mil. from bank in Yunlin
A gunman believed to be a frequent client robbed a bank in Yunlin yesterday, making off with more than NT$6 million, police in the southern county said.
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Rising popularity among tourists has given a boost to property transactions in Jiaoxi, Yilan County, a famous hot spring resort area in northern Taiwan not far from Taipei, a real estate sales agency said Saturday.
 
A recent plan by the Tourism Bureau to build a sex-themed park in one of Taiwan's scenic areas has drawn controversy, prompting officials to say the idea is still only in the planning stages.
 
Taichung District Court sentenced former Hualien City Mayor Tsai Chi-ta (蔡啟塔) and former People First Party Legislator Lin Cheng-er (林正二) yesterday under the Anti-Corruption Act (貪汙治罪條例) to 15 years and 20 years of prison time respectively.
 
A 95-year-old woman in Taiwan's southern county of Yunlin came back from the dead last week after her family played her recitations of a Buddhist sutra, the China Times reported Friday.
 
The management of Formosa Plastics Corporation's (FPC, 台塑) Liu Ching (六輕) factory yesterday said an accident that resulted in three factory workers being injured on Oct. 21 was not an explosion but was caused by the carelessness of contract workers.
 
130-year-old mummy back home in Yunlin
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.
 
A 17-year-old girl surnamed Hsu allegedly killed her 3-year-old stepsister with a knife in Linnei Township (林內鄉) of Yunlin County (雲林縣), Yunlin police said, noting that after being questioned by prosecutors, the case is being transferred to a juvenile court for review.
 
Yilan fest invites families through August
The 2014 annual Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival (YICFFF, 宜蘭國際童玩藝術節) kicked off yesterday, presenting an array of child-friendly water activities, exhibitions, performances and facilities visitors can enjoy until Aug. 24.
 
Authorities arrested three suspects in southern Yunlin County (雲林縣) on June 6 for allegedly manufacturing ketamine, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) said.
 
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