The Taichung Fire Bureau has launched a new service in which city residents can have firemen check to see if gas water heaters are properly installed to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Taipei is marking the 20th anniversary of its MRT system, which is now a major part of the city's transportation network with daily passenger volume of almost 700,000.
A centenarian in Changhua County, Central Taiwan has remained the matriarch of the family in death as in life, staying seated in her favorite chair after passing away on March 19 to bid her family farewell.
A scuba diving coach has warned that the population of batfish in waters near Green Island, which lies off the coast of Taitung, is shrinking fast and could disappear entirely if action is not taken to protect the species.
Eleven alleged members of a northeastern Yilan County-based gang were recently arrested by local police authorities amid accusations of extortions, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
The annual Yilan Green Expo opened Saturday in Su'ao in the northeastern county and will run until May 15.
Police are searching for an armed suspect who made off with NT$900,000 in a bank robbery in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) Friday afternoon.
By trimming the discount interest rate by 0.125 percentage points on Thursday, the central bank of Taiwan did "just about right" to keep the economy afloat in the midst of a recession, according to the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 13-year prison sentence against Lee Tai-an, one of two brothers convicted of conspiring to murder a Vietnamese woman by deliberately derailing a train 10 years ago to collect on her life insurance.
New Taipei officials said that "human factors" have not been ruled out as the cause of a fire in the northern city early Wednesday morning that claimed six lives, as an investigation into the incident continued.