Pop-rock band Mayday will be among the stars to join a New Year's Day concert at the site of the July gas explosions in Kaohsiung to boost tourism and help the disaster area recover.
In an effort to revive the commercial district devastated by gas explosions in late July, the Kaohsiung City Government is holding a lucky draw event and other promotional sales to attract consumption at local stores.
A Taiwanese woman is being investigated for allegedly killing a senior citizen, also from Taiwan, in Japan earlier this month, the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office said Monday.
A Kaohsiung man was discharged from E-Da Hospital in the city Wednesday after recovering from gastric bypass surgery to help reduce his weight.
Kaohsiung police yesterday arrested a 38-year-old suspect, surnamed Liu, in connection with the killing of a 60-year-old retired female teacher, surnamed Kao, whose body was found in her car on Dec. 3. Liu has previously been convicted of fraud.
An 18-year-old woman suspected of devising a plan to kill her husband in order to receive insurance payouts was released by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office yesterday. The woman was let go without bail after prosecutors' investigations resulted in insufficient evidence to prove her guilty.
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office investigated members from a campaign team that allegedly bought votes on behalf of an anonymous city councilor candidate the night before election day.
A candidate for a Kaohsiung city government seat in the Nov. 29 elections crashed his car into Kaohsiung City Hall Monday to protest what he described as the local government's making things difficult for members of his family.
Kaohsiung police arrested fugitive Sun Kuo-kai and three others on Oct. 30 while they were partying with female escorts. Police said Sun is well known in north Kaohsiung and is known to possess many weapons.
Kaohsiung residents will be able to turn the pests that have spread dengue fever in the southern Taiwan city into an asset, as the city plans to reward those who have caught the most mosquitoes by Saturday.