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A township representative in Hualien has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a foreign caregiver employed by his neighbor and sentenced to seven years and 10 months in jail, a court said Wednesday.
 
30 trapped in creek flash flood in Hualien rescued
Thirty people who were trapped in an upstream area of the Wangli creek in Wangrong Township, Hualien County, were brought to safety Sunday after a seven-hour joint relief operation involving Red Cross rescuers and fire fighters.
 
Hualien County has been rated as the happiest place to live in Taiwan, followed by Taitung County and the offshore Penghu County, according to a survey of the 2015 national happiness index.
 
Two teenagers admit to 'prank' of putting cement blocks on railway
Two junior high school students came forward Wednesday to admit that they put cement blocks on a railway line that could have derailed a train in eastern Taiwan.
 
The Taroko Music Festival in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County will be held Oct. 17-18 this year, featuring performances by U-Theatre, according to the organizer.
 
Dayeh University has received a donation of more than 100 books that are meant to facilitate research by students in its newly introduced bachelor's degree program on fire safety studies.
 
Forensic experts announced yesterday that the two sets of bones found on June 10 in Hualien belonged to Liu Chih-chin and his wife Lin Chen-mi, who had been wanted for the alleged killings of their five children in 2006.
 
After 30 hours of treatment at the Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital (慈濟醫院), a 3-year-old girl allegedly abused by her aunt and her boyfriend was certified dead last night, according to prosecutors.
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Fifty stray dogs in a shelter in Hualien County that were due to be put to sleep on Tuesday have gotten a reprieve after dog lovers came to their rescue.
 
Villagers of the Skadang tribe (大同部落) and Huhus tribe (大禮部落) carried solar power equipment weighing up to 70 kilograms, walking from the entrance of Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) to their two villages 1,000 meters above sea level, deep in the mountains of Shoulin Township (秀林鄉) in Hualien County the day before yesterday.
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