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Pinit Sutthithepa. Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Thousands Attend Vigil for California Mudslide Victims

MONTECITO, California — Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California town.
Pinit Sutthithepa and his daughter Lydia and son Peerawat. Photo: GoFundMe.com

Americans Raise Money For Thai Immigrant Family ‘Decimated’ by Mudslide

MONTECITO, California — Pinit Sutthithepa, originally from Khon Kaen, immigrated from Thailand, leaving behind his wife and two children but sending them money for years until he could bring them to the United States, a friend, Poy Sayavongs, told the Lee Central Coast News.

Police Hunt Boyfriend of Slain Soi Cowboy Waitress

BANGKOK — Police on Friday are looking for the boyfriend of a Soi Cowboy waitress found dead on Soi Sukhumvit 23.
Nuttigar Woratunyawit in a recent photo taken in the United States. Photo: Nuttigar Woratunyawit / Facebook

Facing Prison For Mocking Prayuth, Woman Chooses Exile

BANGKOK — Thai prison was hell for Nuttigar Woratunyawit. The freelance digital marketer was placed behind bars in 2016 when her contribution to a...

Actress Charged for Briefly Posting Penis Pic

BANGKOK — A celebrity actress was charged with cyber crimes Friday for posting a short video that showed her boyfriend’s genitalia, despite her insistence it was accidental.

Soldier’s Confession Latest Twist in Checkpoint Killing

CHIANG RAI — A soldier stepped forward to admit that he killed a motorist at a northern checkpoint last week, police said Thursday.

Concrete Downpour Halts Demolition of Pattaya Hotel

PATTAYA — Residents along South Pattaya Road were awakened Thursday by the sound of something much heavier than rain falling from the sky.

Gunmen Slay Family of Former Pattani Volunteers

PATTANI — Four men accused of murdering a family of former volunteer paramilitaries in their home were still on the run Thursday morning, police said.

Pilot Caused Children’s Day Plane Crash: Military

BANGKOK — The air force on Friday said a jet fighter crash which killed the pilot during a Children’s Day air show a year ago was caused by the pilot's loss of orientation during the flight.

Cool Tattoos Give Away Lopburi Man’s Yakuza Secret

LOPBURI — A suspected Yakuza assassin avoided the law for 15 years in Thailand until Wednesday, after he was betrayed by his own hikae, or ritual sleeve tattoos.

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