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Crime, Courts, Calamity

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Bad things happen to good people; good things happen to bad people.

Falling Tree Branch Kills Italian in Pattaya

PATTAYA — Police on Monday said a heavy tree branch which fell and killed an Italian retiree on Jomtien Beach was most likely overlooked by city maintenance workers.

Extensive Damage as Southern Flood Crisis Enters Week 4

BANGKOK — The flooding crisis entered a fourth week in six southern provinces where rain is expected to continue pouring for several more days. Since...

Bangkok Man Opens Microbrewery in Home. Goes Straight to Jail.

NONTHABURI — Taopiphop Limjittrakorn had a simple dream of selling his home-brewed beer from his three-story shophouse in northern metro Bangkok.

Missing Japanese Tourist’s Body Found in Chao Phraya River: Police

BANGKOK — Police on Monday said a body found weeks ago in the Chao Phraya River matches that of a Japanese tourist reported missing from Khaosan Road last month.

Southern Flood Death Toll Rises to 80, More Monsoonal Rain Expected

BANGKOK — A total of 80 people have reportedly been killed as a result of the flash floods in southern Thailand, claimed to have been the worst in decades.

Denied Bail for 5th Time, Activist ‘Pai Dao Din’ Gives Up

KHON KAEN — After trying and failing to secure his freedom for a fifth time, jailed activist Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa said Friday he will no longer ask the court to free him on bail.

1 Dead, 40 Injured as Tour Bus Carrying Students Overturns: Driver Charged

SURAT THANI — A driver was charged with reckless driving Friday after a tour bus carrying students overturned Thursday morning during a field trip, killing one and injuring 40.

Psychic Accused of Drugging, Raping and Killing Student

SUPHAN BURI — A channeller confessed to police Friday that he drugged a young woman with an herbicide in a sexual assault plot that turned fatal.

Wheelchair Rally to File Class-Action Lawsuit Over BTS Accessibility at Court

BANGKOK — Some had no legs and propelled themselves along. Some were paralyzed and pushed by companions. A few zipped along under electric power.

Laotian ‘Drug Kingpin’ Arrested at Bangkok Airport

BANGKOK — Police on Thursday arrested a Laotian national identified by police as the “biggest drug lord” in Thailand’s northeastern region, moments after he stepped off a plane at an airport in Bangkok.

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