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Pattaya floods … again

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Urasin Khantaraphan & Teerarak Suthathiwong
Beach Road was more fit for jet skis than cars, as once again, heavy rains Oct. 19-20 were too much for Pattaya’s feeble drainage system.

Crocodiles spotted in Plutaluang

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Patcharapol Panrak
The neighborhood alert went up when Plutaluang residents spotted three crocodiles in a local canal. The crocs were spotted in the drainage canal that runs from the Plutaluang Golf Course…

Navy camp aims to reign in brawling vocational students

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Patcharapol Panrak
In the wake a string of high-profile brawls between vocational school students, the Royal Thai Navy drafted about 100 Bangkok-area college students into a month-long camp aimed at teaching them…

Nongprue marks National Police Day

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Sub-district marked National Police Day with prayers and football. Nongprue Police Station Superintendent Col. Suthisak Wanthee welcomed Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, Chonburi Cultural Commission Chairman Suan Phanomwattanakul and former and…

Sour apples among soggy vegetable sellers

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
Perhaps no one was happier to hear the Meteorological Department of Thailand declare Oct. 16 the end of rainy season than vendors in area markets, whose profits have been drenched…

Sukhumvit tunnel construction begins Nov. 15

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Surasak Huasoon
After nearly six years of debate, criticism and skepticism and doubt, construction might actually begin Nov. 15 on a traffic-bypass tunnel under Sukhumvit Road.

Pattaya outlines measures to upgrade tourist safety

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Surasak Huasoon
Local government officials and police met with hotel operators and business owners to outline ways Pattaya is trying to make the area safer for tourists. Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho…

Former governor educates on National Reform Council

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By CPRD
Former Chonburi Gov. Pracha Taerat educated local residents on the structure and duties of the recently appointed National Reform Council on which he sits.

Swiss man tries to gas himself in South Pattaya

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
A Swiss national was saved from an apparent suicide attempt when he was discovered with two open gas cylinders in his car in South Pattaya.

Jealous, drunk Thai arrested for killing girlfriend

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
A woman’s boyfriend has been arrested for allegedly killing her in a drunken rage. Suthep Sangsawang, 38, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16, still drunk. In the…

Police bust motorbike-theft ring

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police arrested six people believed to be part of an international ring responsible for stealing more than 200 motorbikes in the Pattaya area. Thais Wuttdanai Rungarun, 21, Nichaphat Choksiri, 31,…

Man arrested for stealing phone from hospital patient

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a mobile phone from a patient at Banglamung Hospital while posing as a visitor. Prapas Sondee, 25, was captured in his Soi Kophai…

Armed robbers take down Na Jomtien 7-11

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are searching for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven on Sukhumvit Road. Police were called to the convenience store inside a PTT gas station in Najomtien around 5 a.m.…
Pattaya officials have begun planning the city’s 36th anniversary celebration, which will feature merit-making with 2,600 monks. The Nov. 15 ceremony will be dedicated to HM the King, whose birthday…

Navy opens Koh Khram Underwater Park

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy opened the Koh Khram Underwater Park to increase understanding of Sattahip Bay’s marine ecosystem. Capt. Samrerng Chanso, deputy chief of staff Region 1, presided over the…
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