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Bomber on highway draws shutterbugs in Sattahip

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
Unused for almost 8 years, moving this A-7E Corsair II bomber along the highway to the Naval Education Center drew many shutterbugs in Sattahip.

Smaller Mother’s Day parade planned

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya is scaling back its annual Mother’s Day parade, saying a more-orderly procession will honor HM the Queen better on her birthday. City officials met with representatives from Pattaya’s 42…
Chonburi immigration police were taught how to better detect foreign criminals while providing better service to tourists at a seminar in Jomtien Beach. Pol. Col. Jedsada Yaisun, deputy commander of…
Construction will begin shortly on a new pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road near Pattaya School No. 5 to replace one that must be demolished to make way for the Sukhumvit-Central…

Sukhumvit detour to return mid-August

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Jetsada Homklin
This past week’s four days of traffic detours on Sukhumvit Road were only a dress rehearsal to a much-longer detour along the region’s main artery later in August. In order…

Nongprue installing ‘no littering’ signs

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Sub-district has installed “no littering” signs at an East Pattaya field to remind residents of something they already should know. On Pathanakarn Road at Soi Khao Noi, Nongprue Councilman…
What can you do with a drunken sailor? Read on. A drunk tour boat captain has had his license suspended after driving his double-deck vessel onto Pattaya Beach, scattering tourists…
Pattaya has begun repair cracks and broken edges of the Bali Hai Pier approach bridge and is vowing legal action against careless boat captains who damaged it. Councilman Sanit Boonmachai,…

Repairman arrested for attempted rape

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Boonlua Chatree
A repairman was arrested after being beat up by Naklua residents for allegedly trying a rape a university student. Police found a bruised and battered Rungroj Boongerd, 36, being held…

Police grab up robbery gang targeting tourists

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya police have arrested a three-man gang that confessed to robbing numerous Thai and foreign tourists in Pattaya and Jomtien beaches for months. Chanhom Kerdee, 57, Anan Porphu, 39, and…

Kazakh fugitive nabbed in Pattaya

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A 37-year-old Kazakhstan national wanted back home for rape, murder and robbery was captured hiding out in Pattaya. Syrym Parmanov was taken into custody by immigration police at a house…

Drunk arrested for stealing lottery tickets

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A drunk Koh Samui man was arrested for allegedly robbing a disabled lottery vendor of five tickets at gunpoint. Chaiwichit Chaina, 38, was captured while drinking at Nangfah Karaoke on…

Police have to settle argument over rude talk

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
Police were called in to settle an argument between a Sattahip minivan conductor and a customer who complained he was spoken to rudely. Police arrived to find Flt Sgt Manop…

2 westerners die of heart attacks in Pattaya

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Boonlua Chatree
Two western men died three days apart of apparent heart attacks, one of which likely was brought on by sexual-performance drugs. Bela Schreiber, 75, succumbed July 19 in his room…

Money changer robbed of 600,000 baht

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are looking for several men who robbed a Pattaya money changer of 600,000 baht. Sitthichoke Charonepipatsin, 57, was found unconscious and his motorbike fallen on him outside the Viriya…

Khao Talo, Kophai clean up for Mother’s Day

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Jetsada Homklin
Residents of the Soi Kophai and Khao Talo communities prepared for Mother’s Day by sprucing up their neighborhoods. More than 100 residents scooped up plastic bags, foam containers, paper boxes…
Officials at the Sattahip Naval Base have reported the first arrest and seizure of a boat under new fishing rules that went into effect July 1. Following a report that…

Boat-parking chaos near Bali Hai Pier

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Surasak Huasoon
As Pattaya begins repairs to Bali Hai Pier, the need to bring order to speedboat parking there has become even more evident. All manner of boats - new, old, pristine…

Work resumes on Sukhumvit Soi 33-area drainage system

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Jetsada Homklin
Construction of a new drainage system under Sukhumvit Soi 33 has restarted after a 45-day delay, with officials promising roads will reopen by Aug. 15. The intersection of Soi 33…
Immigration police arrested two suspected human traffickers and apprehended 19 Cambodians en route to jobs in Chonburi. Officers from Immigration Division 3 in Jomtien Beach on July 22 reported they…
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