The son of a Swedish-owned hotel in Rayong was decapitated when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into oncoming traffic.
A suspected Ukrainian mobster has been charged with orchestrating the kidnapping of a fellow countryman who supposedly owed him money. Illia Maisnikov, 48, was arrested Sept. 26 at his Real…
An Omani tourist drugged and robbed by a transvestite prostitute got a helping hand from a waiter who came to his rescue.

Ghana man busted for fake credit card use

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Boonlua Chatree
A Ghana man has been arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit credit card to go on a luxury shopping spree in Pattaya. Kwabena Yeboah, 28, was apprehended at The Avenue…
An Udon Thani man burned his motorbike in protest after his girlfriend took his keys to prevent him for going out with other women.

1 dead, injured in motorbike-taxi turf war

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The head of a Naklua motorbike-taxi crew is suspected of beating one man to death and injuring another in a dispute over business turf. Samran Phianketkit, 42, died at the…

200 ride for health, environment through Pattaya

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Phasakorn Channgam
More than 200 cyclists pedaled 33 kilometers around Pattaya to promote exercise and reduce global warming in an event organized by two city clubs.

Queen Sirikit Hospital observes Mahidol Day

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Queen Sirikit Hospital commemorated the “Father of Thai medicine” with a Prince Mahidol Day celebration in Sattahip. Hospital Director Rear Adm. Khanin Chumwornthyee presided over the Sept. 24 ceremony at…

Boar pokes self in eye with tusk

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
A particularly long-in-the-tooth boar needed emergency surgery after he poked himself in the eye with his own tusk. Piemsak Ngamta, 32, called animal-rescue officers to his house in Naklua to…
More than 50 foreign ophthalmologists will donate 4,000 pairs of glasses to Chonburi residents at a Gift of Sight Foundation event Nov. 10-18 at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena.

Rayong using social media to combat drugs in school

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Rayong and the National Command Center for Drugs are recruiting area students from local schools to use social media to battle against drug use.

Queen Sirikit rewards 60 for controlling diabetes

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center rewarded 60 patients who’ve made tough choices to conquer their diabetes. Chief of Medicine Capt. Nonglak Singhkowin said the Sept. 24 diabetes-awareness day, the hospital’s…

Pattaya School No. 8 marks 86th anniversary

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya School No. 8 marked its 86th anniversary with an exhibition on the ASEAN Economic Community. Principal Aaporn Rajsingho headed the Sept. 26 celebration, inviting Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city…

Collectors expected to flock to Buddhist amulet show

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Thanachot Anuwan
Buddhist amulet collectors from around the region will descend upon Pattaya Oct. 26-27 for the second Pattaya Amulet Competition. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Numchaichana Deewee, president of the Eastern Thai…

Chonburi buffalo races set for Oct. 14-20

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By CPRD
The end of Buddhist Lent is approaching, and Chonburi officials have started planning the province’s annual buffalo races that also signal the official end to the rainy season.
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