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  • Father in Chanthaburi mourns son’s tragic overdose at home

    A father mourned the loss of his 35 year old son, who succumbed to an overdose of sedatives amid ongoing stress and health issues. The incident occurred yesterday in their home at 50/3 Soi Thetsaban Phatthana 3, Wat Mai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Chanthaburi. Police Lieutenant Colonel Jakkrit Saengchan and a team from Phra Pokklao Hospital and the Sawang Katanyu Foundation,…

  • Termite mound sparks lottery frenzy in Udon Thani

    A termite mound resembling a dog’s face has intrigued locals in Udon Thani, sparking a wave of lottery number predictions. The homeowner, who discovered the unusual mound behind their house, has linked the phenomenon to a beloved pet dog buried in the same spot years ago. At the residence located at number 81, Moo 14, Nong Mek Subdistrict, Nong Han…

  • Pattaya thief arrested, partner shows up wearing stolen jewellery

    Pattaya police successfully apprehended a seasoned thief involved in stealing from a dental clinic and confiscated stolen goods worth over 100,000 baht. During questioning, the thief’s partner arrived, wearing jewellery from another theft case, resulting in her arrest. Police officers and an investigative team from Pattaya City Police Station today, June 26, apprehended 35 year old Sumpan under an arrest…

  • Gunman fires at truck and dormitory near Khon Kaen intersection

    A gunman fired at a student’s pickup truck and damaged a dormitory window near a major intersection, prompting an urgent police investigation in Khon Kaen. The incident occurred in Soi Adulyaram 7/10 on Mittraphap Road in Nai Mueang, Khon Kaen. Police Colonel Yossawat Kaewsubthanyanit, head of the Khon Kaen City Police Station, released details about the ongoing investigation at 10am…

  • PM Srettha races to transform Rayong and Chon Buri

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin led a delegation to Rayong and Chon Buri last Sunday, June 23, to inspect pivotal projects within the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). At Rayong’s U-Tapao International Airport, PM Srettha scrutinised the progress of an ambitious project aimed at linking the airport with a high-speed rail network that will connect three major airports. “This network is set to…

  • Army dog auction to feature trained military dogs

    The Army Dog Centre is set to open bidding for 66 well-trained but test-disqualified military dogs on July 6. The auction will feature Labrador Retrievers, Belgian Malinois, and German Shepherds at the Army Dog Centre in Nakhon Ratchasima. Details have been gradually released on the Army Dog Centre’s Facebook page, revealing the initial bidding prices for the latest 10 dogs.…

  • PM Srettha shifts gears: Sunday tour to assess F1 potential

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will be touring Chon Buri and Rayong this Sunday to assess commercial developments, scope out a potential Formula One race route, and review pivotal government projects. According to PM’s Office spokesperson Chai Wacharonke, the prime minister’s agenda kicks off at Rayong’s U-Tapao International Airport. He and his delegation will meet with local authorities to discuss…

  • Buriram abbot moved to monastery after loudspeaker incident

    A temple abbot in Buriram was taken to a nearby monastery to calm down after a loudspeaker incident at 4am caused a stir among locals. Stress during funeral preparations for his father was cited as the reason, with no drugs involved. A recent incident involving 47 year old Phra Khru Sutthithamparahat, the abbot of Mueang Fai Temple in Nang Rong…

  • Mother and infant found dead in Maha Sarakham pond

    A tragic discovery was made as a mother and her 10 day old infant were found dead in a pond in Maha Sarakham. The pair had been missing since yesterday, with the mother reportedly battling postpartum depression. At approximately 7am today, police officer Yutthasart Yenwattana received a report of two bodies floating in a pond near Ban Si Wichai in…

  • Colour con: Woman’s 7,000 baht hair dye disaster leaves her seeing red

    A woman expressed her disappointment after paying 7,000 baht for a hair colouring service that did not meet her expectations. She had requested a dark grey shade but the result was far from what she envisioned. The woman also experienced scalp irritation during the process. The incident took place at a hair salon in Ton Tann Market, Khon Kaen Province.…

  • Eel-lustrious luck: Rare albino eel brings lottery fortune in Udon Thani

    A rare albino eel caught in Ban Dung, Udon Thani, has now brought lottery luck to its owner for three consecutive draws. The unique white eel was initially discovered by villagers from Santi Suk who were out fishing. Residents had gathered at house number 18, located at a three-way junction leading to the famous Kamchanod, the land of the mythical…

  • Thai woman seeks help after brutal assault by ex-boyfriend

    A Thai woman in the eastern province of Rayong is seeking help after repeated harassment and a recent physical assault by her ex-boyfriend at her workplace, which left her with severe injuries. The 31 year old victim turned to social media influencer Guntouch “Gun” Pongpaiboonwet after officers from the Khao Chamao Police Station ignored her case. She was left living…

  • Chon Buri cannabis store vandalism turns into a blaze of gunfire

    A cannabis store in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri province fell victim to vandalism twice, with the second attack escalating to gunfire, perpetrated by masked youths. Sakda Niempai, the proprietor, revealed that his shop, situated opposite the Bang Saray Night Market, was the target of two assaults by a group of teenagers. CCTV footage documented both incidents, prompting the…

  • Triple odds: Thai gamblers back new three-digit lottery system

    The Thai government’s decision to introduce a three-digit lottery ticket system gained traction among gamblers, who believe it could reduce illegal gambling. However, lottery ticket vendors are concerned about the potential impact on their sales and are considering selling fewer traditional lottery tickets. Following the Cabinet’s approval of a draft ministerial regulation to introduce three-digit lottery tickets, the Government Lottery…

  • Woman sells home for 1.5 million baht to escape noisy neighbours

    A woman, frustrated by her disruptive neighbours, decided to sell her house for 1.5 million baht, below market value, to escape the ongoing issues. She shared her story, highlighting the noise and inconvenience caused by her neighbours, on a popular Facebook page. Reports emerged yesterday detailing the woman’s plight via a Facebook post on อยากดังเดี๋ยวจัดให้ รีเทริน์ part 6, which included…

  • Parking lot scales up: Fish delivery driver attacked in market brawl

    A chaotic scene erupted at a local market in Udon Thani as a fish delivery driver was attacked over a parking dispute. The incident, which occurred around 7am yesterday, June 10, saw several men assaulting the driver before fleeing the scene in a pickup truck. Police from Udon Thani’s 191 suppression unit received a report of the attack, which took…

  • Thai man swindled out of 550,000 baht by online investment scam

    A man from Nong Han district in Udon Thani has been driven to suicidal thoughts after being swindled out of 550,000 baht by an online scammer posing as an investment advisor. The scammer continues to taunt him daily, asking if he wants to invest more. The 42 year old victim, identified by the pseudonym Krob, had worked for 10 years…

  • Fisherman electrocuted while repairing boat near Chanthaburi pier

    A fisherman died after being electrocuted while attempting to repair his leaking boat. The incident took place yesterday near an old pier under the Somdet Phra Taksin Bridge in Laem Sing, Chanthaburi. Police Lieutenant Colonel Surapong Prongngam from Laem Sing Police Station received a report from the Sawang Katanyu Dharma Association’s rescue centre about the fatal accident. Upon arrival at…

  • Flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima boosts income with tadpole sales

    Heavy rainfall in Nakhon Ratchasima has led to flooding in several areas, prompting locals to catch tadpoles in rice fields. These tadpoles are used in traditional dishes, reducing household expenses and generating additional income as they sell for 300 baht per kilogramme. Recent reports indicate that various parts of Nakhon Ratchasima province have experienced rainfall, which has moistened the soil…

  • Spooky film screened at Nakhon Ratchasima cemetery

    A spooky film screening was held at the Chinese cemetery in Nakhon Ratchasima, with hundreds of empty chairs set up for unclaimed spirits. The event, organised by the Sawang Metta Thammasathan Foundation, took place at a cemetery home to 2,800 graves. After a ceremony for the unclaimed deceased, the foundation arranged an open-air film screening from June 2 to June…

  • Sedan crashes in Sakon Nakhon, claims life after high-speed chase

    A sedan collided with another car in Sakon Nakhon yesterday before losing control, crossing the median strip, and crashing into a parked truck. The driver was found trapped behind the wheel and later succumbed to her injuries. Officers from the Taton Police Station in Sakon Nakhon received a report of a severe road accident involving a sedan and a parked…

  • Health officials address beetle infestation in Khon Kaen

    Millions of beetles have invaded a home in Khon Kaen, causing significant distress for a couple until local health officials intervened. The invasion of wood-boring beetles has been linked to the area’s favourable conditions for their breeding. Yesterday, public health officials from Kranuan District in Khon Kaen conducted a thorough fumigation of a house located at 74 Moo 9, Ban…

  • Elderly woman transforms village with 500-metre flower garden

    A 75 year old woman has garnered widespread admiration online for her dedication to maintaining a 500-metre stretch of flowers along a roadside. Initially mistaken for a government project, the flower garden is entirely the work of the elderly woman. The online community was abuzz with appreciation after a clip posted on the page Jae Moi V+ from TikTok user…

  • Grieving mother pleads for justice after son shot dead by gang

    A bed-ridden mother mourns her son, a Grade 8 student, who was shot dead by a gang. She pleads for the police to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators, asserting her son had no conflicts with anyone. Yesterday, a tragic incident occurred in Nakhon Phanom where three individuals on a motorcycle shot 14 year old Oak in the back of the head,…

  • Cambodian man shot in violent clash with Thai youths in Chon Buri

    A confrontation between Cambodian and Thai youths escalated into violence, resulting in a 20 year old Cambodian man being shot and injured. The incident occurred yesterday, May 30 in Banglamung District, Chon Buri Province, prompting a police investigation. The violence erupted around 10.30pm yesterday. Officers from Nong Prue Police Station, led by Jaroon Duangwiangkham, received a report from Banglamung Hospital…

  • Udder chaos: Frenzied cow injures man in Chon Buri

    A frenzied cow in Sattahip, Chon Buri province, injured its caretaker by ramming him against a wall, causing severe injuries and triggering a chaotic rescue attempt. Locals and rescue workers struggled to retrieve the injured man as the agitated cow continued to charge at them, forcing them to flee. The Sattahip Sawang Rojanathammasathan Rescue Foundation’s radio centre received a report…

  • Sisaket school attack leaves boy severely injured

    A violent incident occurred at a school in Khun Han district, Sisaket province, where a 12 year old boy was brutally attacked by older students after refusing to buy cigarettes for them. The incident has raised concerns about student safety and prompted intervention from educational authorities. A Facebook post by a concerned relative highlighted the severe injuries sustained by the…

  • Ancient skeletons discovered in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A remarkable discovery of ancient skeletons, believed to be around 2,000 years old, has caused quite a stir in Nakhon Ratchasima. Archaeologists uncovered two human skeletons during excavation work, with one skeleton’s skull placed on its torso, creating a buzz among locals and experts. The discovery took place at 10am yesterday, May 29, during a project to landscape the Boraparam Moat…

  • Thai man ends life after failing to settle child molestation case

    A 66 year old man, distressed over failing to settle a molestation case involving a 10 year old girl, ended his life with a firearm yesterday. The incident occurred at an unnamed rowhouse in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri, and was reported to the police by 8.10am. Responding to the report, Police Lieutenant Colonel Jirasak and a rescue team…

  • Sri Racha residents in uproar as drainage construction poses risk

    Residents and business owners lining Sukhumvit Road in Bang Phra Subdistrict of Sri Racha are in uproar, demanding immediate action to resolve a debacle at the Bang Phra-Klong Sukreeb junction. The construction of a drainage system on Highway No. 3 has hit a standstill, plunging the area into chaos and risking the safety of locals, especially schoolchildren. For nearly a…