Sick woman detective leaves bullets, speed loader in taxi
A detective attached to the narcotics bureau faces disciplinary action after she left a case containing 12 live bullets and a speed loader in a taxi on Tuesday night. The taxi driver found the case and handed it in at a Mong Kok police station at 12.30am on Wednesday. Police said the unwell constable who had vomited, took a taxi home to Kowloon Bay at about 11pm on Tuesday and the case had accidentally fallen out of her handbag. The woman, who took sick leave on Wednesday, did not realise she had lost the case until colleagues contacted her that day, police said.
Hopewell Centre to turn off lights
Decorative lights facing The Peak on the outside of the Hopewell Centre in Wan Chai would be turned off each night after the Symphony of Lights to reduce light pollution, but those facing the harbour would remain on, Hopewell Holdings said. But all lights would remain on for special occasions, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Lunar New Year and other important festivals.
Guangdong water deal signed
Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor signed an agreement for the supply of water from the Dongjiang, or East River, to Hong Kong for 2009 and 2011 with her counterpart in Guangdong province. The city will pay fixed lump sums of HK$2,959 million, HK$3,146 million and HK$3,344 million for the three years.
Boy developed kidney stones
A boy, 10, developed kidney stones after eating biscuits and drinking milk suspected to be tainted with melamine, bringing to 11 the number of local children affected by the mainland milk scandal, the Centre for Health Protection said.
Ex-legislator declared bankrupt
Ex-legislator Kingsley Sit Ho-yin has been declared bankrupt over a HK$1.5 million debt. Brother-in-law of Heung Yee Kuk head Lau Wong-fat, he was sued by Leung Chi-shing.
One ticket won the HK$5,000,000 first prize. The numbers were 1, 10, 11, 41, 47 and 48. The extra was 20. Three tickets each won HK$422,985 second prize. Third paid HK$26,025.