City Digest, March 8, 2013
Mother held for abuse after baby boy dies
A 32-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of ill-treating her three-month-old son. The baby died after being found unconscious at home in Ma On Shan yesterday.
Hunt for teenage tourist's robbers
Police are on the hunt for three men after a 16-year-old mainland tourist was tied up with plastic cord and robbed of HK$6,000 cash and her mobile phone in her Tsuen Wan hotel room yesterday.
Schoolgirl, 16, held in online fraud bust
A 16-year-old schoolgirl is the youngest among nine people arrested in the past two days in connection with 35 internet shopping fraud cases which cheated victims of a total of HK$60,000.
Man, 60, caught with HK$37,000 of Ice
A 60-year-old Hong Kong man, who was yesterday caught with 52g of the drug Ice as he entered the city at the Lo Wu border checkpoint, will face a drug trafficking charge today. The drugs had a street value of HK$37,000, police said.
Valuable tree removed because of disease
A sick South China honeylocust tree in Victoria Park that was on the Register of Old and Valuable Trees was removed yesterday. The tree, which was infected with brown root rot, had a slim chance of recovery and could have spread the disease to adjacent trees if not taken away.
Plan to re-organise bus routes gets green light
District council leaders have given the go-ahead to a government plan to re-organise bus routes based on passenger volume. The move could boost efficiency and help reduce roadside emission, transport and environment ministers said.
There were 1.5 winning tickets of the HK$31,493,020 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 8, 9, 24, 35, 39, 41. The extra number was 2. Second prize of HK$1,647,860 was won by two tickets.