Drunk staffer expelled from Olympics

A Norwegian man who was part of the Olympic teams’ support staff was arrested by police in PyeongChang late Monday night after he caused trouble while intoxicated. He was in the process of being sent home on Wednesday amidst apologies from the head of the Norwegian Olympic troop. “It’s deeply unfortunate that such things can […]

Serial restaurant swindler arrested again

A Norwegian man in his 40s who has swindled restaurants in the Oslo area for years was re-arrested during the weekend after running off before paying his bill. Loopholes in the law, however, make it difficult for police to keep him in custody. The man has made a habit of eating and drinking well, often […]

Man appeals prison term in assault case

A man in his 50s has appealed his conviction and prison term by a court in Nordland County, after it found him guilty of repeated sexual assaults against a mentally retarded woman. The case is among the scores of assaults emerging in the small northern community of Tysfjord. The court, Ofoten Tingrett, sentenced him to […]

Man charged with threatening Røkke

An admitted extortionist has been arrested and charged with making threats against Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Tuesday night that Røkke had filed several complaints about “uncomfortable” incidents to the police. The man arrested, who has a history of convictions, reportedly confronted Røkke in his garage and on at least once […]

Crime rate down, assaults on children up

Norway’s state police directorate could announce a decline in reported crimes on Wednesday for the fifth year in a row. The number of sexual assaults reported against children, however, has skyrocketed. State Police Director Odd Reidar Humlegård said that every third reported violation of laws regarding sexual conduct last year involved assaults on children. “This […]

Islamist guilty of terror recruiting

An appeals court in Oslo has found Ubaydullah Hussain, a self-proclaimed Islamist, guilty of supporting the terrorist organization ISIL and recruiting “vulnerable souls” for it. The court upheld Hussain’s earlier sentence to prison for nine years, in a case that involves the first indictment under a law forbidding both membership in and recruiting for a […]

Espionage behind health care hack

Norway’s police intelligence unit PST suspects that a “serious” hacking attack on the computer systems of the country’s largest regional health care agency was carried out on behalf of a foreign state. The January 8 attack on Helse Sør-Øst may have put the health care files for more than 2 million Norwegians at risk. “This […]

Body found in river was missing mother

A preliminary autopsy report conducted on the body of a woman found dead in the Glomma River over the weekend was confirmed on Tuesday as that of Janne Jemtland, a 36-year-old mother of two from Brumunddal in Hedmark County. Her husband has been charged with her pre-meditated murder. He had reported her missing two days […]

Husband charged with wife’s murder

The husband of Janne Jemtland, a 36-year-old mother of two in Brumunddal who’s been missing since just before New Year, has been charged with her pre-meditated murder. He underwent lengthy questioning by police Saturday night after the body of a dead woman was found in the Glomma River, around 65 kilometers south of their home. […]

Murder rate remains low

Not a single murder was reported in the Norwegian capital of Oslo until May of last year, and the year ended with a total of seven homicide investigations. That’s considered low in a city of around 600,000 residents, even though it was two more than in 2016. Police reported a total of 27 homicide investigations […]