Norwegian convicted in huge pedophile case

A 66-year-old man from Austevoll near Bergen has been sentenced to eight years in jail after being found guilty of online sexual assaults against more than 60 children. Prosecutors were satisfied, calling it ” a very good and extensive conviction.” The man was behind assaults on children both in Norway and the Philippines. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported […]

Double murder shakes Kristiansand

A 15-year-old Norwegian boy has been ordered held in custody for a double murder, three families are in deep crisis and the police have gone from being heroes to being warned that their questioning of the boy won’t hold up in court. Monday’s stabbing deaths in Kristiansand have traumatized the southern coastal city that’s still recovering from the […]

Police to re-open 21-year-old murder investigation

State broadcaster NRK reported Wednesday morning that the new “cold case” unit of the state police crime unit Kripos has recommended reopening the investigation into the murder of a 17-year-old teenage girl on the island of Karmøy, Western Norway. Birgitte Tengs was found raped and murdered not far from her home on the island between Bergen and Stavanger […]

Teenager admits double murder

A 15-year-old boy in Kristiansand has confessed to murdering both one of his young acquaintances and a 48-year-old mother of two at a local schoolyard Monday afternoon. The double murder shocked and scared the southern coastal town, and police are confident they’ve arrested the correct assailant. Police both in Kristiansand and from the state crime unit Kripos […]

Double murder in Kristiansand given ‘highest priority’ by local, state police

A massive police investigation was underway on Tuesday after two people, a 48-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy with no known connection between them, were found stabbed near a school in Kristiansand late Monday afternoon. The victims, who died a few hours later at a local hospital, were not identified until Tuesday morning. They are Tone Ilebekk, […]

Employees in shock after colleague murders customer

Employees of a Maxbo building supply store in the small town of Notodden reportedly remained in shock on Monday after one of their colleagues stabbed and axed a regular customer to death during store hours on Saturday. The defendant, a 22-year-old local man who was well-regarded by fellow workers at Maxbo, did not flee the […]

Man confesses to 14-year-old murder

A 32-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Egil Tostrup Bråten in November 2002 has now confessed to stabbing Bråten on an Oslo street. He claims, however, that he had no intention of killing Bråten. The case was one of Norway’s major unsolved murders and police in Oslo never closed their investigation. A […]

Police send Dachau gate back to Germany

Police in Bergen said they planned to send the heavy iron gate that was stolen three years ago from the concentration camp Dachau back to authorities in Germany “as soon as possible.” They found the gate in their area just before the weekend, after responding to a tip. The recovery of the gate, emblazoned with the words Arbeit macht frei (Work […]

Norwegians fear snooping at NAV

Norway’s large social welfare agency NAV, which handles everything from pension payments to those for sick leave and unemployment, is under scrutiny after reports that NAV workers have snooped through the files of Norwegians receiving NAV benefits. Nearly 40 complaints have been filed in the past month by NAV clients who fear their privacy has been invaded. […]

Three charged with arson in hotel fire

One of the owners and two top managers of the Selje Hotel have been arrested and charged with aggravated vandalism and fraud after the hotel was struck by a devastating fire last week. On Friday they were ordered held in custody for at least the next four weeks, while police continue to investigate. The Selje Hotel, located […]