Customer finds needle in banana

Grocery store workers were being urged Thursday to pay attention to the fresh fruit and vegetables they handle, after a customer at a Coop store in Sarpsborg found a needle in a banana. It’s the first time such an incident has been reported in Norway. “All of our stores are under video surveillance, so we […]

Moroccan murders probed as terrorism

Prime Minister Erna Solberg condemned the murders of two young Norwegian and Danish women in Morocco earlier this week as a “brutal and meaningless attack.” Solberg’s office confirmed on Thursday that the murders are being investigated as “a possible terrorist act.” The Office of the Prime Minister was citing information from Moroccan authorities who have […]

Three arrested in Moroccan murders

Newspaper VG was reporting Tuesday afternoon that police in Morocco have arrested three men in connection with the murders of two young Scandinavian women. One man was arrested first and two later in the day, all in Marrakech. The two women were identied as Maren Ueland, age 28 of Bryne in Rogaland on Norway’s West […]

Scandinavian women murdered in Morocco

Norway’s foreign ministry has confirmed that two young Scandinavian women, one Norwegian and the other Danish, were found dead with stab wounds in a tent they reportedly were sharing while out hiking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Police believe they fell victim to “a criminal act.” French news bureau AFP reported that the two […]

Man held after murder at Holmenkollen

A Latvian man in his 30s who lives in Hamar was in police custody this week, charged with fatally stabbing a colleague while taking part in a company Christmas party at a rented facility at Holmenkollen.  The victim was a Polish man in his 50s who also lives in Norway. Both he and the defendant […]

Email threats reported to police

Norwegians all over the country were calling police on Sunday, after receiving emails from alleged hackers threatening extortion and demanding payment in bitcoins. Many of the mails look like they’re sent from the Norwegians’ own email addresses, and contain demands for money, claiming recipients allegedly have been caught visiting porn sites. “It looks like someone […]

Shamed MP apologizes

Mazyar Keshvari of the conservative Progress Party was back at work in the Norwegian Parliament this week, two months after he went out on sick leave when it was revealed he’d received reimbursement for fraudulent travel expenses. He apologized for his “mistakes” to his “family, colleagues, the Parliament as an institution and the Norwegian people.” […]

Congo nightmare turned lucrative

Just after the October announcement that a heroic doctor in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo had won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a former Norwegian-British soldier launched a lucrative tour around Norway to speak about his years in prison in Congo. Now a member of Norway’s Parliament thinks Joshua French should repay the state […]

Court calls murder ‘an execution’

The Hedmark County Court found the husband of Janne Jemtland guilty on Monday of not only murdering her but carrying out a cold and calculating execution. The court found no circumstances for a mild sentence, ordering that Svein Jemtland be jailed for 18 years. He had first reported his wife missing after a holiday party […]

City Hall files police report after threats

Officials at the Oslo City Hall have reported a local resident to the police, several months after he caused a disturbance, threatened security guards and top city politicians, and made several racist remarks in a meeting with members of the City Council’s culture committee. Newspaper Dagsavisen reported Monday that the director of the City Council’s […]