19-year-old sentenced to 19 years

A court in western Norway has convicted the 19-year-old man charged with the rape and murder of a 98-year-old woman on New Year’s Day. He was sentenced to spend the next 19 years of his life in prison. The court found him guilty in the brutal case that shocked the nation last winter. DNA evidence […]

Lonesome widow touched many

An 88-year-old widow in Oslo, Reidun Orest, didn’t want to spend Christmas Eve alone, so she placed a classified ad in local newspaper Aften late last week offering “good pay” to anyone willing to keep her company. The response was overwhelming, leading Orest to believe that there really are “a lot of kind folks out […]

Nursing home strike drags on

A strike by health care workers at privately run nursing homes wrapped up its first week on Wednesday with no sign of settlement in sight. The workers are demanding the same pension benefits paid to health care staff at commercially-run nursing homes. Negotiations between their labour organization, Fagforbundet, and NHO Service, representing their employers, broke […]

Missing elderly woman died after being found

A major search effort in suburban Bærum over the weekend appeared to have ended well on Monday, when civil defense crews found a missing elderly woman behind a busstop at Hosle. On Tuesday, however, the 84-year-old woman died at the hospital where she’d been taken for follow-up care. The woman had wandered away from the […]