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Casino Owners to Jail

This morning, the Reykjavík District Court sentenced two men and one woman to jail for running the casino Poker and Play in Skeifan, Reykjavík, between 2000 and 2012.

Murder Suspect in Custody

A man in his forties is in police custody, suspected in the killing of a man in an apartment on Miklabraut, Reykjavík, last night.

Police car

Impostors Expelled for Theft

October 9, six men and one woman from Belarus were expelled from Iceland and barred from reentering the country, because they applied for asylum using falsified passports and stole goods worth millions of ISK.

Reykjavík and Esja mountain

Strikers Protest; Police Still Ill

Members of SFR Union of Public Servants, the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides and the Police Federation of Iceland planned a protest in front of government offices this morning at 9:15 to demand pay comparable to that of other government workers.

Police car

Man Charged in Fatal Car Accident

The South Iceland chief of police has charged a man for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal traffic accident which occurred east of Meðallandsvegur by Eldhraun lava field, August 4, 2013.

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Strike Seems Imminent

Árni Stefán Jónsson, head of SFR Union of Public Servants, tells Vísir there is no chance an imminent strike will be postponed, even though the state presented a new proposal this morning.

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Eleven Years for Drug Smuggling

A Dutch woman, Mirjam Foekje van Twuijver, was today sentenced to eleven years in prison for smuggling almost 20 kilos of drugs to Iceland on Good Friday this year.

Supreme Court of Iceland

Man Detained, Suspected of Murder

Today, the Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed that a man in his thirties be detained on suspicion of having caused the death of a man in his fifties at a home in Akranes, West Iceland, last Friday.

Norræna ferry in Seyðisfjörður

Dozens of Kilos of Drugs Discovered

Two Icelanders and two Dutch citizens in their twenties and thirties are in police custody after dozens of kilos of strong narcotics were found in a car September 28.

Two Fatal Accidents

A young man was killed on Ring Road 1, by Geitháls (close to Rauðhólar), on Saturday, when the passenger car he was driving collided with a parked truck.