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Construction crane accident.

Crane Safety Equipment Tampered With

The construction crane which collapsed in downtown Reykjavík yesterday is believed to have been lifting a much heavier load than it was made to lift in the position it was in.

Guðmundur Sverrisson

Man Missing in West Fjords

Rescue workers in the West Fjords and in West Iceland were called out shortly before noon yesterday to search for Guðmundur L. Sverrisson, a middle-aged man who was last seen in Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, between 3 and 4 am on Tuesday.

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Driver Tries to Snatch Child

Parents in Þorlákshöfn, Southwest Iceland, are concerned following three incidences where a man has attempted to snatch children and bring them into his car.

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Parents Sue Hospital over Death of Infant

Lára V. Júlíusdóttir, the lawyer representing Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir, the parents of Nói Hrafn Karlsson, filed a lawsuit to the police yesterday over the baby boy’s death at Landspítali National University Hospital in January 2015.

From Justin Bieber's video to 'I'll Show You.'

Tourism Rep Criticizes Plane Wreck Landowners

Managing director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Helga Árnadóttir said the landowners of Sólheimasandur—where the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck of Justin Bieber and Shah Rukh Khan fame is located—should have called the police instead of fining the tourist who drove there...

Car crash

Eight-Car Accident near Reykjavík

There were major traffic delays on Hafnarfjarðarvegur road between Hafnarfjörður and Reykjavík this morning, due to a traffic accident close to the Kópavogur exit.

Akureyri, North Iceland

Akureyri University to Educate Police

The University of Akureyri, North Iceland, has been selected to offer a curriculum for prospective police officers now that police studies have been brought to a university level.

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Kid Napping During Car Theft?

After a tough half hour yesterday when their car was stolen with their two-year-old son inside, a family in Kópavogur, Iceland, is breathing easy again.

Hyldýpið

Man Confesses to Manslaughter in Book

A new book by comedian and journalist Ómar Ragnarsson, Hyldýpið, meaning The Abyss, includes an account by a man who confesses to accidentally killing Geirfinnur Einarsson, a man who disappeared in 1974 and whose body was never found.

Police car

Shooting Suspect Arrested

A man suspected in a shooting incident in the Breiðholt neighborhood in Reykjavík on Friday night, was arrested this morning.

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Police Officer Sues Icelandic State

Aldís Hilmarsdóttir, former head of the narcotics division of the greater Reykjavík police, has filed a lawsuit against the Icelandic state because of the police chief’s decision to have her transferred to a different position in January this year.

Bands Threaten to Withdraw from Festival

The decision by Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir not to provide the media with information about the number of potential sexual assault cases at the Þjóðhátíð festival until investigation is complete, caused musicians to protest yesterday.

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