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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.

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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.

Strong Reaction to Silence on Sex Assaults

Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir’s decision not to provide the media with information about potential sexual assaults during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð in Vestmannaeyjar has caused a strong reaction.

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Police to Keep Quiet about Sexual Assaults

Chief of Police in Vestmannaeyjar Páley Borgþórsdóttir told Fréttablaðið today that the police will not inform the media about sexual assaults which may occur during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð, July 29-Agust 1, until after the investigation has been concluded.

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Scandal at Reykjavík Police Station

Reykjavík Police Chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir has been found to have violated the Administrative Procedure Act by temporarily relieving a policeman in the narcotics division of his duties in January.

Football fans.

Stabbed Englishman Astounded by Icelandic Support

A 25-year-old English policeman, who was stabbed while supporting Iceland during the game between Iceland and France at the EURO 2016 Paris, is speechless over the support he has received from Icelanders since the stabbing took place.

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Pink Geyser Project Artist Acquitted

Yesterday, the South Iceland District Court acquitted artist Marco Antonio Evaristti, who had been charged with breaking nature protection laws for pouring red dye into the geyser Strokkur.

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Removed from Church with Force

Two asylum seekers were forcefully removed by police from Laugarneskirkja church early this morning, after the minister had offered them sanctuary.

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