Man Acquitted of Abuse Due to Case’s Age

borgarfjordur_psThe District Court of West Iceland acquitted a man of sexual abuse against his young niece last week because the violations occurred too long ago for him to be convicted. The man was charged with having repeatedly abused the girl from 1990 to 1996 when she was six to 13 years old.

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Stable Owners Shocked by New Real Estate Tax

horses-winter-closeup_goApproximately 200 stable owners attended a meeting at the community center of Fákur, a horse owners’ association in Víðidalur, Reykjavík, on Monday where they discussed Reykjavík City Council’s decision to significantly increase the real estate tax on stables.

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Elderly Couple Escape Burning House

fire_goA fire started in a standalone house on Eikjuvogur in Reykjavík yesterday evening. The elderly couple who lived there managed to close the door to the room where the fire started to prevent it from spreading and get out of the house. They escaped unharmed.

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Bird Cage Concert Series Kicks Off

maggastina_psA concert by two musicians by the name of Margrét Kristín will mark the beginning of this year’s Fuglabúrið (Bird Cage) concert series at Rósenberg in Reykjavík tonight, organized by FTT, Rás 2 and Reykjavík Grapevine.

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Kein Wein für Kaupþing-Insolvenzverwalter

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Der Insolvenzverwalter der aufgelösten Bank Kaupþing kehrte am vergangenen Mittwoch mit leeren Händen aus einem Keller am Smiðshöfði in Reykjavík zurück. Das Lagerhaus steht im Besitz von Ingólfur Helgason und Steingrímur P. Kárason, den beiden ehemaligen Chefs der Bank.

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Young Man Held on Suspicion of Murder

policecar_psA man, who is in his twenties, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police yesterday. The man came to a police station in an intoxicated condition yesterday morning, reporting an incident which had occurred in his home.

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