Salzburg deputy resigns after 3bn rogue trader loss Salzburg's deputy governor and the man in charge of the province's finances has announced he plans to resign next month after an alleged rogue trader gambled away billions on risky financial market ventures.
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Jail for firework throwing football fan
The state court of Salzburg sentenced a fan to six months in jail yesterday (Mon) for having thrown a flare in a football game and having severely injured a policeman.
Teenager on souped up moped notches up 134 kph
The police stopped a 16-year-old boy from Bad Goisern, district of Gmunden (Upper Austria), as his moped had been modified and he could go at a speed of 134 kph. The teenager will be charged.
U6 partially closed for repair work
Due to surface work at the platforms, the U6 station Josefstädter Straße will be closed from today. Underground trains, which go to Floridsdorf, will not stop in the affected station for four weeks.
My hell in an Egyptian jail
On 25 March, a 33-year-old man from Burgenland was sentenced to seven years in jail on the suspicion of gun smuggling in Cairo. Hannes F. announced that he would appeal. His wife Lisa F. told the Austria Press Agency that he has been transferred to a different prison with worse conditions.
Human trafficking witness kidnapped
The special unit "Cobra" freed a 21-year-old mother and her child from a flat in Vienna-Penzing on Wednesday. According to the newspaper "Kronen Zeitung", the woman was the main witness in a legal procedure of human trafficking.
Church offers land to ease housing crisis
More and more parishes of Vorarlberg (Western Austria) have made their property available for charitable building projects. Several projects have already been completed and some are still being prepared.
German amok driver injures four police officers
A 25-year-old Bavarian man was the cause for a car chase with the police. He drove at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour thorugh villages, ran over road barriers and stole a service weapon.
Police solve mystery over 200 stolen cars
Six Polish car burglars broke into 200 cars in Vienna, exchanged the license plates and drove them to Warsaw. They have not been discovered for a year. The damage is estimated to be three million Euros.
Fake count kills himself before court case
A 61-year-old German committed suicide only a few hours before he would have been standing trial for serious fraud before a Vienna jury. The man hung himself in his cell in the prison of Josefstadt.
Boston bomber was boxing at a contest in Tirol
One of the assassins of Boston is said to have come to Tyrol in 2007, representatives of the Ministry of Interior said yesterday (Tues). Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shooting with the police, took part in a boxing event in Innsbruck.
Teenager hit by tram in Vienna
A 17-year-old girl was hit by a tram and severely injured this morning in the city centre of Vienna. The young woman is presumed to have not seen the approaching tram. She suffered from severe head injuries.
Taxi firm gives new phone to conned passenger
A bold theft in the district of Vienna-Döbling has now ended well for the victim: a 20-year-old man gave his iPhone to a taxi driver as a pawn. When he returned, the taxi had gone. The taxi company 40100 now gave a new iPhone to the victim.
Driving licence used to activate cash card withdrawal
An unknown offender managed to withdraw 2,000 Euros from a locked debit card, which belonged to a 45-year-old man from Villach, Carinthia (Southern Austria). The offender only had to show the stolen driving license of the man at the bank counter.
Vienna Charity Schnitzeljagd
Mark your calendars for Sunday May 26! This event will be raising money for the S.O.S. Kinderdorf. The event is a scavenger hunt/mobile pub quiz that will take place in the center of Vienna.
Taxi rolls over driver
A tragic accident happened last Friday in Graz, Styria (South-Eastern Austria). A taxi driver was run over by his own car and is now in a critical condition.
Romanian hired killers turn over their contacts
An Austrian is said to have ordered the killing of two people. The man is suspected of having offered two Romanians money so that they would kill a German businessman and the ex-girlfriend of the Austrian in Ried, Upper Austria.
Emergency lane row over presidential visit
The question whether the president of Austria is allowed to use the emergency lane in case of a traffic jam divides legal experts. Heinz Fischer’s convoy went through the emergency lane last week at the A7 in Linz.