A Romanian man accused of setting a prostitute on fire in a feud over protection money payments was arrested yesterday (Weds).Vienna police said today Adrian Bogdan “Cretu” Negrei, 29, from Cluj-Napoca has been put in custody after a team from the special police unit Cobra stormed a flat in Alsergrund district yesterday.Officials said another wanted […]
Police have dismissed reports that a major prostitution Mafia player accused of torching a prostitute has been arrested.Viennese investigators announced today (Thurs) that the man caught in the Dutch city of Amsterdam earlier this week was not Romanian Adrian Bogdan Negrei but his cousin Nico Negrei.Police said the main suspect of the incident in front […]
Residents of a small town in Carinthia feared they were doomed after a bird nicknamed the “Owl of Death” started to make strange sounds in the middle of the night.Locals in Drobollach at the Faaker Lake consulted the local hunter after several sleepless nights of the shrieking beeping sounds from the Eurasian Scops-owl. Obscure myths […]
Hiker hospitalised after snakebite
A hiker had to spend the night in intensive care after he was bitten by a crossed viper.Lower Austrian Franz Seiberl said today (Weds) he tried to scare away a few of the poisonous snakes – which are also known as European adders – when he spotted them winding towards him on a hiking path […]
The new all-night underground service on Fridays and Saturdays will begin on Saturday, 4 September, it was announced today (Thurs).Vienna Social Democratic (SPÖ) Deputy Mayor Renate Brauner and Günter Steinbauer, the manager of city public transport agency Wiener Linien, said trains would be spaced at 15 minute intervals during night time service.He said the new […]
A thief stole a rhinoceros iguana worth 5,000 Euros Monday night from a store in Graz, police said.The man broke into the shop through a window between 6:45pm on Monday and 8:20am on Tuesday. Nothing else was missing from the store.Police said they suspected “a reptile enthusiast”.
A Salzburg man was sentenced to 18 months and fined 2,000 Euros for biting off part of his girlfriends nose during a drunken night-time argument.Judge Bettina Maxones-Kurkowski heard how Wolfgang S. attacked his 28-year-old girlfriend in their bedroom in an argument which earlier started when the couple went to a night club.”I threw the roses […]