Rail traffic between Gothenburg and Alingsås came to a halt just after 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon, because of an accident outside Partille. The stop affected all rail traffic between Gothenburg and Skövde, as well as trains continuing north to Stockholm.
- Gothenburg Half Marathon travelers affected.
- Self-described Sweden Democrat targeted Left Party's Rossana Dinamarca and others
A 35 year old man has been indicted for sexual molestation of Left Party MP Rossana Dinamarca. She is one of 11 Social Democrat, Green, and Left Party politicians who have received abusive sms text messages from the man, who has described himself as a member of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat Party.
- Morgan Johansson says migrant education an issue for their home countries.
The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF has criticized remarks by Swedish Justice and Migration Minister Morgan Johansson that the children of EU migrants here should not be allowed to attend Swedish schools.
- New hires will only take on new cases.
To deal with the growling backlog of pending asylum cases here, the Swedish Migration Agency is hiring 300 new staff. But, Swedish Radio News reports, instead of starting with the people who have been waiting longest, they will deal with new cases, so new arrivals can be jumping to the front of the line.
- Events all over Sweden.
Sweden’s beloved children book hero Pippi Longstocking celebrated her 70th birthday on Friday, and today the event has been marked around Sweden.
- Social services pilot project
Cutting back on staff can be costly for social services, and hiring more can actually save money. The newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports that when the social services in Gävle hired five more case offices in a pilot project, it saved the municipality SEK 6.4 million.
- Threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at police.
The Stockholm Police say Friday nights troubles in the suburb of Tensta was caused by criminals reacting to police activities in the area in the past week. Residents in the area tell Swedish Radio’s P4 Stockholm that around 20 cars have been confiscated there recently.
- "Practice" in violation of company policy
The Swedish-Danish dairy cooperative Arla has confiscated the passports of 600 employees in Saudi Arabia, in violation of its own policy, Swedish Television’s Uppdrag granskning program reports.
- Arson no longer suspected.
A fire that broke out in an apartment in Norsborg, south of Stockholm, Friday evening has taken three lives. Several others have been taken to the hospital, but none have life-threatening injuries.
- Richard Mengich and Worknesh Defaga win world's largest half marathon.
There were victories by Kenya and Ethiopia in this year’s Göteborgsvarvet half marathon.