Police
Jun 15 '17 16:20

A police car was first hit by a thrown flower pot, then torched on Admiraal de Ruijterweg in Amsterdam early on Thursday morning, AT5 reports.

Police officers parked their car on Admiraal de Ruijterweg around 2:00 a.m., got out and went into a home to deal with a call. While they were inside, someone threw a flower pot onto their vehicle and then set the car on fire. 

The fire department extinguished the fire, but not before the police vehicle burnt out completely. A forensic investigation was done on the car. 

Looking for a job
Jun 15 '17 15:45

Unemployment in the Netherlands dropped by an average of 6 thousand people per month over the past three months, according to Statistics Netherlands. Youth unemployment in particular plummeted, dropping from 9.7 percent in February to 9 percent in May - the lowest level since March 2009.

Tweede Kamer
Jun 15 '17 15:05

The Tweede Kamer is calling on the Dutch government to do something about unsafe internet of things devices. A vast majority of 148 out of 150 parliamentarians voted for a motion demanding an investigation into what security requirements can be set, NU.nl reports.

The motion demands that the government investigates what minimum security requirements can be imposed on the internet of things, how those requirements can be enforced and what other measures are necessary to protect consumers from poorly-protected devices.

Jun 15 '17 14:25

Amsterdam is planning two bridges to connect Amsterdam with Amsterdam Noord. The first will by a bicycle bridge from The second bridge will be built in West, near Stenen Hoofd. There are also tentative plans for a pedestrian tunnel at Central Station, the mayor and aldermen announced on Thursday, AT5 reports.

Microphone
Jun 15 '17 13:50

A group of four Amsterdam friends plan to open the Dutch capital's first Japanese style karaoke bar by the end of this year, with six private karaoke booths where you can sing your heart out without worrying about strangers' opinions. To help them reach their goal, the friends launched a

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Jun 15 '17 13:15

A 54-year-old pastor from the Rains of Blessing church on Curacao is standing trial for raping 10 girls. His youngest victim was 11 years old. On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 18 years in prison against him, and that he be banned from leading any church for 20 years, NOS reports.

 crime scene tape
Jun 15 '17 12:40

A body was found hidden under a tarp on Turfvaartsestraat in Nispen on Wednesday morning. The police believe the victim was murdered, a spokesperson for the police said to the Telegraaf on Thursday.

A passerby found the body on the bend of a dirt road. The police are still investigating at the site. Fifteen detectives are on the case, according to the spokesperson.

So far no information was released regarding the victim's identity. Even the gender of the victim is unclear.

Nispen falls under the municipality of Roosendaal.

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Jun 15 '17 12:05

The Amsterdam police had to close down the Van Hogendorpplein and a number of surrounding streets on Thursday morning because a seemingly disturbed man was throwing bricks from the roof of the Westerpark school. It took firefighters and a police negotiator over an hour to talk him down, Het Parool reports.

The man was taken to a hospital by ambulance. His condition is unknown.

Local residents told Het Parool that the man lives on nearby Van der Duinstraad and has mental health problems. His neighbors describe him as flirty and "eccentric". 

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Jun 15 '17 11:30

Today may well become the warmest June 15th in the Netherlands since temperature measurements started in 1901, weather service Weerplaza expects. Afternoon temperatures will range from 23 degrees on the Wadden islands to 30 degrees in the east. Though those hoping for a beautiful summer's day will be disappointed - storms are expected to hit the country this afternoon.

lightbulb
Jun 15 '17 10:52

Some 26 thousand homes in Zwolle has been without power since around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Grid manager Enexis is working to resolve to problem, ANP reports.

Power started returning to homes around 10:00 a.m. How long it will take before everyone has power, is not yet clear. 

The power outage was caused by a malfunction in a transformer in the Frankhuis neighborhood. Technicians are on site.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 15 '17 10:12

The lawyer of the 16-year-old boy suspected in the death of 14-year-old , is pressing slander charges. The charges involve a photo of the boy appearing on Facebook with the text: "This is Savannah's killer", AD reports.

The photo appeared on social media this weekend, and was removed soon after. According to the lawyer, the police know who posted it. 

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Jun 15 '17 09:41

The police officer from The Hague unit a, spent some time working in the security team responsible for protecting PVV leader Geert Wilders, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

The 31-year-old cop is suspected of violating professional secrecy and civil corruption. 

Ambulance
Jun 15 '17 09:07

A 16-year-old boy from Arkel was killed in the May vacation while doing the "choking game" - an online challenge in which you choke yourself. As far as is known, he is the first Dutch fatality in this challenge, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jun 15 '17 08:38

VVD leader and current Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not see a breakthrough happening in the talks any time soon. In fact, he worries that new elections may be necessary, he said in a live session the VVD hosted on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, NU.nl reports.

Firefighters' gear
Jun 15 '17 07:56

One person was killed when a fire broke out in a cell at the prison in Scheveningen during the early hours of Thursday morning. The other prisoners in the affected wing were evacuated and given shelter elsewhere in the complex. No one else was injured, the Telegraaf reports.

The Albert Canal between Luik and Antwerp in Belgium
Jun 15 '17 07:35

A Dutch car containing two bodies was pulled out of the Albert canal in Belgium on Wednesday afternoon. The canal is less than a kilometer away from the Netherlands' border, 1Limburg reports.

The bodies have not yet been identified. According to the Belgian judiciary, the car was in the water for at least six months. At this stage there are no indications of a crime. An autopsy will be done on the bodies on Friday to try and determine cause of death. At the time being, the Belgian authorities assume it was a double suicide, according to the news site. 

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