NS employees are striking in Arnhem between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. today. Train traffic may be hindered, not only in Arnhem, but also in the rest of the country. NS advises travelers to keep an eye on their site for delays before leaving for the station. So far all early morning trains left on time, AD reports.
The sperm bank in the Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem was caught breaking Dutch rules by using the sperm of 15 donors too often. These 15 donors fathered a total of 548 children with 369 women, meaning that each man fathered an average of 36 children. That's way above the Dutch limit of 25 children per donor. One man even fathered 50 children, the Volkskrant reports based on a report from the Healthcare Inspectorate.
A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Arnhem on Thursday night. The driver fled the scene and is still at large, the Gelderlander reports.
The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. on the corner of Velperweg and Arbeidstraat. Witnesses told the police that the man was hit by a white Mercedes. The police call on local residents to keep an eye out for the car and to contact them with any information that could help track the driver down.
The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital. His condition is unknown.
Last year the number of reported crimes in the Netherlands dropped by 8 percent, continuing its declining trend over the past years, according to newspaper AD's annual Crime Meter. Amsterdam also saw a decrease in crime, but the Dutch capital is still the most dangerous city to live in crime-wise.
Wail el A., the convicted jihadist from Arnhem arrested for taking pictures at the Volkel military air base last week, was only taking selfies with the fighter jets, his lawyer Francoise Landerloo said to AD. He had no idea that he was doing anything wrong. Others from his work team also took pictures, the lawyer said.
Residents of the medium-sized Gelderland city of Ede are the happiest in the Netherlands, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Alphen aan den Rijn and Amstelveen follow in second and third place. People in Rotterdam are the most unhappy in the country, closely followed by Amsterdam, the Volkskrant reports.
Ticket sales for two international acts in the Netherlands start today. From 10:00 a.m. tickets are available for the The Rolling Stones performance in the Johan Cruyff Arena, formerly the Amsterdam ArenA, on September 30th. And from 1:00 p.m.
The 57-year-old man who held two people hostage for several hours in Arnhem last week, has a deep resentment towards the government, the Public Prosecutor announced based on the initial results of the investigation against him. Why he is angry at the government was not revealed, ANP reports.
At least eight people were injured in a serious accident involving three trucks and one car on the A12 highway at the Oud-Dijk junction in Zevenaar on Tuesday morning. The A12 highway from the German border in the direction of Arnhem is closed while the scene is being cleaned up. Cleanup is expected to take until 1:00 p.m., the police said on Twitter.
Two people were held hostage in a standoff that ended in a man dressed only in his underpants being arrested in Arnhem on Wednesday afternoon, the Arnhem mayor, police and Public Prosecutor said in a press conference. The man was in possession of a fake firearm, a fake bomb vest and several knives, NOS reports.
A SWAT team arrested a man clad only in his underwear in Arnhem after an armed standoff on Wednesday. The armed man barricaded himself in the district center on Rappardstraat and the police worked under the assumption that there were hostages in the building. According to the police, the situation is under control, ANP reports.
The COOP supermarket on Hommelseweg in Arnhem and various homes in the Klarendal neighborhood were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to reports about an armed man in the district center on Rappardstraat. Hommelseweg and a number of side streets are closed to everyone except the emergency services, AD and the Gelderlander report.
Arnhem professional football club Vitesse won 2-0 against Alkmaar’s AZ in the KNVB Cup final at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam Sunday night, a historical win for the team which had not won a major tournament or league in its club history. The team from will celebrate its 125th anniversary on May 14. No professional football club has suffered a drought as long as Vitesse.
As Cup winner, Vitesse gets to face off against the upcoming national champion, which is likely to be Feyenoord, for the Johan Cruijff Shield on August 5th. Vitesse is currently ranked sixth in the Eredivisie.
Arnhem residents will have the opportunity to test their ecstasy pills for free on King's Night, Wednesday April 26th. IrisZorg is setting up an ecstasy testing station on Ir. JP van Muijlwijkstraat 195 where drug users can make sure that their ecstasy is safe, the Gelderlander reports.
The drug testers will use the outer features of a pill - diameter, thickness, color, logo - and an acid test to check whether the pill is on the recognized list. The list contains pills that have been analyzed by a lab several times over the past period. It updates weekly.
Arnhem man Albert K. was released from custody on Friday afternoon, his lawyer said to the Gelderlander. K. is suspected of hitting an armed robber with a delivery van, killing him, after he tried to rob K.'s home last week. '
K. is still a suspect, but does not have to await his trial in custody. "Albert was thrilled when I told him this news", the lawyer said to the Gelderlander. "This afternoon he can be with his family."
About 2 thousand people participated in a march against anti-LGBT violence through Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. The participants marched hand-in-hand from Dam Square to the Gay Monument at Westermarkt, ANP reports.
Gay couple Jasper and Ronnie who were attacked by a group of young people in Arnhem on Sunday morning are shocked that one of the suspects now claim that they started the fight, the couple said to Omroep Gelderland.
Gay couples in Amsterdam and Eindhoven also reported being assaulted because of their sexuality over the weekend. An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Eindhoven incident. The Amsterdam police are still looking for the perpetrator.
The couple in Amsterdam were attacked on Kerkstraat late Saturday night. They spread pamphlets in the area calling for witnesses to come forward, AD reports. The police confirmed to the newspaper that the couple reported the assault and that it may have been a hate crime.
One of the boys suspected of assaulting a gay couple in Arnhem on Sunday morning denies throwing the first punch, the 16-year-old's lawyer said on Pauw on Monday. According to the teen, the two gay men shouted aggressive words to the group of young people and one of the men started the fight, ANP reports.
Gay couple Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes were attacked by a group of men while walking home hand in hand from a party in Arnhem during the early hours of Sunday morning. Ronnie lost four teeth and part of a fifth in the attack. Jasper got away with bruised ribs and bruises on his back and knee, RTL Nieuws reports.
The two people arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Limburgsingel in Arnhem on Thursday night, are the two residents of the home that was robbed, the Gelderlander reports. 34-year-old Albert K. and a 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of involvement in a fatal accident immediately after the robbery and some 70 meters from their home, according to the newspaper.
A Marktplaats ad for a Rolex worth 30 thousand euros may be the reason behind an armed robbery that turned fatal on Limburgsingel in Arnhem on Thursday night, local residents said to Gelderlander. One person was killed in the robbery.