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Apr 1 '15 16:40

Police in Utrecht arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of swindling residents in a solar panel scam. The suspect visited several homes promising to install solar panels, and collecting a deposit in advance for the work.

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Apr 1 '15 16:20

Frontex, the agency that oversees the European Union's border control, asked the Netherlands to deploy a coast guard plane to Italy for surveillance over the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Military Police stated on their Facebook page on Wednesday. Throughout April, the aircraft will be tasked with mapping and reporting on illegal migration flows from North Africa to Europe.

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Apr 1 '15 16:19

Two men convicted of attacking two NS employees in Almelo in December will each serve several months in prison for the assault. A court in Overijssel entered sentences of 12 months in prison, with three months suspended, for a 30-year-old man from Rijssen, and four months in prison for the 20 year old and from Schiedam.

Apr 1 '15 14:34

A motorcycle police officer fired his gun at a dark-colored Audi in Amsterdam's Geuzenveld neighborhood early Wednesday morning, reports Het Parool.

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Apr 1 '15 14:14

Specialist police officers and forensic investigators who refuse to give a sample of their DNA for an internal database could be excluded from criminal investigations in the future, Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Wednesday in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament.

Apr 1 '15 13:56

Yasmina Haifi has been conditionally discharged after her tweet that stated that ISIS is a Zionist plot to give Islam a bad name. The conditional discharge means that Haifi may continue to work for the Ministry of Security and Justice, but will be immediately dismissed if she puts another foot wrong.

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Apr 1 '15 13:55

KLM wants to use three pilots on long flights instead of four. This will include flights to Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town and Seoul, among others, the Volkskrant reports. KLM spokesperson Klaas-Jeroen Terwal informed pilots' union VNV of this plan.

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Apr 1 '15 12:55

About 800 people participated in the silent march for Iris Claassen in Deurne last night, ED reports. Claassen was the only Dutch victim of the Germanwings plane crash in France.

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Apr 1 '15 12:17

The March storm that hit the Netherlands yesterday caused an estimated 10 million euros worth of damage. This is according to the initial estimation of the Alliance of Insurers, Blik op nieuws reports. By 11:00 p.m. last night, the emergency services network P2000 had received more than 1,300 reports of storm damage.

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Apr 1 '15 11:48

The court of appeal in Amsterdam ruled that the failed asylum seekers currently staying in the Vluchtgarage in Amsterdam, may be evicted at any time, Het Parool reports. The rejected refugees occupied the building in December 2013 because they feel that the shelter offered by the city was not enough.

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Apr 1 '15 11:21

More than half of the 25 thousand refugees living in asylum centers across the Netherlands are waiting for the municipality to find them a home, Volkskrant reports. Municipalities claim that they do not have enough vacant rental housing to meet the demand.

No Surrender
Apr 1 '15 10:48

Klaas Otto has resigned as the president of the motorcycle club No Surrender and now wants to make a statement to the police about what he calls an assassination attempt, NOS reports.

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