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Jul 12 '18 10:10

The police discovered a very professional, computer-run cannabis farm in a shed near a home on Dorpstraat in Sint Willebrord late on Wednesday afternoon. The cannabis farm had capacity for 1,400 plants, the police said in a statement.

The cannabis farm was discovered during searches the police and the municipality of Rucphen did in buildings in Sprundel, Rucphen and Sint Willebrord, following multiple MMA reports from citizens. In one room of the shed 850 mature, harvest-ready cannabis plants were found. A second room contained 580 bins ready for planting. 

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Jul 12 '18 09:27

A 47-year-old woman was assaulted in Westerpark, near Westergasterrein, at around 10:45 p.m. on July 4th. The police are looking for witnesses.

The woman was sitting on a park bench at around 10:30 p.m. when she noticed a man acting strangely. He walked close by her multiple times, apparently looking for something. He walked away and returned several times. The victim decided to go home, not trusting the situation.

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Jul 12 '18 08:59

A 24-year-old woman was found dead in a home on Bosboomstraat in Utrecht on Wednesday morning. She was killed in a crime, the police confirmed. A 31-year-old man from Nieuwegein was arrested on Wednesday afternoon. 

Omroep Brabant identifies the victim as Laura Korsman. She was found murdered in the student home where she lived. Sources from the neighborhood told the broadcaster that her ex-boyfriend, who was stalking her, is responsible for her death.

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Jul 12 '18 08:34

Femke Halsema will be sworn in as mayor of Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. Commissioner of the King Johan Remkes will swear her in during a special city council meeting, during which the council will also say goodbye to acting mayor Jozias van Aartsen. The ceremony can be watched live from 5:00 p.m. 

Six kids were hurt when a bouncy castle collapsed at the Emmerhout shopping center in Emmen, 11 July 2018
Jul 12 '18 08:14

Six children were injured when a bouncy castle fell over at the Emmerhout shopping center in Emmen on Wednesday afternoon. Five were taken to hospital, the sixth was treated at the scene. The age of the injured children and their current condition are unknown, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Fire at Stella Fietsen in Nunspeet, 11 July 2018
Jul 12 '18 07:41

A large fire broke out in a multi-company building in Nunspeet on Wednesday afternoon. Toxic substances were measured in the smoke and the surrounding area was evacuated. The around 300 residents of 120 homes had to spend the night elsewhere. There is no danger to public health, and residents who want to can return to their homes on Thursday, the municipality announced on Thursday morning, AD reports.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jul 11 '18 15:50

Dutch rail company NS is benefiting from the high property prices in the Netherlands. The company recently sold 16 hectares of land in Utrecht for an estimated amount between 90 million and 125 million euros, the Telegraaf reports.

The property, Cartesiusdriehoek, was sold to real estate developers MRP and Ballast Nedam. NS refused to comment on the amount involved. The rail company previously used the land to store and maintain train wagons.

MRP and Ballast Nedam plan to build 2,600 houses, a school and hospitality space on the property. 

Jul 11 '18 15:10

Around 130 driving exams are stopped prematurely every moth because the candidate caused dangerous situations on the road, the CBR, which is responsible for the exams in the Netherlands, confirmed to NOS. According to spokesperson Nathalie Dingeldein, examiners sometimes need to intervene multiple times to keep the candidate on the road, sometimes even before they left the CBR parking lot. 

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 11 '18 14:30

The three Dutch who were hurt in a plane crash in South Africa on Tuesday are still in hospital, but it is expected that they will be released soon, a spokesperson for their employer Aviodrome said to NU.nl on Wednesday. All three sustained relatively minor injuries.

One person was killed when the on Tuesday afternoon. Around 20 people were injured. 

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Jul 11 '18 13:50

The police raided an amphetamine lab on a plot on Elsendorpseweg in the Noord-Brabant town of Elsendorp on Tuesday evening. Five people were arrested by a SWAT team, Brabants Dagblad reports.

The suspects are four men and a woman, found at the lab. They were taken to a police station for questioning.

The raid happened around 9:00 p.m. The police are investigating. 

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Jul 11 '18 13:10

A second suspect was arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing magazine Panorama in Amsterdam, the police confirmed on Wednesday. The man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday.

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Jul 11 '18 12:30

The number of accidents on Dutch highways in the first half of this year increased by a quarter compared to the same period last year, the ANWB reports based on figures from public works department Rijkswaterstaat, ANP reports.

In the first six months of 2017 there were 10 thousand accidents on Dutch highways. This year there were 12,800. 

€220,000 found in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat in Rotterdam, 5 June 2018
Jul 11 '18 11:50

Talking trash were being installed in three locations in the Indische Buurt in Amsterdam. The bins give you a compliment when you throw trash into them, in a playful attempt to stimulate residents to use the bins instead of throwing their rubbish on the streets, Het Parool reports.

The three talking trash cans are located on Batjanstraat, on Makassarplein and on Sumatraplantsoen. They will be unveiled at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. If they prove to be effective, they will be installed in more places. 

High school classroom
Jul 11 '18 11:10

An administrative blunder at the Het Assink Lyceum in Haaksbergen and Eibergen resulted in the diplomas of 570 pupils being declared invalid. These diplomas all state that the pupils passed cum laude, while that is actually only the case for nine of them. The mistake was discovered by a parent, AD reports.

Ballot for the referendum on the Intelligence and Security Law, 21 March 2018
Jul 11 '18 10:24

A narrow majority in the Eerste Kamer, the Dutch Senate, voted in favor of abolishing the advisory referendum. Dutch , also with a narrow majority, and with that the referendum is officially scrapped.

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Jul 11 '18 09:42

Former Environment Minister Ed Nijpels presented the Netherlands' Climate Agreement to Minister Eric Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate on Tuesday. This concerns the agreement in broad terms, with some concrete goals set and agreements made. The rest will be worked out and finalized later this year. The aim is to implement the Climate Agreement in 2019, NOS and NU.nl report.

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