Gavel
Jan 5 '18 16:55

A 21-year-old man from Wijchen was sentenced to six years of imprisonment at a bar in Nijmegen. He will also have to pay financial compensation to the victims of 20,000 euros each.

Demo_arrest,_handcuffed
Jan 5 '18 14:18

A man from Venezuela was arrested in the Dominican Republic under suspicion of involvement in the murder of two Dutch citizens from Amsterdam last year.

According to the Dominican Republic's police the arrested man's name is Carlos José Gascon González alias El Gocho (the pig). He is supposedly the leader of a criminal group active in the Caribbean, South America, the USA and Europe. According to newspaper AD he was captured on Dec. 29 in the neighborhood of Piantini in Santo Doming, the capital city.

new police uniform 1
Jan 5 '18 14:00

Sharleyne (8), a little girl that three years ago died falling from the 10th floor of a building in Hoogeveen, could have been strangled and then pushed down by her mother, the lawyer for the girl's father said to AD. This happened sometime overnight between night June 7 and 8 in 2015 in the flat where the girl lived with her mother in Hoogeveen.

In previous trials it had not been possible to clarify whether the blonde girl's tragic fall had been an accident or a crime.

Chm_KHPWwAAE3v1
Jan 5 '18 13:21

​Camile Eurlings is stepping down as Dutch Member of the International Olympics Committee. The former cabinet minister and ex-CEO of KLM is leaving the IOC because of allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend in 2015.

He made his decision public with an announcement on Friday afternoon, according multiple publications.

Rapper Boef
Jan 5 '18 13:20

Dutch rapper Boef's performances at several festivals, and his cooperation with Coorendon, were canceled following a commotion surrounding vlogs he posted early this week. The 24-year-old rapper

CblmqVcUYAAJHhj
Jan 5 '18 12:40

The aldermen form the Randstad want more money to be invested for the light rail, the rapid transit railway in the Randstad. If that doesn't happen, they fear that the public transport will be paralyzed within 10 years. 

NOS conducted a study asking the councilors form municipalities in the Randstad how they pictured the development of the light rail. The questions concerned the actual plans and whether the investments by the Rijksoverheid (the central government) behind it were sufficient.

Kolencentrale Eemshaven
Jan 5 '18 12:00

Energy giant RWE is calling on the Dutch government to reconstruct the last five coal plants in the Netherlands to run on biomass, instead of closing them completely. According to the company, this will reduce CO2 emissions even more and make best use of existing infrastructure, NU.nl reports. 

Mitch Henriquez
Jan 5 '18 11:20

Two police officers convicted for the fatal arrest of in June 2015 will appeal against the sentence of their trial, AD reports.

Second Chamber
Jan 5 '18 10:40

D66 parliamentarian Sjoerd Sjoerdsma is calling for an internal investigation into sexual harassment in Dutch politics. According to him, the trend drew a lot of much needed attention to this issue, but it should not be left with only media attention, NOS reports.

UvA seeding unit with coral growing on it
Jan 5 '18 10:00

The University of Amsterdam achieved a great breakthrough in the preservation of coral reefs. Research by the university's Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamic found a successful method of breeding coral species, the university announced. 

The results were recently published on the scientific magazine Scientific Reports.   

gas pipeline
Jan 5 '18 09:30

Dutch oil and gas giant NAM warns that gas extraction in Hardenberg and its surrounds can cause subsidence, earthquakes and damages to buildings, De Stentor reports.

The NAM wants to keep extracting gas in the Hardenberg area for thirteen years longer than planned. The chances that these practices will cause ground vibrations are real, according to the company. In worst cases it could cause cracks in the nearby buildings.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jan 5 '18 09:00

15-year-old Brian N., the boy convicted of 14-year-old from Hoevelaken in June, was under treatment by mental health care institution De Waag because of a previous sexual offense at the time.

Rainbow flag
Jan 5 '18 08:30

A 22-year-old man was attacked in Amsterdam West on New Year's Day by a group of men. They called him a "cancer faggot" and left him injured and with two broken teeth.

The victim was on his way to his bike after celebrating New Year's Eve at a friend's house in West. It was around 6 a.m. and the bike was parked near to the club De School. "While I was busy with my bike's chain, I heard a group of people behind shouting at me," the victim told Het Parool through his uncle, "They insulted me for being a faggot and then beat me up."

Fireworks debris
Jan 5 '18 07:59

A total of 434 people were treated for fireworks related injuries at the emergency rooms of Dutch hospitals over New Year's, a decrease of 8 percent compared to the year before. The number of victims under te age of 15 increased from 99 last year to 119 this year, according to a joint study by VeiligheidNL and broadcaster NOS.

Police guard in a detention center
Jan 5 '18 07:31

Khalid T., a former PvdA city councilor in Gouda, is suspected of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a hotel room. The Public Prosecutor is charging him with child sex abuse and removing a child from her parental authority, Omroep West reports.

According to the Public Prosecutor, 32-year-old man had oral sex with the girl and penetrated her.

Khalid T. was also the director of primary school An Noer in Alphen aan den Rijn. The girl was not a student at the school, according to the broadcaster.

Truck carrying frying fat caught fire on the A4 highway near Bergen op Zoom, 5 Jan 2017
Jan 5 '18 07:21

The A4 highway is closed in both directions near Bergen op Zoom due to a burning truck. The truck was transporting frying fat when it caught fire. 

The road at the Zoomland junction is covered in grease and extinguishing water. The road will be closed in both directions until the fire is extinguished and the road surface has been cleaned. This is expected to take until 1:00 p.m., according to broadcaster NOS.

People traveling to Rotterdam and Antwerp can detour through Breda. 

Pages

Subscribe to