Crime scene tape
Oct 5 '17 12:10

A man was shot several times in front of a home on Jan David Zocherstraat in Breda early on Thursday morning. He was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. The gunman is still at large, Omroep Brabant reports.

A neighbor told the broadcaster that she heard "three clear shots" around 00:45 a.m. and then a car speeding away.

Police
Oct 5 '17 11:30

A 101-year-old woman was robbed in her Utrecht home by a beggar who followed her home from the store on Wednesday morning. And in Best a 91-year-old woman was injured by a burglar who came into her home while she was sleeping early that same morning.

The Pirate Bay
Oct 5 '17 10:50

Dutch telecom providers Ziggo and XS4ALL are blocking access to torrent site The Pirate Bay after the court in The Hague ordered them to do so. Ziggo blocked the site on Wednesday, and XS4ALL plan to do so on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Oct 5 '17 10:10

NTR's Sinterklaasjournaal wil not feature any multicolored Piet characters this year, media director Willemijn Francissen said to the Telegraaf. Exactly what Sinterklaas' controversial helpers will look like is unclear. All she would say about that is "a kind of fifty shades of gray". So it seems that traditional blackface Zwarte Piet may also not make an appearance.

Parents and kids line up outside a screening of The Little Vampire 3D during a primary school teacher strike, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 09:35

With 90 percent on today, many parents are left wondering what to do with their kids. Thanks to activities arranged by museums, theaters, sport schools and organizations across the country, there is a multitude of options.

A windy morning in Amsterdam Centrum, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 08:29

Windy autumn weather is expected to cause extra traffic jams on Dutch roads on Thursday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for the Wadden area, and a code yellow for the rest of the country, warning of strong gusts reaching speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. Only Noord-Brabant doesn't have to worry about strong winds today.

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Oct 5 '17 08:10

After over 200 days of government formation talks, the Rutte III cabinet's government agreement is as good as done. The VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie reached agreements on the last major issues and the agreement is expected to be presented next week. The new government plans to invest more in education, defense, police and sustainability, the Volkskrant reported on Wednesday night.

Door at Basisschool Oostelijke Eilanden locked due to teacher strike, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 07:35

Teacher union AOb thinks that all 6,500 primary schools across the Netherlands will not open today as primary school teachers strike for a higher salary and lower workload. The strike continues, despite reports published on Wednesday night that the new government set an extra 500 million euros aside for primary education. Around 90 percent of primary school teachers are participating in the strike, NOS reports.

"We hardly hear of any schools that will not close. And if we don't get enough money soon, we may close for two days", an AOb spokesperson said to news wire ANP. 

Dutch police sign
Oct 4 '17 17:30

A woman f was identified as 50-year-old Wioletta Rogozinska. The police believe she was murdered, was revealed in Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. 

Rogozinska worked from Amstelveen as an independent cleaner with different customers. She was last seen on Monday, September 18th, around noon. 

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Oct 4 '17 16:50

A 28-year-old man from Ede was arrested on Wednesday morning on suspicion of involvement in the , the police announced. Exactly what role the police believe he played in Bianca from Venezuela's death, is not clear. He was arrested in Veenendaal, AD reports. 

After the arrest, the police searched three homes in Ede, Veenendaal and Arnhem. 

Scary clown
Oct 4 '17 16:10

During the opening night of the Halloween Nightmares haunted house in The Wall shopping center in Utrecht this weekend, five hyperventilating people needed help to get out. One woman was transported to hospital in an ambulance, NU.nl reports. 

Wild mushrooms
Oct 4 '17 15:30

The number of people falling ill in the Netherlands after eating wild mushrooms, increased sharply in 2017. So far this year, the National Poisoning Information Center received 182 questions from medical care providers about mushroom poisoning, compared to 137 in all of last year, NU.nl reports.

King Willem-Alexander
Oct 4 '17 14:50

Terminally ill former Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan had visits from King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher last week, Het Parool reports. No details were revealed about these visits, because they were private visits, according to the newspaper.

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Oct 4 '17 14:10

Klaas Dijkhoff (VVD) will be the Minister of Defense for the final weeks of the departing government's reign. He is taking over from Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who due to a mortar grenade accident in Mali that killed two Dutch soldiers last year. King Willem-Alexander swore Dijkhoff in on Wednesday morning, AD reports.

Police officer and paramedic
Oct 4 '17 13:30

The police finished their investigation into an incident in which a s on Stationplein at Amsterdam Central Station in June and concluded that it was an accident. There is no evidence that suggests the man deliberately crashed his car into the pedestrians.

Crime scene
Oct 4 '17 12:50

The body of an 83-year-old man was found in a pond near Westwal in Goes on Wednesday morning. The police believe the man, a resident of Goes, became unwell and fell into the water, BN De Stem reports.

A passerby spotted the body around 6:30 a.m. and called the police. Several police officers and forensic investigators responded to the scene.

"He died a natural death", the police said, according to the newspaper. "A bicycle was found, but it is not known if it belonged to the man."

The man's family was notified. 

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