Limburg

Crane
Sep 20 '18 13:30

An increasing number of cranes are nesting and breeding in the Netherlands, according to bird protection organization Vogelbescherming. This year a record number of 32 breeding pairs were counted, 10 more than last year and four times as many as in 2014.

Most cranes were spotted in Drenthe and Friesland as in previous years. But this year cranes were also found breeding in Noord-Brabant and Limburg for the first time. Twelve of the 32 breeding pairs actually hatched chicks.

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Sep 20 '18 12:40

Activists for road safety placed empty chairs on squares in Zwolle, Nijverdal, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Ede on Wednesday. A total of 65 chairs were placed in Overijssel and 86 in Gelderland. They represented the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the two provinces last year, NOS reports.

Ambulance
Sep 14 '18 16:00

A woman fell through the sidewalk in the Limburg village of Merkelbeek, near Brunssum, on Friday morning. She was walking with her husband when the ground suddenly sank away beneath her. She was injured, NOS reports.

The sinkhole was caused by sand being washed away by a leak, the fire brigade and Water Maatschappij Limburg confirmed. "There was an underground leak" a spokesperson for WML said to the broadcaster. "As a result it was impossible to see that there was a hole. The woman indeed fell through it and was taken to hospital with unknown injuries."

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Aug 28 '18 12:20

The police arrested two men in Limburg for suspected involvement in the during the early hours of Sunday morning, the Public Prosecutor in Verviers said on Monday. Belgium will request their extradition, De Limburger reports.

That brings the total number of arrested suspects to three. 36-year-old Dutch man Ivo T. was arrested in Belgium on Sunday morning.

Aug 6 '18 09:33

The police in Limburg sent a letter of apology to a woman who was raped by a patient of a psychiatric prison who was on unaccompanied leave in December 2016. While being questioned after reporting the rape, the then 21-year-old woman was put under pressure by two sex crime detectives who did not believe her, The Volkskrant reports.

Summer at the beach
Aug 2 '18 13:40

Public health institute RIVM again implemented the National Heat Plan for Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Drenthe. Temperatures in these parts of the country will climb to between 30 and 35 degrees in the coming days, and minimums will not drop much below 20 degrees, according to meteorological institute KNMI.

The RIVM warns people in these provinces to stay hydrated, wear thin clothing that provide protection against the sun, stay in the shade, regularly apply sunscreen, and limit physical exertion during the hottest parts of the day.

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Jul 25 '18 10:30

Heerlen and Landgraaf in Limburg were hit by four light earthquakes on Monday morning. The first quake had a magnitude of 2.4 and happened at a depth of 5 kilometers at Heerlen.

The subsequent quakes happened deeper and had magnitudes of 1.5, 1.9 and 1.3 on the Richter scale, according to measurements by meteorological institute KNMI, NU.nl reports.

The earthquakes were hardly felt and such earthquakes rarely cause damage to buildings. 

Police officer and paramedic
Jul 25 '18 09:09

Two people were injured in a stabbing on Broekhuizenstraat in the Limburg town of Landgraaf on Tuesday evening. One victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A 65-year-old man was arrested as a suspect.

According to newspaper AD, the suspect threatened the residents of a home on Broekhuizenstraat before walking up the street and breaking the window of a car. A woman came out of an adjacent home and was stabbed by the suspect. A man came from the same house and was also attacked.

Cracked, dry ground
Jul 2 '18 12:50

On Sunday the Netherlands had an average precipitation shortage of 155 mm, placing 2018 officially in the 5 percent driest years since the beginning of rainfall measurements in 1906. That means that since 1906, only 5 percent of years were as dry in the Netherlands as it currently is, Weeronline reports.

The precipitation deficit is the difference between the amount of rainfall and evaporation. If more water evaporates than rain falls from the air, there is a precipitation deficit. If it is the other way around, there is a precipitation surplus. 

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Jul 2 '18 12:10

The fire brigades in Noord-Brabant and Limburg had their hands more than full with multiple wildfires on Sunday. The fires were caused by continuing drought in the two provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.

In Budel a large wildfire had fire departments from the entire region busy on Sunday. A drone team was deployed to get a complete picture of the burning area. About 10 hectares burnt down. 

The_sun1
Jun 25 '18 13:50

There is a very good chance that this June may be the driest one for the Netherlands in a long time, possibly even since weather measurements started in 1901, according to weather services Weeronline and Weerplaza.

Especially the middle, west and southwest parts of the country are experiencing record drought, despite some rainfall over the past days. The biggest rain shortages are in Twente, the Achterhoek, the northern parts of the Veluwe and parts of Noord-Limburg. 

Industrial area Chemelot in Geleen
Jun 21 '18 14:40

The Chemelot industrial estate in Geleen, Limburg is not safe enough, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday. The safety level at the chemical estate must be raised, especially if the complex wants to grow, NU.nl reports.

Police
Jun 18 '18 09:34

One person was killed and at least three others were hurt after a multi-person vehicle crashed into several pedestrians near the Pinkpop music festival site early Monday morning. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. on the Mensheggerweg in Landgraaf, Limburg, police said in a statement. The crash site is near Pinkpop's "B" camping location.

Arrest
Jun 14 '18 13:50

The police arrested a 24-year-old man from Weert forin the Limburg city last week. The girl was playing in a playground when the man spoke to her, grabbed her and bundled into the boot of his car. The girl was released a short time later.

Irrigation
Jun 14 '18 12:30

From Monday it is forbidden to extract water from streams and rivers in Noord- and Midden-Limburg to irrigate fields and pastures. The Limburg water board made this decision because of drought in the area, NOS reports.

Zuid-Limburg got a lot of rain and flooding over the past weeks, and the ban does not apply there. But in the north and middle of the province the water level dropped considerably due to a period of heat and drought, according to the water board.

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Jun 7 '18 07:31

A 6-year-old girl was abducted for a short time in Weert, Limburg on Wednesday evening. She was playing in a playground on Maastrichtstraat when an unknown man bundled her into the trunk of his car. She was found unharmed, but terribly shaken, a short time later, the police said in a statement.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
May 28 '18 14:30

A Roermond resident who doesn't identify as either male or female should get an improved birth certificate and passport, the court in Limburg ruled on Monday. The Roermond resident's gender on these documents should be adjusted to "gender can not be determined", according to the court, RTL Nieuws reports.

gele-politiejas
May 23 '18 12:40

Hikers caught a 61-year-old handball coach from Baarlo, Limburg sexually assaulting a mentally-impaired 16-year-old girl in a forest. The man has been arrested, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

The man in question is municipal official Sjaak S., who also teaches handball and judo to children with mental disabilities, according to the Telegraaf. The girl with whom he was caught in the forest is a member of the handball club where S. coaches.

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May 11 '18 07:57

Shipping and flight traffic is halted in the south of Limburg on Friday, because Defense's explosives ordnance disposal service will be detonating an aircraft bomb dating from World War II in Meerssen, ANP reports.

The bomb weighs 500 pounds and was found during excavation work along the Juliana Canal in mid-May. The shipping traffic in the Juliana Canal between Maastricht and Born will be halted on Friday. No planes may fly across this part of south Limburg on Friday. 

High school classroom
May 10 '18 08:13

An 18-year-old autistic girl is no longer allowed to enter the school grounds or -building of Rombouts College in Brunssum, Limburg. If she does show up at the school, she will be fined 100 euros each time, to a maximum of 10 thousand euros, the court in Maastricht ruled on Wednesday, De Limburger reports.

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May 10 '18 07:18

Around 23 thousand chickens were killed in a barn fire in Ospel, Limburg during the early hours of Thursday morning. The chickens could not be saved, the Limburg fire department said, ANP reports.

The fire started shortly after midnight in the barn of a company on Ommelpad. Firefighters managed to stop it spreading to two adjacent barns. No person was hurt. 

The cause of the fire is not yet clear. 

Apr 30 '18 07:48

Storms caused flooding in large parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night and during the early hours of Monday morning. The worst of the storms are currently leaving the Netherlands through the north, according to RTL Nieuws.

Crime scene tape
Apr 23 '18 07:50

A 34-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting on Rijksweg Zuid in Geleen on Sunday morning. He died of his injuries in hospital later that day. A woman was also injured. She was allowed to leave the hospital on Sunday afternoon, NU.nl reports.

The incident happened around 7:00 a.m. on the street of the Limburg city. Multiple shots were fired in front of a house on Rijksweg Zuid, after which the suspects fled in the car. The getaway car was found in nearby Brunssum. Two suspects were arrested, and more arrests may follow, the police said according to the newspaper. 

detail-afzetlint
Apr 20 '18 08:27

A man was found dead on Uliker in Opsel, Limburg on Friday morning. The police are looking for a person wearing one shoe, according to a description spread on Burgernet.

The man has not yet been identified, according to De Limburger. The cause of his death is also unclear.

A car was found further up the road. It had slipped into a ditch, the newspaper writes. The police closed the road and started an investigation.

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