Almere

Jul 14 '15 15:39

The police officer involved in dragging a handcuffed boy to run along with his motorcycle in Almere on Monday, has been taken off the street while the internal investigation is ongoing, the police announced on Tuesday.

Jul 14 '15 08:19

A police officer made a cuffed young man run along side the police motorcycle by dragging him by his handcuffs. The incident, which happened in Almere on Monday, was filmed and a video postedd on Facebook. The video has been viewed 186,017 times, 12 hours after it was posted.

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Jul 10 '15 09:28

People going out for a round of drinks on a terrace will pay the most in Amsterdam and the least in Almere. The capital moved up from 4th place last year and after two years is now once again the most expensive city in which to have a drink on a terrace, taking the first place from Haarlem.

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Jun 1 '15 11:10

A 29 year old man from Almere was gunned down when leaving a party in Antwerp, Belgium around 6:45 a.m. on Sunday.

May 29 '15 10:06

The majority of the Almere city council wants Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma to make every effort to prevent "the arrival of bigoted, Salafist preachers", ANP reports.

Apr 27 '15 10:17

Two NS employees had to be treated in hospital after being assaulted on the station in Almere on Sunday morning. The perpetrator has been arrested.

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Apr 14 '15 18:14

The prison sentences for six young Nieuw Sloten football players and one player's father, convicted in the manslaughter death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen, were upheld today by the highest court in the Netherlands. The seven people were convicted of kicking and beating the football linesman on December 2, 2012 when they were dissatisfied with the outcome of a match.

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Mar 27 '15 14:29

NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.

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Mar 27 '15 10:15

Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.

Mar 6 '15 14:20

Two suspects were injured in a car accident after blowing up an ATM in Nijkerk early this morning. The two suspects were taken to the hospital. A third suspect is still at large.

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Feb 26 '15 10:26

Yesterday the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) discussed the cause of radicalization and how it can be addressed with, among others, representatives from the Muslim community and scholars, De Telegraaf reports.

Feb 2 '15 12:10

A man alleged to be one of two violent intruders of a houseboat in Amsterdam's Zeeburg neighborhood Thursday night is under police custody. As of Monday afternoon, the suspect, identified as a 21 year old from Almere, remains in the hospital recovering from a stab wound.

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Jan 22 '15 16:38

More than a quarter of Dutch municipalities are facing problems in providing housing for the people who want to live there. There will be more refugees to the Netherlands and the result is that waiting time for anyone on a waiting list will increase, according to a survey of 326 municipalities. The questionnaire, created by regional broadcasters and NOS, could not get 67 additional municipalities to take part

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Nov 28 '14 13:58

Annemarie Jorristma is stepping own as mayor of Almere next summer. At that time she will have served two terms as mayor.

Nov 5 '14 11:06

The car of the two men who were involved in a shootout in Almere on Saturday, was forced to stop by car bomb.

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Nov 4 '14 10:28

On Saturday in Almere, there was an assassination attempt on the man who walked out of a kebab shop in Amstelveen with career criminal Gwenette Martha on May 22nd, after which Martha was executed. 

In the early morning Chadid Y. (26) and a passenger were driving over the Poortdreef when their Volkswagen Golf was hit by another car containing three men, according to witnesses. They shot at Y. Y. was injured and taken to the hospital. The passenger was taken to the police station.

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Oct 30 '14 11:26

The court will rule on November 12th in the case against the man who caused so much havoc on a plane at the end of 2012 that the captain had to make an unplanned landing.

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Oct 24 '14 11:33

The Public Prosecutor has asked for a nine year prison sentence for the 30 year old man who strangled his partner and then drank chlorine to commit suicide.

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Oct 14 '14 11:34

Due to anticipated work on the railway there will be no trains running between Almere and Weesp all day.

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Sep 11 '14 13:05

Publication of doctoral research into the effects of so-called "lust pills" on women has been delayed by the Utrecht University after television documentary program ZEMBLA raised concerns about the independence of the committee reviewing the research. Five members of the eight-member team of researchers and evaluators have direct connections to Almere drug company Emotional Brain, the creators of two drugs meant to treat women diagnosed with sexual dysfunctions like lack of arousal. Both drugs were reviewed in the study.

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Sep 5 '14 11:08

According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.

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Aug 18 '14 09:12

The ISIS jihadist Khalid K. from Almere was killed in fighting in North-Iraq. Various Kurdish fighters from the Peshmerga army confirm the death of the feared jihad fighter, De Telegraaf reports.

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Jul 28 '14 15:52

The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a code orange for extreme weather in North and South Holland as well as North Brabant and Utrecht. The rain and thunderstorms in these areas can be very disruptive and even dangerous. Overnight, a lot of rain fell across the country, and more bad weather is expected for the rest of the day.

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Jul 7 '14 13:10

Train stations in The Netherlands will start keeping entry gates closed at busy stations in phases. The first phase will begin in August for Woerden, Rotterdam Alexander, Almere center and Enschede, which are the cities in which the testing for ov-chip cards to replace train tickets has been successful.

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