Arnhem

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Mar 24 '17 14:50

The in Arnhem on Thursday night were killed in a crime, the police confirmed in a statement on Friday. Their identities have not yet been confirmed. But the Gelderlander believes the victims are hotel owner Bennie Peters and a homeless woman he gave shelter in the hotel.

Two bodies found at old Hotel Rembrant in Arnhem, 23 March 2017
Mar 24 '17 07:34

Two bodies were found in the old Hotel Rembrandt on Patersstraat in Arnhem on Thursday night, the police said in a statement. The victims are a man and a woman.

The police responded to the building around 7:30 p.m. after an alarm went off. No further details were given, other than that the police are investigating the circumstances of the victims' deaths.

Lady Justice
Mar 8 '17 17:00

A 45-year-old mother and 36-year-old stepfather are accused of horribly abusing a then 3-year-old girl, Lisa. They left the girl outside, naked in the could, rubbed pepper in her eyes and gagged her if she screamed too much. The mother confessed to the abuse in the court of Arnhem on Wednesday, though maintains that it was the stepfather who tortured the now 5-year-old girl, not her, AD reports. 

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Mar 8 '17 14:05

A rhino that was killed in a zoo some 50 kilometers outside Paris for its horn on Monday night, was born at the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the zoo confirmed on Twitter.

Rhino Vince was born in Arnhem in 2012 and was moved to France in 2015 as part of a breeding program. 

Somewhere during Monday night and Tuesday morning, poachers broke into the French zoo, shot the rhino and sawed off his horn. Rhino horn is worth a lot of money and for that reason rhinos across the world are in danger of poaching.

Mar 7 '17 16:10

Emissions from scooters and mopeds are so high that they are harmful to cyclists' health, according to a study done by municipal health institute GGD Gelderland-Midden. The health institute calls for scooters and mopeds to be removed from the bike path and onto the road in order to immediatley improve the air quality for cyclists, RTL Nieuws reports.

Lady Justice
Mar 1 '17 16:35

Polly W., one of three suspects in the so-called Facebook Murder that happened in Arnhem in 2012, was released from juvenile detention by the court in Arnhem on Tuesday. The court ruled that further treatment in the juvenile facility is no longer necessary and that the now 21-year-old woman can go free, but under strict conditions, AD reports.

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Feb 21 '17 10:15

Christian parties SGP and ChristenUnie are unimpressed by a comment posted on Twitter by SP alderman in Arnhem Gerrie Elfrink. The tweet was directed at the Kees van der Staaij avatar Elfrink is caring for on the  app. "Keesie I am God! If I forget to feed you, that's my wish! First be vaccinated, pervert", Elfrink tweeted.

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Feb 21 '17 08:41

Possible forgery by a clerk at the court in Arnhem could result in a 26-year-old man from Arnhem, convicted of killing his infant son, going free, according to the lawyers representing him, AD reports.

The 26-year-old man was sentenced to 46 months in prison in October last year for the severe abuse and neglect of his son, resulting in the baby's death in 2010. The baby had several broken bones and eventually died from the effects of an intestinal perforation. According to the doctors who examined the baby's body, that was caused by a hard punch in the stomach. 

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Jan 30 '17 14:30

Former soldier Robert B. was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing his wife in Kaatsheuvel last year, the military court in Arnhem ruled on Monday. The Public Prosecutor had demanded 15 years in prison, AD reports.

Lady Justice
Jan 20 '17 15:05

A couple from Arnhem is accused of seriously abusing a 3-year-old girl in 2015. According to the Prosecutor in court on Thursday, the couple beat and pinched the girl, put a diaper in her mouth more than once, bound her with duct tape, put pepper in her eyes and repeatedly  left her outside in the cold with no or little clothes, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Jan 12 '17 15:40

A group of children found the body of a woman in a grove on Engelenburgstraat in Arnhem on Wednesday. The body was reportedly that of a 68-year-old who went missing the day after Christmas.

A local resident told the Gelderlander that the victim was almost completely naked, only wearing underpants. There were plastic bags and other pieces of rubbish around her. 

The kids found the body in a grove about 15 meters away from a playground. It was lying behind some trees, not easily visible. One of the ids' fathers went to see what was going on and called the police.

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Jan 4 '17 12:35

A car parked at the Kronenburg shopping center in Arnhem went up in flames during the early hours of Friday morning. The police believe arson was involved and launched an investigation. This is the sixth car fire in Arnhem this week, the Gelderlander reports.

The fire was discovered around 3:00 a.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but not much is left of the car.

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Dec 29 '16 10:27

A at UMC Utrecht extends beyond 26 couples who are now uncertain about the father of their child. According to research by newspaper AD, the mix up also disrupted the family plans of at least 84 couples from Utrecht to Arnhem.

Landscape near Arnhem by Piet Mondriaan
Dec 8 '16 12:55

A previously unknown painting by Piet Mondriaan turned up at the Amsterdam branch of Christie’s auction house, the firm revealed this week. The watercolor landscape of fields and hills near Arnhem was painted in either 1902 or 1903, the auction house told the Parool.

It is expected to sell for between 120,000 and 180,000 euro when it goes up for auction on Dec. 13. The piece never appeared in a museum gallery, and has never been sold in a publicly-known event.

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Dec 2 '16 16:10

The police are still looking for a man who tried to kidnap a baby in Arnhem on Wednesday. According to the police, the man assaulted the baby's mother in her home on Johan de Wittlaan and then took off with the child.

When the police arrived at the scene, the baby was back at the home and the attempted kidnapper had run off. 

According to the mother, the kidnapper is the baby's father. Newspaper AD managed to talk to her from a safe house. She says that the man had the 3 month old boy with him for about an hour and a half before returning him. 

Lady Justice
Nov 24 '16 07:36

A repeat sex offender managed to open up a home for foster children five years ago, without anyone realizing that the children were not safe in his custody, Dutch newspapers AD and Gelderlander report based on their own research.

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Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

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Nov 8 '16 10:15

Amsterdam has the slowest bike paths in the Netherlands - cyclists travel at an average speed of 14.4 kilometers per hour in the Dutch captial. The three busiest bike paths in the Netheralnds are all in Utrecht, according to the results of annual cycling study Nationale Fietselweek, Het Parool reports.

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Oct 28 '16 12:20

Rob Bleumink, school director of primary school De Boomhut in Arnhem, received several threats after he announced his intention to no longer allow blackface Zwarte Piet at his school. Hundreds of people verbally attacked and threatened him online, AD reports.

Oct 5 '16 16:00

Justin Bieber caused a bit of a commotion when he and friend Martin Garrix went shopping at an Albert Heijn store in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.

Oct 4 '16 17:00

The police arrested seven men and one woman during raids across the country early on Tuesday morning. The raids form part of a large scale investigation into cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.

Sep 30 '16 12:45

A "cowardly act" is what caused the death of 26-year-old kickboxer Tyson Haynes in Arnhem during the early hours of Tuesday morning, his brother Patrick said in an interview with the Gelderlander.

Sep 27 '16 08:10

One man was killed in a shooting in Arnhem early during the early hours of Tuesday morning Two men were arrested, the police said in a statement

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Sep 2 '16 16:30

The State Service for Cultural Heritage granted a total of 54.5 million euros in subsidies to the owners of national monuments for their maintenance and conservation. The largest subsidies went to two important and historical churches

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