Assen

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Mar 19 '19 12:50

A school outing for pupils from primary school De Borg in Assen turned out to be much more exciting than expected on Monday. The bus on which they were traveling to the dolmen in Drenthe suddenly caught fire near Papenvoort, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The fire started in the engine of the bus. The driver quickly noticed that something was wrong and pulled to the side of the road. All children managed to get safely off the bus, a spokesperson for the fire department said to the newspaper

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Dec 12 '18 08:42

Over 5 thousand Groningen residents submitted a joint claim against NAM for compensation for immaterial damages suffered through gas extraction in the province. The claim was filed with the court in Assen, which awarded damages to 127 Groningen residents in March, NOS reports.

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Nov 23 '18 12:20

The Dutch provinces, transport regions and municipalities are pushing 245 million euros into getting more people to use their bicycles to get to work. In June State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure announced that the government is investing 100 million euros into measures to promote cycling, RTL Nieuws reports.

The government aims to convince 200 thousand extra people to use their bicycle for their daily commute. To achieve this, the government is investing into making cycling more attractive.

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Nov 6 '18 11:40

NS will experiment with high speed intercity trains on the route between Amsterdam and Groningen next year. If the experiment succeeds, the high speed trains may be included in the 2021 timetable. "For example, twice an hour as a rush hour train", NS said, NOS reports.

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Oct 19 '18 07:34

The A28 highway between Zwolle and Groningen is closed in both directions at Assen after a major accident involving four trucks. Traffic service ANWB expects that the highway will be closed until at least 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes, NU.nl reports.

According to the ANWB, the accident caused havoc on the road. One side of the highway is full of mail, which came out of one of the trucks. The other side is full of beets. Exactly how the accident happened is not yet known.

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Oct 17 '18 13:00

The court in Assen sentenced a 46-year-old former police officer to one year in prison, six months of which conditionally suspended, for the possession and distribution of child pornography. The Public Prosecutor demanded 15 months in prison against the Assen man, NU.nl reports.

The former cop was also accused of showing his genitals to two of his daughter's friends. The girls were 10 and 12 years old at the time. 

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Sep 20 '18 07:54

Two people were killed and three seriously injured in a car accident on Lonerstraat in Assen on Wednesday night, the Drenthe police said on Twitter. The car crashed into a tree for as yet unknown reasons. The police are investigating.

Emergency services, including multiple ambulances and a trauma helicopter, responded to the scene en masse. The injured people were stabilized and taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Aug 21 '18 14:50

A 14-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was hit by a train in Assen on Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. at the rail crossing on Spoorstraat. The police called it an accident, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Witnesses saw the boy lying on the platform after the accident. "Completely covered in blood, I dared not look any closer", one witness said to the newspaper.

Paramedics and a doctor brought by a trauma helicopter stabilized the boy at the scene and then rushed him to hospital by ambulance. 

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Aug 17 '18 15:20

A couple was arrested for creating large bills and multiple hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands, and then leaving without paying. The two, known as 'Henk and Jolanda', turned themselves in to the police in Assen. "Both suspects were taken to the cell complex", the police said to RTL Nieuws.

Heavy rains cause the roof of a car dealer in Assen to collapse, 13 May 2018
May 14 '18 07:39

Heavy rains caused many problems in large parts of northern Netherlands on Sunday night. On Twitter local residents complained about flooded streets and buildings, and even water streaming out of the toilet.

Drenthe saw a total of 63 millimeters of rain on Sunday evening, RTL Nieuws reports. Usually the whole Netherlands gets 61 millimeters of rain in the entire month of May. 

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Apr 17 '18 14:20

12-year-old Djamila Marissen from Hoogeveen was sexually abused before being murdered last year, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing on Tuesday. The man suspected of sexually abusing and strangling Djamila to death, is her stepfather 47-year-old Freddy D., NOS reports.

Piet Holskens and Hans Martens from Assen, missing since 1974
Mar 12 '18 11:20

On Monday the police are searching the De Brink lake in Liessel for two men who disappeared in 1974. The search is launched based on information received late last year, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Piet Holskens (21) and Hans Martens (20) from Assen disappeared in March 1974 after a night out in Deurne. They visited Zanzibar in Deurne and were last seen leaving in a red Fiat 850 Coupe. In the years that followed, the police launched various searches, all to no avail. The police always took into account that the friends may have been murdered. 

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Jan 26 '18 07:41

Freddy D. from Hoogeveen is suspected of strangling his 12-year-old stepdaughter Djamila Marissen to death, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing for this case on Thursday afternoon.

People line up at a food truck in Amsterdam Oost to buy oliebollen in time for New Year's, 31 Dec 2017
Jan 1 '18 13:08

There were no major incidents during New Year's celebrations across the Netherlands, according to initial reports from regional emergency services. So far only Rotterdam reports a sharp increase in the number of incidents.

Firefighters
Dec 30 '17 10:54

Two children were killed in a house fire that ignited Saturday morning in Emmen. The victims are a six-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister, a regional police office reported.

Their parents were not seriously injured in the blaze, and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.  Police took charge of the investigation into the incident, a fire department spokesperson told Hart van Nederland. The victims' mother was sedated at the hospital, while the father was kept apprised of the ongoing situation.

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Dec 18 '17 07:37

A 40-year-old teacher from secondary school Terra College in Assen is suspected of raping one of his pupils, a 13-year-old girl. He will appear in court for the first time on Tuesday, AD reports.

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Oct 26 '17 10:10

An employee of mental health service GGZ Drenthe was seriously injured when a woman attacked and stabbed her in the GGZ headquarters on Dennenweg in Assen on Wednesday. The victim was rushed to hospital. According to GGZ Drenthe, her condition is stable, AD reports.

The suspect is a 44-year-old woman from Assen. Other people in the GGZ headquarters managed to overpower her and she was arrested. She had a knife and pepper spray on her. 

According to GGZ Drenthe, the perpetrator was not receiving treatment at the institution. 

The police are investigating. 

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Oct 19 '17 07:31

A 46-year-old man arrested after a 12-year-old girl was found dead in his car in Assen on Saturday, was remanded into custody for another 14 days on Wednesday. The man is officially suspected of murder or manslaughter, the Public Prosecutor announced on Twitter.

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Oct 16 '17 07:47

A 12-year-old girl from Hoogeveen was found dead in a car in Assen on Saturday night. The police suspect she was killed in a crime. A 46-year-old man from Hoogeveen - the driver of the car - was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The 46-year-old man showed up at a police station on Balkengracht in Assen on Saturday night. He asked police officers to come to his car with him. In the car, they found the body of the girl. 

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Aug 1 '17 17:20

A child minder from Assen was sentenced to four years in prison for shaking a baby to death in October last year. The court found the woman guilty of manslaughter, saying she acted deliberately and with the knowledge that shaking can kill a baby, NOS reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded six years in prison, also for manslaughter. The judge decided that a lower sentence is appropriate as this is the woman's first run in with the law and she already sought help, so there is little chance of repetition. The woman confessed to what she did. 

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Jun 26 '17 13:25

This weekend the Dutch police pulled over and checked dozens of motorists and motorcyclists heading towards the TT Assen motorcycle race on the A28 near Utrecht and the Flevopolder. Officers confiscated 28 licenses due to speeding and antisocial driving behavior, AD reports.

A massive 105 fines were issued on the A28 between Utrecht and Nijkerk and 155 official reports were filed. The road users were fined for various violations.

Thrift store De Wissel in Assen
Feb 1 '17 16:25

What the police describe as a "lightweight bomb" from World War II was found in a thrift store in Assen on Wednesday. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team will take the bomb away and make sure its safe on Wedneday afternoon, Andries Jan Mulder, director of thrift store De Wissel, told NU.nl

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Jan 26 '17 08:23

As far as murders go, Drenthe and Zeeland are the safest provinces in the Netherlands, according to Elsevier's annual murder list. Over the past 25 years, the fewest murders were committed in those provinces. Zuid-Holland had the most murders in that period, NU.nl reports based on the Elsevier list. 

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Aug 2 '16 15:10

Residents of Koestraat in Assen were woken by firefighters on Sunday night after a firebomb was thrown through a neighbor's window and started a fire. No one was injured as the resident of the home was away on holiday

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