The Den Bosch city council decided on Tuesday night to ban the release of helium balloons in the municipality. The balloons pollute nature and are dangerous for animals, the council parties who supported the ban said, NU.nl reports.
A 17-year-old girl from Rosmalen died in hospital on Monday after being critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Den Bosch early on Sunday morning. A 37-year-old man from Den Bosch was arrested, the police said in a statement.
The girl was cycling across De Harendonkweg at around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday when she was hit by a dark colored Volkswagen Golf. While witnesses tried to help the girl and called emergency services, the driver of the Golf sped away towards Sint Teunislaan. One of the Volkswagen's mirrors was left behind at the scene.
Animal party PvdD will press charges against VVD party leader Klaas Dijkhoff on Tuesday for environmental pollution. Dijkhoff released 500 balloons at a VVD congress in Den Bosch on Saturday, AD reports.
With the release of the balloons, Dijkhoff responded to accusations that he released too many "test balloons" in his political work. He asked the the attendees of the congress to write down political ideas, which were attached to the balloons and released into the air.
Advances in DNA identification techniques led to the identification of a body found in 2001 in Belgium. The body of Corrie van der Valk was buried in Philippeville, Belgium that same year. The 58-year-old woman was struck by a train near Namur, Belgium, and caused extensive damage as to make identification impossible at the time.
The Van der Valk family was notified of the discovery on Thursday. One of her relatives told the AD, "We are sad, but also relieved that there is now clarity after so many years."
31 mayors of larger Dutch cities are calling on the Senate not to remove the appointment of mayors from the Dutch constitution, and to keep the procedure as is. Removing the appointment procedure from the constitution is the first step in enabling an elected mayor. The mayors are worried that this will result in them losing their connecting role as "father or mother for all residents, businesses and institutions", they wrote in an open letter to the Senate, the Volkskrant reports.
No Chimney Pieten will accompany Sinterklaas during celebrations in Noord-Brabant's largest cities. Seven of the eight cities in the province decided to stick to traditional Zwarte Pieten, with the actor's faces colored by brown, dark brown or black makeup, Omroep Brabant reports.
Jos de G. was sentenced on appeal to 12 years in prison for raping and killing 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in 1995. The court in Den Bosch convicted him of rape and manslaughter on Tuesday. When this case was first tried two years ago, De G.
Shots were fired at a home on Muntelwal in Den Bosch on Thursday evening. No one was injured. The residents were not home at the time of the shooting, according to the police.
Two shots were fired, local residents told Brabants Dagblad. "Then we saw a small, dark car driving away with screeching tires", one resident said. "This is normally a quiet neighborhood", another neighbor, whose been living on this street for 20 years, said to the newspaper. He couldn't say who lives in the targeted home.
Twelve Dutch municipalities teamed up with nature organization IVN to plant tiny forests in their towns or cities this autumn. According to IVN, tiny forests make urban areas greener, and contribute to biodiversity and water storage during heavy rainfall, NOS reports.
A motorist tried to hit a enforcement officer in Den Bosch with his car shortly after he was fined for illegal parking. The municipality's enforcement officer managed to get out of the way in time and was not hurt, ANP reports.
The officer "miraculously" managed to jump out of the way just in time as the car came at him at high speed, the police said.
A round of drinks on a terrace is again most expensive in Amsterdam, making the Dutch capital the most expensive terrace city in the Netherlands for the fourth year in a row. Like last year, Zwolle's terraces are cheapest, according to the annual terrace study by consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners, ANP reports.
Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson at the Avans University of Applied Sciences' art academy in Den Bosch on Sunday. An 18-year-old boy from Rosmalen turned himself in on Monday, and a 15-year-old boy from Den Bosch was arrested on Wednesday, the police announced on Thursday.
Both suspects were arraigned on Thursday. The 15-year-old was released from custody for the time being, the older suspect will stay in custody for another two weeks.
Two teenage boys from Amsterdam were arrested shortly after a shooting in Eindhoven during the early hours of Monday morning. The shooting happened on Shakespearelaan around 3:00 a.m., Het Parool reports.
Multiple shots were fired at a home on Shakespearelaan. No one was injured, the residents were not home at the time But considerable damage was done to the home's windows and facade, according to the newspaper.
Police union ACP is seriously concerned about the safety of various shooting ranges the police use for training. The union recently learned that a bullet bounced back and hit a police officer's hearing protection at the shooting range in Sevenum, Limburg and problems resulted in the closure of ranges in Den Bosch and Kerkrade, according to the union, RTL Nieuws reports.
According to the union, the police leadership hasn't given a proper explanation about the problems at these shooting ranges.
Den Bosch station was evacuated twice on Thursday night. First because a man said he left a bomb at the station, and then after a report of an armed person on a train. According to the police, the two incidents are not connected, NU.nl reports.
The chance that the Vuelta a España will start in Utrecht in 2020 increased considerably on Monday. The Provincial States made a contribution of 2.1 million euros available for the organization involved in being the cycling event's starting point, NU.nl reports.
A 12-year-old pupil of Boschveld childcare center in Den Bosch was seriously hurt on Thursday when the swing she was using broke. The girl sustained two tears to her pelvis. Investigation revealed that someone vandalized the swing. The municipality of Den Bosch reported the incident to the police, a spokesperson confirmed to newspaper AD.
Last week the police arrested over 100 people in a nationwide campaign against so-called 'mobile banditry' - gangs of criminals that travel from place to place to commit crimes. The detainees include shoplifters, baby formula thieves, pickpockets, drug traffickers, identity thieves and even a fake cop, the police said in a statement on Monday night.
The nationwide action was held between Tuesday and Friday last week. Multiple people were arrested at Amsterdam Central Station for pickpocketing, or attempts thereto.
A Dutch-Polish drug gang was busted in a combined effort by the Dutch, Polish and German police. The Dutch police raided multiple places in the south of the Netherlands on April 16th and 17th and arrested seven suspects. Another seven suspects were arrested in Poland. They are all suspected of being part of a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking and dealing in chemicals intended for the production of synthetic drugs, the police said on Friday.
The Noordbrabants Museum bought a Van Gogh painting titled Still life with bottles and shell from a private individual abroad for 2.5 million euros, the museum announced on Wednesday. This is the third painting by Vincent van Gogh that the museum in Den Bosch bought in as many years.
An explosion caused major damage to an apartment on Amsterdamstraat in Den Bosch during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The police believe someone left an explosive in front of the apartment's door, Omroep Brabant reports.
The explosion could be heard in large parts of Den Bosch around 2:00 a.m. It shattered the apartment's window, destroyed a rain pipe, and damaged the door.
No one was injured. The resident was watching TV on the other side of the apartment when the explosion happened. His dog was lying near the door, but also escaped unharmed.
The police raided at least 15 locations in the south of the Netherlands on Monday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into drug production and trafficking. Six people were arrested, ANP reports.
In Echt, Limburg, the police found thousands of liters of raw materials used in the production of synthetic drugs. A drug lab and storage were found in Zaltbommel.
The police also raided locations in Venlo, Odiliapeel, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Schijndel, Uden and Velden. What was found has not been revealed as yet.
NS is launching an experiment with a travel planner app that will help travelers find a seat on a busy train. The app, called zitplaatszoeker, shows with the colors green, yellow, or orange how likely you are to find a seat on which cart of the train, RTL Nieuws reports.
The experiment starts on the route between Arnhem and Den Bosch. NS deliberately chose this route because "it often happens that passengers have to stand on one side of the train, while there are still seats on the other side".
The trial against 17-year-old Angelo S. from Den Bosch, suspected of murdering 14-year-old Savannah Dekker from Bunschoten last year, will start in June. The court in Utrecht reserved June 18th and 19th for the trial, AD reports.