Three teenagers from Ede and Bennekom were arrested on Wednesday for illegally selling weapons, including at least one automatic firearm, online, the police said in a statement. They will be arraigned on Friday.
A number of families in Ede, along with volunteer organization Malkander, offered 24 lonely people a spot at their Christmas dinner table on Tuesday. The goal was to make sure that people who are usually alone on Christmas could still have a fun day, NOS reports.
This initiative was started by Daan Overeem and his wife Marilu Kessele last year. "There are all sorts of initiatives just before Christmas, but on the days itself it's quiet. We just want people who feel lonely to have a great day, because the Christmas days can be most painful", Overeem said to NOS.
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.
A woman found dead in a ditch in Leiden two weeks ago was identified as a 44-year-old woman from Epe. She had been missing for some time, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday. She was identified based on a DNA investigation, the Prosecutor said.
Feminist action group De Bovengrondse changed dozens of street names across the Netherlands on Tuesday in a protest for more female representation on Dutch streets. Armed with homemade street signs, members of De Bovengrondse changed street names to famous women including Mies Bouwman, Beyonce, Mien van Bree and Suze Groeneweg, NOS reports.
Technical school ROVC on Galvanistraat in Ede burned almost completely to the ground overnight. The fire department had the fire under control at 3:45 a.m. "Extinguishing it will take well into the morning", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.
"Large parts of the building are no longer accessible due to the fire and there is considerable damage", the spokesperson said. The fire was first reported to the authorities around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday. At that time there was no one in the building, according to the police spokesperson.
The municipality of Ede closed off 16 companies and 8 homes on commercial terrain Frankeneng after asbestos was released in a fire at a car company on Fultonstraat on Sunday morning, ANP reports.
Specialist asbestos removers started cleaning the roads and sidewalks in the area on Sunday night. After they're done, other certified companies will check the area for sings of the carcinogenic substance. How long the terrain will remain closed is unclear.
A total of 78 municipalities in the Netherlands are implementing firework-free zones over New Year's this year, AD reports based on a survey of 300 municipalities. These zones are areas within municipalities in which no fireworks may be lit. They're usually located around hospitals, animal shelters or childcare facilities.
There are only three new names on the list of municipalities implementing firework-free zones this year - Ede, Terneuzen and Weesp. The other 75 municipalities also implemented firework-free zones last year.
A 28-year-old man from Ede was arrested on Wednesday morning on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a 32-year-old transgender woman in Arnhem, the police announced. Exactly what role the police believe he played in Bianca from Venezuela's death, is not clear. He was arrested in Veenendaal, AD reports.
After the arrest, the police searched three homes in Ede, Veenendaal and Arnhem.
A 21-year-old man from Ede was sentenced to six years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for strangling 19-year-old Willianne van Stempvoort to death in their hometown in November last year. The sentence is equal to what the Public Prosecutor demanded, NOS reports.
Officials of the municipality of Ede organized a special send-off for Mayor Cees van der Knaap, who is retiring. The farewell involved loud bangs and sirens, made by the fire department. The unexpected noise caused some panic among Ede residents, many of whom took to social media to try and figure out what was going on, the Gelderlander reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded six years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment against 21-year-old Thomas B. in the court in Arnhem on Wednesday. He is suspected of murdering 19-year-old Willianne van Stempvoort in Ede in November last year.
The police arrested two teenage boys during the early hours of Monday morning in connection with the deaths of 14-year-old girls Savannah Dekker and Romy Nieuwburg, the police said in a statement. At this stage te police believe the girls' deaths are unrelated and investigators are treating them as separate cases.
Residents of the medium-sized Gelderland city of Ede are the happiest in the Netherlands, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Alphen aan den Rijn and Amstelveen follow in second and third place. People in Rotterdam are the most unhappy in the country, closely followed by Amsterdam, the Volkskrant reports.
SGP party leader Kees van der Staaij brutally attacked the D66 and its leader Alexander Pechtold in the Christian debate in Ede on Thursday. Van der Staaij compared Pechtold's "radical secular ideology" with radical Islam, BNR reports.
The Christian party leader debate in Ede on Thursday evening was guarded by heavily armed police officers due to a "threat". The debate in the CineMec finished without incident, AD reports.
Several police units responded to the CineMec on Thursday night. Heavily armed officers stood in front of the building, two riot police vans were on site and policemen with machine guns and bulletproof vests were on the building's roof, according to the newspaper.
Large parts of the Ede neighborhoods of Veldhuizen and Kernhem have been without heating and hot water since early Friday morning. An estimated 2 thousand homes are affected. When the heating will return is unclear, energy provider Nuon wrote on Twitter, the Telegraaf reports.
A 20-year-old man from Ede was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a 19-year-old woman. The young woman was killed in her home on Agnietendaal on Tuesday night, the Gelderlander reports.
According to the police, the young man was arrested "based on the currently available information". At this stage it is unclear what the police believe the young man's roll was in the murder. The police are still investigation.
A young woman was found dead in a home on Agnietendaal in Ede on Tuesday night. The police believe she was murdered, the Gelederlander reports.
The victim was identified as a 19-year-old woman who lived in the home with her mother, sister and two students. Her mother found her seriously injured around 10:00 p.m. Emergency services were called in, but attempts to help her was to no avail. She died at the scene.
Some 400 paratroopers were dropped on Ginkel Heide in Ede on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the WWII Battle of Arnhem airborne operation called Market Garden
Only a week and a half after sustaining three spinal fractures and a concussion in a horrific crash at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is back in the Netherlands and back on her bike.
PvdA parliamentarians have questions for Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs following a hack into the municipality of Ede's website which gave hackers access to personal data of 3,700 Ede residents. Primarily the parliamentarians want to know whether this type of digital security should not be in national hands
The personal information of about 3,700 Ede residents were accessed by unauthorized persons due to a security vulnerability on the municipal site, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl
A group of Chinese hackers for years had access to the systems of a Dutch-German defense technology company, during which time they "definitely" obtained access to technological information and "probably" also had control of the company's network, the Volkskrant reports based on sources in the intelligence community.