Friesland

Police
Oct 17 '17 07:34

Ten homes in Bakkeveen, Friesland were evacuated early on Tuesday morning after an ATM bombing, the police said on Twitter. The bombing happened just after 3:00 a.m. at a supermarket on Deurswaldmer Wei.

Local residents were woken by a loud bang and called the police. Witnesses saw a dark colored car speeding away in the direction of Haulerwijk. 

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing on Oosterwoldseweg in Haulerwijk, 16 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 09:09

A dozen homes in the Friesland town of Haulerwijk were evacuated early on Monday morning. A dangerous explosive was left in an ATM on Oosterwoldseweg after a failed attempt to blow the machine open to steal the cash inside, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

An Alstom Coradia iLint in Berlin, Sept 2016
Oct 12 '17 10:00

The provinces of Friesland and Groningen, with rail manager ProRail, plan to start testing a train running on hydrogen next year. The provinces hope that hydrogen will prove to be a cheap and sustainable alternative to the diesel trains currently running between Leeuwarden and Groningen, the Volkskrant reports.

Dutch forensic investigator at a crime scene
Oct 11 '17 09:52

A critically injured man was found on Jacobijnerkerkhof in Leeuwarden on Tuesday night. Emergency workers tried to help him, but the 35-year-old man died on the street. The police believe he was murdered.

The police immediately launched an investigation, including calling forensic investigators in to examine the crime scene. "On the basis of the first findings, it became clear that the 35-year-old man was killed by a crime", the police said in a statement.

The use of drones by police departments around the world to easily monitor crowds of people is increasing. (credit Daily Mail)
Oct 6 '17 14:50

Drones will be used to transport medicine from the Dutch mainland to the Wadden island of Schiermonnikoog in a new experiment by UMCG Ambulance Care and ANWB Medical Air Assistance, NU.nl reports.

The test involves three drones making a total of 30 flights from an unspecified location in Friesland to the helicopter port on the island. The municipality of Schiermonnikoog agreed to the test, under the condition that this will only involve medical flights. The island wants to deter commercial flights, because they disturb the peace.

Crime scene tape
Oct 2 '17 12:50

One person was seriously injured in a shooting in a home in the Friesland town of Dronrijp on Monday morning. The victim was rushed to a hospital in a helicopter. Two suspects fled in a car, ANP reports. 

The victim is the resident of the home in which the shooting happened. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition, according to the police. 

A burning car was found in the village of Deinum, near Dronrijp. The police are investigating whether this was the perpetrators' getaway car. The car is registered as stolen. 

Crime scene
Sep 29 '17 09:26

The body of a 30-year-old man was found in a ditch in Franeker, Friesland on Thursday. The police had been looking for the man since his partner, a 31-year-old woman, was found murdered in their home in the city on September 12th, AD reports.

The cause of the man's death is still unclear. A passerby spotted the man's body in a ditch near Edisonstraat.

Crime scene tape surrounds a home on Sloterlandseweg in Katlijk, where a couple was found murdered, 26 Sept 2017
Sep 27 '17 07:40

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the murders of a couple in Katlijk, Friesland. The b in a home on Schoterlandseweg on Tuesday. They were the arrested boy's parents, the police announced.

Crime scene tape
Sep 26 '17 13:30

The police found two people dead in a home on Schoterlandseweg in Katlijk, Friesland on Tuesday morning. The cause of the victims' death is under investigation, the Telegraaf reports.

Emergency services responded to the home around 11:00 a.m. 

The area around the home is closed down with crime scene tape and the police are investigating.

Katlijk forms part of the municipality of Heerenveen.

A fire destroys the monumental former town hall in Wolvega, Friesland, 12 Sept 2017
Sep 13 '17 08:20

The former town hall of Wolvega, Friesland was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday night. The upper floor of the monumental building burnt out completely, and the ground floor sustained significant damage, NU.nl reports.

The building on Heerenveenseweg is listed as a national monument. The fire was first reported around 10:15 p.m. The Fryslân fire department responded with a lot of man power. By 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters had the fire under control, though were still working on extinguishing it.

Wind sock
Sep 12 '17 08:29

The Netherlands' coastal provinces will face the season's first official autumn storm on Wednesday, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The KNMI warns of wind gusts on the coast and the IJsselmeer of up to 90 kilometers per hour. Weerplaza forecasts winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour on the Wadden.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Sep 4 '17 07:22

Police officers shot a man in the leg in Hallum, Friesland on Sunday. The man was threatening his neighbors with a chainsaw in a quarrel, AD reports.

Officers responding to a report of a neighbor quarrel, found the man in his house. He grabbed his chainsaw. According to the police, he wanted to attack his neighbors.

The police ordered the man to put the weapon down, but he ignored them. An officer had to shoot him in the leg. The wounded man was taken to hospital for treatment.

Crime scene tape
Aug 28 '17 11:40

A 51-year-old man was shot and killed in his home in Oosterwolde, Friesland during the early hours of Sunday morning. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, the police said in a statement. But according to Mayor Harry Oosterman, the closed community involved is struggling to cope with drug problems, which he believes were involved, he said to Omrop Fryslan.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Aug 21 '17 14:00

The police launched a large-scale search for witnesses in the death of 37-year-old Tjeerd van Seggeren in De Westereen in Friesland. Van Seggeren was on Sunday morning, July 9th. He attended the FreezeForce music festival the night before, ANP reports.

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Aug 7 '17 11:15

A 43-year-old man was killed and a 59-year-old man was injured in a stabbing in a homeless shelter in Berlikum, Friesland on Saturday night. The police arrested a 56-year-old man from the Friesland village, NOS reports.

The stabbing happened at a shelter for single homeless people. It seems the suspect got into an argument with the two victims. He was still at the scene when the police arrived.

The suspect was arrested and taken to a police station for questioning. 

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Jul 31 '17 07:29

No trains are traveling between Leeuwarden and Zwolle on Monday morning after a person was killed in a fatal accident on the N31 near Widrum in Friesland. A car drove down the slope and ended up next to the track. According to broadcaster NOS, the car caught fire and the driver was killed.

The driver was the only person inside the car. The N31 was closed down in both directions so that emergency services could do their work.

Nine animals rescued from the Magic World Zoo in Aleppo, destroyed during the Syrian Civil War
Jul 28 '17 12:20

Dutch animal caretaker Juno van Zon is currently in Karacabey, Turkey to help care for nine lions, tigers, bears and hyenas recently rescued from the destroyed Magic World zoo in Aleppo, Syria. The animals' rescue was planned by international aid organization Four Paws.

Ambulance
Jul 24 '17 10:50

Four people were hospitalized when their car crashed into a canal in the Friesland town of Waskemeer on Sunday evening. Two of them, a 9-year-old boy from Leeuwarden and a 19-year-old woman from Haulerwijk, are in critical condition, the police  said in a statement.

A total of six people were in the car when it crashed int the Haulerwijkstervaart on Compagnonsweg. All six were taken to hospital, two were discharged after being checked over. 

Bystanders managed to help some of the car's occupants out of the water while emergency services responded. 

Teens hanging off a boom at a rail crossing in Friesland
Jul 18 '17 10:40

A video appeared on Dumpert on Monday showing two teenagers hanging off the booms at a railway crossing in Friesland. ProRail will be pressing charges against the boys, hoping to send the message that "the railway environment is not something to joke with", a spokesperson for the rail company said to the Volkskrant.

Police
Jul 10 '17 08:29

A body was found in a meadow in the Friesland village of De Westereen on Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Tjeerd van Seggeren from Kollumerzwaag. The police are still investigating, but the initial conclusion is that the man was killed in a crime.

Top Dutch - Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland's campaign to bring a massive Tesla factory to north Netherlands
Jun 19 '17 13:35

Top Dutch - Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland's - launched a new step in its campaigning on Monday. The northern provinces are now recruiting people to work at the prospective Tesla factory, the Leeuwarder Courant reports.

Sinterklaas_portrait
May 29 '17 14:10

Sinterklaas' national arrival will be in the Friesland city of Dokkum this year. The saint and his entourage is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, November 18th, RTL Nieuws reports.

Dokkum falls under the municipality of Dongeradeel. Mayor Marga Waanders is delighted that Sinterklaas chose Dokkum for his arrival. "Fantastic news for Dokkum and the region Noordoost  Fryslân", she said to the broadcaster. "We will warmly welcome Sinterklaas!"

As usual NTR will follow Sinterklaas and his arrival on the Sinterklaasjournaal with presenter Dieuwertje Blok. 

Looking for a job
Apr 25 '17 08:02

All Dutch provinces except Groningen saw economic growth last year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. Of the four large Dutch cities, Amsterdam saw the biggest growth at 3 percent, The Hague the lowest at 2.2 percent. Rotterdam had the highest unemployment rate in the Netherlands last year at 11.3 percent, far above the national unemployment rate of around 6 percent.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Apr 7 '17 11:00

A train crashed into a car at a guarded crossing on Ruinerweg in Echten on Friday morning. According to the police, the driver of the car managed to get out of his car under his own power. He is currently being checked over by paramedics, NU.nl reports.

No ambulances were called for train passengers, which seems to indicate that no one on the train was injured. The accident happened at a level crossing guarded by barriers.

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