Over the past months 300 asylum seekers were placed on a blacklist for breaking the law or causing problems in other ways. This involves asylum seekers in Ter Apel, Cranendonck and Hardewijk, where asylum centers are located, as well as the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland. The blacklist - a means to limit misconduct in and around asylum centers - will be expanded to the entire country in the coming months, the Telegraaf reports.
Three people were injured in a stabbing incident in an asylum center in Hardewijk on Monday night. All three victims are residents of the asylum center, according to the police.
Two of the victims sustained serious injuries, the third only minor ones, NOS reports. They were taken to hospital for treatment.
The police are investigating exactly what happened. As far as is known, no arrests were made.
The rainbow crosswalk in Hardewijk was vandalized. A seemingly religious message was found spray painted on the crossing on Wednesday morning. "Sodom and Gomorrah are still there as a warning example", the text read, translated from Dutch. And: "Choose life."
Martijn Pijnenburg, D66 leader in Hardewijk, posted photos of the vandalism on Twitter "The rainbow crosswalk in Hardewijk smeared with religious insanity", he tweeted. "In one word: disgusting."
The municipality removed the text later on Wednesday morning.
A red passenger car deliberately crashed into the entrance of the city hall in Hardewijk on Thursday afternoon. The driver was arrested in a home in the city, about an hour after the crash, the Gelderland police said. No one was injured.
The driver crashed the car into the glass sliding doors of the building located on Havendam at around 2:30 p.m., and then fled. The suspect was arrested at around 3:30 p.m., after a large police search also involving a police helicopter.
The St Jansdal Hospital in Hardewijk plans to take over outpatient care in Lelystad, according to a message sent to the staff of the bankrupt MC IJsselmeer hospitals. St Jansdal confirms that there are plans, but that they are not 100 percent certain yet, NOS reports.
The license plate was stolen from a police car in Hardewijk early on Wednesday morning. The police quickly found the perpetrator, as well as the stolen license plate - which was carefully placed under the thief's Christmas tree, community police officer Jelle van Heerikhuize reported on Twitter.
Between four and six meters of a centuries-old brick wall leading to the historic Hardewijk bastion, is missing. Part of the wall disappeared during renovations of the boulevard as part of a major urban renewal project. The intention was to only do some renovations to the ancient wall. How meters of it disappeared, is a mystery, Omroep Gelderland reports.
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.
A headon collision in Nunspeet on Wednesday left a 59-year-old man and his 54-year-old wife from Hardewijk dead and their 5-year-old grandson injured. A 68-year-old woman was critically injured.
The accident happened on Eperweg on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Telegraaf. The initial results of the investigation shows that the 68 year old woman ended up on the wrong side of the road for some unknown reason. She hit the car carrying the grandparents and 5-year-old boy.
The grandparents from Hardewijk died at the scene. The condition of the boy is unclear.
The dolphins in the Dolfinarium in Hardewijk are happy and well cared for, Dolfinarium veterinarian Niels van Elk said to BNR in response to protests outside the aquatic center on Tuesday.
Leonie Vestering, provincial leader of animal party PvdD, pressed charges against the dolphinarium in Hardewijk for sexually abusing the animals in their charge
A football match in the C league between VVOG from Hardewijk and Harkemase Boys from Harkema, Friesland was called to a halt after racist noises came from the audience. Audience members made jungle noises and monkey sounds at VVOG player Pernelly Biya.
Television program Rambam is accusing the Dolphinarium in Hardewijk of animal abuse after an employee went undercover as an intern at the institution. According to the employee, the animals are kept too long in small basins, caregivers help the animals masturbate and the chlorine in the water is harmful for them
The Dolfinarium in Hardewijk has welcomed a new resident. Walrus Olivia moved in on Wednesday from Tiger Park Hagenbeck in Hamburg.
Natasja, as she is affectionately known, has passed away in the Dolfinarium in Hardewijk on Tuesday night. At 40 years, she was the oldest walrus in Europe. She passed in her sleep.
Volkert van der G., the environmental activist who killed politician Pim Fortuyn, will be freed today after 12 years in prison, having served two-thirds of his sentence. Van der G. will have to adhere to some conditions of his release.
Volkert van der G. is set to be released from prison on Friday, the 2nd of May, 12 years after he killed politician Pim Fortuyn. His old neighborhood in Hardewijk is very nervous that he will come visit his girlfriend and their daughter, and will bring nefarious characters to their neighborhood who have been threatening him on the internet.