Harlingen

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Dec 7 '18 15:00

The court in Amsterdam sentenced three men to up to 13 years in prison for large-scale cocaine trafficking. Large batches of cocaine were smuggled out of South America on container ships, thrown overboard at sea, and then fished out by fishing boats from Urk and brought to the Netherlands, NOS reports.

The most severe punishment was imposed on Muhammed S. According to the court, he played a leading role in the smuggling network, which has been trafficking cocaine to the Netherlands since 2015. S. was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

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Jul 27 '18 11:30

The number of victims of accidents at rail crossings in the Netherlands is unacceptably high and must and can be reduced, the Dutch Safety Board said in a report on three serious rail accidents in , and

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May 21 '18 15:20

The police in Spain arrested three Dutch people. They were caught with drugs on a boat sailing under the Dutch flag off the coast of Alicante, ANP reports.

A fourth person was also arrested on the boat. This person does not have Dutch nationality. All four suspects are in custody in Alicante. 

The police in the Netherlands searched the suspects' homes in Tholen and Harlingen. Whether anything was found, is not clear. 

Mar 28 '17 07:59

A collision between a train and a car in Harlingen on Monday took the lives of a 31-year-old father and his 3-year-old son, the police announced on Monday night. The car was hit by an Arriva train at a private crossing on a farm where the boy's school was on a field trip. The car was dragged about 250 meters, NOS reports.

There was no one else in the car. The father and son were the first to leave the farm after the field trip, according to De Limburger. Many other students of the Prins Johan Friso School and their parents saw the accident happen.

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Mar 27 '17 14:10

At least two people were killed when an Arriva, Friesland on Monday. More fatalities are not ruled out, the police said. According to the Leeuwarder Courant, the victims are an adult and a child.

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Mar 27 '17 12:36

Several people were injured in a collision between a car and a train in Harlingen on Monday. The accident happened at a level crossing on Oude Trekweg, NOS reports.

It seems that the people in the car were injured. According to NOS, they are still in the car and their current condition is unknown. An air ambulance was deployed to help. 

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Feb 23 '17 07:36

A massive storm is set to hit the Netherlands this afternoon, bringing with it winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour. The windy weather is expected to cause problems with all forms of transport in the country, from motor traffic to planes.

Oct 4 '16 09:28

An accident on a ship in Harlingen in which three Germans were killed by a falling mast was caused by wood rot in the mast, according to an investigation by the German version of the Safety Board

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Aug 22 '16 10:14

The police arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with three German passengers being killed by a falling front mast on a historic ship on Sunday. The arrested man is both the owner and captain of the ship

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Aug 21 '16 14:51

At least three people were killed Sunday afternoon when a mar broke off a ship and crushed members of the ship's crew. The accident happened at about 2:15 p.m. on Nieuwe Willemkade in Harlingen, Friesland.

Jul 18 '16 13:45

In an effort to prevent disruption on Dutch islands during the summer vacations, the police in Harlingen decided to check all vacationers traveling to Terschelling and Vlieland for drugs or alcohol on Friday and Saturday. All in all 53 mostly young people were detained and fined

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Aug 31 '15 14:25

The police have arrested a 39 year old man from Harlingen in connection with a barroom fight that resulted in the death of a 58 year old man during the early hours of Friday morning. A witness of the fight says that the victim was not the man's intended target.

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Aug 28 '15 12:08

The Royal Dutch Rescue Society, the KNRM, launched a more than two hour long rescue mission on Thursday night searching for two missing kite surfers, who eventually turned out to not be missing after all.

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Jan 9 '15 08:26

Wind speeds up to 90 km/h have been predicted for much of the Netherlands on Friday and Saturday, meteorological department KNMI reports. Winds could even reach up to 100 km/h in some coastal areas on Friday morning.

Jan 14 '14 04:31

The Groningen Health Service in Friesland (GGD Friesland) wants the eggs, produced by hobby farmers, to be examined for dioxin in a national study. The GGD has reason to believe the high levels of dioxin are not only limited to Harlingen.

Sep 10 '13 02:33

The municipality of Harlingen asked the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) to investigate eggs that were found with high levels of dioxin.

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