Heerlen

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Jun 2 '16 14:20

The Dutch tax investigation service FIOD raided ten locations in an international fraud investigation involving six Dutch companies on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced.

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May 5 '16 14:00

An accident caused by a wrong-way driver on the A79 last week, claimed its third victim. A 3-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in the accident, passed away of his injuries

Apr 29 '16 14:45

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the A79 between Maastricht and Heerlen on Friday. The accident was caused by a person driving on the wrong side of the highway. Three people were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, according to the police.

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Mar 16 '16 08:32

Ninety percent of Dutch municipalities noticed an increase in reports about disturbed people over the past five years. In 140 municipalities, the number of reports doubled between 2011 and 2015, according to figures NU received from the police.

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Nov 24 '15 09:45

An increasing number of children in the Netherlands are growing up in a family that needs welfare benefits to get by. Last year nearly 223 thousand children, 6.5 percent of all the kids in the country, were living in a welfare family, compared to 5.2 percent last year.

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Nov 20 '15 10:14

The two men who were arrested in Susteren on Monday, were arrested on suspicion of threatening to commit a terrorist offense, according to the Public Prosecutor. The magistrate extended their custody by 14 days

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Nov 17 '15 15:17

Three suspects were arrested near the Dutch border with Germany in connection with the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The three suspects were taken into custody at an employment office in Alsdorf, about seven kilometers away from Kerkrade

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Oct 19 '15 08:18

The 75-year-old legend John Cleese has announced that he will be putting five stops in the Netherlands as part of his, “The Last Time To See Me Before I Die” tour. The comedian/writer/actor/director will be telling anecdotes about his career and personal life, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask him questions as well.

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Sep 8 '15 14:29

Three suspects have been arrested in a case involving extortion, blackmail and pedophilia. A man from Helmond was lured to a house in Roermond with the promise of sex with two young girls, aged 13 and 14 years. Once there three other adults forced him to pay 40 thousand euros.

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Jul 14 '15 08:57

The city of Utrecht, as well as the cities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Heerlen and Tilburg, are still investigating whether cannabis cultivation can be regulated, Utrecht announced on Monday. The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, is still opposed to the idea, saying that regulation does not contribute to the fight against organized crime and that it is contrary to international obligations.

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Jun 15 '15 13:25

The NPO 3FM Serious Request performance is going to attract attention to children and young adults in the war torn areas of greatest conflicts, the show's DJ Paul Rabbering announced on Sunday. Fundraising to assist those children will be the focus of this year's Glass House marathon radio broadcast, taking place later this year in Heerlen.

May 20 '15 08:33

The Cabinet must not allow municipalities to grow their own weed. A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, supported this motion brought by the CDA on Tuesday. 75 parliamentarians voted for, 70 voted against.

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Apr 28 '15 17:46

Police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of inadvertently causing an apartment explosion in Heerlen, Limburg on April 20. Authorities are holding the man in restricted custody, and limiting his contact to the outside world as the investigation is ongoing, police said in a statement.

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Apr 27 '15 15:06

A group of young Muslims decided to celebrate King's Day by handing out 15 thousand free Korans in 13 Dutch cities. With this action they hope to counterbalance the negative image of Islam formed by actions by terrorist organization ISIS and extremists attacks, Het Parool reports.

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Apr 24 '15 13:54

Police investigating the violent explosion of a Heerlen apartment building think part of the gas line leading to the building was stolen. The alleged theft is a possible cause of the incident, police announced Friday.

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Apr 22 '15 10:58

The damage caused by the explosion in an apartment building in Heerlen on Monday could cost millions to repair. Affected residents may not be able to return to their homes for up to five weeks. Three people were injured in the explosion.

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Apr 20 '15 13:08

Three people were injured in the explosion in an apartment in Heerlen on Monday morning. One of the victims was taken to the hospital in serious condition, the other two were treated by general practitioners, a spokesperson for the Limburg-Zuid fire department said.

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Apr 20 '15 09:21

Several people were injured in an explosion in a flat on Van Weerden Poelmanstraat in Heerlen on Monday morning. The top floor of the four-story apartment building was almost completely destroyed, 1Limburg reports.

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Apr 10 '15 11:51

Two police cars collided with each other on Ganzenweide in Heerlen at about 19:30 on Thursday night. They were responding to a report of a fight.

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Mar 19 '15 12:04

Limburg is again in the news because of forced underage prostitution. According to the Public Prosecutor, two girls aged 14 and 15 from Kerkrade were forced to work as prostitutes for 6 months, NOS reports. Two men from Heerlen are in custody.

Mar 12 '15 11:46

Justice in Limburg suspects that criminal organizations in the south of the Netherlands make teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 years work in cannabis plantations, De Telegraaf reports.

Mar 11 '15 09:37

More than 18 thousand people have signed up to play hide-and-seek in the IKEA store in Eindhoven on May 16th, according to the Facebook page "Versoppertje in de Ikea Eindhoven". This seemed to worry the store, who put a stop to the event.

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Feb 16 '15 07:51

Firefighters spent almost 5 hours trying to bring a fire in a business complex on Passartweg, Heerlen under control. They only managed to do so after breaking holes through the building's walls. This allowed them to reach the fire in the basement. The fire was under control at around 02:45 this morning, NOS reports.

Jan 29 '15 18:12

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on hand at the opening of the new European headquarters of Israeli-owned global production and manufacturing company Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL) in Amsterdam.

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