Hilversum

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Apr 12 '16 15:10

Hilversum is building a monument in Dudokpark to commemorate the 15 residents of the city who were killed in the MH17 disaster. The monument will be unveiled on July 17th, exactly two years after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine

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Mar 22 '16 13:44

The fifth floor of the NOS building in Hilversum was evacuated for a short time after the discovery of an envelope containing an unknown white powdery substance, the broadcaster announced.

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Jan 28 '16 08:22

Numerous members of the Hilversum city council received threats because they support taking in asylum seekers in the municipality, including Hilversum Mayor Pieter Broertjes

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Jan 7 '16 11:21

Two boys found the missing iPhone 5 that belonged to Dascha Graafsma, who was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th. The phone was found in ivy on a tree in a playground, near to where her ID card was also found and where she was caught on surveillance camera shortly before her death

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Dec 30 '15 10:56

Thirteen year old Hilversum boy Germain is slowly waking up from the coma he's been in since a Cinnamon Challenge at a birthday party last week went terribly wrong. The boy fell unconscious and hit his head on a tree. Doctors at the Wilhelmina Pediatric Hospital in Utrecht kept him in a coma for 5 days

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Dec 30 '15 09:22

Sixteen year old Dascha Graafsma was not on drugs when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum in late November, the Netherlands Forensic Institute concluded after a second examination of the girl's blood

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Dec 21 '15 15:45

The municipality of Hilversum is temporarily allowed to ban fireworks in the city center over New Year's, even if it results in a lower turnover for firework vendors in the city, the Council of State ruled on Monday.

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Dec 15 '15 16:45

The 21 Zimbabwean Kuda Matungamire will be allowed to stay in the Netherlands for the time being. Law firm Prakken d'Oliveire was able to stop his deportation and he was not forced to get onto a plane back to his home country on Tuesday afternoon, De Gooi- en Eemlander reports.

"It is a legal reprieve through a preliminary injunction. But the lawyer sees opportunities to start a new case", Ernst Reijseger, activist for the Facebook page Kuda moet bliljven, said to the newspaper.

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Dec 15 '15 13:00

The municipality of Hilversum is making a last effort to stop the deportation of a Zimbabwean man named Kuda. Politicians are calling on Security & Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff to change his mind about the 21 year old.

Dec 8 '15 12:30

The appeal in the case against Tarik Z., the young man who tried to hijack the 8:00 p.m. NOS news broadcast in January, started in the court in Leeuwarden on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 4 years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, against the man, according to reporter Raymond Boere tweeting live from the courtroom.

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Dec 8 '15 07:45

Dascha Graafsma, the 16 year old girl who was run over by a train in Hilversum last weekend, wandered around for hours on the night she died and was not picked up by a car, according to the foundation Signi Zoekhonde. The foundation sent in sniffer dogs to trace the teen girl's scent at her family's request

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Dec 1 '15 08:32

A father's emotional appeal on Facebook for more information about his 16 year old daughter's death - an apparent suicide - prompted the police to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death

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Nov 30 '15 09:28

Travelers organization Rover received a record number of 3,600 complaints about overcrowded trains this month. Travelers are upset that they have to pay high traveling fees and then have to face a shortage in seats

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Nov 27 '15 07:57

An increasing number of Dutch municipalities are implementing firework bans over the New Year. This year one in five municipalities have firework-free zones, 30 percent more than last year. Not one municipality is banning fireworks completely.

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Nov 20 '15 12:55

The administrative court in Hilversum ruled that the mayor and aldermen can ban fireworks from the city center this year. Mayor Pieter Broertjes is very happy with the ruling.

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Sep 29 '15 14:25

The Emmy award ceremony, for both American and international newscasters celebrating the best international news stories, took place on Monday night in New York. The Dutch broadcaster NOS, who was nominated for the airing of the National Day of Mourning after the downing of Maylasian Flight MH17, was competing with three other non-American contenders for the award. NOS received its nomination for the July 2014, hour-long broadcast on the arrival of the first victims of the plane crash in the Ukraine.

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Aug 31 '15 15:41

The arrest of young rapper Lil'Kleine in Hilversum on Saturday night nearly caused a riot when dozens of young girls stormed the police station.

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Jul 17 '15 10:14

The commemoration of the victims of the MH17 air disaster started in Hilversum at 09:00 a.m. with bowls of sunflowers set down in front of the St. Vitus church.

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Jul 17 '15 08:51

Today exactly a year a go Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed down on eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The people of the Ukraine will be memorializing the victims today.

May 12 '15 14:13

Tarik Z., the man who used a fake weapon to force his way into the NOS building in January, appeared in court on Tuesday. The court ruled that he would remain in custody until the trial on June 19th. His lawyer, Ton Visser, did not ask that his client be released from custody, NOS reports.

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May 7 '15 18:52

Tarik Z., who allegedly used a fake gun to take a security guard as a hostage at the NOS studios in January, will appear in front of court on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The now 20-year old man is suspected of kidnapping, threats and illegal possession of a weapon for the incident at the Hilversum Media Park.

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May 2 '15 16:50

A Dutch Hercules C-130 aircraft landed in Eindhoven shortly before 4 p.m. carrying seven coffins with human remains from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. The military transport plane’s landing marked the official end of the MH17 international recovery effort, 290 days after the tragedy.

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Apr 2 '15 13:45

The helicopter crash at the airfield in Hilversum in March last year was caused by an oversight by the pilot combined with the fact that the pilot and two passengers together were a few kilograms too heavy for the helicopter. That is the conclusion of the Safety Board.

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Mar 27 '15 14:29

NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.

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