Swastikas were spray painted on the Jewish Monument at the Hoogezand-Sappermeer station during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police are investigating and call on witnesses to come forward, NOS reports.
Ger Lindeman resigned as PvdA alderman in Hoogezand because he was being blackmailed with sexually explicit texts with a 14-year-old girl. He calls it a "stupid mistake"
The police raided a total of 19 different locations on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into organized crime in Groningen. So far 13 people were arrested, the police announced in a statement.
A toddler was hospitalized after eating an ecstasy pill he found in a primary schoolyard in Hoogezand. Doctors believe the boy will be fine, but he will stay in the hospital for 24 hours for observation, according to a letter the school director sent to parents.
Two sex businesses in the northern province of Groningen were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after bomb threats were made against the two locations. The first site, an erotic massage parlor, was evacuated by 2:55 p.m., and a swingers' club was cleared soon after.
The strongest earthquake of the year struck the Groningen province at 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Dutch meteorological agency KNMI. The earthquake measured 3.1 on the Richter Scale, with an epicentre near Hellum, about 20 kilometers east of the city of Groningnen.
Residents of Hoogezand in Groningen experienced two earthquakes this morning. The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) recorded them within 40 minutes of each other, the NOS reports.