Lanaken

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Jul 2 '18 07:45

A 55-year-old man from Sittard died in a jet-ski accident in the Belgian municipality of Lanaken on Sunday. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene, NOS reports.

The Dutch man fell from his jet ski when he made a sharp turn. Bystanders initially did not realize that he was in trouble and only came into action when the man did not respond after his fall. His friend jumped into the water and brought him to the side.

Police
Dec 29 '17 12:06

The police arrested two persons suspected of involvement in a shooting in Maastricht after chasing them into Belgium on Friday morning. According to the police, no one was hurt in the shooting or the chase that followed.

The police responded to Craianstraat in Maastricht around 2:30 a.m. after receiving a report of shots being fired. At the scene responding officers saw a car speeding away and gave chase. 

Marijuana
May 9 '14 09:43

The Lanaken city council has decided to tackle the drugs problem by using drones and heat sensing cameras to track down marijuana plantations. The work group also wants a cooperation action from within the euro region and the ability to execute 'morality investigations' into tenants.

Aug 16 '13 04:51

A court decision to transfer coffee shops selling cannabis from Maastricht to an industrial property near the Belgian border has sparked outrage from five neighboring Belgian towns.

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