One of the suspects in the Valkenburg hotel underage prostitution case was, until recently, a group leader of youth welfare institution Icarus en Keerpunt in Cadier en Keer, Limburg, according to AD. He was fired instantly by his supervisor after admitting he had a sexual relationship with the 16-year-old, the youth institution's spokesperson said on Thursday.
The Limburg police arrested two men in Oirsbeek on Wednesday night as part of the investigation focused on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.
The home of Kerkrade Mayor Jos Som is under 24 hour daily security with both patrol units and undercover police cars driving around the building, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday. Tension between the municipality and local motorcycle gangs has escalated during recent months, and may have resulted in the additional security measures, the broadcaster suggested.
Aicha, the young woman from Maastricht that was rescued from Syria by her mother last year, will not be prosecuted.
Two Dutch divers drowned on Sunday in the Gulf of Genoa, near the northern Italian city of Genoa. They were diving to the sunken oil tanker Amoco Milford Haven.
Four people were injured in a huge brawl at a communion party in Sittard, Limburg on Thursday night.
Zuid-Limburg is stepping up its battle against outlaw motorcycle gangs. Maastricht Mayor and head of the safety office Onno Hoes announced that they plan to ban the various chapters individually.
Amsterdam remains the least safe municipality in the Netherlands, according to the AD Crime Meter. Maastricht is in number 2, just like last year, and Rotterdam took third place.
Three people were injured in a fight at a bar in Sittart on Thursday. The police are investigating rumors that this incident is related to a conflict between outlaw motor cycle gangs.
A 5-year-boy that went missing Tuesday evening in the German border town of Straelen was found dead earlier today by German police. The boy, Filip, was found in a pond in Herongen, just across the border from Venlo where police in Limburg were also assisting in the search.
Municipalities along the German and Belgian borders are strongly opposing the neighboring countries building windmills in border areas, reports AD. They are seeking intervention from higher authorities, also on the European level.
A German-born resident of Kerkrade died from injuries suffered in the wake of the recent earthquake in Nepal. Uschi Dorweiler worked as a naturopath, and lived in the Limburg town for twenty years before she was killed while on holiday. She was 52 years old, reports the Limburgs Dagblad.
Police in Maastricht arrested a 26-year-old with Iraqi heritage in an investigation into terrorism, local news site 1Limburg reported. He is suspected of contributing to training for terrorist activities, and was taken into custody late Wednesday night.
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.
A total of 23 men have confessed to having sex with a 16 year old girl in the Valkenburg underage prostitution case, the Public Prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday.
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.
A large fire broke out at the sport and tennis complex on Beekweg in Belfast, near Venlo just after 01:00 this morning. Firefighters quickly realized that the complex was beyond saving and focused on saving the nearby riding school.
The top management of the VVD has decided to end the membership of Jos van Rey, the corruption accused former alderman of Roermond, Limburg VVD chairman Peter de Koning told 1Limburger. Van Rey told L1 that he had not been informed about the decision.
The A67 between Eindhoven and Venlo is closed this morning after a serious accident between a truck and a tanker, the Traffic Information Service and the police report.
According to NU, the truck crashed into the tanker near Asten. The truck driver was seriously injured in the accident. The truck went through the median, causing a significant amount of damage.
The highway from Venlo to EIndhoven is expected to remain closed between Liessel and Asten until 13:00 this afternoon. A lane has been opened from EIndhoven to Venlo
One person is dead and another person was severely burned when an apartment building exploded in Berg aan de Maas, Limburg. A man was threatening to blow up a home on Julianastraat earlier Friday afternoon by opening a natural gas valve and igniting it, sources told local news publisher 1Limburg.
The fog and cloud cover may break enough in some areas of the Netherlands to make this morning's solar eclipse visible. The eclipse will start at 09:30 a.m and reach its' peak at 10:37 a.m. The eclipse will be over by 11:48 a.m.
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.
Most of the votes from the 2015 Provincial Elections have been counted. The following results, projected per province, are based on information from Dutch public broadcaster NOS and newswire ANP.