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.
Damage to (possibly dozens) of new cars in Born, Limburg, has the fire department completely confused. The damage, which resembles hail damage, has no apparent source and is isolated to one parking lot, with no cars damaged outside it.
Another VVD member is in trouble because of his declarations, De Telegraaf reports. Bram Dirkx, councilor in Venray in Limburg, allegedly messed with his declarations during his time as national chairman of the VVD's youth organization JOVD.
A 41-year-old teacher of a primary school in Ell, Limburg, has been fired after being arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, NOS reports.
Bookstores are becoming a rare sight in the Netherlands. Last year the Netherlands had a total of about 800 bookstores, compared to almost 1,000 in 2007 - a decrease of 20 percent.
VVD Member of Parliament Mark Verheijen arranged a free election party for Prime Minister Mark Rutte in 2012 at the Floriade in Venlo. According to the AD, the VVD paid for nothing, despite the exhibition being highly dependent on such income.
According to a study commissioned by the Longfonds, half of all schools in secondary education in the Netherlands now have a non-smoking school ground.
The police investigation into the two bodies found in a house on Einderstraat in Schinveld, Limburg on Sunday has been closed. The investigation showed that both the man and the woman died of natural causes, the police report on their website.
Sniffer dogs will be used to detect network failures In North Brabant and Limburg for Netherlands energy provider Enexis by the end of 2015, the company announced last week.
The bodies of a man and a woman was found in a home on Einderstraat in Schinveld, Limburg on Sunday night.
Pharrel Williams will perform at Pinkop this year. The artist has been added to the lineup along with the Flemish band Oscar And The Wolf, the organization of the three day music festival in Landgraaf, Limburg announced today.
The GaiaZoo in Limburg had two new arrivals this week. The first is a baby gorilla, born to first time mother Tamidol. The second is a baby crested mangabey. Crested mangabeys are very rare and there are only 40 living in 15 European zoos.
"Code yellow" weather warnings have been issued by Dutch weather analysts for the seventh day in a row, as extreme winds continue to cause unrest across the country.
A large fire broke out at the Comfortparc marina in Wessem, Limburg at 4:30 a.m. Thursday destroying a few dozen luxury yachts and houseboats. The burnt down ships are beyond repair and considered lost, reports 1limburg on their webpage.
Thirty-five people were pulled from their vehicles by rescue workers after a truck loaded with hydrochloric acid was rear ended. The acid sprayed out of a tanker prompting a large-scale emergency response that shut highways and railways.
The fierce winds that have wreaked havoc across much of the Netherlands for several days in a row will likely ease off by the weekend. Wind gusts of 80 km/h and higher have been reported across the country, with Dutch weather experts calling for a sixth straight code yellow weather warning for coastal provinces and Limburg.
The south-eastern Dutch province Limburg is vying for a Tour de France stage in 2016. Putting a stage in the province would be a coup for Dutch cycling, with the 2015 launch of the race also scheduled in the Netherlands.
The Marechaussee, the policing branch of the Dutch armed forces, confiscated the car of a 29-year old Belgian man this morning. The man has 74 unpaid traffic violations in the Netherlands with a total value of 23,000 euros.
It is very likely that it is going to snow on Saturday. Some places may even have to deal with a real snow layer. According to Weerplaza, the hills in Limburg may even get more than 20 centimeters of snow.
According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.
Three suspects were arrested in Gelderland on December 9, thought to be importers and dealers of illegal fireworks in the Netherlands. Through the course of their investigation, police say they confiscated eight thousand kilograms of illegal fireworks in the suspects' possession.