Nijmegen

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Nov 29 '16 09:33

A 69-year-old mother and her 43-year-old daughter were the at a crossing on Sionsweg in Nijmegen on Monday. The victims lived together in a home on Breedweg near Groesbeek, the Gelderlander reports.

Local residents told the newspaper that they had a very reclusive lifestyle, with very little contact with neighbors. They had four or five dogs and five or six cats. 

Nov 28 '16 13:35

Two persons and multiple dogs were killed after being. According to the police, the pedestrians and their dogs were crossing the rails at Scheidingsweg after the barriers were already down. "This happened deliberately, so it looks like suicide", a spokesperson for the police said to AD.

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Nov 28 '16 09:47

A train hit several pedestrians at a crossing in Nijmegen on Monday morning. Two people were killed, according to the police. 

It is currently still unclear what exactly happened - whether this was an accident or a planned action, AD reports. No cars were involved, only the train and several pedestrians, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

Emergency services are at the scene. Traffic over the S100 is being diverted. The municipality also closed several streets around the scene of the accident. 

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Nov 24 '16 09:41

Autumn weather and leaves on the tracks resulted in fewer trains traveling between Nijmegen and Schiphol and between The Hague and Utrecht on Thursday, NS reports. 

There will be a train on these routes every 30 minutes, instead of the normal schedule of every 15 minutes. Travelers should take extra trael time of around 15 minutes into account. They also may have to switch trains more often. NS thinks the delays will last until 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Nov 23 '16 11:20

Slick railway tracks caused by fallen leaves and rain resulted in fewer trains traveling on the busy routes between Nijmegen and Schiphol and between Den Haag Central and Utrecht Central, NS warns. Delays can be up to 15 minutes per journey.

Trains with damaged wheels can not travel on slick tracks, according to Het Parool. Damaged wheels skid on slick tracks when a train tries to brake and can lead to significant damage.

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Oct 24 '16 10:36

Football club SCH from Nijmegen is taking disciplinary steps against players and the team involved in a brawl with Germania Groesbeek on Saturday. Several people were injured, two seriously enough to go to the hospital, the Gelderlander reports. 

Vlogger Willem Vink riding on the roof of a train (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube)
Oct 21 '16 14:21

Two 18-year-old vloggers will not be fined or sent to prison for in June, the court ruled on Friday according to 1Limburg. 

The judge did order the two boys, Willem Vink and Jimmy van Vonderen, to go have a conversation with Veolia train drivers. The drivers will tell the about their traumatic experiences with people who jump in front of trains.

Oct 20 '16 08:59

The German authorities confiscated 40 thousand kilograms of illegal fireworks believed to be destined for the Dutch market. The fireworks were found in bunkers in the Kleef area, just over the border from Nijmegen, which were raided at the request of the Dutch Public Prosecutor.

Oct 4 '16 17:00

The police arrested seven men and one woman during raids across the country early on Tuesday morning. The raids form part of a large scale investigation into cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.

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Sep 8 '16 15:20

Two Nijmegen police officers had a special lunch guest on Tuesday. They picked up an 87-year-old man busy with a pilgrimage from England to Eindhoven and offered him a hearty meal at one officer's home, the Nijmegen police write on Facebook.

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Sep 2 '16 14:30

Public health service GGD believes a viral infection is the reason some 50 students fell sick during an orientation camp for the Hogeschool van Arnhem and Nijmegen on Friday, a spokesperson said in a special press conference. At this stage it is assumed they contracted the Norovirus

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Sep 2 '16 11:16

Between 40 and 50 first year students fell sick for unknown reasons during an activity at sport grounds De Winkelsteeg in Nijmegen on Friday morning, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to Omroep Gelderland.

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Aug 15 '16 13:00

In the coming years the Dutch government will be giving more refugees the opportunity to do volunteer work in the country with the aim of helping them with their integration, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced on Saturday. Minister Lodewijk Asscher made a million euros available to create about 14 thousand volunteer jobs

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Aug 9 '16 17:30

The court in Arnhem sentenced a 25-year-old teacher from Nijmegen to one mandatory day in prison for sexually abusing his students. The teacher was also given the maximum community service of 240 and a conditionally suspended prison sentence of 199 days

Jul 20 '16 13:30

The first aid posts along the route for the second day of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse are so busy on Wednesday that the Red Cross had to call in extra volunteers, a spokesperson for the Red Cross said to NU.nl.

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Jul 20 '16 08:01

Participants of the Vierdaagse marches walking 30 and 40 kilometers on Wednesday, were allowed to start 30 minutes earlier due to a heat warning in effect for Gelderland and Brabant. The organizers of the largest multi-day walking event in the world decided to allow the earlier start as the second day of the marches passes through those two provinces

Jul 19 '16 08:36

On Monday night the Belgian police received an official notification from within the Netherlands about a possible attack during a fireworks show for the Vierdaagse marches in Nijmegen, the Belgian coordinator for counterterrorism OCAD confirmed

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Jul 19 '16 08:02

The first participants in the 100th edition of the Vierdaagse in Nijmegen started their march on the 55 kilometer route at 4:00 a.m. this morning. Over the next four days 50 thousand people will march through the Betuwe and the Gelderland town of Est, passing Huissen, Arnhem and the dike between Oosterhout and Lent, and over the Waal bridge in Nijmegen, to end where they started - the Wedren,

Jul 18 '16 08:42

Participants and organizers of the four day marches Vierdaagse in Nijmegen commemorated the victims of a terrorist attack in Nice, France during the official opening of the marches on Sunday. The Taptoe was played during the opening ceremony on Wedren and a minute of silence was held

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Jul 15 '16 16:30

Following the attack in Nice, France on Thursday, the Dutch police are reassessing security around events in the Netherlands to see whether additional measures are necessary, National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said to broadcaster NOS.

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Jun 20 '16 15:50

On Monday the court in Den Bosch sentenced two men to prison for a scooter accident in Nijmegen in 2010 that left one man dead. Both were found guilty of death by negligence

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Jun 15 '16 08:00

Amsterdam is the nicest city to live in the Netherlands and has been for the past decade, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Emmen is the worst

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Jun 13 '16 13:15

A massive fire broke out in the Monte Carlo night club in Nijmegen on Monday morning. Nijmegen mayor Hubert Bruls closed the club earlier this month following multiple incidents over the past weeks

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Jun 7 '16 10:04

Members of a sleeping cell of terrorist organization Islamic State were living in an "asylum camp in Nijmegen", a jihadist who turned himself in said to the French police, NRC reports.

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