Noord-Brabant

Ambulance
Apr 27 '18 16:30

Mayor Hanne van Aart of the Noord-Brabant village of Loon op Zand resuscitated a man during the village's King's Day festivities on Friday morning. The traffic controller fell unconscious, and Van Aart provided first aid until emergency services arrived, AD reports.

The man regained consciousness and was rushed to the hospital. 

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in Schijndel, 25 April 2018
Apr 26 '18 07:20

A man was killed in a shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in the Noord-Brabant town of Schijndel on Wednesday evening. The police are investigating exactly what happened. So far no arrests were made.

The police responded to the scene around 7:15 p.m. The critically injured man was found lying near a car. First responders tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died on the spot.

Local residents told Omroep Brabant that multiple shots were fired. The shooting happened in the residential neighborhood while many kids were still playing outside. 

Euros
Apr 24 '18 12:10

Almost all regions in the Netherlands saw economic growth last year. The Groningen region was the only one to see its economy shrink. The regions around Eindhoven and Almere saw the strongest growth, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday. 

In both the Eindhoven and Almere regions, the economy grew by 4.9 percent last year compared to 2016. In Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant - Eindhoven and its surroundings - last year's economic growth was mainly supported by industry and business services. In Almere, lease companies in particular contributed to the economic growth. 

Police officer and paramedic
Apr 23 '18 08:11

A 55-year-old man riding a disability vehicle - an electric three wheeled bike - was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident during the night from Saturday to Sunday. The police arrested a 24-year-old man from Hoeven on Sunday.

According to the police, the victim was found seriously injured on Noordzeedijk between Stampersgat and Dinteloord by passersby around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday. The passersby called the emergency services, and the man from Dinteloord was rushed to hospital by ambulance. 

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Apr 13 '18 09:18

Most primary schools in Limburg and Noord-Brabant are closed on Friday as teachers in these provinces strike for higher salaries and lower workloads. This is the third in a relay-strike by primary school teachers in the Netherlands, following strikes in the center of the country last month, and in the north the month before.

Rabobank
Apr 12 '18 11:10

The police team investigating the safety deposit boxes robbery at a Rabobank in Oudenbosch, is currently looking at the company responsible for the bank's security - Breda company EBN. The police confiscated the company's entire server. "We confirm that it is taken into account that this is an 'inside job' and that the server of the company was confiscated", spokesperson Mireille Aalders of the Zeeland-West-Brabant police said to AD.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Mar 26 '18 08:04

A 46-year-old woman was found murdered in a home on Julianalaan in Wernhout, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Sunday morning. A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in her murder. The victim is the resident of the home, the police said in a statement.

The police responded to the home around 3:10 a.m. on Sunday and found the woman murdered inside. The suspect is in custody while the police investigate his involvement. "It is still unclear what exactly happened in the home", the police said. "The detectives are keeping all scenarios open."

Henk Baum shot dead in his car on Rijksweg in Schaijk, 22 March 2018
Mar 23 '18 07:31

A man with a criminal record was shot and killed in the Noord-Brabant town of Schaijk on Thursday afternoon. Two boys on bicycles found the critically injured man in his car on Rijksweg around 3:00 p.m., he was shot shortly before that, the police said in a statement. Omroep Brabant identifies the victim as 51-year-old Henk Baum from Nistelrode. He died at the scene. 

Mar 20 '18 16:30

A 44-year-old man from Sprang-Capelle in Noord-Brabant was fined 250 euros for trying to sell his ballots for the municipal elections and referendum on online market place Martplaats, Omroep Brabant reports.

The man posted the ad online last Tuesday. He wanted to sell his ballots for the municipal election and the referendum on the intelligence agencies' new law, both of which are happening on Wednesday, in an open bid. "I never vote myself, in this way I can make another person happy", he said on the ad, according to the broadcaster. 

Ambulance
Mar 20 '18 07:38

A woman and four men were killed when a passenger van crashed into a truck on the N270 between Helmond and Deurne on Monday afternoon. The five victims all worked for the Horizon Groep in Velp, which deploys temporary production workers throughout the Netherlands. Four others were seriously injured, the truck driver and three others from in the van, AD reports. 

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Mar 19 '18 18:52

Five people were killed and five people were hurt when a passenger van collided with a truck. At least four of those killed were in the van. The driver of the truck and multiple people from the van were initially reported injured. The truck driver was trapped in his vehicle after the accident, police said.

The accident happened just after 4:20 p.m. on Monday along the N270 just east of Helmond, Noord-Brabant. Within minutes two different helicopter ambulances were dispatched to the scene, along with several paramedic teams and firefighters.

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Mar 16 '18 08:16

At least 20 shots were fired at coffeeshop De Jungle on Kromstraat in Oss, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Friday morning. The coffeeshop was closed at the time, and as far as is known, no one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.

The police responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. Officers found multiple bullet holes in the coffeeshop's roller shutter.

The area around the coffeeshop was closed down and the police are investigating.

A burnt out BMW was found on De Louwstraat in Schaijk some time later. Whether this is related to the shooting is not yet clear. 

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Mar 8 '18 09:17

Two people were injured in a large fire in a warehouse behind a house on Korte Bunder in Hoeven, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Thursday morning. Several explosions were heard in the warehouse. The wounded persons were taken to hospital for treatment, ANP reports.

The fire started shortly after midnight. The explosions heard were caused by items stored in the warehouse. 

Ice skating on the Haterse Vennen, 22 Jan 2017
Mar 1 '18 13:30

The icy weather currently in the Netherlands means that skating enthusiasts can enjoy the natural ice at numerous ice skating clubs throughout the country. One skating enthusiast used a drone to film a beautiful video of skaters enjoying the natural ice rink of skating club De Vennen in Noord-Brabant. 

"We have five centimeters of ice", Jan van de Wiel of De Vennen said to Omroep Brabant. "It is beautiful for natural ice. The free nature. Enjoy the sun rising. The outside air and the wind. You have to overcome all these factors on natural ice."

Mar 1 '18 09:11

Crime in Amsterdam fell by 5 percent in 2017 compared to the year before. There were fewer cases of pickpockets, muggings, and violent threats, but the number of home burglaries and robberies increased. Nationwide crime is steadily declining,  according to figures the National Police will publish on Thursday, the Volkskrant reports. 

Parents accused in Amber Alert for Hannah Simons
Feb 26 '18 21:57

A six-month-old baby girl kidnapped in front of a grocery store on Monday morning was rescued by police just over the border on Monday evening. Authorities arrested the girl's biological parents, who were with baby Hannah when they were found together at a holiday park in Germany around 8 p.m., police revealed.

All three were still in Germany while their case was processed, police said. The Netherlands will request extradition.

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Feb 26 '18 12:02

A baby was abducted outside a Lidl supermarket on Nieuwstraat in the Noord-Brabant town of Eersel on Monday morning. The child was forcibly taken, a police spokesperson confirmed to Omroep Brabant.

Bystanders told the broadcaster that a woman carrying a child in a Maxi Cosi walked out of the supermarket towards the parking lot when a man came up, grabbed the Maxi Cosi and child from her arms and left in a car.

houe for sale/sold sign
Feb 7 '18 07:39

The average wealth of Dutch households increased by almost 10 percent in 2016, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday based on new figures. This is mainly due to increasing house prices. Dutch without their own home did not see a wealth increase in that year, according to the stats office.

Nearly three in five households owned their home in 2016. An owned home formed the largest part of household's assets at 57 percent, followed by savings. Mortgage was also the largest debt item of Dutch households that year, making up 86 percent of the average household's debt. 

Feb 5 '18 11:00

The housing shortage in the Netherlands is estimated to keep growing until 2020, reaching a peak around the end of 2018, according to a study by real estate advisor Capital Value in collaboration with ABF Research, NU.nl reports.

Ponies found wandering the streets of 't Maaskantje
Jan 30 '18 14:40

Two adult ponies were found wandering around the Noord-Brabant town of Maaskantje during the early hours of Monday morning. They were taken in by animal ambulance Brabant Noordoost, who posted their photos on Facebook in an attempt to find the owner.

"They are adult ponies and their health is good", Wim van de Pol of the animal ambulance said to Omroep Brabant. "They walked in the middle of the street in the town of 't Maaskantje in the night from Sunday to Monday. A lady was able to lead them to her garden and we picked them up there."

Ambulance
Jan 18 '18 13:32

A school bus carrying around 10 children between the ages of 10 and 15 crashed into a tree during stormy weather in Gravenmoer, Noord-Brabant on Thursday. Five children and the bus driver were injured, AD reports.

The extent of the kids' injuries is unclear. The bus driver was seriously injured, according to the newspaper. The bus was transporting kids to a school in Andel.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. 

Blown down tree lands on a car in Rotterdam, 3 Jan 2017
Jan 4 '18 10:00

With reporting by Zack Newmark.

The Wednesday storm that blew across the Netherlands with wind speeds peaking at 141 kilometers per hour caused roughly 10 million euros in damage to homes and vehicles, the insurance association Verbond van Verzekeraars (VvV) announced on Thursday. A full year of storms cause physical damage of roughly 50 million euros, a spokesperson told broadcaster NOS.

Warning sign in Amsterdam Oost, 30 Nov 2017
Dec 22 '17 08:29

For the first time in years, the number of burglaries in the Netherlands increased in 2016. Last year a total of 64 thousand burglary claims were filed with insurers, compared to 61 thousand in 2015, according to figures from the Dutch association of insurers VNV, ANP reports.

Police boat
Dec 4 '17 07:19

At least two men were killed in a fishing boat accident near the former work island of Neeltje Jans in Zeeland. A third man is still missing. The search for the man was stopped on Sunday night when it became too dark to continue. The police will resume the search on Monday morning, ANP reports.

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