Noord-Brabant

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Nov 1 '15 09:34

An explosion at a nuclear power plant in Beveren, Belgium posed no threat for the surrounding area, a spokesman told Belgian media. A transformer blew up, causing a small fire at the site of Doel 1, a nuclear reactor that was closed down in February.

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Nov 1 '15 09:07

A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.

Oct 23 '15 18:20

A 41-year-old man that was arrested while attempting a burglary, found himself in even deeper trouble after telling officers that he had left two kids at home alone. He left the toddlers, in the middle of the night, to go on a burglary spree.

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Oct 23 '15 17:20

New figures released by the airport in Eindhoven show an 11-percent increase in passengers over the first nine months of this year. Through September, 3,375,402 passengers used the airport, a gain of 323,402 over the same period last year.

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Oct 21 '15 17:54

Concerns of violence around a debate on the housing of asylum seekers in Steenbergen, Noord-Brabant prompted local mayor Joseph Vos to order strict security measures to prevent rioting. Police will search anyone entering the area surrounding the community center meeting location for any item that may be used as a weapon, as well as balaclavas, masks and alcohol.

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Oct 12 '15 15:27

The 48-year-old police detective that was arrested on September 29 of this year for suspectedly selling police investigation information to criminals, has also been found with 235 thousand euros in cash in his possession, reported the Public Prosecutors’ (OM) website. He is also suspected of corruption, money laundering and dereliction of his duties.

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Oct 12 '15 15:10

A 20-year-old man has died after the driver of the motorcycle he was riding on crashed into a house Saturday afternoon. The driver, 21, was also injured in the accident on Dorpsstraat in Riethoven, Noord-Brabant.

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Oct 9 '15 08:10

A police officer assigned to the country’s national investigatory team was arrested last month in what authorities described as “the biggest judicial scandal” in decades. The policeman is suspected of selling confidential information related to investigations to drug trafficking rings and outlaw motorcycle gangs, the NRC reported on Friday.

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Oct 7 '15 14:41

Police in Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, say they managed to break-up a "major brawl" between refugee youths and local young people on Tuesday night. The escalation was believed to have been the results of an earlier incident involving a fight between a small group of people on Klompven, police said in a statement.

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Oct 5 '15 15:32

Nearly 20 years to the day after Nicole van den Hurk went missing, the lawyer for 48-year-old Jos de G., suspected in the teen's rape and murder, maintained his innocence in court on Monday. De G. was arrested in 2014 after his DNA matched trace evidence found on the victim.

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Oct 1 '15 19:15

A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody and detained for formal questioning after a 48-year-old motorcyclist died when he crashed into the boy's tractor. The head-on collision happened in Haaren, Noord Brabant, at the three-way intersection of Driehoekweg, Belversestraat and Eind towards the end of Thursday morning, police said in a statement.

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Sep 29 '15 14:25

The Emmy award ceremony, for both American and international newscasters celebrating the best international news stories, took place on Monday night in New York. The Dutch broadcaster NOS, who was nominated for the airing of the National Day of Mourning after the downing of Maylasian Flight MH17, was competing with three other non-American contenders for the award. NOS received its nomination for the July 2014, hour-long broadcast on the arrival of the first victims of the plane crash in the Ukraine.

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Sep 28 '15 19:16

A police tactical team raided the home of a 19-year-old Spijkenisse man suspected of involvement in a vicious home invasion that led to the death of a 48-year-old Tilburg resident. The arrest for the September 15 crime took place on Monday morning.

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Sep 25 '15 14:22

The CEO of American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, officially opens a second Tesla factory in the Netherlands on Friday evening, alongside the Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The nearly 50,000-square meter factory hires 180 workers, and stands alongside an assembly line and test track for the electric cars.

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Sep 24 '15 18:29

Young consumers want more information about products while they are shopping, preferably delivered by smartphone, according to a survey conducted by research firm Quotas. Customers want to do more shopping faster, broadcaster NOS reported.

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Sep 24 '15 14:46

The house of two Netherlands police officers was burgled last weekend in the municipal district of Midden-Drenthe, police spokesperson told Ernest Zinsmeijer from RVT Noord. A complete uniform was stolen from each of the two officers.

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Sep 4 '15 20:26

One person was killed and another wounded when an elevator fell inside a building on the TU/Eindhoven campus. The elevator fell seven stories and trapped both victims, believed to be workers taking part in the building’s renovations, according to Omroep Brabant.

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Aug 25 '15 15:22

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a sandcastle, it is time to visit Oss in Noord-Brabant. The second sand castle hotel in the world has just opened at the Sand Sculpture Festival Brabant. The first sand hotel opened in Sneek, Friesland, where a sand sculpture festival is also taking place.

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Aug 10 '15 19:00

At least one person was killed Monday afternoon when shots rang out in the parking lot of the Tweesteden Hospital in Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant. The offender was still on the loose as of 6:30 p.m. that evening.

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Aug 6 '15 16:31

Two Dutch startup companies landed on the World Economic Forum’s list of the year’s top Technology Pioneers, “the most prominent and forward thinking tech companies,” the organization announced Thursday.

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Aug 6 '15 15:10

Three men crashed their car into an unmarked police vehicle Wednesday evening, and a search of the vehicle turned up an undisclosed quantity of illegal drugs and a weapon, a police report stated. The trio were arrested shortly after the 7:45 p.m. crash at the corner of Keijenborg and de Vioolstraat in Roosendaal, Noord-Brabant.

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Aug 3 '15 10:53

Residents of Sint Willebrord has been warned to keep an eye out for an about half a meter long lizard that escaped from Kraaiendonk on Sunday. According to the police, the lizard is completely harmless, but can look quite frightening.

Jul 25 '15 10:45

The weather warning initially issued for Saturday was upgraded to a code red alert for hard winds holding at up to 110 km/h on the western coast of the Netherlands. The extra caution covers Zeeland and Zuid-Holland beginning at 11 a.m., and Noord-Holland from noon, according to the government meteorological agency KNMI.

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Jul 7 '15 14:01

Almost a quarter of the Dutch population, aged 12 years and up, registered as willing organ donors on the donor registry last year. These people gave permission for their organs or tissue to be used after death.

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