Many of the necessary fire measures were lacking in the Nijmegen retirement home that caught fire on February 20th, the Gelderland-Zuid fire department and municipality announced in a press conference last night. Four of the retirement home's elderly residents have died from injuries obtained during the fire.
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.
So far, 136 complainants in the "fewer Moroccans" case against Geert Wilders have submitted a request for compensation. The number comes from internal figures from Slachtofferhulp Nederland, a Dutch victims support group, AD reports.
A suspected drunk driver arrested after a hit-and-run killed a baby and injured a father last Thursday in Lutten, Overijssel, is now held on suspicion of manslaughter.
A second suspect in the Valkenburg lover-boy case has committed suicide. He was (probably) one of the 16 year old girl's customers.
A 33 year old mother abducted two of her children (7 and 8 years old) from Maastricht and took them to Syria, Brabants Dagblad reports.
The National Platform Firearms (LPV), a collaboration to combat the illegal firearms trade, was quietly disbanded at the end of January. This is according to an investigation done by television program Brandpunt Reporter, which was broadcast last night.
Justice in Limburg suspects that criminal organizations in the south of the Netherlands make teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 years work in cannabis plantations, De Telegraaf reports.
Squatters threw paint-filled glass projectiles at police officers and a police car from a squatted Amsterdam building on Wednesday morning. The paint-bombs could have seriously injured the officers, says the municipality.
The Public Prosecutor suspects two more VVD officials of corruption, NRC reports. These officials are Piet Ploeg, former alderman in Stichtse Vecht, and Rob Bats, former mayor of Haren. They are suspected of trying to influence the appointment of mayor in the Stichtse Vecht in favor of Bats.
The Prosecutor’s Office in Amsterdam is pushing forward with a demand for more prison time for former Noord-Holland provincial executive Ton Hooijmaijers. The Attorney General today in appellate court demanded four years for the VVD politician.
Violence against train conductors seems to be turning into an everyday occurrence, with three NS employees assaulted since Friday.
The Public Prosecutor is going after an egg hatchery from Babberich and three egg farms from Landhorst, Leveroij and Haule for selling millions of ordinary eggs as free range eggs.
State Secretary Fred Teeven and Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) are in trouble in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) again over the deal Teeven made with drug criminal Cees H. in 2000.
The opposition in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) this morning demanded clarification on allegations that the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) is hindering the investigation into the cause of the MH17 disaster, De Telegraaf reports.
The 70 year old Dirk Klaas M., who is suspected of blackmailing John de Mol and threatening Linda de Mol and her family, appeared at the first public hearing at the court in Utrecht today.
Dave Holloway, Natalee Holloway's father, has called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the tip that his daughter is buried under the Marriott hotel in Aruba, the AD reports.
Public prosecutors from Rotterdam met with their Italian counterparts and police representatives in Rome on Thursday morning, the Dutch prosecutor revealed. Both Rome and Rotterdam have conducted a criminal investigation into the riots that took place in Rome on February 18 and 19 in the run up to a European League match between AS Roma and Feyenoord.
The court in Istanbul today sentenced Shaban B. to 7 years and 9 months in a Turkish prison for human trafficking and participation in a criminal organization, NU reports. B. has appealed the ruling
Two men who sold dangerous fireworks should face three years in prison, the public prosecutor told a court in Breda, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday. The 25- and 33-year-olds from Breda co-ran a shop which provided customers with fireworks from Poland, the public prosecutor (OM) released.
In addition to controversy and concerns surrounding parliamentarian Mark Verheijen, the VVD is may now well be dealing with another politician under investigation. According to the AD, Kathalijne de Kruif, the VVD faction leader from Maarssen, seems to be part of a major criminal investigation.
A 75 year old child molester from Oosterhout was arrested on Saturday, De Telegraaf reports. The man was found with two boys at his house while he is forbidden to have any contact with children.
Eduard M., the so-called serial sex offender, has been sentenced to six years in prison by the court in Utrecht, Het Parool reports.
The Public Prosecutor and the KNVB are advocating for digital tracking of football hooligans. The digital reporting obligation for hooligans will be discussed in the Eerste Kamer (Senate) today during the treatment of a new version of the Dutch football law, the Volkskrant reports.