Jos van Rey is refusing to give up his seat on the Roermond city council. The vast majority of the council wants the politician to step down after he was convicted of corruption, but Van Rey is not leaving, he said during a city council meeting on the ruling culture on Thursday
The police are now investigating 70 deaths connected to alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross in Germany. According to German broadcaster WDR, the police suspect these deaths may have been caused by treatment in the clinic.
The court in Rotterdam sentenced former VVD alderman in Roermond Jos van Rey to 240 hours of community service on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor demanded a 2 year prison sentence and will appeal against the court ruling
The Public Prosecutor committed "character murder" against former Roermond alderman Jos van Rey in the corruption case against him, Van Rey's lawyer Gitte Stevens said in court on Monday. According to the lawyer, the Prosecutor jumped the gun in the case and then could not retreat when there was no evidence against her client
The Public Prosecutor demanded a two year prison sentence against former VVD politician Jos van Rey in court on Tuesday. The Limburg politician vehemently denies the charges of bribery, election fraud and money laundering against him and claims to be "totally perplexed" by the Prosecutor's demand.
Former VVD politician Jos van Rey landed himself in a world of cronyism, bribery and corruption, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Tuesday in the formulation of the sentence demand against Van Rey. "It appears that the suspect got caught up in his own success and lost feeling for what can and can not be", the prosecutor said
The municipality of Sittard-Geleen is following in Maastricht's footsteps and is banning coffeeshops from selling drugs to tourists. From April 1st only residents of the Netherlands can buy cannabis at coffeeshops in the city. Coffeeshop owner Peter Hendriks fears that this measure will mean a significant increase in the drug dealing on the city's streets
An ISIS explosive containing hydrogen peroxide produced by chemical company Solvay in Roermond, was discovered in Iraq according to a report by Conflict Armament Research
Roermond snack bar Piet Friet has a special snack planned for Valentine's Day on Sunday - fries topped with chocolate and hazelnut spread Nutella
The Netherlands meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds up to 100 kilometers per hour for almost the whole country, with the exception of the eastern provinces. The strong winds resulted in a number of Carnival parades being cancelled or postponed, including those in Den Bosch, Breda, Roermond, Geleen and Venlo.
The police are launching a small-scale experiment in clamping cars to encourage owners to pay their outstanding fines. The experiment will run from February 1st to July 1st in Rotterdam, Amersfoort and Roermond, the police announced on Thursday.
Investigating authorities have strong evidence that indicate that the Limburg branch of motorcycle gang Bandidos recruited members through "a criminal training school" housed in support club Chicanos
A 51 year old man from Roerdalen, Limburg is suspected of raping and sexually abusing two teenage girls, one of them his daughter, over a period of 14 years. His daughter fell pregnant with his child when she was 14 years old.
An outbreak of scabies at a temporary asylum reception center in Reuver, Limburg has emergency services quickly trying to contain the infection. Fire department personnel working in the region say 48 people from Eritrea are suffering from the skin condition, newswire ANP reported.
A man was held hostage for several hours in Roermond on Sunday after being forced into a car on Stationsplein around 4:30 p.m. The police have arrested three suspects on suspicion of deprivation of freedom.
The treasurer of the Heilige Christoffel en Heilige Geest parish in Roermond is suspected of embezzling 750 thousand euros of the parish's money.
Three suspects have been arrested in a case involving extortion, blackmail and pedophilia. A man from Helmond was lured to a house in Roermond with the promise of sex with two young girls, aged 13 and 14 years. Once there three other adults forced him to pay 40 thousand euros.
A body was discovered along the A73 in Roermond on Thursday last week. The victim is believed to be Italian criminal S.H.
A man was run off the road and assaulted on the A73 in Roermond on Thursday night. Acquaintances of a 12 year old girl found out that the man had arranged a meeting with the girl through social media and decided to take matters into their own hands, according to the police.
The management of the brand new indoor theme park Yumble in Roermond has filed for bankruptcy, just four months after the park opened its doors.. The company announced in a statement on Wednesday that, due to disappointing visitor numbers and a party deciding to withdraw a financial injection at the last moment, Yumble had to close its doors
About 190 people went to the Public Health Service and first aid workers during the Old Limburgs Shooting Festival in Maasniel near Roermond on Sunday after the heat left them feeling unwell.
Officers in Limburg arrested a suspect overnight in connection with arson incidents at a shipyard, a houseboat, a harbour and a marina, police said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old man was picked up at his home in Maastricht during the early morning hours on Tuesday.
The top management of the VVD has decided to end the membership of Jos van Rey, the corruption accused former alderman of Roermond, Limburg VVD chairman Peter de Koning told 1Limburger. Van Rey told L1 that he had not been informed about the decision.
There are currently no trains traveling between Roermond and Venlo. A bomb from World War II was found in Swalmen at Roermond while work was being done near the tracks. Rail traffic can only resume once the bomb has been made safe.