A German man was abducted in the Gelderland village of Nijbroek last week Friday, the police said in a statement on Thursday night. He was released again unharmed a time later. The police are looking for the abductors and call on people with information to come forward.
Next month Rijkswaterstaat will start widening the A1 highway between Apeldoorn and the Azelo junction near Almelo. The 65 kilometer stretch of highway will be widened almost everywhere. This major job is expected to take 10 years to complete and cost around 400 million euros, NU.nl reports.
The A1 is one of the two main road links from the Randstad to the North and East European hinterland.
A large fire destroyed four business buildings on Nijverheidsstraat in Twello during the early hours of Monday morning. No one was hurt. Asbestos was released in the fire, and some of it ended up on adjacent train tracks. For that reason no trains are running between Apeldoorn and Deventer until at least 10:30 a.m., De Stentor reports.
After a good breakfast, King Willem-Alexander kicked off the King's Games with 500 children at Brede School De Fliert in Twello on Friday. This is the sixth edition of the King's Games - a sports day focused on getting kids in the Netherlands enthusiastic about playing sports and staying active.
This year's theme is "Inside Out". It's focused on stimulating kids to play outside more. Over 1.2 million children from over 6 thousand primary schools in the Netherlands, the Caribbean and Dutch schools abroad are participating this year.
The police arrested four people between the ages of 17 and 21 years on Tuesday morning in connection with an aggravated assault at the fair in Twello during the early hours of September 3rd, the Telegraaf reports.
The assault followed a conflict between two groups of young people. One of the groups attacked an 18-year-old boy from Loenen, leaving him in hospital with a broken nose and cheekbone.
Firefighters in the small Gelderland town of Wilp managed to free a small dog that trapped itself into a sewer. Flaco sprinted away from its owner when his harness snapped open during a walk on Friday, running past a dike and scampering across two meadows.
He then appeared to hide in a "safe place," a partially-submerged drain pipe where he found himself caught. The dog's owner tracked him down and tried to use treats to coax the scared animal into safety.
The Gelderland police are looking for the "hero" who "possibly prevented much suffering" by pulling the emergency brake on an international train after it crashed into a car near Twello on Wednesday. The driver of the car was seriously injured, but the about 400 train passengers remained unharmed.
Fires caused by lightning strikes kept the fire departments busy in a number of places throughout the Netherlands on Thursday night.
The missing autistic teenager, Teun Wolters, from Twello has been found. He was discovered at his home around midnight last night. His family is "very happy".
A 17 year old autistic teenager from Twello has gone missing. Teun was last seen around 15:00 yesterday afternoon at Apeldoorn station. The autistic boy lives according to strict rituals, which is why his disappearance is so alarming.
Paramedics responding to reports of an assault victim Sunday were met by an aggressive group of people who thought the response time was too slow. Police arrived at the scene to protect the ambulance workers as they treated an 18-year-old man who was beaten with a drinking glass.
A briefcase containing €175,000 was lost by the police in an undercover operation. Despite the briefcase having been fitted out with a tracking device, the money was still lost, the Telegraaf reports.