Many Dutch municipalities are hastily arranging emergency shelter for refugees. The first 200 asylum seekers moved into the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on Tuesday night. Other buildings transformed into emergency shelters include the barracks in Weert and the domed prison in Haarlem.
Rail traffic between Weert and Eindhoven was brought to a standstill on Sunday night after a collision between a train and a car. The driver of the car was killed in the accident.
The police seized 50 thousand liters of chemicals and tens of thousands of euros in cash during a major police action in the southern parts of the Netherlands on Tuesday. Two people were arrested.
About 60 municipalities have hired a lawyer after a tariff increase by automation company PinkRoccade. The company provides software to approximately 200 municipalities. The package will be expanded considerably next year, allowing citizens to make use of several services, such as applying for a new passport - without having to go to the municipal service desk.
About 25 homes were evacuated in Pius-X hof, Weert last night after a confused man threatened to open the gas valve and blow himself up.
Four people were arrested on suspicion of violation of the Weapons & Ammunition law on Tuesday, October 28th, after a shooting incident in Weert.
A woman was found on the bottom of a pool in Geurtsvenweg, Weert on Sunday afternoon.
The police in Limburg are going to investigate the case in which a hunter shot the wild boars who were rescued from the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in Weert on Sunday. According to the law, hunting on Sunday is not allowed.
In Limburg, eight wild boars were discovered swimming in the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in Weert on Sunday. After a rescue operation from the fire department, the boars were shot dead by a hunter. Animal rights organizations and angry citizens are confused and angry at the situation, which seems to them not to make sense on several points.
In the Limburg Weert a social worker was stabbed to death Friday afternoon, announced a police spokesperson to NU.nl.
On Tuesday heavy storms blew away tents and made trees fall at the camping site De IJzeren Man in Weert and the nearby natural campsite Wega. The storm created widespread panic among the visitors. No one was injured.
In no time campsite Wega was flooded on Tuesday due to severe thunderstorms with hail. Tents blew away, others were flooded. Most of the 150 campers decided to discontinue their holidays prematurely. “In a wet sleeping bag you can not sleep,” said one of them.