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Flying cockroaches inundate Larissa in central Greece

A plague of flying cockroaches appears to have spread in the city of Larissa, central Greece, with citizens filling dozens of complaints to local authorities in the last two weeks. According to local newspaper eleftheria.gr, the citizens have seen  their homes, businesses and streets inundated by big flying cockroaches. A …

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Banknotes worth €40,000 from looted Libya bank surface in Central Greece

Βanknotes stolen from the Central Bank of Libya in Benghazi in 2017 have turned up in Larissa, central Greece, when a man from Volos tried to exchange 200-euros banknotes of total worth €40,000 at a branch of the Bank of Greece in Larissa. According to local newspaper eleftheria.gr, the man …

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Man arrested for sexually abusing 3.5-year-old daughter

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in Larissa for sexually abusing his 3.5-year-old daughter. The arrest a few days ago followed a complaint filed by NGO for the child protection “the Smile of the Child.” Based on the complaint, the man had mistreated his child in his car, in the …

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Greece floods: Swimming ban imposed in Magnesia, Larissa coastlines

The Thessaly Water Directorate announced on Thursday a temporary swimming ban for all coasts of the Magnesia and Larissa regions, central Greece, excluding the beaches in Northern Sporades, after the floods caused by the deadly storm Daniel. The announcement stated that sampling to verify the suitability of the waters for …

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Power outage in rail network halts Athens-Thessaloniki intercity

An Intercity train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki was forced to halt outside Larissa, central Greece, on Sunday afternoon due to a power outrage in the OSE rail network. Concerned passengers were left in the dark without proper information about what was going on. The incident caused unrest among the …

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Femicide: 35-year-old woman found dead in Larissa home; partner on the run

Femicide Greece: A 35-year-old woman was found dead with a blow to the head and wrapped in a blanket in her home in Larissa, central Greece, on Friday morning. The body was discovered after neighbors complained about stench coming out of the apartment. Police is searching for the victim’s partner, …

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Omicron cases in Greece rise to 26; dozens more under investigation

Confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Greece have reached 26, health authorities announced on Monday morning. The majority of them are not related to travel. Dozens of suspected cases under examination. The confirmed cases of the Omicron variant have reached 26 on Monday from 17 last Thursday. President of …

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USAFE F-15E lands safely in Larissa after losing canopy during flight

An USAFE F-15E fighter jet was able to land safely at the Larissa Air Base in central Greece after a mishap during a NATO exercise dubbed Operation Castle Ford. According to local media, the F-15E lost its canopy over an unpopulated area of Kozani, western Macedonia and sought permission for …

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Mini Lockdown in Thessaloniki, Halkidiki & two more regions (COVID-MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection placed four regional units in mini lockdown on Thursday citing particularly increased virus load. Other factors such as low vaccination rates and increased occupancy at hospitals Intensive Care Units in these regions added to this decision. According to a statement the regional units of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Larissa …

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Woman shot dead with 8 bullets by husband; another femicide in Greece

Another femicide in Greece: a 43-year-old woman was shot dead by her husband in a tavern-cafeteria in Sotiritsa by Larissa, central Greece, at 10:30 on Tuesday morning. The cold-blooded murder took place in front of several eye-witnesses, staff and customers. According to preliminary reports, the victim was shot dead with …

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Cancer patient infected with Covid-19 in Larissa oncology clinic dies

A cancer patient who got infected with Covid-19 in the oncology clinic of the University hospital in Larissa, central Greece, died Monday noon. The 53-year-old man needed hospitalization in the clinic where a total of 25 patients and health personnel were tested positive with the virus last week. The deceased, …

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Lockdown for Thessaloniki, Larissa, Rodopi; 8 regions change Risk Level

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Thursday evening that three more regional units are classified as “high risk”, Tier 4, on the Covid-19 map of the country. Tough restrictions, a form of lockdown where many business and services operations will be suspended, will be imposed in the regional units of Thessaloniki, …

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Coronavirus: 27-year-old doctor intubated in Larissa, central Greece

A 27-year-old doctor was intubated in the university hospital of Larissa, central Greece, late on Tuesday. The doctor, an intern at the Surgery Department of the same hospital, most likely contracted the coronavirus during vacations in Halkidiki, northern Greece. Local media report that she developed the first symptoms after she …

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