Krakow Local News: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

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Snow could return this week

Don’t get used to the sunshine and spring weather. The large weather system moving across southern Europe from the English channel, which has already caused strong winds in Poland, will bring lower temperatures, rain, and possibly snow to the region on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Snow is especially likely in mountainous areas, which may provide a welcome boom to frustrated skiers. [TVN24]

Krakow parking fees may increase

Street parking in the center of Krakow, currently set at 3 zł for the first hour, may be set to rise soon, according to Deputy Mayor of Investment Tadeusz Trzmiel. The goal was one of more than 300 agreed upon in a meeting between Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski and regional parliamentarians yesterday about their upcoming legislative agendas. Higher parking fees, like many of the other issues discussed at the meeting, would aim to combat the city’s chronic severe smog problem. [Gazeta Krakowska]

Police raid weapons-filled drug lab

Police have discovered a laboratory for producing amphetamines in Krakow which was also stocked with illegal guns, knives, explosives, and bulletproof vests. A 32-year-old resident, said to have connections to hooligan gangs, was arrested and may face up to eight years in prison. [TVN24]

Street scammers arrested in Zakopane

Two men have been arrested in Zakopane in connection with a popular tourist scam. The game, “Trzy Cukierki” (Three Sweets) is essentially a shell game con. Collaborators are planted in the audience who appear to win a lot of money, and then tourists are swindled when they attempt it. In this instance 1.950 zł was confiscated, and the men may face a fine of up to 5,000 zł. [Gazeta Wyborcza]

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