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Police are looking for witnesses of a sexual assault on Gasstrasse downtown late Saturday. A 25-year-old woman was walking down the alley when she was followed by a man who tried to walk alongside her. When she rebuffed him, he pushed her against a wall, tried to kiss her cheek and grabbed her, local police said. The woman was able to free herself and run away. Police are searching for a man about 5’9’’. If you have information, call 0631-369-2620.
Kaiserslautern summer evening events continue at various downtown venues until Aug. 18. On July 7, local singer-songwriter Tom Keller and pianist and singer Maria Blatz will enterain the crowd on Stiftsplatz from 5 to 9 p.m. The city will offer 100 sunchairs inviting audience members to relax and enjoy the show. Entry is free.
Road access to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center will not be available via the Landstuhl-Atzel exit on A62 or L470 (Langwiedener Strasse) from Landstuhl due to construction from July 4 to Sept. 20. Access will only be possible from A62 via the L470 (Landstuhl-West exit) or via L465 from the west.
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is still waiting on the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5. The vaccine isn’t expected to arrive in Europe until early July, said Gino Mattorano, a spokesman for Regional Health Command Europe. Air Force families assigned to Ramstein Air Base are being directed to LRMC for all pediatric COVID vaccines, including for those under 5, a base spokeswoman said. Read more.
Police speed cameras are on highway B 270 in Steinalben today, the police said.
Two events to celebrate Pride Month are happening Thursday. People will share their experiences and answer questions during a “Proud Voices” discussion at Ramstein Air Base from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hercules Theater. At Kleber Kaserne, the KMC Theater Guild is hosting a 6 p.m. drag story time for all ages, a discussion on theater inclusivity and on the history of drag. Anyone with base access is welcome. For more Pride Month-related coverage, click here.
Police speed cameras today are posted along route B420 near Kusel-Bledesbach, Kaiserslautern police announced online.
Gen. James Hecker took command of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa at a ceremony Monday at Ramstein Air Base. Hecker replaced Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is retiring after a 37-year career. The ceremony saw five four-star leaders on one stage to mark the change of command. Read more here.
Kaiserlautern police continue to crack down on speeding motorcycles. Patrols carried out speed checks along Route B48 on Sunday, a forest route south of Kaiserslautern popular with cyclists for its curves. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. officers scrutinized traffic in a 50 kph zone. Out of 100 measured vehicles, 11 drivers were speeding, including six cars and five motorcycles. Seven drivers got away with warnings, but four drivers have to reckon with written tickets because they clearly exceeded the speed limit, police said. Two bikers passed the patrol at 111 kph, the second at 140 kph — almost three times as fast as allowed. Three additional warnings were issued for not having registration or licensing documentation.

The theater and music fest Alles Muss Rauss will keep downtown Kaiserslautern hopping July 15-17. Past events have included strolling performers pretending to be penguins, dancers in inflatable suits, a tiny bus for fest attendees to ride in and some very large-scale open-air performances at Stiftzplatz. Check the fest website for info on this year’s fun as it’s released.
Speed cameras today are posted on B37 in Kaiserslautern, police announced via Twitter.
An activist plays the roll of death during a "Dance of the Dead" protest against war in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, June 25, 2022. Protestors wore skeleton costums and skull masks to call attention the affects of the weapons manufacture and military industry.
“There are few places that stand for war like Ramstein,” said an activist during a “dance of the dead” protest outside the base. Around 250 peace activists, dressed in black and wearing skeleton or ghost masks, called for an end to the U.S. military presence in Germany. Here are photos.
The sushi burritos at Viet Phap, a restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach, arrive in a haze due to the dramatic effects of dry ice.
Looking for lunch? Viet Phap in Ramstein-Miesenbach, within walking distance of the train station in Landstuhl, offers an eclectic assortment of Vietnamese food, including a sushi in burrito. It’s open today from noon to 10 p.m. More here.
Kaiserslautern’s Stiftsplatz will become more colorful with 3D street art from June 30 to July 1. Ten international artists will paint 3D perspective art in the public plaza. The temporary works aim to create an illusion of plasticity that emerges the viewer in the large-scale artworks, organizers said. Visitors can observe the artists at work and take selfies and photos of the finished works. The event is part of Kaiserslautern’s Smart City projects, which offered residents the option to vote for their favorite event to enliven public spaces in their city.
Kaiserslautern celebrates its “Long Night of Culture” festival today with more than 100 music, art and entertainment presentations at 25 downtown locations. Admission is free in many places from afternoon to shortly before sunrise. Here are more details
A controversial art exhibit opens today at Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern. The exhibit by Afghan artist Kubra Khademi is titled “Political Bodies.” Inspired by motifs from religion, mythology and politics, Khademi’s art focuses on questions of female identity in a male-dominated society. The artist was born in Ghor province, Afghanistan, in 1989 and escaped her homeland in 2015 to pursue her art. It is the first solo museum exhibition of Khademi’s work worldwide and opens a year after the Taliban takeover of the country. The exhibit is open June 25 to Sept. 11. More info here.
The RSS Finance Systems at U.S. postal stations in the Kaiserslautern area are operational again, the 786th Force Support Squadron postal team reported in an email to patrons. Postal crews can again accept electronic forms of payment and process money orders.
Kaiserslautern police want you to lock your car. Police conducted a special check of parked vehicles in town Thursday, aiming to combat stealing from unlocked cars. Officers found 98 unlocked cars with valuables inside, police reported. Vehicle owners were contacted and educated on the risk of leaving their valuables unsecured. Thieves can strike in seconds, if given the opportunity, police warned. 
Kaiserslautern celebrates its “Long Night of Culture” on Saturday. The event features more than 100 music, art and entertainment presentations at 25 downtown venues from afternoon to shortly before sunrise. Paid wristbands allow access to participating event venues. Admission is free in many places. Detailed event listings and locations are available online

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