Omaha, NE: A crew member for the “COPS” television show dies after being shot by Omaha Police Department Officers.

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Omaha, NE: A crew member for the “COPS” television show dies after being shot by Omaha Police Department Officers.

A crew member for the “COPS” television show has died after being shot by Omaha Police Department Officers while filming Omaha Police Department Officers responding to an armed robbery last Tuesday night. They had a week of filming left before they were scheduled to leave.

According to Omaha Police Department Chief Todd Schmaderer, 38 year old Bryce Dion was shot once during a shootout that happened at approximately 9:20pm CT on Tuesday, August 27th, 2014 between 3 officers and the robber inside a Wendy’s fast food restaurant located near the intersection of 43rd Street and Dodge Street in Omaha, Nebraska.

“It’s as if we lost one of our own,” said Omaha Police Department Chief Todd Schmaderer adding that he was an incredible man.

According to Omaha Police Department, Bryce Dion handled the sound equipment for the “COPS” television show cameraman and has been working with Omaha Police Department on the show since June 2014.

Langley Productions, base out of Santa Monica, California and produces the “COPS” television show, confirmed the “COPS” television show employee Bryce Dion and released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy and our main concern is helping his family in any way we can. Bryce Dion was a long term member of the “COPS” team and very talented and dedicated person. We mourn his passing. An investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating with local authorities.”

According to the Omaha Police Department, the suspect was identified as 32 year old Cortez Washington and was shot and killed during the shootout with authorities. The suspect was holding up the clerk at gunpoint and demanded cash.

During a news conference held on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, the Omaha Police Department released the screen shots from a surveillance video show an armed robbery as well as identified the Omaha Police Department Offices involved in the shooting as 37 year old Darren Cunningham who is a 10 year veteran with Omaha Police Department, 34 year old Brooks Riley who is a 4 year veteran with Omaha Police Department, and 39 year old Jason Wilhelm who is a 4 year veteran with Omaha Police Department.

As per police policy, all of the Omaha Police Department Offices are currently on paid administrative leave and as per state law, a grand jury will investigate.

City of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert expressed their condolences to Bryce Dion’s family and friends.

ZachNews send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Bryce Dion.

** Pictures was courtesy of the Omaha Police Department. **

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Needles, CA: Haunted House for Halloween is coming in October 2014.

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: Haunted House for Halloween is coming in October 2014.

The Needles Chamber of Commence is planning a Haunted House for Halloween being held from Friday, October 24th, 2014 to Saturday, October 25th, 2014 and from Thursday, October 30th, 2014 to Friday, October 31st, 2014 starting from dusk to dawn (10:30pm PT) inside the “Big Green House” located at 517 North K Street near Needles Highway in Needles, California.

Come on out and find out who will survive and what will be left of them.

For more information regarding the Haunted House, please contact Lana and Bob Shaw at: 1 (702) 296-0363 or the Needles Chamber of Commence at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

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Highland, CA: Deputies find 2 suspects asleep inside a stolen vehicle.

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Highland, CA: Deputies find 2 suspects asleep inside a stolen vehicle.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 4:28am PT on Wednesday August 27th, 2014, deputies from the Highland Station responded to the 6700 block of Orange Street in Highland, California reference a vehicle check.

When deputies arrived, they did a records check of the license plate on the vehicle and discovered it had been stolen out of San Bernardino, California.

Deputies found 19 year old Martha Lopez, a transient, asleep in the front seat of the vehicle and 21 year old Mariah Ortiz of San Bernardino, California asleep in the rear seat.

Both Martha Lopez and Mariah Ortiz were arrested for Grand Theft Auto (CVC10851) and Possesion of Stolen Property (PC496) and were booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, California.

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** (Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth) **

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Needles, CA: Increases in fees for Needles Recreation Department youth sports programs.

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: Increases in fees for Needles Recreation Department youth sports programs.

During a rescheduled Needles City Council meeting held on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, members of the Needles City Council voted to approve the Needles Park and Recreation Commission’s recommendation to increase youth sports fees beginning Monday, September 1st, 2014 in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was to be held on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014, but due to a powerful storm that caused power outages and damage around the community, Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was reschedule Wednesday, August 13th, 2014.

A public hearing was held during the Needles City Council meeting for Item #7 regarding Resolution No. 2014-45 approving a fee increase for the Youth Sports Fees effective Monday, September 1st, 2014.

Most of the Needles Recreation Department programs costs will be increased by $5.00 and a recommended $5.00 non resident fee will be implemented.

Parks and Recreation Commission recommend to members of the Needles City Council, well working on the City of Needles Budget, that a variable rate for people outside the community to pay a non resident of $5.00.

City of Needles Offices say that the people from community outside of our community are not contributing their fair share of the cost for their kids participating in our local programs and residents in our community felt that they already pay for many of the programs and bear the burden of the costs through taxes and other fees.

City of Needles Offices also say that this non resident fee for people outside the community will save money a little bit.

Also being increased is the adult sports programs which their fees will be increased to $20.00 per player and to $250.00 per team, the youth sports programs will be $45.00 per player for basketball, volleyball and football, and the PeeWee basketball will be $35.00 per player.

** More information on this agenda item is at the following City of Needles website addresses: **

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/8%20-%20August%202014/cc_081214-7.pdf

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326 -2113 Ext. 345.

**** Community Comment!!: ****

- What do you think about the recommendations and increase in prices for Needles Recreation Department youth sports programs?

- What do you think about Needles Park and Recreation Commission’s recommendation of a non-resident fee?

** Please leave your comments, complaints, and concerns in the comments section on this news story and thank you for participating. **

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

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Downtown Needles, CA: National Grief Awareness Day at Santa Fe Park.

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Downtown Needles, CA: National Grief Awareness Day at Santa Fe Park.

Join the community for the inaugural celebration of life honoring National Grief Awareness Day at on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm PT at Santa Fe Park located on the 950 Front Street between F Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

This event is free and open to the community facilitated licensed by metal health professionals featuring grief support education, a reading of names of love ones, a moment of silence and remembrance, grief awareness ribbons, memorial cards, and balloon release at the event.

Age appropriate activities will be available for children and snacks and water will be provided free to all participants at the event.

Please bring a blanket for a afternoon at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

This event is sponsored by Needles Behavioral Health, Colorado River Medical Center, and the Needles Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

Join the community for the inaugural celebration of life honoring National Grief Awareness Day at on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm PT at Santa Fe Park located on the 950 Front Street between F Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

This event is free and open to the community facilitated licensed by metal health professionals featuring grief support education, a reading of names of love ones, a moment of silence and remembrance, grief awareness ribbons, memorial cards, and balloon release at the event.

Age appropriate activities will be available for children and snacks and water will be provided free to all participants at the event.

Please bring a blanket for a afternoon at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

This event is sponsored by Needles Behavioral Health, Colorado River Medical Center, and the Needles Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

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San Bernardino County, CA: Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Web Meeting on Thursday.

August 26, 2014 Leave a comment

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San Bernardino County, CA: Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Web Meeting on Thursday.

A Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Web Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 10:30am to 12:00pm PT discussing the topic of transportation and visitor infrastructure.

The California Historic Route 66 Association (C.H.R.66.A.) in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.), have scheduled public scoping meetings in Barstow, California and Needles, California, to solicit public comment regarding issues and concerns that should be analyzed in the preparation of a Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.) for historic Route 66 within the Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) California Desert District. The study area extends from the western city limits of Barstow, California to the Colorado River just east of Needles, California.

You provided invaluable insights into the issues, concerns, preservation needs, points of interest, and enhancement opportunities that will contribute to our Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.) for Route 66 from the Colorado River near Needles, California through to Barstow, California.

As you are aware, the Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.) is needed to meet the requirements for nomination of the route as a National Scenic Byway and more importantly, to help preserve Route 66 history and resources across the desert. 

As the sponsors of the Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.) and Scenic Byway nomination, the California Historic Route 66 Association (C.H.R.66.A.) and Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) are in the process of forming an Ad Hoc Committee to review and discuss potential strategies for maximizing outreach and effectiveness of a series of web-based meetings focused on specific aspects of the Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.).

The Ad Hoc Committee includes representatives from each of the communities, organizations, agencies, and individuals that expressed an interest in participating in the committee on the comment form submitted at the public meeting. 

The first web meeting will take place Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 10:30am to 12:00pm PT. 

The subject of the meeting will be on Route 66’s Intrinsic Qualities and their Stewardship. We will be discussing reasonable approaches to the preservation and stewardship of Historic Route 66 and its context. 

There was 3 additional web meetings are tentatively scheduled for the fourth Thursday of selected months from 10:30am to 12:00pm PT (Pacific Time). The tentative agendas and dates for the meetings include:

- Thursday, May 22nd, 2014: Visitor Experience:

Identify opportunities for creating the kinds of physical enhancements needed to attract visitors to the area, tell the story of Route 66, and describe the context through which Route 66 travels.

- Thursday, August 28th, 2014: Transportation:

Identify opportunities for creating the kinds of physical enhancements needed to attract visitors to the area, tell the story of Route 66, and describe the context through which Route 66 travels.

- Thursday, October 23th, 2014: Marketing and Heritage Tourism Development:

Identify opportunities for creating the kinds of physical enhancements needed to attract visitors to the area, tell the story of Route 66, and describe the context through which Route 66 travels.

There will be a fifth web meeting in early 2015 to discuss the draft Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.) and implementation strategies. 

Agendas, draft materials for review, and instructions for participating in each web based meeting will be posted to this web site approximately two weeks in advance of the meeting.

** For more information or if you are interested in participating in the Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Web Meeting, please contact Lardner-Klein Landscape Architects (Route 66 Corridor Management Plan (C.M.P.) Contractor) by email at: **

Cart66cmp@lardnerklein.com

**** Write in the subject title line: “CART 66 Web Meeting.” ****

** More information regarding the Route 66 Corridor Management Plan is at the following California Historic Route 66 Association (C.H.R.66.A.) website addresses: **

http://cmp.route66ca.org

http://www.route66ca.org/Home.php

** Join the discussion and participate in preserving the history of this world famous highway and keep the history rolling down Route 66. **

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News Alert!!: Victorville, CA: Officer involved shooting after federal agents served a search warrant.

August 26, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Alert!!: Victorville, CA: Officer involved shooting after federal agents served a search warrant.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 5:30am PT on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Sunny Vista Avenue in Victorville, California following the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that agents from the United States Department of Justice – Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm (A.T.F.), United States Department of Homeland Security, and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were serving a search warrant at that location when an officer involved shooting occurred.

During the shooting, 34 year old Arnulfo Hernandez of Victorville, California was shot and transported to a local hospital. Arnulfo Hernandez was listed in stable condition. 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail was requested to conduct an investigation and at this time the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Matthew Peterson or Sergeant Scott Landen at: 1 (909) 387-3589. 

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