Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Powerful thunderstorm blows through community. 

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Powerful thunderstorm blows through community.

 

 

A powerful thunderstorm has blown through the community of Needles, California at around 9:44pm PT on Friday, August 26th, 2016.

 

 

The powerful thunderstorm brought very strong winds over 80 mph well blowing dust, down pouring rain and 1/4″ hail, and brought lots of loud thunder with big flashes of lightning over the community.

 

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This is a snapshot from the National Weather Service of the weather conditions during the powerful thunderstorm from the Needles Airport.

 

There’s reports of damage to planes and structures at the Needles Airport in Needles, California.

 

 

A power outage has occurred around a Lilyhill Drive and San Clemente Street area, but has seen been restored.

 

 

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez has checked around the Downtown Needles, California area and so far, other then a few roofing shingles, no major damages have been found.

 

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department was seen Cibola Street near A Street check on a home to a report of a fire, but no smoke or flames seen.

 

 

There is reports of flooding along the roadways of Needles Highway between Park Boulevard and the Nevada State Line as well as along Route 66 between Amboy, California and Goffs, California; Highway 95 between Interstate 40 and the Nevada State Line; and Highway 95 between Needles, California and Vidal Junction,  California.

 

Do not drive through flooded roadways if you find a flooded roadway.

 

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to drive around the community checking for any damages.

 

 

ZachNews has videos of the powerful thunderstorm and will be posting the videos onto ZachNews on YouTube soon.

 

 

 

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms approaching the area.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms approaching the area.

Weather radar from the National Weather Service is showing scattered thunderstorms approaching the Needles, California.

Thunder and lightning is seen to the south of Lilyhill Drive.

The scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving northeast and east.

In case of any weather related advisories, watches, and warnings, people near the thunderstorms, around Needles, California as well as Mohave Valley, Arizona and Topock, Arizona, should be on watch and already be prepared in case weather conditions get severe.

Motorists should drive safely on the roads, highways, and interstates.

If flooding occurs in your area, please do not cross flooded creeks, channels, or rivers.

Beware of the usual flooding areas, including the K Street Underpass in Downtown Needles, California; Needles Highway between Interstate 40 to the Nevada State Line; Highway 95 between Needles, California to Vidal Junction, California; and Route 66 between Needles, California to Newberry Springs, California.​

Needles, CA: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting today.

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting today.

A Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with no Executive Session.

**** You can view the full Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/cc_npua_sarda_082316-agenda-LINKED.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/2016_CITY_MEETING.html

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.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Denny’s restaurant is closed.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Denny’s restaurant is closed.

ZachNews can confirmed that Denny’s restaurant, located at 1400 J Street near Interstate 40, in Needles, California is closed as of Monday, August 22nd, 2016.

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These are pictures taken on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez of work crews removing signs and advertising banners from the Denny’s restaurant.

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A sign has been posted at the front door of them Denny’s restaurant telling customers of the sad news that they’re closed.

On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016, ZachNews confirmed from employees and management that Denny’s restaurant in Needles, California is closing before the end of August 2016 because they are not renewing the lease.

In Addition, ZachNews has recently learned that the cost to upgrade the restaurant as well as the new minimum wage hike in California also played a part in the decision to close.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms near the area.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms near the area.

Weather radar from the National Weather Service is showing scattered thunderstorms near the Needles, California.

Thunder and lightning is seen to the west of Bailey Avenue and some west of Needles Highway.
The scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving south.

In case of any weather related advisories, watches, and warnings, people near the thunderstorms, south and southeast of Needles, California as well as in Mohave Valley, Arizona and Topock, Arizona should be on watch and already be prepared in case weather conditions get severe.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 8:45pm PT on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 for east central San Bernardino County, California. 

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=Needles%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Warning&lat=34.77&lon=-114.62

Motorists should drive safely on the roads, highways, and interstates.

If flooding occurs in your area, please do not cross flooded creeks, channels, or rivers.

Beware of the usual flooding areas , including the K Street Underpass in Downtown Needles, California; Needles Highway between Interstate 40 to the Nevada State Line; Highway 95 between Needles, California to Vidal Junction, California; and Route 66 between Needles, California to Newberry Springs, California.

Needles, CA: Suspects arrested after a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle.

Needles, CA: Suspects arrested after a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, around 6:40pm PT on Saturday, August 20th , 2016, deputies from the Colorado River Station conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of O Street and Barrackman Court in Needles, California the vehicle was reported stolen from Topock, Arizona. 

The vehicle was occupied by 4 people, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 22 years old Robert Carranza from Topock, Arizona; 27 years old Andrew Muehlhausen from Fort Mohave, Arizona; 36 years old Rachel Reyes from Needles, California; and 42 years old Heather Jewell from Needles, California.

A high risk traffic stop was initiated and the occupants were detained. 

Further investigation revealed a passenger, Robert Carranza, had taken the car without permission from the registered owner in Topock, Arizona on Thursday, August 18th, 2016. 

A search of the passengers and vehicle revealed Rachel Reyes and Heather Jewell had narcotic paraphernalia. 

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, The suspects were arrested for VC 10851(a) Vehicle Theft, PC 496 D(a), Possession of Stolen Property, and HS 11364a, Possession of Paraphernalia.

Robert Carranza was arrested for vehicle theft and booked at the Needles Jail, his bail was set at $50,000. 

Andrew Muehlhausen was arrested for possession of stolen property and booked at the Needles jail, his bail was set at $50,000. 

 Both Rachel Reyes and Heather Jewell were arrested for possession of paraphernalia and were released at the scene. 

** Press Release: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/August/Needles-foursubjectsarrestedaftertrafficstopofstolencar.aspx

**** The name or names of the suspect or suspects were released to the public and to media by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Anybody who doesn’t like he’s or her’s name or names of the suspect or suspects should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have he’s or her’s name or names remove and reissue a updated press release to the public and media. Until then ZachNews will not remove the name or names and will not remove the news story until San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have them remove and reissue a updated press release without name or names of the suspect or suspects to the public and media. Thank You. ****

Needles, CA: Suspects arrested following a traffic stop for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Needles, CA: Suspects arrested following a traffic stop for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 5:07pm PT on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of Bazoobuth Street and Palm Way in Needles, California. 

During the traffic stop deputies discovered the passenger, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 29 year old Bradley Underwood of Needles, California, was on felony probation. 

The driver, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Edward Lyle Johanknecht of Needles, California, and the passenger were detained for further investigation. 

During a search of Edward Lyle Johanknecht’s vehicle, 2 plastic containers of suspected methamphetamines weighing approximately 12 grams was located in Edward Lyle Johanknecht’s back pack, along with a scale and $283.00 in cash. 

Upon conclusion of the investigation, it was determined Edward Lyle Johanknecht was suspected of selling narcotics. 

Edward Lyle Johanknecht was susequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Needles Jail, and his bail was set at $100,000. 

Bradley Underwood was booked for a probation violation and has no bail. 

** Press Release: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/August/Needles-PossessionofaControlledSubstance.aspx

**** The name or names of the suspect or suspects were released to the public and to media by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Anybody who doesn’t like he’s or her’s name or names of the suspect or suspects should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have he’s or her’s name or names remove and reissue a updated press release to the public and media. Until then ZachNews will not remove the name or names and will not remove the news story until San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have them remove and reissue a updated press release without name or names of the suspect or suspects to the public and media. Thank You. ****

News from Needles, California.

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