Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Big rig truck fire on Interstate 40.

May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Big rig truck fire on Interstate 40.

A big rig truck carrying vegetables catch on fire along eastbound Interstate 40 near J Street in Needles, California.

The on ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 from J Street and the right lane of eastbound Interstate 40 is closed.

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News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Burger Hut restaurant shifts into Code Enforcement mode.

May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Burger Hut restaurant shifts into Code Enforcement mode.

At around 4:00pm PT on Tuesday August 12th, 2014, a powerful microburst blew into the community of Needles, California as people were heading out to get dinner.

The Burger Hut restaurant, located at 701 West Broadway near D Street in Downtown Needles, California, was open for business and making orders when the powerful microburst blew off the roof of the building causing lots of damaged both inside and outside the building.

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Nobody got injured when the powerful microburst blown off the roof of the building, but the Burger Hut restaurant had to closed because of the damage inside and outside the building.

As the clean up of roof debris and trash began both inside and outside the building, both staff and owners told people in the community as well as ZachNews that they are going to rebuild and open, but it will take some time.

Months after the powerful microburst hit the community and shut this business down, the Burger Hut restaurant remains closed and the only new construction had the community can see is a gate around the property.

With many people in the community wondering what is going on with the Burger Hut restaurant, the issue has become a Code Enforcement issue.

During the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California, members of the Needles City Council were informed by Needles City Manager Rick Daniels of what’s the City of Needles is going to do regarding the Burger Hut restaurant in Downtown Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told members of the Needles City Council that the City of Needles has been working with the property owner and until recently, were insured that they were going to rebuild and re-establish the business, and were even shown construction layout plans of what the owner wanted to do in rebuilding the Burger Hut restaurant.

But, according to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, we’re in a Code Enforcement issue and that we have not seen action on the property so it is shifted into Code Enforcement mode.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told members of the Needles City Council that the City of Needles wants the owner of the Burger Hut restaurant to either rebuild and re-establish the business, which the City of Needles wants, or “tear it down” for the property cannot be left in the condition it remains today.

ZachNews has reached out to the owner of the Burger Hut restaurant and awaiting their response.

The hope now is that with Code Enforcement getting involved, that maybe this will get things moving again so that something is done with the Burger Hut restaurant rather then the building sit there as another closed up building in our community collecting dust and trash, and be a target for vandalism as like other closed up buildings including the old Overland Motel located just across the street from the Burger Hut restaurant.

We all hope that the Burger Hut restaurant gets rebuild and reopen as soon as possible.

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

Needles, California Weather:

May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

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Needles, California Weather:

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** Needles, California Weather: **

– Thursday:

Sunny, high near 100*F.

Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Thursday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 73*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

– Friday:

Sunny, high near 103*F.

Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 74*F.

South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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In case of any weather related problems, always be prepare for any weather related problems by having an action plan and emergency kit.

Have a flashlight with fully charged batteries ready near by in case of a power outage.

** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://www.weather.gov/safety

** More weather information and weather radars for your area at the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

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News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: More cases of attempted break ins and vandalism to a church and business.

May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: More cases of attempted break ins and vandalism to a church and business.

ZachNews has learned from a local citizen of more cases of Attempted break ins and vandalism to a church and businesses in the Downtown Needles, California area.

A member of the Community United Methodist Church tells ZachNews on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 that the locks of the front door of their church; Community United Methodist Church, damaged as like somebody tried to break into the church.

The damaged lock to the front door was found before church on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 and member of the Community United Methodist Church think the attempted break in may had happened a few days before Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at night.

This isn’t the first time the church was broken into as the last time the church was broken into, church members found their door ripped off and had to be replaced.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and said that they are a where of this incident and are doing patrols in that area.

Down the street at Willow’s Thrift Store, employees tell ZachNews on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 that somebody ripped signs off of their door and poured some kind of sticky liquid all over their front door of their business sometime between 7:00pm PT on Monday, May 25th, 2015 to 6:00am PT on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.

The messes has since been cleaned up, but Willow’s Thrift Store, employees are upset whoever did this to their business.

These incidents of attempted break ins, break ins, and vandalism in the Downtown Needles, California area adds to the list of other businesses being targeted by criminals, including a hair and nail design located on the 100 block of F Street and a ceramics business located on the 800 block of Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Both businesses as well as residents should remain on watch and report any criminal activities to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

** Read more of recent break ins and vandalism in the Downtown Needles, California area at the following ZachNews on WordPress website addresses: **

– Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Person arrested and 3 people identified in graffiti attack at Train Park.

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– News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: More break ins and an anonymous note found.

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– Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Break in at the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office.

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– Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Back lot area to the City of Needles Administration Offices was broken into.

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Needles, CA: A community remembers and give thanks during Memorial Day Service.

May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: A community remembers and give thanks during Memorial Day Service.

A community came together to remember and give thanks to the people who defended and saved lives, and protected our country and our freedoms during a Memorial Day Service held on Monday, May 25th, 2015 at Needles Riverview Cemetery in Needles, California.

Many of people made their way to the Needles Riverview Cemetery along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California with where American flags were posted in front of businesses, and even on a passing San Bernardino County Fire Department truck, showing pride in their country and support for all who protect the country.

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The Memorial Day Service had people remembering the men and women of our armed forces who give their lives while defending our lives, our country, and our freedoms from evil as well as to give thanks to all of the men and women veterans who served in our armed forces and who are currently serving in our armed forces who all defended and continue to defend our lives, our country, and our freedoms from evil.

Natalie Johnson of Fat Cat in the Hat D.J. provided music for the Memorial Day Service and welcomed people to Needles Riverview Cemetery where volunteers from our community cleaned the grounds and placed American flags on the site of local veterans who past away.

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Reverend Janet Hurley of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church gave the opening prayer well the Color Guard of the Fort Mojave Tribe Veterans walked in proudly.

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The Pledge of Allegiance was done by James Coppel followed by the National Anthem by Natalie Johnson of Fat Cat in the Hat D.J.

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The Memorial Day Service began with the reading of the Gettysburg Address by Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Vice Chairman Shan Lewis followed by the reading of In Flanders Fields by Doctor and City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.

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The reading of names of the fallen were read beginning with the reading of names of the Fallen Heroes for the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe by Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Chairman Timothy Williams.

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NAVY Recruiter Brain Stankowitz from Lake Havasu City, Arizona read the names of the fallen in our Armed Forces and gave thanks to all veterans.

The Memorial Day Service also gave thanks to law enforcement and first responders for their hard work in protecting lives and saving lives, and remember the men and women who worked in law enforcement and first responders who join the armed forces to defend our lives, our country, and our freedoms from evil.

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California Highway Patrol Officer Aaron Zousel and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Garrett Caddell both read the names of the fallen in law enforcement.

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Representatives and firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 31 read the names of recent fallen veterans.

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After the reading of the fallen, Kerry Ottersram spoke about what Memorial Day means and spoke of the people who ride their motorcycles to Washington, District of Columbia in honor of the fallen and the missing.

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The retiring of the Colors were done by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Honor Guard as Taps played by David Courtwright overlooking American flags and crosses placed on the sites of loved ones that have past away.

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Attendees paused for a Moment of Silence to remember the fallen as Amazing Grace played in the background.

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The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Dance Group preformed during the Memorial Day Service.

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As the Memorial Day Service grew to a close, the love for our country was proudly sang as Father Amaro Saumell, III of St. Ann Catholic Church singing God Bless America.

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A tearful moment came as local veterans from our community as well as local law enforcement and first responders all lined up and held up a large American flag as they all sang Proud To Be American as attendees stood in a line to give their thanks to their service with many giving hand shakes, big hug, and even showed tears giving thanks for all of their hard work they all have done for us and our wonderful country protecting our lives, our country, and our freedoms, and for saving lives of people who are in need and in danger by evil.

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Bishop Donald Anderson of Church of Jesus Chirist of Latter Day Saints gave a Benediction and the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Band preformed closing the Memorial Day Service.

** Video from the Memorial Day Service in Needles, California: **

**** Due to YouTube policy regarding posting videos with music in the background from events, ZachNews is having difficulties posting the video, but ZachNews is working to post the video and will update this posting with the website address to where you can watch the video as soon as the video is uploaded. ****

On Memorial Day and everyday, may we all never forget the fallen, may we continue to give our support to the families and friends of the fallen, and may we always be thankful to all of the fallen for all of their hard works and sacrifices they gave for us all and for the country they all love deeply.

May we all also never forget the men and women who are missing in action and who are prisoners of war while defending our lives, our country, and our freedoms from evil.

May we all continue to give our support to the families and friends of the men and women who are missing in action and who are prisoners of war and may we always be thankful to all of their hard works and sacrifices they gave for us all and for the country they all love deeply.

May we always gave thanks, respect, and never forget that it was those brave men and women who gave their lives for us to live in this great country, that they love and fought for deeply, called the United States of America.

Thank You!!

Breaking News!!: Fontana, CA: Softball player Dana Housley has passed away.

May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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Breaking News!!: Fontana, CA: Softball player Dana Housley has passed away.

The first baseman softball player and Etiwanda High School student that was placed on life support after losing consciousness at a tournament in Fontana, California on Saturday, May 22nd, 2015 was pronounced dead on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 from suffering a brain aneurysm.

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The softball player and high school student, 15 year old Dana Housley, was at bat in the bottom of the 8th inning with the softball game on the line, when suddenly complained of dizziness.

Dana Housley was reportedly unconscious as she was rushed off the field, and transported to the hospital.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help Dana Housley and her family over the weekend.

In a written message posted on the GoFundMe page titled “#PrayForDana”, “From Larry and Julieta: Tonight our beautiful Dana chose to go with the Lord. We don’t yet understand his plan for her, but she will make a perfect angel. The tremendous national and international outpouring of love and support for our daughter and our family during this devastating ordeal is appreciated beyond words. Although the journey ahead for our family will be unimaginably painful, we now understand we have a family of thousands in the softball community to help us through. We will feel pain and emptiness at the loss of our baby girl, but we won’t have to feel it alone. As we begin the healing process, we thank you all. We will not forget your love, prayers, and support, nor will we ever forget the wonderful memories of our little girl, Dana Housley #21.”

Dana Housley was a young and outstanding student, just finished her Freshman year at Etiwanda High School, and loved playing softball.

Many in her community as well as many members of the softball community from throughout the country have been sending in their prayers and donations to Dana Housley.

** You can help by going to the following GoFuneMe website addrss: **

http://www.gofundme.com/ve95dta2

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Dana Housley. ****

** Picture of Dana Housley was from GoFuneMe. **

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Breaking News!!: Downtown San Diego, CA: Massive fire at the Fish Market Restaurant.

May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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Breaking News!!: Downtown San Diego, CA: Massive fire at the Fish Market Restaurant.

A massive fire is happening at the Fish Market Restaurant located on the 700 block of Harbor Drive near Seaport Village in Downtown San Diego, California.

The massive fire was reported at around 6:21pm PT on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015.

According to the San Diego Fire Rescue Department, this was a grease fire, the restaurant was evacuated, and the fire was extinguished by 6:45pm PT on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015.

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** Picture from San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (Twitter Username: @SDFD): **

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** Picture from Sofia Alessandra (Twitter Username: @sofisramirez8): **

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** Pictures from Jolo Marasigan ‏(Twitter Username: @JOLOmborghini): **

** Video from Ralph Emerson ‏(Twitter Username: ‏@riskymanouver): **

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

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