Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Graffiti attack at Train Park.

May 22, 2015 1 comment

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Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Graffiti attack at Train Park.

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Graffiti was written on the side of 2 box cars and a caboose on display at Train Park located on the 1100 block of Front Street between I Street and J Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The graffiti may have happen in the last 2 days for the graffiti wasn’t there 2 days ago.

The graffiti is facing Front Street (Original Route 66) and just 2 blocks west of the El Garces Train Depot.

This is the latest graffiti attack on the community of Needles, California which include graffiti attacks on street light poles along the West Broadway bridge, on bridge pillars along Needles Highway near Q Street under Interstate 40, on a building along West Broadway near C Street, and on the walls on 2 buildings along F Street including tagging on a Route 66 mural near Front Street.

If anybody has any information, please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

We here at ZachNews hope that a community paint clean up event can be organize soon so to clean up this mess on our community.

If a clean up event for the railroad train cars is plan, please let ZachNews know so ZachNews can tell everybody about the clean up event.

 

News Update!!: Caliente, NV: Latest information regarding earthquake in Caliente, Nevada.

May 22, 2015 Leave a comment

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News Update!!: Caliente, NV: Latest information regarding earthquake in Caliente, Nevada.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the earthquake that hit on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 near Caliente, Nevada.

** As of 4:30pm PT on Friday, May 22nd, 2015: **

– There’s reports that the ramps from U.S. 95 southbound to the Interstate 15 southbound is reopened.

The Nevada Department of Transportation has released a statement in regards to the earthquake.

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, the temblor consequently caused the rubber encasing the bridge seam on U.S. 95 southbound to the Interstate 15 southbound ramp to separate, prompting an immediate shutdown.

Engineers inspected supporting bridge columns and beam pins to ensure the bridge’s structural integrity.

The Martin Luther King on ramp to southbound Interstate 15 and U.S. 95 southbound to Interstate 15 northbound ramps were also closed as a safety precaution.

“The joint damage was pre-existing. The tremblor simply dislodged the protective rubber encasing the bridge seam making it look much worse than it was in reality,” said Nevada Department of Transportation District I Engineer Mary Martini. “However, we’re issuing an emergency contract to repair the seam. Meanwhile, the ramps remain structurally sound and safe for travel.”

The cast-in-place concrete and steel reinforced ramps will reopen within the hour.

And they will remain open throughout the holiday weekend.

“The ramps make-up the Interstate 15/U.S. 95 Interchange that sees 250,000 vehicles daily, making it the busiest stretch of roadway in the state with 25,000 lane changes an hour,” said Nevada Department of Transportation Spokesman Tony Illia. “However, those numbers are considerable higher during Memorial Day with another 198,000 anticipated drivers coming to Las Vegas over the long holiday weekend.”

Nevada Department of Transportation inspects its 1,100 bridges statewide at least twice a year, and its bridge structures are designed to withstand rigorous wind and earthquake loading.

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada lies within an active seismic zone, which is something that is taken into account during project design and engineering.

According to a recent American Road and Transportation Builders Association report, Nevada consequently has some of the best rated bridges in the country.

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, only 1.8 percent of Nevada bridges are classified as structurally deficient, which is the lowest in the country which the national average is 6 percent.

** As of 3:00pm PT on Friday, May 22nd, 2015: **

– According to United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit near Caliente, Nevada, 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, at around 11:47am PT on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

The United States Geological Survey downgraded the earlier magnitude 5.3 earthquake to a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.

At this moment, there has been no reports of any damages, injuries, or deaths related to the earthquake in or near Caliente, Nevada.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was felt in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as in both Utah and Arizona.

Although no injuries have been reported in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, the Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting damage to the off ramp from U.S. 95 southbound to I-15 northbound.

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** Picture by Nevada Highway Patrol (N.H.P.) Southern Command (Twitter Username: @NHPSouthernComm): **

The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed the ramp from U.S. 95 southbound to go to I-15 northbound and the Martin Luther King Boulevard on ramp to Interstate 15 southbound.

Traffic in the area around the closure is heavy.

In Utah, there has been no reports of any damages, injuries, or deaths related to the earthquake in St. George, Utah.

In Arizona, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol reports of no rockslides or impacts on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge, Arizona area related to the earthquake.

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

Breaking News!!: Caliente, NV: Magnitude 5.3 earthquake.

May 22, 2015 Leave a comment

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Breaking News!!: Caliente, NV: Magnitude 5.3 earthquake.

According to United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit near Caliente, Nevada, 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, at around 11:47am PT on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

At this moment, there has been no reports of any damage near Caliente, Nevada.

The earthquake was reportedly felt in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Although no injuries have been reported in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, the Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting damage to the off ramp from U.S. 95 southbound to I-15 northbound.

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** Picture by Nevada Highway Patrol (N.H.P.) Southern Command (Twitter Username: @NHPSouthernComm): **

The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed the ramp from U.S. 95 southbound to go to I-15 northbound and the Martin Luther King Boulevard on ramp to Interstate 15 southbound.

Traffic in the area around the closure is heavy.

More information is still coming in.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Latest information regarding Thursday night’s police pursuit.

May 22, 2015 Leave a comment

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Latest information regarding Thursday night’s police pursuit.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding a police pursuit that happened on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 in Needles, California.

According to the California Highway Patrol in Needles, California, at around 10:20pm PT, a California Highway Patrol Officer was patrolling on West Broadway at D Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The California Highway Patrol Officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound on West Broadway speeding through the stop light intersection of D Street and West Broadway.

The vehicle made a u-turn then went eastbound on West Broadway at over 70 mph.

The vehicle went eastbound on West Broadway then onto East Broadway (West Broadway turns into East Broadway) going south to Interstate 40 where the drive went onto the on ramp to eastbound Interstate 40.

Driving on eastbound Interstate 40, the vehicle went pass the Five Mile Road bridge and the vehicle made a u-turn exiting off eastbound Interstate 40 using the on ramp.

No other vehicles were driving on the on ramp onto eastbound Interstate 40 from Five Mile Road when the vehicle being chased went the wrong way on the on ramp.

The vehicle then went over Interstate 40 on Five Mile Road and drove onto a dirt road that leads to the railroad tracks.

The vehicle drove south for 2 miles away on the dirt road until the vehicle hit a dirt berm.

The driver got out of the vehicle and ran off from authorities, but the driver was located and taken into police custody at around 10:50pm PT.

The suspect, describe by the California Highway Patrol as a 34 year old male from Needles, California, was unarmed and wasn’t injured.

The suspect was arrested for evading police and for driving under the influence.

At least 3 California Highway Patrol vehicles chased the suspect and may had assistant by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Needles, California Weather:

May 22, 2015 Leave a comment

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Needles, California Weather:

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** Needles, California Weather: **

– Friday:

Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 79*F.

South southeast wind 5 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Chance of precipitation is 20%.

– Friday Night:

Mostly cloudy, low around 60*F.

Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

– Saturday:

Mostly sunny, high near 83*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 65*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming southeast after 12:00am PT.

Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

– Sunday:

Sunny, high near 87*F.

South wind 5 to 9 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 67*F.

** Memorial Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny, high near 91*F.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 69*F.

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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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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Police pursuit.

May 21, 2015 1 comment

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Police pursuit.

There’s was a police pursuit in Needles, California.

The police pursuit was reported at around 10:24pm PT on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.

The police pursuit raced south on East Broadway near Ice Plate Road, passed Interstate 40, and went south to Five Mile Road until turning east onto Five Mile Road heading to Interstate 40.

The police pursuit then reportedly over emergency dispatch drove along the railroad tracks in the desert between Five Mile Road and Pirate Cove Resort just east of Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

California Highway Patrol as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was in pursuit.

The police pursuit ended before 11:00pm PT with an arrest and awaiting more information.

Breaking News!!: Baltimore, MD: All 6 law enforcement officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

May 21, 2015 Leave a comment

 

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Breaking News!!: Baltimore, MD: All 6 law enforcement officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

According to Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, a grand jury in Baltimore, Maryland has indicted all 6 law enforcement officers on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 who are charged in the police custody death of Freddie Gray.

Charges returned by a grand jury were similar to the charges Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced over 3 weeks ago.

According to Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Freddie Gray’s neck was broken because he was injured while being handcuffed, shackled, and placed head-first into a Baltimore Police Department van, and Freddie Gray’s pleas for medical attention were repeatedly ignored.

Freddie Gray was arrested on Sunday, April 12th, 2015, and Freddie Gray died in a hospital a week later.

Freddie Gray became a symbol of what protesters say was police brutality against blacks.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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