Breaking News!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Traffic collision along southbound Arizona Highway 95.

Breaking News!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Traffic collision along southbound Arizona Highway 95.

Several vehicles are involved in a traffic collision along southbound Arizona Highway 95 near Courtwright Road in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

According to Public Information Officer Trooper Kameron Lee, the traffic collision occurred along southbound side of Arizona Highway 95 near Milepole 227.7 at 11:55am PT involving a dark gray jeep and green Subaru outback.

At least 2 people were injured in the traffic collision, including a person sent to Valley View Medical Center.

The roadway has been reopen as of 12:27pm PT.

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Breaking News!!: London, England: Terror attack along the Westminster Bridge and outside the Parliament building.

Breaking News!!: London, England: Terror attack along the Westminster Bridge and outside the Parliament building.

According to a Metropolitan Police Service Authorities in London, England, at least 3 people are dead, including a law enforcement officer, and 40 people were injured in a terror attack along the Westminster Bridge and outside the Parliament building in London, England on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

Authorities say a man in a vehicle struck several people walking along the Westminster Bridge.

The vehicle then crashed into a railing near the Parliament building.

The attacker armed with a knife tried to enter Parliament building.

The attacker stabbed and killed a law enforcement officer.

Journalists based inside the Parliament building heard gunshots shortly after 2:30pm Local Time (10:30am ET) and were told to stay in their offices.

The attacker was shot and killed by law enforcement officers.

The Parliament building was placed on a locked down and adjoining Westminster subway station were closed for hours after the terror attack.

Streets around nearby 10 Downing Street, which serves as both the home and office of United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May, were evacuated.

A total of 3 people, including the law enforcement officer, were killed in the terror attack.

At lease 40 people were reportedly injures in the terror attack, including 20 people who were treated for serious injuries and 8 people who suffered less serious wounds.

NBC News is reporting that French teenagers on a school trip and 2 Romanian tourists were among the casualties.

Authorities are treating the attack as a “terrorist incident” and had launched a full counter-terrorism investigation.

“We are satisfied at this stage that it looks like there was only one attacker,” said Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Chief Mark Rowley adding “But it would be foolish to be overconfident early on.”

The threat level for international terrorism in the United Kingdom was already listed at severe, meaning an attack is “Highly Likely.”

During a nationally televised address outside 10 Downing Street, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May called the attacker a “sick and depraved terrorist” adding, “The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our national capital. Let me make it clear today, any attempt to defeat those values through violence and terror is doomed to failure.”

United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Parliament would meet as scheduled on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 and said that Londoners refused to allow the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.

In a statement from the White House, United States of America President Donald Trump called United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May to offer his condolences on today’s terror attack in London and praise for the effective response of security forces and first responders.

“He pledged the full cooperation and support of the United States Government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice,” said United States of America President Donald Trump in the release statement.

The terror attack comes on the year anniversary of the Brussels terrorist attacks which killed 32 people.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the terror attack. **

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News Alert!!: White Hills, AZ: Fatal multi-vehicle crash along northbound U.S. Route 93.

News Alert!!: White Hills, AZ: Fatal multi-vehicle crash along northbound U.S. Route 93.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, at least 8 vehicle were involved in a crash along northbound U.S. Route 93 at milepost 27 near White Hills, Arizona at around 12:25pm PT on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.

At least 2 people were killed in the crash.

NBC affiliate KSNV Channel 3 is reporting that a dog was also killed in the crash.

At least 2 people were injured in the crash, including a person transported to a hospital and another person transported by medical helicopter to a hospital,

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred after a vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled in front of a tractor truck that was pulling another truck-tractor.

The tractor truck’s driver then swerved to avoid a collision and the vehicle rolled over causing a series of crashes.

All northbound lanes of U.S. Route 93, a main highway from Kingman, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada, had to be closed as patients were being medically treated.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, all northbound lanes of U.S. Route 93 has been reopened at 7:08pm PT.

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News Update!!: Las Vegas, NV: Duston William Icenogle located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

News Update!!: Las Vegas, NV: Duston William Icenogle located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, 20 year old Duston William Icenogle, who has been missing from Lake Havasu City, Arizona since Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, has been located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In a press release, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said that Duston William Icenogle is a”Okay”.

There were no additional information release onto how he got up there.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

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**** New Business: ****

– Agenda Item #6 (A):

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Amendment of City Code Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses, Section 104.17.6 “L” “Offsite Signs”, and Section “P” “Outdoor Advertising Displays” (continued from the March 1, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting).

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Agenda Item #6 (A).

 

– Agenda Item #6 (B):

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Amendment of City Code Section 13-63 “Prohibited parking areas—at all times” Replacing “no parking” areas with additional parking along J Street in the vicinity of Nikki Bunch Ball Field.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission discussed the painted parking lines along J Street and what will be results of this replacement. 

Chalking lines in the dirt parking area at Nikki Bunch Ball Field so there is better organized parking spaces and hopes for the property owner of lots down the hill along J Street for a new parking lot to be build in the future was discussed. 

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 3-3 on Agenda Item #6 (A); the motion failed and will be placed again on the agenda for the next Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

 

– Agenda Item #6 (C):

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Amendment of Landscape Requirements for Project Located at 105 W. Broadway Replacing greenery with public art.

Agenda Item #6(C) was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

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Members of the Needles Planning Commission discussed and asked Needles City Manager Rick Daniels about a variety of topics.

  1. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels was asked about signage before the North K Street Underpass and the continuing issue regarding semi trucks and tall recreational vehicles trying to go through the North K Street Underpass. A suggested came up to paint something saying height restriction ahead on the roadway. 
  2. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels was asked about Needles Highway and what is the latest on that project. Currently, utility location and relocation is happening along Needles Highway, including the gas company. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that the last thing he heard is that they’re $147,000 short and moving back and forward between project Phases 1 to 2 on the Needles Highway Project. The $147,000 is out of $2 1/2 million dollars for the project. There’s also a pending federal allocation that hasn’t been procreated yet that would fund project Phase 3. 
  3. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels was asked about the old Colorado River Ford Auto Repair building, located at 539 West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California and if that was supposed for a new car dealership. 
  4. As for what’s been going on in the last few weeks inside the old Colorado River Ford Auto Repair building with all of these large pipes being moving in and out for the building, Needles Planning Commission Member Robert McDaniel said that crews are taking old Southern California Gas Company piping – 20 miles outside of Amboy, California and later going to do 2 miles out of Needles, California soon – taking the old pipe out, clean out all of the tar and everything on the pipe, then they’ll sent it out to be scrap metal. The inside of the old Colorado River Ford Auto Repair building has been gutted out. Work on the old pipes may go on for at least 6 months. 

 

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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels discussed about a variety of topics.

  1. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about the latest information regarding the medical marijuana facilities in Needles, California; including who’s been approved, who’s soon to be up and running, who’s doing construction still, the latest Conditional Use Permit (C.U.P.) orders, and water related to medical marijuana facilities. There was a question asked about overbuilding medical marijuana facilities and short comment about what could be done if that did happen.
  2. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about something that will be coming to members of the Needles Planning Commission regarding medical marijuana facilities and the use of volatile solvents. A couple of the medical marijuana facilities want the City of Needles to reconsider the use of volatile solvents; which the City of Needles’ ordnances doesn’t allow volatile solvents.
  3. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about the new AutoZone, which will be getting build at the Needles Towne Center just off East Broadway near Interstate 40 in Needles, California. The was surveying would seen being done on the property where the new AutoZone is to be build and Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that they have a sign permit issue for them, but they don’t want it until they get ownership of the property going on.
  4. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about him still working with a hotel developer for a 105 room hotel to be build across the street from Panda Garden along Needles Highway in Needles, California (The dirt lot to the south of the Westside Chevron Gas Station).
  5. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about his meeting with an individual and the plans he saw for a 50 to 60 housing development off River Road near Bureau Road in Needles, California (The dirt field to the south of Verde Shores Estates and River Road).
  6. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about his meeting with a person who wants to do a R.V. park off Bureau Road in Needles, California (In the area where golf holes 14 and 15 are located).
  7. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about an old development project named “Rusty Acres”, that has a final map approved for 78 lots for residential. A developer who wants to pick up those lots and finish up those lots to build a subdivision, building homes. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that this project seem to be really close to beginning, in the next couple of months.
  8. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about another area of residential development interest located to the east of Clary Drive (land north of La Cima Road) in Needles, California. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that there’s a tentative map for 40 homes there and there’s somebody who wants to be that finalized.
  9. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about yet another area of residential development interest located just east of Paseo Del Rey Street in Needles, California. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that there’s vacant property there from San Clemente Street to Lilyhill Drive. 
  10. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about being contacted by 2 of the medical marijuana businesses who are wanting a list of all of the dilapidated houses in Needles, California because they want to buy them and convert them into homes for their employees. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that this will remove blight, create housing, and create some business. 
  11. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about the City of Needles’ power, the inner-tie power project, and power related to medical marijuana facilities.
  12. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about the City of Needles’ possible new revenue from medical marijuana facilities and what would be done with that money, including improving important infrastructures in the City of Needles; water, power, roads, and et cetera, as well as what is important for the community, that needs to be think about before spending the money. 
  13. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about adding in the future a non sworn in police officer for medical marijuana facilities so to make sure everybody is in full compliance at all times. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said that because what’s gonna happen is either the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation could come in and want to know if we at the City of Needles are protecting kids; preventions in place to proven money laundering, organized crimes, and drug cartels; somebody is going to be checking and we at the City of Needles need to be at a state of profection. 
  14. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about 2018 and the State of California issuing state permits for medical marijuana.
  15. Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about the future of wanting to hire in-house in 3 positions; Building Official, City Engineer, and City Planner, that are currently being contracted.

 

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

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

 

 

News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Stolen 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer found.

News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Stolen 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer found.

ZachNews has learned that a 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer that was stolen from a driveway of a home in Orangecrest, California on Monday, February 27th, 2017 has been found on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in Rialto, California.

ZachNews received a picture (Pictured Above) from KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez showing Mike Dunn with the 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer.

ZachNews has learned that a tip posted on Facebook lead him to the 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez spoke with Mike Dunn on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 about the theft and played the surveillance video that showed the theft.

Mike Dunn is thanking everybody for their help.

At this moment, authorities have not arrested anybody in this theft case that occurred at approximately 5:00am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

If you have any information regarding the suspects in theft case, please contact the Riverside Police Department at: 1 (951) 826-5700.

 

Needles, CA: Needles High School Drama Club presents “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”.

Needles, CA: Needles High School Drama Club presents “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”.

The Needles High School Drama Club will be presenting “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” at 7:00pm PT on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 and at 3:00pm PT on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 inside the auditorium at Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue, in Needles, California.

General admission is $7.00 and student admission is $5.00.

For more information about the Needles High School Drama Club presents “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, please contact Needles High School at: 1 (760) 326-2191.

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