Breaking News!!: Sliver Lake, CA: Armed gunman arrested following a double shooting, police pursuit, and hostage barricade standoff inside a Trader Joe grocery store.

Breaking News!!: Sliver Lake, CA: Armed gunman arrested following a double shooting, police pursuit, and hostage barricade standoff inside a Trader Joe grocery store.

An armed gunman has been arrested following a double shooting in South Los Angeles, California, a police pursuit, and hostage barricade standoff inside a Trader Joe grocery store in Sliver Lake, California on Saturday, July 21st, 2018.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a suspect described as a man in his late teens allegedly shot his grandmother and another woman in South Los Angeles, California at around 1:30pm PT and fled in a 2015 Toyota Camry leading to a police pursuit.

During the police pursuit, the suspect allegedly shot at officers, but no officers were injured.

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The police pursuit ended up in Silver Lake, California, where the suspect crashed the vehicle outside the Trader Joe’s grocery store, located at 2738 Hyperion Avenue, in Sliver Lake, California before entering the store.

Some people and employees inside the Trader Joe’s grocery store were able to get out, but the suspect remained inside with others as of 4:45pm PT.

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The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that they were in contact with the suspect sometime before 6:00pm PT.

Officers in tactical gear were deployed to the scene.

Some of the hostages inside the Trader Joe’s grocery store were seen being released.

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Just moments ago, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that the suspect has been arrested following a nearly 4 hour hostage barricade standoff.

The suspect exited the Trader Joe’s grocery store with other hostages and was immediately taken into police custody without incident.

“We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident. The situation remains fluid as officers move forward clearing the location,” the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted on their official Twitter page.

The rest of the hostages were seen exiting the Trader Joe’s grocery store shortly after the arrest.

Sadly moments ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed to the news media that a woman has died in the Trader Joe’s grocery store barricade standoff.

The Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore confirmed the woman was the only fatality.

ABC affiliate KABC Channel 7 is reporting that family members of the victim identified the woman as Melyda Corado, an employee at the Trader Joe’s grocery store. An LAPD source said she was the store manager.

For anybody involved in the incident, the family reunification center is Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters Northeast Division, located at 3353 North San Fernando Road, in Los Angeles, California.

The number to call for further support information on the incident is: 1 (323) 561-3211.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the Trader Joe’s grocery store barricade standoff. **

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

Needles, CA: Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 hosting a barbecue fundraiser today to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

Needles, CA: Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 hosting a barbecue fundraiser today to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 will be hosting a barbecue fundraiser to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 inside the Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608, located at 1000 Lillyhill Drive, in Needles, California.

The barbecue will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm PT, and will feature pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit and dessert for $10.00.

You can eat inside or pick up, and delivery is available.

The barbecue fundraiser is to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park, a local dog park located at 1510 Flip Mendez Parkway near Hospitality Lane and just behind the Dollar General store in Needles, California.

For more information, please contact Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608 or 1 (760) 326-4415.

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Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered thunderstorms approaching area.

Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered thunderstorms approaching area.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding scattered thunderstorms approaching the Colorado River Tri-State area on Saturday, July 21st, 2018.

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** As of 2:50pm PT on Saturday, July 21st, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows the scattered thunderstorms that were near Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona has lost most strength died off and has moved out of the area.

** As of 12:40pm PT on Saturday, July 21st, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows the scattered thunderstorms were spotted east of Needles, California, Mohave Valley, Arizona, and near Lake Havasu City, Arizona has lost most strength, mostly producing light rain in most areas, but there are still spotty moderate to heavy rain falling northeast of Golden Shores, Arizona and in the Kingman, Arizona area.

The storms appear to be moving northwest.

** As of 11:13am PT on Saturday, July 21st, 2018: **

Pictures from ZachNews shows the scattered thunderstorms moving north to northwest across the area.

The main portion of the scattered thunderstorms, moderate to heavy rainfall and possible lightning, appears to be staying to the east of the Needles, California area and appears to be heading moving towards communities near the mountains, which includes Oatman, Arizona.

Light rain is falling in the Needles, California area.

** As of 10:30am PT on Saturday, July 21st, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows scattered thunderstorms were spotted east of Needles, California, Mohave Valley, Arizona, and near Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving northwest.

Use caution if driving along in the area of the scattered thunderstorms, and beware of flooded roadways in the area of the thunderstorms.

If a roadway is flooded and closed, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. Please check back in soon. **

Needles, CA: Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 hosting a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

Needles, CA: Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 hosting a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 will be hosting a barbecue fundraiser to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 inside the Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608, located at 1000 Lillyhill Drive, in Needles, California.

The barbecue will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm PT, and will feature pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit and dessert for $10.00.

You can eat inside or pick up, and delivery is available.

The barbecue fundraiser is to support Spike’s Desert Dog Park, a local dog park located at 1510 Flip Mendez Parkway near Hospitality Lane and just behind the Dollar General store in Needles, California.

For more information, please contact Needles B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608 or 1 (760) 326-4415.

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Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered thunderstorms approaching area.

Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered thunderstorms approaching area.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding more scattered thunderstorms approaching the Colorado River Tri-State area on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

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** As of 7:30pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 (Final Update): **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows scattered thunderstorms near Golden Shores, Arizona have died off and appear to become light rain producing.

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page what a difference an hour makes! Most storms have really died off across the region in the last hour. Still monitoring a few areas, but the likelihood of a repeat of last evening is not good.

** As of 7:10pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows scattered thunderstorms east of Golden Shores, Arizona and south of Yucca, Arizona.

The scattered thunderstorms appears to be losing strength but still shows to have moderate to heavy rain falling and possible lightning.

** As of 7:07pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page some beautiful 1-minute imagery from the GOES-16 satellite showing storms across the southwest this evening!

** As of 6:53pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that they’re monitoring storms through the evening for much of the #LasVegas Valley. Storm activity is expected to increase near Caliente, Needles and Yucca. Heavy rain & flooding is the main concern. Some storms may produce small hail.

** As of 6:26pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of #MohaveCounty including Yucca, Arizona as well as parts of Interstate 40 between mile markers 16 and 36.

** As of 6:20pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a like yesterday, we’re monitoring developing storms across the region. The hot zones at the moment are in Lincoln and Mohave Counties, as well as areas of SW Utah. Next major impacts could be from Yucca, AZ towards Topock and Needles. Stay tuned!

** As of 6:10pm PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows scattered thunderstorms were spotted south of Kingman, Arizona, and east of Yucca, Arizona.

Use caution if driving along Route 66 and Interstate 40 for the scattered thunderstorms are nearby.

The scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving west.

Beware of flooded roadways in the area of the thunderstorms. If a roadway is flooded and closed, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. Please check back in soon. **

Breaking News!!: California: California Supreme Court blocks measure that would split California into 3 separate states.

Breaking News!!: California: California Supreme Court blocks measure that would split California into 3 separate states.

The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would split California into 3 separate states from appearing on the November 2018 ballot.

The decision by the California Supreme Court came during a closed session meeting on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

In a brief order, the California Supreme Court said they acted because “significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election.”

The California Supreme Court also agreed in the meantime to consider a challenge to the measure filed last week by the Planning and Conservation League, an environmental group.

The group contends that the measure amounts to a proposed revision of California’s Constitution, which can be placed on the ballot only if two-thirds of both houses of the Legislature approved.

Supporters of CAL 3 said last month they collected and delivered 600,000 signatures to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s Office, surpassing the 365,000 required by law to qualify for the ballot.

CAL 3 is led by Tim Draper, and the measure calls for the spliting of California into 3 separate states to be formed; Northern California, roughly the Bay Area to the Oregon border; California, which would include 6 coastal counties, including Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura; and Southern California, which would go from Fresno to San Diego, excluding those 6 coastal counties.

**** The following is a list breaking down the counties in each region in the 3 states: ****

** Northern California: **

  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa,
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Marin
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Shasta
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tuolumne
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

** California: **

  • Los Angeles
  • Monterey
  • San Benito
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ventura

** Southern California: **

  • Fresno
  • Imperial (twice)
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Madera
  • Mono
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • Tulare County

The completion of the 3 state split of California measure plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history, and would be the first division of an existing United States of America state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.

Needles, CA: Needles Chamber of Commerce’s Awards and Dinner 2018.

Needles, CA: Needles Chamber of Commerce’s Awards and Dinner 2018.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual awards dinner from 6:00pm to 11:00pm PT on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the Rivers Edge Golf Cours, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will be a Night of Mystery and Mayhem, based loosely on the board game CLUE!

There will be cocktails, a silent auction, a dinner and an awards show.

Get your tickets early; the earlybird ticket price is $80.00 if purchased by Friday, August 31st, 2018.

Afterwards, the ticket price will be $100.00 after Friday, August 31st, 2018.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce either by phone at: 1 (760) 326-2050, by email at: needleschamber@frontier.com or stopping by their office at 100 G Street in Downtown Needles, California between their Summer Business Hours from 9:30am to 3:30pm PT Monday-Thursday.

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