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Breaking News!!: Fresno, CA: Deadly shooting spree leaves several people dead and the suspect arrested.

Breaking News!!: Fresno, CA: Deadly shooting spree leaves several people dead and the suspect arrested.

According to the Fresno Police Department and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, at least 3 people are dead and a suspect arrested in a deadly shooting spree in Fresno, California on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.

The suspect in the deadly shooting spree has been identified as 39 year old Kori Ali Muhamma and was a fugitive wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard at a Motel 6 on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

According to Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer, Kori Ali Muhamma was arrested and was being held awaiting at least 4 counts of murder,

At least 16 rounds were fired in less than a minute at 4 locations in the Fresno, California area, including a Catholic Charities facility, where the suspect killed a man in the parking lot.

According to Fresno Police Department, the suspect reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great” in Arabic) during the deadly shooting spree.

But, the Fresno Police Department is saying that it’s too early to say whether terrorism was a factor.

According to Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer, Kori Ali Muhamma is black and all of the victims were white, and a social media accounts linked to Kori Ali Muhamma expressed anti-white and anti-government sentiments.

“This was a random act of violence. These were unprovoked attacks by an individual who was intent on carrying out homicides today,” said Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

** Pictures from the Fresno Police Department, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, NBC affiliate KSEE Channel 24, and NBC News: **

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

A nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

The Cleveland Division of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the United States Marshals Service are working together on the nationwide manhunt for the murder suspect, identified as 37 year old Steve W. Stephens,

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Steve W. Stephens filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans.

Steve W. Stephens is seen in the video walking up to Robert Godwin Sr., ask him to say some name, pointed a gun at him, and shooting him.

Steve W. Stephens then is seen running to his vehicle where he then driving off leaving Robert Godwin Sr. behind on the sidewalk.

The video of the killing was then posted to Facebook where Steve W. Stephens bragged about having committed many other homicides.

The video has since been removed from Facebook, but has been spotted reported on YouTube.

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Mourners gathered at a vigil on Monday, April 17th, 2017 to remember Robert Godwin Sr., who’s described by family and friends as a man who loved his kids and would never hurt anybody.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to Steve W. Stephens’ arrest.

Steve W. Stephens may be driving a white, 4 door 2017 Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tags: E363630.

Steve W. Stephens has ties to Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio.

Steve W. Stephens is considered armed and dangerous.

Anybody with information should call 911 or 1 (800) CALL-FBI.

** Tips may also be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tips Website at: **

https://tips.fbi.gov

** Wanted Flyer Picture from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. **

Needles, CA: Deputies receive minor injuries during arrest of a man inside Colorado River Medical Center.

Needles, CA: Deputies receive minor injuries during arrest of a man inside Colorado River Medical Center.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 4:20pm PT on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station were dispatched to the Colorado River Medical Center, located at 1401 Bailey Avenue, in Needles, California for a male subject.

A male subject went to the hospital with a gallon bottle of bleach and was claiming he drank household bleach.

Staff at Colorado River Medical Center called 911 because of the male subject’s unusual behavior.

Deputy Petersen and Deputy Bevan met with the male subject in the waiting room at Colorado River Medical Center who instantly became violent and combative towards the deputies.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the male subject punched at the deputies, attempted to disarm them, and resisted their efforts to arrest him.

After a struggle, the deputies were able to take male subject into police custody and have him treated for the ingestion of bleach.

The male subject was later transported by helicopter to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for further treatment.

Both deputies sustained injuries during the confrontation and were treated by the medical staff at the hospital.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department later identified the 32 year old male subject from Needles, California in their press release.

The case is being forwarded to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for review and filing of charges.

** Press Release: **

https://nixle.com/alert/5889517/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/Needles-BatteryonPeaceOfficer.aspx

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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 the Metropolitan Police Service in London, England, at least 3 people are dead and several 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 police 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 police fficers.

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 police officer and an American, were killed in the terror attack.

Several 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. **

** Pictures from NBC News. **

Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy shot by armed robber who’s still at large.

Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy shot by armed robber who’s still at large.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an armed robber shot at a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy in the chest on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Hesperia, California.

Deputies responded to a robbery at 12:45am PT near a Chevron Gas Station located on Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue.

The deputy confronted a robbery suspect at the gas station and tried to pepper-spray the man, who then brandished a gun and opened fire,

** Pictures from surveillance video: **

The robber, captured on surveillance video, fled in a black Chrysler 200 with paper plates.

The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The deputy has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Pat Higgins, who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the deputy’s bulletproof vest likely saved his life.

The investigation is ongoing and anybody with information is asked to call Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at: 1 (909) 387-3589 or 911 if you spot the gunman.

Anybody wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 782-7436 or visit the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com

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Orangecrest, CA: Please help find a stolen 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer.

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Orangecrest, CA: Please help find a stolen 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer.

Put yourself in this man’s shoe you’re about to hear from.

A motorcycle – a 1941 BMW R12 German Motorcycle – that you worked so hard for restoring, just disappears right off your property by thieves in the early morning hours.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez spoke with Mike Dunn, a resident of Orangecrest, California, about what happen when thieves stolen the motorcycle and a box trailer off of his driveway at approximately 5:00am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

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If you have any information on the theft or the thieves whereabouts, please contact the Riverside Police Department at: 1 (951) 826-5700.

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News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Positive identification of human remains found are of missing Sidney Cranston Jr.

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News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Positive identification of human remains found are of missing Sidney Cranston Jr.

According to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, the human remains found in a remote area east of Kingman, Arizona have been positively identified as 40 year old Sidney Cranston Jr. who has been missing since June 2015.

The human remains were found on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 and authorities have ruled the death a homicide.

After being found, the human remains were turned over to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office for a positive identification.

Days later, the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the human remains after utilized dental charts for verification.

At 2:04pm PT / 3:04pm MST, Kingman Police Department posted the positive identification information on their Facebook page.

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Sidney Cranston Jr. was last seen on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in the area of Interstate 40 and Stockton Hill Road and was believed to be showing an unknown property to an unknown client at the time.

According to the Kingman Police Department, at around 4:00pm MST of Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, 61 year old Alfredo Blanco (aka Al Blanco) of Kingman, Arizona was arrested at a care facility in Youngtown, Arizona (a Phoenix, Arizona suburb).

Alfredo Blanco was booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kingman Police Detectives obtained a First Degree Murder warrant from the Mohave County Attorney’s Office.

The warrant was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation who responded to the care facility and took Alfredo Blanco into police custody on the warrant.

Alfredo Blanco will be extradited back to Mohave County, Arizona in the near future.

The case is still an open and active investigation.

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