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News Update!!: Manchester, England: Latest Information: Terrorist Bombing during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

News Update!!: Manchester, England: Latest Information: Terrorist Bombing during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the terrorist bombing during an Ariana Grande concert held at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England that occurred on Monday, May 22nd, 2017.

** As of 7:00pm PT on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017: **

  • Killed: 22 People, including innocent children.
  • Victim Identified: 8 year old Saffie Rose Roussos, 18 year old Georgina Callander, and 26 year old John Atkinson.
  • Injured: 59 People were injured, including people suffering life-threatening injuries.
  • Missing: Unknown
  • Suspect(s) Involved: The man suspected of carrying out an terrorist bombing was identified as 22 year old Salman Abedi, a British man believed to had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad. The Salman Abedi who died at the scene after using an improvised explosive device.
  • Arrest(s): Greater Manchester Police said that a 23 year old man was arrested in South Manchester in connection with the terrorist bombing.
  • Claimed Responsibility: ISIS claiming responsibility for the terrorist bombing.
  • Terrorist Threat Levels: Terrorist threat level raised to the highest level in the United Kingdom. As for the United States, Department of Homeland Security said there’s no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues.

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** Video Courtesy: Joe Gregory: **

At around 10:40pm Manchester Time (2:40pm PT) on Monday, May 22nd, 2017, an explosion occurred at the end of an Ariana Grande concert near an exit area outside the Manchester Arena.

** Video Courtesy: @Hannawwh: **

Witnesses say that the Manchester Arena was full of families with children and teenagers, who are fans of Ariana Grande.

** Video from NBC News: **

Families began exiting the Manchester Arena after the explosion, many of the people, kids and adults, were seen crying and heard screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons.

Outside, parents who were due to be picking up their kids, where heard screaming trying to find their kids.

Nicola Murray, who was at the concert with her 12 year old daughter Olivia, told NBC News that she witnessed “a red-orange-looking flash” and heard an “incredibly loud bang.”

“Within seconds, as you can imagine, it was chaos and people were panicking and running to try and get out the door … We were getting swept with the people crushing to get out and I was terrified my daughter would get crushed. At one point, she was getting dragged away from me but I managed to pull her into me and force her in front of me while trying to direct her to the door and down the steps,” Nicola Murray told NBC News.

** Video Courtesy: Zach Bruce: **

First responders rushed to the Manchester Arena after emergency services received 240 emergency calls after the explosion and reports of people hurt.

** Pictures from NBC News: **

First responders arrived as people exiting the Manchester Arena, some of the people injured well other people were seen shaken up by what just happen.

** Pictures from NBC News: **

Authorities in Manchester say 22 people were killed in the terrorist bombing.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed that children were among the dead and warned of “difficult days ahead.”

NBC News is reporting that among the fatalities, 8 year old Saffie Rose Roussos her school confirmed.

Authorities in Manchester say 59 people were injured in the terrorist bombing, including people suffering life-threatening injuries.

The injured people were taken to 8 hospitals with dozen of the people hospitalized were under the age of 16 years old.

Ariana Grande safely escape the Manchester Arena and posted a message to her fans following the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena.

Ariana Grande tweeted, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

In a statement, Ariana Grande’s Manager Scooter Braun thanked first responders “who rushed towards danger to help save lives.”

Ariana Grande’s Manager Scooter Braun added, “We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”

Bianca Landrau, the Boston hip-hop star known as Bia, also performed that night, tweeted: “Guys we are okay!!!”

Singer Victoria Monét, who was the opening act that night, said in a statement that she was safe but “heartbroken that loved ones who came to have the night of their lives ended up losing them.”

Singer Victoria Monét added, “I wish I could say that I am OK, but I am not. Please send all your prayers up high for Manchester.”

** Pictures from NBC News: **

The North West Counter Terror Command confirmed that they are treating the bombing at the Manchester Arena as a “terrorist incident”.

“We have been treating this as a terrorist incident. Our priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network,” said Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.

Authorities in Manchester later identified the person in the terrorist bombing as 22 year old Salman Abedi.

Reports that the bomber died at the scene after using an improvised explosive device.

United States officials said initial reports indicated that some of the injuries might have been caused by a stampede of concertgoers.

The terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing at the Manchester Arena.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warns ISIS will continue to target tourist sites and transportation hubs.

Britain’s terrorist threat level stands at “Severe,” the second-highest rung on a five-point scale, meaning an attack is highly likely.

** Video from NBC News: **

British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke about the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the terrorist set out “to cause maximum carnage and kill and injure indiscriminately.”

“This attacks stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice — deliberately targeting innocent and defenseless young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives,” said British Prime Minister Theresa May.

** Video from MSNBC and NBC News: **

United States of America President Donald Trump spoke about the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena.

United States of America President Donald Trump said, “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers,” he said in Bethlehem while standing next to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

United States of America President Donald Trump branded those responsible for the deadly suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert and other terrorist attacks “evil losers”.

“I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term, they would think that is a great name I will call them, from now on, losers because that’s what they are: losers,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

Later, in a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, United States of America President Donald Trump said the thoughts and prayers of the American people were with the victims and their loved ones in Manchester.

** Picture from NBC News: **

The White House later released a statement saying that United States of America President Donald Trump this morning spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May about the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena.

United States of America President Donald Trump later posted this message onto Twitter saying, “We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”

The Department of Homeland Security stressed that there was no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving United States music venues.

** Picture from NBC News: **

Mourners are holding vigils for the victims of the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the terrorist bombing during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. **

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Breaking News!!: Manchester, England: Terror explosion during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

Breaking News!!: Manchester, England: Terror explosion during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

There has been an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Monday, May 22nd, 2017.

The North West Counter Terror Command is confirming that they are treating this incident as a “terrorist incident”.

Authorities in Manchester say the explosion occurred at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at around 10:40pm Manchester Time (2:40pm PT) where families with children, primarily girls and teenagers, in attendance.

** Video Courtesy: @Hannawwh: **

This is video from inside the Manchester Arena moments after the explosion.

Local news media reports hundreds of people running out of the building crying and being carried out of the building.

** Video Courtesy: Joe Gregory: **

Authorities in Manchester say there have been 22 people dead and 59 people were wounded.

Authorities in Manchester also say there children were among the 22 people dead.

NBC News is reporting that multiple United States Officials say United Kingdom authorities suspect Manchester incident was conducted by a suicide bomber.

** Video Courtesy: Zach Bruce: **

A representative of Ariana Grande said, “Ariana is okay” and “We are further investigating what happened.”

Ariana Grande posted a message to her fans following terror explosion at the Manchester Arena.

Ariana Grande tweeted to her fans, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the terror explosion during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. ****

** Picture and videos from NBC News: **

 

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested for setting fire to an apartment complex.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested for setting fire to an apartment complex.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 7:45am PT on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to an apartment complex at 1970 Clary Drive in Needles, California for a report of a fire.

At the apartment complex deputies and fire personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department located an upstairs apartment where a neighbor had extinguished a fire burning on the exterior patio.

Further investigation revealed the sole occupant of the apartment, identified as 27 year old Andrew Cisneros of Needles, California, attempted to set several fires throughout the interior of the apartment before closing the apartment doors, disabling the smoke alarms, and leaving the home.

A neighbor from a separate apartment saw the smoke and fire and extinguished the fire before it became out of control.

All occupants of the building were safely evacuated, and there were no injuries.

The fire only damaged personal property and debris belonging to Cisneros.

Deputy Bevan found Cisneros walking around the apartment complex, and he was subsequently arrested for arson.

A detective from the Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail and an investigator from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Andrew Cisneros was arrested and booked into the Needles Jail for PC 452b – Unlawfully setting a fire. His bail was set at $25,000.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5967805/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/May/Needles-UnlawfullySettingaFire.aspx

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Groundbreaking has begun on the new AutoZone store.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Groundbreaking has begun on the new AutoZone store.

Groundbreaking has begun on the new AutoZone store at the Needles Towne Center, located off East Broadway near Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

ZachNews received these pictures from Timothy Terral from Needles, California showing construction crews breaking up the ground on the site.

The construction equipment being used for the groundbreaking of the site appear to be from Phillips Construction of Needles, California, including a dump truck.

No details as of yet on completion of the new AutoZone store.

** Pictures from Timothy Terral: **

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity softball win the N.I.A.A. Class 2A State Softball Championship.

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity softball win the N.I.A.A. Class 2A State Softball Championship.

According to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity softball team have won the neutral playoff game against Lincoln County during the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs – NIAA Class 2A State Baseball tournament held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Softball Game: Final: **

– Needles: 20

– West Wendover: 6

** Source: MaxPreps: **

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/QsdcX2WGEea-8KA2nzwbTA/imwCO2WJEea-8KA2nzwbTA/baseball-spring-17/2017-niaa-baseball-playoffs-niaa-class-2a-state-baseball.htm

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Needles, CA: Detectives arrest suspects for commercial burglary.

Needles, CA: Detectives arrest suspects for commercial burglary.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 2 people identified as 59 year old Jon Godden and 51 year old Robert Westbrook from San Bernardino, California were contacted by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department personnel with their disabled vehicle near the intersection of West Broadway and D Street in Downtown Needles, California.

They had a flatbed trailer loaded with items that appeared to be from an automotive shop.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detective on scene recognized some of the items on the trailer as being from an automotive shop located 101 East Broadway in Needles, California.

The owner of the automotive shop was contacted and identified the property as belonging to him.

Evidence was later found which connected the suspects to the location of the theft.

Godden and Westbrook were arrested for PC459-Burglary, a felony, and transported to the Colorado River Station/ Needles jail with their bail set at $25,000.00.

Needles, CA: Pulled pork dinner and Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos Concert.

Needles, CA: Pulled pork dinner and Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos Concert.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608 is presenting a free community concert with Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos at 7:00pm PT on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608, located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive just south of Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

There will be a pulled pork dinner for $8.00 will be sold before the event from 5:00pm to 6:30pm PT.

For more information, please contact either the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050 or the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608.

** Come on out for delicious food, great music, and friendly community. **