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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Abandoned residential structure fire on La Mesa Way.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Abandoned residential structure fire on La Mesa Way.

An abandoned residential structure is on fire on the 400 block of La Mesa Way near Acoma Street in Needles, California.

The fire started at the abandoned residential structure at around 1:30pm PT on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.

San Bernardino Country Fire Department along with Mohave Valley Fire Department and Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department is on scene battling the fire at the abandoned residential structure.

ZachNews has learned that a deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was down the street when he saw the thick black smoke.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy rushed to the scene, went inside to check if anybody was inside the building, and from what he could see, nobody was inside.

La Mesa Way as well as Acoma Street from D Street to C Street and D Street from Acoma Street to Downey Street is closed.

Cause of the fire at the abandoned residential structure is under investigation and investigators are on scene.

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Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday.

Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting will start at 4:00pm PT.

**** 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.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Camper crashes into the North K Street Underpass.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Camper crashes into the North K Street Underpass.

A camper crashed into the North L Street Underpass along North K Street in Needles, California at around 1:33pm PT on Monday, August 14th, 2017.

Nobody was injured in the crash, but North K Street had to be close for the removal and clean up of the crashed camper and for the investigation.

Motorists had to use Needles Highway to West Broadway as a detour during the course.

As of 3:12pm PT, the North K Street Underpass has been reopened and the debris from the crash cleaned up.

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Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

In a press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station posted their weekly arrests that were made in the Needles, California area from Monday, August 7th, 2017 to Sunday, August 13th, 2017.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station said that they remain committed to a proactive approach to suppressing crime in the City of Needles.

Anybody with additional information regarding these investigations or any others are urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Anybody wishing to remain anonymous is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

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​Amboy, CA: Hikers found deceased near the Amboy Crater.

Amboy, CA: Hikers found deceased near the Amboy Crater.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 1:36pm PT on Saturday, August 12th, 2017, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from 58 year old Kathie Barber from Yorba Linda, California stating she was hiking with her husband, 60 year old Gen Miake from Yorba Linda, California, since 11:00am PT and became separated.

Kathie stated her husband had a heart condition and she was unable to find him.

She also stated she was out of water.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patrol helicopter 40King1 arrived at the location and met with Morongo Deputy Nathan Campos in a parking lot at the Amboy trail head near Amboy, California.

Deputy Campos was first on scene and stated he started a search and needed our assistance.

The hiker’s car was parked in the trail head parking lot and Deputy Campos could not tell what direction the hikers left in from the trail head.

The crew of 40King1 consisted of Deputy Pilot K. Henry and Deputy Flight Officer B. Heard.

The crew of 40King1 started an aerial search and located both hikers matching the description Kathie provided when she called dispatch.

Both subjects were approximately one to 2 miles east of the Amboy trail head and appeared unresponsive on the ground.
The 2 hikers were approximately 100 yards from one another in the open desert with no shade.

An offsite landing was conducted near the 2 hikers and Deputy Heard made contact with them.

The outside air temperature was estimated to be 113*F degrees at that time.

The crew flew back to the trial head and picked up a member of the San Bernardino County Fire Department for a second assessment of the hikers.

The crew flew back to the hikers and the fire department confirmed both hikers were deceased.

The crew of 40King1 requested the assistance of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Air Rescue 307 to aid in the recovery of the 2 victims.

The crew of Air Rescue 307 consisted of Deputy Pilot R. Conner, Deputy W. Hess, and medic J. Centeno.

The crew of Air Rescue 307 arrived and assisted in the recovery of both victims.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Coroners Division also arrived and assisted with the incident.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Coroners Division confirmed the identity of the victims as Kathie Barber and Gen Miake.

** ZachNews sends our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends of the Kathie Barber and Gen Miake. **

** Press Release: **

https://www.nixle.us/alert/6105857/

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Weather Alert!!: Topock, AZ: Thunderstorm near Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Topock, Arizona.

Weather Alert!!: Topock, AZ: Thunderstorm near Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Topock, Arizona.

A thunderstorm has been spotted near Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Topock, Arizona.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the storm has moderate to heavy rain falling as well as thunder with lightning.

Lightning from the thunderstorm can be seen from Needles, California.

If you’re in the area of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Topock, Arizona, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

If the thunderstorms begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

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Weather Alert!!: Topock, AZ: Storm moving towards Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

Weather Alert!!: Topock, AZ: Storm moving towards Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

A storm is moving towards Havasu National Wildlife Refuge near Topock, Arizona.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the storm has moderate to heavy rain falling and could bring possible thunder with lightning.

If you’re in the area of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and the Topock, Arizona, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.