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News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Man pleads guilty to providing guns in terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Man pleads guilty to providing guns in terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

A man has pleaded guilty to providing the high powered rifles used to in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California that killed 14 people and wounded 22 people on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

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NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 is reporting that the plea agreement between 25 year old Enrique Marquez Jr. of Riverside, California and prosecutors was accepted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by a federal judge in Riverside, California.

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In addition to providing material support to terrorists, Enrique Marquez also pleaded guilty to conspiring with one of the terrorist shooters in plots for mass killings that were never carried out.

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** Picture from Picture from Photojournalist Alex Vasquez of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

A news conference was held outside the courthouse discussing what happening in court.

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** Sketch pictures by artist Bill Robles: **

ZachNews received these sketch pictures by artist Bill Robles of Enrique Marquez Jr. inside the courtroom in Riverside, California on Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

Enrique Marquez Jr. admitted in a plea agreement that he bought the assault rifles used by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, in the deadly Dec.

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed in a gunfight with authorities later that day.

**** More information is still coming into ZachNews. ****

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.

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News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.

ZachNews will be posting pictures, videos, and information regarding the Training Burn being conducted from Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 to Friday, October 16th, 2015 at the old Overland Motel which is located on the 700 block of West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department will be doing a training burn and is going to bring out their candidates from their academy, work with the local fire departments and we’re going to do some training using the old Overland Motel.

** More information on the Training Burn in Downtown Needles, California at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/news-update-downtown-needles-ca-latest-information-regarding-the-training-burn-at-the-old-overland-motel/

**** Best of luck to all the firefighters during their firefighter training at the Training Burn. ****

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**** Timeline of Events: **

** Friday, October 16th, 2015: **

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– Pictures: The big burn at the old Overland Motel in Downtown Needles, California went as planned on Friday, October 16th, 2015 and other then some winds blowing embers around, those embers were quickly put out as they fell to the ground and there was no problems to utility lines or to near by buildings affected by the big burn.

** Great work to all the firefighters who came out to Needles, California. **

More information, pictures, and videos of the big burn at the old Overland Motel will be coming up later on ZachNews and ZachNews on YouTube.

** Thursday, October 15th, 2015: **

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– Pictures: Firefighters prepare to set a small fire on the west end part of the old Overland Motel. Front Street at E Street was seen closed for fire hoses running across the street.

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– Pictures: Firefighters set a small fire on the west end part of the old Overland Motel. Firefighters learned to put out the fire.

** Wednesday, October 14th, 2015: **

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– Pictures: Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department joined San Bernardino County Fire Department crews and trucks at the Training Burn at the old Overland Motel in Downtown Needles, California.

** Tuesday, October 13th, 2015: **

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– Pictures: West Broadway between D Street and E Street as well as the alleyway behind the old Overland Motel was closed to traffic, but Front Street remained opened to traffic.

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– Pictures: San Bernardino County Fire Department trucks parked along West Broadway in front of the old Overland Motel and in front of Palo Verde Community College.

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– Pictures: Firefighters cutting a line separating the roof apart to put space so that the part of the building that is not going to be burn down will not catch fire. The wooden pallets are going to be placed inside the part of the building that will be burn down.

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– Pictures: Firefighters doing some training working with the fire holes and using cutting equipment. Firefighter were seen moving some of the wooden pallets around the building and putting them inside some of the rooms.

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** All pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Latest information regarding the Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.

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News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Latest information regarding the Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.

ZachNews has more information regarding the Training Burn at the old Overland Motel in Downtown Needles, California.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Training Burn will be conducted from Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 to Friday, October 16th, 2015 at the old Overland Motel which is located on the 700 block of West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department will be doing a training burn and is going to bring out their candidates from their academy, work with the local fire departments and we’re going to do some training using the old Overland Motel.

After the Fire Services Task Force Meeting on Thursday, October 8th, 2015, ZachNews talk spoke with San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain about the Training Burn.

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According to San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain, Tuesday will be mainly a walk-through of the property and fire department apparatus will be here.

Wednesday morning will be firefighter training done at the old Overland Motel.

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Wednesday afternoon, there will be some smaller burns happening, and other training going on inside the rooms of the old Overland Motel that runs along the back alleyway area; such as forcible entry training and ventilation training.

The smaller burns will be inside the rooms, but not as big or total burn down of the building like the big burn on Friday.

The portion of the old Overland Motel that runs along the back alleyway area will not be set on fire as the part nearest to E Street and West Broadway will be, but afterwards will be bulldozed down.

Thursday, will be a small size fire of the building all day, nearest to West Broadway and E Street, near the old office and lobby area. Firefighters will gain experiences on how to put out a fire.

On Friday, the big burn will happen to the old Overland Motel building that is nearest to West Broadway and E Street, including the old office and lobby area, which will be set on fire which the smoke will be seen for miles.

The big burn was to start at 8:00am and go until 12:00pm PT said San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain last week in an interview with ZachNews.

But, that has changed and San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain tells ZachNews that the big burn will begin between 6:00am to 7:00am PT and last throughout the day.

After the burn, fire departments crews will be overhauling work.

The smoke from the Friday fire will be visible from all around Needles, California, including from Mohave Valley, Arizona and Topock, Arizona.

According to San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain, emergency dispatchers at 911 centers around the area are being notified about the Training Burn in case of calls from the community of a fire in Downtown Needles, California.

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Due to the fire for the Training Burn, streets around the old Overland Motel are planned to be “Hard Closures”, which will included West Broadway between D Street on the east, to F Street or G Street to the west. (See Map Below For More Information).

Streets closures are possible for E Street as that is closes to the fire at the old Overland Motel and the alleyway behind the old Overland Motel will be also closed.

People are welcomed to view the training that will be happening, but there will be a lot of smoke from this fire and if you’re concern about your health and breathing in the smoke, it’s best not to be in the path of the smoke or be near the fire to view.

After the fire and training is over, the burned portion of the old Overland Motel will then be bulldozed down.

Currently, work crews have removed boards from the doors of the rooms of the old Overland Motel and are removing asbestos.

Work is being done to make sure that area around the Training Burn is cleared, including bring in a hand crew to help in clearing property space for the burn, and making sure that utility lines that run along the alleyway behind the old Overland Motel will not be affected by the burn.

Possible 70 or more candidates training to be firefighters will be at the Training Burn including from San Bernardino County Fire Department as well as from fire departments that were invited to come and participate in this Training Burn from Mohave County, Arizona including Bullhead City Fire Department and Mohave Valley Fire Department, and fire departments from Clark County, Nevada.

Fire department apparatus will also be here from the San Bernardino County Fire Department and from those invited and participating fire departments.

San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain said that the Training Burn will happen within those 4 days; even if it rains, but if there’s gusty winds blowing in the area, then we will stop for safety reasons, and the fire could happen at night.

This is in part of a demolition plan approved by members of the Needles City Council unanimously approved during a Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in Needles, California.

** Read the news story regarding the Needles City Council approved the demolition of the old Overland Motel at the following ZachNews on WordPress: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/news-alert-downtown-needles-ca-needles-city-council-approved-the-demolition-of-the-old-overland-motel/

The City of Needles tried for years to get somebody to do something with the building, but after attempts failed in trying to get somebody to do something with this old motel, including attempts to try to get somebody to turn the old Overland Motel into affordable housing or student housing, nobody was interested which left the old Overland Motel to sit there abandoned for years.

Many are glad to see the building that just sat there collecting dust, trash, and almost catch on fire, be finally gone, but some residents wish that more was done to help save the old building and make it into something that tourist driving along Route 66 can stop in and enjoy.

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** Here’s a map layout of the area that this Training Burn will be happening in Downtown Needles, California. **

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– Red Lines:

Road closures that are planned or may be added later. The may days of road closures are possibly on Thursday and Friday from morning (6:00am or 9:00am PT) to afternoon (After 5:00pm or 6:00pm PT) , unless changed by officials.

Road closures may include West Broadway, E Street, and the alleyway behind the old Overland Motel.

Front Street will be closed at E Street not because of near by fire, but for fire hoses running across the roadway.

– Orange Lines:

Possible road closures that may be added later.

Additional road closures have not been provided from the City of Needles Office, but motorists should plan ahead in case of additional road closures popping up leading up to the Training Burn.

– Yellow Lines: Detours around the closures.

Depending on where the road is closed at, motorists have at least 2 routes to get around the closure at the Training Burn.

Motorists can Third Street (Bottom Yellow Line on the Map) as the best detour route to get around the road closures.

Third Street is not near the old Overland Motel and shouldn’t be affected by the fire at the Training Burn.

Motorists can also take Interstate 40 from East Broadway (Highway 95) to J Street to get around the road closures.

– Blue Bus:

The Needles Area Transit has 2 bus stops (As Seen on the Map) near the old Overland Motel.

Because of the Training Burn, bus service along West Broadway will be detoured around the closures and passengers will be picked up as close as possible to the usually bus stop.

Please check with the Needles Area Transit in regards the detour of bus service during the Training Burn.

– Red Box and Fire:

This is where the large fire will be set at the old Overland Motel for the Training Burn; Thursday and Friday.

The unmarked portion of the old Overland Motel will not be set as a large fire and will be later bulldozed down.

– Parking:

Parking in front of the old Overland Motel is not allowed, but only for fire department trucks and equipment.

In case of any parking restrictions near the area of the Training Burn, it would be best to park your vehicles elsewhere and away from the Training Burn area.

**** Road closures, detours, and parking restrictions are subject to change without notice by officials, and any road closures, detours, and parking restrictions can be changed, shorten, or extended, and can be closed early or late and open early or late by officials. For more information regarding any road closures, detours, and parking restrictions, please contact the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113. ****

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** ZachNews will be posting pictures, videos, and information regarding the Training Burn at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/news-update-downtown-needles-ca-training-burn-at-the-old-overland-motel/

** ZachNews will be covering the Training Burn, including the big fire planned for Friday, October 16th, 2015, and will have the videos posted at ZachNews on YouTube: **

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheZachNews

**** Best of luck to all the firefighters during their firefighter training at the Training Burn. ****

 

ZachNews: San Bernardino County, California News Stories: Sunday, June 16th, 2013:

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ZachNews: San Bernardino County, California News Stories: Sunday, June 16th, 2013:

** ZachNews has the following San Bernardino County, California news stories: **
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– Muscoy, CA: Person killed along Interstate 210.

At around 2:22am PT on Sunday, a vehicle was traveling westbound on Interstate 210 just east of the northbound Interstate 215 transition in Muscoy, California.

According to the Coroner’s Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and struck the guard rail at the I-210 and I-215 split. The vehicle rolled over several times as it continued down the freeway overpass embankment and landed on Little Mountain Drive.

23 year old Sergio Carlos Escalera of Muscoy, California died at the scene.

3 other occupants were transported to nearby hospitals after the vehicle landed on its roof during the crash trapping the occupants.

– Fontana, CA: A Fontana man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a train.

At around 5:15pm PT on Saturday, a person riding on a bicycle was struck by a train killing the person.

18 year old Carlos Morales Guzman of Fontana, California was riding his bicycle northbound along Beech Avenue just north of Ceres Avenue in Fontana, California and was crossing the railroad tracks when he was struck by a train traveling westbound on the railroad tracks.

First responders raced to the collision and paramedics treated the man.

Carlos Morales Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene at around 5:20pm PT by paramedics.

The collision is under investigation.

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** (Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth) **