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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.

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.”

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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.”

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Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered thunderstorms and blowing dust in area.

Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered thunderstorms and blowing dust in area.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding scattered thunderstorms and blowing dust in the Colorado River Tri-State area on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

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** As of 6:20am PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 (Final Update): **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows thunderstorms have cleared the Needles, California and Lake Havasu City, Arizona areas.

Be on watch throughout the day and evening just in case of any more scattered thunderstorms.

** As of 1:55am PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows more scattered thunderstorms south and southeast of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The scattered thunderstorms are moving west to southwest.

 

** As of 1:41am PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a cluster of showers and storms are approaching the 29 Palms, Yucca Vally, and Joshua Tree. These are expected to arrive between 2 am and 230 am. Expect brief heavy rain and wind gusts between 35-45 mph.

 

** As of 1:00am PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

Blowing dust blow into Needles, California as flashes of lightning lighted up the clouds surrounding the community.

 

** As of 12:50am PT on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows scattered thunderstorms were spotted south of Needles, California.

These scattered thunderstorms are seen far south of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Parker, Arizona.

The scattered thunderstorms are moving west to southwest.

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that strong winds are likely to push west across San Bernardino County over the next 1-2 hours. Will likely impact SR-62, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley with gusts to at least 45 MPH.

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

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Train derailment closes U.S. Route 95.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Train derailment closes U.S. Route 95.

There are reports of a train derailment that occurred at U.S. Route 95 just west of Needles, California.

The train derailment after 3:00pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018.

These pictures from the Nevada Department of Transportation shows the train derailment.

At least 15 train cars derailed off the track and reportedly onto the road.

The train, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe double stack container freight train, wasn’t carrying hazardous materials.

There are no reports of anybody hurt or killed related to the  train derailment.

According to Caltrans District 8, clean up crews are having a tough time getting to the derailment because of weather.

U.S. Route 95 had earlier flooding from passing storms.

According to San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Caltrans District 8, U.S. Route 95 is closed from Nevada State Line (Nevada State Route 163) to Interstate 40.

Caltrans District 8 posted the U.S. Route 95 closure area on their website map website.

From California, motorists are being advised to head east along Nevada State Route 163 to Needles Highway or Arizona State Route 95 south to Interstate 40 west get around the closure.

From Nevada, motorists are being advised to head east along Interstate 40 to Needles Highway or Arizona State Route 95 north to Nevada State Route 163 west to get around the closure.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the train derailment.

Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered storms popping up.

Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Scattered storms popping up.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding storms popping up in the Colorado River Tri-State area on Friday, July 13th, 2018.

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** As of 6:00pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018 (Final Update): **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows thunderstorms have cleared the Needles, California area.

** As of 3:31pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018: **

According to San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Caltrans District 8, U.S. Route 95, between Nevada State Line and Interstate 40, Needles, California, is closed due to earlier flooding and now a train derailment. Unknown duration for recovery and investigation.

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** As of 3:25pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for central San Bernardino County, California. One inch of rain has already fallen, and flash flooding is expected to begin shortly in areas such as Ludow, California and Amboy, California along Interstate 40.

** As of 2:18pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of San Bernardino County, California. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area with up to one inch already fallen. Flash flooding should commence shortly. Impacted areas include parts of U.S. Route 95 and Interstate 40.

** As of 2:25pm PT on Friday, July 13th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning west of Needles, California.

Thunderstorms appear to be moving east and is over Route 66 and U.S. Route 95.

Beware of flooded roadways in area area of the thunderstorms, especially for Route 66 and U.S. Route 95.

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

Currently, light rain is falling and breezy, winds coming from the west.

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

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

ZachNews has the latest information regarding storms approaching the Colorado River Tri-State area on Thursday, July 12th, 2018.

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** As of 10:20pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 (Final Update): **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows all of the thunderstorms that were in the Colorado River Tri-State area have all lost strength, dissipated and moved out of the area.

** As of 815pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that they are getting reports of water across the road on Oatman-Topock Highway. Follow the example: when you encounter flooded roadways, TURN AROUND, DONT DROWN!

** As of 5:04pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that flash flooding has been reported in Golden Valley near Route 66. Water will continue to flow downstream toward Topock in the next few hours. Be alert if driving this evening, especially near Route 66 and Oatman-Topock Hwy.

** As of 4:59pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of San Bernardino County. Storms producing heavy rain and lightning along Hwy 62 on both sides of Vital Junction.

** As of 3:06pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for central San Bernardino County, California including parts of Route 66 between Fenner, California and Goffs, California. Expect flash flooding to begin shortly.

** As of 3:04pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of San Bernardino County, California and Mohave County, Arizona including places such as Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Parker Dam, Arizona, and Desert Hills, Arizona. If you’re on Lake Havasu now, be prepared for heavy rain and lightning!

** As of 2:35pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for central Clark County, Nevada and central Mohave County, Arizona. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

 

** As of 1:54pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that 1.5 to 2.0 inches of rainfall in the Kingman / Golden Valley Area. Flash Flooding likely. Please do not drive through flooded waters. Sacramento Wash webcam in Golden Valley showing water beginning to flow quickly.

** As of 1:40pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows more thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning south of Needles, California, southeast of Goffs, California, east of Golden Shores, Arizona, east of Mohave Valley, Arizona, east of Bullhead City, Arizona and over Oatman, Arizona.

Prepare for possible moderate to heavy rainfall as well as more thunder and lightning.

Beware of flooded roadways in and around the Needles, California as well as the Colorado River Tri-State area.

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

** As of 1:29pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

Pictures by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez shows a thunderstorm approaching Needles, California.
Thunder can be heard from this thunderstorm.
Prepare for possible moderate to heavy rainfall as well as more thunder and lightning.
Beware of flooded roadways in and around the Needles, California as well as the Colorado River Tri-State area.
If flooded and roadway is closed, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

 

** As of 1:23pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning for Kingman, Arizona and surrounding areas. Thunderstorms in the area are producing heavy rain that is likely to cause flash flooding. Do not drive through flooded roadways.

** As of 1:05pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows more thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning south of Needles, California and east of Golden Shores, Arizona.

** As of 12:23pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

Pictures by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez shows water flowing across Lillyhill Drive and Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Beware of flooded roadways in and around the Needles, California as well as the Colorado River Tri-State area.

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

** As of 11:50am PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

Rain is falling in Needles, California.

Thunder heard over Needles, California as water flow down streets.

** As of 12:23pm PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning for Needles and surrounding areas until 2:30 pm. Use caution in this area.

 

** As of 11:20am PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018: **

 

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning south of Needles, California and southeast of Yucca, Arizona.

Thunderstorms appear to be moving north.

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