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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Traffic accident with injuries along Needles Highway.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Traffic accident with injuries along Needles Highway.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, a traffic accident with injuries occurred along Needles Highway, approximately 3 miles south of the Avi Resort and Casino, in Needles, California.

The traffic accident was reported at 6:04pm PT on Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the traffic accident was a “head on” crash blocking lanes.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department advised the California Highway Patrol that at least 3 vehicles are involved in the traffic accident.

Mohave Valley Fire Department along with San Bernardino County Fire Department, Fort Mohave Mesa fire department, Bullhead City Fire Department and Baker ambulance responded to the vehicle accident.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, at least 8 patients were transported, including 5 patients by ground and 3 patients by air to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** Pictures from the Mohave Valley Fire Department: **

As seen in the pictures above from the Mohave Valley Fire Department, medical helicopters landed at the Avi Resort and Casino parking lot for air transport.

At this moment, the conditions on the patients are unknown.

Tow crews are cleaning up the damaged vehicles so to reopen the Needles Highway.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

 

Needles, CA: Remembering Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

Needles, CA: Remembering Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

Family, friends, firefighters, and a community came together on Friday, November 17th, 2017 to remember the life of Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

** Picture courtesy of Dimond and Sons Needles Mortuary: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler passed away suddenly on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at his home.

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Family and friends arrived to a memorial service held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California, along with firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Yucca Fire District, and Lake Havasu City Fire Department.

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ZachNews has learned that the memorial service was touching yet celebrated the life of a good man who cared about his family and the community he served.

Afterwards, a funeral procession was held along West Broadway and East Broadway to Needles Riverview Cemetery in Needles, California.

** Live Broadcast from ZachNews on Facebook: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was along East Broadway as the funeral procession with fire department trucks and Mohave County Sheriff’s vehicles drove pass the Needles Towne Center towards Needles Riverview Cemetery passing underneath a large American flag being held up by 2 ladder fire department trucks from Bullhead City Fire Department and Yucca Fire District.

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During the funeral procession, a CareFlight medical helicopter flow over the funeral procession, following the vehicles into the Needles Riverview Cemetery.

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** Video from the Yucca Fire District: **

According to the Yucca Fire District, a bell ceremony and a flag and helmet presentation were held at Needles Riverview Cemetery for Robert Derichsweiler service to the fire department and the community.

** Video from the Yucca Fire District: **

Family, friends, firefighters, and a community will miss Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler. **

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Live Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Funeral Procession for Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

Live Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Funeral Procession for Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

Family, friends, firefighters, and a community are coming together in Needles, California to remember the life of Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler passed away suddenly on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at his home.

A funeral procession will be held along West Broadway and East Broadway to Needles Riverview Cemetery in Needles, California.

Family, friends, firefighters, and a community will miss Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighter Robert Michael Derichsweiler. **

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Small brush fire reported in an empty lot next to the Cubs liquor store.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Small brush fire reported in an empty lot next to the Cubs liquor store.

A small brush fire was reported in an empty lot next to the Cubs liquor store, along the 600 block of West Broadway near C Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

Some grey and later white smoke was seen all the way over at Needles High School where the Needles Mustangs was playing against Battle Mountain Longhorn in a state semi final football game which was being broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

Well reporting on the latest football game scores at halftime, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez spotted the grey and white smoke to the east of Needles High School.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Timothy Terral shows the first responders and law enforcement putting out the small brush fire in the empty lot.

Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 responded to the small brush fire and began structure protection on the Cubs liquor store building well deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station closed West Broadway near the small brush fire.

The small brush fire was put out quickly and West Broadway has since been reopened.

At this moment, the cause of the small brush fire is unknown.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Painting of 3 railroad cars at Train Park completed.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Painting of 3 railroad cars at Train Park completed.

Painting of 3 railroad cars at Train Park is completed thanks to R.M.C. Painting from Needles, California.

The 3 railroad cars at Train Park, located along the 1200 block of Front Street in Downtown Needles, California, was in need of a new coat of painting from years of faded out paint and graffiti attacks.

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, R.M.C. Painting from Needles, California crew began painting 3 railroad cars at the Train Park.

The R.M.C. Painting crew of Robert C., Wayne T., Benny R., and Tim T. spent 3 days painting the 3 railroad cars as well as hand painting the lettering along the rail cars.

R.M.C. Painting crew tells ZachNews that they are very happy be here painting 3 railroad cars and beautify their community.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Death investigation into a body floating along the Colorado River near Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Death investigation into a body floating along the Colorado River near Jack Smith Memorial Park.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 4:24pm PT on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station were dispatched to a body floating in the Colorado River just south of Jack Smith Memorial Park in needles, California.

A deputy with the Marine Enforcement Unit launched a patrol boat and made contact with the reporting party, who had stayed along side the body until the deputy arrived on scene.

The deceased was recovered from the river and transported to Jack Smith Memorial Park were he was released to the coroner.

The coroner was able to identify the male subject as 46 year old Chad Russell Elkins from Fort Mohave, Arizona with the assistance of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.

The cause of death is currently under investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and anybody with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information We-Tip Hotline online website at: https://wetip.com/

ZachNews was alerted late Sunday evening about something spotted along the Colorado River and fire department and rescue boat activity Jack Smith Memorial Park thanks to ZachNews fans Donna Johnson and Terry Powell from Needles, California.

Donna Johnson telling ZachNews by email, “My family and I went out on the boat for the first time today. While we were out boat my son seen something floating at about 4:30. I called 911 it was a dead body.”

Terry Powell telling ZachNews by email, “My mom and sister live in the house looking into Jack Smith Park. They noticed rescue boat docked, picked up 2 people and left to go out to river, then yellow + white ambulance or ME examr truck pulled up along with fire captain truck or smaller fire truck. Flashing lights but no sirens. Rescue boat returned but by then dark and they couldn’t tell what was happening.”

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Chad Russell Elkins from Fort Mohave, Arizona. **

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6245617/

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Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Final Scores: Needles Mustangs wins against Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Blue Knights.

Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Final Scores: Needles Mustangs wins against Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Blue Knights.

The Needles High School Mustangs from Needles, California has won against Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Blue Knights from Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at Needles High School in Needles, California.

This football game is part of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Region Football Playoffs 2017 – 2A Southern League tournament.

** Final Scores: **

– Needles Mustangs: 42

– Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Blue Knights: 0

** Great Work Needles Mustangs!! **

The Needles High School Mustangs from Needles, California will play the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) 2A State Semi-Final against Battle Mountain High School Longhorns from Battle Mountain, Nevada for a spot in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) 2A State Championship at 1:00pm PT on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 on Branigan Field at Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue, in Needles, California.

** The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) 2A State Semi-Final football game with Needles Mustangs versus Battle Mountain High School Longhorns will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 1:00pm PT. **

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