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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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News Update!!: Needles, CA: New Flavor of India opens at the Needles Towne Center.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: New Flavor of India opens at the Needles Towne Center.

The new Flavor of India opened opened on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at the Needles Towne Center in Needles, California.

Flavor of India is latest business to open up shop at the Needles Towne Center since the opening of the new AutoZone in late August 2017 and will be serving up India cuisine right off of historic Route 66.

Owner and employees of the new Flavor of India were greeted on their grand opening day by Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and got to talk with the owner about their new restaurant and the buffet.

Customers who in for the grand opening of the new Flavor of India got to enjoy Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Vegetable Biryani, Gulab Jaman, Saag, Achaar, Garlic Naan, and Mango Lassi.

The buffet items changes daily with different items to enjoy during lunch and dinner.

After trying the food, first customer Jeff Williams said he got to try a bit of everything in the buffet and the food was great.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez also got to enjoy the lunch buffet at the new Flavor of India.

The Tandoori Chicken – marinated skinless chicken in tomato yogurt sauce and spices – was cooked good, spiced just right, and had just the right amount of heat to enjoy.

The Chicken Curry – boneless chicken cooked in special onion and garlic base sauces – was prepared with love; the boneless chicken came out great; soft, easy to chew, and delicious; with a lot of favors and spiced just right to enjoy in comfort.

The Vegetable Biryani – lightly spiced rice preparation mixed with vegetable – was fluffy and delightful.

The Saag – Traditional Punjabi dish cooked with lightly spiced cream mustard greens and spinach – was creamy and good; a wonderful vegetarian dish I enjoyed and gave me a new way to enjoy my spinach.

The Garlic Naan – leavened bread baked in clay oven garnished with cilantro and garlic – was hot and fresh, and kept on coming to your table by friendly staff.

The Gulab Jaman – fried flour and milk dumplings in syrup – was warm and sweet, a nice light sweet dessert after a delicious meal.

The Mango Lassi – mango shake made with homemade yogurt – was smooth and sweet, great on ice on a hot day.

All of the food in the buffet I’ve never tried before and after eating at the new Flavor of India, I enjoyed the delicious food and friendly service that will bring me back for more.

** Flavor of India Menu: **

Flavor of India also offers from their menu a list of tasty dishes, including vegetarian items, that can be spice to your taste.

Flavor of India, located at 1004 East Broadway (Route 66) between Ice Plate Road and Interstate 40, and will be open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 10:00pm PT.

Flavor of India has an all you can eat lunch buffet from 11:00am to 2:30pm PT for $9.99.

For more information regarding Flavor of India, please contact Flavor of India at: 1 (760) 326-3000.

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More scattered thunderstorms approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More scattered thunderstorms approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities.

More scattered thunderstorms have been spotted approaching Colorado River communities, including Topock, Arizona, Kingman, Arizona, and possibly Needles, California.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving north and heavy moderate to heavy rain falling and thunder with lightning.

The scattered thunderstorms may stay away from Needles, California and move more towards the Kingman, Arizona area.

More scattered thunderstorm have also been spotted to the south of Blythe, California, also moving north and may possibly enter the Colorado River and Route 66 communities later today.

If you’re in the area along the Colorado River and Route 66 communities, including Topock, Arizona, Kingman, Arizona, and Needles, California, 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.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 9:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 until 5:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017 for for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts, and Northwest Plateau. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. In Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Lincoln County, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8458&lon=-114.6137

According to the Mohave County Division of Emergency Management, sand bag resources are available to the public upon request at the City of Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Fire Department, Golden Valley Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department and the Desert Hills Fire Department.

Please call your community Fire Department to make arrangements regarding supply availability and quantities.

If any thunderstorms approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More thunderstorms approaching Colorado River communities.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More thunderstorms approaching Colorado River communities.

More thunderstorms have been spotted approaching Colorado River communities, including Needles, California and Topock, Arizona.

 

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the thunderstorms appear to be moving north and heavy moderate to heavy rain falling and thunder with lightning.

More thunderstorms are possible for communities along the Colorado River overnight.

If you’re in the area along the Colorado River communities, including Needles, California 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.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 9:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 until 5:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017 for for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts, and Northwest Plateau. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. In Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Lincoln County, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8458&lon=-114.6137

According to the Mohave County Division of Emergency Management, sand bag resources are available to the public upon request at the City of Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Fire Department, Golden Valley Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department and the Desert Hills Fire Department.

Please call your community Fire Department to make arrangements regarding supply availability and quantities.

If any thunderstorms approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Weather Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Thunderstorms moving across Mojave Desert communities.

Weather Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Thunderstorms moving across Mojave Desert communities.

Thunderstorms have been spotted moving across Mojave Desert, including Amboy, California, Nipton, California, Goffs, California, Essex, California, and near Needles, California.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the thunderstorms appear to be moving north and heavy moderate to heavy rain falling and thunder with lightning.

More thunderstorms are still coming to communities along the Colorado River later tonight.

If you’re in the area of the Amboy, California, Nipton, California, Goffs, California, Essex, California, and near Needles, California, 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.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 7:00pm PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 for northeastern San Bernardino County, California and southwestern Clark County, Nevada, including Baker, Cima, Primm, Mountain Pass, Sandy Valley, Nipton including roadways, Dumont Dunes including State Route 127.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ524&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ228&local_place1=20%20Miles%20W%20Searchlight%20NV&product1=Flash+Flood+Warning&lat=35.4693&lon=-115.2705#.WbNDzT5961s

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 9:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 until 5:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017 for for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts, and Northwest Plateau. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. In Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Lincoln County, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8458&lon=-114.6137

If any thunderstorms approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Weather Update!!: Topock, AZ: Clean up underway after early morning thunderstorms caused flooding to several businesses near new roundabout.

Weather Update!!: Topock, AZ: Clean up underway after early morning thunderstorms caused flooding to several businesses near new roundabout.

The thunderstorms that moved over Needles, California and along the Colorado River at around 3:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 caused flooding to several businesses near new roundabout in Topock, Arizona.

Staff at the Old Western Trader as well as from the Golden Shores General Store are drying off from the flooding inside that reportedly was 3 inches of water inside.

Road crews are seen working to dig a trench to drain the flooded water away from the business before the next round of thunderstorms arrive possibly later night.

Golden Shores Parkway is closed at the new roundabout until road crews are done clearing the water.

Thanks to Timothy Terral of Needles, California for helping ZachNews to get to this news story.

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Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Thunderstorms moved over Needles, California and along the Colorado River.

Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Thunderstorms moved over Needles, California and along the Colorado River.

Thunderstorms moved over Needles, California and along the Colorado River at around 3:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez rushed outside to report live on the passing thunderstorms at ZachNews on Facebook.

Heavy rain fell over Needles, California bringing a stream of water to flow down J Street near the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station towards Downtown Needles, California.

As the heavy rain continued to fall, thunder roared across the area and lightning flashed like an outside strobe light over the area awaking people up around the community.

A lightning strike caused the the power to flick off in Downtown Needles, California which was captured live on ZachNews.

All of the runoff rushed along streets that have been repaved and reconstructed bringing mud and small rocks at the intersections of West Broadway at J Street and West Broadway at K Street.

The runoff of mud and small rocks then washed into the North K Street Underpass where a car almost got stuck in the flooded water.

City of Needles Public Works Crews closed the North K Street Underpass, but a van was later spotted stuck in the mud and had to be helped out to be pushed out of the mud by passer byers including ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez.

As the thunderstorms moved across the Colorado River, more heavy rain fell over Needles, California as more thunder and lightning flashed over Mohave Valley, Arizona.

As morning rose, the thunderstorms continued to move north into Laughlin, Nevada, Bullhead City, Arizona, and widen out to the east towards Golden Valley, Arizona and Kingman, Arizona.

All of the runoff from the thunderstorms made flood basins flooded with muddy water, the Colorado River flowed muddy, and baseball fields became puddles of water and mud.

At this moment, the North K Street Underpass remains closed from Front Street to Walnut Street.

Please stay away from flooded roadways, drive safely as the roadways are wet and muddy,  and report any downed power lines or fires caused by the lightning.

**** More information is still being collected from the aftermath of the thunderstorms and will be posted here as soon as possible on ZachNews. Stay tuned everybody. ****

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