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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 Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Marijuana can be sold for adult use purposes in 30 days.

Live Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Marijuana can be sold for adult use purposes in 30 days.

ZachNews talks with Needles City Manager Rick Daniels regarding the unanimous voted approving marijuana can be sold for adult use purposes in Needles, California.

During the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2nd reading of Ordinance 606-AC, that allows the cultivators and dispensaries to sell marijuana to the adult-use market.

There is a waiting period and after 30 days, and if dispensaries and cultivations get their state permits issued, they can sell adult use purposes in Needles, California effectively on Friday, August 10th, 2018.

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight Vigil for Fidel Connacher Live!!

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight Vigil for Fidel Connacher Live!!

A candlelight vigil is being held for 22 year old Fidel Connacher, who was struck by a train west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

The candlelight vigil started at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at River Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight vigil tonight at River Edge Golf Course for Fidel Connacher.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight vigil tonight at River Edge Golf Course for Fidel Connacher.

ZachNews has just learned that there will be a candlelight vigil for 22 year old Fidel Connacher, who was struck by a train west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

The candlelight vigil will start at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at River Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

Shayna Edenfield tells ZachNews that anyone is welcome to come and remember Fidel Connacher.

There will be a donation jar going around that we will be giving to his family.

Moments ago, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that he will be attending the candlelight vigil.

ZachNews will be at the candlelight vigil and may broadcast live during the candlelight vigil at ZachNews on Facebook.

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** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Fidel Connacher. **

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Community mourns for the loss of Fidel Connacher.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Community mourns for the loss of Fidel Connacher.

The community of Needles, California is mourning the loss of 22 year old Fidel Connacher, who was struck by a train west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

Fidel Connacher, a resident of Needles, California, is being described by family and friends as an amazing friend, friendly to people, and was great at golf as a member of the Needles High School Golf Team.

ZachNews received a statement issued by Needles City Manager Rick Daniels on the loss of Fidel Connacher.

“The City of Needles is saddened to hear of the loss of Fidel Connacher. Fidel was a valuable member of the Rivers Edge Golf Course family. Fidel was the first person to assist golf patrons with their bags and carts. He welcomed them with his broad smile and engaging personality. He brightened every room he entered. He will be missed as a friend and colleague. Fidel was a success story; beginning as an intern, progressing to part-time work, and was scheduled to begin this upcoming month in a full time position assisting in the management of the pro shop. He was being trained and groomed to eventually assume golf shop operations and outside services at Rivers Edge. We all share in his loss and extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family. Rick Daniels“.

Family member Selina Lamas posted on Facebook a message on the loss of Fidel Connacher saying, “Woke up to terrible news today! My heart hurts. You were very loved Fidel, especially by my family. I have such great memories of you. I remember when you would come over and we would have the best time playing Nintendo. Or that one time you found out that my sister’s and I had never been to Buffalo Wild Wings, so you decided to take us out to eat there. I also remember the christmas presents you got for my sister’s and I. You were so loving and caring for others. You had such a beautiful heart! You will forever be missed Fidel!”

ZachNews has just learned that there will be a candlelight vigil for Fidel Connacher starting at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at River Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

Shayna Edenfield tells ZachNews that anyone is welcome to come and remember Fidel Connacher.

There will be a donation jar going around that we will be giving to his family.

ZachNews has learned that a GoFundMe account has been set up to help Fidel Connacher’s family with funeral expenses.

https://www.gofundme.com/wggja-funeral-expenses

** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Fidel Connacher. **

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Person killed in fatal pedestrian versus train collision identified.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Person killed in fatal pedestrian versus train collision identified.

ZachNews has just received the identity of the pedestrian killed in a fatal pedestrian versus train collision that occurred west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division, the person has been identified as 22 year old Fidel Connacher, resident of Needles, California.

 

In the press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division posted Saturday, “On 06/29/2018, a 911 call was received at 4:37 PM from the BNSF Railroad reporting a man was struck by a train on the tracks 1/2 miles east of Arrowhead Junction west of Needles. Emergency personnel responded to find Fidel Connacher, a 22 year old resident of Needles, dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

Moments ago, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels issued this statement on the loss of Fidel Connacher.

The City of Needles is saddened to hear of the loss of Fidel Connacher. Fidel was a valuable member of the Rivers Edge Golf Course family. Fidel was the first person to assist golf patrons with their bags and carts. He welcomed them with his broad smile and engaging personality. He brightened every room he entered. He will be missed as a friend and colleague. Fidel was a success story; beginning as an intern, progressing to part-time work, and was scheduled to begin this upcoming month in a full time position assisting in the management of the pro shop. He was being trained and groomed to eventually assume golf shop operations and outside services at Rivers Edge. We all share in his loss and extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family. Rick Daniels“.

** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Fidel Connacher. **

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Pedestrian versus train collision confirmed fatal.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Pedestrian versus train collision confirmed fatal.

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed to ZachNews that a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a train occurred west of Needles, California.

The collision occurred at around 4:43pm PT on Friday, June 29th, 2018 along the railroad tracks, a quarter of a mile east of U.S. Highway 95 near Goffs Road.

San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the collision scene along with the California Highway Patrol.

According to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Adelmann, the train was a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train that was carrying cargo freight and was traveling eastbound.

The cargo freight train blocked the railroad cross along U.S. Highway 95.

U.S. Highway 95 from Interstate 40 to Nevada State Route 163 and a “SigAlert” was issued.

According to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Adelmann, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division responded to the scene and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal collision.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Adelmann also tells ZachNews that U.S. Highway 95 between Interstate 40 and Nevada State Route 163 is being reopened.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the fatal collision. **

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.