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News Update!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Brush fire contained.

News Update!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Brush fire contained.

A brush fire that was burning near Corona Road, near Downey Road just west of Arizona State Route 95, in Fort Mohave, Arizona has been contained.

As of 9:21pm MST, the Mohave Valley Fire Department said that the fire is contained, and that crews will stay monitoring the fire all night tonight and tomorrow as well.

According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the fire is currently at 42 acres, and the fire is contained on all four sides.

There will be Crews working the fire throughout the night and tomorrow.

The brush fire started at around 2:00pm MST on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

Timothy Terral contacted ZachNews about the brush fire, where the brush fire was burning, and sent in these are pictures of the brush fire.

Timothy Terral also sent into ZachNews this video from the brush fire.

According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the fire is burning of heavy brush, no structures threatened at this time, and the cause of the brush fire under investigation.

Firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, and Oatman Fire Department, and units responding from Bureau of Land Management in Kingman, Arizona responded to the brush fire.

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

** Pictures from Timothy Terral: **

News Update!!: Franconia, AZ: Semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40.

News Update!!: Franconia, AZ: Semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40.

According to the Yucca Fire District, firefighters from Yucca Fire District and Desert Hills Fire District were on scene of a semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40 at mile marker 11.8 near Franconia, Arizona.

The Semi truck fire occurred at around 11:15pm MST on Monday, April 30th, 2018.

Both lanes of westbound Interstate 40 were closed due to the fire, but the #1 lane of traffic has since been reopened.

At this moment, no reports of any injuries.

** Picture from the Yucca Fire District: **

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Woman who was injured and hospitalized after fatal boating accident last weekend has passed away.

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Woman who was injured and hospitalized after fatal boating accident last weekend has passed away.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, April 27th, 2018, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety investigators were notified by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’ Office and the family of Connie Davis Kloepfer that Connie had passed away at a hospital in the Phoenix, Arizona area today.

** Picture from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office: **

Connie was a female passenger of a high speed boat crash that occurred on Lake Havasu in the afternoon of Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

During the crash, Brad Kloepfer and Paul Selberg were killed, and Connie had been in extremely critical condition.

** More Information: Last Weekend’s Fatal Boat Crash: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/news-update-lake-havasu-city-az-boating-accident-turns-fatal/

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety is still investigating this crash.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the boat crash. **

 

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Pilot released from hospital after ejecting from F-16C aircraft before crash landing.

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Pilot released from hospital after ejecting from F-16C aircraft before crash landing.

Luke Air Force Base has released the latest information regarding the F-16C aircraft crash landing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.

** As of 6:00pm PT: **

** Picture courtesy of HavasuNews.com: **

According to officials at Luke Air Force Base, the pilot involved in the incident Tuesday morning was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center this afternoon.

Personnel from Luke Air Force Base are en route to the scene to begin recovery of the aircraft.

An interim safety investigation board has been established for the incident and will conduct a full investigation.

Flying operations at Luke Air Force Base resumed this afternoon after pausing for several hours.

This is the final update and any additional questions should be directed to Luke Air Force Base’s Public Affairs Office.

** As of 12:57pm PT: **

According to officials at Luke Air Force Base, an F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at approximately 10:35am MST on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 during a routine training flight.

During landing, the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft.

The pilot is in good condition and is being transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center.

First responders are on site and there is no immediate danger to the public.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies along with search and rescue crews are on scene assisting and are asking the public to please avoid the area until the investigation is complete.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Boating accident turns fatal. 

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Boating accident turns fatal.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has released updated information regarding an earlier boating accident that occurred on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 along the Colorado River near South Basin in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

** Picture from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office: **

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:30pm MST, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received several calls of a boat that had crashed in the South Basin of Lake Havasu near the Contact Point Water Safety Center.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a large boat that was traveling at high speeds had crashed and then sank. Several Good Samaritan boats were on scene, and had pulled two males, and one female out of the water. CPR was being administered to the two males.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety Personnel boarded the Good Samaritan boats and took over resuscitation efforts. Deputies then loaded the three occupants into different MCSO Patrol Boats, and transported each of them to the Contact Point Water Safety Center within minutes.

At Contact Point they were met by Lake Havasu City Fire Department personnel who took over life-saving efforts.

The occupants were all transported to the Havasu Regional Medical Center where the two males were pronounced deceased, and the female was listed in extremely critical condition. The boat was recovered from the lake bottom by a local salvage company. The boat was identified as the M35 (35 foot) Wide Body DCB known as “Lickity Split”.

The deceased were identified as Brad Kloepfer, 57 from Lake Havasu City, who was operating the watercraft, and Paul Selberg, 69 of Lake Havasu City, who was a passenger.

Another passenger was identified as Connie Davis Kloepfer, 58 of Lake Havasu City.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Connie remains in extremely critical condition.

Initial investigations showed that all the occupants were wearing life jackets and the operator was wearing his safety kill switch. High speeds were a contributing factor in this crash.

The case of the boat accident is still under investigation.

This was the same boat accident that Mohave County Sheriff’s Office posted on their official Facebook page of the boat accident with injuries.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said, “Our thoughts are with the family and those affected by this incident.”

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the boat crash. **

News Update!!: Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station confirms threat of school violence at Needles High School.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station confirms threat of school violence at Needles High School.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 10:21pm PT on Sunday, April 8th, 2018, deputies responded to Needles High School regarding an e-mail threat of violence.

Detectives immediately responded and began working closely with the Needles Unified School District.

School district personnel have been very cooperative. Other investigative divisions of the sheriff’s department are assisting with the investigation.

In San Bernardino County, there has been a rash of e-mail threats that have been determined to be a hoax. At this time, it appears there is no viable threat of violence at any school in the Needles Unified School District.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department investigates every threat thoroughly and will never take these incidents lightly.

Per the Needles Unified School District, all schools will resume a normal schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station – Detective Division at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at: 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

http://nixle.us/alert/6503838/

Earlier, the Needles Unified School District confirmed that due to a “credible threat”, schools in Needles, California are closed.

Messages by the Needles Unified School District were sent to parents saying, “Emergency announcement from Needles Unified School District: Good morning. This is Dr. McNeil, Superintendent of the Needles Unified School District. Late last night, the district received a credible threat that warrants closing school on Monday, April 9th until we are sure that no threat exists. All school sites will be closed and all school site personnel are asked to stay off campus until further notice. The safety of our students, staff and community is our highest priority.”

News Update!!: San Bruno, CA: Latest Information: Shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

News Update!!: San Bruno, CA: Latest Information: Shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

Here is the latest information regarding the shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters in San Bruno, California that occurred on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2018.

** As of 10:00am PT on Wednesday, March 4th, 2018: **

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

San Bruno Police Department has confirmed the identified of the shooter at the YouTube Headquarters as 38 year old Nasim Najafi Aghdam from San Diego, California.

** Picture from San Bruno Police Department: **

The San Bruno Police Department release publicly a picture of Nasim Najafi Aghdam.

According to the San Bruno Police Department, the shooter approached an outdoor patio and dining area at YouTube’s Headquarters and began to shoot a 9mm handgun.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini said the shooter was later found died by a self-inflicted wound.

San Bruno Police Department said 3 people suffering from gunshot wounds were sent to the hospital following the shooting, but as of Wednesday, 2 victims have been released from the hospital well another victim remains in the hospital in serious condition.

Investigators do not believe Nasim Aghdam specifically targeted the 3 victims.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini said at a news conference on Wednesday that he believes the suspect, Nasim Aghdam, was upset with the policies and practices of YouTube, and went to a gun range Tuesday morning prior to the shooting, but that there was no evidence linking her to any individual at YouTube.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini also said the shooter “had some type of problem or concern with the practices and policies of YouTube, and we believe that because she was upset, that was her motive.”

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini added that investigators are still piecing through collected evidence and hope to examine additional evidence in hopes of pinpointing what exactly made Nasim Aghdam upset.

There’s a lot of follow-up that needs to be done. We have investigators going in several different directions following up on everything,” said San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini, adding “Whether that rises to the level of terrorism will be determined over the next few weeks.”

NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11 is reporting that officers in Mountain View, California – about 30 miles from YouTube’s Headquarters – found Nasim Aghdam sleeping in her car in a parking lot around 2:00am PT on Tuesday but let her go after she refused to answer their questions, and didn’t appear to be a threat to herself or others.

Mountain View Police Department Spokeswoman Katie Nelson confirmed officers located a woman by the same name asleep in a vehicle asleep in a parking lot in Mountain View, California early Tuesday morning, but wouldn’t say whether officers had been warned that Nasim Aghdam might have been headed to YouTube headquarters.

 

** As of 2:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2018: **

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

There has been a shooting at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, California.

According to the San Bruno Police Department, numerous of 911 calls regarding gunshots came in at 12:46pm PT on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

** 911 Dispatchers Audio via NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11 posted the 911 Dispatchers Audio related to the shooting.

Reports that the shooting occurred soon after fire alarms began going off at the building.

Officers with the San Bruno Police Department arrived at the YouTube Headquarters at 12:48pm PT.

Television news footage showed people leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air for police to inspect as they were leaving the building.

SWAT teams surrounded the campus, guns drawn, and were seen patting down people grouped outside.

Videos and photos on social media showed YouTube employees walking out of offices with their hands raised.

On Twitter, YouTube employees reported hearing multiple gun shots inside the campus, a few were live tweeting what they saw while they were hiding in their offices.

** Videos from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

NBC News is reporting that a female suspect in YouTube Headquarters shooting is dead.

A spokesperson for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said the hospital received patients from the incident.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini has told the news media that a female suspect is dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and at least 4 victims with gunshot wounds taken to hospitals.

San Bruno Police Department said this is still an active situation and will be conducting a search of the area to make sure all is clear.

Google Communications has tweeted, “We advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area, and that there is no need to take any action. We have provided employees a helpline.”

San Bruno Police Department is telling the public to, “Please stay away from Cherry Ave and Bay Hill Drive.”

Google C.E.O. Sundar Pichai releases statement on the shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein ‏has tweeted, “My stomach sinks with yet another active shooter alert. I’m praying for the safety of everyone at YouTube headquarters.”

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ‏ has tweeted, “My staff & I are closely following developments from the active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. Thank you to our heroic first responders. Our Bay Area community – and all American communities – deserve real action to #EndGunViolence.

United States of America President Donald Trump has tweeted, “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.