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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.

 

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies chase down and arrested a man on West Broadway near F Street.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies chase down and arrested a man on West Broadway near F Street.

ZachNews has just received more information regarding the a man that was arrested by deputies on West Broadway near F Street in Downtown Needles, California on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at about 3:25pm PT on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Deputy Bengard was driving east on West Broadway near E Street in Downtown Needles, California responding to a radio call.

The suspect, identified as 32 year old Dane Jackson Perry from Needles, California, ran into the roadway with a rock in his hand and was about the throw the rock at the Sheriff’s vehicle.

Deputy Bengard stopped his vehicle and at this time Dane Perry turned and ran away.

Deputy Bengard gave chase and was able to catch up to Perry on W. Broadway Street and F Street.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez arrived to the take down and began broadcasting live on Facebook.

Perry resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody. Perry was arrested for obstructing/resisting an executive officer.

He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Perry was found to be on supervised release per AB 109 and a no-bail hold was placed on him.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Tyler Bengard at the Colorado River station at (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: www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6637396/

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News Update!!: California: California’s Primary Election 2018 Voting Results.

News Update!!: California: California’s Primary Election 2018 Voting Results.

Here are the voting results for the California Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

**** Election Results: ****

** As of 12:00am PT on Thursday, June 7th, 2018: **

** Party Abbreviates: **

DEM = Democratic REP = Republican GRN = Green Party

LIB = Libertarian PF = Peace and Freedom Party

NPP = Non Partisan Party

* = Incumbent

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** California Governor’s Race: **

Akinyemi Agbede
(Party Preference: DEM)
5,611
0.1%
J. Bribiesca
(Party Preference: DEM)
10,012
0.2%
Thomas Jefferson Cares
(Party Preference: DEM)
5,525
0.1%
John Chiang
(Party Preference: DEM)
364,961
9.0%
Delaine Eastin
(Party Preference: DEM)
119,532
2.9%
Robert Davidson Griffis
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,876
0.2%
Albert Caesar Mezzetti
(Party Preference: DEM)
7,228
0.2%
Gavin Newsom
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,358,125
33.4%
Amanda Renteria
(Party Preference: DEM)
51,277
1.3%
Michael Shellenberger
(Party Preference: DEM)
17,638
0.4%
Klement Tinaj
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,060
0.1%
Antonio Villaraigosa
(Party Preference: DEM)
546,866
13.4%
Travis Allen
(Party Preference: REP)
395,036
9.7%
John H. Cox
(Party Preference: REP)
1,067,180
26.2%
Yvonne Girard
(Party Preference: REP)
13,891
0.3%
Peter Y Liu
(Party Preference: REP)
18,343
0.5%
Robert C. Newman, II
(Party Preference: REP)
28,911
0.7%
Christopher N. Carlson
(Party Preference: GRN)
4,305
0.1%
Josh Jones
(Party Preference: GRN)
8,622
0.2%
Zoltan Istvan
(Party Preference: LIB)
7,868
0.2%
Nickolas Wildstar
(Party Preference: LIB)
6,463
0.2%
Gloria Estela La Riva
(Party Preference: P&F)
10,548
0.3%
Shubham Goel
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,251
0.1%
Hakan “Hawk” Mikado
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,247
0.1%
Desmond Silveira
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,638
0.1%
Jeffrey Edward Taylor
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,443
0.1%
Johnny Wattenburg
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,066
0.1%

 

** California Lieutenant Gubernatorial Race: **

Jeff Bleich
(Party Preference: DEM)
358,815
9.3%
Cameron Gharabiklou
(Party Preference: DEM)
47,582
1.2%
Ed Hernandez
(Party Preference: DEM)
796,568
20.7%
Eleni Kounalakis
(Party Preference: DEM)
900,584
23.4%
David Fennell
(Party Preference: REP)
318,744
8.3%
Cole Harris
(Party Preference: REP)
704,575
18.3%
David R. Hernandez
(Party Preference: REP)
238,032
6.2%
Lydia Ortega
(Party Preference: REP)
253,046
6.6%
Tim Ferreira
(Party Preference: LIB)
56,983
1.5%
Gayle McLaughlin
(Party Preference: NPP)
138,130
3.6%
Danny Thomas
(Party Preference: NPP)
28,370
0.7%

 

** Secretary of State Race: **

Ruben Major
(Party Preference: DEM)
202,869
5.2%
* Alex Padilla
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,996,650
51.5%
Mark P. Meuser
(Party Preference: REP)
1,242,546
32.0%
Raul Rodriguez Jr
(Party Preference: REP)
206,066
5.3%
Michael Feinstein
(Party Preference: GRN)
77,784
2.0%
Erik Rydberg
(Party Preference: GRN)
27,332
0.7%
Gail K. Lightfoot
(Party Preference: LIB)
92,542
2.4%
C. T. Weber
(Party Preference: P&F)
34,963
0.9%

 

** United States Senate Race: **

Kevin De Leon
(Party Preference: DEM)
440,993
11.3%
Adrienne Nicole Edwards
(Party Preference: DEM)
32,457
0.8%
* Dianne Feinstein
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,714,036
43.8%
Pat Harris
(Party Preference: DEM)
73,400
1.9%
Alison Hartson
(Party Preference: DEM)
77,426
2.0%
David Hildebrand
(Party Preference: DEM)
17,665
0.5%
Herbert G. Peters
(Party Preference: DEM)
16,758
0.4%
Douglas Howard Pierce
(Party Preference: DEM)
25,624
0.7%
Gerald Plummer
(Party Preference: DEM)
11,463
0.3%
Donnie O. Turner
(Party Preference: DEM)
18,758
0.5%
Arun K. Bhumitra
(Party Preference: REP)
208,849
5.3%
James P Bradley
(Party Preference: REP)
343,894
8.8%
John “Jack” Crew
(Party Preference: REP)
59,264
1.5%
Erin Cruz
(Party Preference: REP)
158,822
4.1%
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
(Party Preference: REP)
85,897
2.2%
Jerry Joseph Laws
(Party Preference: REP)
43,815
1.1%
Patrick Little
(Party Preference: REP)
55,195
1.4%
Kevin Mottus
(Party Preference: REP)
54,323
1.4%
Mario Nabliba
(Party Preference: REP)
24,941
0.6%
Tom Palzer
(Party Preference: REP)
119,884
3.1%
Paul A Taylor
(Party Preference: REP)
199,716
5.1%
Derrick Michael Reid
(Party Preference: LIB)
33,970
0.9%
John Thompson Parker
(Party Preference: P&F)
12,606
0.3%
Colleen Shea Fernald
(Party Preference: NPP)
8,395
0.2%
Rash Bihari Ghosh
(Party Preference: NPP)
7,001
0.2%
Tim Gildersleeve
(Party Preference: NPP)
5,007
0.1%
Michael Fahmy Girgis
(Party Preference: NPP)
1,893
0.0%
Don J. Grundmann
(Party Preference: NPP)
8,913
0.2%
Jason M. Hanania
(Party Preference: NPP)
10,342
0.3%
David Moore
(Party Preference: NPP)
14,541
0.4%
Lee Olson
(Party Preference: NPP)
12,438
0.3%
Ling Ling Shi
(Party Preference: NPP)
14,289
0.4%

 

** California Attorney General Race: **

* Xavier Becerra
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,754,501
45.3%
Dave Jones
(Party Preference: DEM)
563,832
14.6%
Steven C Bailey
(Party Preference: REP)
980,492
25.3%
Eric Early
(Party Preference: REP)
575,874
14.9%

 

** California Controller Race: **

* Betty T. Yee
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,320,517
60.9%
Konstantinos Roditis
(Party Preference: REP)
1,334,970
35.0%
Mary Lou Finley
(Party Preference: P&F)
155,239
4.1%

 

** California Treasurer Race: **

Fiona Ma
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,651,994
43.2%
Vivek Viswanathan
(Party Preference: DEM)
488,345
12.8%
Greg Conlon
(Party Preference: REP)
841,080
22.0%
Jack M. Guerrero
(Party Preference: REP)
754,951
19.8%
Kevin Akin
(Party Preference: P&F)
85,511
2.2%

 

** California Insurance Commissioner Race: **

Ricardo Lara
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,495,345
40.6%
Asif Mahmood
(Party Preference: DEM)
478,768
13.0%
Nathalie Hrizi
(Party Preference: P&F)
187,271
5.1%
Steve Poizner
(Party Preference: NPP)
1,521,704
41.3%

 

** California Superintendent of Public Instruction Race: **

Steven Ireland 415,128
11.7%
Lily (Espinoza) Ploski 597,831
16.9%
Tony K. Thurmond 1,213,762
34.3%
Marshall Tuck 1,314,337
37.1%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** United States Representative California’s District 8 Race: **

Marjorie “Marge” Doyle
(Party Preference: DEM)
15,264
21.5%
Ronald J. ODonnell
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,343
4.7%
Rita Ramirez
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,845
9.7%
* Paul Cook
(Party Preference: REP)
29,403
41.5%
Tim Donnelly
(Party Preference: REP)
16,024
22.6%

 

** California State Senator District 16 Race: **

Ruth Musser-Lopez
(Party Preference: DEM)
28,552
28.2%
Shannon Grove
(Party Preference: REP)
60,735
59.9%
Gregory Tatum
(Party Preference: REP)
12,105
11.9%

 

** California State Assembly District 33 Race: **

Socorro Cisneros
(Party Preference: DEM)
8,421
19.0%
Scott Markovich
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,721
15.1%
* Jay Obernolte
(Party Preference: REP)
29,233
65.9%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** California Ballot Measures (Propositions): **

Proposition 68:

Natural Resources Bond

Yes: 2,179,210 56.0%

No: 1,712,021 44.0%

Proposition 69:

Transportation Revenue: Restrictions and Limits

Yes: 3,134,568 80.4%

No: 764,814 19.6%

Proposition 70:

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund

Yes: 1,363,872 36.4%

No: 2,384,946 63.6%

Proposition 71:

Ballot Measures: Effective Date

Yes: 2,901,984 76.8%

No: 876,436 23.2%

Proposition 72:

Property Tax: New Construction: Rain-Capture

Yes: 3,196,128 83.3%

No: 641,359 16.7%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** San Bernardino County, California Election Races: **

Member, Board of Supervisors District 2:

MARC STEINORTH 17,691 47.45%
JANICE RUTHERFORD 19,591 52.55%
Total 37,282 100.00%

 

– Member, Board of Supervisors District 4:

CURT HAGMAN 15,049 53.05%
GLORIA NEGRETE MCLEOD 13,318 46.95%
Total 28,367 100.00%

 

Assessor / Recorder:

BOB DUTTON 136,316 100.00%
Total 136,316 100.00%

 

Auditor-Controller / Treasurer / Tax Collector:

OSCAR VALDEZ 75,841 48.74%
ENSEN MASON 79,747 51.26%
Total 155,588 100.00%

 

District Attorney:

JASON ANDERSON 84,918 52.98%
MICHAEL RAMOS 75,351 47.02%
Total 160,269 100.00%

 

Sheriff / Coroner / Public Administrator:

JOHN MCMAHON 140,471 100.00%
Total 140,471 100.00%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • Elections Office of San Bernardino County:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/results/20180605/default.html

 

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News Update!!: Cajon Pass, CA: Southbound Interstate 15 slowly reopens after a multiple vehicle crash occurred during foggy conditions.

News Update!!: Cajon Pass, CA: Southbound Interstate 15 slowly reopens after a multiple vehicle crash occurred during foggy conditions.

All lanes of southbound Interstate 15 are slowly reopening after multiple vehicle crash occurred during foggy conditions in the Cajon Pass, California.

The crash occurred after 11:15am PT on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

At least 30 vehicles were involved in the crash and heavy fog was the area contributing to additional collisions.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department issuing a 3 alarm, major casualty incident between Oak Hills and Highway 138, and multiple resources responding into the area, including 10 fire engines and 14 ambulances have responded to the crash.

** Video from Darren Corrigan via NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

Video by Darren Corrigan showed the crash aftermath as some drivers and passengers got out of their cars and stood on the hillside, worried their cars might be struck again.

I heard a couple of the first accidents. I just focused on not being pushed into anybody so I kind of moved over to the left lane as I was being hit,” Darren Corrigan told KNBC 4 News.

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 reports that a brother and sister were heading to their graduation ceremony got caught in the crash mess.

Fisher and his sister, Daisha, were heading to their graduation ceremony at Mojave High School in San Bernardino, California when they were hit.

I was in the front seat, I seen the whole thing. I’m a little banged up,” D’Sean Fisher told KNBC 4 News.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at least 17 people were  injured and were medically treated by firefighters and paramedics.

Officials with the San Bernardino County Fire Department initially stated in the tweet on their official twitter page (Seen Above) that paramedics were assessing 27 individuals.

Minutes later, officials with the San Bernardino County Fire Department updated the number of injured to 17, saying many involved declined treatment.

Among the 17 people injured, at least 2 people had moderate injuries and required immediate medical treatment, and 19 people had minor injuries.

There were also a numerous drivers and occupants have declined treatment.

Southbound Interstate 15 was closed from Ranchero Road and traffic was backed up to Main Street in Hesperia, California.

As of 1:29pm PT, the California Highway Patrol reports that all lanes are being reopened but there is lots of heavy traffic in the area.

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 reports that the California Highway Patrol escorted the Fishers to their graduation, and the ceremony was delayed for them.

Authorities said that this crash could have been avoided if everybody had just slowed down and drive with caution during foggy conditions where visibility are extremely low.

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

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: **