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Needles, CA: Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

Needles, CA: Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (M.V.P.A) is conducting a Route 66 Convoy 2017 from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 to Santa Monica, California on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. 

As many as 80 historic military vehicles retracing the original 1926 Route 66.

As part of the journey along historic Route 66, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 will driving into Needles, California on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

Estimated time of arrival in Needles, California is 2:30pm PT.

The community is welcomed to welcome in the long historic military vehicles convoy as they drive west along Route 66 and as they make a stop at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

At this moment, the route Route 66 Convoy 2017 well in Needles, California include westbound Interstate 40, Five Mile Road, U.S. Highway 95, East Broadway, West Broadway. Front Street, and Needles Highway, but the route is subject To change and can be updated leading up to the arrival.

According to the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (M.V.P.A) website, World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest Wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

The original 1926 route began in Chicago, Illinois traveling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica, California covering a total of 2,448 miles. Route 66 is remembered by a popular song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66″ recorded in 1946.

** More information about the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 can be found at the following website address and social media websites: **

  • Website:

http://www.mvpa.org/

  • Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MVPAConvoy

  • Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MilitaryVehicle

Follow the hashtag: #MVPACONVOY on Twitter for more pictures and videos from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

Please come out and welcome the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

**** ZachNews will have live news coverage of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 enters Needles, California along historic Route 66. ****

** Pictures and videos from Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017: **

Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 reopens after storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 reopens after storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, State Route 62 has been reopened from Godwin Road to State Route 177 near Twentynine Palms, California after being closed for a few days due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Multiple Caltrans crews worked over the last few days to repair State Route 62.

Thunderstorms that passed by the area over the last few days caused the flooding and mud flow.

 

** Pictures from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8: **

Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 remains closed due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 remains closed due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, State Route 62 remains closed from Godwin Road to State Route 177 near Twentynine Palms, California until further notice due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Multiple Caltrans crews are working to repair State Route 62.

Motorist are being asked to use alternate routes and avoid both State Route 62 and State Route 177.

Thunderstorms that passed by the area over the last few days caused the flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, a car hauler got stuck in the debris flow along State Route 62 on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

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

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United States of America: Remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks 16 years ago.

United States of America: Remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks 16 years ago.

Several remembrance ceremonies and memorial services at planned for Monday, September 11th, 2017 to honor all the victims in the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred 16 years ago today.

The White House said Untied States of America President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump planned to observe a moment of silence at the White House in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into both of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, New York, the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Untied States of America Vice President Mike Pence was to represent the administration at an observance at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

New York Governor Cuomo has announced that flags will be flown at half-staff on Monday in observation of 9/11 terror attacks anniversary.

** You can watch the remembrance ceremonies and memorial services live at the following NBC News website addresses: **

  • World Trade Center Memorial Service:

  • White House Moment of Silence:
  • Ceremony at the Pentagon:
  • United Flight 93 Memorial Services:

 

On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, terrorists from the terrorist group Al-Qaeda attacked both buildings of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, attacked the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia, and hijacked United Airlines Flight 93.

Brave men and women passengers and crew members aboard hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 fought the terrorist hijackers and prevented another attack on the United States of America.

The United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania killing all of the passengers and crew members on board the passenger plane.

Over 3,000 people were killed, including 340 New York City Fire Department Firefighters, 23 New York City Police Department Officers, 37 Port Authority Police Department Officers, and 8 Emergency Medical Technicians Workers, and 125 Pentagon Staff, over 6,000 people were injured, and over $10 billion dollars in property and infrastructure damages occurred that tragic morning.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and ZachNews sends our many thanks to all of the first responders and volunteers who all came to help and save lives after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We will all never forget the many people we lost and the many people who came to help save lives on 9/11. **

Breaking News!!: Lancaster, CA: Amber Alert lifted after mother and 3 young sons from New Mexico walked into a fire station.

Breaking News!!: Lancaster, CA: Amber Alert lifted after mother and 3 young sons from New Mexico walked into a fire station.

An Amber Alert has been lifted after mother and 3 young sons from New Mexico walk into a Los Angeles County Fire Station in Lancaster, California.

** Picture from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: **

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. at approximately 8:35pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station received a call from the Los Angeles County Fire Department advising that Laria Walker-Anderson and her 3 sons walked into their fire station after family members convinced the mother to safely surrender to authorities.

“What is most important in this case is the well-being of the children. We are very happy to report that the children are safe and appear to be healthy,” said Lieutenant Daniel Naglemann with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station.

An Amber Alert was issued for multiple southern California counties on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 for 3 children from Albuquerque, New Mexico traveling with their mother, identified by authorities as 28 year old Laria R. Walker-Anderson, after Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office say the woman threatened to harm herself and her children following a fight with their father.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said that the Laria R. Walker-Anderson was suspected to be carrying a gun in her vehicle.

Laria R. Walker-Anderson and the 3 children were last seen leaving the Albuquerque, New Mexico area along westbound Interstate 40 in a silver Kia Spectra with the New Mexico license plate: AAYR80.

An Amber Alert was issued for San Bernardino County, California as well as for San Diego County, California; Riverside County, California; Orange County, California; and Los Angeles County, California because because Laria R. Walker-Anderson has family in the region.

** Picture from the California Highway Patrol’s Incident Information Page: **

At 10:43am PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, authorities began checking on cameras at the Needles Agriculture Inspection Station, located east of Needles, California, after reports that her vehicle was last seen on westbound Interstate 40.

** Picture from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: **

Before the mother and the 3 children walked into a fire station in Lancaster, California, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday evening the vehicle was recovered in La Verne, California.

“Walker-Anderson is cooperative and is at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, pending further direction from the New Mexico authorities. As of 11:30 pm, there are no charges filed and she is not under arrest. LACo Department of Children and Family Services are at the station to assess the health and safety of the children and will determine if they will take custody pending the direction of the New Mexico authorities,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Facebook.

** Picture from the California Highway Patrol and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: **

The initial Amber Alert issued was being called an “abduction”, but according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Laria R. Walker-Anderson “has legal custody of the children and was not facing criminal charges”.

Authorities are now saying that the Amber Alert was issued to ensure the mother and her children were all safe.

 

Traffic Alert!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 closed due to flooding and mud flow.

Traffic Alert!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 closed due to flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, State Route 62 is closed from Ironage Road to State Route 177 near Twentynine Palms, California due to flooding and mud flow until Monday, September 11th, 2017.

Motorist are being asked to use alternate routes and avoid both State Route 62 and State Route 177.

Thunderstorms that passed by the area over the last few days caused the flooding and mud flow.

** Pictures from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8: **

News Update!!: Florida: Latest Information: Hurricane Irma.

News Update!!: Florida: Latest Information: Hurricane Irma.

ZachNews has the latest information on Hurricane Irma hitting Florida.

** Live News Coverage: **

  • NBC affiliate WFLA Channel 8 (Tampa, FL):

 

  • NBC affiliate WBBH Channel 2 (Ft. Myers, FL):

 

  • NBC affiliate WPTV Channel 5 (West Palm Beach, Florida):

 

  • NBC affiliate WTLV Channel 12 and ABC affiliate WJXX Channel 25 (Jacksonville, FL):

 

  • NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 (Miami, FL):

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Watch-Live-NBC-6-News-204316851.html

 

**** Latest Information: ****

** As of 2:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • NBC News is reporting that 8 people dead at a South Florida nursing home after possible air conditioning problem caused by Hurricane Irma.

  • Hurricane Irma survivors in the Caribbean feared they would be forgotten in “apocalyptic” destruction.

  • Footage from NBC News via Miami-Dade Police Department shows Sister Margaret Ann clearing debris with a chainsaw in South Florida.

 

** As of 9:00am PT on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical depression late Monday.
  • More than 5 million customers in Florida were without power early Tuesday.
  • At least 24 people were killed when the storm hit parts of the Caribbean, including the three in Puerto Rico.
  • At least 10 people are confirmed to have been killed in the United States: 4 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 3 in Puerto Rico, 2 in Georgia and a person in Florida.
  • The center of the storm crossed the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia on Monday afternoon on a track for Alabama.
  • According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Mandatory Evacuation orders have been lifted and at least 356 people were rescued during yesterday’s flooding in Jacksonville.
  • According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Miami-Dade County curfew has now been lifted, but cities may still have local curfews in effect.
  • Authorities are telling people to please keep safe while navigating roadways as they return to their homes and businesses.
  • According to Florida Governor Rick Scott, the entire Florida Highway Patrol, approximately 1,700 troopers, is on 12-hour shifts, with the primary mission to assist emergency response and the Florida Incident Management Teams has been mobilized to provide command and control for all Urban Search and Rescue and lifesaving operations.
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott is telling residents who sustained losses during Hurricane Irma that they can begin applying for F.E.M.A. assistance at: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1 (800) 621-3362 or 1 (800) 621-FEMA to register.

 

 

 

** As of 4:30pm PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical storm early Monday.
  • More than 6.5 million customers in Florida were without power Monday afternoon.
  • The center of the storm crossed the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia on Monday afternoon on a track for Alabama.
  • No deaths in Florida were confirmed, but at least 24 people were killed when the storm hit parts of the Caribbean.

  • Footage from NBC News shows the widespread destruction left behind in Cudjoe Key, Florida, where Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning.

  • Aerial footage from NBC News shows the scope of damage from Hurricane Irma in Ohio Key, Florida.

  • Footage from NBC News shows heavy flooding in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, aerial footage from NBC News shows an island of shipwrecks in Key Largo.

  • NBC News is reporting that before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record sucked water inward away from shorelines, leaving bays along the Gulf Coast practically dry. That depleted canals, grounded boats, and, in Florida’s Sarasota Bay, stranded manatees in knee-high mud. Videos and photos went viral of water receding as far as the eye could see, from shorelines in the Bahamas up through Florida’s west coast.

  • Footage from NBC News via the Coral Springs Police Department shows a police officer stops and picks up an American flag in middle of the road during Irma relief efforts.

 

 

** As of 9:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Irma weakened to a Tropical Storm early Monday.
  • More than 6.5 million customers in Florida were without power Monday afternoon.
  • The center of the storm is expected to cross eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia on Monday afternoon before heading into Alabama.
  • At least 24 people were killed by the storm when it hit parts of the Caribbean. No deaths in Florida were confirmed Sunday.
  • New York Army National Guard deploys 10 Blackhawk helicopters and 55 soldiers to assist in Hurricane Irma response.
  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport “working diligently to restore FLL”. They expected to resume operations tomorrow at 4:00am ET.

 

** As of 3:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Irma maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75mph.
  • The National Weather Service has cancelled Tropical Storm Warning for South Florida.
  • According to the National Weather Service, a Storm Surge Warning continues in effect for Mainland Monroe and Collier Counties.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Irma has now weakened to a Category 1 with 85 mph winds, and is moving over the Western Florida Peninsula.
  • The National Weather Service has issued Flood Warning for Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma.
  • Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia are bracing themselves for Hurricane Irma.
  • According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Warnings have been changed to a Tropical Storm Warnings for South Florida.
  • More than 3.5 million customers in Florida were without power Sunday night.
  • More than 6 million people in the state have been ordered to leave.
  • At least 24 people were killed by the storm when it hit parts of the Caribbean.

  • Drone footage by Brian Emfinger, LSM to NBC News shows the scope of damage and flooding left behind by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida.
  • Damage sustained at Miami International Airport, where gusts of nearly 100 mph were reported. Miami International Airport will be closed on Monday, September 11th, 2017.

  • According to the Miami-Dade County Police Department, at least 28 people have been arrested so far for burglary/looting. the Miami-Dade County Police Department are asking the public to call 911 to report looters or any criminal activity and that reporting looters or any criminal activity through social media is not effective. For non-emergencies, please call: 1 (305) 4-POLICE (76-5423).
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez has issued a curfew effective from 7:00pm to 7:00am ET which Miami-Dade County Police Department will “fully enforce this curfew”.

  • NBC News is reporting that 300 doctors, nurses, and paramedics await takeoff on a C-17 before heading to Orlando, Florida for Hurricane Irma response.

 

 

 

** As of 7:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma is weakening as it moves across Florida.
  • Florida Power and Light Company says 3,212,830 of its 4,904,060 customers are without power due to Hurricane Irma.

  • According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, at least 12 people rescued by Fellsmere Police Department and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office from flooding waters. The 12 people were transported to a shelter at Fellsmere Elementary School.

 

** As of 5:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma, now a Category 2, is making its way north along the west coast of Florida.
  • Tornado Warnings have been issued in parts of Florida as Hurricane Irma passes. Please check following website for Tornado Warning locations:

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/fl.php?x=1

  • The eyewall of Category 2 Hurricane Irma is now hammering Fort Myers, Florida.
  • NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 reporting that a mother and baby rescued from flooded North Miami Beach home.
  • NBC News is reporting that a manatee is stranded in mud in Sarasota, Florida as the water receded.
  • According to the St. Johns Co E.O.C., Vilano Bridge, Bridge of Lions, 312 Bridge, SR 206 Bridge, Shands Bridge, and Palm Valley Bridge are all closed until the storm passes.

  • NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 reporting that looters target a sportswear store in Midtown during Hurricane Irma.

 

 

** As of 3:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma is now a Category 3, with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph and heading north along the west coast of Florida.
  • The eye of Hurricane Irma is over Naples, Florida and will some get the back side of the hurricane with more winds and bring storm surge.
  • At least 2 cruise lines said they are sending ships to islands hit hard by Irma to provide relief supplies.

 

** As of 1:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma is now a Category 3, with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph.
  • At least 23 deaths related to Hurricane Irma.
  • More than 1.6 million people without power in Florida.
  • According to power companies, Some areas could see storm surges of up to 15 feet.

 

** As of 10:00am PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key in lower Florida Keys at 9:00am ET as a Category 4 hurricane with top sustained winds of 130 mph and moving north.
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn issues 6pm ET curfew for the city.
  • Miami-Dade schools will be closed Tuesday.
  • Reports of water along channels and beaches being sucked into the Gulf, leaving bear dirt, sand, and sea life, because of the hurricane.
  • Hardee County Sheriff confirms death of Deputy Julie Bridges, who was killed in crash after working at hurricane shelter.
  • Reports that a construction crane has collapsed on a building in Downtown Miami. City of Miami warns people to avoid the area of crane collapse.

  • Martin County Sheriff’s Office Marine Units rescue two people aboard a sailboat.

  • Video from NBC News shows Americans in a military aircraft as they are evacuated from St. Martin, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. At least 1,200 Americans were evacuated from St. Marten amid reports of violence.

  • The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is telling people not to shoot bullets into Hurricane Irma. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office tweeted late Saturday: “To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma. You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.” The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, which is in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, was responding to a Facebook event titled “Shoot At Hurricane Irma” was created by 2 men in Florida inviting people to shoot at Hurricane Irma. The invitation presumably was a joke, but “29K Went and 55K Interested” as of 7:00pm PT.

 

**** National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Irma Information, Watches, and Warnings: ****

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/fl.php?x=1

 

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates: ****