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Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Firefighters responded to the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant to reports of smoke and electrical burning smell.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Firefighters responded to the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant to reports of smoke and electrical burning smell.

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32 responded to reports of smoke and electrical burning smell inside the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant, located on the 200 block of J Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The incident occurred before 5:50am PT on Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32 arrived to the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant and Mohave Valley Fire Department was called to assist on a “structure fire at the Jack In The Box”.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez arrived to the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant to find firefighters inside the dining area and walking to the kitchen area.

No visible smoke or flames on the outside the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant.

Employees with Jack In The Box fast food restaurant tell ZachNews that there was a smell of something electrical burning and smoke coming from a vent area on the ceiling area of the dining area.

After checking out the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant, firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32 left the scene and assistance from Mohave Valley Fire Department was called off.

Employees at the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant also tell ZachNews that they are airing out the dining area and that they are open for business.

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Breaking News!!: Daggett, CA: Fatal semi truck with trailer accident along eastbound Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Daggett, CA: Fatal semi truck with trailer accident along eastbound Interstate 40.

A semi truck with trailer accident occurred along eastbound Interstate 40 just pass the Hidden Springs Road in Daggett, California.

The semi truck with trailer accident occurred at 1:53pm PT on Saturday, February 17th, 2018.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Vicken Atarian show the semi truck with trailer on its side along the right side of eastbound Interstate 40.

Cal Fire responded to the semi truck with trailer accident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division has been called to the “Fatality” accident.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Sarina Meers show the traffic jam along eastbound Interstate 40.

All lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 were closed following the fatal crash.

Motorists were told to use Hidden Springs Road to National Trails Highway (Route 66) back to Interstate 40 in Newberry Springs, California.

As of 6:02pm PT, Caltrans District 8 is saying that a lane of eastbound Interstate 40 is open.

As of 8:11am PT on Sunday, February 18th, 2018, Caltrans District 8 is saying that all lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 are open.

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

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

Traffic Alert!!: Daggett, CA: Semi truck and trailer on its side along eastbound Interstate 40 blocking lanes.

Traffic Alert!!: Daggett, CA: Semi truck and trailer on its side along eastbound Interstate 40 blocking lanes.

A semi truck and trailer is on its side blocking lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 pass the Hidden Springs Road in Daggett, California.

Cal Fire and a medical helicopter is in route to the incident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division has been called to the incident.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Vicken Atarian show the semi truck and trailer on its side along eastbound Interstate 40.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Sarina Meers show where the semi truck and trailer is on its side and the traffic jam along eastbound Interstate 40.

A “Hard Closure” is in effect with all lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 are closed.

A hazmat clean up is being called for this incident.

Motorists are being detoured off at the Hidden Springs Road to National Trails Highway (Route 66) back to Interstate 40 in Newberry Springs, California.

News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Both directions of Interstate 10 slowly reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people.

News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Both directions of Interstate 10 slowly reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people.

Both directions of Interstate 10 in Rialto, California are slowly being reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people on Friday, February 16th, 2018.

** Picture from Vadim Mikhaylov via NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

** Picture from Caltrans District 8: **

The fiery crash occurred near Riverside Avenue shortly before 1:00pm PT.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a concrete pumping truck traveling westbound along Interstate 10 in the third lane crossed over onto eastbound lanes of Interstate 10, taking out a guardrail, and crashes head on into multiple vehicles, including a trash truck and a motorcycle.

Several of the vehicles were fully engulfed in flames, and some of the vehicles were underneath the concrete pumping truck.

Firefighters from Rialto Fire Department, Colton Fire Department, and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the fiery crash.

** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to the California Highway Patrol, 5 people have been confirmed killed in a crash, a drive was non life threatening injured and sent to a local hospital, and another driver walked away without injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the driver crossed onto the eastbound side.

Both directions of Interstate 10 were closed for hours due to a fiery crash causing a big traffic jam that was backed up for several mile.

Through the afternoon and into the overnight hours, accident investigators investigate the fiery crash well tow crews and Caltrans crews work to remove the wreckage from the fiery crash and clean up any debris as well as make any repairs along both sides of Interstate 10.

As of 6:20am PT on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, the Caltrans District 8 said that 2 lanes of eastbound Interstate 10 at Riverside Avenue are open and the #3 and #4 lanes of westbound Interstate 10 are open.

The California Highway Patrol is asking anybody with dash cam video related to the fiery crash to please contact the California Highway Patrol Office in San Bernardino, California at: 1 (909) 383-4247.

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

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

Breaking News!!: Rialto, CA: Multiple fatalities in crash and fire closes both directions of Interstate 10.

Breaking News!!: Rialto, CA: Multiple fatalities in crash and fire closes both directions of Interstate 10.

Both directions of Interstate 10 at Riverside Avenue in Rialto, California in closed due to a multiple fatal crash and fire.

** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to the California Highway Patrol, shortly before 1:00pm PT, a concrete pumping truck traveling west in the third lane on the Interstate 10 crossed over onto eastbound lanes, taking out a guardrail, crashes head on with multiple vehicles, and caught fire near Riverside Avenue.

Firefighters from Rialto Fire Department and Colton Fire Department responded to the crash.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 5 people have been confirmed killed in a crash.

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 would be closed for 8 to 10 hours, while westbound lanes were expected to be closed for at least 3 hours.

Traffic was backed up for several miles shortly and motorists are being told to use Interstate 210 or State Route 60 are a detour.

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

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Alert!!: Kingman, AZ: Bodycam video released from officer involved shooting at the Zuni Village R.V. Park.

News Alert!!: Kingman, AZ: Bodycam video released from officer involved shooting at the Zuni Village R.V. Park.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 8:15pm MST on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, Kingman Police Department Officers were called in reference a possible domestic disturbance at the Zuni Village RV Park, located at 2840 Airway Avenue, in Kingman, Arizona.

The initial caller reported hearing yelling from a nearby RV space.

When officers arrived, a male from inside the travel trailer yelled at Officers to leave.

The male was identified as Michael Weber, 63 years old, of Kingman, AZ.

**** Warning!!: Bodycam Video Contains Graphic Content: ****

Bodycam video from the Kingman Police Department, that was released in the press release by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, show the incident.

A Kingman Police Department Officer identified himself and requested the male exit the travel trailer with his hands visible.

Michael exited the travel trailer carrying a semi-automatic pistol in his right hand.

Michael did not comply with several commands and was shot by one officer.

The officer involved is identified as Jace Reif, a 7 year law enforcement veteran, the last 2 years with Kingman Police Department.

Personnel attempted life saving techniques on scene.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the adult male died following an officer involved shooting.

No officers or bystanders were hurt in the incident.

This investigation is active and ongoing, and further information will be released as the investigation continues.

** Press Releases: **

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2018/02-15-2018%20-%20THURSDAY.pdf

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2018/02-12-2018%20-%20monday%20-%20special.pdf

ZachNews contacted the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office regarding the time and date on the bodycam video.

The press release states that the incident occurred at approximately 8:15pm MST on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, but the bodycam video shows the time as “3:31:03” and the date as “2018-02-11” (Sunday, February 11th, 2018).

According to an email from Susan Callahan, Public Information Officer with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, “I was able to confirm that the date on the video is incorrect. The incident DID occur on Saturday 02/10/18, as listed in the press release.

** Bodycam Video from the Kingman Police Department via the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office: **

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Vice Mayor is working to restore school resource officer in wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Vice Mayor is working to restore school resource officer in wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In wake of the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, work is underway to restore a school resource officer which will serve the schools in Needles, California.

Needles Vice Mayer Jeff Williams tells ZachNews that he’s working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the Needles Unified School District, and San Bernardino County Supervisor to “restore our school resource officer position.”

According to the United States Department of Justice, a school resource officer is define as a sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.

School resource officers are typically employed by a local law enforcement agencies and work closely with administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff.

The responsibilities of school resource officers are similar to regular police department officers and sheriff’s deputies in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents that occur within their jurisdiction.

School resource officers typically have additional duties that include mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues.

Currently, there is no school resource officer serving for the schools in the Needles Unified School District.

According to the Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, the school district did not have enough money to pay for school resource officer.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels hopes that the school resource officer to our school is restored especially in wake to the tragic shooting in Florida.

A gunman identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student, opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 taking the lives of 17 people and injuring 14 people.

The City of Needles have lowered their flags to half-mast in memories of the victims in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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

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