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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Semi truck overturns along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto southbound East Broadway.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Semi truck overturns along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto southbound East Broadway.

ZachNews has learned of a semi truck that has overturned along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto East Broadway in Needles, California.

ZachNews was broadcasting live on Facebook as he arrived to the crash which occurred at around 3:17am PT on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

These are pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez of the cab of the semi truck along southbound East Broadway and along westbound Interstate 40, guard rail damage seen along the left side of westbound Interstate 40 and what appears to be another trailer along Interstate 40.

The California Highway Patrol tells ZachNews that the semi truck left the interstate, entered the center dirt meridian, and the front of the semi truck collided through the metal guard rail into the dirt meridian where the trailer then rollover onto its left side along the overpass above East Broadway.

The semi truck and front trailer continued into the center dirt meridian between the eastbound and westbound Interstate 40 and continued down the embankment onto East Broadway where the cab of the semi truck and trailer landed along southbound East Broadway.

Earlier, Kevin Brown sent in this picture into ZachNews of the other trailer from a semi truck as well as San Bernardino County Fire Department on scene.

Kevin Brown tells ZachNews that that a person was being put in the ambulance.

Well on the way over to the crash, an Baker Emergency Medical Service ambulance was seen with San Bernardino County Fire Department at the helipad next to Colorado River Medical Center where a medical helicopter was taking off.

The California Highway Patrol confirms that the driver of the semi truck had major injuries in the crash and was flown by medical helicopter from the helipad at Colorado River Medical Center to University Medical Center of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The left lane of westbound Interstate 40 and the right lane of East Broadway is closed for clean up.

Motorists are getting by the crash on the right lane of westbound Interstate 40 and on the left lane of East Broadway, but use caution in the area of the crash.

California Highway Patrol initially reporting at the accident was near Needles Highway, but was changed to East Broadway.

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

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Deputies assisted City of Needles as they shut down marijuana cultivation operation that were not permitted.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Deputies assisted City of Needles as they shut down marijuana cultivation operation that were not permitted.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 assisted officials with the City of Needles as they shut down marijuana cultivation operation that were not permitted along Balboa Place near Needles Highway in Needles, California.

Pictures taken by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station show the shut down of the un-permitted marijuana cultivation operation.

A press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station hasn’t been release yet to the public and news media, only pictures of the incident have been released to the public and news media.

But moments ago, well following up on a graffiti related news story, ZachNews received more information regarding the un-permitted marijuana cultivation operation incident from Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that the shut down occurred at around 9:30am PT on Tuesday.

We had the Sheriff’s Office (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) come in Monday with suspicion that there was – they had reason to believe that were was an illegal cannabis operation, because they can smell in the area. So they went up to the building where it was, came in and reported it to us (City of Needles), and we took a look at their utility bill and found a spike in use in electricity, which told us that there was probably cultivation. So we then went to court and got both a search warrant and inspection warrant- ones for criminal and one for civil – and the judge signed those, and on Tuesday morning we executed them (the warrants) and went out there with the warrants and we found a mother plant had clone and found 40 plus plants, which they were not allow to have in a commercial enterprise zone, home and personal use doesn’t comply here. So we issued notices of violation for ever plant, we had County Fire (San Bernardino County Fire Department) there worried if there was any hazmat materials which they found nothing, building officials were their (City of Needles) for building code violations which they found violations related to wiring. Afterwards, the guy said he wanted to get this matter resolve so this morning (Thursday, April 5th, 2018), Adrian (Senior Needles Code Enforcement Officer) video taped him grinding up all the plants and the product that there were some buds that were harvested because there has been a harvest even know there were like 40 plus plants growing, there was a harvest recently. So he wanted to resolve the matter so Adrian (Senior Needles Code Enforcement Officer) video taped him grinding it up, mixed it with dirt, and it got brought up to a landfill,” Needles City Manager Rick Daniels telling ZachNews.

ZachNews asked if anybody gotten cited or arrested by deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

We (City of Needles) cited them notices of violations but they (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station) did not  – there was no arrest,” said Needles City Manager Rick Daniels adding,We as a City (City of Needles) handle it as a civil matter and we issued 40 plus violations, and as of now, its shut down, cleaned up, all materials gone, and this was the only location that was shut down.”

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that this is was the second illegal cannabis operation that got found and shut down this year, the other illegal cannabis operation that was discovered was at a home along K Street in Needles, California.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station: **

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Needles City Council to take action regarding Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Needles City Council to take action regarding Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service.

Members of the Needles City Council will be taking action regarding Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service into Downtown Needles, California.

At the Needles City Council Meeting being held at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, members of the Needles City Council will approving a letter executed by the City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget voicing the City of Needles’ objection to discontinuing long distance Amtrak passenger train service and authorizing advocacy to retain Amtrak passenger train service.

According to documents from the City of Needles, the current federal budget proposes eliminating all long distance Amtrak service, including the Southwest Chief service which served 363,272 in 2017 between Los Angeles and Chicago. In Needles 9176 boarding occurred by residents of Needles and the greater tri-state region with their primary destination being Los Angeles.

The federal government recently spent in excess of $11.0M to rehabilitate the El Garces adding the Amtrak station.

Discontinuing this service will further isolate Needles and other rural communities across the United States from major metropolitan centers and similar communities metropolitan centers and similar communities. The lack of service will harm tourism and general access by those without private transportation options.

Transferring the train trips to automobile trips will further exacerbate congestion and air pollution problems in the non-attainment LA basin.

A draft letter to federal elected officials requesting their assistance has been prepared for the Council’s approval and the Mayor’s signature.

** More Information: Agenda Item #11: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/3%20MARCH/MEETING%202/cc_032718-11-amtrak.pdf

The community can address their concerns over this agenda item during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 6:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

Information from the Office of Management and Budget said in the Major Savings and Reforms report for fiscal year 2019, the 2017 budget for Amtrak’s long distance trains was $1.495 billion.

The 2019 requested budget is $738 million, a decrease of $757 million.

** Anybody who wants to address their concerns over Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service to Downtown Needles, California should contact the following officials: **

  • Paul Cook, United States Representative for 8th District of California:

(Washington, DC Office)

By Mail: 1222 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 25015

By Phone: 1 (202) 225-5864

(Phone Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm ET)

(Local District Office)

By Mail: 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley Town Hall, Apple Valley, California 92307

By Phone: 1 (760) 247-1815.

(Phone Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm PT)

(Second Local District Office)

By Mail: 34282 Yucaipa Boulevard, Yucaipa, California 92399;

By Phone: 1 (909) 797-4900.

(Phone Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm PT)

  • Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator:

(Washington, DC Office)

By Mail: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

By Phone: 1 (202) 224-3841

By Fax: 1 (202) 228-3954

By Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

(Local District Office)

By Mail: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915, Los Angeles, California 90025.

By Phone: 1 (310) 914-7300

By Fax: 1 (310) 914-7318

(Office serves San Bernardino County, California)

  • Kamala Harris: United States Senator of California:

(Washington, DC Office)

By Mail: 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

By Phone: 1 (202) 224-3553

By Fax: 1 (202) 224-2200

(Local District Office)

By Mail: 11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 1250 W, Los Angeles, CA 90064

By Phone: 1 (310) 231-4494

By Fax: 1 (202) 224-0357

By Email: https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

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

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor’s State of the City Address 2018 is today.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor’s State of the City Address 2018 is today.

Join the Needles Chamber of Commerce and City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will he presenting the “State of the City Address 2018” at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (also known as West Broadway), in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will address the present state of the Needles, California, including what is the state of the economic for the City of Needles; what recent achievements the City of Needles has reach, and what are the upcoming plans and goals for the City of Needles.

After the State of the City Address 2018, there will be a questions and answers period for the public.

Complimentary appetizers and a limited no host dinner menu will be offered during the State of the City Address 2018 event.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live the State of the City Address 2018 starting at 5:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

For more information regarding the State of the City Address 2018, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Police pursuit of a teenage male in a stolen vehicle ends in crash.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Police pursuit of a teenage male in a stolen vehicle ends in crash.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has just released a press release of the police pursuit in Needles, California that was captured on ZachNews on the morning of Thursday, March 15th, 2018.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 4:15am PT, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station received a 911 call from an employee of the Roadway Inn Hotel in Needles, California reporting they left the vehicle running in front of the hotel while they entered the lobby to gather a guest’s luggage.

While away from the van, a Hispanic male entered the courtesy van and drove rapidly away from the hotel.

The responding deputies located the van and attempted to initiate a traffic stop as it left the area of the hotel.

The driver of the van, later identified as a 17 year old male from Moreno Valley, California, refused to yield to t he deputies and led them on a high speed police pursuit throughout Needles, California and eventually onto the eastbound Interstate 40.

As seen in the video above, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was going to check out a haystack fire that was burning when police sirens and the sound of something scraping was heard in the distance, and within a few seconds, a vehicle speeds by a block away heading eastbound along Erin Drive at Orange Avenue in Needles, California with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles in pursuit.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the driver of the stolen van reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on the Interstate 40 and nearly collided with an uninvolved motorist.

The driver of the van drove into the center median, near the Park Moabi Road off-ramp, and collided with the steep dirt embankment causing the vehicle to jump the hill and overturn, landing on its roof.

The juvenile was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was transported by medical personnel to the hospital for medical treatment.

The juvenile was charged with vehicle theft and evading a peace officer and was released to his parents at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The juvenile was issued a notice to appear in San Bernardino County Juvenile Court.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6464007/

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Video: Police pursuit passes by down the street from ZachNews.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Video: Police pursuit passes by down the street from ZachNews.

At around 4:19am PT on Thursday, March 15th, 2018, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was going to check out a haystack fire that was burning when police sirens and the sound of something scraping was heard in the distance.

Within a few seconds, a vehicle speeds by a block away heading eastbound along Erin Drive at Orange Avenue in Needles, California with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles in pursuit.

The police pursuit went onto Bailey Avenue southbound to Lilyhill Drive where the vehicle headed eastbound towards the D Street.

A few minutes later, the vehicle got onto eastbound Interstate 40 and passed Five Mile Road.

Reports over the police and fire scanner that a traffic collision with injuries occurred in the parking lot area of Pirate Cove Resort and Marina in Needles, California, and that a medical helicopter was being called.

At this moment, there is no further information from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department or the California Highway Patrol regarding the police pursuit.

** Video from ZachNews: **

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor presents State of the City Address 2018.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor presents State of the City Address 2018.

Join the Needles Chamber of Commerce and City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will he presenting the “State of the City Address 2018” at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (also known as West Broadway), in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will address the present state of the Needles, California, including what is the state of the economic for the City of Needles; what recent achievements the City of Needles has reach, and what are the upcoming plans and goals for the City of Needles.

After the State of the City Address 2018, there will be a questions and answers period for the public.

Complimentary appetizers and a limited no host dinner menu will be offered during the State of the City Address 2018 event.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live the State of the City Address 2018 starting at 5:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

For more information regarding the State of the City Address 2018, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.