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Breaking News!!: Alexandria, VA: Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice.

Breaking News!!: Alexandria, VA: Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice.

Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover.

The shooting occurred at around 7:00am ET during baseball practice for an annual bipartisan charity baseball game.

Republicans were practicing for the annual baseball game against Democrats that has been held since 1909.

Witnesses reported hearing at least 50 gunshots were fired.

Sen. Rand Paul describes the scene at the baseball practice to MSNBC where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot.

Witnesses said the Republican lawmaker was standing at second base when he was hit in the left hip.

After dragging himself to safety and getting help from his colleagues amid the chaos, Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Scalise underwent surgery and was in stable condition, his office said.

“Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.” the office for Scalise said in a statement.

The 51 year old Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008.

United States of America President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from the White House about the shooting.

“Everyone on that field is a public servant. Their sacrifice makes democracy possible,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

United States of America President Donald Trump later said, “Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend, he’s a patriot and he’s a fighter. He will recover from this assault and Steve I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you but of an entire nation and frankly the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.”

United States of America President Donald Trump is calling for unity, saying we are strongest when we work together for the common good.

“We may have our differences but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because above all they love our country. We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “We are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family… I ask each of you to join me to resolve to come together to lift each other up and to show the country, to show the world, that we are one House, the people’s House, united in our humanity. It is that humanity which will win the day and it always will.”

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said of Rep. Scalise, “For this person to take this action was so cowardly. It seems particularly sad that at a time when people want us to come together… that this assault would be made. But we cannot let that be a victory for the assailant or anyone who would think that way… We will use this occasion as one that brings us together and not separates us further.”

Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot during the shooting, but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.

The assailant, prepared with a lot of ammo, fought a gun battle with authorities before the attacker was shot and later died.

Authorities are saying that this was an isolated incident and there is no additional threat.

Law enforcement and government officials identified the shooter as 66 year old James. T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois.

The law enforcement officials said the shooter was heard asking, “Are these the Republicans or the Democrats?”, raising questions about the gunman’s political motivations, but law enforcement officials at the scene said that piece of the investigation remains unclear.

According to public records, James. T. Hodgkinson, a licensed home inspector who ran his business out of his Illinois home, has a history of arrests and was charged in 2006 with assaulting a woman.

At the time, authorities recovered a pocket knife, hair they say was pulled out of the woman’s head, and a 12-gauge shotgun at the scene of the alleged attack.

According to public records, the charges, domestic battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and battery, were later dismissed.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that 2 firearms, a rifle and a handgun, were recovered from the scene.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting and hoping that everybody will recover soon. **

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Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Official Day 1 Racing Results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Official Day 1 Racing Results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Here are the Official Day 1 Racing Results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, presented by Canidae and Tap It, held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

** Saturday’s Top 5 Time Trials: **

  • 1. #1575 Pat Dean
  • 2. #1 Jason Voss
  • 3. #1570 Harley Letner
  • 4. #32 Shawn Croll
  • 5. #4 Justin Matney

** Overall Finish Results for Group A:

** Official 1st Race Results: **

 

** Official 2nd Race Results: **

 

** Official 3rd Race Results: **

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** Other Racing Result Information: **

All of the off-road racing action in the desert will continue on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 on the final day of the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

** More information regarding the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic is at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/laughlin-nv-get-ready-for-the-2nd-annual-method-race-wheels-laughlin-desert-classic/

**** ZachNews will be along the desert race course at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic getting pictures and videos of all of the racing action. ****

** Information and pictures from the Best In The Desert Racing Association.  **

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Lady Stangs receives proclamation from City of Needles Mayor.

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Lady Stangs receives proclamation from City of Needles Mayor.

Needles Lady Stangs Coach Manuel Calderon and the Needles Lady Stangs received a proclamation from City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget for winning the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

The proclamation was presented to the Needles Lady Stangs was held during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting held on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Lady Stangs of Needles High School won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 against Agassi Prep Stars 64 to 54 on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor will be presenting a proclamation to the Needles Lady Stangs on Tuesday.

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor will be presenting a proclamation to the Needles Lady Stangs on Tuesday.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget will be presenting a proclamation to Needles Lady Stangs Coach Manuel Calderon and the Needles Lady Stangs for winning the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship at the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 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 Lady Stangs of Needles High School won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 against Agassi Prep Stars 64 to 54 on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget talked about the Needles Lady Stangs of Needles High School winning the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 with ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez after a Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez then asked Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget about inviting the Needles Lady Stangs team to the Needles City Council Meeting to thank them for their work and suggested bringing the win home to our community.

ZachNews will be at the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting and will have pictures and video from the proclamation presentation.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

Needles, CA: Colorado River Area Girls Softball holding sign ups at Needles Recreation Center.

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Needles, CA: Colorado River Area Girls Softball holding sign ups at Needles Recreation Center.

The Colorado River Area Girls Softball (C.R.A.G.S.) will be holding sign ups at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PT on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, and Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Registration fee is $50 for the 1st player, and a sister discount for each additional sibling.

With the $50 fee, every player will receive a team shirt and matching socks.

The player is responsible for providing her own softball pants.

Cleats are recommended, but are not required.

Girls ages between 7 years old and 14 years old (League age is determined by player’s age on  Sunday, January 1st, 2017).

Parents or guardians are being asked to please bring a birth certificate to sign ups.

Players will be required to participate in Skills and Drills being held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at Franz Flowers Field, located on J Street across from the Needles Recreation Center, in Needles, California.

At 6:00pm PT: U10 (League Ages 7-10) and at 7:00pm PT: U14 (League Ages 11-14).

Late registration will cost $60 to sign up on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017.

** For questions or have concerns, please contact the following contacts: **

President: Jessica Powell Sommers either by phone at: 1 (760) 220-9955 or by email at: jpsommers44@gmail.com

Secretary: Kathryn Keller at: 1 (520) 603-9756

Treasure: Ashley DeLeon at: 1 (702) 672-0039

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Los Angeles, CA: 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony tonight.

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Los Angeles, CA: 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony tonight.

The opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is expected to begin at 5:00pm PT on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum located at 3911 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California.

Over 7,000 athletes and over 3,000 coaches from more than 177 countries will competing in 25 Olympic style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles, California area over the course of 9 days from Saturday, July 25th, 2015 to Sunday, August 2nd, 2015, including soccer and tennis at University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), basketball, swimming, and track and field at University of Southern California (U.S.C.), and bocce at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Along with athletes and their coaches, 5,000 honored guests and over 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event since the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.

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Similar to the Olympic Games opening ceremonies, the opening ceremony to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will have the parade of athletes, raising of the Special Olympics flag, and lighting of the cauldron.

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver an opening speech during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown will be serving as Honorary Hosts.

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, actresses Eva Longoria and Lauren Potter, Olympic gold medallists Michael Phelps and Greg Louganis, and professional wrestling figure Stephanie McMahon are scheduled to make appearances as well as inspirational speeches and appearances from other celebrities.

Musical performers will include Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, Nicole Scherzinger, O.A.R., Cody Simpson, J Balvin and Becky G, “Reach Up LA” theme song creator Siedah Garrett and Cassadee Pope, the country singer-songwriter winner of the fall 2012 season of the NBC signing competition “The Voice.”

According to the LA2015 (Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015) website, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California will be a milestone event of a long-lasting movement, founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, to create a world that is not dominated by those who are excluded but by those who are included. The biennial World Games are the flagship event of the Special Olympics Movement, and this summer, the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event will come to the world capital for media and entertainment.

At the end of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, there will be a closing ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games happening on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum located at 3911 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California.

** You can watch the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony at the following website addresses: **

– ESPN:

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/

** Live coverage starts at 6:00pm PT/ 7:00pm MT/ 8:00pm CT/ 9:00pm ET. **

ABC affiliate KABC Channel 7 will be showing the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony on television starting at 9:00pm PT on KABC Channel 7 or check your local listing for time and channel.

All 9 days of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN 2 bring coverage of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to millions of fans around the globe.

** A complete television broadcast schedule list of dates and times for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is at the following Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) website address: **

http://www.la2015.org/the-games/television-broadcast

** More information regarding the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is at the following Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) website address: **

http://www.la2015.org/

** More information regarding the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is also at the following ESPN website address: **

http://espn.go.com/extra/specialolympics/

** You can follow the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on social media at the following website addresses: **

– Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LA2015

– Twitter:

https://twitter.com/la2015

@LA2015

#LA2015

#ReachUpLA

– Instagram:

https://instagram.com/la2015/

@LA2015

#LA2015

**** ZachNews welcomes all the athletes and their coaches as well as their families, their friends, and their loving and supporting fans to Los Angeles, California and to the United States of America, and wishes all of the athletes lots of good luck at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Never give up and always reach for the gold. ****

** Picture from Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) and Twitter: **