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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!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity baseball lost and Needles varsity softball won N.I.A.A. 2A State Tournament games.

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity baseball lost and Needles varsity softball won N.I.A.A. 2A State Tournament games.

According to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity baseball team lost a neutral playoff game against Yerington during a N.I.A.A. 2A State Baseball Tournament game on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Baseball Game: Final: **

– Yerington: 12

– Needles: 5

** Source: MaxPreps: **

The Needles varsity baseball team will have another neutral playoff game against West Wendover at 10:00am PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Meadows School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Baseball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/QsdcX2WGEea-8KA2nzwbTA/imwCO2WJEea-8KA2nzwbTA/baseball-spring-17/2017-niaa-baseball-playoffs-niaa-class-2a-state-baseball.htm

Meanwhile, according to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity softball team won a neutral playoff game against West Wendover in extra innings during a N.I.A.A. 2A State Baseball Tournament game on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Baseball Game: Final: **

– Needles: 6

– West Wendover: 5

** Source: MaxPreps: **

The Needles varsity softball team has another neutral playoff game against Lincoln County at 2:00pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Meadows School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/u-Llj2r9Eea-8KA2nzwbTA/q3hHamsEEea-8KA2nzwbTA/softball-spring-17/2017-niaa-softball-playoffs-niaa-2a-state-softball.htm

**** Great Work Needles Varsity Baseball Team and Needles Varsity Softball Team. The Community Is Proud Of You All!! **** 

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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:

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** Official 2nd Race Results: **

 

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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. **

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles’ Lady Stangs brings home the win for Needles, California.

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Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles’ Lady Stangs brings home the win for Needles, California.

The community of Needles, California are celebrating after 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 on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Final Score: Girls Basketball: ****

– Needles’ Lady Stangs: 64

– Agassi Prep Stars: 54

The Girls Basketball State Championship is a part of the “2017 NIAA Girls Basketball Playoffs – 2017 NIAA Class 2A State Girls” tournament.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broke the win on ZachNews and was at Needles High School capturing the team’s arrival and all of the celebration and

Families and friends were at Needles High School in Needles, California, with signs posted and held up, welcoming the Needles’ Lady Stangs back home.

As the team arrived off Interstate 40 in Needles, California, they were greeted by the lights and sirens of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Baker Emergency Medical Service as they were escorted west on J Street, north on Bailey Avenue, east on Washington Street, and north on Park Avenue where their families and friends gathered in the Needles High School parking lot.

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

The team got out of the vans and were seen jumping for joy, giving hugs to their family and friends, and holding high to the crowd the championship trophy.

The team then began to all sing Queen’s “We Are The Champions”.

ZachNews spoke with some of the players and coach about the win and the moments leading up to this win.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews spoke to the Needles’ Lady Stangs Team about the win and the moments leading up to the win.

Brenna Chavez tells ZachNews that “It felt amazing!!” wining the championship.

So many downs and backs, so much hard work, it was just unreal… it was totally earn,” said Brenna Chavez.

The Needles’ Lady Stangs Team thanked all fo their family, friends, and fans for their love and support.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews spoke to the Needles Lady Stangs Coach about the win and the moments leading up to the win.

Needles Lady Stangs Coach Manuel Calderon tells ZachNews that, “To tell you the truth, It’s probably the greatest victories I had as a coach. Tremendous group of young ladies. If tonight is any indication of how much heart they had. You know, we got down and early in the game, and they just relentlessly fought back every minute of the game until we felt that we had a good chance of winning the game and from that point, they just knew that they weren’t going to be denied. Like I said; tremendous heart, tremendous performance tonight, and I’m very proud of every single one of those individuals.”

** Congratulations to the Needles’ Lady Stangs!! **

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding the Needles Lady Stangs championship win.

Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Pictures: N.I.A.A. State Basketball Championship Final 2017: Needles’ Lady Stangs arrive to Needles High School after winning the championship final.

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Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Pictures: N.I.A.A. State Basketball Championship Final 2017: Needles’ Lady Stangs arrive to Needles High School after winning the championship final.