Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Clerk is stabbed during robbery.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Clerk is stabbed during robbery.

At approximately 5:34am PT on Sunday, August 31st, 2014, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the 9400 block of Baseline Road in Rancho Cucamonga, California for a male subject who had been stabbed. 

When they arrived, they found 45 year old Tansel Kucukseyhan in the parking lot of the location suffering from major stab wounds. 

The victim was able to tell deputies he was stabbed during a robbery. 

The victim was transported to a local area hospital for his injuries and is currently in stable condition and in the intensive care unit. 

Detectives and bloodhounds assigned to the Rancho Cucamonga Police responded to assist with the investigation.

At least 2 suspects are believed to be responsible. 

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult in his 20’s about 5 foot 6 inches tall, thin build, wearing a black hat, black jacket, blue jeans, and black shoes. 

The second suspect is a Hispanic male adult in his 20’s about 5 foot 8 inches tall, thin build, wearing a black hat, white tank top, black pants, green backpack, and riding a road-type bicycle with a front tire with a white wall.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at: 1 (909) 477-2800. 

You may also make an anonymous call to We-Tip Hotline at: 1-800-78-CRIME.

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** (Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth) **

Breaking News!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Boating accident reported.

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Breaking News!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Boating accident reported.

Reports over emergency scanner of a boating accident in Lake Havasu City, Arizona Sunday afternoon.

Lake Havasu City Fire Department and ambulances at at the incident.

At least 6 people were reportedly being transported to a near by hospital; a patient reportedly has head trauma and 2 patients reportedly have minor injuries.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

California: California Lawmakers passed Single Use Plastic Bags Statewide Ban measure.

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California: California Lawmakers passed Single Use Plastic Bags Statewide Ban measure.

A measure phasing out and bans single use plastic bags statewide now heads to California Governor Jerry Brown for consideration after California Lawmakers passed the measure, California’s Senate Bill 270 (SB270), on Friday, August 29th, 2014 and just a day after the measure was approved by the California Assembly. 

According to California State Senator Alex Padilla, the measure, California’s Senate Bill 270 (SB270), bans the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and large pharmacies by 2015 and convenience stores would begin the ban in 2016 as part of an effort to clean up the environment by getting rid of single use plastic bags litter from beaches and community streets.

The measure would also allow stores to charge customers 10 cents to provide paper or reusable plastic bags as an alternative to single use bags and the measure would also require reusable bags to contain 20% recycled content at first and 40% by 2020.

California Senators originally opposed the measure, but California Senators now voted in favor of the measure after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers which includes $2 million loans to help manufacturers transition to making reusable bags.

According to California State Senator Alex Padilla, his bill just makes statewide what more than 120 cities and counties in California have already done.

Plastic Bag Bans are already in effect in nearly 100 cities and counties in California including Los Angeles, California which went into effect on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 and is reportedly the largest city to ban plastic bags.

Highland, CA: Man found shot dies from his injury.

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Highland, CA: Man found shot dies from his injury.

At approximately 12:44am PT on Saturday, August 30th, 2014, deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to a shooting call in the 25000 block of Paloma Road in Highland, California.

Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located the victim, 19 year old Michael Martinez, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Michael Martinez was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail have been requested and are conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Jon Woods or Sergeant Trevis Newport of the Sheriff’s Homicide Division at: 1 (909) 387-3589. 

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-Crime or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at: www.wetip.com

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** (Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth) **

Loma Linda, CA: Deputies save a man’s life by using C.P.R.

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Loma Linda, CA: Deputies save a man’s life by using C.P.R.

At 12:04pm PT on Friday, August 29th, 2014, deputies from Central Sheriff’s Station assigned to Loman Linda, California received a call from residents at the location stating a male was not breathing and did not have a pulse.

Deputy R. Cook and Deputy A. Duncan arrived at the scene within three minutes from receiving the call and began Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) on the male.

Loma Linda Fire Department arrived at the location and assisted with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.).

Deputies Cook and Duncan were able to continue Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) on the male until paramedics arrived to transport the male to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Before the male was transported to the hospital, deputies and fire personnel were able to locate a pulse, and the male began to breath on his own.

The male was transported to the hospital by American Medical Response (A.M.R.) and he recovered with no complications. 

News Alert!!: Lucerne Valley, CA: Traffic collision with extrication of a trapped driver from a vehicle.

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News Alert!!: Lucerne Valley, CA: Traffic collision with extrication of a trapped driver from a vehicle.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at approximately 2:30pm PT on Friday, August 29th, 2014, San Bernardino County Fire Department received reports of a rollover traffic collision on State Highway 18 near and Aliento Road near Lucerne Valley, California. 

San Bernardino County Fire Department responded with a Paramedic Ambulance and Engine Company. 

A Battalion Chief was also dispatched due to the report of a person trapped. 

San Bernardino County Fire Department units arrived on scene several minutes after dispatch and found a small sedan rolled over with one occupant trapped in the vehicle. 

The single patient had also received major injuries and would require transport to an out of area trauma center via Helicopter.

San Bernardino County Fire Department Firefighters and Paramedics stabilized the vehicle and began to extricate the driver using the “Jaws of Life” and also hydraulic cutters.  After an approximate 20 minute extrication the patient was removed from the vehicle and prepared for transport. 

An Air ambulance from Upland Fire transported the patient to Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

There were no other injuries and the California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident.

Colorado River Tri-State Weather: Labor Day Weekend:

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Colorado River Tri-State Weather: Labor Day Weekend:

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Good Morning Everybody!!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

Hope you are having a great morning and ready to barbeque.

When you, your family, and friends are celebrating Labor Day Weekend, please remember to party safely and responsibly, specially around alcohol.

Remember to not drink and drive both on land and on the water. Make sure to have a designated driver to take you home.

Also, do not text and drive both on land and on the water. Make sure you have all your attention on what is all around you when driving both on land and on the water as there will be many other people all around you enjoy Labor Day Weekend too.

As you celebrate your Labor Day Weekend, always be prepare just in case of any storms that may pop up during a nice and mostly sunny day or mostly clear night around our community or well along the Colorado River Tri-State.

** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://www.weather.gov/safety

Thank You and Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend!!

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** Needles, California: **

– Friday:

Sunny and hot, high near 109*F.

North wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 79*F.

West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

– Saturday:

Sunny and hot, high near 108*F.

Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 79*F.

South southwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

– Sunday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

South wind around 6 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Clear, low around 79*F.

** Labor Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 79*F.

** Laughlin, Nevada: **

– Friday:

Sunny and hot, high near 111*F.

North northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 81*F.

South wind 7 to 10 mph.

– Saturday:

Sunny and hot, high near 110*F.

South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 80*F.

South wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

– Sunday:

Sunny and hot, high near 107*F.

South southwest wind around 9 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Clear, low around 80*F.

** Labor Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny and hot, high near 106*F.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 80*F.

** Lake Havasu City, Arizona: **

– Friday:

Sunny and hot, high near 109*F.

Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 84*F.

Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast after 12:00am MST.

– Saturday:

Sunny and hot, high near 108*F.

East southeast wind 8 to 16 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 84*F.

South southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

– Sunday:

Sunny and hot, with a high near 106*F.

South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Clear, low around 84*F.

** Labor Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 84*F.

** Lake Mohave in Nevada and Arizona: **

– Friday:

Sunny and hot, high near 107*F.

North wind around 6 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 79*F.

South wind around 9 mph.

– Saturday:

Sunny and hot, high near 106*F.

Breezy, with a south southeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 78*F.

South wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

– Sunday:

Sunny, high near 103*F.

South southwest wind around 10 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Clear, low around 79*F.

** Labor Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny, high near 104*F.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 78*F.

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** More weather information and weather radars are on the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

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Downtown Needles, CA: National Grief Awareness Day at Santa Fe Park today.

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Downtown Needles, CA: National Grief Awareness Day at Santa Fe Park today.

Join the community for the inaugural celebration of life honoring National Grief Awareness Day at on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm PT at Santa Fe Park located on the 950 Front Street between F Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

This event is free and open to the community facilitated licensed by metal health professionals featuring grief support education, a reading of names of love ones, a moment of silence and remembrance, grief awareness ribbons, memorial cards, and balloon release at the event.

Age appropriate activities will be available for children and snacks and water will be provided free to all participants at the event.

Please bring a blanket for a afternoon at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

This event is sponsored by Needles Behavioral Health, Colorado River Medical Center, and the Needles Chamber of Commerce.

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

Breaking News!!: Apple Valley, CA: Arrest made in 2011 murder investigation.

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Breaking News!!: Apple Valley, CA: Arrest made in 2011 murder investigation.

An arrest has been made in a 2011 murder investigation of 41 year old Rhonda McClain of Apple Valley, California.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 5:50pm PT on Monday, March 7th, 2011, Rafael Chavez of Apple Valley, California called 911 to report that he found his girlfriend 41 year old Rhonda McClain of Apple Valley, California submerged and unresponsive in their bathtub. 

First responders were suspicious of the circumstances and called homicide investigators to assist with the investigation.

The autopsy revealed Rhonda McClain had elevated levels of Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in her system and the cause of death was probable drowning. 

On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, Detective Jerry Davenport and Sergeant John Gaffney interviewed 49 year old Rafael Chavez of Apple Valley, California.

At the conclusion of the interview, Rafael Chavez was arrested and booked into the San Bernardino County High Desert Detention Center for Rhonda McClain’s murder. 

The San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney’s Office filed one count of murder against Rafael Chavez. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Sergeant John Gaffney or Detective Jerry Davenport at: 1 (909) 387-3589.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: www.wetip.com

Omaha, NE: A crew member for the “COPS” television show dies after being shot by Omaha Police Department Officers.

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Omaha, NE: A crew member for the “COPS” television show dies after being shot by Omaha Police Department Officers.

A crew member for the “COPS” television show has died after being shot by Omaha Police Department Officers while filming Omaha Police Department Officers responding to an armed robbery last Tuesday night. They had a week of filming left before they were scheduled to leave.

According to Omaha Police Department Chief Todd Schmaderer, 38 year old Bryce Dion was shot once during a shootout that happened at approximately 9:20pm CT on Tuesday, August 27th, 2014 between 3 officers and the robber inside a Wendy’s fast food restaurant located near the intersection of 43rd Street and Dodge Street in Omaha, Nebraska.

“It’s as if we lost one of our own,” said Omaha Police Department Chief Todd Schmaderer adding that he was an incredible man.

According to Omaha Police Department, Bryce Dion handled the sound equipment for the “COPS” television show cameraman and has been working with Omaha Police Department on the show since June 2014.

Langley Productions, base out of Santa Monica, California and produces the “COPS” television show, confirmed the “COPS” television show employee Bryce Dion and released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy and our main concern is helping his family in any way we can. Bryce Dion was a long term member of the “COPS” team and very talented and dedicated person. We mourn his passing. An investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating with local authorities.”

According to the Omaha Police Department, the suspect was identified as 32 year old Cortez Washington and was shot and killed during the shootout with authorities. The suspect was holding up the clerk at gunpoint and demanded cash.

During a news conference held on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, the Omaha Police Department released the screen shots from a surveillance video show an armed robbery as well as identified the Omaha Police Department Offices involved in the shooting as 37 year old Darren Cunningham who is a 10 year veteran with Omaha Police Department, 34 year old Brooks Riley who is a 4 year veteran with Omaha Police Department, and 39 year old Jason Wilhelm who is a 4 year veteran with Omaha Police Department.

As per police policy, all of the Omaha Police Department Offices are currently on paid administrative leave and as per state law, a grand jury will investigate.

City of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert expressed their condolences to Bryce Dion’s family and friends.

ZachNews send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Bryce Dion.

** Pictures was courtesy of the Omaha Police Department. **