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SAN Network: Damaged Vehicle Numbers Skyrocket

Written by Millie Bryant (posted by Meyrick)

Damaged Vehicle Numbers Skyrocket 

By Millie Bryant
Published 16th May 2018 
 
 
 
Damaged vehicles have always been a common thing around Red County, and have commonly been seen taken to garages for repairs. These repairs were as a result providing local mechanics with a job alongside a stable income. However, recent observations have shown that the number of these faulty vehicles has began to rise at a rather fast pace. Does this mean that mechanics are getting more money? Not at all.

While these observations have revealed the aforementioned, they have also exposed the fact that these run-down vehicles are being kept on the streets without anything being done to them. This may have an impact on other drivers, seeing as the some of the vehicles cause a potential danger to the public through their excessively bad state. These conditions are usually a direct result of heavy impact collisions, improper parking and evading the police force.

It is believed that the vehicles are not being fixed because their owners lack the funding, the time or the effort to take them down to a local garage. Seeing as currently there are not any laws preventing these issues from continuing, nothing can be done to stop these absurd vehicles from appearing on the road. Everyone is simply being forced to adjust to driving in possibility of being endangered.

San Andreas News Network advises the owners of any damaged vehicles, whether it be a cracked windshield or a hanging bumper, to have the breakage patched up as soon as possible. Through doing so, the community will remain a safe zone for all drivers and will reduce any further danger from soaring. Please take great precaution when following these types of vehicles, due to the increased chances of them eradicating.
 
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SAN Network's Montgomery Headquarters Closes

Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Meyrick)

 
SAN Network's Montgomery Headquarters Closes 

By Lydia Ashworth
Published 29th April 2018 
 
 
 
In what some may think is long overdue, San Andreas News Network's main headquarters, located in Montgomery, has closed. Don't worry, though, it's only temporary!

In a multi-million dollar deal with local construction firm Avery Construction and a private architect, SAN Network's headquarters will remain closed for anywhere up to one month whilst refurbishment takes place. This is just one of many changes put in place by the new SANN Executive Team and one that aims to benefit employees and visitors alike. 

Plans are currently being kept tightly under wraps, however it is confirmed that the new and improved headquarters will offer more to the general public as well as a faster and easier advertisement service.

In the meantime, employees can be contacted as usual on 726 and visitors are asked to head to either Fort Carson News Office or Dillimore Recording Studio.
 

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Gun Violence at Clover Court | SAN Network

Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

 
Gun Violence at Clover Court - A Personal Account 

By Lydia Ashworth
Published 29th April 2018 
 
 
 
 
 
Shootings are a common occurrence in and around Red County with most days consisting of some form of gun related crime. Most of these crimes have a clear purpose, a motive, but this afternoon was different and I experienced the situation first hand. 

At around 3:05 p.m. whilst on a ride along with San Andreas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ryan Harper, I personally witnessed just how out of control the county's gun problem is getting. As on a standard patrol, Deputy Harper drove through Montgomery, taking a short cut onto the Route 46 via Clover Court. It was there that an unnamed male emerged from between two houses, immediately shooting at the cruiser.

As soon as the bullets began making contact, Deputy Harper instructed me to hide behind the cruiser for safety and cover, which I did. Back up was called and arrived almost instantly and the suspect was soon neutralized by trained members of the SWAT division. Whilst injured, the suspect again aimed his weapon at deputies. The suspect was eventually killed and the weapon, identified as a TEC-9, taken to the evidence locker.

As gun crime continues to be a prominent part of life in Red County, it is important to remember the strategy to follow if you find yourself in the situation. This is shown below:
 
 
© Department of Homeland Security?

First, run. The Department of Homeland Security state that if you can hear shots being fired but you cannot see the suspect, run as far as you can from the situation. If you frequent any places, it's worth preparing an escape route in case of emergencies.

If you cannot run or the suspect is in view the next option is to hide and to give yourself protection from gun shots. Ideally you need to get yourself out of the suspect's line of vision whilst shielding yourself where possible. It's important, however, not to trap yourself. Although is it recommended that if you're in a room in a building to lock the door and barricade it.

When safe and able to do so, call 911 and alert the Sheriff's Office to your location. If you cannot speak, call 911 and simply allow the operator to listen.

The last resort is to fight. If you have no possible way of running or hiding it is within your best interest to distract or incapacitate the suspect. This can be done by using nearby objects as weapons or throwing things.

You can read more from the Department of Homeland Security here.
 
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Gas Leak Leads to Multiple Fires in Montgomery 

By Lydia Ashworth
Published 25th April 2018 
 
 
 
Stemming from a 911 call to the Red County Fire Department, Montgomery was on complete lock-down this morning.

As San Andreas County Sheriff's Office and San Andreas Investigation Bureau worked together to escort residents and visitors away from the town, deputies were situated on each entrance to ensure no one was to enter. The cause of such chaos was reported to be a gas leak, with RCFD Deputy Chief, Jamie Cole, stating that "after an investigation into the sewers, [...] some of the pipelines had definitely been tampered with". 

The leak lead to four businesses being engulfed in flames: Montgomery Restaurant, Montgomery Ammunation, Montgomery Bank and Montgomery Bar. Thankfully SAN Network sponsored Splish Splash Spa was not involved in the blaze.

San Andreas County Sheriff's Office dispatched SWAT, including their fleet of riot tanks, suspecting the situation to be due to domestic terrorism. At this time this has not been confirmed to be true and the perpetrator has not been identified.

Witnesses are advised to call San Andreas Investigation Bureau agent Oliver Ashworth on 8066930 or SACSO on 911.
 
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Chief Justice Assaulted by SACSO Deputy 
By Lydia Ashworth • Published 8th April 2018
 
 
 
Party-goers were left stunned this evening as a prank call lead to the Chief Justice, Alexander King, being threatened and assaulted by deputies of the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office.

As people enjoyed the club opening, two deputies entered the vicinity claiming there to be "a security issue". Deputy Matthews instructed the club to be cleared out whilst Chief Justice was contacted by SAN Network. SANN were able to gain the following clips of their conversation:
 
“ 
Alexander King says: I saw the 911 call, we will just lock the club.
Eric Matthews says (radio): 183 to 728, 10-4. Need assistance in getting everyone out of here.
Alexander King says: No need for evacuation.
Eric Matthews says: Well a little more hustle might be preferable.
Alexander King says: Lydia, just lock the club.
Alexander King says: No need for an evacuation, the club will be locked.
Alexander King says: No gunmen will enter here.
Eric Matthews says: We have reports that the security of the structure has been compromised.
Alexander King says: Feel free to clear outback.
Alexander King says: I checked the 911 calls myself.
Alexander King says: No such calls.
Eric Matthews says: I HIGHLY implore that you either assist in the evacuation, or leave yourself.
Alexander King says: So unless you have something else to add, there is no evacuation.
Eric Matthews says: Yeah, this isn't an argument, sir, it's an order.
Eric Matthews says: Please leave the building.
Alexander King says: The doors are locked, and no one will come in.
Alexander King says: I am telling you no.
Alexander King says: The building is secure.
Eric Matthews says: Then I'm telling you, that you have 60 seconds before I arrest you for Failure to Comply.
Alexander King says: Unless you have a warrant, you need to leave.
Alexander King says: Threatening to arrest me?
Marquis Prince says: I highly suggest you unlock the door for the other troopers.
Alexander King says: Are you mad?
Eric Matthews says: Absolutely not, sir.
Alexander King says: You need to leave or this will be considered trespassing.
Eric Matthews says: I am completely sane and dead serious.
Eric Matthews says: Then write up a civil complaint.
Alexander King says: No one is leaving.
Eric Matthews shouts: Everyone needs to leave the building.


This was all prior to Chief Justice being assaulted with a beanbag shotgun by a Deputy who has, within the last hour, been arrested.

SAN Network were also able to obtain the following CCTV footage of the incident:

It is believed that Chief Justice suffered severe pain to the arm and broken ribs.

Executive staff from the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office later arrived on scene, describing their own mess as "cancer".

This furthers the question: Are we really safe under the "protection" of the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office?
 
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Fuel Delivery Leads to Blaze at Montgomery Gas 
By Lydia Ashworth • Published 7th April 2018
 
 
 
A fire broke out, this afternoon, at Montgomery Gas.

The San Andreas Investigation Bureau, joined by San Andreas News Network, were the first on scene, acting quickly to secure the scene whilst the Red County Fire Department were called. SAIB member, Graham Tasker, was relentless in his quest to keep civilians in the area safe, whilst FD simply wished death upon a news reporter.

It is believed that a truck about to deliver fuel to the gas station caused the blaze, crashing into the pumps most likely at speed. The driver of the vehicle was rushed to Crippen Memorial where it's understood that he is in critical condition. An additional casualty was taken to hospital.

Although the blaze was eventually tackled, the Deputy Chief himself was heard referring to the scene as a "f****** mess."
 

It is not yet known how the driver veered into the gas station, however SAN Network will bring you more updates as they become available.
 
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

SAN Network Does Easter
By SAN Network • Published 25th March 2018

 
Spring is here, lambs are bouncing around the fields and there's the feel of new beginnings all around San Andreas. From a new batch of Red County Fire Department graduates to new talent in the form of Anthony Morgan, spring is a time to start over and try something you perhaps haven't before!

SAN Network, too, are trying new things including our "Giving Something Back Initiative" and the return of an old face... Kristian Keegan as Chief Operating Officer.

As spring is a time for celebration, it's also a time for fun - and fun is what we shall provide! As always, SANN are proud to present our event offerings for the season.



Easter Egg Hunt
An annual tradition for locals is the ever popular Easter Egg Hunt. Although previously hosted by the San Andreas State Police's Public Affairs Division, this year it is the turn of SAN Network. 

We've dressed Lydia and Chandler in some bunny ears and set them out with a basket of eggs to be hidden - but this year, we're going bigger than ever!

This Easter, eggs have been hidden around Red County, Bone County AND newly opened town, Rockshore. As in previous years, below are a list of hints as to their locations. You'll need a camera with you to show us where they are ((screenshot them - your name MUST be in the image, whether in the chat or your character in the image)) and when you've found all 20, fill in the below form, along with your images and drop it off at any SAN Network HQ or email [email protected] ((forum PM Beth - please use the subject "SAN Network Does Easter")).

There'll be a cash prize of $250,000 for the first person to find them all as well as three people chosen at random, each receiving $100,000You have until Sunday 1st April to submit your answers.

Hints
1. All of this searching is driving me crazy!
2. Can you give me some information as to the whereabouts of these eggs?
3. Room service! I'll uh... take some eggs please.
4. You're barred from stealing our eggs!
5. Let's dine on all of these eggs.
6. Can you repair a broken egg?
7. 1-0 to the Easter Bunny!
8. Who'd have thought an Easter Egg Hunt would turn you into a tomb raider?
9. Truck. Performance. Eggs.
10. Oh, rats!
11. I'm feeling a little tipsy...
12. It must be hungry work, monitoring the counties border bridges!
13. Incoming, a new shipment of eggs is here!
14. Even eggs need to be squeaky clean!
15. Only the finest, most "De Luxe" eggs were used in this hunt.
16. Only the Elite will find all of the eggs.
17. Even eggs need a push sometimes!
18. Do you think Frank fancies an egg?
19. Let's hope it doesn't take you a whole 24 hours to find the eggs...
20. You'd best construct a plan to find them all!

For your entry to be considered, you must use the following submission form:
Spoiler: Submission Form

Good luck!



Fusion™ Fest
Named after upcoming club, FUSION™, Fusion™ Fest is a music festival with the aim to provide a theme for everyone. Featuring DJ sets from M9Radio DJ's, the festival is a great day out for all ages. Food and drink stalls will be available and entry is free. Come on down to Rockshore for the states hottest new event!
 
 
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

 

Launching the "Giving Something Back" Initiative
By Lydia Ashworth • Published 14th March 2018

 
SAN Network, for a long time, have been a generally welcomed face in the community. From participation in events to the support of articles, nothing SAN Network do would function correctly without the support of the people of San Andreas. 

With that thought in mind, it's time to give something back and put our resources to good use. Starting with the purchase of Rockshore Youth Park Ice Cream Shop, SAN Network will be taking on the challenge to bring improvements to the local communities of Red, Bone and Flint County. In a partnership with Elite Trucking, SANN will be giving the underprivileged the chance to significantly improve their surroundings. Whether that be through upgrades to housing, amenities or simply the provision of equipment.

SAN Network plan to donate resources to the value of $1,000,000 to the most deserving candidates, with help from Elite Trucking who will carry out the work required.

((In short, if you have a faction that you think meets the above criteria this is for you. Although upgrades will be fully RP'ed by Elite Trucking, mapping is unfortunately not provided with this. You will instead receive the full $1,000,000 to use as you wish. The only condition is that you must show proof of your factions' existence through the provision of your faction topic in the application. New factions will be considered, including those who may make a new faction simply to take part!))

If you're from a group or community of people that could benefit from this scheme, simply fill in the below form and email it to [email protected] ((Forum PM Beth)) or alternatively collect a paper copy from any SAN Network Office and hand it in at the front desk ((either way, forum PM me)).
 
Code:
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[fdivbox=#ffffff][hr][/hr][size=5][b][color=#5ab4a0]The SAN Network "Giving Something Back" Initiative - Application[/color][/b][/size]
[b][color=#5ab4a0]Your Name:[/color][/b] {Forename Surname}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]Location of Your Community:[/color][/b] {ie. Peach Block}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]((Faction Name)):[/color][/b] {Name}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]((Link to Faction Topic)):[/color][/b] {Link}

[b][color=#5ab4a0]Why should your community win the prize?[/color][/b] {Answer}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]If your community wins, what changes will you request?[/color][/b] {Answer}[/fdivbox]
Applications will be open until Friday 13th April.

Although this is SAN Network's main initiative, this is just the start. As an organisation we plan to contribute more to the locality in the coming months.

Best of luck!
 
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St Patrick's Day!

Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by dex)

Written by Pippa Ashworth (Posted by Smally)

 

Dillimore Sheriff's Office Arson
By Pippa Ashworth • Published 4th March 2018

 
 
In what shocked many, Dillimore Sheriff's Office was ablaze this evening, 4th March. With the roads surrounding the area closed off promptly, members of the Red County Fire Department fought tirelessly to ensure the blaze was put out without endangering any of the working Deputies.

Although the exact source of the fire is, at this moment, unknown, it's believed that the fire was started intentionally and any witnesses are urged to contact 911 with any information they can provide. In the meantime, Fire Investigators will be conducting a full investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Deputy Mark Jonesy stated: "We believe it's an arson. Although we cannot disclose any more information as it's an ongoing investigation." whilst Deputy Pierre Dubois said "I'm just worried that there are people trapped inside."

Whilst everyone was accounted for, Lieutenant Anthony Roberts was taken to hospital following smoke inhalation. San Andreas News Network wish him the very best.

To further the earlier statement, if you have any information as to what happened please call 911 and dial for the Sheriff's Office.


Update, 5th March 2018
In the past few minutes, it's been revealed that the San Andreas Investigation Bureau have major leads into the person or people responsible for the fire. Their public relations division have released the following statement, exclusive to SAN Network.
 

We can now reveal that two arrests have been made in relation to yesterdays fire. Investigations are still ongoing and we have multiple leads that we're following, however we are working closely with San Andreas County Sheriff's Office to ensure our investigation is concluded and the culprit apprehended within the next few days.

If you have any information that may help us, please contact the San Andreas Investigation Bureau or San Andreas County Sheriff's Office on 911.
 
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