Stories tagged: 911
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
Students at Whitworth University gathered to remember the victims of 9/11.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
A program to consolidate the region’s emergency communications services drew fresh criticism this month following the hiring of an executive director to oversee the transition.
Mon., July 16, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
The unanimous panel granted themselves approval authority over any additional steps to combine dispatch duties for emergency responders. The council had previously grilled members of Mayor David Condon’s administration about …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency …
Mon., June 4, 2018
The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane’s crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. United …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 will be returned this year to the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terror attacks, officials said Friday.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Uber rolled out the 911 capability in its app across the United States, after saying in April the feature was in the works. Riders can find the option in a …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Plan to combine Spokane’s regional 911 call response draws rebuke from police, fire and clerical workers
Combining efforts to dispatch police and firefighters to incidents across the region could speed up response times and free up money in those departments for other efforts, city officials say. …
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
A pig was taken into police custody after it was accused of stalking a human, who was so perplexed by his four-legged pursuer that he called 911 to report it.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity and the sweep of American history, and through …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
U.S. Special Forces soldiers are supposed to slip into and out of secret missions without making the evening news. “12 Strong” tells just one of those extraordinary stories, fought in …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Officers and supervisors bought the badges with their own money, a portion of which went to the nonprofit Behind the Badge, which provides assistance to the family members of officers …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 is the site of the latest memorial …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the attacks.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 5 a.m.
Depositions provide glimpse into minds of psychologists who advised CIA’s advanced interrogation program
When Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell urged their bosses in the CIA to halt the waterboarding of a terrorism suspect in 2002, they were pressured to keep going, according depositions …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
A federal judge in Spokane has been asked to turn over evidence needed to determine a legal dispute in Poland regarding whether laws were broken when that country allowed the …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
State regulators have fined CenturyLink $123,000 for failing to notify state officials on time about a communications outage last fall that left thousands of customers with intermittent 911 service.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Local officials on Tuesday rolled out a new smartphone app and notification system that delivers real-time updates about local emergencies.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Spokane County residents voted to renew a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax that’s used to fund upgrades to emergency communication technology used by firefighters and law enforcement.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Election officials predict turnout about 35 percent on this ballot, asking voters to renew several tax measures funding emergency communications, libraries in the city of Spokane and firefighting efforts in …