Stories tagged: 911
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls
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
Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary
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.
Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at Pennsylvania memorial
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’s 911 ‘panic button’ is now live in its U.S. app
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.
He was being followed by a pig and didn’t know what to do. So he called 911.
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.
Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectors
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
Movie review: ‘12 Strong’ infuses heart into war, but doesn’t dive too deep
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.
911 calls show chaos of Washington state train derailment
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.
Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls
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.
Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement
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.
Spokane police wearing commemorative badges to honor 9/11 responders
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.
U.S. commemorates 9/11 with solemn, personal ceremonies
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.
9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders
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.
9/11 victim’s remains identified nearly 16 years later
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.
Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials
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.
Real ID bill heads to Oregon Senate for vote
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.
Federal judge in Spokane asked to provide Poland with CIA torture evidence from Mitchell and Jessen
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.
CenturyLink fined $123K for communication outage
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.
Spokane County rolls out emergency notification system, smartphone app funded by sales tax
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.
Saudis paid for U.S. veteran trips to help fight 9/11 lawsuit law
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 voters overwhelmingly approve sales tax for 911 services
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.
Spokane County ballots in April special election due Tuesday
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 …
Sat., March 25, 2017
A 4-year-old boy thought his mother was dead. So he used Siri to save her life, police say.
London Metropolitan Police on Wednesday released audio from the child’s call to 999 – the British equivalent of 911 – showing that he exercised quick thinking under frightening circumstances.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Spokane leaders urge voters to extend sales tax funding 911 service
First responders and elected leaders in Spokane are urging voters to approve in April the extension of a sales tax they say will keep the emergency communication system from falling …
Tue., March 14, 2017
Debate to persist on eve of Iraq invasion
The questions that were unanswered before the president declared the window for diplomacy shut are unanswered still.
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Families of 9/11 victims might soon get day in court against Saudi officials
For more than 14 years, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people who died Sept. 11, 2001, battled Washington, D.C., and several federal judges for the right to sue Saudi Arabia …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims
The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government. The U.S. hasn’t been using …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11 a.m.
White House blasts Senate for override vote
The White House says the U.S. Senate vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation is an “embarrassing” shirking of its duties.