Stories tagged: 911
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
A Florida boy who called 911 to report he was hungry and wanted a pizza got a lesson in proper emergency call etiquette, but he also got a pie.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Despite orders from the Spokane City Council to maintain an independent dispatch crew for firefighters, the city is now relying on a new regional system to handle emergency calls.
Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
A funeral will be held Wednesday for a former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:14 a.m.
A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund has died at age 53. Detective Luis Alvarez’s death …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:52 p.m.
Comedian Jon Stewart took members of Congress to task on Tuesday, blasting the House Judiciary Committee for its low attendance at a hearing to discuss reauthorizing the Sept. 11th Victim …
Fri., June 7, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 apologized to the woman’s family Friday for “taking the life of a perfect person,” …
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Spokane City Council will likely vote to stay out of a new regionwide emergency communications system – a center many of the other fire departments in the region have agreed …
Wed., April 24, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
A 79-year-old pilot crash-landed his plane into a tree a few miles east of McCall on Monday night — and a firefighter scaled the 60-foot tree to get him to …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Federal and Washington state regulators said Friday they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon has vetoed an ordinance that would stop a countywide 911 integration by requiring city dispatchers to only work with city police and firefighters.
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. …