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  • 911 tapes reveal details in deputy involved shooting Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Released 911 tapes reveal what happened when a domestic dispute turned into a violent standoff in Denham Springs earlier this month. The confrontation on Country Club Drive turned deadly after an estranged husband, 46-year-old Sidney Averett, broke into a house after a court appearance, according to... more »
  • High schoolers learn how to answer 911 calls Play Video

    February 5, 2015 4:05 PM

    SATSUMA - A handful of high school students are getting hands-on experience in courtrooms, jails and 911 call centers in Livingston Parish. When someone dials 911 every second counts to save a life. That's what the high schoolers are learning while listening in on real 911 calls through a... more »
  • Computer problem means 911 center may not get GPS info Play Video

    January 29, 2015 6:54 PM

    MORGANZA- The 911 call center in Pointe Coupee Parish only has one station to take emergency calls following a compute malfunction on its second station. Any additional calls are currently routed to an administrative line which is answered by someone trained to take emergency calls. The caller will still... more »
  • Man calls 911 after sexually assaulting woman

    August 14, 2014 6:31 AM

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job. Joel Jones, 47, flagged down deputies responding to the call Tuesday evening. Before they could... more »
  • Unusual home invasion

    July 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Police got an unusual call for help during a home invasion and they rushed to the scene. They found the intruder before it could slither away. A woman called 911 to report a snake invasion. They believe it got into her home by way of an... more »
  • 911 dispatchers overwhelmed by 'butt dials' Play Video

    July 22, 2014 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Call centers in Baton Rouge are receiving an overwhelming amount of accidental phone calls and it's affecting their response to real emergencies. East Baton Rouge Parish averages between 30 and 35 "butt dials" an hour, a number they have seen drastically increase over the last few... more »
  • Having a heart attack? Survive, Don't Drive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has a tip that could save your life in the event on a heart attack: Don't get behind the wheel. OLOL kicked off its "Survive, Don't Drive" campaign to inform you of the dangers of getting behind the... more »
  • Smart911 goes live

    July 3, 2014 11:14 PM

    AMITE- Beginning Monday, when people dial 911 for help in St. Helena or Tangipahoa Parishes, they could be answered by a smarter emergency dispatching system. Tangipahoa 911 Director Dennis Darouse and his team unveiled the system this week, which allows people to provide information about their family and save... more »
  • Police response investigated

    April 16, 2014 7:44 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- A woman was shot in the head while on a 911 call to police and authorities are investigating if officers responded quickly enough since she was 15-minutes into the call for help. S he told the 911 operator that her husband was hallucinating and asked her to... more »
  • Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... more »
  • 911 call released in murder of 62-year-old man Play Video

    March 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon. Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
  • Cat on the prowl and owners trapped

    March 10, 2014 7:29 PM

    PORTLAND, OREGON- Police were called to a house in Portland, Oregon to subdue a huge house cat that attacked a child forcing the family to barricade themselves in a bedroom. They baby was not hurt. The couple locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and the family... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: pilot talks about surviving crash landing Play Video

    December 10, 2013 9:20 PM

    FOLSOM - A pilot and his co-pilot are celebrating a crash landing the two were able to walk away from unharmed. "Somebody was with you today," the 911 operator told the two. "I'm so glad we're able to talk to you. I know it's a bad deal but thank... more »
  • Newtown releases 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 2:36 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming. The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and... more »
  • Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 6:29 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released. A state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding the tapes this week after an order to provide them to The Associated Press, which has sought the recordings in part to examine the police response to... more »
  • Fans criticize Alabama athletics Facebook post

    September 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - A post on the University of Alabama athletics Facebook page drew ire from fans for asking them to change their profile pictures to an image of late coach Bear Bryant's houndstooth hat. The request was to celebrate what would have been Bryant's 100th birthday Wednesday. Most of... more »
  • New 911 center in E. Feliciana Parish Play Video

    August 2, 2013 5:09 PM

    CLINTON- After years of uncertainty, East Feliciana Parish now has a dependable 911 center that should improve response time in the parish. The parish had to create a separate 911 communications district back in may. This comes after the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office could no longer afford to fund... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Emotional foster parent calls 911 in area Hakken incident Play Video

    April 9, 2013 5:44 PM

    HAMMOND- A frantic woman is heard in the background of a 911 call telling two children to take cover when a man showed-up with a gun, demanding to take the children. It's a call for help from an unidentified woman, the foster parent, of Cole Hakken, 4, and his... more »
  • Three fires worked by firefighters Monday evening

    March 25, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters were busy Monday evening, dealing with three separate fires. Two of the fires occurred at homes that were abandoned. The first fire was reported at an empty house near the airport on Elm Grove Garden. Electrical lines near the house were singed and fell to the... more »
  • Multiple departments working large house fire

    March 25, 2013 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Multiple area fire departments are working to control a fire at a house north of the airport. Firefighters got the original call about the house fire on Foster Road about 6:45 p.m. Monday. The story house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived. They've been able... more »
  • Call 911 for smoke

    February 19, 2013 7:30 PM

    A woman who wanted to make sheriff's deputies the butt of a joke picked the wrong number to call when she wanted cigarettes delivered to her house. It happened in Granbury, Texas and sheriff's Lt. Kathy Jividen says the woman was "very intoxicated" when she requested the special delivery. Instead,... more »
  • Police: Fla. man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

    February 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in. Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why... more »
  • FCC plans to make 911 texts available by May 2014

    December 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to make emergency 911 texts available nationwide by May 2014. Major rollouts of the texting system are expected next year. The agency said Thursday that under the agreement with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, more... more »
  • Sheriff threatens to stop taking 911 calls Play Video

    October 24, 2012 5:44 PM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Talmadge Bunch says his staff will no longer take 911 calls beginning Nov. 19, if a new financial deal with the parish cannot be worked out. The sheriff's office currently supplies half of the eight-person emergency communications staff. Sheriff's officials say currently payments... more »
  • South Dakota couple charged in toddler's death

    August 23, 2012 12:41 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - As a 2-year-old girl lay dead in the closet of a South Dakota home, another child invited two young neighbors over to take a look. Police allege the adults in the home were binging on drugs and didn't call 911 until 14 hours later. Twenty-one-year-old Taylor... more »
  • NJ mom in son's decapitation lost custody once

    August 22, 2012 12:50 PM

    CAMDEN, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman who apparently decapitated her 2-year-old son before killing herself had regained custody of her son just five months ago. Prosecutors say Chevonne Thomas had lost custody of Zahree Thomas in 2010 when she allegedly left the boy unattended in a car.... more »
  • Police: Drunk man fell asleep in wrong NY house

    June 11, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEWSTEAD, N.Y. - Authorities in western New York say a 20-year-old man thought he was sleeping on his friend's couch when state troopers woke him up over the weekend. It turns out he was off by about 20 miles. State police say a homeowner in rural Erie County town of... more »
  • Call for help, 911 dispatcher heard snoring

    May 23, 2012 10:59 AM

    ROCKVILLE - A Maryland woman who called 911 after her husband was unable to breathe found a snoring dispatcher at the other end of the line. The woman called 911 from her Montgomery County home on April 4. According to a recording of the call, she repeatedly says "hello"... more »
  • 911 tapes released in Guist death Play Video

    May 14, 2012 5:11 PM

    BELLE RIVER - Authorities released 911 tapes this afternoon which showed the lengths people in the Belle River went to try and revive "Swamp People" star Mitchell Guist. Guist died after collapsing in a boat shortly after it launched onto the Belle River around 9 a.m. this morning, according... more »
  • Whitney Houston 911 call released

    April 11, 2012 5:59 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS - Authorities have released the 911 call hotel security made to paramedics after Whitney Houston's lifeless body was found in a Los Angeles hotel room two months ago. But the minute-long call from a security worker at the Beverly Hilton Hotel reveals few details about the Grammy-winning... more »
  • Man calls 911, tells dispatcher he shot his wife

    March 23, 2012 12:35 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa, Fla., man called 911 and told dispatchers he killed his wife because he couldn't stand to see her suffer any more. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office released the 911 tapes Thursday, two days after authorities say 61-year-old Randall Willis shot Gilda Beth, also 61. Records... more »
  • 911 caller recounts tragic crash Play Video

    February 23, 2012 5:52 PM

    ST. AMANT - Just days after a harrowing 911 call alerted first responders to the tragedy on Stringer Bridge Road, Tandy Ragas is still reliving the night. "They were all screaming, save my babies, save my babies, please, there's four babies in there, get them out," said Ragas, who... more »
  • LISTEN: Authorities release 911 tapes of car submerged in bayou Play Video

    February 23, 2012 10:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - 911 tapes revealed the frantic efforts of rescuers as they tried to pull a woman and four children from a submerged car in Ascension Parish the night of Mardi Gras. The calls include the wife of a man who jumped into the Black Bayou to try... more »
  • 911 tapes of wrong-way crash released Play Video

    November 30, 2011 3:06 PM

    GONZALES - Police have released the 911 tapes from Tuesday afternoon's head on fatal collision on I-10 that involved a driver travelling the wrong way and striking another car, killing herself and the other driver. Brenda Quiett, 59, was identified as the driver who caused the accident that also... more »
  • EMS admin: we need more workers Play Video

    November 22, 2011 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Emergency Medical Services Administrator Pam Porter met with Mayor Kip Holden Tuesday afternoon to request 20 more workers to staff the 911 call center and to staff ambulances. But city finance workers said no to the original request Monday night, citing long-term funding as a concern. ... more »
  • 5-year-old backs car into Ohio street, calls 911

    October 26, 2011 12:39 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio - Authorities say a 5-year-old looking for her mother in Ohio backed a car out of the driveway, then called 911 for help. Mansfield police say Ameleah Kegley backed the car out Monday evening after returning from school to an empty house. According to the Mansfield... more »
  • Baker 911 memorial for fallen heroes

    September 8, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials in Baker held an early memorial at the fire station Thursday to mark the 10 year anniversary of September 11th. Fire chief Danny Edwards said the purpose of the memorial was to remind people to never forget. "It's not just about the firemen.... more »
  • Burglars Caught by Plane

    August 30, 2011 7:34 PM

    A man In Arkansas taking pictures of his house during his first plane ride instead caught two men burglarizing it and called 911. Steven Lynn says he also called a nearby uncle after he spotted the men taking stuff from his house to a trailer attached to a truck. When... more »
  • Organ Donor-Suicide

    July 15, 2011 7:22 PM

    A woman called 911 saying she wanted to be an organ donor, drove to a hospital and committed suicide in Utah. St. George police say the unidentified 57 year old parked outside the emergency room of Dixie Regional Medical Center, left her car and shot herself in the head. Doctors... more »
  • Woman Found in Trunk after 911 Call

    July 7, 2011 7:38 PM

    A woman who says she was kidnapped in Conway, South Carolina was found in the trunk of her car by police after she called 911. Investigators say she called and claims she was pulled out of her car at knife-point while stopped at a traffic light in Conway which is... more »
  • Accused burglar leaves cell phone at crime scene

    February 7, 2011 12:55 PM

    A dropped cell phone and an incriminating text message lead to the arrest of a Denham Springs man on burglary charges. Deputies got a 911 call Friday morning when a resident spotted someone breaking into his car. The suspect got away, but a cell phone was found in... more »
  • Conn. man asks cops about growing pot, is arrested

    February 4, 2011 12:50 PM

    FARMINGTON, Conn. - Police say a Connecticut man called 911 to ask a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant, then was arrested. Farmington police say a dispatcher told 21-year-old Robert Michelson on Thursday night that he could get arrested for growing pot,... more »
  • 911 call: "I do believe Gabby Giffords was hit."

    January 9, 2011 2:49 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz.- A 911 caller witnessing the mass shooting outside a grocery store in Tucson describes a frantic scene and says, "I do believe Gabby Giffords was hit." In a tape of the call released Sunday by the Pima County Sheriff's Office, a person putting up a display for... more »
  • Prosecutor: Michael Jackson was dead before help was called

    January 4, 2011 1:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A prosecutor has opened a hearing that will determine whether Michael Jackson's doctor will stand trial in the superstar's death by saying Jackson was already dead by the time help was summoned. Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to begin a... more »
  • Drunk driver reports himself to police in Iowa

    December 28, 2010 12:41 PM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City police say a 25-year-old man called 911 to report a drunken driver: himself. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, police say Francisco Castro called the emergency number around 8:30 on Christmas morning. Officers found Castro sitting in the driver's seat of a... more »
  • Senate passes health package for 9/11 workers

    December 22, 2010 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has passed a package of health care and economic aid for people sickened by dust from the ruins of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The measure was passed on a voice vote with no one objecting after Democrats and Republican critics... more »
  • Man shot after mistaking neighbor's house for his own

    November 22, 2010 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old man was shot in the stomach overnight, after possibly mistaking another house for his own in Baton Rouge. Friends and family say the man is Chris Spinosa, son of real estate developer Tommy Spinosa. Police say Spinosa came to a home on Orchid... more »
  • TPSO: man called 911, threatened to kill people

    November 19, 2010 11:24 AM

    ROSELAND – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tangipahoa Parish man after they said he called 911 and threatened to kill several people. Deputies said 34-year-old Phillip Green of Roseland was arrested around 1:00 a.m. today as he was driving on Wicker Lane back to his home. Deputies also seized a handgun... more »
  • Pa. man complained to police about buying bad pot

    October 26, 2010 12:47 PM

    A southwestern Pennsylvania man called 911 to complain about some terrible marijuana he had just purchased, which turned out to be something other than pot. Police say the man told officers he bought the substance earlier that day and that "it was nasty" when he smoked it. Uniontown... more »
  • Quran burning canceled at Florida church

    September 9, 2010 4:16 PM

    The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy says he is canceling plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11. Pastor Terry Jones said Thursday that he decided to cancel his protest because the leader of a planned Islamic Center near ground zero has agreed... more »
  • Afghanis protest US church's plans to burn Quran

    September 6, 2010 10:35 AM

    A protest by hundreds of people in the Afghan capital has ended, after demonstrators burned American flags and chanted "Death to America." They also burned a cardboard effigy of a Florida pastor whose church has announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the ninth... more »
  • Ohio woman jailed for calling 911 seeking husband

    June 9, 2010 12:36 PM

    An Ohio woman spent three days in jail for calling the 911 emergency line five times seeking a husband. The dispatcher was flabbergasted by the requests and asked Audrey Scott, of Alliance, "You need to get a husband?" The 57-year-old Scott responded, "Yes." Told that she could... more »
  • St. Mary Parish deputies arrest suspect at courthouse

    September 30, 2009 8:51 AM

    St. Mary Parish deputies didn't have to go far to nab a suspect, as they arrested a Jeanerette man Tuesday while he conducted business at the parish courthouse. 44-year-old Joey Viltz was charged with making calls to 911 with no emergency. Deputies said while Viltz was in the courthouse... more »

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