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  • Sept. 11 families sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 attacks

    March 21, 2017 10:20 AM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of relatives of those killed on Sept. 11 have sued Saudi Arabia, joining many others who have tried to hold the kingdom responsible for the attacks. Like other recent actions, the lawsuit filed Monday capitalizes on last year's decision by Congress to let victims sue Saudi... more »
  • Man accused of dialing 911 42 times in two days

    October 21, 2016 3:03 PM

    Baton Rouge – A Baton Rouge man was charged with improper use of 911 after police say he called the emergency number 42 times over a two-day span. According to arrest records, officers were dispatched to 48-year-old Fredrick Wright’s home Thursday after he dialed 911 on a cell phone.... more »
  • Congress overrides Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

    September 28, 2016 12:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress has rejected a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time since he became president. The House voted 348-77 Wednesday to override his veto of legislation and allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.... more »
  • 9/11's Annual 'Tribute in Light' beams in NYC

    September 11, 2016 9:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Two giant towers of light are illuminating the night sky in lower Manhattan as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum's "Tribute in Light" art installation just south of the World Trade Center site switched on... more »
  • Hillary Clinton's health re-emerges as issue in '16 campaign

    September 11, 2016 4:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's stumbling as she left Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City has put her health at the forefront of the presidential campaign. Clinton -who's 68 - and Republican rival Donald Trump - who's 70 - are among the oldest major party nominees ever. And they've... more »
  • 40 who died in Pennsylvania in 9/11 attack remembered

    September 11, 2016 4:40 PM

    SHANKSVILLE - The 40 passengers and crew members of a plane that crashed in western Pennsylvania after it was hijacked during the September 11 terror attacks have been honored with a reading of names and tolling of bells. Hundreds have been taking part in the annual service at the Flight... more »
  • Obama: Nation will never forget 9/11, praises US resilience

    September 11, 2016 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the nation will never forget the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. Obama said at a Pentagon memorial service that he is inspired by the resilience of the victims' families. He quoted Scripture: "Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you.... more »
  • Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, US makes note of global threats

    September 10, 2016 10:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ahead of Sunday's 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding U.S. citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security. The department's latest worldwide caution says "current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks... more »
  • On 9/11 anniversary, Obama hails meaning of being American

    September 10, 2016 10:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hailing what it means to be an American while remembering the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Obama says a lot has changed in the 15 years since 9/11, but the core values and resilience that define and... more »
  • Texas mattress company apologizes for 'tasteless' 9/11 ad

    September 9, 2016 11:28 AM

    HOUSTON - The owner of mattress company in Texas has apologized for a "tasteless" advertisement promoting a 9/11 anniversary sale featuring a woman screaming as two towers of mattresses fall to the ground. Miracle Mattress owner Mike Bonanno apologized Thursday, saying the online ad was produced without his knowledge by... more »
  • Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed

    September 8, 2016 1:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center at a Florida store has been removed and was not meant to be disrespectful near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. The display was mocked online after a photo was... more »
  • Flag firefighters raised at ground zero returns to site

    September 8, 2016 11:19 AM

    NEW YORK -An American flag that firefighters hoisted at ground zero in the hours after the 9/11 terror attacks returns to the World Trade Center site after disappearing for more than a decade. The 3-foot-by-5-foot flag goes on display Thursday at the Sept. 11 museum in New York. It was... more »
  • Obama to mark 15 years since 9/11 at Pentagon ceremony

    September 8, 2016 11:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at a Pentagon ceremony Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The White House says Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will also attend. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New... more »
  • Woman arrested for calling 911 eleven times

    September 6, 2016 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD arrested a woman over the weekend for calling 911 eleven times. On Saturday, Sept. 3 around 10: 30 a.m., 35-year-old Crystal Harris called 911 repeatedly without being in need of medical or police assistance. Harris was advised on the tenth call that if she called... more »
  • BR 911 lines overloaded with calls for surrounding parishes

    August 13, 2016 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of Baton Rouge attempting to use 911 this morning may be unable to get through due to the high volume of calls coming in from surrounding parishes. BRPD said as flood water has risen overnight in neighboring parishes, the calls have continued to come in.... more »
  • New 9/11 document reveals no smoking gun of Saudi complicity

    July 16, 2016 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Saudi officials hope the release of top secret pages of an early congressional inquiry into 9/11 will end allegations about Saudi complicity in the attacks. Those who pushed for Friday's release of the last chapter of the 2002 congressional report say it's only the beginning. The document says... more »
  • Stroke victim waits 18 min for EMS, wants solution Play Video

    June 16, 2016 6:19 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH - Every second counts when it's a matter of life or death, and for one St. Francisville man, waiting 18 minutes for the paramedics to arrive, is a problem. Last year, when Ewen Ritchie had a mini-stroke, firefighters arrived 10 minutes after the call was placed,... more »
  • Bills to increase cellphone fees await governor approval

    June 9, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana cellphone users could face millions of dollars in increased 911 service charges, under two measures sent to the governor's desk. The Legislature has given final passage to measures from two Republican lawmakers that would raise as much as $20 million a year for local emergency call... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Man arrested after using 911 to report police search

    April 20, 2016 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a man was arrested after he called 911 to report police were searching his residence. Police say 22-year-old Demetrius Smith was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm with Controlled Dangerous... more »
  • Driver won't be cited after hitting child early Tuesday morning

    February 16, 2016 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to the scene of an incident where a 4-year-old child was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office provided further updates in the afternoon following the incident, reporting that the driver was not at fault in this instance.... more »
  • Domestic disturbance 911 call leads to manslaughter charges

    August 23, 2015 1:17 PM

    CECILIA, La. - Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, a 911 call was received in reference to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Anse Broussard Hwy. Upon arrival, St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies found Jason Stanley, 38, dead after an apparent stab wound. After an investigation, Sophia... more »
  • Police charge Georgia woman with calling 911 about 150 times

    August 7, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON - A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this week. The Macon Telegraph reports that the... more »
  • Lafayette releases chilling 911 recordings, officer dashcam video from shooting Play Video

    July 30, 2015 3:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Chilling 911 calls for help from people inside a movie theater when a gunman opened fire last week were released Thursday afternoon. "He shot right at people," a caller gasping for breath told an emergency operator. The operator asked how many shots the caller heard, who responded "six... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • Ascension Parish gets state grant for 911 center

    July 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    GONZALES- With a $250,000 state grant, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office will update its emergency dispatch equipment, linking it to all of the state's emergency radio systems, in a 911 call center to be built next year. Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the parish's proximity to the Gulf Coast... more »
  • Woman arrested after calling 911 with Chinese food complaint

    July 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    ALLIANCE, OH - An Ohio woman has been arrested after calling 911 to complain about an order of Chinese food. Police say the 44-year-old Alliance woman called the emergency number late Monday afternoon to say the Chinese food she'd ordered from a local restaurant was "not up to par for... more »
  • Pointe Coupee gets updated 911 system

    May 21, 2015 6:51 PM

    MORGANZA - Pointe Coupee's communication center is getting a face-lift to help better track 911 calls throughout the area. The current system has been up and running for more than a decade, handling about 300 calls a day. Officials say they've reached the end of its lifespan, and the... more »
  • Texting 911 will be an option soon Play Video

    April 6, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Area residents with an emergency will soon have an alternate way of getting help sent their way as local EMS dispatchers roll out the ability to accept text messages. Officials in East and Baton Rouge parishes are now in the testing phase of a new text... more »
  • 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 »

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