FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – With hundreds of human cases of the West Nile Virus being reported across Texas and more than a dozen related deaths in North Texas it seems some people are overreacting and calling 911 when they’re bitten by a mosquito.
In short, health officials say a mosquito is not a health emergency.
“We understand peoples concerns regarding the West Nile Virus, but in the absence of any symptoms of West [...]
HOPATCONG, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Charges have been filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly made repeated 911 calls, then called police headquarters and said he was the president and wanted to speak with New York Jets QB Tim Tebow.
Hopatcong police said the 28-year-old man, charged with creating false public alarms, made three 911 calls on June 10, but refused each time to give dispatchers any information on why he was calling.
Calling 911. It’s the moment of your greatest need.
But instead of help, all you get is silence.
Just after midnight on April 4, a Montgomery County woman called 911 because her husband was having trouble breathing and was starting to turn blue.
Following protocol, a 911 call-taker answers and quickly transfers the woman to a dispatcher.
He was supposed to send an ambulance.
But in the 911 [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY -
Oklahoma City police arrest an elderly man for allegedly calling 911 operators to talk about sex.
According to a police report, Clyde Dorain Hobbs, 72, called 911 on Saturday, May 5 at least 17 times. The report reveals Hobbs made sexually oriented comments to the emergency operators each time he called.
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Local resident Kristyn Dominy risked her life to save that of another driver on W. Ozello Trail — even though the other driver had made a rude gesture at her just moments before.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Dominy, 22, was driving home on the windy path with her daughter when a Jeep sped past her, its driver behaving erratically and making crude hand motions [...]
Kate Ryan, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – Polly Roopnarine was in the habit of calling the police. A lot. Sources close to the 69-year-old say the Gaithersburg woman was convinced that she was being followed and that someone was constantly spraying her with a noxious substance.
Art Silverman, who contacted WTOP on behalf of her family, says that calling 911 too often led to her eviction.
Montgomery County Police don’t carry out evictions, and referred [...]
Photo of Phoenix Jones. (Credit: CBS News)
SEATTLE (AP) — Instead of the bad guys, it was Seattle’s most prolific self-styled superhero that ended up in handcuffs.
Police officers arrested the 23-year-old man who calls himself Phoenix Jones early Sunday after he was accused of assaulting several people with pepper spray. He was booked in county jail on four counts of assault, with arraignment set for Thursday, police said [...]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prosecutors are calling a key witness Thursday in an attempt to show jurors that Michael Jackson’s doctor delayed calling authorities on the day the King of Pop was found lifeless and was intent on concealing indications that he had been giving the singer doses of a surgical anesthetic.
As the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray enters its third day, testimony [...]
A guest walks out of a downtown San Diego hotel during a massive power outage on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. — K.C. Alfred
A massive, unprecedented power outage left 1.4 million residents [...]
By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blogJuly 15, 2011, 12:22 p.m.
The actions of a Southern California woman who allegedly cut off her husband’s penis has horrified men throughout the country, perhaps even the world.
FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this post mistakenly referred to Osiris when Isis was intended. The sentence as corrected: “Isis was able to collect and [...]
NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers were acquitted Thursday of raping a drunken woman they’d been called to help, but were convicted of official misconduct.
Officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno look stunned, but remained stolid after hearing the verdict.
UPDATE: The Daily News is reporting that the NYPD has fired officers Moreno and Mata after being charged with official misconduct. “The guilty verdict reached [...]
FDNY: Voodoo Sex Candles Caused Fatal Fire in Brooklyn: MyFoxNY.com
MYFOXNY.COM – Candles used in a voodoo sex ceremony ignited a fast-moving fire that swept through a Brooklyn apartment building on the evening of February 19 and into early February 20, 2011, and killed a woman, according to FDNY fire marshals and a city official.
Also, an open door and a delay in calling 911 allowed the fire to get even [...]