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6 months 1 week ago

Gamers use 911 to retaliate against opponents

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes. The practice, known as "swatting," originally targeted celebrities. Experts say it's now becoming more popular with gamers seeking...

2 years 10 months ago

911 operator fired after caller shot

DENVER (AP) - A Denver 911 operator who told victims of a road rage incident to wait for officers back at the scene, where one was then fatally shot, has been fired. Police say the operator received a call in April from passengers in a vehicle reporting that people in...

3 years 1 month ago

Problems that slow down Springs' 911 system

The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking into its 9-1-1 system after complaints at City Council that calls were going unanswered. News 5 has been told the emergency communications center is staffed 24 hours a day, but things can clog up the system -- like calls that really aren't emergencies....

3 years 3 months ago

Police investigate "swatting" incident

On Wednesday a frantic 911 call came in to Colorado Springs Police. A woman told police there were two men in her home. "She believed two of the men had machine guns." explains Colorado Springs Police Spokeswoman Barbara Miller, "The next thing you know, shots are being fired." Immediately...

4 years 11 months ago

Woman tried to use 911 as taxi service

Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don't call 911 for a ride home. New Haven police say that's what 28-year-old Quandria Bailey did, calling the emergency line six times to request a ride from a nightclub back to her Meriden home. Bailey was charged with...

4 years 11 months ago

911 call back system ready for cell phones in Pueblo

Pueblo County residents can now register their cellular phones and Voice-over IP (VoIP) phones with emergency agencies. Previously available only to land-lines, Emergency Telephone Notification is a telephone call initiated by emergency officials to alert citizens of potential hazards in their area. Registration can be done on the internet or...

5 years 1 month ago

States eye ban on public release of 911 calls

Several states are considering measures that would keep 911 recordings from being heard by the public. The measures come as a response to complaints that broadcasting such calls violates people's privacy and exposes them at their most vulnerable moments. Lawmakers in Alabama, Ohio and Wisconsin are deciding whether...

5 years 1 month ago

911 operator saves his own child

A Thurston County, Washington 911 dispatcher helped save his own son's life. On February 4, Chris Scott's wife Janna called 911 because their 6 month-old son Jacob was choking. He was unconscious and had stopped breathing. The dispatcher who answered was her husband. The couple recognized each other's...

5 years 1 month ago

Pueblo County reports 911 issues

An electrical problem caused problems around 9:30 Friday morning at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Communications Center, which caused phones to stop working, including incoming 911 calls. Emergency calls were then routed to the Pueblo City Communications Center, a separate facility at the Pueblo Police Department. Citizens are asked...

5 years 3 months ago

Colorado woman accused of 48 false 911 calls

Police say a woman made 48 phony 911 calls threatening suicide, asking police to shoot her and claiming that her mother was dying of a heart attack. Forty-four year-old Caryn Sodaro of Lochbuie was arrested Friday following a four month investigation. Weld County sheriff's spokesman Shane Scofield says the woman...

5 years 6 months ago

6 year-old helps deliver her sister

Briana Johnson couldn't wait. And neither could her unborn daughter. The North Carolina woman said her boyfriend was out of town working, so she called her friend, then her doctor when she started having contractions. "[The doctor] told me get up now and come on in, and when I...

5 years 6 months ago

9-11 Remembrances in Southern Colorado

Today is the 8th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on our country. Here are some local remembrances: * 2,977 flags will be placed outside UCCS's new Science and Engineering Building in honor of the victims. * Mitchell High School, J-ROTC will hold a memorial honoring a Mitchell...

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