November 14, 2013 |
DELAWARE COUNTY Two-thirds of calls to Delaware County's 911 center in September made from wireless phones had inaccurate location information, according to data released Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission. And evidently, the problem is widespread. Close to 170 million wireless 911 calls are made annually in the United States, and last year about 73 million came through with inaccurate information, said Jaime Barnett, executive director of FindMe 911, a group of public-safety professionals.
July 13, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Stunned and bleeding after a Boeing 777 crash-landed at the San Francisco airport, hundreds of passengers staggered across the debris-strewn tarmac, some trying to help the critically injured, others desperately calling 911 and begging for more ambulances as dire minutes ticked away. "There's not enough medics out here," a caller told a dispatcher in a 911 call released by the California Highway Patrol. "There is a woman out here on the street, on the runway, who is pretty much burned very severely on the head and we don't know what to do. " Two people died and 180 of the 307 people aboard were hurt Saturday when Asiana Airlines Flight 214, coming in too low and too slow, slammed into a seawall at the end of the runway.
January 20, 2013 |
Last week, The Inquirer published a photograph of a South Philadelphia street scene, taken by Evening Bulletin photographer Bruce Murray Jr. No one anticipated how much excitement the picture would generate. Call me crazy, but I believe we live in a city of nostalgia. Phone and e-mail messages came in from dozens of folks who were sure they knew the street, year, and people in the photo. Almost everyone got it right - except us. It was a 1950 photograph - not 1943 as originally identified - showing the 2200 block of Pierce Street, between Mifflin and Tasker.
March 4, 2012 |
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Is he against abortion? Can he beat the president? Will he save us from the tyranny of Obamacare? Yes, yes, and yes, says the voice on the phone. Rick Santorum is a pro-life fiscal conservative best able to win the general election. OK, the Republican at the other end of the line says. You've got my vote. Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, is positioned for a double-digit victory in Tennessee's GOP primary Tuesday, according to the polls.
March 3, 2012 |
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Is he against abortion? Can he beat the president? Will he save us from the tyranny of Obamacare? Yes, yes and yes, says the voice on the phone. Rick Santorum is a pro-life fiscal conservative best able to win the general election. OK, the Republican at the other end of the line says. You've got my vote. Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, is positioned for a double-digit victory in Tennessee's GOP primary on Tuesday, according to the polls.
December 2, 2011 |
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Donovan McNabb is available again. The Minnesota Vikings waived the former Eagles quarterback on Thursday, giving him the opportunity to sign with another team for the stretch run in a parting coach Leslie Frazier described as mutual. McNabb, though, said during an NFL Network interview Thursday night that the decision was his. "I definitely asked for my release," McNabb told the network. "There is no idea of where the next destination is. I think the most important thing was for me, first and foremost, to do what was best not only for me but for my family, and secondly, getting away from things to get ready for the next chapter in the book.
July 31, 2011 |
Reprinted from Saturday's editions BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Oh, by the way, the Eagles got quarterback Vince Young. On the day they stunned the NFL by signing the No. 1 free agent on the market - cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha - the Eagles also added a significant piece by coming to terms with Young. The one-year deal was made early Friday morning. "Until a player appears on the transaction report, then any transaction is not official, including if the move has been discussed publicly," NFL spokesman Mike Signora said.
April 20, 2011 |
FOR YEARS, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you. "We both have big appetites for sex," they purr. "Pinch us and poke us. Spank us and tease us. We love it all. . . . Enter your credit card number now. " Those naughty misdials, and countless others like them, appear to be no accident. Records show that over the past 13 years, a little-known Philadelphia company called PrimeTel Communications has quietly gained control over nearly a quarter of all the 1-800 numbers in the U.S. and Canada, often by grabbing them the moment they are relinquished by previous users.
April 1, 2011
1BOMB-THREAT CALLER LIKES PEACE AND QUIET Someone called a bomb threat into a Wawa in the city's Fox Chase section yesterday morning because he was "sick of the noise" there, police said. The threat, directed at the Wawa on Oxford Avenue near Rhawn Street about 9 a.m. was determined to be unfounded, police said. It's unclear what Wawa noises the caller was sick of and, as of last night, police had not charged anyone with the threat. 2COPS INVESTIGATING BODY FOUND IN KENSINGTON A woman was found dead in a two-story house in Kensington's Harrowgate section yesterday afternoon, police said.