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Indiana Doctor Kills Wife, Self, In Newlywed Murder-Suicide (911 Audio)

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

The reception tent was still on the lawn of an Indiana doctor's posh Terre Haute mansion when he shot his new wife dead Sunday. Dr. Greg "Scott" S...

911 Dispatcher Tells Rape Victim To 'Quit Crying' (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

A 911 dispatcher in Columbus, Ohio, is not facing any disciplinary measures after telling an alleged rape victim to "quit crying." The victim calle...

Watch: Mom Fends Off Intruder Alone After Calling 911 37 Times

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Alicia Cappola of Everett, Washington, said she called 911 37 times after a man tried breaking into her home on Thursday. An hour after her first call...

When 911 Failed, Woman Had To Face Intruder Alone

AP | DOUG ESSER | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

SEATTLE (AP) — CenturyLink says a seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service early Thursday was caused by a technical error by a third-party ...

Exorcism Murder 911 Recordings Released

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have released 911 calls related to the deaths of two children in Maryland, deaths police attributed ...

Police Release Video, 911 Calls Of NJ Mall Shooting

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — In surveillance video from inside a New Jersey mall where a man fired shots before killing himself last week, a store employee ...

911 Dispatcher Laughs When Man Says His Girlfriend Is On Fire

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime

A 911 operator in Arizona is making headlines after she laughed when a man called to report that his girl had caught on fire. Lalo Delgado and his...

LISTEN: Girl Calls 911 Over 'Massive Freaking Spider'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.31.2013 | Weird News

Should have called the SWAT team! An Oregon teen called police over a "massive freaking spider" on Aug. 16, and the audio that led cops on a missio...

WATCH: 911 Call Released Of Florida Sheriff's DUI Arrest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime

Officials in Orange County, Fla., released a 911 call and radio transmissions made on the night a local sheriff was arrested for DUI -- while wearing ...

Newtown 911 Calls Assessed By Commission

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — A state Freedom of Information commission on Monday ordered Newtown officials to provide it with 911 calls from the day of the...

Glitches In New NYC 911 System

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Operators at the nation's largest 911 hub were forced to use pen and paper to communicate emergencies to dispatchers this week when a...

Call of the Wild: A Tale of Two Squirrels, One 911 Call and Me

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

I called 911. Someone picked up right away. "This is the New York State Police, please state the nature of your emergency." Nature, indeed. "Squirrel!" I shouted. "There is a squirrel in my house!"

LISTEN: Chilling 911 Call One Of 700 Domestic Violence Calls In NYC Daily

| Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss NEW YORK CITY — In a city where millions of 911 calls are made every year, a call from a sweet-sounding child turned into one o...

Woman Calls 911 To Request Divorce

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Divorce

GIRARD, Pa. -- Police have cited a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman for disorderly conduct after she called 911 requesting a divorce and police assistan...

911 CALL: I Shot A Man Dead For 'Fornicating' With My Wife

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.14.2013 | Crime

Police collared a 70-year-old Brandon, Fla., man after he confessed to killing another man who had sex with his wife in the couple's house. Ralph L...

911 Call Reveals Final Moments Of Woman's Life Before She Was Killed

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

DALLAS -- A television station has broadcast a leaked copy of a terrified woman's call to 911 last summer just before she was killed in a case that ha...

Soccer Fan Dials '911' To Protest Red Card

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

If England's emergency line had a penalty system, one overzealous soccer fan might be dealt his own red card. A Manchester United loyalist dialed t...

Grandmother On Trial For Shooting Teenage Grandson As He Called 911

AP | Posted 03.05.2013 | Crime

PONTIAC, Mich. -- As a 17-year-old who had been shot by his grandmother pleaded with a 911 dispatcher to send help, the 75-year-old woman shot him aga...

Baby Kidnapped By Mistake During Carjacking

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

Seven-month-old Ayanna Julbe went on a wild ride a few nights ago after the car she was sitting in was carjacked. On Tuesday night, Ayanna's parent...

Stoners Call Cops When Pipes Get Stolen, The Rest Is Obvious

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weird News

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Authorities say they discovered a budding marijuana-growing operation after residents of a Lincoln house called police to report the ...

Mom Who Shot This Alleged Home Intruder Inspires Gun Control Foes

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 01.09.2013 | Crime

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia mother who shot an intruder at her home has become a small part of the roaring gun control debate, with some firearms ent...

Priest ‘Playing’ With Handcuffs Gets Stuck, Calls 911 For Help

Posted 01.04.2013 | Religion

A Catholic priest in Illinois has reportedly taken a leave of absence after he called 911 to seek help getting out of a pair of handcuffs. “I’m...

10-Year-Old Girl Home Alone During Break-In Foils Burglars

Posted 10.24.2012 | Good News

It may not have been as dramatic or funny as the movie, but the story of a 10-year-old girl who was home alone when burglars broke in does have a happ...

America's Butts Dial 911 Too Much, Overwhelm Call Centers

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

911 operators are getting overwhelmed -- by butt dials. According to a report by The Daily, for every 100 calls made to 911 this year, about 40 wer...

LISTEN: Teen Who Killed Mother And Sister Was 'Planning On Killing'

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

ALEDO, Texas -- A chilling recording of a 911 call captured a 17-year-old Texas boy telling the operator in a calm, monotone voice that he had just sh...