For four days in September, traffic jams ostensibly orchestrated for political purposes clogged streets and trapped motorists in their cars for hours.
Concerns have arisen on the Upper West Side, as some residents have said they have been running into issues calling 911. As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, the callers have found themselves connected to dispatchers across the Hudson River in New Jersey.
A review by The Associated Press has concluded that a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge deliberately orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff did not lead to anyone’s death or seriously compromise their medical care.
CBS 2 has obtained 911 calls from that night that reveal Susan Cuffari and her boyfriend called the police to their own home to help disperse the crowd.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.
An excerpt of some of the 911 calls made to Newtown Police on Dec. 14, 2012 — the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled last week that the tapes from the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre should be released to The Associated Press after a lengthy fight over the records that have been withheld by investigators.
A major outage Sunday night shut down cable TV, Internet and phone service for Optimum customers in Connecticut.
Operators logged about 100 calls during the outage. The glitch didn’t affect the FDNY’s side of the 911 system.
In the wake of the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side, the City Council will hold a meeting Monday on reported glitches with the 911 system.
Some Jersey Shore residents did not heed mandatory evacuation warnings, and chose to ride out Superstorm Sandy instead.
O’Daly’s husband, Jim Leonhardt, described her ordeal, saying she spent the hours after her fall lying on her floor, pale-faced and screaming in agony whenever anyone tried to move her leg or adjust a pillow.
Officials said early Tuesday morning that 911 services are temporarily down in Hoboken. All residents should call the police department at 201-420-2100 for all emergencies.