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A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Judge Rejects City’s Evacuation Plans For The Disabled During Emergencies

A federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.

11/07/2013

Police at scene of Central Connecticut State University lockdown (Credit: Twitter/Will Bostic)

Student Charged In CCSU Gun Scare That Prompted Lockdown

The student’s mother told the Hartford Courant the incident was a misunderstanding, and friends of his said the samurai outfit he was wearing was his Halloween costume.

11/04/2013

Bystanders and emergency workers attempt to free an ambulance stuck on a side street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn December 29, 2010 in New York City.  Many side streets, especially those in the outer boroughs, are still unplowed in the wake of a massive snowstorm that crippled much of New York and left millions of holiday travelers stuck at airports and train stations around the eastern seaboard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Judge Tosses Suit Filed By Family Of Woman Who Died Waiting For Help In 2010 Blizzard

The family lost on a technicality. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Margaret Chan said that under an obscure law, the city can’t be held liable for delays in care unless a 911 call is made by the injured person or an immediate family member.

09/07/2013

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City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

A cicada sits on a fence (file/credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

17-Year Cicadas Begin To Emerge In Tri-State Area

The 17-year cicadas are emerging, and for the next few weeks, millions will be filling the night with their ominous buzz.

05/22/2013

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Port Authority Police Officers Prepare To Save Lives In The Event Of Air Catastrophe Over Water

Mechanical failure, human errors, and acts of terror pose a constant threat to commercial airliners, and with three international airports in the New York area, the possibility of a devastating crash is constantly looming.

09/24/2012

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Study: Genetics And Upbringing May Affect How Some People Behave During A Crisis

People who typically take charge of situations, people who respond sympathetically to others and people who are generally hopeful, are much more likely to intervene.

09/19/2012

JFK Airport - Queens, NY (file / credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Emergency Drill At JFK Helps First Responders Prepare For The Worst

Federal, state, and local authorities donned HAZMAT suits and took part in a terror response drill at JFK airport on Saturday night.

06/24/2012

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Police Identify Motorcyclist In Fatal BQE Crash

They said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.

09/10/2011

Police investigate Fair Lawn blast (credit: CBS 2)

Pipe Bomb Loaded With Nails Explodes In Fair Lawn, N.J.

An investigation is ongoing following a terrifying explosion rocks a small town in Bergen County on Sunday night. A pipe bomb sent shrapnel flying into yards and homes

06/06/2011

People line up to enter the Foxwoods Theatre for a matinee showing of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

OSHA: Theater Inspections To Include Emergency Plan Review

The federal agency that governs workplace safety has sent a letter to 63 New York City theaters saying future inspections of the venues will include reviews of their emergency action plans.

05/10/2011

Indian Point Emergency Plans Under Review Monday

Using the Japan nuclear crisis as a worst case scenario, the Westchester Board of Legislators was set to meet to explore the disaster preparedness plan at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.

03/21/2011

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NJ Seeks To Create Emergency Notification Registry

If the person is killed, incapacitated or seriously injured in an accident, law enforcement personnel would use the registry to notify the emergency contact.

09/19/2010