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911 Calls Highlight Dangers Of Rising Waters

Many people found themselves in dangerous situations across northern Denton County early Thursday morning as flooding rainfall moved across the area.

07/18/2014

Claire Sullivan, 6, is recognized for her bravery by the City of Arlington, after calling 911 to try and get help for her grandmother. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

6-Year-Old Texas Hero Honored For Placing Lifesaving 911 Call

Six-year-old Claire Sullivan’s grandmother was babysitting her at her Arlington apartment when a 20 minute, life-or-death drama began to unfold.

CBS 11–07/08/2014

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Driver Dials 911 After Highway Shooting

A newly released 911 call illustrates the fear a driver felt moments after a bullet shattered her front windshield.

CBS 11–05/06/2014

Kari Hunt, was found stabbed to death inside the hotel room at Baymont Inn and Suites in Marshall. (credit: CBS 11 News)

A Child’s Efforts To Save Her Mother Lead To Changes In Hotel 911 Calls

As her mother was being attacked, a 9-year-old girl frantically dialed 9-1-1 for help from inside an East Texas hotel room.

05/01/2014

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High Profile Murder Case Delayed

The murder case for the man accused of drowning his ex-wife has been delayed until February.

CBS 11–12/02/2013

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Family Frustrated By Delays In High-Profile Murder Trial

A high profile murder case, that led to sweeping changes for the Dallas 911 system, may be pushed back – and the victim’s family is not happy about it.

CBS 11–11/26/2013

A woman speaks on a mobile phone. (credit: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

Most Texas Wireless 911 Calls Lack Location Information

An advocacy group says two-thirds of all wireless 911 calls in Texas don’t provide enough location information for the caller, violating federal requirements.

11/07/2013

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Population Boom Leaves Area Of North Texas In Need Of Fire Station

When you call 911 you expect crews to respond within minutes. But if you have an emergency in parts of south Fort Worth, it could take up to 15 minutes for first responders to get to you.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

Ellen Bevers mugshot. (credit: Allen Police Dept.)

Lawyer Defends Dewhurst Family Member In Theft Case

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has been under fire for placing a call to police. An attorney for Dewhurt’s family member says the entire incident was a huge mistake.

KRLD–08/23/2013

David Dewhurst

David Dewhurst Calls Police To Try & Free Relative

Demanding to talk to the “most senior police officer you have,” Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called the Allen Police Department earlier this month to try to spring a relative from jail for alleged shoplifting.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

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Dallas PD Attributes Slow Response Time To Caller’s Accent

Dallas Police say the heavy accent of a store manager delayed their response to a robbery and shootout at a local business on Sunday evening.

05/08/2013

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MedStar Nurse Triage Conserves Resources & Saves Patients $

When you call MedStar in Fort Worth for medical assistance, dispatchers may or may not send an ambulance to your location. Last year the emergency medical service began a Nurse Triage Program, that screens non-critical calls.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2013

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