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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

Richland Hills police chargrf Brent Troy Bartel with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly carving a pentagram on the back of his 6-year-old son. (credit: Richland Hills Police Dept.)

North Texas Dad Indicted For Carving Pentagram On Son

The North Texas father, who late last year admitted during an emergency call that he had carved a pentagram symbol on the back of his 6-year-old son, has been indicted by a grand jury.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2013

Mugshot of Linda White, the woman accused of calling 911 in Hood County asking for cigarettes. (credit: Hood County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Arrested After Calling 911 For Cigarettes

A 48-year-old Hood County woman was arrested for calling 911 and requesting that cigarettes be delivered to her home.

KRLD–02/19/2013

Jay Ratliff

911 Tapes Released In Jay Ratliff Crash

Recordings of two 9-1-1 calls have been released by the Grapevine police that describe the crash scene on westbound Hwy 114 that led to Dallas Cowboys player Jay Ratliff being arrested and charged with DWI on Tuesday.

01/23/2013

Richland Hills police chargrf Brent Troy Bartel with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly carving a pentagram on the back of his 6-year-old son. (credit: Richland Hills Police Dept.)

PD: Father Carved Pentagram On 6-Year-Old Son’s Back

A North Texas father is in police custody, accused of carving a pentagram symbol on the back of his 6-year-old son.

CBSDFW.COM–12/12/2012

Christopher Moore, burglary suspect from Parker County. (Parker County Sheriff's Office)

Botched Burglar Calls 911 On Himself

A Bedford man is in the Parker County jail after he called 911 to report a crime he was committing.

12/05/2012

North Fort Worth Shooting

FW Police Officers Watch As Citizens Chase, Shoot Suspects

Police responding to a 9-1-1 call for a burglar with a bat, ended up watching a citizen observer and a resident chase down and shoot both suspects.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2012

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Dallas Police Officers Moved Into 911 Center

Twenty-five newly promoted Dallas Police officers are moving off the streets and into the city’s 911 call center.

CBS 11–10/02/2012

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More Dallas 911 Employees Disciplined

Two more 911 employees have been punished in connection with the emergency call placed by Deanna Cook on August 17.

09/21/2012

A home in Dallas was destroyed by fire early on July 4, 2012. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Council Discusses Dallas 911 System Upgrades

Some recent controversial 911 calls provided the background for a discussion on new computers for the City of Dallas during Wednesday’s council briefing. Improvements to the call center were among the items discussed.

CBS 11–09/05/2012

An ambulance driver transports a patient to the hospital. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Health Officials: No Need To Call 911 For Mosquito Bites

With hundreds of human cases of the West Nile Virus being reported across Texas and more than a dozen related deaths in North Texas it seems some people are overreacting and calling 911 when they’re bitten by a mosquito.

CBSDFW.COM–08/24/2012

Dallas Police Department

Dallas Police Making Changes To 911 System After Death

Police in Dallas say they’re changing how 911 calls are logged after two officers didn’t forcibly enter the home of a caller found dead there two days later.

08/22/2012

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