A minister and former college professor was charged Thursday with being drunk when he drove the wrong way on a Brooklyn Park highway and killed a motorist in a head-on crash as she traveled to her job as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher. Richard J.M. Shaka, 72, of Blaine, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the nighttime collision on Feb. 17 with Jenna L. Bixby, 30, on Hwy. 252. Shaka was seriously injured in the crash and remains hospitalized at North Memorial Medical Center. Authorities intend to place him in custody upon his release from the hospital. Emergency personnel who tended to Shaka disclosed that he "had an overwhelming odor [of alcohol] ... emanating from him as he was carried to an ambulance" that night, the charges read. Tests revealed that Shaka's blood alcohol content soon after the wreck was 0.168 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving in Minnesota. Bixby's husband, Daniel Bixby, was listening to … [Read more...] about Charges: Minister was drunk when he drove wrong way, killed 911 Mpls. dispatcher on way to job
Culture The SimpsonsOn Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department visited actress Tori Spelling's home in response to a 911 "disturbance" call placed that morning. The previous evening, Spelling herself had called 911 to report someone breaking into her home, but it turned out to be her husband, Dean McDermott.According to TMZ, Thursday's caller mentioned "mental illness," aggression and implied that Spelling may have been suffering from a nervous breakdown. The LAPD told Entertainment Weekly that their response to the call was "ongoing," and officer Rosario Herrera added, "We have officers at that location." TMZ also posted paparazzi photos of the cops genially speaking with McDermott in the couple's front yard. Tv personality Tori Spelling attends West Coast Reveal Of The New 2016 Next Generation Chevrolet Volt at Quixote Studios on January 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images / Michael Buckner Keep up with this story … [Read more...] about Cops visit Tori Spelling after mysterious 911 call
ELK GROVE, Calif. -- Emergency dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County are seeing an influx of false alarm 911 calls from an Apple repair and refurbishing center off Laguna Boulevard, CBS Sacramento reports. Dispatchers said the calls started in October 2017, and there's usually no one on the other line. "We've been seeing these calls for the last four months from Apple," said police dispatcher Jamie Hudson. "We're able to see quickly where the call is coming from, so when we get one from Apple, the address will come up with their location." On average, Elk Grove Police said they've received 20 accidental 911 calls a day from Apple, roughly 1,600 calls since October. Hudson said the calls take valuable seconds away from calls that could be real life-and-death emergencies. "The times when it's greatly impacting us is when we have other emergencies happening and we may have a dispatcher on another 911 call that may have to put that call on hold to triage the incoming call," … [Read more...] about Apple repair center accidentally called 911 about 1,600 times
BOSTON - More than three years after the Boston Marathon bombings, the 911 call that ended the most dramatic manhunt in Boston history was released to CBS Boston station WBZ on Friday. On April 19, 2013 -- four days after three people were killed and more than 270 others were hurt when two homemade bombs exploded at the marathon finish line -- the Boston area was virtually on lockdown as law enforcement officers frantically searched for one of the suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The search followed the shooting death of an MIT police officer and a gunbattle between authorities and Tsarnaev's older brother and fellow bomber, Tamerlan, who was shot and killed. Police believed the younger Tsarnaev was wounded and still in the Watertown area. That evening, after authorities told people they could leave their homes, Watertown resident David Henneberry called 911 after discovering a bleeding Tsarnaev hiding in his boat, parked in Henneberry's backyard. Henneberry: "I have a boat in my yard. … [Read more...] about Dramatic 911 call released from end of Boston bomber manhunt
Selflessly testing the widely-held theory that you can use Stuttgart’s finest as an everyday car, Kyle Fortune tries family life with a 911 Carrera Coupé Our car: Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé List price when new: £76,412 Price as tested: £84,891 Official fuel economy: 34.0mpg (EU Combined) Read more long-term tests February 27th, 2018 Fuel economy this week: 23.1 mpg Okay, I admit it, the 911 isn’t perfect. As good as it’s proved as a daily driver, it was defeated by a trip to Center Parcs for a family half-term holiday. Not surprising really, as packing for the family, with two kids, bikes, scooters and more is a chore even in a sizeable estate - a Skoda Octavia Estate stepping into the role very adequately indeed. That did necessitate taking the child seats out of the back of the Porsche, though, something I’ve not done since it arrived back in December. They’re snug back there, … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Carrera – long-term test: is a 911 really the best all-rounder?