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911 Operator Tells Caller to ‘Stop Whining’ [Video]

This is a terrible development in an already tragic story for a family traveling on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Maryland and stopping to change a flat tire late Sunday night.

The father, Rick Warren, was fatally struck by a passing car just as he was finishing up the tire swap. His fiancee was also hit, but survived, NBC 4 Washington reported.

The teen-aged daughter frantically called 911 from the back seat as she watched two family members dying on the side of the road.

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Albany Area State of Emergencies Due to Sandy

Most of these have been lifted or will expire by the end of the day Tuesday. We were lucky that Sandy wasn't as bad as it could have been! 

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Keep A Radio Handy For Emergencies – Tech Tuesday Extra

Being a Ham Radio operator, one of the things we do is volunteer for helping in times of emergency with communications. We try and stay ready for those emergency situations and here's some of the tech we use and you can use to stay informed on what is going on. I posted a story about this kind of stuff before, and wanted to bring it up again for this situation.

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911 Dispatcher Falls Asleep and Snores During Emergency Call

In an incident that’s sure to rattle your faith in emergency services, a 911 dispatcher in Maryland nodded off and started snoring after taking a panicked call from a woman whose husband had stopped breathing. Yeesh. Not a great time to fall asleep on the job, guy.

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Snow Emergencies In Effect Around Albany Area

In case you hadn't noticed, mother nature decided to remind us that it is in fact winter and we are still in the northeast.  Now there are several snow emergencies in effect.

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Snow Emergency List

After dealing with driving or even walking in all this snow, the last thing you want to have happen is to find that your car has been towed! Not all city/town/village governments have snow emergency policies but the ones that do are serious about them. Here’s the list –

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