Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- Roof Fire Delays Construction of TTU Sports Center
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
On Wednesday evening, a fire broke out on the construction site of Texas Tech’s new Sports Performance Center, as crews were adding new roofing materials. According to Michael Molina, TTU’s vice chancellor of facility planning and construction, wind may have been a contributing factor, but an investigation into the cause is ongoing.
- Athletic Complex Dome Collapses Under Snow
by Jason Scott March 2017
As snowstorms continue to cause all kinds of problems in the northeast, a New Hampshire athletic facility is dealing with a dramatic problem caused by the weather — a collapsed dome.
- Four-Alarm Fire Ravages Aquatic Facility
by Mari A. Schaefer March 2017
Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Monday morning at a large aquatic facility in Northeast Philadelphia. Helicopter video of the scene showed that the fire burned through the thin roof of the hangar-like structure housing the pool at theAquatic Fitness Center and Aquahab Physical Therapy.
- Climber, 68, Dies in 1,000-Foot Fall in State Park
by Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison BDN Staff February 2017
A 68-year-old man died Saturday after falling more than 1,000 feet down the icy surface of the Abol Slide in the park, according to a press release issued Monday.
- JCC Bomb Scares Tied to Nationwide Threats
by Gene Warner February 2017
A bomb threat late Monday morning that forced the local Jewish Community Center to evacuate both of its buildings, on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and North Forest Road in Getzville, was part of a nationwide effort that saw at least 10 such centers targeted with similar threats, according to local and national officials.
- College Basketball Team's Bus Stolen by Drunk Driver
by Jason Scott February 2017
Following a loss at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night, the Saint Louis University basketball team discovered that the bus that was supposed to take them home had gone missing.
- JCC Evacuated After Bomb Threat, Others Threatened
by Taylor W. Anderson and Bob Mims February 2017
A bomb threat that police later deemed fake forced evacuation of Salt Lake City's I.J. & Jeanncc Wagner Jewish Community Center on Tuesday morning, one of a series of threats to Jewish centers nationwide. Groups tracking the threats say they target the Jewish community, with at least 17 confirmed bomb scares at centers Tuesday alone. Some Jewish Salt Lakers said the call to the JCC, which comes amid an uptick in threats nationally this year, has had an unsettling effect.
- Royals Pitcher Killed in Car Crash
by Dave Skretta January 2017
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead Kansas City to a long-awaited World Series championship in 2015, died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25.
- Ole Miss Player Stable After Seizure
by Antonio Morales January 2017
Ole Miss guard Rasheed Brooks is in stable condition and undergoing further testing after he suffered a seizure in the second half of the Rebels' 80-69 victory against Tennessee on Tuesday night.
- Unconscious Wrestler Revived by Coach and Spectators
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
On Wednesday night, Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez was revived by a group of fast-acting coaches, trainers and spectators after collapsing during a tri-match with Lakewood and Toms River North in Lakewood, N.J.