• HS Shooting Leads to Lockdown, Game Cancelation

    by Colorado Gazette January 2016

    Police say an apparent road rage shooting in northeastern Colorado Springs Wednesday left a man in critical condition and led to the cancellation of a high school basketball game.

  • Opinion: Goodell Must Get Control of Mayhem

    by Rob Rossi January 2016

    As the dust settled on Part 3 of the Spaghetti Western that has become Steelers-Bengals, a battered-but-not-broken gunslinger should have stood tall early Sunday morning. But Ben Roethlisberger isn't the gunslinger the NFL needs right now. Roger Goodell is.

  • Columnist Suffers Broken Leg After Court Storming

    by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015

    A Des Moines Register reporter was caught in the action as Iowa State fans stormed the court after beating in-state rival Iowa in Ames Thursday night. According to the Des Moines Register, Randy Peterson suffered a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula after possibly tangling legs with another attendee during the chaos.

  • Clemson Student Falls to Death at Stadium

    by Alexis Stevens December 2015

    A 19-year-old from Dunwoody man fell more than 120 feet to his death Tuesday morning at Clemson University's Memorial Stadium.

  • Pilot Project to Improve Child Protection at Winnipeg Facilities

    by Takara Scott-Johnston November 2015

    The city of Winnipeg, Man., is partnering with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection on a pilot project to limit predators’ access to children at city facilities. The aim of this project is to prevent children from being molested or illegally videotaped while enjoying public facilities by training staff to identify hidden digital devices. It will also help employees recognize unusual behavior, who to report it to, and how to intervene.

  • Online Threat Leads to Enhanced Philips Arena Security

    by Tyler Estep November 2015

    A professional wrestling event at Atlanta's Philips Arena is one of several possible targets for attacks today by Islamic State terrorists, an online post purportedly tied to the cyberactivist group Anonymous claimed Saturday.

  • Vapor Wake Dogs Are Advancing Gameday Bomb Detection

    by Paul Steinbach November 2015

    The Chicago Cubs had already shut out the visiting San Francisco Giants, 2-0, on Aug. 9 when postgame stragglers were ordered to evacuate Wrigley Field. Chicago Police, who reportedly receive dozens of bomb threats every week, got word that Wrigley had been targeted and swarmed the ballpark with officers. Only after bomb-sniffing dogs had their run of the grounds was an "all clear" issued.

  • Best Practices Guide Addresses High School Security Concerns

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2015

    More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletic administrator tasked with providing a safe environment, the stakes have never been higher.

  • Survey Reveals Security Practices at Public Rec Centers

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    In May 2013, the City of Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreation released a report titled "Safety in Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Centers." The 15-member commission's work was spurred by a spate of security-related incidents — ranging from shootings and robberies to trespassing and vandalism — in the city's rec facilities during the summer of 2011.

  • Family Seeks Compensation for Son’s Splash-Pad Burns

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The family of one-year-old Greyson Pelvin is seeking compensation from the town of Halton Hills, Ont., after the child burned his feet stepping on a hot metal grate near a splash pad.