Friday, May 24 2013 1:38 AM EDT2013-05-24 05:38:37 GMT
(RNN) - A bridge in Washington has collapsed and at least two cars are in the water, according to KING 5 TV out of Seattle. The bridge is part of Interstate 5. There is no word on injuries. Copyright 2013More >>
A photo from the scene showed a man sitting on top of his car, which was partially submerged.More >>
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:49:54 GMT
The man at the center of an Autauga County manhunt in January, and again in May, was taken into custody late Thursday night by authorities.Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger confirms that suspectMore >>
The man at the center of an Autauga County manhunt in January and again in May was taken into custody late Thursday night by authorities.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:36:01 GMT
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment. However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor thatMore >>
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment.
However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor that will help doctors go from hours to minutes in identifying super bacteria like MRSA, a type of staph bacteria that can cause deadly skin infections.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
The Springfield Police Department announced the expansion of the ShotSpotter system in the city's North End Thursday afternoon.
The expansion was made possible through donations from local businesses.
"It enhances police officers' safety, it enhances the safety of the public and it is another technology tool for the police department," said Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet.
He says the expansion of the ShotSpotter system is a great tool to help police officers fight crime.
"I call it a force multiplier," said Fitchet.
The gun detection system was first launched back in 2007 and the recent expansion, which essentially doubled the coverage area from three to six miles, went into effect around six months ago.
"We have sensors deployed throughout the city strategically and what it does is it looks for an impulse sound that the computer system has determined to be a gunshot," said Officer Sean Sullivan. "It's giving us an edge in trying to catch a person with a gun and getting them off the street."
Annually the system enables police to arrest around 14 individuals and recover just as many guns.
Jose Claudio, the director of community development for the New North Citizens Council, was instrumental in making the expansion possible.
"It was important for us to go to the next level. We had done the street leaders; we had done everything that we had to do to make it work," said Claudio. "And, I said now we got to bring it to the next level how can we deal with the shooting and all this and all that."
With the help of local businesses, in less than four months Claudio was able to raise a $120,000 commitment for the system for the next three years.
And many residents say they're thankful for all of the action that has been taken to help reduce crime in their neighborhood.
"I feel like my kids can go out and play because it is a safer environment," said North End resident Eloiza Mussenden.
The hope is that the expanded technology in addition to the work the C-3 policing unit is doing in the area will continue to cut down on crime throughout the North End.
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Thursday, May 23 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:42:50 GMT
Springfield police are investigating a shooting at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Hollywood St. Wednesday night. Police say one person has been shot and aren't releasing further information. CBSMore >>
Springfield police are investigating a shooting at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Hollywood Street Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:50:05 GMT
A 16-year-old student is lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning Tuesday. It all happened on the MacDuffie School campus in Granby. Three students were struck by lightning Tuesday evening afterMore >>
A 16-year-old student is lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning Tuesday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >>
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >>