The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it as of this month, a big step toward moving the nation’s emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.
tate and federal officials are urging Virginians to resolve to prepare their families for emergencies in 2014.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employers to provide employee insurance coverage that includes emergency contraception including the morning after pill.
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy, Democrats on Capitol Hill said Wednesday.
Officials were investigating whether rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy caused a traffic fatality on Monday, as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency prompted by the storm that also threatened to bring heavy snow to some parts of West Virginia.