Ben Finley and Denise Lavoie, Associated Press Updated 4:11 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the deadly mass shooting were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn’t have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Whether the delay contributed to the death toll is unclear, but the episode illustrated how door-lock technology that is supposed to protect people can hamper police and rescue workers in an emergency. less FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the ... more Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP … [Read more...] about Police thwarted by electronic doors during Virginia shooting
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G. Chambers Williams III Fort Worth Star-Telegram Published 9:41 AM EDT Apr 11, 2019 Since arriving in the Buick lineup for 2013, the Encore small crossover, with a 2019 base price of just $23,200 (plus $995 freight), quickly became Buick’s top-selling vehicle. A major freshening of the five-passenger Encore made it even better for year 2017. That brought a new, sculpted front end and streamlined design that included new front and rear fascias, a winged grille with a new Buick tri-color insignia, new headlights and taillights with LED signature lighting, a new hood and front fenders, and redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior got its share of changes as well, with a new instrument layout, eight-inch touch-screen audio system, 4.2-inch driver-information screen, chrome accents , contrast stitching on upholstery, and premium materials. The 2017 Encore also debuted such new features as pushbutton start, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, keyless lock/unlock … [Read more...] about Encore helping lead Buick youth movement
By Lyndon Conrad Bell, MOTOR MATTERS Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, March 23, 2019 Hyundai announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Hyundai announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Hyundai announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Hyundai announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Fingerprint tech to open, start cars 1 / 4 Back to Gallery Apple Computer’s Touch ID became the first experience most consumers had with fingerprint recognition … [Read more...] about Fingerprint tech to open, start cars
"I don't know what's going to happen," Lynne Westafer said of the moment she heard gunshots. "None of us know what's going to happen." "A hundred-percent, I thought it was a mass shooting," Arta Gjonbalaj told "48 Hours." "We're all going to die." Gjonbalaj and Westafer were trapped with approximately 30 other people inside a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles, when a beautiful July 2018 Saturday afternoon was shattered by the sound of a car wreck and gunshots. Gene Atkins, who police say had shot his grandmother and then kidnapped his girlfriend, had led police on a chase when he crashed his car outside of Trader Joe's and exchanged gunfire with arriving officers as he entered the store. The store manager, Melyda Corado, was caught in the crossfire and killed by a police bullet. Those left in the store scrambled for cover. "The gunshots had gotten louder," MaryLinda Moss recalled. "Somebody yelled, 'The gunman is in the store.'" "It looked like a murder scene. There was blood … [Read more...] about Trader Joe’s hostages share tales of terror, heroism during standoff with gunman
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?