World Trade Center subway reopens
NEW YORK — A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago.
Cheers erupted as the first train rolled into the new WTC Cortlandt station at noon Saturday.
The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway system’s No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way.
Teachers’ phones get panic button app
NEWBERRY, South Carolina — A South Carolina sheriff said a panic button app is being installed on every teacher’s cellphone in his county.
Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said when someone hits the button, it alerts police, paramedics, firefighters and school administrators and calls 911.
Foster said that can save valuable seconds, since first responders can head to the school while a 911 dispatcher gathers information.