News

Sleeping 911 Dispatcher

Photo: clipart.com

Iowa City, IA (AP) —¬†An Iowa sheriff has fired a 911 dispatcher who was caught sleeping on the job twice in three months.
A legal ruling released Monday says Marianne Lynch was found sleeping in a blanket on Nov. 5 while she was working the overnight shift at the Dickinson County communications center.
The ruling says Lynch slept through phone calls, radio inquiries and intercom messages from a jail employee and other officer communications, but none that involved emergency situations.
Dickinson county Sheriff Greg Baloun promptly fired Lynch, who had been given a five-day suspension for on-the-job sleeping in August.
The communications center in Spirit Lake handles calls for police, fire and ambulance service for municipalities in Dickinson County. Lynch had worked there since January 2009.
A judge denied Lynch’s application for unemployment benefits.

Recent Headlines

in Sports, Viral Videos

John Oliver explains English soccer

20-overlay

The "Last Week Tonight" host explains the class system of English soccer to David Letterman.

in Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel is the Internet’s most dangerous man

kimmel

Searching for the late-night comedian may be hazardous to your hard drive.

in Entertainment

‘Rush Hour’ could be headed to the small screen

rushhour

The series will reportedly follow the style of the movies.

in Music

George Jones museum planned for Nashville

georgejones

The late country legend will be honored with a museum featuring a music venue.

in Music

Glen Campbell sued over Alzheimer’s documentary

glencampbell

Bosses at a production house claim the new documentary violates an agreement the ailing singer signed in 2011.