911 upgrade

After failed 911 call, family seeks hotel phone change

Jan 23, 2014
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A gruesome murder in a Texas hotel room and a 9-year-old’s futile effort to call 911 has sparked a national petition — and prompted federal officials to seek a legislative remedy.

On Dec. 1, Kari Rene Hunt arrived at a Marshall hotel with her three young children for a visitation with her estranged husband, Brad Dunn. The meeting took a violent turn: Authorities say Dunn attacked Hunt in the bathroom of his hotel room, stabbing her multiple times before fleeing the scene. He has been charged with murder.

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Police Department will undergo a 911 telephone system upgrade on Wednesday and Thursday.