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MLB Legend Bob Welch

Body Discovered In Bathtub

6/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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061214_bob_welch_launch_v2New details surrounding the death of former Cy Young award winner Bob Welch -- TMZ Sports has learned the MLB great's body was discovered in an empty bathtub in his home after family members called a neighbor to check up on him.

We obtained the 911 call placed by Bob's friend -- who said he was called to the house by family members who were worried that something was wrong.

When he arrived, the neighbor told 911 that Welch was in the tub -- which contained no water -- and he was unsure if Bob was still breathing.

Emergency personnel rushed to the scene and 57-year-old Welch was pronounced dead at the scene.

The L.A. Dodgers later issued a statement saying Welch's cause of death was a heart attack.

'Notorious' Actor 911 Call

He Hit My Mom and Choked Her

... Stepson Tells Cops

6/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Notorious" actor Jamal Woolard used both hands to choke his wife because he didn't like the way she was talking to their daughter ... according to the police report and 911 call obtained by TMZ.

We broke the story ... Woolard -- who played Biggie Smalls -- was arrested Saturday night by police in Snellville, GA after Woolard's stepson called 911 to report a family disturbance.

The 15-year-old boy told the 911 operator, "My stepdad, he hit my mom and he's acting crazy." At one point you can hear him yell at Woolard ... "You're going to jail!"

Woolard's wife, Alisha, told police her husband began screaming at her after she had scolded their daughter ... claiming he grabbed her by the throat, slammed her against the wall and told her, "Get the f*** off of my daughter."

According to police, the stepson said he heard his mom "making choking sounds" and confronted Woolard saying, "F*** you n****, I'm tired of you disrespecting my mom."

Police say when they arrived, they found broken furniture strewn about the house. Woolard told them he's very protective of his daughter because he loves her more than his wife.

Woolard was arrested for battery and child cruelty (for violence committed in front of the children) -- and he's been ordered to stay away from his wife and kids.

Ann B. Davis 911 Call

'She's Down and Incoherent'

6/5/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The man who called 911 for "Brady Bunch" star Ann B. Davis pleaded with dispatchers to send "someone quickly" after the fall that eventually led to her death ... this according to a 911 tape obtained by TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, Davis passed away on Sunday after she hit her head following a fall in her bathroom.

Davis was living with a couple in Texas ... and the man is heard on the tape saying there was "quite a bit of blood on the floor" after her fall.

Davis was 88.

Michael Jace

Father-in-Law Calls 911

'He Shot April'

6/5/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ has obtained a 911 call made by Michael Jace's father-in-law ... who told dispatchers Jace texted him to say he had just shot his wife April.

As TMZ first reported, Jace -- best known for his role on FX's "The Shield" -- admitted to shooting his wife last month ... in front of his two kids. The exact motive is still unclear, though we previously reported Jace was having money problems.

Jace called cops after and told them "I shot my wife." That 911 call has yet to be released.

Maya Angelou

Dispatcher Suspended

Over Oprah Trash Talk During 911 Call

5/30/2014 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An emergency dispatcher who can be overheard in the Maya Angelou 911 call was suspended for criticizing Oprah Winfrey in the middle of the emergency.

John Ruckh -- a dispatcher in Winston-Salem North Carolina for 24 years -- is heard in the background ... making critical comments to someone about Oprah.

Ruckh -- who did not take the actual call -- is heard telling someone that Oprah has fallen out of grace because of an interview she did, where he claims she stated, "There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die."

Ruckh insists he used no racial slurs during the conversation, saying, "Unfortunately I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded."

The audio is really hard to hear, but take a listen.

Maya Angelou 911

She Didn't Want to Be Resuscitated

... Says Caretaker

5/29/2014 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Maya Angelou had informed her staff she did NOT want to be resuscitated in the event of her death ... this according to the caretaker who called 911.

The caretaker called 911 to report Maya's death -- but told the operator she was hesitant to perform CPR because the famed poet had previously been crystal clear ... when she passed, don't try to bring her back.

The operator tells the caretaker to perform CPR regardless -- because Maya didn't have a "Do Not Resuscitate" order -- and the caretaker complied ... to no avail.

As we reported, Angelou passed away Wednesday at the age of 86.

Scotty McCreery

Super Secret

911 Call

5/5/2014 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The 911 call made after Scotty McCreery and a few friends were robbed at gun point was not made by the teacher from Charlie Brown ... it just sounds like it.

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made early Monday morning after three gunmen broke into an apartment near North Carolina State University and made off with cash, wallets, and other property, including valuable electronics.

It's hard to say whether the "American Idol" champ is the one who placed the 911 call ... because North Carolina state law calls for the voices to be distorted on the tape.

So even though you've just been robbed, at least your identity is safe in North Carolina.

Drew Barrymore

Lights, Sirens, Action

Over Suspicious Van at House

3/19/2014 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Drew Barrymore had a big scare Tuesday night ... a white van pulled up to her L.A. house while she was home alone with her child and the person inside seemed intent on getting her to answer the door ... repeatedly knocking ... and it triggered a panicked 911 call.

It sounded ominous ... but turns out it was one of your friendly AT&T service guys working in the neighborhood.  The pregnant Drew didn't call for service and it's unclear why the dude was knocking, but after cops came and helicopters hovered, they found the van several blocks away, checked the guy out and all was ok.

Which raises the question ... when did phone companies start providing good service?

Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Fire

The Out of Breath

911 Call

3/18/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by the driver of the Miley Cyrus tour bus that caught on fire last night ... and he was clearly out of breath and panicked as he called for help.

In the 911 call, the driver tells dispatch that everyone got off the bus safely, but that the bus was still on fire.

As TMZ previously reported, the Cyrus tour bus (which was carrying her mother and sister) caught on fire after one of the tires exploded.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Responders Rescue Lifeless Friend

During Backseat OD

3/4/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The girl Jamie Lee Curtis saved from an overdose last week was lifeless and barely moving when the actress called 911 ... and the scary scene was all caught on video.

We broke the story ... Curtis called an ambulance while driving her friend to the hospital last Tuesday -- after the woman suffered a violent reaction to alcohol and Rx meds.

In the video, emergency workers pull her out of the car through the trunk ... and a worried Jamie watches on as they handle the situation.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and released hours later.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Frantically Calls 911

Backseat OD On Pills and Booze

2/27/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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frantically called 911 Tuesday night -- after her friend suffered what appeared to be some kind of overdose in the backseat of the actress' car ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... paramedics responded at around 9pm in Venice, CA after receiving Curtis' phone call ... and found her friend passed out in the backseat.

According to sources, Curtis' friend had suffered a violent reaction after mixing alcohol with some kind of prescription Rx.

We're told Curtis initially tried to drive her friend to the hospital -- hence why the friend was in the backseat -- but she decided to call 911 instead when the situation took a turn for the worse.

Paramedics took the woman to a nearby hospital. She was treated and released hours later.

Michael Lohan's Baby Mama

He Threatened to Stab Me

'I'm Gonna Kill You Bitch'

2/18/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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11:20 A.M. PT --
Kate just told TMZ she lied about the threats, saying "I regretfully tweeted while my emotions were high that I was being threatened by Michael with a knife, this was not the case." Major tells us she made it up because she feared Michael would take her son away.
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went ballistic and brandished a knife last night during his fight with baby mama Kate Major saying, "I'm going to kill you, bitch!" -- at least that's what Kate told cops -- but Michael's 911 call tells a different story.

TMZ has obtained the police report regarding the altercation last night at Michael's Florida house ... after Michael called 911, claiming Kate was drunk and acting erratically around their one-year-old son.

According to the report, when police arrived, Kate told them Michael had falsely accused her of drinking around their baby and a fight broke out. That's when Kate claims Michael grabbed a knife and threatened to kill her with it.

Kate told police she locked herself in a bedroom to get away from him ... and he tried to kick the door down. When he failed, Kate claims Michael went outside to the bedroom's sliding glass doors and made stabbing gestures at her.

Kate claims she tried to call police ... but her phone was broken ... even though she still managed to send out a bunch of tweets.

Police spoke to Michael too -- he denied threatening Kate in any way -- and his 911 call paints a very calm and calculating picture ... almost like he and Kate have lots and lots of experience calling 911 on each other.

Michael Lohan

Domestic Dispute with Baby Mama

... Cops Called

2/18/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Lohan's girlfriend claims he's threatening her with a knife and threatening to take their infant son -- and now police are on scene ... TMZ has learned.

Kate Major blasted Lohan on Twitter Monday evening ... claiming she had to lock herself and their one-year-old son Landon in a bedroom while a knife-wielding Lohan tried to break down the door.
Cops in Boca Raton, FL tell us officers have responded to their house ... and are talking to Michael and Kate right now.

Sources close to the couple tell us Michael is the one who called 911 when Kate started acting erratically ... and locked herself in the room.

We're told officers want one of them to leave the house immediately -- but Michael isn't budging because he thinks Kate is drunk ... and doesn't want to leave her with the baby. 

We just spoke to Michael who claims Kate's been drinking again ... and it got so bad she tried to kill herself over the weekend. Lohan tells us he's worried about the welfare of their child and says he'll attempt to get custody of their son if she doesn't get help.

During Kate's twitter rant ... she addressed the suicide saying, "Someone trying to kill u is worse than trying to kill yourself ! #udontscareme." 

Kate also vowed to never let Michael take their son away from her.

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7:25 PM PT -- Police have left the house. No arrests were made ... so, should be a fun night at the Lohan corral.

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