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  • Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

    June 25, 2014 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Chief Justice John Roberts says that because the phones contain... more »
  • Court: Warrantless cell tracking unconstitutional

    June 11, 2014 6:25 PM

    MIAMI - A federal appeals court has ruled that investigators must obtain a search warrant to collect records from cellphone towers that are often used to track suspects' movements. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with the American Civil Liberties Union that the... more »
  • Man charged with burning boy

    July 15, 2013 7:34 PM

    SAXONBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A man faces charges for dousing a seven-year-old boy with a flammable liquid and doing nothing when the boy's shirt caught on fire. Edward Myers is accused of using his cell phone to film the attack on his girlfriend's son. The boy had third-degree burns on his face... more »
  • New efforts to curb cellphone theft are nationwide

    May 4, 2013 3:34 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help. In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in nearby Silicon Valley to create... more »
  • Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg

    April 2, 2013 9:08 AM

    UNIONTOWN, Pa.- A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo... more »
  • Police: Fla. man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

    February 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in. Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why... more »
  • Police: Call from 'burglar' actually came from dog

    October 5, 2012 12:59 PM

    OREM, Utah - Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog. Authorities in the community south of Salt Lake City say the man alerted police Wednesday after he received a phone call from... more »
  • 2 men charged with staging Pa. reality TV robbery

    August 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    INDIANA, Pa. - Police have charged two out-of-state men with robbing two other men in western Pennsylvania by claiming they were recording a video for a reality TV show called "You Just Got Robbed." Police in Indiana, Pa., tell The Associated Press the incident happened about 1:20 a.m. and that... more »
  • Conn. man accidentally dials 911 while stealing

    March 26, 2012 12:35 PM

    SOUTHINGTON, Conn. - Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals. Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant. WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He... more »
  • Photo of child in restroom leads to man's arrest

    February 16, 2012 8:45 AM

    CLINTON, Miss.- Police say a 22-year-old Clinton man is accused of placing his cellphone in the bathroom of a service station where he worked and photographing a child without her knowledge. Clinton Police Chief Don Byington tells The Clarion-Ledger David William Kent Jr. is charged with one felony count of... more »
  • Cellphone seizure irks parent

    October 23, 2011 9:44 AM

    MONROE, La.- A Sterlington father took issue with the Ouachita Parish School Board's cellphone policy after Sterlington High School confiscated his son's phone. During the board's meeting earlier this week, Phillip Campbell asked board members to revise the cellphone policy. Sterlington administrators confiscated his son's cell phone for 15... more »
  • Prison officials target cellphones

    August 13, 2011 10:18 AM

    ZACHARY, La.- State corrections officials are considering a telephone access program to curtail unauthorized cellphone use in state prisons, corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde said. The Advocate reported authorities have confiscated 32 cellphones this year from inmates at the Angola state penitentiary, and two more were found before they could... more »
  • News of the World shutting down amid scandal

    July 7, 2011 11:23 AM

    LONDON - News International says it is shutting down the News of the World tabloid that is at the center of Britain's phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper's European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper... more »
  • Experts say cellphones are possibly carcinogenic

    May 31, 2011 1:30 PM

    LONDON - An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies. The statement was issued in Lyon, France, on Tuesday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a weeklong meeting of experts. They reviewed possible links... more »

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