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  • Texting woman seriously hurt after falling through hole in New Jersey sidewalk Play Video

    June 10, 2017 4:12 PM

    PLAINFIELD, NJ - A woman was seriously injured after she fell six feet through a sidewalk access door while she was distracted with her phone Thursday. The incident happened around noon in front of Acme Windows in Plainfield, New Jersey. Authorities say the 67-year-old woman appeared to be texting... more »
  • Dixon prison employee arrested after attempting to smuggle in drugs, cellphone

    June 6, 2017 4:04 PM

    JACKSON – A Dixon Correctional Institute employee was arrested for allegedly trying to bring drugs and other contraband into the prison. During a routine search of 49-year-old Kenneth McManus, investigators found a package containing 35 ecstasy pills, 131 grams of synthetic marijuana, a cellphone and a cellphone charger. McManus... more »
  • U.S. Marshals warn of jury duty scam phone calls

    March 30, 2017 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Marshals Service for the Middle District of Louisiana is warning citizens of a jury duty phone scam. In the scam the caller poses as a U.S. Marshal, Deputy Marshal, or other law enforcement officer and tells the victim that he or she has missed... more »
  • Police: Woman posing as Target worker stole $40K in iPhones

    March 28, 2017 3:34 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Police in Virginia are looking to identify a woman who impersonated a Target employee so that she could steal over $40,000 worth of iPhones. Investigators say on March 15 an unidentified woman walked into a Target store in Alexandria dressed as an employee. The woman gained access... more »
  • House panel wants any evidence Trump's phones were tapped

    March 11, 2017 10:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year's election. A senior congressional aide says that the committee has asked that the information be provided by Monday.... more »
  • New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles

    February 26, 2017 12:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone. LG says it hasn't had the types of failures that Samsung has had with the Note 7 batteries, yet wireless carriers are seeking greater safety assurances... more »
  • Judge asked to order release of San Bernardino iPhone records

    February 20, 2017 1:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The news organizations said Monday there's no reason for the FBI... more »
  • Man arrested for robbing Verizon store twice, stole $44,000 worth of phones

    January 24, 2017 6:01 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish detectives arrested a man who robbed a Verizon Wireless store in Prairieville twice last year. Deputies arrested 39-year-old Howard Julian III for two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The store was robbed on... more »
  • EBRSO warns residents of scam text messages asking for debit card info.

    September 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam asking bank users for their debit card number. An area bank has reported that several of its customers have reported receiving text messages from the phone number (844)-584-3379 stating that their debit card... more »
  • FBI warns residents of telephone scam trying to get personal info.

    September 28, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The FBI New Orleans Division and the Internet Crime Complaint Center have received reports of a telephone scam where callers pose as a government agency to gain personal information. The caller sometimes poses as the FBI or IRS and advises the resident that the IRS has... more »
  • Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke in plane

    September 23, 2016 9:31 AM

    NEW DELHI - An Indian airline says a Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to the southern Indian city of Chennai. IndiGo said the phone was found Friday in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling... more »
  • Phone service restored to customer after call to 2 On Your Side Play Video

    September 14, 2016 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An AT&T customer claims she went weeks without phone service, only to have it restored shortly after she contacted 2 On Your Side . 90-year-old Arlene Carruth says having cell phone service was vital for her, because the LifeAlert monitor she wears is connected through it. Carruth... more »
  • Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after reports of battery fires; company offering exchange program

    September 2, 2016 12:25 PM

    Samsung is suspending the sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of the gadget's battery catching fire or exploding while charging. The South Korean electronics company released the Note 7 two weeks ago in the U.S. and South Korea. According to the company there have been 35... more »
  • AT&T testifies about flood outage fiasco Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cell phone company AT&T was on the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Officials wanted to know why customers were unable to reach loved ones or call for rescue during recent flooding. "Connectivity, now we've come to rely on that as a way... more »
  • Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

    August 29, 2016 2:04 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations to technology journalists and industry analysts on Monday. Apple... more »
  • AT&T to donate $100k to flood relief efforts

    August 19, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – AT&T announced Friday that the company will donate $100,000 to two flood relief organizations in Louisiana after this week’s historic flooding. In a statement released Friday, AT&T said the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Louisiana Flood Relief Fund and DonorsChoice.org will both receive $50,000. “As partners... more »
  • Phone surveys on hurricane preparedness to begin

    August 1, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is conducting a study on Hurricane Preparedness. LSU's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute will be conducting a phone survey on individual preparedness actions. The survey will be conducted during August, September and October. The average phone survey will... more »
  • Drivers in Walker end up in accident, ditches while playing Pokemon Go Play Video

    July 12, 2016 11:03 PM

    WALKER - Police are warning people about the dangers of playing Pokémon Go while driving. Pokémon Go has been downloaded millions of times in the U.S. since it's release Wednesday. It requires people to move, augmenting reality to place creatures and other items in real places. "If forces... more »
  • Unsolved BR murder case could be cracked by FBI phone cracking plan Play Video

    March 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revelations that the FBI may have found a way inside terrorists cell phones Monday was optimistic news to investigators who are still trying to get inside a murder victim's locked iPhone. For almost a year, authorities in Baton Rouge have been trying to figure out who... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Video surfaces of teens attacking mailman Play Video

    January 1, 2016 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday video surfaced of a fight between a group of teens and a mailman in Baton Rouge which led to one teen being arrested, according to police. The video, posted by BatonRougeCrime on Twitter, appears to show the group of teens surrounding the postal worker... more »
  • Officer dressed as homeless man catches drivers using phones

    October 28, 2015 8:52 AM

    BETHESDA, MD.- A Maryland police officer went undercover dressed as a homeless man to catch people who were using their phones while driving. Cpl. Patrick Robinson went undercover Tuesday morning equipped with a police radio and a body camera. He held a sign that read, "I am not homeless. I... more »
  • Sheriff warns of utility phone scam

    July 23, 2015 3:15 PM

    FRANKLIN - Sheriff's deputies warned people about what they believe might be a regional scam where con artists claim to be from an area power provider. Thursday, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said it had received reports of the scam, which is being conducted on the phone. A... more »
  • Authorities warn of new phone scam

    June 8, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities warned of a new phone scam in East Baton Rouge parish Monday. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said they've received numerous reports of a telephone scam in which residents receive a phone call from an individual claiming to be an EBRSO... more »
  • Deputies looking for pepper-spraying phone thief

    February 18, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Wednesday of a man who stole more than $2,500 worth of phones after he pepper-sprayed a phone store employee. Investigators said on Jan. 18 the man went into a T-Mobile store on Siegen Lane and began looking at phones and tablets. A... more »
  • Toddler stolen along with car helped police find him

    January 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care after he answered his mother's cellphone and honked the horn to draw their attention. Police in the city of Ogden say the boy's mother left the unlocked... more »
  • ACLU sues over NSA phone records program

    June 11, 2013 3:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Two prominent civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over its program that reportedly collects the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union say in a lawsuit filed... more »

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