Traill County authorities say a 20-year-old North Dakota woman killed an elderly Minnesota woman after she rear-end an SUV at 85 mph while browsing Facebook on her cellphone. Abby Sletten of Hatton was charged in court this week with negligent homicide in the death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon of Ada, Minnesota, in May.
It’s Friday, so we’re answering some of the Good Questions you’ve e-mailed us this summer. Chris from Hopkins wants to know: what makes cell phones vibrate? Employees from Sprint said there is a circuit board inside your phone with a ringer attached, and a vibration motor attached.
A woman called 911 in the middle of the night in Minneapolis and an operator picked up five states away. It happened to Faye Lewis last month when she made the emergency call from her cell phone.
An 18-year-old White Bear Lake man is accused of sexually assaulting a girl at an Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan in February, the Minneapolis FBI announced Monday.
An Apple Valley woman is accused of maliciously punishing her 13-year-old daughter after she allegedly struck the girl repeatedly with a belt for texting and not charging her cell phone. Renita Michelle Moss, 43, has been charged with one count of malicious punishment of a child.
As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.
A 29-year-old woman will face criminal charges for a fatal crash in Apple Valley last April which killed a 66-year-old man. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Amanda Leanna Schlachter of Apple Valley was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and three counts of criminal vehicular operation resulting in substantial bodily harm in connection with a crash on April 6, 2013.
Police say three Minnesota men broke into three Fargo stores last spring and stole more than $100,000 worth of products.
Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.
A police dive unit resumed its search for a missing woman who fell into the Chicago River. Authorities say 21-year-old Lauren Li and another man fell while trying to help their friend, who’d also fallen into the river early Monday while retrieving a cellphone from the ice.
A Minnesota man died after falling into the Chicago River early Monday when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it, according to reports from our sister station in Chicago. Another man was hospitalized and a woman was missing and presumed dead after they went into the water to try to rescue him.
When our cell phone bill comes each month, many of us just pay it without a second glance. But if you read it closely, you’ll see we’re all paying a bunch of taxes, surcharges and fees.
In 2013, 91 percent of us own some sort of cell phone. Fifty-six percent own a smart phone. It wasn’t until 2007 that we saw what’s now considered the first smartphone – the iPhone. The iPhone 5 is now the top selling phone in US, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III.
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