Cell Phones

Study: Kids Say Parents Spend Too Much Time On Cell PhonesKids have often had to compete with their siblings, but now kids have a new rival – the cell phone. Online security company AVG found that a third of children say their parents spend as much, or more time, with their devices than them.
Good Question: Can Deleted Text Messages Be Recovered?During the NFL's "deflategate" investigation, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the league he had destroyed his Samsung cell phone, and that meant the NFL couldn't recover his text messages, as part of their investigation.
Good Question: Who Still Has A Landline Phone?Voicemails and landlines are going the way of dial-up.
4 Things To Know: 'Avengers' Sequel Opens, Wild To RoarHere is a look at the four things you need to know about for May Day -- May 1, 2015. They include the latest installment of an unstoppable superhero franchise, and an eruption from the deep.
U.S. Attorney: Meth Found In Home Of Mpls. Man Facing Conspiracy ChargesA Minneapolis man already facing conspiracy charges is now also facing charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine. Abbas Ateia Al Hussainawee, 40, has been charged with conspiracy to engage with interstate transportation of stolen goods and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Husband Of Wife Killed By Distracted Driver: 'Put Away The Phones'The husband of a woman killed by a distracted driver urges people to put the phone down while they're on the road. Thirty-three-year-old Andrea Boeve of Steen was riding her bike, pulling her two daughters behind her, when she was struck and killed in late June. The driver of the pickup truck that hit them admitted he was doing banking on his phone at the time. Last week, Christopher Weber pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
Pocket Dials Becoming A Nuisance For PoliceWe've all done it before: That embarrassing pocket dial, where the person on the other end picks up and can hear everything we're saying without us knowing. But sometimes instead of unknowingly calling a parent or a friend, the emergency dial feature you see on cell phones accidentally gets hit. Brittney Quant husband accidentally pocket-dialed 911, which led to a front-door visit from police.
Cell Phones Have Made Stalking Easier, Scarier Some 6.6 million people are stalked in this country each year, and that number has doubled in the last three years. Experts say something many of us own has contributed to the increase, and they are making stalking easier: cell phones. Our calls, texts, emails and apps can all be accessed if a stalker has your phone for five minutes. It’s something that happened to an Anoka County woman.
News Click: Cell Phones in Flight
Cops: Phone Thieves Target Teens, Get Up To $200 Per PhoneEvery day in Minneapolis a teenager is the victim of a crime, which police say has gotten out of control. City police have taken hundreds of robbery reports from kids this year who have had their cell phones stolen. It's happening on city buses, outside of schools, and on streets and sidewalks all over the city.
More Stores Tracking Your Cell Phone To Offer DealsHow much of your personal information are you willing to give up, to get a deal? It's a question worth asking as more and more stores tap into technology to track our cell phones.
Students Can Skip Exam If They Give Up Cell Phones For WeekKimball Area High School is like most schools: kids getting ready for finals, and checking out their cell phones - except for one class. Katie Pettit teaches math, but this week, she's also the keeper of the cell phones. She's holding on to them 24/7 to teach her students a different kind of lesson.