More Than 5,000 Cited For Not Following Hands Free LawState officials say more than 5,000 citations have been issued to drivers in Minnesota since a hands-free law took affect in August.
'I Wish My Mom's Phone Wasn't Invented': Child's Complaint Goes ViralThe child was reportedly one of four students in the class who wished cell phones had never been invented and that their parents spent more time with them.
Good Question: What's Draining Our Phone Battery?A reporter for The Guardian made news this week when he uninstalled the Facebook app on his Android phone. He said that move alone consistently gave him 20 percent more battery power.
Charges: Maplewood Man Stole Cell Phone From 9-Year-Old's HandsA 19-year-old Maplewood man faces a charge accusing him of stealing a cellphone from a 9-year-old girl's hands in St. Paul earlier this month, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.
St. Paul Police: Man Snatches Phone From 9-Year-Old, Taunts HerThe St. Paul Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying robber who snatched a cell phone out of a 9-year-old girl's hands.
Missing Teen Found In Marsh After Father Tracks His Phone, Later DiesA Chanhassen teenager has been found in a marsh after his father tracked his phone to a regional park Sunday, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office.
AT&T, Verizon To Open Stores Up Within 250 Best Buy LocationsMinnesota-based Best Buy is teaming up with two of the country's largest wireless providers. Verizon and AT&T announced they'll each be opening mini stores inside 250 Best Buy stores by the end of the year.
9 Twin Cities Men Indicted In $3.8M Stolen Cell Phone RingA 30-year-old Golden Valley man is accused of leading a stolen cell phone ring that trafficked at least $3.8 million worth of devices between Hong Kong and the United States. Eight Twin Cities co-conspirators also face charges.
Apple Valley Woman Gets 90-Day Sentence In Distracted Driving Fatal CrashA 29-year-old woman who caused a fatal crash when she ran a red light while dialing her phone will spend 90 days behind bars, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.
Patrol: ND Driver In Fatal Crash Was On Facebook 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.
Good Questions: Cell Phone Vibration, Telling Time And Clinking GlassesIt'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.
She Called 911 From Mpls., But The Operator Picked Up In NYCA 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.
Minn. Man, 18, Accused Of Sex Assault At Air Force Base In JapanAn 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.
Charges: Mother Beat Daughter With A Belt For TextingAn 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.
U Of M Police To Students After Recent Robbery: Put Your Phone AwayAs students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.