FBI Alerted to Suspicious Cellphone Buys in MissouriThe purchases last weekend in Columbia, Lebanon and Macon raised red flags because such cell phones, often called ``burners,'' frequently are discarded in an effort to avoid detection. And such phones can be used as bomb detonators.
Ill. Drivers Still Risking Tickets to Talk on Cellphones"There's really a big misconception where drivers feel as long as the phone's not up to their ear, they're abiding by the law" - ISP Trooper Calvin Dye, Jr.
Thieves Use Stolen SUV in South St. Louis Smash-and-GrabPolice in St. Louis are searching for suspects who drove a stolen SUV into a cellphone business and stole phones and accessories.
Missouri Voters May Fortify Digital Privacy RightsThe Aug. 5 ballot measure known as Amendment 9 would require police to obtain a warrant before searching or seizing "electronic communications and data."
Drivers Can Use Phones As Insurance ProofIllinois joins other states in allowing motorists to use smarphone programs for proof of insurance.
Suit Alleges Answering Calls, Emails After-Hours Warrants CompensationChicago police Sgt. claims the city owes him and fellow officers overtime pay for work performed on department-requisitioned BlackBerry phones. If the plaintiffs eventually prevail, it could mean millions of dollars in back pay.
Millions Sign Up For Telemarketing BlacklistThere were 1.8 million residential lines on the No Call List, and 140,000 cell phones have registered so far.
Cellphone Tracking Bill Sent to Missouri GovernorThe bill requires phone companies to help law enforcement track the cellphone signal of a 911 caller
Using Cellphones While Driving Could be Banned in IllinoisMeasure passes Illinois House
Missouri Senate Votes To Add Cellphones to No-Call ListThe Senate voted 34-0 Thursday to expand the state's list