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Sen. Schumer To Cell Phone Carriers: Deactivating Phones Can Help Deter Thefts

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking major cell phone carriers to help put an end to cell phone thefts by deactivating the phones themselves if reported lost or stolen.


FILE -- A driver chats on his cell phone. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police On Long Island Cracking Down On Drivers Talking, Texting On Cell Phones

Suffolk County’s police commissioner said that 20 percent of all fatal crashes are because of illegal cell phone use, which leads to distracted driving.


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Man Allegedly Steals Cell Phone From Mourner At Funeral On L.I.

Authorities said a man is accused of stealing a mourner’s cell phone during a Long Island funeral Mass. He’s also charged with pilfering poor boxes at two churches.


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Eye On New York: Cell Phones And Cancer

Dr. Alvaro Carrascal of the American Cancer Society speaks with CBS 2’s Dana Tyler on cell phones and cancer.


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New WHO Study Says Cell Phones Possibly Carcinogenic, May Cause Cancer

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, says a new study put out by the World Health Organization that now lists cell phones in the same category as pesticide, DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.


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Suffolk County Targets Unsafe Drivers

They’ve already handed out more than 2,000 tickets for things like illegal turns, disobeying traffic signs, weaving in traffic, and talking on cell phones from behind the wheel.


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Amnesty Ends Thursday For Sexting Students In Wyckoff, N.J.

A sexting incident at a New Jersey middle school has police warning students who may have inappropriate pictures of a 13-year-old girl.


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Teen Girl Sharing Nude Photo Leads To Sexting Scandal In Wyckoff

A 13-year-old girl sent the photographs to two teen boys, who sent them to a few friends, who sent them to more friends, and so on. Police say students must delete the photo by Thursday morning or else.


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NYPD Cracks Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

The Department said “the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal. In addition, driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”



JAMA Study Analyzes Link Between Brain Activity & Cell Phone Signals

For many people, cell phones serve as the ultimate accessory, but what about the danger so many have long suspected? Do the radio frequency signals emitted from cell phones affect our brain?


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NJ Woman Seeks Harsher Law For Phone Use While Driving

It’s already against the law to drive and talk on a handheld phone in New Jersey, but a proposed law would make the penalties much harsher.


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NYC Officer Allegedly Lets Inmate Use Her Cell Phone

Prison rules prohibit officers from bringing their personal cell phones to work.


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NYC Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Talking And Walking

After targeting distracted drivers, some New York lawmakers want to go after distracted walkers. They are looking to ban them from using iPods and cell phones while walking and crossing the street.


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Police Search For Child Rape Suspect In N.J.

According to police, the 20-year-old suspect met the young girl online.


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NJ Senate Panel OKs Tougher Driver Cell Phone Law

The proposed bill would impose a graduated penalty system for violations of the state’s handsfree cell phone law.