A mother was arrested this week, on charges that she assaulted her 3-year-old daughter after the child destroyed her cellphone by cooking it in the microwave oven.
A search continued Sunday evening, after police released an inadvertent selfie taken with a stolen cellphone in an effort to track down the thief who took it from a man who fell asleep on the subway.
A search was under way Saturday for a suspect who punched a man in the face in a Bronx cellphone store before stealing the victim’s cellphone. The incident happened in a store on Webster Avenue in Fleetwood-Concourse Village.
Police on Monday were searching for a suspect who ripped off a cellphone from a woman on a subway train in Brooklyn.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cell phone calls on airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.”
Pools are popular places for people looking to cool off, but they are also prime real estate for thieves looking to make a quick score.
Under the current law, drivers who talk on a cellphone while driving without a hands-free device face a $100 fine. That penalty would be bumped up to $150.
Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry was about to turn into the municipal complex when he was pulled over and given a summons on Tuesday.
Sen. Charles Schumer said cellular carriers will be able to permanently disable a phone once it has been reported stolen using a database of unique identification numbers.
Incidents in the last few years have raised questions over whether lithium-ion batteries — commonly found in computers and phones — could pose a security risk.