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Some Call For Reforms To Blaring Smartphone AMBER Alerts

A blaring AMBER Alert alarm on smartphones woke up people early Friday morning in New Jersey. The alert was issued around 6:45 a.m. after two children were abducted Thursday night more than 100 miles away in Lancaster, Penn.

02/07/2014

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Verizon Apologizes For Bogus Emergency Text Message Sent To NJ Residents

Verizon has issued an apology after sending out an alarming text message to New Jersey residents.

12/12/2011