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Distracted driving is in the spotlight in the wake of Anchorage Chief of Police Mark Mew's recent iPhone-induced fender bender. Anchorage's city manager reprimanded Mew for the incident, during which Mew admitted checking his iPhone while stopped at a...
NBC NewsMillions of Verizon Wireless customers will see something new on their bill -- a credit. Cell phone giant Verizon Wireless owes as much as $90 million in refunds for a mysterious “$1.99-a-megabyte data access" fee on monthly bills. Fifteen...
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage police say three businesses have been hit in the last week by a man who appears to be a young and eager job hunter -- but is actually a thief on the prowl for purses and iPhones. On Feb. 9, just after 2 p.m., a white man who looks like a...
Tags: Crimes, Clubs and Associations, Theft, Business, Social Issues
As cell phones evolve, consumer advocates and law enforcement warn that because they're now much more than phones, users are more at risk of identify theft than ever before. We now have it all at our fingertips: Internet connections that link to lots...
Tags: Wells Fargo & Co., Crimes, Theft, Sociology, Alaska
Channel 2 NewsThis is the second in a five-part Channel 2 series on teen prostitution and its toll in Alaska. In this part, reporter Rhonda McBride traces the ways in which girls can be drawn into the sex trade. You can often find homeless kids at the People Mover bus...
Channel 2 NewsThis is the fourth in a five-part Channel 2 series on teen prostitution and its toll in Alaska. In this part, reporter Rhonda McBride visits Anchorage’s McLaughlin Youth Center to hear girls’ accounts of exploitation and abuse. The girls of...
Channel 2 NewsA bill to ban cell phone use while driving is advancing through the Legislature. The House Transportation Committee this afternoon pushed the measure forward to the next committee; House Judiciary. The bill would outlaw the use of hand-held cell...
A ban on cell phone use by drivers has moved out of an Alaska House committee. The bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz of Juneau, would bar the use of cell phones by motorists except for emergencies or if the motorist was using a hands-free...
Channel 2 NewsState lawmakers are once again talking about banning Alaskans from using cell phones behind the wheel. The House Transportation Committee Tuesday started digging into a batch of bills which would create penalties for distracted driving. Republicans...
An Alaska woman has been charged with shooting at her sister and endangering three children at a birthday party. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 52-year-old Jean Marlene Tritt of Nenana was charged with two felonies, assault and misconduct...
Tags: Fairbanks, Alaska, Prosecution, Crime, Law and Justice
This year Alaska's lawmakers will tackle whether to outlaw the use of cell phones while driving. All of the drivers that Channel 2 spoke with admitted to having problems with drivers being distracted while they were on their cell phones. Anchorage...
Tags: Laws, Alaska, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice
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