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Dec 28, 2017

NJ State Police Paid $850K for Cell Phone Spying Device

NJ State Police Paid $850K for Cell Phone Spying Device

The New Jersey State Police have spent at least $850,000 in recent years on a technology that allows troopers to track cell phone use without phone owners knowing, according to documents provided NBC10. The...

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Tourists Freed After Hours in Ex-Hancock Building Elevator
Tourists Freed After Hours in Ex-Hancock Building Elevator

Six tourists visiting Chicago were trapped in an elevator for more than two hours Friday inside the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center.

Chicago's 2018 Christmas Tree to Light Up Friday
Chicago's 2018 Christmas Tree to Light Up Friday

The newly chosen 60-foot Norway Spruce from Elmhurst marks Chicago's 105th tree, according to a press release Tuesday.

Hackers Easily Drain Cash From Popular Banking App: Experts
Hackers Easily Drain Cash From Popular Banking App: Experts

More than 100 banks use Zelle, a popular mobile banking app that transfers money in a flash. But some say that convenience comes at a cost: consumers across the country say fraudulent transfers are draining...

63 Dead, 631 Unaccounted for in Northern Calif. Wildfire
63 Dead, 631 Unaccounted for in Northern Calif. Wildfire

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 63 people were killed and 631 were unaccounted for a week...

Suspect Shot, Officer Injured After Suburban Robbery: Cops
Suspect Shot, Officer Injured After Suburban Robbery: Cops

At least one suspect was shot and an officer injured when police responded Thursday to a report of a robbery at a Country Club Hills ATM, police said.

Tinley Park Man Convicted of Beating Wife to Death
Tinley Park Man Convicted of Beating Wife to Death

A man from south suburban Tinley Park was found guilty of a first-degree murder charge Thursday for beating his wife to death with a weight-lifting bar six years ago.