Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Protecting New Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. —¬†Teenagers just getting their drivers license worry many parents.¬† Statistics show it’s with good reason.¬† Car crashes are the leading cause of death for young people. The Journal of Adolescent Health published a series of articles aimed at helping reduce those deaths. The reports include: -training new drivers to improve attention control … Continue reading »

Police Agencies Tap into Cell Phones

MEDFORD, Ore. — Privacy on cell-phones are becoming a thing of the past. Several police agencies across the nation can tap into mobile data without your permission. According to a new finding, nearly 30 police agencies own what’s called a Stingray. It’s a device that’s usually attached to a car, acting as a fake cell … Continue reading »