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Local lawmaker, resident pushing to prevent distracted drivers

Texting and driving, talking on the phone while driving, telling your kids to settle down while driving, those are all examples of a distracted driver.

Police: Son knocked dad out in fight over dinnertime texting

Police say a father was knocked unconscious by his son outside a Cape Cod restaurant after he told the boy to stop texting during dinner.

Sexting increasing among teenagers, new research finds

One in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and one in four are receiving sexts, according to our study of over 110,000 teens from around the world published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Honolulu passes law that makes texting while crossing the street illegal

A new law that took effect Wednesday in Honolulu has now made it illegal to text while you are crossing the street.

Humpday Health: Posture tips while computing or texting

When it comes to a modern workplace, computers and smartphones are important tools to get stuff done, but if you're not careful, you can develop back problems from using these devices.
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Alert airline passenger tips off authorities to sex abuse suspects

Police say a sharp-eyed airline passenger spotted another passenger texting about sexually assaulting children, leading officers in California and Washington state to arrest two people and find two young victims.
Michelle Carter listens to victim impact statements on Aug. 3, 2017, during sentencing for involuntary manslaughter after encouraging her boyfriend via text to kill himself. (Photo: Pool/ABC News)video

Woman who sent texts urging suicide gets 15 months in jail

A Massachusetts woman who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas faces up to 20 years in prison when a judge sentences her on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Michelle Carter sits with her attorneys during her trial on her role in the death of Conrad Roy III on June 13, 2017. (Photo: WCVB)video

Woman who sent texts urging suicide guilty of manslaughter

A Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
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Virtual reality simulation at UNCW highlights texting dangers

UNCW students got a virtual demonstrate Wednesday of what could happen when you text and drive.

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