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Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, both of Anaheim, are being held for the suspected murders of all four women, according to Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments. (credit: Megan's Law)

State Senate Leader Seeks Review Of GPS Tracking

The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings.

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Report: Quarter Of GPS Devices Used To Track LA County Felons Don’t Work

An investigative report in the LA Times Sunday revealed that a quarter of all GPS devices used to track convicted criminals in LA County do not work.

12/29/2013

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Elderly Couple Stuck In Mud For 2 Nights After GPS Leads Motor Home To Oregon Back Road

A Kern County elderly couple was stuck in the mud for two nights after their GPS system directed their motor home to an Oregon back road.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013

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Residents Who Live Near Hollywood Sign Are Fed Up With Tourists

Residents who live near the Hollywood sign are becoming increasingly fed up with tourist traffic.

08/28/2013

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How To Follow Lydia, The 1 Ton Great White Shark, Online

Meet Lydia. She’s tons of fun (okay, one ton) and is looking for you to follow her.

03/03/2013

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Bill Aimed At Mandatory Felony For Parolees Who Cut Off GPS Bracelet

A Southland lawmaker said Monday new data supports his efforts in Sacramento to crack down on parolees who remove GPS-ankle bracelets.

02/11/2013

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In Wake Of Conn. Shooting, New Watch Could Save Kids’ Lives

In the wake of the Conn. school shooting, a new wristwatch was unveiled Wednesday that could save kids’ lives.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/19/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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Best Scavenger Hunts In Orange County

With the advent of GPS technology and smartphone applications, going on a scavenger hunt with friends has been taken to the next level, and it’s easier than ever to coordinate. Some businesses charge several hundred dollars to put on a corporate team-building scavenger hunt, but all that’s required to get your next adventure underway is the time it takes to download an app and set up or find a quest in your area.

CBS Los Angeles–10/13/2012

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GPS Bracelet Leads Police to Sylmar Burglary Suspect

A Southland registered sex offender was in custody Monday on burglary charges after police traced his location using his GPS bracelet.

10/08/2012

Remote-Controlled Brake System Unveiled To Prevent Metrolink Crash Repeat

Federal transportation officials on Monday introduced a new system designed to prevent head-on train collisions like the Metrolink disaster four years ago.

09/10/2012

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Treasure Hunting in LA: Geocaching and Letterboxing

Geocaching and letterboxing are modern day treasure hunts – instead of gold doubloons under an X in the sand, you’ll discover fun trinkets, detailed artwork, and a side of the city you’ve never seen. A great family endeavor, too.

CBS Los Angeles–07/24/2012

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Cell Phone Acting Wonky? Don’t Blame Your Wireless Company, It’s The Sun’s Fault

Cell phone acting up? Is your blackberry behaving badly? Don’t blame your wireless carrier — this time. Blame the sun!

03/07/2012

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Ontario Police Track Suspect With GPS After Phone Stolen In Subway Store Robbery

An Ontario man who allegedly robbed a sandwich shop and took off with an employee’s cell phone was in police custody on Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/25/2012

A smart phone might reveal where you live. (credit: AP)

Get Street Smart With ‘Street Safe’ On Your Phone

Tom Rissman, CEO of Street Safe, visited the KCAL9 studios Thursday to share some safety tips for college-aged kids.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/19/2012

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