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GPS Tracker Found Underneath Car Linked to Famous Judd Sisters

The Judds Under Investigation

They may be sisters, but Wynonna and Ashley Judd have take two different paths within the entertainment business. Wynonna Judd rose to fame during the 1980s alongside her mother, Naomi, as the other half of the country music duo The Judds. During their tenure together as a mother-daughter team, they released seven albums, which included 14 number one hits. She went on to have a successful music career as a solo country singer, and appeared on the hit TV show, Dancing with the Stars.

Ashley Judd, half-sister of Wynonna, chose to go into acting and has starred in a number of films over a span of 23 years. Early on in her career, Ashley Judd received the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress. She has also been nominated for various awards, such as the Golden Globe award for Best Actress and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.


Effective Tracking Solutions for Big City Transit Services


"It's Up to You, New York..."

New York, New York. Some would say that the city was so nice that they had to name it twice.

It's the only major city in the United States to have 2 pro baseball teams, the Yankees and the Mets; 2 pro basketball teams, the Knicks and the Nets; and 2 pro football teams, the Jets and the Giants.

New York City is also a financial and commercial hub - home to some of the biggest mega-companies in the entire world. Billions, if not trillions, of dollars switch hands each day in financial district located in Lower Manhattan, most commonly known as Wall Street.

Tour the iconic city and you'll find a bevy of ethnic cuisines - from Indian to Italian, Chinese to Chilean, Irish to Iranian, traditional verses new age - the list goes on and on. New York is truly one of the most ethically diverse cities in the entire world.


Civil Liberties Groups Push to Overturn Ruling That Allows for Warrantless Cellphone Tracking


It's Not Over Until Privacy Advocates Say It's Over

Recently, the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2 to 1 decision, that law enforcement officials have the right to gather GPS-based location data from a cellphone in order to track a suspect without having to obtain probable-cause warrant to procure the information.

The case involves a man named Melvin Skinner, who has been convicted under multiple counts related to drug-trafficking: conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, conspiracy to commit money laundering, aiding and abetting the attempt to distribute in excess of 100 kilograms of marijuana. According to court documents, Skinner was part of a cross-country, large-scale illegal narcotics operation.

During his trial, Skinner's attorneys argued that the government’s use of the GPS location data, which was taken without a warrant from his personal cellphone, constituted a search and thus violated the Fourth Amendment, which protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures.


University of Missouri Students Willing to Pay a Little Extra for GPS Tracking


Sci-Fi Has Made Its Way into Reality

It's becoming more and more common these days - masses of people gathered in public areas with their eyes all glued to their smartphones or other mobile electronic devices - checking their Facebook news feeds, listening to their favorite playlists or catching up on the latest news.

What was once relegated to science-fiction movies and daydreams, has made its way into today's reality. An almost inexhaustible amount of information is readily accessible and available at any time with a simple click of a button, or tap on a screen. We can get the latest sports scores; watch our favorite videos, movies and T.V. shows; and even find directions to the highest-rated pizza joint in the palm of our hands.

People are more connected than ever before, thanks to the recent advancements in mobile wireless technology. All these advancements have proven to be of great benefit to humanity as a whole, but not without its own set of drawbacks. For the most part, we've grown accustomed to having the information we need available instantaneously at our fingertips.


SDSU Game-Fixing Allegations Show that there was No Wrongdoing


Recent Controversies Surrounding College Athletics

In recent years, more and more big-name college athletics programs have been placed under scrutiny due to allegations of cheating, bribery, illegal gambling and inappropriate behaviors tied to their players, and even their coaches.

The University of Southern California's athletic department were handed hefty sanctions from the NCAA in 2010 for violations involving now pro-football player, Reggie Bush, and pro-basketball player, OJ Mayo. Both were involved in illegally receiving personal funds, monetary and/or services, from various boosters while playing at USC. The Trojans are now eligible for post-season football play and hold the #1 ranking on the pre-season AP poll.


Gas Prices Spike in Wake of Hurricane Isaac


How GPS Trackers Can Help Stem the Tide

Hurricane Isaac made landfall on Wednesday along the Louisiana Gulf, dumping over a foot of rain in some parts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes along the Gulf Coast without power.

The category 1 hurricane topped over the new multi-billion dollar levee in Plaquemines Parish, a rural area southwest of New Orleans with a population of about 25,000, which bore the brunt of Isaac's fury. The surge drenched a neighborhood with as much as 12 feet of water. More than 100 people had to be rescued, some of were left stranded in their attics or on top of their roofs.

And although Isaac has not been nearly as devastating as Hurricane Katrina, which occurred 7 years ago, it has left a considerable amount of damage in its wake. Early Thursday morning the National Hurricane Center reported, "Isaac continues to produce heavy rains and severe weather as it moves farther inland over Louisiana."


New Jersey Mail Carrier Used Her Route to Deliver Cocaine


An Elaborate Scheme

According to federal authorities, a New Jersey mail carrier was arrested after investigators discovered that she used her regular mail route to routinely receive and deliver cocaine shipments on behalf of a drug trafficking organization based in Puerto Rico.

The U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey said that Christina Nunez, 30, has admitted to receiving packages of cocaine from Puerto Rico and passing them to a co-conspirator in Camden.

She made her initial appearance in a Newark federal courtroom on Tuesday wearing prison scrubs. Nunez did not enter a plea for the charges brought against her and her attorney had no comment after the hearing. Nunez was released on $100,000 bail and has been assigned to undergo electronic monitoring.


South Dallas Man Tracked Down After Stealing an Ambulance


'Needed to Get to His Grandmother's House'

According to local police, a South Dallas man was arrest late Sunday night for stealing an ambulance so that he could use it drive to a relative's house.

Police say that at about 11pm on Sunday evening, an ambulance was dispatched to a residential apartment complex in South Dallas. Upon arriving at the scene, paramedics left the ambulance engine running as they searched for the person who called looking for emergency medical assistance. They never found their patient.

While they were looking, Dallas police say a man on crutches got into the unlocked ambulance and drove away. The paramedics immediately called police who were able to track the location of the ambulance using its GPS-based automatic vehicle tracking system.


Grandmother Pleads Guilty to Six Counts of Arson


Not So Innocent Grandma

A grandmother residing near Portland, Maine, pleaded guilty to six counts of arson on Thursday.

Carol Field, 66, faced five counts of arson in Cumberland County and another five in York County. She admitted to setting fires last year at Raymond Hill Baptist Church, in a building at Randall Orchards in Standish, in some grass in Standish, in a barn and an abandoned house in Limerick, and at a garage in Limington.

On Thursday, a prosecutor from each county described the circumstances surrounding the six fires that occurred, and each presented the evidence they would have given had the case proceded to trial.


Man Charged with Drug Trafficking Claims that Law Enforcement Violated His Rights


Man Wants Evidence Obtained from GPS Tracker to be Thrown Out

A man who has been charged with drug trafficking is now saying that the evidence seized by the Rhode Island State Police in a drug bust should not be submitted.

Andrew Rios was one of three men arrested in January 2011 on charges of drug trafficking after law enforcement officials in Rhode Island raided a warehouse unit where they believed the narcotics were being held. During the raid, police seized 66 kilograms of cocaine, worth $5.4 million and roughly $1.2 million in cash. It was considered one of the largest drug busts in state history.

The seizure was the result of a four-month long investigation that involved State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Rhode Island Task Force. Authorities say that the drugs were shipped from the West Coast into Rhode Island via tractor trailers and stored in the warehouse. The narcotics would then be distributed to the surrounding cities.

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