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MLB All-Star Event Attendees Encouraged To Get Text Alerts

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The Kansas City Missouri Police Department urges anyone who plans to attend any events surrounding the Major League Baseball All Star Game (Fan Fest, Home Run Derby, Red Carpet Parade, etc.) from July 6-10 to sign up for text message alerts by texting ALLSTARKC to 888777. Police will use text alerts to keep baseball fans up to date on traffic, ... Read More »

Emergency Alerts Coming Soon To Wireless Devices

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CTIA-The Wireless Association and the wireless industry joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer Americans a robust and reliable wireless emergency alert system. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), also known as Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) or Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN), is a national emergency alert system to send concise, text-like messages to ... Read More »

Walmart Text Scam Reported

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The Better Business Bureau issued a news release Wednesday to draw attention to a a new type of texting scam called “smishing,” which includes a Walmart gift card scam in Kansas. The bureau said consumers throughout the state have been receiving cell phone text messages claiming they won a free Walmart gift card. The texts instruct you to click on ... Read More »

Emergency Alert Test Scheduled For Today at 1 PM Central

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On November 9, 2011, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Central time, the federal government will conduct the first-ever end-to-end national test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. Though an emergency warning system has been in place in the U.S., in one form or another, since the 1950s, and is tested in each state on a weekly and monthly basis, there ... Read More »

Ashland Man Arrested for Sexual Assault in Beatrice

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An Ashland man was arrested in Beatrice on Thursday for attempted first degree sexual assault. Douglas Vance, 34, responded to a community website posting on June 21. Over the next nine days, Vance exchanged emails and text messages with the person who made the posting. According to court documents, Vance agreed to come to Beatrice and have sex in exchange ... Read More »