Legislation Targets Cell Phone Tracking in Emergencies

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, March 09 2012 Mar 9, 2012 Friday, March 09, 2012 4:21:15 AM CST March 09, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Legislation passed by the Missouri House would require wireless phone companies to help law enforcement agencies locate subscribers in emergencies.

The bill's requirements could be used either to help find a 911 caller who is using a cellphone, or to ping the phone's location when there is the danger of death or serious physical injury.

Sponsoring Rep. Jeanie Lauer, a Republican from Blue Springs, said the legislation was prompted by the killing of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith, who was abducted in 2007 outside a shopping center in Overland Park, Kan. Her body was found four days later.

Lauer said Smith might have been found faster if authorities had been better able to track her cellphone signals.

The bill now goes to the Senate.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA – After years of criticism over racial disparities in traffic stop data, the Columbia Police Department is putting together... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 9:15:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Brian Garner claims to be Mizzou football’s biggest fan, and to prove it, he's got a decade's worth... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 8:43:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri lawmaker wants to tackle access to care for mental health patients. Rep. Jim Neely,... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 7:26:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Officials on both sides are debating a bill that puts education at odds with tourism Monday night.... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 6:45:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - There are still no answers about who killed Melissa Peskey, the Sioux Falls mother who was driving... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 6:24:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council voted for raises for lineworkers at Monday night's meeting. Each journeyman lineworker would... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 6:13:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
FULTON - What was once a vacant gas station is now the home of the new Fulton Soup Kitchen. ... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 6:01:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The person who will oversee how voting districts are mapped would be subject to a string of... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 4:24:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Regional Airport resumed general aviation and passenger service on Monday, following a week-long shutdown. But the question... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 3:38:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
As a trainer, I am constantly asked “how can I lose weight faster?” or “what can boost my metabolism?” Sometimes,... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 1:40:00 PM CDT April 15, 2019 in Weekly Wellness
JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man in connection with a weekend shooting on Hickory Street that left one person... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 10:19:00 AM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – A bill before the Missouri House of Representatives on Monday would create harsher punishments for those convicted... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 6:26:00 AM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Two men are in custody after a police chase ended in a fiery crash early Monday morning.... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 5:07:00 AM CDT April 15, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - The city council is seeking input to decide whether the city should replace the streetlights in the Downtown... More >>
3 days ago Monday, April 15 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019 2:28:00 AM CDT April 15, 2019 in News
PETTIS COUNTY - A woman was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Sedalia. A... More >>
4 days ago Sunday, April 14 2019 Apr 14, 2019 Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:54:00 PM CDT April 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man authorities believed fled to Iceland is now in custody in Boone County. According to... More >>
4 days ago Sunday, April 14 2019 Apr 14, 2019 Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:07:00 PM CDT April 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council is set to discuss improvements to the Cosmo-Bethel Park Monday. According to the press... More >>
4 days ago Sunday, April 14 2019 Apr 14, 2019 Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:50:00 PM CDT April 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — A debate over when the public school year should begin in Missouri is pitting tourism against education... More >>
4 days ago Sunday, April 14 2019 Apr 14, 2019 Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:50:00 PM CDT April 14, 2019 in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 53°
11pm 51°
12am 50°
1am 50°
2am 49°