Safety apps for Halloween - 10/30/13

Is it too much to think about?  Do you REALLY want to know where the registered sex offenders live?  What would you do if you knew a convicted offender lived next door?
These are all the questions that go through a parent's mind, especially at Halloween as we send the kiddos out trick-or-treating.

Technology, of course, vows to make it easier to track who lives where.  There's no doubt that responsible parents will do anything to protect their children from predators.

But some parents I've talked with say when you you combine apps with the web, it's information overload.

Thursday morning, we'll be talking about how to make sure your children steer clear of danger this Halloween.

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POT BUST-YOUTUBE TIP

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's the high-tech equivalent of dropping a dime. Police in Las Vegas say an anonymous tipster clued them in on YouTube pot growing videos. Police busted Jason Pelletier after they say he posted videos of his indoor grow operation. According to authorities, 67 pot plants and six and a-half pounds of dried weed were found in the Pelletiers' home. Investigators tell the Las Vegas Sun Pelletier and his wife Stephanie will be charged with possession with intent to sell and other marijuana charges.

BOMB SCARE-TV CREW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It could have been a scene out of a reality show. But in this case a realty TV crew was at the center of a scene, as authorities say passengers were ordered off a plane at LAX. The bomb squad was called to Los Angeles International Airport over a piece of luggage. Wires were sticking out of a passenger's bag. But it turns out the luggage contained video equipment. City News Service reports airport police interviewed four members of the TV crew and their story checked out.

CROSS COUNTRY MEET-BEAR

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- One high school cross country meet was a real bear. A black bear ambled on to the course of a cross country meet in Ketchikan, Alaska, forcing most of the field to re-run the course. Taylee Nyquest first spotted the bear and shouted a warning to coaches. She led the first heat of runners and wasn't happy to have to re-run the course. While the Thorne Bay High student's time was about a minute slower than usual, she did well enough to make the state meet. She tells KRBD the wildlife encounter was the perfect opportunity to "run like there's a bear chasing you."

ROBOFISH-MICHIGAN STATE

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- It's a real fish story -- or make that a robo-fish story. Michigan State University is using a $1 million federal grant to build a better robo-fish. The idea is to create a robotic fish that can swim with trout, walleye, sturgeon, and other Great Lakes species. Researchers say the robo-fish will have the underwater equivalent of GPS to track the position of fish as they feed and migrate.

 
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