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RST: Criminals cell phones mined for info; Sen. Casey on Syria;Same-sex marriage licenses in PA

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Sep 4, 2013 3:06 PM

What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Thursday, September 5, 2013:

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Police and investigators are always looking for new ways to stop crime and apprehend criminals.

Districts attorneys in several Central Pennsylvania counties think they have found a new source of information that could aid in criminal investigations.

It involves creating a database of information obtained from cell phones seized from criminals.  It would include the names and numbers of the people the person charged with a crime called or contacted.

Investigators often comb through cell phone records but usually it is restricted to the case they're working on and not compiled for possible use in the future.

Even though warrants would have to be obtained for the most part, there may be some opposition based on privacy concerns.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico appears on Thursday's Radio Smart talk to explain.


In our second segment, Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey, member of the National Security Working Group and co-chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Caucus discusses his views on U.S. military action against Syria.

Also, a hearing was held Wednesday on whether Montgomery County recorder of Deeds Bruce Hanes is violating state law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  witf Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson will report on the latest.

Listen to the show:


Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico

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  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-09-05 08:35

    Perry writes in via email:

    Does Dauphin County currently have or have the intention to possess an UAV or drone?

    Thank you