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True Crime Online Newsletter - November 17, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Flyer charged $1,200 for airplane access to email
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/11/15/Flyer-charged-1200-for-airplane-access-to-email/8411416042415/#ixzz3JKovgFeH
A Toronto man got the shock of his life when he received the bill for reading his emails this week during a trip on Singapore Airlines: $1,200. "I had an otherwise enjoyable flight," ruined by the "sticker shock of being gouged $1200," blogged Jeremy Gutsche, founder of online trend site Trendhunter. The bill, which came up on Gutsche's cell phone at the end of the flight, covered 155 page views, mostly of emails, he noted. He signed up for a $30 WiFi package. But that was llittle more than the access fee. The rest was an "overage charge" for downloading 30 megabytes of material. At one point Gutsche uploaded a 4 megabyte Power Point doc, which he estimated cost him $100. The email warning his staffers that the upload was taking some time probably …

True Crime Online Newsletter - November 10, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Nursing student dies taking selfie on bridge
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/11/05/Nursing-student-dies-taking-selfie-on-bridge/6751415233555/?spt=sec&or=on
It was a bridge too far for Polish nursing student Sylwia Rajchel, 23, who suffered fatal injuries when she fell from Spain's Puente de Triana span in Seville as she attempted to take a selfie while vacationing there. Rajchel tumbled 15 feet to the bridge's concrete footing. Medics managed to revive her at the scene after she went into cardiac arrest, but she died soon after arriving at a local hospital. A town official called the fall "tragic" and said investigators are considering ways to improve the safety of the 19th century bridge, one of the most photographed sites in Europe. Rajchel had taught herself Spanish and hoped to live in the country once she had earned her degree, said her mom. "Going to Spain was a dream come true for my daughter," she added…

True Crime Online Newsletter - November 3, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Phones used more as alarm clocks than to make calls
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/10/31/Survey-Phones-used-more-as-alarm-clocks-than-to-make-calls/1661414764645/#ixzz3I1DyMmTt
A British survey suggests making calls is the sixth most common use for a cellphone, behind browsing the Internet and using the alarm clock function. The makers of taxi-summoning app Hailo said their survey of 2,000 Britons indicates making phone calls is the sixth most common use of a cellphone, with first being sending text messages and second being receiving texts. Reading personal emails was third on the list, followed by surfing the Internet and using the alarm clock function. Following making phone calls at No. 6 were sending personal emails, checking the time, using the calculator and checking Facebook. "The functions on a smartphone have developed and improved drastically over the past decade," said Tom Barr, chief executive officer of Hailo. "Wi…