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Lawsuit: FBI paid Best Buy's Geek Squad employees to turn over customer data

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 4:00 AM

FBI Allegedly Paid Geek Squad Employees For Customer Data

Electronics retail giant Best Buy confirmed that four Geek Squad employees accepted payment from the FBI to turn over alleged child pornography, KPIX reported.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco sued the FBI to release nearly 200 pages of information about its relationship with Best Buy. Redacted documents showed the employees had turned over computer files to the FBI.

Best Buy officials said the employees used very poor judgment and the action was a violation of company policy. Three of those employees are no longer with the company, KPIX reported.

“We’re very concerned about the FBI using Geek Squad employees or any computer repair facility employees to potentially, you know, get a back door around our Fourth Amendment rights,” said Aaron Mackey, staff attorney with the EFF.

The EFF said it was most concerned about payment to Best Buy employees. Court documents revealed an FBI payment request for $500 to pay a Geek Squad employee, KPIX reported.

“When the FBI is actually rewarding employees of Best Buy for finding this information and potentially directing them and engaging in sort of an ongoing, multiyear relationship with managers and others at this facility, it raises the question as to how much are they now just employees and technicians at Best Buy doing their job and happening across this or are they actively searching for it in the hopes of obtaining future rewards,” Mackey told KPIX, saying that it was a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The FBI said it does not comment on its relationships with informants, KPIX reported.

 

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Hamilton police investigating dead body found in Millikin Woods

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:14 AM


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Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit confirms a dead body has been found at Millikin Woods this morning.

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The Butler County coroner is on the scene with police at Millikin Woods, according to a tweet from the police chief.

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Trash truck crashes into nursing home in Xenia

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Trash truck strikes nursing home in Xenia

UPDATE @ 9:35 a.m.:

The driver of a Rumpke trash truck was transported to an area hospital after crashing into the Greenewood Manor nursing home in Xenia Thursday morning. 

The driver is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, Xenia police said. 

No one inside the nursing home was injured. 

FIRST REPORT

A trash truck has crashed into a nursing home on Dayton Xenia Road in Xenia Thursday morning. 

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Fire crews were initially dispatched to the Greenewood Manor at 711 Dayton Xenia Road around 8:45 a.m. on reports of a fire alarm from the building. 

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While crews were still responding, dispatchers said a trash truck had crashed into the building. 

Initial reports indicate one person was injured in the crash and the wing where the crash occurred has been evacuated. 

Additional details were not available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Showers, storms could bring heavy downpours & gusty winds

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Multiple chances for showers and storms today in the Dayton area.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Few showers and storms this morning
  • More showers and storms this afternoon/evening
  • Strong storms possible Friday

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: More showers and storms are likely at times today. There will be breaks for some dry time, but periodically through the day we will have showers and storms move through, including the evening commute home. 

“Heavy downpours and gusty winds will be our biggest concern, but overall the severe threat is not very high”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

Highs today will be in the upper 70s.

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TONIGHT: The chance for a few lingering showers or storms continues overnight. Temperatures drop into the middle to upper 60s.

FRIDAY: More showers and storms, some of which could be strong to severe, are likely, especially later in the afternoon into the evening hours. Highs peak near 80 degrees.

>> County-by-County Weather 

SATURDAY: A few lingering showers are expected, especially for the first part of the day. We should dry out later in the day with highs reaching the upper 70s. 

SUNDAY: A mainly dry day with a stray shower or storm possible. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies for the day with temperatures approaching the mid-80s. 

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Driver surprised by snake surrounding leg while driving

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:59 AM

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A woman said she was driving when she felt something on her leg. And it wasn’t her imagination. The unidentified woman saw a six-foot-long snake slithering up her leg, WSPA reported.

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A pest removal service in Rutherford County said that a customer of theirs had a box in her car that she was taking to the dump. The box had been sitting outside and the snake had crawled in. The Bug Man reminded people in its Facebook post about the incident, to always check boxes and planters before moving them. Snakes and other critters can make containers their home.

She called police for help and they got the serpent out of her vehicle using snake tongs, WSPA reported.

The stowaway’s story doesn’t end there. The snake actually got out of its container while police were relocating it, but eventually got out of the police car and made its way into a creek, WSPA reported.

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