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Social Media and Cell Phone Will Determine Fate

In Fatal Crash

Chris Soules‘ fate in the fatal car crash could be determined by his cell phone … and the stakes are high — a possible vehicular manslaughter prosecution.

Law enforcement sources involved in the investigation tell us they’re especially interested to know if Soules was a distracted driver by using his cell phone at the time of the crash. We’re told law enforcement seized his phone and they will be looking at texts, photos, social media posts and his call log.

We’re told Soules loved taking photos of sunsets as he drove down Iowa roads and regularly posted them on Twitter. He has now deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

If it’s determined Soules was using his phone at the time of the crash, our sources say a vehicular manslaughter charge is definitely on the table.

As for the charge he now faces — the felony of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death — our Iowa law enforcement sources say they believe he’ll be prosecuted but will not be convicted.

Our sources say the fact Soules is famous works against him, because prosecutors don’t want to appear soft on celebrities. Based on what our law enforcement sources…

Woman Says Her Fitbit Device Exploded, Leaving Her With Severe Burns

We’ve heard of exploding cell phones and e-cigarettes. Now, a Wisconsin woman is warning about exploding fitness trackers.

Fitbit owner Dina Mitchell said she was wearing her Flex 2 device last week when it spontaneously exploded on her wrist, leaving her with second-degree burns.

“It didn’t heat up at first, there was no warning, it just, it burst into flames. It exploded,” the Milwaukee resident told WISN News of the April 18 incident.

Dina Mitchell said she suffered second-degree burns from the device.

Mitchell, who said the tracker was a recent birthday present, told ABC News that she received treatment at an urgent care facility for her injury. A doctor there picked pieces of rubber and plastic out of her arm.

Fitbit,…

The First Thing You Should Say When Calling 911 on a Mobile Phone

In the frenzy of a real emergency, it can be hard to think straight. Yes, it’s important to give your name and explain the situation when you call 911, but there’s some things you should tell them first if you’re calling from a mobile phone, just in case.

When you dial 911 with a cell phone, the call gets picked up by a nearby emergency services call center known as a public safety answering point (PSAP). They get your information then dispatch emergency personnel to your location. But sometimes things don’t work the way they’re supposed to.

For one, J.D. Biersdorfer at The New York Times explains that because mobile phones are not associated with…