08/28/2008

Ariz. police a-Twitter over news alerts

By Heidi Homa
The Arizona Republic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Scottsdale police are jumping to the leading edge of digitally disseminating news about crime, road closures and other safety issues as they happen.

Anyone can view alerts online at Twitter.com a free online service that relays information on the Web. In addition, people may subscribe to text-message updates on mobile phones or instant messages on a range of devices from Twitter, according to Sgt. Mark Clark , public information officer for the Scottsdale Police Department.

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