Cell Phone Ban

A veteran political journalist for The Daily News frequently heard on WAMC was arrested Wednesday for violating a cellphone ban in the lobby of the New York state Senate, only to be quickly released by State Police when Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed up.

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A key roadblock to banning the use of hand-held electronic devices like cell phones in Vermont has been overcome with a key senator's change in position on the issue.

The Vermont House has advanced a bill that would ban the use of all but hands-free cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.