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Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it. That could result in a loss of steering control.
The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads.
Dealers will install a reinforcement brace to fix the problem. Mazda says it will notify owners by letter when parts are available.
The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.
Police say Kristine Kirk called saying her husband was “'totally hallucinating,” and scaring their children.
During the call, Richard Kirk can be heard talking about the candy he bought from a legal pot store in Colorado before the incident.
Kirk told dispatchers her husband had taken prescription pain pills along with eating the candy and asked her to get a gun and shoot him.
The frightened woman can be heard begging police to hurry, saying she was "scared of what he might do," after he began to rant about the end of the world.
Documents obtained after the incident described Kirk’s the final moments.
"She next related that he had the gun, and she did not know where to go," warrants say. A few seconds later there was screaming followed by a gunshot.
Then, 12 minutes into the call, the line went silent.
The Denver Post reports when cops arrived, they found Kristine Kirk dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Denver police say Kirk admitted the shooting when they arrived. They also confirm he was slurring his speech and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
In a Thursday news conference, Denver Police Chief Robert White said the 911 dispatcher had been placed on leave and admitted, “obviously something went wrong because somebody lost their life."
The number of cell phones stolen over the last year has nearly doubled nationwide.
Elizabeth Toney knows how bad the problem is. She said someone once stole her cell phone right out of her toddler's hands at a local mall.
"I was sad, upset that a person would take a phone from a child, but now I hold my phone or put it up when I'm out," Toney said.
New data from Consumer Reports showed that in 2012, 1.6 million cell phones were stolen nationwide. That number nearly doubled to 3.1 million in 2013.
Police in Charlotte have also seen a significant rise in smartphone thefts, which prompted a press conference last October warning people to protect themselves.
Eyewitness News has learned the department is researching technology that would essentially create ‘bait phones’ that officers could use in sting operations. When stolen, the phones would take pictures of the thieves while tracking their location with GPS.
Nationally, lawmakers are also putting the heat on cell phone companies and many now plan to implement ‘kill switch’ technology in 2015 that could remotely wipe data from a lost or stolen phone.
Justin Parker still isn't sure that would deter desperate thieves.
"They would probably find ways around it to steal them anyway," he said.
The data from Consumer Reports also found that most cell phones are not properly protecting themselves.
To get a look at their data click here.