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App helps Va. city's residents fight crime

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 8:55am  ET

MARION, Va. - Marion police are giving residents a safe and easy way to become crime fighters.

The Marion Police Department is offering a free app called iWatch Marion. It is available for Apple and Android devices.

Lt. Andrew Moss tells The Bristol Herald Courier ( http://bit.ly/V2Ifvu) that residents can use the app to report crimes and suspicious activities to police. Residents also can send photos and videos.

Residents also can sign up for text alerts for weather, school closings, missing children, crime alerts and other items.

Moss says 911 should still be used for emergencies.

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Information from: Bristol Herald Courier, http://www.bristolnews.com


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