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Former State Representative Peter Beck could face years in prison after being convicted Tuesday morning on 13 of 38 criminal charges against him.

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Smartphone theft is on the rise, in part because criminals can resell the devices for up to $150 a piece.

Police say nearly 900 smartphones were stolen from January to June, a 10% increase from last year. iPad thefts are up 71%.