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Brett Miller, 18, Jamine Warner, and Shane Backer, both 18, and 16-year-old are accused of using the Pokemon Go game to commit multiple armed robberies. Credit: St. Charles County Prosecutor's Office Brett Miller, 18, Jamine Warner, and Shane Backer, both 18, and 16-year-old are accused of using the Pokemon Go game to commit multiple armed robberies. Credit: St. Charles County Prosecutor's Office

Suspects charged with using 'Pokemon Go' to commit armed robberies

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Four teens allegedly used the newly-released Pokemon Go game to commit multiple robberies in St. Louis and St. Charles counties, police say.

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How police are responding after recent robbery involving Pokemon Go

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Police say they are concerned that the new app Pokemon Go may make users the targets of criminals

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Oregon loves Pokemon GO more than any other state

Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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Oregon is ranked first on a new list of states with the highest levels of interest in Pokemon GO.

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Portland cybersecurity expert warns of dangers of Pokemon Go

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International gaming sensation Pokemon Go is alive and well in the Rose City, and with it come risks to users' personal information and personal safety.

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Hundreds of Pokémon Go players gather at Mt. Tabor Park

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Hundreds of Pokémon Go players gathered to play at Mount Tabor Park Saturday!

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Oregon Garden extends invite to Pokemon GO players

Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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The Oregon Garden is holding a special Pokemon-themed event on Saturday, July 30.

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Pokémon Go helps patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Noah Esquivel gets out of his room at Phoenix Children's Hospital more thanks to Pokémon Go. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Noah Esquivel gets out of his room at Phoenix Children's Hospital more thanks to Pokémon Go. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Pokémon Go has seemingly taken over the U.S. and helped kids and adults alike get outside. The mobile game is also helping kids at Phoenix Children's Hospital. 

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Gotta catch a date? Now there's a Pokemon GO dating service

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A new dating service from Project Fixup promises to find the fellow Pokemon trainer who will catch your heart.

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Die-hard Timbers fans camp out ahead of Sunday's match

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The kickoff for the Timbers match with the Seattle Sounders is noon Sunday, but die-hard Portland fans have already set up tents to make sure they get into the park early.

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Portland man crashed car into tree in NY while playing Pokemon Go

A man is recovering from minor injuries he suffered when he crashed his brother's car into a tree in central New York while playing Pokemon Go on his smartphone.

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Homeowner: Man asked to charge phone for 'Pokemon' then stole my wallet

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The Pokemon Go phenomenon shows no signs of going away, and now Portland police are investigating another incident connected to the popular game.

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Two charged for breaking into Toledo Zoo to play Pokemon Go plead not guilty Video included

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Police say Robin Bartholomy, 25, and Adrian Crawford, 26, jumped the fence around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the police report, officers spotted the two on a security camera. They were then apprehended near the tiger exhibit. 

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'Pokemon Go' creators admit they made a big privacy mistake Video included

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The new “Pokemon Go” app is said to be the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. But its creators admit they made a big mistake. 

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Pokemon Go takes Greenville by storm

Pokemon Go. (Source: Fox Carolina) Pokemon Go. (Source: Fox Carolina)
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Whether you play the game or not, you've likely heard about it or seen people walking around playing Pokemon Go.  The GPS like game has special locations called poke stops where players can collect items needed to play the game. They are spread out throughout Greenville and cities all around the world.  "Somebody was just like oh, it's a Poke Stop! and then they looked and were like, did you know you were a Poke Stop?" said Kim Dehondt.  Dehondt is... More>>

Pokemon Go gives Greenwood man with multiple sclerosis new reason to move

Trevor Nurse, who battles MS, says Pokemon Go is helping him stay mobile (FOX Carolina) Trevor Nurse, who battles MS, says Pokemon Go is helping him stay mobile (FOX Carolina)
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Trevor Nurse, 27, is a husband, father and self-proclaimed Pokemon nerd.

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Portland venue offering battle of the bands with Pokemon twist

Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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“Pokemon Go” has taken Portland by storm, and one local music venue is using the game as an extra enticement to bring in fans to a show.

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Fire district asks Pokemon Go players to stop blocking fire trucks

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Clark County Fire District 6 has a request for Pokemon Go players: “Stop blocking our fire rigs.”

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ADOT sign reminds gamers that Pokemon Go is no-go when driving

ADOT is reminding gamers that Pokémon Go is a no-go when driving. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) ADOT is reminding gamers that Pokémon Go is a no-go when driving. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
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The Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding gamers that Pokémon Go is a no-go when driving.

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Brothers find gun in Washington field while playing Pokemon GO

Two brothers found a loaded Smith and Wesson Model 16-4 .32 Magnum while playing the mobile game Pokemon GO, according to the Clark Co. Sheriff's Office. (Clark Co. Sheriff's Office) Two brothers found a loaded Smith and Wesson Model 16-4 .32 Magnum while playing the mobile game Pokemon GO, according to the Clark Co. Sheriff's Office. (Clark Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Two brothers came across a loaded handgun in a field off Highway 99 in Hazel Dell on Tuesday while playing the mobile game Pokemon GO.

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Pokémon Go leads woman to boy in need

Jeanette Warner was playing Pokémon when she spotted a boy who was being bullied and then needed medical help. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Jeanette Warner was playing Pokémon when she spotted a boy who was being bullied and then needed medical help. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Jeanette Warner was playing Pokémon Go when she spotted a boy who needed medical help in Buckeye.

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Forest Grove man stabbed while playing Pokémon Go: 'I basically risked my life'

Michael Baker, who said he was stabbed while playing Pokémon Go Monday morning. (KPTV) Michael Baker, who said he was stabbed while playing Pokémon Go Monday morning. (KPTV)
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Pokémon Go is the latest game sweeping the nation. While the game is fun for many people, it took a dangerous turn for one Forest Grove man who said he was stabbed while playing the game.

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Pokemon Go maker: Coding error gave company access to your emails

Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

The makers of Pokemon Go -- the insanely popular smartphone game -- were forced to make emergency fixes to the game because the app gave the company an unprecedented level of access into players' personal lives.

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Police, other agencies issue warnings to Pokemon GO players

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Be careful and pay attention to the law while trying to catch 'em all.

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Pokemon Go takes off, but could present risks

Pokemon Go. (Source: Fox Carolina) Pokemon Go. (Source: Fox Carolina)
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The iconic Pokemon game, made for Gameboy, hit the market in 1995. Soon after, it was turned into trading cards, movies, comics, and this animated show. Now, 20 years later, Pokemon Go, has taken off like wild fire.  "I think a lot of it is the nostalgia, definitely so," said Heather Sauer-Hart.   Sauer-Hart is the store manager at Boardwalk in Greenville, where they sell the Pokemon trading cards. "They're worth a lot of money if you have... More>>

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