Tag Archives: Facebook

Spoof Website Turns Attention to Williston Police Department

By on September 1st, 2014 | Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

National Report, a satirical news website, drew attention to the Williston Police Department after publishing an article about a deal made with Walmart to supply the town with a new, privatized police force. Williston PD pointed out the satirical nature of the story on Facebook.

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Sheriff’s Office: Man, Woman Buy Jerky, Request $100 Cash Back With Stolen Credit Card

By on February 9th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

Two people are accused of trying to get money from a stolen credit card using Walmart’s cash-back option at checkout.

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Even In Rural Areas, North Florida Law Enforcement Turns To Facebook To Catch Suspects

By on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

North Central Florida agencies increasingly use Facebook and other social media sites as a method to find suspects, gather evidence and give residents crime updates.

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Here Are North Florida’s Early Campaign Finance Leaders In The 2014 Legislature Race

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm

With the 2014 general elections approaching, the public is able to access the leading contributions and expenditures North Florida candidates have amassed so far.

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New interactive discussion to follow State of the Union address

By and on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

The speech will not only be broadcast on TV, but also on the White House website, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Hulu and Ustream.

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Monopoly fans vote new cat token in, iron out

By on February 6th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Through Hasbro’s online “Save Your Token” campaign, voters elected to replace Monopoly’s traditional iron game piece with a cat.

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Social media’s impact on the 2012 election, and on a local Florida race

By and on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

This election season, social media exploded on the political scene and changed how candidates campaign and communicate with voters. Chuck Chestnut and Dean Cheshire, two Alachua County Commission candidates, have benefited from using Facebook in their campaigns.

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In the News: FBI reward, presidential debate, American Airlines, Facebook share, illegal immigrant, Florida justices

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

FBI offers $50,000 reward for terrorism suspect Ahmad Abousamra, alleged co-conspirator with Tarek Mehanna – The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of terrorism suspect Ahmad Abousamra, who once lived in Mansfield, Mass., and [...]

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In the News: Facebook glitch, Govs. panel, Horner resigns, Election rules, Greer trial

By on September 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

Trial of Jim Greer pushed back to February 2013 – Tampa Bay Times – A judge postponed the trial of Jim Greer, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, to Feb. 11, 2013. Greer, whose trial was previously [...]

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News of FLOTUS visit spread long before initial release

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

More than 18 hours before the Obama campaign confirmed first lady Michelle Obama would visit the University of Florida, the news seeped out on Twitter and Facebook.

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