April 6, 2013 |
Gone are the days of just buttons and banners for politicians to reach their constituents. Welcome to the new political arena full of commercials, blog posts, and hundreds of tweets. Through social media, politicians are now able to constantly display their message through endless commercials, see direct responses to their actions via Facebook or Twitter, and connect with a single person at the push of a button. As State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester) introduced legislation last year that would strengthen Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws, his camp was overwhelmed with positive feedback from the animal-loving community.
August 28, 2012 |
A FACEBOOK page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" - the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 - sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday. It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry. And, as if that's not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney.
November 30, 2011 |
The LOVE Statue is getting upstaged by what Kraft calls 'The Big Noodle. " Not only is the giant elbow mac brighter (yellow as a rubber ducky), bigger (20 feet long, 10 feet high), wordier ("You Know You Love It" stretches across its grin), and closer to the corner of 15th and JFK Boulevard, the cheesy-whatsit even has events. Like photo ops and giveaways. It is, after all, a promotion for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. The food behemoth forked over $24,500 to keep its one-ton noodle there into early January, certain to be seen by thousands of passersby and visitors to the shops of the Christmas Village, which opened in the park right after Thanksgiving.
August 6, 2010 |
The trainer of Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Lookin At Lucky says the horse came down with a fever this week and won't run in the Travers on Aug. 28 at Saratoga. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says on his Facebook page that the 3-year-old colt is responding well since developing a "little temperature" Monday, the day after winning the Haskell at New Jersey's Monmouth Park. Lookin At Lucky remains at the Jersey Shore track while he recuperates. The track's attending veterinarian said yesterday the colt is "bright and alert" and doing well.
December 31, 2011
Ten weapons and nearly 1,700 bullets were seized from an Ocean County, N.J., home after a man allegedly made threatening statements on his Facebook page and then barricaded himself inside the residence. The standoff, which began around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, lasted for several hours as authorities tried to negotiate with the 53-year-old man, whose name was not released. It ended when an Ocean County Regional SWAT team broke down the door of the Barnegat home and captured the man without incident.
March 21, 2011
A prosecutor is hinting that investigators have clues into the killing of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a nature preserve near Allentown. Jennifer L. Snyder, 27, of Lower Macungie Township, was found Friday morning in a wooded ravine in the Trexler Nature Preserve. Authorities said she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Snyder, a veterinary clinic technician, had posted news of her pregnancy on her Facebook page. Her family said she was excited about becoming a mother and had scheduled her first ultrasound for Thursday, the day after she was last seen alive, the Allentown Morning Call reported.
August 23, 2011 |
The body of a recent Temple University graduate who was reported missing Friday has been found in the Delaware River in New Jersey, police said. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death of Roswell Friend, 22. A New Jersey State Police marine unit found Friend's body about 9:45 a.m. in the river at Riverton, Burlington County, Philadelphia police said. Friend, originally from Cockeysville, Md., was last seen Thursday night jogging through the Temple campus in North Philadelphia.
June 1, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Jonas Bevacqua, who co-founded the popular street clothing brand LRG in 1999 and presided over its rapid rise as a major fashion force among young people, was found dead yesterday. He was 34. Orange County sheriff's officials said that Bevacqua's body was found in his Laguna Beach home. An autopsy was slated for today. Calls to LRG's headquarters in Irvine rang unanswered. According to the company's Facebook page, Bevacqua and his business partner, Robert Wright, founded Lifted Research Group, known to patrons as LRG, with start-up capital raised in part from friends of Bevacqua's adoptive father.
February 28, 2012
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams headed online yesterday to say there is no get-out-of-jail-free card for his Facebook friends and Twitter followers. "Regularly scheduled Facebook 'friendship' disclaimer. Your use and viewing of this page does not constitute 'friendship' to bar criminal prosecution in the City and County of Philadelphia by the Office of the District Attorney," Williams posted on his Facebook page. He also linked to it on his Twitter feed. It's a tricky legal landscape out there for Facebookers.