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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Police say Deuvontay Shelby Charles, 18, told a female female victim he would post the photos on Facebook if she refused to have sex with him.
An 18-year-old Minneapolis teen faces criminal charges after Apple Valley police say he convinced a 15-year-old to send him sexually-explicit photos, then threatened to post the photos online. Deuvontay Shelby Charles was charged with one felony count of solicitation of a child to engage in sexual conduct and one felony count of solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual conduct, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. If convicted on the first charge, he could face a maximum of three years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Apple Valley police were contacted on Jan. 29 and spoke with a 15-year-old girl, who told officers she sent several nude photos of herself to Charles. After receiving the first …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Patch Facebook page for Apple Valley is just a few 'Likes' away from the 500 mark.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
An investment analyst says Facebook will be irrelevant or outright "disappear" within eight years. Local residents provided Patch with their reaction. What do you think?
Nearly one billion people have personal profiles on Facebook. Think about that for a second. There are 6.8 billion people calling Earth home right now, and about one of every seven of us use Facebook. According to WorldHunger.org, worldwide, around one billion people are hungry right now, the same number of people who have Facebook accounts. Astonishing? It really paints a picture of how widespread (and even invasive) Facebook has become. But will it last? Since Facebook's recent Initial Public Offering, where the public could become investors in the company, analysts have begun debating the profitability and mortality of the social-media and friend-making company. According to the Huffington Post, one such investment analyst says the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
In other south metro news this week, an area woman has begun an online garage sale system using Facebook.
Though you might live or work in Apple Valley or Rosemount, chances are you're curious about what's happening in your neighboring communities. Here are some of the stories posted on our neighboring Patch sites last week that could impact, help or be of interest to you. Read each story by clicking on the headline link. Couple Brings West Coast-Style Swap Meet to Burnsville Burnsville will soon be home to Stop, Swap & Shop (The Marketplace), a hybrid of the flea market, farmer's market, art show, trunk sale and urban street vending. It's one of several summertime innovations at Buck Hill, which recently allowed a garden center on its premises during the warmer months. Another Enters the Fro-Yo Fray: Freeziac Opens Burnsville will be blessed …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rosemount Patch has been foolishly challenged by our Patch neighbors. And now we must destroy them.
I’m a little riled up today. And with good reason. It appears my good friend, Derrick Williams, the local editor of Lakeville Patch, has developed a superiority complex and has issued a Facebook call to arms to his readers in an effort to destroy Rosemount and all of the other Dakota County towns Patch covers. And not just the towns, either. He’s out to destroy his Patch co-workers as well. In his effort to incite a ‘like’ war, Derrick wrote: "My fellow Patch editors in the south suburbs of Dakota County are some of the nicest, most inherently decent, upstanding professionals I have ever had the privilege to call peers. I must destroy them all. Yes, destroy them. Lakeville Patch's Facebook page must have the most fans in all the land. And…
Lakeville Patch Editor Derrick Williams has challenged Apple Valley Patch readers to a contest of epic proportions. Let's take him down.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us Derrick Williams is tall. Really tall. Like, approaching-7-feet tall. Derrick—the editor of Lakeville Patch—is the tallest person I work with. I, at a mere 5-foot-5, never cease to marvel at/envy his height. Oh, to school everyone I know at basketball! Oh, to reach everything in my kitchen cabinets without standing on a step stool! Now, what's great is that even though at first glance Derrick appears to tower menacingly over everyone, he's just about the nicest guy I know. But I think all this might've gone to his head, because he's starting to get a little cocky. I knew it when I saw this posted on Lakeville Patch on Monday: "Help Me Destroy My Co-Workers: 'Like…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The National Institute for Social Media plans to provide certification in social media strategy beginning this spring.
When it was introduced, social media was considered a fun, casual way to connect with friends. But social media platforms, from Facebook to Twitter and beyond, have since become serious business tools, and Apple Valley is now home to an institute devoted entirely to training people in social media use. The National Institute for Social Media offers on-site, university and small business training in social media. In the spring, it will become the first organization to offer professional certification for social media practitioners. “We are really, at this point, doing our best to lead the charge,” said NISM founder and president Eric Mills. The institute was founded September 2011 after Mills, who has a professional background in customized…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Catch up with other happenings from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.