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Robbery suspect used Facebook to lure victim to Petersburg motel, police say

PETERSBURG, Va. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted for robbing a man at a Petersburg motel Sunday morning.

Lt. Emanuel Chambliss with the Petersburg Bureau of Police said Melissa Chatham and Sean Wallace, who is also known as Sean Johnson, used Facebook to lure a man to a room at the Flagship Inn in the 800 block of S. Crater Road at 8 a.m.

“Once in the room Wallace robbed the victim,” Chambliss said. “No weapon was displayed, but Wallace motioned that he had one during the robbery.”

Officials said warrants are on file for Wallace for robbery, conspiracy and abduction.

Chatham is in police custody, Chambliss said.

If you have seen Wallace or know his whereabouts, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip to 274637.

Robbery suspect used Facebook to lure victim to Petersburg motel …

PETERSBURG, Va. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted for robbing a man at a Petersburg motel Sunday morning.

Lt. Emanuel Chambliss with the Petersburg Bureau of Police said Melissa Chatham and Sean Wallace, who is also known as Sean Johnson, used Facebook to lure a man to a room at the Flagship Inn in the 800 block of S. Crater Road at 8 a.m.

“Once in the room Wallace robbed the victim,” Chambliss said. “No weapon was displayed, but Wallace motioned that he had one during the robbery.”

Officials said warrants are on file for Wallace for robbery, conspiracy and abduction.

Chatham is in police custody, Chambliss said.

If you have seen Wallace or know his whereabouts, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip to 274637.

With Messenger Kids app, Facebook targets a new market




WASHINGTON — Facebook now has a messaging app for kids — its first product aimed at young children. It’s a way to court younger users, with their parents’ permission. It also puts the social network at the heart of the ongoing debate about how and when children should start using digital products.

The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos, and photos; they can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. The app, launched Monday in the United States, gives the company access to a new market: children whose age prohibits them from using the firm’s main social network.

The new app was designed after consultation with hundreds of parents and several children’s advocates, such

Read more at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/12/04/with-messenger-kids-app-facebook-targets-new-market/xdXBUzkLRLjTRbR2UaU81H/story.html

Facebook’s new messaging app deepens debate over kids’ social-media use


Facebook has branched out into products aimed specifically at children. (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

Facebook now has a messaging app for kids, its first product aimed at young children, putting the social network at the heart of the debate about how and when children should start their online lives.

The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; they can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. The app, which launches Monday in the United States, gives the company access to a new market whose age prohibits them from using the firm’s main social network. Unlike with its full social network, the data collection will be limited, Facebook said, and children will need their parents’ permission to use it.

Messenger Kids was designed after consultation with hundreds of parents and several children’s advocates, such as the

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/04/facebook-now-has-a-messenger-app-just-for-kids/

Facebook now has a messaging app just for kids


Facebook has branched out into products aimed specifically at children. (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

Facebook now has a messaging app for kids — its first product aimed at young children.  The move gives Facebook a way to court younger users, with their parents’ permission. It also puts the social network at the heart of the ongoing debate about how and when children should start using digital products.

The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; they can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. The app, which launches Monday in the United States, gives the company access to a new market whose age prohibits them from using the firm’s main social network. The narrowed app was designed after consultation with hundreds of parents and several children’s advocates, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/04/facebook-now-has-a-messenger-app-just-for-kids/

Facebook now has a Messenger app just for kids


Facebook logo is seen in this January 2017 photo. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

Facebook now has a messaging app for kids — its first product aimed at young children.  The move gives Facebook a way to court younger users, with their parents’ permission. It also puts the social network at the heart of the ongoing debate about how and when children should start using digital products.

The app, called Messenger for Kids, allows kids under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; kids can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. The app, which launches Monday in the U.S., gives the company access to a new market whose age prohibits them from using the firm’s main social network. The narrowed app was designed after consultation with hundreds of parents and several children’s advocates, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Facebook

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/04/facebook-now-has-a-messenger-app-just-for-kids/

Sheriff: teen missing after possibly meeting with boy she met on Facebook

REELSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenager.

On Sunday, deputies responded to a residence in Reelsboro in reference to a missing person. 17-year-old Makayla Curtis was last seen on Saturday at around 5 p.m. by her mother.

Curtis left with a unknown white male in a gold colored mid-sized sedan. Curtis may have met the unknown male on Facebook and left traveling in an unknown direction.

Curtis is described as a black female approximately 5’7″, 120 pounds, black hair and black eyes. She was last seen wearing a red and black flannel shirt over a white t-shirt, black jeans and a pink book bag.

Anyone with information should contact the Pamlico Co. Sheriff’s Office at 252-745-3101.

Read more at: http://wnct.com/2017/12/03/sheriff-teen-missing-after-possibly-meeting-with-boy-she-meet-on-facebook/

Update: Texas girl whose mom’s Facebook post went viral is back home

Update (Friday):

Heaven Ray Cox, 15, has been found and is back home with her family.

“She has been found and is safe!!! Thanks to everybody for all you have done for one little girl, please don’t forget that there are others out there still missing. Much love!!!” her mother, Tammy Day Cox, posted on Facebook.

She also posted this update:

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Original story:

A teenage girl from East Texas was last seen Saturday – and her family is worried she might have been “manipulated” by a California man through Snapchat.

Heaven Ray Cox, 15, left a “goodbye note” to her mother and father in Orange County, Texas, and told them she would be without a cellphone and possibly heading to California, according to a Facebook post by her mother, Tammy Day Cox, that has since gone

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article187297623.html