Colorado standoff: 2 hostages rescued, suspect in custody in Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. — Police in Colorado have rescued two people and apprehended a suspect after a reported hostage situation and standoff in Boulder, authorities said. In a Facebook post, Boulder police said they received a tip from Lafayette police about “a possible hostage situation” in the area. “During the rescue, one officer fired their gun,” the post read. “No one was struck.”Following the rescue, “the suspect then barricaded himself inside the home,” Boulder police said. Investigators believed he had “multiple firearms,” according to the Facebook post.wftv.com
Evacuation underway for more than 100 people stranded on ice chunk
BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Emergency crews in Minnesota are racing to help more than 100 people stranded on a large chunk of ice that broke free on Upper Red Lake. >> Read more trending newsThe Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that it was working to evacuate more than 100 people who were fishing when the ice broke free. Deputies have directed anyone on the ice to evacuate via a temporary ice bridge. JR’s Corner Access, an ice fishing and rental business, posted a photo on its Facebook page showing its ice bridge in place working to help evacuate people. He described the crack as opening up from east to west from the Red Lake Indian Reservation line to Rogers, Valley News Live reported.wftv.com
Irish watchdog fines Meta 265M euros in latest privacy case
The Data Protection Commission said Meta Platforms infringed sections of the EU rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, that require technical and organizational measures aimed at protecting user data. The company said it had “cooperated fully" with the Irish watchdog. “We made changes to our systems during the time in question, including removing the ability to scrape our features in this way using phone numbers," Meta said in a statement. It's the latest in a series of punishments that the Irish watchdog has levied against Meta over the past two years. Last year, the watchdog fined Meta's chat service WhatsApp 225 million euros for violating rules on sharing people's data with other Meta companies.wftv.com
Windermere couple donates to food pantry as part of their weight loss journey
Justin and Karie Hein said they were surprised when they saw how many organizations are in need of food donations after they posted on a Facebook group page that they were looking to donate 216 cans of food to a Central Florida charity.
In Ian's wake, worried families crowdsource rescue efforts
Desperate to locate and rescue their loved ones, social media users are sharing phone numbers, addresses and photos of their family members and friends online for anyone who can check on them after Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida.
Facebook parent settles suit in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook’s corporate parent has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social network service allowed millions of its users’ personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that supported Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign in 2016.