CHICAGO - Brendan Dassey’s lawyers have racked-up some monumental victories in the past 13 months. They laid the groundwork for a federal judge to overturn Dassey’s conviction in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach — a ruling that was later affirmed by a federal appeals panel. But there have been setbacks as well.
Here's our periodic look at some unusual police blotter items in the Fox Cities in recent weeks:BOYFRIEND, GET HOME! : A woman called police, demanding that an officer go to a bar and bring her boyfriend home. When the officer told her that wasn’t going to happen, she said she wanted to press charges if he didn’t come home. Police reported later that the woman was upset because her boyfriend left the apartment for the night.
They are the coldest of the cold murder cases in the Fox Valley. Fourteen murders have gone 25 years without being solved — including three that reached that ominous milestone in 2017. The oldest are a pair of horrific farmhouse slayings 77 years ago near Little Chute. Anniversary dates of old homicides come and go, creating additional frustration for police and families of the victims. The most recent is the case of Dawn Schnetzer, who was last seen in Menasha on Sept. 15, 1978.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".