An opossum trained to guard money. A crowbar used to scratch an itch before a fatal beating. A phony alibi that included a trip to see a Confederate submarine. The murder suspect's stories had it all.But jurors who heard Henry James Fickling Jr.'s tales this week in a Charleston County courtroom didn't believe him. They instead found him guilty of murder.
A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from her Johns Island home last month and taking her to Alabama, where she was rescued the next day. Thomas Lawton Evans Jr., 37, is charged with kidnapping, transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity and aggravated sexual abuse. An arraignment in Charleston federal court is set for March 27.Evans also faces seven state charges that stem from the Feb. 13 kidnapping and assault on the girl's mother.
An 11-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital after he was shot in the arm Wednesday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened about 3:25 p.m. in the area of Rutledge Avenue and Race Street on Charleston's West Side. Police said the boy's injury is not life-threatening. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 843-743-7200 to speak with the on-duty Charleston police detective. Reach Angie Jackson at 843-937-5705.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".