Police say they believe the killing of Chelsie Probert earlier this month was a random act and have charged a 16-year-old boy in her death. The teen accused of murdering Probert in Dartmouth on June 6 made his first court appearance Friday. Probert, 18, was found "in medical distress," according to Halifax Regional Police, on the footpath in Farrell Street Park on June 6. She later died in hospital. On Thursday, police say investigators arrested the 16-year-old at a home in Dartmouth.
A Nova Scotia man who three decades ago became one the youngest people in Canada ever designated a dangerous offender is about to be released from prison on temporary passes. Thomas Patrick Lyons, known as Tommy, is in his 40s now. But in 1983 he was just 16 when he pleaded guilty to a violent sexual assault in which he tied up a woman in her home.
A Nova Scotia man has been granted a new trial on charges of sexual touching after the province's Court of Appeal ruled, in part, that a faulty video link impacted crucial testimony from two witnesses. In releasing its decision Thursday, the court also established ground rules that should be followed in future trials in Nova Scotia where witnesses are not in court but are allowed to testify from another location by video.
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".