The family of a Picayune, Miss., man who died in Florida in the chaotic days after Hurricane Irma tore through the state is trying to bring his body home, according to WVUE Fox 8 News. Gary Troescher, 59, moved to Marathon, in the Florida Keys, a short time ago to take a job driving tourists, his family said. Troescher was determined to ride the hurricane out in Florida. "He wasn't leaving. His mind was set," his daughter, Greta Savoie, told reporter Rob Masson.
Authorities in St. Tammany Parish are asking for the public's help to identify two people who used credit cards reported stolen during a series of vehicle burglaries in the Normandy Oaks subdivision in the Covington area. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Sept. 19), said there were several reports of vehicles burglarized in the subdivision during the early-morning hours of Sept. 9.
The state of Mississippi is home to numerous casinos -- but the state does not have a lottery. But now a special committee is studying the idea, according to recent media reports out of the Magnolia State. A committee formed by the speaker of the state's House of Representatives, Phillip Gunn, plans to have a final report compiled in November on whether the state should enter the lottery business, a recent story in the Mississippi Business Journal reports.
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".