CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. - The Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck involving a cement mixer truck and a car on Highway 49 at Zion Church Road in Cabarrus County. Crews responded just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of concrete fell on top of a van with four people inside. Troopers said the van was sitting at the light when the concrete truck made a right. The truck's speed and weight caused it to overturn and crush the van, according to troopers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police arrested two suspects overnight accused of trying to rob a southeast Charlotte gas station at gunpoint, and officers are investigating whether the pair is behind more robberies in the area. Police said that around 2:40 a.m. they were called to an armed robbery at the Circle K on Monroe Road at Covedale Drive. Officers have not said exactly how many suspects were involved in the robbery but police took at least two people into custody.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are adding extra patrols in north Charlotte after a man broke into a woman's home and made scary, sexual commands. Women in the Peach Tree neighborhood have been on high alert since June when two women nearby reported peeping Toms. Tanisha Hampton shuddered, hearing that her neighbor told police a strange man broke into her home at 2 a.m. Friday and made disturbing comments. “This is like really weird and creepy,” Hampton said.
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".