Just a couple months after the August 2016 flood, Baton Rouge-area law enforcement agencies were inundated with calls about a crime many officers had rarely investigated before. Residents who had just lost all their belongings complained about contractors taking money but then running off without doing work on their homes.What was once a nonissue ballooned into a major problem as the region dealt with unprecedented damage.
DENHAM SPRINGS — Sarah Scott, 72, still remembers the horrible emotions she felt when she learned Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis in 1968. Scott, who grew up when Denham Springs was segregated, was driving to Baton Rouge to pay off a credit card from Montgomery Ward when she heard an announcement on the radio. "What am I going to do?" Scott recalled, worried that his death would stop the progress of the civil rights movement. "But it didn't. It just made it go faster.
In a race to save their crops, many of Louisiana's strawberry farmers rushed to drape cloths over their fields, hoping the fabric will work with the natural insulation of the snow and ice to help the tender plants survive the freeze.Temperatures dropped to 14 degrees Tuesday night in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana's strawberry capital, in a threat to the early crop of berries that can bring premium prices for the region's farmers.
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".