Some families who were victims of an arson are being asked to leave their apartments. It's a hurdle some say they weren't expecting. Back in July, police said an arsonist set the fire at the Woodscape Apartments. Seven people were hurt. More than a hundred had to find a place to stay. The Red Cross opened a shelter at a nearby school that gave those families a place to rest. Eventually, the owner of the complex was able to make some units available and families moved back in.
By the time police come in contact with some criminals, some aspect of that person's life had already broken down or was falling apart. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police believe a new community empowerment initiative will help families and stop people from entering into a life of crime. "Now it won’t be something that we can see tomorrow. But it’s definitely something that I feel like in years to come that we’ll see the benefit of," said Major Freda Lester.
"Hard days. Hard days," says Stephen Brackeen. "People are remembered most for their extraordinary days, but they’re made on their simple days and the simple days are what I miss of Tim." Shelby Police K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen was shot on September 10, 2016, while he attempted to serve a warrant. He died two days later at the hospital. Officer Brackeen's brother, Stephen, is a youth pastor. He told WBTV that his family left flowers at the corner near Parkview Street where the shooting happened.
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".