There was hope that the more than 40 families displaced by an arson fire would find permanent housing soon, but that wish is proving to be difficult to fulfill. For Brianna Ruby, who turns two-years-old on Saturday, hope faded for her family who wanted to find a permanent place to live before her birthday. "We don’t have anywhere to do anything," Ruby's dad said through the use of a translator. "They bought everything from Mickey [Mouse] to all the favors, pinata, everything...the goody bags.
Whether it's inside gas pumps or ATM machines, skimmer devices are popping up around the country and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are warning the public to be aware. Police say crooks attach skimmer devices to electronic machines that dispense cash or process debit and credit cards. They say gas pump skimmer is the biggest trend. "This is not a local problem.
It's no secret that it's difficult to find low income or affordable apartments in Charlotte. That's the backdrop Red Cross workers are facing. The Red Cross is searching to find permanent housing for 130 people who were displaced after someone intentionally set their apartment building on fire early Monday morning at Woodscape Apartments on Farm Pond Lane. "I think it’s really key that they stay in the same community that they’re used to living in," said Angela Broome Powley of the Red Cross.
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".