Charlotte, NC — Questions are mounting as temperatures drop this week. Non profit volunteers wonder if Mecklenburg County is doing enough to provide homeless families overnight shelter in dangerously cold weather. They plan to pack the County Commissioner meeting Wednesday to ask for protocol change. They want the county to open up more shelters so mothers and children and couples can stay together and escape the cold. “This is dangerous,” said Charles Robinson.
Rebekah Hart O’Sullivan died last Thursday when police say her husband, Patrick O’Sullivan shot her at their Concord home. Nearly 300 people attended her funeral Friday, and more than 300 people watched it on livestream online. The Charlotte medic supervisor worked the past seven years in Charlotte. She was a mom of four children. She lived with her family in Concord until police say her husband Patrick shot her there just after 7:30 in the evening eight days ago.
SALISBURY, NC — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it will charge the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons in her death and disappearance. Autopsy results released Tuesday reveal the extent of the abuse the little girl endured. The Salisbury girl disappeared in 2011 but wasn’t reported missing until 2013 when her adoptive brother called investigators. Her adoptive father finally led detectives to her grave in South Carolina in 2016.
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".