Merritt Bailey says he woke up Thursday morning, looked out his bathroom window in Midtown and got an unpleasant surprise. His pickup truck was gone. Gone, too, was the item attached to it: a custom-made barbecue cooker. The big barbecue cooker is a key tool for Ballhoggerz BBQ, a new catering company Bailey runs with business partner Nicole Williford. He said the theft is a big setback for the startup food service, which has only operated since May.
FedEx announced plans to send an airplane full of supplies to Miami Friday morning to assist victims of Hurricane Irma. The plane is scheduled to carry $11 million worth of relief items including medicines, medical supplies, hygiene kits and emergency medical backpacks, the company said. The plane is set to depart just before 7 a.m. Friday from Memphis International Airport. The items were provided by the organizations Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International.
One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting in the 1000 block of Morehead in North Memphis, police said. The person pronounced dead was an adult woman who had been shot. Also shot nonfatally were three other adults and a 17-year-old. A 14-year-old was struck by a vehicle, the police department wrote on Twitter. Both of the teenagers were in non-critical condition, the police department posted. The conditions of the other three victims were unclear.
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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".