Ten years distant, Bob Picozzi is recalling a candlelight prayer service the day after the Cheshire murders. It was filled with fellow neighbors of the Petit family. He remembers that he saw a sudden movement and looked up. Barbara Simcik, who lives across the street, between the Petit house and Picozzi's, had collapsed with grief into the arms of her husband, Dave. This left the Simcik's daughter, Allie, who was in her early 20s, with no one standing right next to her.
Katherine Berman died from injuries she suffered after her car struck the back end of another vehicle in Middlebury in May, the state medical examiner has determined. Dr. James Gill, the chief state medical examiner, ruled Berman's death was an accident and said she died from blunt trauma and drowning. He declined to release toxicology results. Berman crashed into a car operated by Edward Bertulis, 87, of Waterbury, who later died at a hospital. She was the wife of ESPN personality Chris Berman.
Matthew Yussman has waited for this day for more than two years - his chance to address the man who strapped a fake bomb to Yussman's chest in a bizarre failed attempt to steal money from Yussman's credit union. On Tuesday in a Knoxville, Tenn. courtroom, Michael Benanti will be sentenced on 23 charges, including conspiracy to commit bank extortion, kidnapping and carjacking for a spree that started in the garage at Yussman's Bristol home in 2014 and extended to North Carolina and Tennessee.
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".