WSIL -- New details have emerged from the FBI concerning the Belleville man who opened fire on a GOP baseball practice, gravely injuring a congressman. The FBI describes the attack on Congress members, as "a crime of opportunity for a man who apparently hated Republicans." Investigators spent the last week tracking every move of 66-year-old Tom Hodgkinson, from the first time he showed up on police radar to the day of his attack.
A passer-by from Marion watched it all happen right before his eyes as he returned home from a job in Golconda, and he caught the whole thing on his phone. As Matt Choate returned home from Marion, he noticed something odd as he headed up I-24 just past the Highway 45 Vienna exit. "I was smelling something burning, and as I got closer I could tell the back left brake assembly on the truck was on fire," said Choate.
BELLEVILLE -- Sue Hodgkinson says she can't explain the actions of her estranged husband, James T. Hodgkinson. Her brief talk Thursday with reporters indicated a man in turmoil, not necessarily a violent man, but a man beset by problems both at home and professionally. She, like others who knew "Tom" Hodgkinson, as she referred to him, never dreamed his problems would lead to a potentially deadly attack. "I was shocked, and I heard it through an ABC reporter on the phone," Sue Hodgkinson explained.
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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)
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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.
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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
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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".