Craig Taffaro, the longtime chief deputy for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, is retiring next week after spending nearly five decades in local law enforcement.His retirement comes as a probe that led federal investigators to subpoena records from a business co-owned by Taffaro and his boss, Sheriff Newell Normand, appears to be drawing to a close.The federal investigation involves the criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service as well as the FBI.
Former Mayor Ray Nagin was back in federal court in New Orleans on Thursday, this time to give a deposition in a civil lawsuit that accuses a local landfill owner of bribing Nagin and other politicians to get special treatment.Reporters were not allowed to watch Nagin's testimony, but they were able to catch a glimpse of him as he shuffled down a fourth-floor corridor, shackled at the ankles, in a white polo shirt, dark jeans and high tops.
The parent company of First NBC Bank filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, nearly two weeks after federal and state regulators seized it in the costliest failure of an American bank since 2010.The Chapter 11 petition filed by First NBC Bank Holding Co. says the company has under 50 creditors, who are owed an estimated $65 million in the aggregate.
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".