The week's hard freeze on the North Shore left behind broken water pipes and a damaged water heater forcing the Mt. Olive AME Church feeding ministry in Slidell to remain closed until Monday. The ministry and its volunteers serve more than 300 meals every day to the elderly, shut-in and less fortunate. "This is the worst weather stretch I have ever seen," feeding ministry site supervisor Ella Smith said. The lunchroom at the Mt. Olive AME Church was empty Friday.
In need of animal food, supplies and volunteersWith temperatures plunging into the 20s again this weekend, the race is on to protect more than 300 rescued animals at Big Sky Ranch near Folsom. "They get cold. They get cold and they can't tell us," Big Sky Ranch volunteer Kristen Simek said as she wrapped a blanket around one of a number of rescued horses. The weather has played havoc with Big Sky Ranch over the past two months. "It snowed, then it was 70 degrees.
North Shore health officials are urging people not to take the recent flu outbreak lightly, calling it not only dangerous, but potentially deadly. "The epidemic is almost at crisis level," St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said. Preston warns people against the mindset that "it is only just the flu." "Influenza and pneumonia is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States," Preston said. "(It is) certainly the worst we've seen since 2009," Dr. Patrick Torcson said.
District 12 Firefighter Tom Williamson has gone to 22nd JDC asking for District 12 Board of Commissioners be recused in probe of Chief Steve Krentel. Calls for independent probe. @wdsu@heathallen https://t.co/4B10vm9rz7
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".