By Howard Altman, Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — Tampa Police Lt. Gary Neal is almost halfway into his shift when the shots ring out.He jumps into his white 2016 Dodge Charger and races the few blocks from District 3 headquarters to the scene of a drive-by shooting in a city rattled by a string of unsolved homicides.Seconds later, several more officers run out of the building and into their cars.The dark night is illuminated by flashes of blue and red lights. Sirens and the beating of helicopter...
“Just another day,” Robert Rans told me Friday, when asked how he will spend Aug. 1. For most people, perhaps. But on Aug. 1, 1943, U.S. Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Rans, who is now 94 and living in Tampa, took part in history. Until this point in World War II, U.S. military doctrine called for high altitude, daylight, mass bombing raids. That, combined with the British doctrine of night raids produced a round-the-clock aerial campaign against Nazi Germany. Among the key targets was Nazi oil production.
TAMPA — One day after another unsolved fatal shooting in Seminole Heights, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said Wednesday it doesn't matter whether the murders are the work of a serial killer or several different people. "We have four families devastated," Dugan said at a news conference. "Beyond the families we have their friends devastated and have a police department that's been tilted and have a community that is very intense and rightfully so.
To Yusupov: rant and rave at a reporter w no understanding of the journo-flack dynamic.
E.g. That guy just totally Yusupoved me when he demanded I not write that story. https://t.co/jaOHu1Eshf
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 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
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".