One woman is able to open a children's community center after an I-Team investigation . County officials say she was tricked into paying for a "zombie property" from a man who wasn't the rightful owner. "Zombie properties" are buildings and homes that are abandoned and then sold by people who don't really own them. If you buy a "zombie property," you will have no legal rights to it.
You trust that your insurance will be there when disaster strikes, but the I-Team investigated a payout dispute between a family that had their home damaged by fire and their insurance company.It's been more than two years since the blaze was struck, but black soot on the walls and water damage still linger. The family remains in a fiery fight with their insurance company over damage to the home - and how much should be covered by their claim.
The chips in credit and debit cards protect consumers from hackers, but the same technology could make you a victim of fraud, the I-Team at our sister station WLS-TV found. The chips can physically fall out of the cards and be used by criminals.Chip transactions take longer, but they make it harder for hackers to steal your account information stored on that plastic. "It's my security, I value my security," said Oliver Medina, consumer.But not many people know the chip in your card can fall out.
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".