Opening statements are Thursday morning in the fifth murder trial for a man accused in the 1996 double slaying of an Eastchester millionaire and his home health aide. Selwyn Days has twice been convicted of second-degree murder after earlier trials ended in hung juries. Much of the new trial will cover old ground detailing the beating and stabbing deaths of Archie Harris, 79, and Betty Ramcharan, 35, in Harris' home at 4 Berkley Circle.
July 1996: Archie Harris, 79, of Eastchester, charged with sex abuse following a complaint to police by his former home-health aide, Stella Days, that he fondled her and threatened to shoot her. Nov. 21, 1996: Harris, his new aide, Betty Ramcharan, 35, and his pet dog BJ are found beaten and stabbed to death in Harris' home at 4 Berkley Circle. Fall 1997: Harris' three estranged adult children awarded the bulk of his $2.1 million estate.
A slate of four candidates running for Mount Vernon City council and comptroller have been bounced from the ballot after a judge invalidated their nominating petitions. The candidates of the Committee for a Stronger Mount Vernon — Adriane Saunders, Robin Harmon Myers and Paul Herrick for council and Walidah Aime for comptroller — were hoping to challenge the slate nominated by Democratic Party leaders.
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".