You have probably heard that November is a bad month for drivers hitting deer on Wisconsin’s roadways. But seeing is different than hearing so we crunched the numbers for nearly 180,000 crashes reported to state authorities over the past decade and produced a graphic illustrating the number per day of the year. For further reading on why crashes involving deer typically peak in November and some ideas out there to reduce crashes, check out outdoors writer Patrick Durkin's recent column.
For more than two years, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin has chronicled a state-led effort to study and eliminate a massive backlog of untested rape kits. A quick refresher: Untested rape kits contain forensic evidence that was taken after sexual assault allegations and never sent to labs. State authorities are now testing thousands of kits in an effort to catch rapists through DNA matching. Here are four revelations about the backlog, based on newly released state records.
Aubrey replayed the sequence in her mind after the assault happened, to the point where she couldn't sleep. She had told him "no" but his advances continued. He said he wanted to kiss her. Then, she said, he touched her in ways she didn't want and didn't tell him he could. She told a friend afterward that she had been sexually assaulted in her campus suite.
Drama in Janesville. District attorney says sheriff hampered police investigation that involved sheriff's son: https://t.co/GHzBDdsNEx State prosecutor reviewed sheriff's actions and found no crime. Story by @FrankieJosef
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".