New Orleans officials have terminated the city's emergency catch basin cleaning contract with RAMJ Construction after the company was unable to meet state guidelines for dumping waste. The trouble began last week when a landfill owner notified the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that RAMJ was dumping trash from catch basins along with the liquid slurry that collects in the pipes.
New Orleans mayoral candidate Frank Scurlock was picked up on a charge of public masturbation after police say he was found with his pants pulled down in the back of an Uber in Santa Monica, Calif.Terry White, a deputy city attorney in Santa Monica, confirmed Friday (Sept. 22) that Scurlock faces a charge of lewd conduct, which includes a maximum penalty of a year in jail and possibly requiring him to register as a sex offender.
Mayoral candidate Frank Scurlock has issued a statement in response to the revelation that lewd conduct chargers were filed against him after police investigated a report of him masturbating in the back of an Uber in California. Scurlock's Friday (Sept. 22) statement denies the charges and vowed to fight them in court. Scurlock did not respond to a request for an interview. "The allegations brought against me are without merit," Scurlock said.
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".