Throughout the day, local members of Congress were quick to react to news of the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria. Like many of us who heard the news of Wednesday morning's shooting, our local politicians went through a range of emotions, including confusion, chaos, sadness and anger. “Obviously the fact that this happened in Virginia, that adds a special level of you're heart sick about it,” democratic Senator Tim Kaine said.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Portsmouth City Councilman Mark Whitaker was inside a courtroom Monday for a hearing in the forgery and fraud case against him. This was the first hearing where Councilman Whitaker joined his attorney in his defense. 13News Now was the only TV station with cameras at the courthouse. “We appreciate all the support, all of the calls and prayers we're getting from around the country and around the region,” Councilman Whitaker told us.
Thursday, we learned how many more rape kits need to be tested to eliminate the backlog here in Virginia. Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the completion of a statewide count of more untested rape kits. We now know there are 1,247 additional rape kits police departments collected from victims, but never sent for DNA testing. These kits are different from the main backlog 13News Now has been following.
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".