A man lit his house on fire after being arrested earlier that day, officials said. Jimmy Messer, 62, was arrested Wednesday with Bobby Messer Jr., 30, who police said was shooting at cars. Officials arrived at 884 Blackwelder Road and found the men in the yard drinking beer, while watching a lawnmower and vehicle on fire, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said. Both the lawnmower and car were completely engulfed in flames, according to the sheriff’s office.
A 10-year-old boy accidentally shot himself Thursday evening with a gun his stepdad gave him, according to multiple media reports. Jeffrey Lee Newton Jr., 31, initially told deputies he and his step-son were walking down a road Thursday, when the child fell after getting shot, according to multiple reports. Officials later determined Newton, of Harrells, gave the child the gun and that the wound was self-inflicted, the Sampson Independent reported.
A Jewish couple said they discovered a swastika on their backdoor Thursday evening, after they returned home from a Rosh Hashanah ceremony. Ronald Gale and his fiancee, Traci Kendrick left for the event around 5 p.m., and returned to their southwest Charlotte home shortly after 6. While they were gone, someone went into their backyard and used a marker to draw a swastika and write “f--- you” on their door, Gale said. The incident left Kendrick feeling sick Friday morning, Gale said.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".