HOUSTON - A Cypress couple has been charged with stealing more than $38,000 from the Tampa Bay Rays in a phishing scam. Madoussou and Oluwatomiwa Odebode were arrested Monday in College Station. According to court documents, they used a phishing email in early 2017 to trick an assistant for Rays owner Randy Frankel into rerouting a $38,326.26 deposit into their own account. The fake email originated from an IP address in Nigeria.
CONROE, TEXAS - A Conroe family was shaken up this week when someone damaged their life-size Santa and left a gun nearby. “I was sad to see the Santa beat up and legs gone, but panicked when I saw the gun!” Jana Deardorff said. Deardorff contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and they came out and picked up the BB gun. Deardorff said her husband did some detective work and determined two young brothers in the neighborhood were to blame.
Talk about tacky and tasteless. A third-party seller was offering Hurricane Harvey beach shorts on Amazon.com. The shorts feature a radar image of Harvey with cities, including Houston and Corpus Christi – two of the hardest-hit areas. Considering Harvey killed dozens of people, left tens of thousands homeless and cost more than $200 billion, the shorts aren’t going over very well with Amazon customers. “If I see anyone wearing these in Texas I am pantsing them for sure,” wrote Brendan.
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".