Fewer people were murdered in New Orleans this year compared to the same time period in 2016. So far this year, 119 people were murdered compared to 121 people last year. “We are down two homicides compared to the same time last year, but if you look over five years or even further than that, we’re down those years as well,” says NOPD Chief Michael Harrison. Harrison says the decrease has a lot to do with the NOPD’s holistic approached to stopping violent crime.
When Caleb Abshire decided to take a jog through an Uptown neighborhood Monday afternoon, he never imagined what would unfold. “I heard like a couple of quick pops, like a loud noise. I was like, that almost sounded like gunshots. It didn’t even register it might be gunshots until I saw people running,” Abshire said. Abshire quickly realized it was gunshots he’d heard, and he said he immediately began searching for a victim. “People were out on their porches and everybody had a phone to their ear.
When Floridians began evacuating to escape Irma, Phylis Luscy’s heart was breaking. She wanted to do something to help. “We started noticing a ton of people coming in from Miami,” she said. Luscy owns a restaurant in New Orleans East, as well as a candy shop and three apartments in the French Quarter. She said at first, an elderly couple came in to her candy shop and said they were from Florida and didn’t have a place to stay. “So I called the couple and said, 'Did ya’ll find somewhere?'
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".