Two Democrats will vie for a seat on Nashville's Chancery Court bench in an election next year, potentially challenging an incumbent Republican who hasn't yet said if he wants to keep the job. Lawyers Anne Martin and Scott Tift are each seeking the seat occupied by Chancellor Bill Young, who was appointed last year by Gov. Bill Haslam after the retirement of Carol McCoy.
A woman raped by former Vanderbilt University football players while she was unconscious in June 2013 chose not to attend a third sentencing hearing in the case Friday. In that hearing, Brandon E. Banks, 23, was sent to prison for 15 years for his convictions of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. He is the third ex-player to go to prison in the case. A fourth is still pending trial. At each sentencing, the woman has either appeared or sent a statement to be read on her behalf.
Tad Cummins, a Columbia, Tenn., teacher who fled the state with his former student earlier this year, has launched a new effort to get out of jail before his trial. Cummins and his lawyer argue in a motion filed Friday that they are unable to meet privately to discuss the case and as such, a federal judge should order Cummins' release. "In American criminal law, the right to privately confer with counsel is nearly sacrosanct,” the motion reads, quoting from a 2014 federal appeals court decision.
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".