A Monticello man is being held in the Jones County Jail for charges of animal abuse and torture after a Facebook post tipped off authorities about him strangling a dog. According to criminal complaints, on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9:28 p.m. a Jones County Deputy on patrol was dispatched to a residence at 116th Avenue in Scotch Grove after the sheriff’s department received a call based on a Facebook post stating that Dustin Rickels, 31, of Monticello, had strangled a dog to death.
A woman has reported being sexually assaulted Friday morning near Bertram after she stopped to help a motorist who flagged her down. According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the woman told officers that she had been driving her car alone at about 4:50 a.m. near the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Bertram Street north of Bertram when she was flagged down by a man whose car was on the side of the road.
On Monday United States Marshals arrested a Waterloo man in Cedar Rapids who was wanted on sex offense charges as he seemed to be trying to get a better view of the solar eclipse. According to a media release from the marshal service, Ladarius Martez Blue, 26, had been wanted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for failing to register as a sex offender. Blue had been unaccounted for since early in June of this year, according to the release.
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".