DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (localmemphis.com) - DeSoto County leads the state in opioid overdose deaths. Treatment centers like Turning Point in Southaven are trying to change that. Addiction centers are working hand in hand with local churches to help fight the opioid epidemic. "We see the individuals, the families, the children walk through the front door at rock bottom,” says Stacy Dodd, with Turning Point. Dodd knows all too well about addiction and how it can rule a person's life.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - "Best Buddies" is coming to the Magnolia State, thanks to a local non-profit. Family Resource Center donated $75,000 dollars to bring "Best Buddies" to Mississippi. Best Buddies international is a non-profit organization that helps those with special needs develop one-on-one friendships. It pairs a special-needs child with a “typical” child for long-term friendships. Desoto County mom Denise Tibbens has been pushing for this program for years.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A registered sex offender is behind bars after police say he tried to lure two girls into his car. Memphis Police say 25-year-old Christian Nugent tried to lure the girls into his truck just before 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon on Halloween as they were walking home from school. The incidents happened at Kirby and Raines Road, and Ross and Raines near Kirby High School. Memphis Police officers saturated the area Friday.
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".