Police have increased their patrols around shops regarded as “soft targets” such as convenience stores, milk bars and service stations. Crime Statistics Agency data shows in Hume there were 51 armed robberies and seven attempted armed robberies last financial year. Hume is one of the hot spots for armed robberies in Victoria behind Greater Dandenong, with 91, Brimbank, 89, Melbourne, 87, Monash, 57 and Casey, 54.
Police have been investigating 19 suspicious fires along the Darebin Creek Trail in Epping. Investigators witnessed a man allegedly lighting a small fire near the creek just after noon today. A 27-year-old Epping man was arrested further along the trail a short time later. He is assisting police with their inquires. Victoria Police spokesman Thomas O’Byrne said: “With the fire season soon approaching, detectives across Victoria will be focused on addressing deliberately lit fires.
The crash occurred on the Western Fwy, about 40km east of Ballarat, about 2.30pm. Police tried to pull over the allegedly stolen van but the driver did not stop. The van then smashed into the back of a truck near Ballan-Daylesford Road. A female passenger from the van died at the scene. DID YOU SEE THE CRASH? NEWS@HERALDSUN.COM.AUTwo men, who were believed to have been in the van, fled the scene. The deceased woman is yet to be identified.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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".