Post by Mark Brader Post by David Kleinecke
The caption writer on the Lost Coast Outlook hit it big
Humboldt District Attorney's Office Seeking Two Women
with Outstanding Warrants
I think you're making a distinction without a difference. The DA's
office has physical possession of the warrants, so they are "with"
the warrants in one sense; but if a warrant exists to arrest someone,
the person is described as a person "with a warrant (on them)", so
"with" also works in that reading.
In old-style Headlinese, where space is at a premium, you might have
HED: Women Sought by Humboldt DA
DEK: Warrants outstanding for both on charges of [crime]
But that style of headline is "not SEO-friendly" as they say, so
nowadays headlines are less compressed.
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