NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A troubling trend on major thoroughfares, with more and more graffiti being reported along interstates and state highways. The cleanup though, is coming out of state funds. For five years now, TDOT officials say graffiti has been on the rise, costing the state and taxpayers thousands of dollars yearly. The problem plagues our roadway, cleaned up day in, day out by state employees. “It is dangerous,” said Katherine Schulte, TDOT Spokesperson.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands of dollars raised through crowdfunding lost, as a family seeks possible legal action against one of their own. Now a Franklin mother warns others of the dangers of crowdfunding. Online donations can be both a blessing, and a curse. For teenager Raymond Cruz, it was the latter. Despite $22-thousand raised for cancer treatment relief, his family would only see a fraction. Raymond Cruz has filled out a bit since April.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A terrible accident brought two families together as the death of a 21-year old saved a Georgia man’s life. We’ve followed Kevin Hartley’s story since his death in April. He passed away after succumbing to powerful fumes while stripping a bathtub. The 21-year-old was an organ donor, and Mark Gregory of Georgia needed new lungs. The families of both met in Brentwood last weekend. Wendy Hartley, Kevin’s mother, and Mark’s embrace was months in the making.
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".