GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Justin Walters, the man accused of killing his wife and a New York state trooper Sunday, served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., for about the past decade. But his roots go back to West Michigan. According to people who knew Walters when he lived in Zeeland, he attended West Ottawa Schools and went to what was called West Ottawa Middle School at the time.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Opening statements and testimony began today in the trial of an Ada teenager accused of killing a man during a road rage incident. The trial of Christian Hillman, 18, started Tuesday, June 27, with testimony from his friend who was riding dirt bikes with Hillman before the alleged beating took place. Hillman faces murder charges for killing 64-year-old William McFarlan in September 2016.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Visitors to Grand Rapids and locals alike now have a new opportunity to take a closer look at the city. A company called Discovering Michigan is now offering guided tours of the city. You can learn about anything from the history of downtown Grand Rapids, to the different beers that make this Beer City USA and to the wines of Northern Michigan. Candice Fleszar-Smith is Operations and Communications Manager for Discovering Michigan.
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".