FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A heart with a dagger inside is permanently inked on Robin Leroy’s shoulder. It’s a lasting memory of a woman who broke his heart when he was 19 years old. “I was dating this girl when I was in the Army in Manheim, Germany,” Leroy said. Leroy said he got the tattoo on Valentine’s Day decades ago with his Army buddies. “They all said, let’s go do it. And we went and did it.”However, the trend for spontaneous, love-themed tattoos on Valentine’s Day has been waning over the years.
VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- The National Retail Federation projects that consumers will spend about $1.8 billion on candy to give on Valentine’s Day. A sweet statistic that many chocolatiers enjoy hearing as they get ready for Cupid’s holiday. This includes Kopper Kettle Candies that has been in business in Arkansas since 1925. With Christmas being number one, Valentine’s Day is their second busiest holiday that makes up about 30 percent of their annual profits, according to owner Tommy Greer.
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A new Brewery is one of the latest businesses to open its doors in the rapidly growing Chaffee Crossing area in Fort Smith. In fact, Fort Smith Brewing Company is not far from the Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center, an Army National Guard installation in Western Arkansas. Quentin Willard, 32, came up with the idea to start a brewery four years ago upon his return to the River Valley.
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".