APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Alfred Lee spent 30 years impersonating the king of rock 'n' roll, but his true talent was being the king of collecting. “You name it, he probably collected here in Apache Junction," said Rowlan Hill of Blue Leaf Estate Auctions. Lee surrounded his home with his prized possessions. “The number of items are thousands upon thousands," said Hill. From cases full of Hot Wheels to signed baseballs, even shadow boxes full of Western memorabilia.
PHOENIX - A Valley family welcomed a new baby girl just 20 seconds after midnight on New Year's Day at Banner Estrella Medical Center. “Very exciting. We’ve been waiting for a long time," said Daisy, mother to baby Emma. The family thought she was going to be delivered early. “It definitely wasn’t planned, we did everything natural. We went into labor around 4:00 p.m. and worked our way through and it just happened to be at midnight," said Daisy. Having a New Year's baby wasn't the goal.
PHOENIX - The Thomas Fire in Southern California, burning since Dec. 4, is now 88 percent contained, according to firefighters. The damage is done, though, with 440 square miles of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties torched including more than 1,000 damaged structures. The massive effort to control the blaze brought together 900 firefighters with 116 fire engines and 26 helicopters. Here in Arizona, hundreds of our own firefighters made the trip out.
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".