Fort Smith based Pradco announced 60 new jobs are being added to their manufacturing plant. Pradco is known worldwide for making fishing lures. Since January the company added 90 new employees and now they're hiring an additional 60 workers. In total the company will have nearly 300 employees making fishing lures. "It is exciting," said Pradco Vice President and Manager Bruce Stanton. "In the big scheme of things we're a little bitty lure company but in the fishing world we're a big company."
The Fort Smith police Department has been struggling to recruit new officers for more than a year. It's a nationwide problem that's being felt here at home. Sgt. Scott Jackson told 40/29 News said currently fewer people want to be a police officer. He says another big challenge in Fort Smith is the starting out pay for new officers. Currently, there are 134 officers in Fort Smith. But, on average there are only 8-10 officers on patrol at any given moment.
A Sequoyah County Deputy is speaking out after being stabbed while trying to make an arrest. The confrontation ended with the suspect being shot to death. "We don't come to work thinking something like this is going to happen or wanting to do something like this," Deputy Christian Goode said. "This is not something I've ever wanted to do, but I feel this was the only thing that I could do." Deputy Goode has worked in law enforcement more than 5 years.
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".