ST. LOUIS - The Hazelwood school district is scrambling to fill teaching positions before school starts. The district lost more than 10 percent of its teachers throughout last school year up until now. Many left because of a contract dispute. The school district is trying to fill 30 teacher positions by the beginning of the new school year. 176 teachers retired or resigned this year this year, which is a more than 10 percent of the district's teaching staff.
A local woman understands the trauma that human trafficking victims in San Antonio experienced all too well. Christine McDonald became a victim of sex trafficking at the age of 15, after running away from her troubled Kansas City home. Now, she serves on a Missouri Supreme Court Task force that is looking at ways to identify victims of human trafficking and human smuggling.
SULLIVAN, MO. - After a rare, tick-borne virus killed a grandmother who worked at Meramec State Park, rangers are collecting thousands of ticks for testing. Tamela Wilson, 58, was hospitalized after she was bit twice by a tick on the hip at Meramec State park in Sullivan last month. She had been fighting cancer for two years, but after the tick bites, her family says a rare virus claimed her life within days. The CDC confirmed she contracted the Bourbon Virus.
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".