On average, Life Guard Helicopters fly 1,500 missions per year, but sometimes the wind can keep them from being able to safely fly. Life Guard 10 safely landed at a hangar near Smith Mountain Lake after a short flight to Roanoke. "It's a little bit bumpy today," said Wade Dunford. Dunford is a pilot for Life Guard and has been flying helicopters for several years. He says winds like we saw Thursday make things it a bit more difficult, but wouldn't keep them from flying.
An Amherst County family is asking for help trying to find thier daughter who's been missing for 7 days. "It's been terrible. It's been like a nightmare.. We just want Mikayla to come home. We love you, Mikayla, and we just won't you to come back or call us so we know you're safe," said Camisha Charlton. Charlton is the mother of 21-year old Mikayla Crawley who's been missing for 7 days. She was last seen at her home near Alpine Drive in Madison Heights last Tuesday.
The City of Roanoke announced a new tourism initiative Tuesday morning. It's called a "Star City Pass." 8 members including museums and the zoo have teamed up to offer a discounted rate on the pass. $40 for kids and $50 for adults will get you access to all participating places one time from now through August. Visit Virginia Blue Ridge says the variety of options in SWVA is what makes tourism so successful.
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".