- A Pasco County fire station has been invaded by bats.The flying creatures have led county officials to shut down the facility until they're cleared out. For the past five years, fruit bats have been getting into Fire Station 39 on County Line Road in Hudson. At first, the problem was not severe, with bats flying in and out of the bay. Firefighters built boxes for the bats outside of the station to help them create homes elsewhere. The boxes didn't work.
- A Hernando County commissioner who was called to active duty by the United States Navy last year arranged a surprise reunion with his family during a Memorial Day weekend church service. U.S. Navy Lieutenant and Hernando County Commissioner Jeff Holcomb's wife and two daughters were overwhelmed with joy when the realized they weren't just being recognized for their family's sacrifices, but that their rock was finally home.
- This Mother's Day, some local women are getting the gift of a lifetime - their freedom. A Bay Area advocacy group raised bail money for moms with low-level offenses as part of a national movement called "Bail Out Day." The Bay Area Dream Defenders said they worked with local attorneys and bail bondsmen to find women who, in most circumstances wouldn't be sitting in jail waiting months for a trial - if they weren't low-income citizens.
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".