An auxiliary officer for the Granite City Police Department who is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl was supposed to be mentoring her to become a cop, according to a detective’s affidavit. The girl told her foster mother in March that Michael Weis, 35, had sexually assaulted her both at his Granite City home and his not-yet-opened business, The Game Room, according to Detective Dean Bastilla’s statement.
A 75-year-old woman died after inhaling smoke during a house fire early Thursday morning in Alton, coroner officials said. Judith Kay Littleton died at her home in the 3200 block of Duco Street after it caught fire around 6 a.m. Thursday, according to Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn. Because Littleton does not have any immediate family members who are still alive, the coroner’s office is seeking assistance from distant relatives in planning funeral arrangements for the woman.
The FBI released new details Wednesday morning on the shootings last week of a congressman and four others at a baseball filed in Alexandra, Virginia, which were carried out alone by James Hodgkinson of Belleville on June 14. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that he was now considered in fair condition, although he had an “extended period of healing and rehabilitation” ahead of him.
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".