A Chicopee boy battling cancer was greeted Tuesday with a gift unlike any other. His friends and teachers surprised him outside Chicopee High School to get his mind off the battle and his eyes on the race track. For 17-year-old Matt Misialek, life is an everyday struggle. Matt has had autism since he was two and just two years ago, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer.
It's not what you would expect to see on your way to work, but for one Agawam man, his decision to stop saved a life. The man was driving down Route 57 in Agawam when he saw a dog on the loose on the other side, and animal control is thankful the man found it when he did. Southwick Animal Control Officer Tracy Root told Western Mass News that she got the call around 6 this morning. The dog, Johnny Cash, was first seen by an Agawam man, who was on his way to work an hour before.
Northbound lanes on I-91 are now open following an early morning crash involving a state police cruiser. All traffic was being diverted for hours after the crash which state police confirmed took place around 3 a.m. just north of exit 18 on I-91 north. State police also said that three vehicles were involved in the crash and that multiple people have been sent to the hospital for further treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
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".