George Rainey turned to Swansons Funeral Home in Flint when his 101-year-old father died in October — a move he now regrets. The 77-year-old Lansing man said he paid to have his dad cremated, then got the runaround as he waited to get the ashes. The state shut down Swansons earlier this month amid allegations of “deplorable” conditions, which has prompted new worries from some who used its services.
The teenage drug dealer dubbed “White Boy Rick” in the 1980s will get out of prison in Michigan in the coming weeks, but it could be years before he’s a free man. The 10-member Michigan Parole Board voted unanimously Friday to parole Richard Wershe Jr. who has been in prison since 1988 for possession with intent to deliver more than 650 grams of cocaine. But the 47-year-old inmate still has time to serve in Florida for a separate case involving a stolen-car scheme.
The Michigan Parole Board voted during a closed-door meeting to release Richard Wershe Jr., but the 47-year-old prisoner may not gain his freedom for years. "During its executive session in Lansing today, a majority of the Michigan Parole Board voted to grant parole for Richard Wershe Jr., #192034," a press release issued at 11:04 a.m. this morning said.
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".