A small tornado uprooted trees and caused some minor damage in Monroe County on Saturday night, the National Weather Service confirmed. The EF0 tornado, with winds up to 85 mph, developed at 7:49 p.m. approximately 4.7 miles south-southwest of Tellico Plains. The storm destroyed a small barn as it moved east, crossing Highway 68. It also caused roof damage to a few structures, shifted a double-wide mobile home on its foundation and broke several windows, according to an NWS damage survey.
Motorists are warned to find alternate routes through Knoxville as major traffic delays are expected when bridge repairs resume along Interstate 40 this weekend. Weather permitting, I-40 East and West will be reduced to two lanes each way near mile marker 382 at the bridge over Wesley Road, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Interstate traffic was slowed to a crawl when the first round of repairs began two weeks ago.
A bill named in honor of 12-year-old Knoxville homicide victim JaJuan Latham, and aimed at increasing penalties against those convicted of drive-by shootings that harm a child, has been approved by a state Senate committee. The JaJuan Latham Act, sponsored by Sen. Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville), was approved this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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".