A fire in Southeast Roanoke has caused damage to multiple homes in the area. The fire broke out mid afternoon in the area of Fifth Street SE and Bullitt Avenue. At least three homes caught fire, according to WDBJ7's Sara Machi who was on scene. It appears that one home is destroyed, a second home has massive fire damage and a third home is also on fire. Heavy smoke and flames were pouring from the houses and witnesses reported seeing huge flames from Interstate 581.
It started out as a typical Monday morning and turned out to be anything but. On April 16, 2007, 10 years ago Sunday, a gunman opened fire on the Virginia Tech campus, killing 32 people. WDBJ7 went on the air shortly after the first shooting at a Virginia Tech dormitory and stayed on the air for the next 10 hours with no commercial breaks. The coverage was carried in part by CNN and CNN International and heard around the world. Videographer Patrick Hodges was the first WDBJ7 journalist on campus.
Do you cut back on pasta when you want to lose weight or even cut out carbohydrates entirely? Now two new studies from Italy show pasta is not fattening. In fact it could even help you lose weight. "I love pasta. Yes I am a pasta eater," said Roanoke woman Sue Smith.
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".