Only time will tell if it was a case of serendipity or simply a weird coincidence. On the same day that I was scheduled to attend a lecture presented by Florida Tech's Lifelong Scholar Society examining our morbid obsession with serial killers, something strange happened. A source I was interviewing for the next season of my podcast series "Murder on the Space Coast," handed me a folder.
Brevard County firefighters battled both the flames and the afternoon heat Saturday as they responded to a fire that destroyed a house in the 7000 block of Turner Road in Suntree. One firefighter said the house was "fully engaged" when they arrived. This forced firefighters to take on a defensive approach, knowing the house could not be saved. No one was home at the time. The occupants who were leasing the house came home and found it on fire.
According to FLORIDA TODAY news partner News 6 and social media posts, the body of a man found in a Merritt Island retention pond Friday morning is that of missing 45-year-old man Richard G. Stevens. Known to all his friends as Chad, Stevens, of Merritt Island, had been reported missing earlier in the week. The body was located near the H&D Roadhouse in the 1800 block of East Merritt Island Causeway, sheriff's spokesman Tod Goodyear 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".