A Birmingham man is defending his wife. She's a cop and accused of being drunk when she showed up in court to testify this week. Jonathan Smith says his wife, Velvet Smith, was on standby to testify. But was called late in the day and had to rush to court. And within minutes of getting there, she was cuffed and behind bars.
You've probably noticed a lot of construction going on near downtown Birmingham especially in the midtown area. This part of town is getting revitalized. A number of projects are ongoing or about to start. One of those is a new apartment complex with a big business underneath. Right now, a group of developers is planning a mixed-use building at the corner of 20th Street South and Fifth Avenue South. This is where the Pizza hut and the Syndicate Lounge are located.
A small volunteer fire department mourning the loss of one of its own. Clint Hardemon loved helping his community. He was doing just that on Sunday when responding to a trailer fire. "He ran the truck just like he always does and everything seemed fine,” his son CJ said. Once the guys got back to the station, Clint was talking with Chief Joe McCool about the boat they use for water rescues when he started feeling light headed.
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".