Larry Michels, 78 and Wille Felderman, 80 are back in Bellevue after winning the championship game of the national senior softball tournament in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this month. The Michels and Felerman are part of the Iowa Buzzards Senior (75+) Softball team. "I am going to do it as long as I can. I always said I wanted to play until I was 80 and I've got a year and a half to go," said Michels. "If you enjoy it and you're competitive, keep it up.
A new "voice" in Dubuque is helping first responders get to emergencies faster. The Dubuque Emergency Communications Center is now using a recorded voice to make that initial call out to first responders. When an emergency call comes in, Dubuque fire and rescue crews pride themselves on leaving the fire station in record speed. "The tone goes out, they have 60 seconds to be in the vehicle and out the door," said Dubuque Fire Chief Rick Steines.
A Dubuque mother is questioning why the man who's in jail for killing her son is able to go to physical therapy appointments without a law enforcement escort. Cody Berry, 21, pleaded guilty to driving drunk in connection with a head-on crash on the Illinois side of the Julien Dubuque Bridge in 2014. That crash killed his passenger, Gavin Gremmel, 19. In March, Berry agreed to a plea deal that includes a three year prison sentence.
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".