COEYMANS – The planned detonation and demolition of a huge smoke stack at the Lafarge cement plant Sunday sent a booming sound through neighborhoods as far away as Slingerlands in Bethlehem. The sound, which resembled two large claps of thunder, came from what Coeymans Supervisor Philip Crandall called the "controlled drop" of a several stories-high smoke stack that has been a fixture in the town for decades.
ROTTERDAM – The American Red Cross said it is assisting five people after fire damaged the Taylor and Vadney Sporting Goods store on Broadway late Saturday night. Pictures shared on the Daily Gazette's website shows flames shooting out of an upstairs window of the building, possibly an apartment, along with the blaze coming through the roof at 3071 Broadway. The Red Cross said it provided help to three adults and two children.
COLONIE – News Channel 13 is reporting that a gun store on Central Avenue was broken into early Sunday morning. The station was at the store at 1593 Central Ave. in the early morning hours Sunday and reported that Colonie police were at the scene investigating, with a smashed glass front door visible. The owner confirmed the burglary to Channel 13 but would not provide details about what was taken. No one at the store could be reached for comment Sunday morning by the Times Union.
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".