CARLINVILLE, Ill. – A Carlinville dad was just minutes away from giving his infant daughter a liver transplant when everything changed for them at St. Louis Children's hospital. Braylee Frankford got sick not long after she was born. She’s 19-months-old now, but was near death a year ago. Braylee didn't have a gall bladder and doctors had to connect her intestine directly to the liver so the bile could drain. But Braylee continued to get sicker. She was rushed to Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Teen dating violence is a problem parents often don't know about until their child is in trouble. Ashley shared her story of how she got into a relationship with a boy in seventh grade and it ended up almost killing her. It seemed innocent at first, but Ashley said he became very controlling. He would go through her phone and find out who she was talking with. He would become upset when she wanted to spend time with other friends and family.
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The summer travel season is kicking off this weekend and chances are you will see someone flying with a dog. More and more people are pretending to have service and emotional support dogs just to fly free with their animal. Airlines and disabled rights advocates have been meeting in Washington to find a way to crack down on fake support dogs. Champ Assistance Dogs says fake support dogs put people with actual disabilities at risk.
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".