Rescue crews in Des Moines are working a serious crash on Interstate 235. Rescue crews in Des Moines are working a serious crash on Interstate 235. The crash happened around 10:40 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-235 near Polk Boulevard. There are injuries involved with this crash, but the number of injured and the extent of those injuries has not been released. Traffic is backed up for some distance to the west of the crash. Avoid the area of I-235 if possible.
When it comes to student safety around Des Moines schools, several schools fail to make the grade. The mobile platform Zen Drive uses sensors in smartphones to measure driving in a three-quarter mile radius. The app can determine if a driver is using a cellphone, as well as detect aggressive driving, braking and acceleration. Zen Drive grades the area for safety. Scavo High School, Central Academy and Central Campus received an “F” for unsafe drivers around the schools.
After being unable to contact their father for nearly a week after Hurricane Maria, two Iowa siblings decided to travel to Puerto Rico to help their father. While in Puerto Rico, Miguel and Marilynn Rios, who lived in Puerto Rico when they were younger, decided that they wanted to do whatever needed to be done to help. “I was looking for a way to volunteer and help in a bigger way because I had done some stuff, but it was in my dad’s neighborhood,” Miguel Rios 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 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".