ROYAL — Two people involved in a motorcycle accident in eastern Champaign County Saturday afternoon were taken to Carle Hospital. Preliminary reports are that a motorcycle with a man and a woman aboard crashed about 2:45 p.m. Saturday on Highway 22 around 2275 N near Royal. A medical helicopter was summoned for a woman, who had obvious injuries while a man was taken by ambulance from the crash site.
CHAMPAIGN — A 30-year-old man was shot and killed after an early-morning skirmish in a downtown parking lot. At about 3:59 a.m. today, Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired at a city parking lot in the 300 block of North Walnut. There they found the man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. A police report said officers provided medical aid before the victim was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he died a short time later.
URBANA — Authorities are looking for a Rantoul man who did not turn himself in about a week ago to begin serving a prison sentence. Judge Roger Webber issued a warrant with no bond for the arrest of Willie J. Brifford, 29, whose last known address was in the 600 block of Autumn Fields, on Aug. 14. Brifford didn't show up in court that day as Webber had ordered to begin serving his five-year term for possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine.
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".