NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICH. - The Muskegon River is expected to hit flood stage in Newaygo County by the end of Friday, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for the weekend. The county’s Emergency Services Department has warned they will decrease patrol due to hazardous conditions. “So if you're on the water, you are at your own risk,” said Director Abby Watkins. Wisner Canoes and other water sport rentals have been asked to suspend river activities through Sunday.
KALAMAZOO, MICH. - Hundreds of first responders attended the funeral Wednesday of Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski after the 38-year veteran was struck by a vehicle and killed while responding to a call one week ago. More than 100 police, fire and rescue departments processed through the streets of Kalamazoo before Switalski's tradition filled funeral at the Wings Event Center. Before moving to Comstock Township in 2013 for a promotion, Switalski worked at an Illinois fire station for 34 years.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - As many families return to the water this summer, officials warn swimmers to be prepared. Captain Mark Noorman of Grand Rapids Fire Department said it’s important to remember that even inland lakes and rivers contain real dangers like strong currents, submerged debris and drop-offs. “It's a place to have fun,” he said. “But it can turn dangerous real quick.”During the weekend, a 15-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after a swimming accident in an Ottawa County lake.
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".