The family of a Calera woman who was killed is holding a fundraiser to help with her funeral costs. 42-year-old Kathleen West was found dead at her home last Saturday on January 13th. Police have ruled her death a homicide, but they have not said if they have arrested a suspect yet. In a Facebook post, Nancy Martin says, "My family and I ask for help in the services to lay our daughter to rest with the good Lord to where she will be guiding her husband and daughter through this."
The Mayor of Alabaster says adding traffic light cameras in the city could help with safety as well as being used as a crime fighting tool. Mayor Marty Handlon says there are three major spots where the cameras would prove helpful. Two of those are at the entrance ramp onto Interstate 65 North and off Interstate 65 South. The third spot is at the intersection of Highway 119 and Highway 31. All three areas are known for getting congested during peak rush hours.
Two years ago, Landon Gable was singing in his church's Christmas program. This year it was a much different storyThe Springville sophomore spent the holiday at Children's Hospital and remains there today. His mom, Cherie Gable, says it all started on December 18 when her 16-year-old son thought he was coming down with a cold. That Wednesday, he was diagnosed with the flu and started Tamiflu to treat his symptoms. But things only got worse.
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".