A Bellevue family has been ordered to surrender beloved family pets, three ducks they've had for more than a year. The city calls those farm animals that are not allowed. A neighbor's dog jumped into the Turnells' backyard and attacked two of the ducks. They survived with a $600 veterinarian bill. "They are lucky ducks, literally," says owner Nicole Turnell, adding the Humane Society took action against the dog owner, but the incident brought the ducks to the attention of Bellevue Code Enforcement.
A Six On Your Side investigation leads to help for a mother with an ailing child. She lost thousand of dollars on a project that never got done. Last April, after paying a contractor who didn't finish, Amber Johnson had to pick up the pieces. Johnson said, "It's not done right. The inspector wouldn't pass it." That shell of a garage is gone today and help is pouring in from several trade unions.
The internet effort that con men took to scam John gave him a wake up call. Phone calls, texts and emails convinced him that he and his fiance were winners of a Facebook lottery. A copy of a check for nearly a million dollars came through email. The Facebook lottery scam victim, who asked his full name not be used, said, “We actually thought this would be coming.”After he wired $200 for shipping fees, the scammers wanted more. “It could have been a lot worse," he 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".