IONIA - Diarra Byrant shot and killed a man inside a Detroit apartment when he was 17. It was 1996. He and his accomplices forced the dead man's brother to sign over the title of his car, according to court records. They were caught attempting to get their hostage to take money out of his bank. Sentenced to life in prison, Bryant has been incarcerated for the two decades.
EAST LANSING - Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in East Lansing that occurred Tuesday night. East Lansing Police Lt. Chad Connelly said the suspected entered the restaurant in the 1100 block of East Grand River Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He indicated that he had a gun and was later seen carrying one, Connelly said. No injuries were reported. Connelly declined to say whether any money was taken.
LANSING - The Lansing School District Board of Education is looking to fill two vacancies. One of those vacant seats belonged to Shirley Rodgers, who died on January 4 after a decade on the board. The other was held by Peter Spadafore, who resigned last week. He was elected to the Lansing City Council in November. Applications are available on the district's website and must be filed by noon Friday. New members are expected to take the oath of office on February 8.
Board member @pjspadafore is also getting a sendoff courtesy of current president Rachel Lewis. Spadafore was elected to the Lansing City Council in November. His resignation is official at noon Friday
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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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".