The Better Business Bureau reported a sharp increase in the number of scams reported to them in 2017. In total, the Bureau said 953 scams were reported to the BBB's Scam Tracker website, a 75 percent increase from 2016 to 2017. "People who live in small towns like Hannibal, Missouri or Quincy, Illinois are just as likely to be scammed as people who live here in the big city," said Don O'Brien, investigations manager in the St. Louis BBB office.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department detectives are hoping surveillance video holds clues to the theft of a trailer that was loaded with construction tools. The trailer was stolen around 5:45 a.m. Monday from Cheltenham Construction Services in the 900 block of Konert Lake Drive near Fenton. According to the company, the thieves broke a tongue lock and hooked up the trailer to an SUV and drove away. The vehicle the thieves were driving is believed to be a 2004-2007 Toyota Sequoia.
Homeowners in the 1600 block of Blacksmith Court in unincorporated west St. Louis County waited two weeks for repairs to a ruptured water main break. Before Missouri American Water could get out to make repairs it reduced the water flow to cut down on the amount of water being wasted. Customers told News 4 they were left with only a trickle of water coming from the tap. "We collect water in a little pitcher and we pour it in the back of the toilet so that we can flush them," said Jim Lowry.
Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are searching for a hit & run driver in a teal Chevy pickup who caused a head-on collision on Hwy B near Hillsboro. Thankfully no serious injuries. #kmovhttps://t.co/kduPqYvVu0
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".