There is new information tonight as Western Mass News investigates a crash that killed an 80-year-old man just over a week ago in West Springfield. According to the Hampden County District Attorney's office, a driver veered off of Route 20 and crashed into the parking lot of Little George's Restaurant. All day long, cars zoomed by us on Route 20 and while this particular crash remains under investigation, we wanted to know more about driving conditions here.
Students in one Westfield State residence hall have reportedly gone home early for Thanksgiving break over fears of racism, students tell us. Last year, Westfield State University sent students home early for Thanksgiving break over a low water pressure issue. This year, we're told at least seven students and a residence director have gone home early for an extended Thanksgiving break because they feel unsafe. The move comes after months of racial unrest on-campus.
Tonight, we have an update on the Jo Ringer investigation. Family and friends of the missing woman urge anyone with information to contact police. The Berkshire District Attorney's office told us that the investigation remains active. An important hearing involving this case is coming up in just a couple of weeks and as that date inches near, family and friends of Jo Ringer want to get the word out. "It's like New England weather.
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".