MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The harsh winter weather can be hazardous in more ways than one, but there are also plenty of ways to stay healthy and safe by planning ahead. First, when it comes to your home check your heating systems. If you’re using alternative heating sources like space heaters, be sure they’re safe and you’re using them correctly. Make sure they are placed away from anything that could catch on fire. Also, be sure your smoke detectors are working, and if you don’t have any, install them.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It seems a deal between the city of Memphis and a company that provides home repair plans is causing some serious confusion. Charles Mckelroy is one of the thousands of Memphis residents who recently received one of these post cards. "My initial thoughts when I saw something like that was 'hmm, maybe this is a scam," Mckelroy said. The notification says "Important Announced for City of Memphis sewer customers."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — These dangerously cold temperatures often mean people do whatever it takes to warm their homes. From rigging up old heaters, to using the oven - firefighters say putting comfort before safety can be deadly. Staying warm in this cold weather can be a tough task if your home is hard to heat. "As temperatures fall, people look for alternative heating sources," Brent Perkins, with the Shelby County Fire Department, 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".