I cover courts, police, legal issues and general assignment, including investigative reporting. I've worked for The Journal News since February 1984. I've covered government, as well as the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City that nominated Bill Clinton.
RAMAPO - Police suspect a woman who drove across Route 45 and into patches of thick brush early Sunday in Pomona died of a medical condition. The 75-year-old Pomona woman's name is being withheld as officers search for any family members to notify, Ramapo police Detective Sgt. Brian Corbett said Monday. She apparently doesn't have a spouse or children or any relatives living in Rockland, he said.
SPRING VALLEY - Years of legal actions and acrimony with some trustees has ended with a state judge finding that the village properly bought a new car for Mayor Demeza Delhomme after be took office in late 2013, the mayor's lawyer said Friday. State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Loehr found the village properly obtained three price quotes for the $47,487 Ford Expedition and the Board of Trustees eventually approved the purchase.
After close to a decade of red tape and discussion, Rockland officials say the government is moving closer to adopting a commission to regulate taxis and limousines. Then Rockland Legislature and County Executive's Office are finishing up a final proposal for an eventual public hearing and vote, possibly in several months. The proposal remains in draft form, now with the Rockland County Attorney's Office, officials 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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".