An Ocean City amusement park has suspended service on a ride similar to the one in Ohio where a deadly accident occurred Wednesday night, Maryland officials say. Trimper’s Rides closed a ride that is like the Fireball attraction at the Ohio State Fair, said Theresa Blaner, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. State inspectors were at Trimper’s to check out the ride on Thursday morning, she said.
Baltimore County has scrapped a policy that allowed top appointees to receive severance payments on top of their retirement benefits when they left their jobs. The Executive Benefit Policy allowed appointed officials to get between 80 and 120 days of severance pay, in addition to their earned pension benefits. The policy has recently come under scrutiny. Last week, the county announced that its administrative officer would no longer be eligible for the severance package.
A teenage boy is suing Baltimore County police, alleging officers assaulted him during an arrest in Woodlawn last year. In a lawsuit filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court, Shawn Curtis Harris said he suffered a broken nose and other facial fractures after police stopped a vehicle in which he was a passenger. “It was terrifying for him,” said Harris’ attorney, Joshua Insley, who said the teen has been contacted by the department’s Internal Affairs section.
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".