Amanda is the education reporter at the Virginia Gazette. She was previously the evening breaking news reporter at the Daily Press. She is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary and spends most of her time hanging out with her dog, Chaco.
Part of 2nd Street in upper York County is closed due to an active shooting, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office dispatch. A call for a shooting at Ebby's Auto Painting and Collision came into dispatch at 8:37 a.m. It is unclear whether anyone was injured. The road is blocked at 2nd Street and Merrimac Trail. Neighboring businesses have been evacuated, said Chris Smith, co-owner of the Virginia Beer Company. The brewery is next door to Ebby's, but he said they didn't hear any gun shots.
A 5-year-old was pulled out of the swimming pool at Chickahominy Riverfront Park Saturday and airlifted to a hospital Saturday. The child's uncle saw the boy at the bottom of the pool shortly before 1:30 p.m., then jumped in and pulled him out, said James City County Battalion Chief Al Catlett. Lifeguards began CPR until James City County medics arrived shortly after. "The lifeguards had been doing CPR for a couple minutes and they told (the medics) they got a faint pulse back," Catlett said.
When Holly Johnson pictures Pocahontas, she sees Disney’s animated version from the 1995 film — long black hair, small tan dress and a red tattoo wrapped around her upper arm. But as the 13-year-old from North Carolina grew up, she realized that wasn’t a realistic portrayal. While exploring Jamestown Settlement’s newest exhibit, Pocahontas Imagined, Saturday morning, Holly was met with dozens of other depictions.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".