SPRINGFIELD -- A city father and son have pleaded guilty to reduced drug charges from a February 2016 arrest in what police said was a substantial heroin and crack dealing enterprise. When Ernesto Lopez Jr., 25, and Ernesto Lopez, 58, were arrested, police said narcotics detectives seized over 800 bags of heroin and nearly 370 grams of the drug in its raw form -- enough to produce "thousands and thousands" of additional bags, police said.
SPRINGFIELD -- A lawyer for motor vehicle homicide defendant Thomas Murphy said he believes the case will be resolved through a plea bargain. Joseph D. Bernard, lawyer for the 29-year-old Springfield resident, said this week he and the case's prosecutor are involved in "deep negotiations" toward resolving the case before it goes to trial. A Jan. 19 date was set for a plea. If the case does end with a plea, the trial date will be March 12.
SPRINGFIELD - A Hampden Superior Court jury has acquitted a West Springfield man of sexual assaults involving three girls. The jury on Monday acquitted James Smith, 49, of two counts of rape of a child, four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older. The crimes were alleged to have happened between 1996 and 2001, according to the indictments.
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".