COLUMBIA, MD (Updated at 1:45 p.m. Thursday) — The body of missing teacher Laura Wallen was found in a shallow grave in a wooded area in Damascus, and her boyfriend was arrested in her murder, Montgomery County Police announced at a press conference Wednesday evening. (Get news alerts from Columbia Patch and like us on Facebook.) Wallen, 31, of Rolling Meadow Way in Olney, was four months pregnant and a social studies teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.
MIAMI, FL — Residents trying to escape Florida before Hurricane Irma hits are outraged as prices for flights skyrocketed to thousands of dollars, according to reports. The Miami Herald reports that some domestic flights out of South Florida cost as much as $3,000 per person Wednesday. In Florida, price gouging is illegal after a state of emergency is declared.
WASHINGTON, DC — Three exotic corpse flower plants are preparing to bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory. The plants are now on view to the public, and officials believe the flowers will begin to open Aug. 17-23. The corpse flower, also known as titan arum or the stinky plant, stand at about 2 to 3 feet tall. The plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia and can grow up to 12 feet tall in its natural habitat.
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".