PALM HARBOR, Fla (WFLA) – When Jack Price noticed his bike had been swiped from the YMCA where he works out in Palm Harbor on August 2, he initially thought about hunting for the criminal himself. “I was just going to get the thing… Me and my wife. I’ll just go ride over there and take my bike from him,” said Price.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (WFLA) – When a man stole Richard Griffin’s trike outside of a St. Petersburg CVS store in July, the thief stole more than a possession. He stole Griffin’s freedom. At 94-years old, the trike was his only means of getting anywhere. “I was a prisoner in my own home. Can’t walk too far,” said Griffin. “And if I don’t have a friend to bring me to the groceries… I’m a dead duck.”The theft happened on July 18 at the store located at 4260 6th Street South in St. Petersburg.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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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".