ST. CLOUD, Fla. - Many counties in central Florida are dealing with a growing feral cat population. In Osceola County, leaders hope a new six-figure solution will help get things under control. "[We had] hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of kittens pouring into the shelter," said animal control director Kim Staton. In her 30 years of doing this, Staton believes the feral cat population problem in the county has never been worse as each kitten season gets longer.
OXFORD, Fla. - The sign in Sumter County says it all: "We have frost blankets. " Fairfield Farms Nurseries has kept busy selling frost blankets for those tending to gardens and plants. "The last few days, I've sold more frost blankets than I've sold in a year and a half," Trisha Tonn said. On almost any other day, the business's perennial pad is packed with plants, but on Wednesday, employees moved them all inside the greenhouse as a precaution.
DELTONA, Fla. - Porch pirates have plagued Central Florida for years, but a recent case in Deltona may feature one of the youngest culprits. Surveillance video shows a car with tinted windows pulling up to a home on Tamerlane Street in Deltona, and then a child gets out of the back seat, runs to the front porch and snatches an Amazon package. "It was frustrating and aggravating," said the victim, who declined to be identified out of fear of retribution.
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".