SCRANTON — A Lackawanna County judge postponed sentencing Tuesday for a transgender woman after her attorney said she wants to withdraw her guilty plea to a theft-related charge. President Judge Michael J. Barrasse agreed to allow Steven Fritz, also known as Sparkles Wilson, to file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea she entered June 26 to access device fraud. The court will hold a hearing on the motion within a week, the judge told Fritz’s attorney, Curt Parkins.
Perhaps no truer words have been spoken about the annual Solemn Novena to St. Ann than those uttered early Tuesday afternoon by the Very Rev. Richard Burke, C.P. As he spoke, the temperature outside St. Ann’s Monastery and Basilica in West Scranton had inched into the lower 80s and the humidity hung heavy in the air, as thick as a hymnal. “Nobody expects to stay cool at the novena,” Burke, St. Ann’s rector, observed.
A Scranton man will spend up to 10 years in state prison for hitting and shaking a 4-month-old boy, leaving the infant seriously injured. Chester Godfrey, 25, was sentenced today by Lackawanna County President Judge Michael J. Barrasse to 60 to 120 months behind bars for his March 8 guilty plea to aggravated assault. City police charged Godfrey on Nov. 1 with assaulting his girlfriend’s son while babysitting the infant three days earlier at a home in South Scranton.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".