READING, Pa. - Federal prosecutors are indicting former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer in a pay-to-play scheme. Investigators say Spencer was the "mastermind" behind a culture of corruption at Reading City Hall. The former president of the Reading School Board is also being charged, along with a business consultant named James Hickey, lawyer Scott Allinson, and the mayor of Allentown.
It was just a few months ago that Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski was celebrating a victory in Pennsylvania's primary election, but the FBI City Hall probe was a constant dark cloud hanging over the race. More than two years after the FBI raided Allentown City Hall, Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been charged in a federal pay-to-play investigation. Regardless, Mayor Pawlowski told 69 News he does not plan to resign nor does he plan to drop out of the race for mayor.
SOLEBURY TWP., Pa. - A Bucks County district judge has set bail at $5 million cash for a man now at the center of an investigation into the disappearance of four young men. The bail was set Wednesday for Cosmo DiNardo, 20, after he was arrested on charges he had tried to sell the stolen car of one of the missing men, 21-year-old Tom Meo.
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".