HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Mike Volonakis is getting a first-hand look at the often slow, methodical workings of the justice system. He was arraigned Monday - 14 months after he was arrested for allegedly committing a racially motivated hostile act toward one of a black salesman at a Long Island cat dealership. Volonakis, then a manager at the dealership, allegedly pointed a gun at Marc Jean's head and asked him if it looked familiar. “That situation traumatized me in some ways,” said Jean.
FLUSHING, Queens — One of the men who died Monday when a city bus and a charter bus collided in Queens was killed after a spur of the moment decision to walk to work. Henry Wdowiak, a 68-year-old building maintenance worker, usually took the bus and train to work, but his decision to walk to work Monday put him in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday morning. He was pinned by one of the buses and his wife – Halina Kurpiewska – now has the grim task of planning for her husband’s funeral.
In the drug game, history just keeps repeating itself. Drug dealers, this time in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, are still getting creative when it comes to naming heroin. But local and federal drug enforcement agents say “Sin City”, to “Stink Face, “Black Rain” — and the other seemingly harmless nicknames now mask a much more potent drug – heroin, laced with fentanyl.
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".