CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Only a few brave and well bundled souls walked the white sand of Clearwater Beach on Thursday. As temperatures dipped into the 30s, business fell off as the mercury dropped. That’s not a good thing for businesses that depend on warm weather, fun and sun. “I look around, I see all the boats are here,” said Captain Ron Jewsbury, who runs a sightseeing cruise on Clearwater Beach.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – David Keys is the owner of “Window Wonders” in Brandon and recently a call came into his business phone. The caller I.D. said the call was from TECO. “I smelled it within a minute, within a second really. I mean yeah, it was a scam,” said Keys. The caller told him if he didn’t immediately get a pre-paid debit card and pay his overdue power bill, his electricity would be turned off in 30 minutes. Keys hung up and called the real customer service number for the power company.
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Someone tried to burn down a cat rescue in Pasco County, leaving its volunteers in fear and the shelter in danger of closing. Surveillance video shows two people setting fire to two cars parked in front of the Tampa Bay Cat Alliance in an apparent attempt to burn down the shelter. “We’re afraid at this point. We don’t know if they are going to come back and try to set the building on fire or, It’s just kind of scary you know,” said Alison Buckley, the shelter’s founder.
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".