HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- Where's the money? That's what some people in a Luzerne County community want to know. The district voted to hire eight people for nearly $600,000 worth of salaries. Superintendent Brian Uplinger said because of retirements, Hazleton Area will save more than $1-million over the course of the next six years, even after hiring those positions. But before the board approved the appointments, they first voted to suspend all hiring policies.
MOUNT POCONO, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A reverend from the Poconos is taking on a unique project. He's collecting greeting cards for prisoners. Reverend Rob McMahon has been counseling inmates for 12 years. The Mount Pocono man said their families suffer just as much, if not more, while their loved ones are locked up. So he posted a plea on Facebook, asking people to find it in their hearts to gather a few cards, and it didn't take long for the packages to start piling up at his front door.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- The November election is three weeks from Tuesday, but some communities in our area are struggling to staff the polling places. From Your Local Election Headquarters, the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections reached out on Facebook to try to get people to work the polls. But it wasn't enough to fill those positions, especially in Kingston Township and Exeter.
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".