DUPONT, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- For many people, their pets are part of the family. But what are your options when your dog or cat passes away? It's estimated that people in the U.S. will spend more than $69-million on their pets this year. That's according to the American Pet Products Association. While there's no data to show exactly how much of that money is going towards final expenses, the pet cremation industry is booming right now.
WELLS TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A recovering heroin addict has made it his mission to help other users get sober. Charles Adams opened Bradford Recovery Center last July. He started using alcohol and marijuana as a 10-year-old, went to rehab at 15, and by the time he was just 18 years old, Charles was surviving on the streets in Philadelphia -- doing anything to get high on heroin. Charles didn't go to rehab once or twice. He went 12 times and finally got a wake-up call in prison.
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- One man's hobby has helped another man find a long-lost treasure! Ralph Verrastro said his wedding ring went missing 27 years ago! The Dunmore man was building a deck back in 1990 when it disappeared. He and his wife spent a few days digging in the dirt, but they came up empty-handed. Nearly three decades went by, and for the most part, the couple forgot about the ring.
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".