ALBANY — An upstate pedophile who said he molested hundreds of kids was denied parole, but some of his victims fear he’ll soon be back out on the streets. While the a state Parole Board panel denied Louis VanWie, 75, his release for the sixth time, he has been eligible since December for conditional release after having served two-thirds of his maximum 30-year prison sentence. VanWie has remained locked up because he has yet to find a suitable housing plan, prison officials have said.
ALBANY — A stretch of the Southern State Parkway on Long Island will now honor the late hero NYPD Detective Steven McDonald. Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday he signed into law legislation naming a portion of the parkway after McDonald, who died in January. McDonald was a second-year rookie in 1986 when he was left paralyzed from the neck down after a 15-year-old gunman shot him three times as he patrolled Central Park.
ALBANY – One of the longest serving and most powerful state lawmakers is ready to call it quits. Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell (D-Manhattan) told the Daily News Tuesday that on Sept. 5 he will resign the seat he's held the past 42 years. Farrell, 85, cited age, health, and the demands of the job as chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee as key reasons for his decision to retire.
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".