TAKOMA PARK, Md. - The Takoma Park Police Department put out a warning to the community after several incidents were reported involving guns that look real but turned out to be fake. Recently, Takoma Park Police officers have been called to a situation where someone had a gun that looks very real, but it turned out to be a toy. Most of these calls have involved children. Officers said there's not a lot of difference between a real gun and a toy gun.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - A bill before the Montgomery County Council would ease restraints on leash laws at dog parks. Council member Sidney Katz introduced the bill that would allow dogs to be off-leash in dog parks that are established by municipalities in the county. Right now, in county dog parks, dogs are not required to be on a leash, but that doesn't apply to dog parks owned by cities in Montgomery County.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - A man is helping Montgomery County senior citizens learn technology to improve their lives. Thomas Meyer has worked with computers for most of his life, but for others, technology is not so easily learned. That's why he created a company that would make it simple for seniors to stay connected to the world and the World Wide Web. Meyer spends an hour with someone explaining how to use this specialized computer.
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".