PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Get Marty report resulted in a major cruise line stepping up to help hundreds of travelers. Timira, who is Marty Griffin’s KDKA Radio producer, had to cancel her planned Carnival Cruise out of Miami on Sept 7. She was afraid of Hurricane Irma. More than 50 of her friends also cancelled. Carnival officials had been refusing to give the vacationers vouchers to cruise again. If the cruise ship heads out to sea, their policy is no refunds and no cruise vouchers.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hurricane Irma ruined a lot of dream vacation plans for a large group of people in Pittsburgh. “It’s was my anniversary celebration. But I wasn’t going to put my family at risk,” says Timira Cox. A group of more than 50 people booked a Carnival cruise, which was scheduled to leave Miami on Sept. 7. That was just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida and caused widespread devastation. “Carnival had us flying into a city that as being evacuated. It made no sense.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Woodland Hills School District has reached a severance agreement with the high school’s former principal and head football coach. Kevin Murray resigned in August after video surfaced, showing him allegedly helping school police officers physically handle a student. He had been on unpaid leave from the district while the state Department of Education decided if his certification should be renewed.
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".