WILKES-BARRE - In a sparsely attended special session, city council gave the first approval Thursday to an ordinance granting voters an option to halt picking council members by district and return to at-large elections. With only three members on hand, the unanimous vote sets up a final vote next week to direct the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections to place a referendum on the November ballot sweeping aside five council districts, once again making council races citywide.
WILKES-BARRE - The pool at Coal Street Park is closed, but city Councilman Tony Thomas Jr. wants to bring back aquatic entertainment in the form of sprayers shooting mist and water towers dousing children at a splash pool. With the first phase of renovations complete, Thomas said this week there is ample space at the recreation area for an affordable system to help residents cool off this summer aside from the pool at Kistler Elementary School.
WILKES-BARRE - Moses Ngolo heard the thump as he tucked his son beneath the covers around 11 o'clock Saturday night. Then the shriek of his mother's voice bounced off the walls up to the third floor of their Simpson Street house. "Save me, save the baby," Maria Jeringa Ngolo screamed.
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".