(CBS) — There’s a new scam popping up in the area: repairmen roaming store parking lots, offering to fix your car on the cheap. The work ends up costing consumers much more in the long run, 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports. Imagine having your car repaired in a parking lot for a bargain basement price. Too good to be true? “It’s embarrassing that I got duped, that I was taken advantage of,” Belinda Lutz says. Still, she wants to warn people about this new scam.
(CBS) — When you need an ambulance, every second counts. But two paramedics tell 2 Investigator Pam Zekman help might not be there when you need it. It was a typical afternoon in the city. The dispatcher on the radio pleading for ambulances:“Anybody? … Anybody else available out there? … Anybody available out there that can take a run?”Zekman asked a paramedic how often this type of thing occurs. “Daily,” came the response.
(CBS) — The CTA has paid more than $50 million dollars over past 10 years for accidents caused by bus drivers – some killing pedestrians, others leaving victims seriously disabled. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found serious questions about whether some of the drivers should have been behind the wheel. “It was the most excruciating painful thing I had ever experienced,” says Amy Koplin, recalling the night she was struck by a CTA bus.
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".