Federal courts and legal affairs reporter at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. An alumnus of Susquehanna University, I've covered everything from school boards to the state Supreme Court for daily papers and legal publications in Pennsylvania since 2000. A native of the United Kingdom, I grew up...
When Ed Pawlowski faces federal charges in January, it will be in an Allentown courtroom. “It is in the public interest that the trial in this case — which involves matters of importance to the citizens of Allentown — be held in Allentown,” notes a scheduling order filed Thursday and signed by Judge Juan R. Sanchez. The order confirms the trial, which also involves defendants Scott Allinson, an Allentown attorney, and James Hickey, a Lehigh Valley business consultant, will begin on Jan. 16.
EASTON — A federal jury rejected a former medical device salesman’s claim his employer illegally fired him for raising questions about a prominent Lehigh Valley orthopedic surgeon’s practices. In its decision Thursday, the jury, sitting in Easton, instead awarded $125,000 in damages to the salesman’s former employer, Indiana-based prosthetic joint maker Zimmer Biomet.
A Pittsburgh executive who implicated Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski in a scheme to rig bidding for a $3 million streetlight contract was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to home detention and probation, prosecutors said. Patrick Regan, a vice president of The Efficiency Network, must pay $5,000 in restitution, forfeit another $5,000 and perform 40 hours of community service speaking in public forums about good local government, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rich Barrett said.
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".