ALBANY -- The city and school district of Watervliet have agreed to a $175,000 settlement with a former Watervliet High School who was sexually victimized by ex-city officer Joshua Spratt. The settlement was reached in U.S. District Court in Utica on Wednesday. In November 2015, Spratt, once a promising city cop, pleaded guilty to committing a criminal sexual act with a student who was 16 between Feb. 15, 2015 and April 10, 2015 in the parking lots of cemeteries in Watervliet and Menands.
SCHENECTADY - A man who admitted he set fire to his wife and then walked to police headquarters as she burned to death is scheduled to be sentenced to prison Wednesday. Schenectady County Judge Matthew J. Sypniewski scheduled Antonio Bargallo's sentencing when the then 69-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in July. Bargallo admitted he doused his wife with gasoline March 4 at their Elmer Avenue home and then walked to Schenectady Police Department headquarters downtown.
SCHENECTADY - A witness testifying against his nephew at a Schenectady murder trial grabbed his chest in pain as he completed his direct testimony Tuesday afternoon. The man asked if he could take a break during his testimony at Hector Abreu's trial shortly before the witness began grabbing his chest. Schenectady County Judge Matthew Sypniewsk had the courtroom cleared so emergency workers could treat the man. The witness was stricken while still on the stand as a break was about to begin.
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".