WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre police sergeant has received another suspension notice and says it’s part of a pattern of Mayor Tony George’s administration targeting union officials, a claim the mayor denies. Sgt. Phil Myers, who serves as head of the Wilkes-Barre City Police Benevolent Association, said Wednesday via email that he recently received notice of a significant unpaid suspension. The suspension will be appealed through the grievance procedure by the union, he said.
WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tony George has shifted gears on his plan for garbage collection next year, proposing to increase the price for blue garbage bags by 60 cents rather than switch to a sticker system. In a resolution he submitted for consideration at council’s work session and meeting on Tuesday, George proposes raising the fee for 30-gallon bags from $2 to $2.60 each, and the fee of 15-gallon bags from $1.25 to $1.85 each. Bags are sold in packs of five.
A local program designed to prevent children from going to bed hungry has expanded to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Volunteers with Dinners for Kids began delivering nutritious, “kid-approved,” microwaveable dinner meals to the homes of 47 economically disadvantaged students who attend Dan Flood Elementary School last Friday, program co-founder David Tevet announced recently.
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".