Right around lunch time on Election Day, Paul Soporowski got an email, text and phone call from the Nazareth Area School District alerting him that his daughters’ school, Butz Elementary, was on lockdown because of an active shooter in the area. Nazareth schools went on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 after state police Cpl. Seth Kelly was shot during a traffic stop on Route 33 near the Stockertown exit in Plainfield Township. The shooting occurred almost five miles away from Butz Elementary.
Roadside fatalities in the United States jumped 5.6 percent in 2016, reaching the highest point in a decade. In a study released last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 37,461 people died in motor vehicle crashes nationally in 2016. The last time the country had more fatalities in a single year was 2007 when 41,259 people died in crashes. To put that in perspective, an average of 102 people died on the road every day of last year.
Four years ago, John Brown became a darling of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party. In a case of David slaying Goliath, the little-known mayor of a small borough defeated John Callahan, Bethlehem’s well-funded mayor, for Northampton County executive. But Tuesday night, a year after he campaigned alongside Donald Trump, Brown wasn’t able to repeat the magic despite the benefits of being an incumbent. So what gives?
While this data tool is useful, and the consultant provided what the commissioners wanted, I'm pretty sure anyone with access to the county's budgets and an intimate knowledge of Excel could have done this.
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
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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".