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Woman suffers burns after setting infested car ablaze

A live bedbug provided by Terminix crawls across a dime.

A 31-year-old Michigan woman was hospitalized with second-degree burns this week after attempting to exterminate bedbugs in her car.  Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at around 1:39 p.m. Tuesday in Pontiac, Michigan to assist with a vehicle fire. The woman reportedly had a panic attack due to having bedbugs inside her vehicle, according to an incident report from Oakland County Sheriff. The woman decided to kill the bedbugs by pouring rubbing alcohol inside the vehicle and lighting it on fire. In the process, she accidentally lit herself on fire. She was […]

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“I wouldn’t want my enemy to be in that place,” Another bed bug horror story from inside the Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – KFOR has now heard from another recent inmate who bonded out of the Oklahoma County Jail covered head-to-toe in bed bug bites. “They’re about the size of a dime,” Michael Stange told News 4 a few weeks ago. Recent Oklahoma County Jail inmate covered head-to-toe in bed bug bites That was just a day after Stange bonded out of the Oklahoma County Jail. He showed our News 4 crew bed bug bites that were covering his body. “I couldn’t even get in a […]

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These are the NYC hotels with the worst bed bug complaints

This news really bites for out-of-towners dreaming of a New York City visit. Some 188 local hotels, including 108 located within a one-mile radius of Times Square, have allegedly hosted some very unwanted guests in recent years: bed bugs. That’s according to a skin-crawling new study from Pest Strategies, an online resource for pest removal tips and services. “To bring to light a report that really highlights hotels as the main transmission vector is important,” said 30-year-old Shane Dutka, an operations manager at the Raleigh, NC-based portal, […]

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Judge orders 16-year-old murder suspect be removed from the Oklahoma County Jail following OSDH inspection

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – On Wednesday afternoon, an Oklahoma County judge granted a request to remove a 16-year-old juvenile inmate, who’s charged with first-degree murder, from the Oklahoma County Detention Center. This comes after the jail lost their certification to house juveniles last week. “I think the judge did what she swore an oath to do and did the right thing,” Tommy Adler, attorney for 16-year-old Michael Gene Williams, said. Oklahoma County Jail Trust discusses new OSDH report, barring the corrections center from housing juveniles On Wednesday […]

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New Cook County landlord ordinance changes security deposit rules

This column is to inform Cook County landlords of the passing of the Cook County Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance, which became effective June 1. I strongly suggest all Cook County landlords read, review and discuss with your attorneys the impact of this ordinance on your rental properties. This column will highlight elements of the ordinance but will in no way cover all the ramifications of this ordinance on your rental business. This ordinance impacts all Cook County properties with the exception of properties located in home rule […]

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City loan was supposed to help fix S.F. public housing where London Breed grew up. Has it?

Two months after San Francisco started emergency repairs on a dilapidated public housing complex, incremental progress has been made, although some tenants who sued over conditions say they’ve seen no improvements yet. “Conditions at Plaza East and in public housing in San Francisco and across the nation have not been what they should be, and tenants have been the victims of that,” said Preston, a former tenants rights attorney. “There’s been some progress dealing with conditions, but clearly there’s a lot more to do.” At Plaza East, […]

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Attorneys call out city for unsanitary court conditions — Queens Daily Eagle

By Jacob Kaye As Queens, Staten Island and Bronx courthouses resumed in-person day arraignments Monday, public defenders across New York City called out the city for what they say are “deplorable” conditions. The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys condemned the Office of Court Administration and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for unsanitary and unhealthy conditions that they say are rife throughout city courthouses. “As ALAA members returned to ‘in-person’ arraignments, they found that OCA and the City had not only failed to remediate the dangerous and […]

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Huntsville’s population is growing | rocketcitynow.com

The Rocket City is building more hotels to accommodate out-of-towners. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville plays host to many events from business conferences to concerts. The Rocket City is becoming a premiere destination for out-of-towners, so more people are booking hotel rooms. Julia Ryals, President and CEO of Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) explains, “We do have the state’s largest tourist attraction, with the US Space and Rocket Center and also Botanical Gardens is in that top ten, as well as Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. […]

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Image Of ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ Reboot Revealed

Lights out–and don’t let the bed bugs (or crazed killers) bite. The remake of the 1982 cult slasher film The Slumber Party Massacre–from Shout! Studios and destined for Syfy later this year–is premiering soon at the Cannes Film Market, according to movieweb.com. And the first image from the film–showing the slumber partygoers peering fearfully through a window at who-knows-what–is on this page. The reboot–directed by Danishka Esterhazy (The Banana Splits Movie) from a screenplay by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead)–is expected to debut sometime during Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween event. The movie, according to the official […]

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