President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 12, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday makes his first visit to Baltimore since describing it nearly two months ago as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Trump won't be inspecting conditions in the city, though. Instead, he'll be...
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August 01, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday if President Donald Trump wants to belittle her Baltimore hometown as rat-infested, then he should consult with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whom she calls a "slumlord." Pelosi's remarks upon returning to the Capitol were her first...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2006, file photo, gulls nest near the North Landing area of the Farallon Islands National Refuge, Calif. The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, will hear public comment on a federal plan to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands in an effort to eradicate a mice infestation, a proposal that is drawing criticism. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 10, 2019 - 2:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until it addresses questions on the impact to wildlife. The California Coastal Commission heard public...
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June 28, 2019 - 2:31 pm
The Los Angeles Police Department goes high tech in its efforts to prevent officers from being infected with diseases and bacteria from the streets of Skid Row. The machines act as robotic germ killers to be used at downtown L.A.'s Central Station. One of the devices is a $110,000 robot named "...
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Rebekah Sager
May 31, 2019 - 3:36 pm
(KNX 1070) -- Friday Mayor Eric Garcetti made a guest appearance on the KNX In-Depth podcast. He addressed how President Donald Trump's tariffs on Mexico will impact Los Angeles' economy and whether the city has enough cybersecurity defenses in place, Eternal Blue is a cyber attack app developed by...
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Ventura County Sheriff's Department
March 20, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Ventura authorities are describing a house of horrors in Ojai, where a woman has been arrested on suspicion of felony elder abuse. She's accused of keeping her 96-year-old dad in a feces-filled home overrun with as many as 700 rats. Deputies arrested Catherine Ann Vandermaesen for felony elder...
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March 08, 2019 - 7:55 am
Although an employee believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her City Hall East office, no traces of the insects have been found in any of the City Hall government buildings, according to a report set to be discussed by the Los Angeles City Council today. The report comes after City Council...
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February 15, 2019 - 1:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (CNS/KNX 1070) - Los Angeles City council members discussed various plans Friday morning for eliminating rats, fleas, and typhus from City Hall. The full scope of the flea and rodent problem inside City Hall is still unclear amid a downtown outbreak of flea-borne typhus, but experts...
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Pest Control Officers Gregory Cornes, left, uses a hand trowel to scoop-up dry ice before dropping it directly into rat burrows, as his co-worker Curtis Redman assist, near the Capitol building in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Both are from the Department of Health's Rodent Control Division. The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. Washington’s government is struggling to keep pace (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 11, 2018 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation. Fueled by mild winters and a human population boom, rats are sparking a record number of calls to Washington's pest control department. The local government is struggling to keep pace while boosting the department's...
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November 22, 2018 - 9:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill. Teddy's Bigger Burgers has closed the Mapunapuna location and fired two employees who appeared in the Snapchat video. "We...
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