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Terminix employee accused of raping mentally challenged St. Pete woman

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A Terminix employee is accused of raping a mentally incapacitated 23-year-old woman in her apartment while on the job. Mary Scroggins, 50, mother of the victim, is suing Terminix, Garden Court Apartments, and the unnamed employee for one count of battery against the perpetrator, two counts of negligent hiring against Terminix and the apartment complex, and one count of vicarious liability against Terminix. The complex, located in Pinellas County, is home to Scroggins and her daughter, referred to in the suit…

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Historic St. Pete church sues after pest attack, failed fumigation

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St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg is under attack again by termites lurking in its century-old walls. A St. Petersburg Times article published Aug. 9, 2000, noted St. Bartholomew’s had to be shut down for two days when it was being fumigated. It was the second time in two years the property was tented to deal with the pest issue. This time, however, the church took precautions to prevent pests from causing destruction to this historic building by contracting with…

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