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Woman Being Evicted Because Grandson Lives With Her

Donna Souza's mobile home park has a no-kids-allowed policy

(Newser) - A Florida grandmother tells WFLA she's about to be evicted and put out on the street, all because she allowed her 1-year-old grandson to move in with her. The Pine Haven Mobile Home Park is a retirement community with a no-kids-allowed policy. But Donna Souza's daughter is battling... More »

137 Tigers Evicted From Buddhist Temple

Monks caused 'mayhem,' Thai officials say

(Newser) - Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals. The director of Thailand's Wildlife Conservation Office, Teunjai Noochdumrong, says three tigers were tranquilized and transported Monday... More »

Accused Squatter Files Restraining Order Against Homeowner

California woman has apparently done this before

(Newser) - A California homeowner says a squatter has not only taken over her Fair Oaks home but has filed a restraining order against her, Fox40 reports. Sandra Forbes says the woman moved in about two months ago without meeting her or getting permission. And while the alleged interloper produced a lease... More »

Evicted California 100-Year-Old Gets a New Home

Evelyn Heller got some surprise help, too

(Newser) - A 100-year-old woman evicted from her apartment has a new home in the Southern California desert after a newspaper reported on her plight and motivational speaker Tony Robbins and a local congressman joined in helping her, the AP reports. Evelyn Heller represented herself in a trial in which her Palm... More »

A Suicide Attempt, Then Cops Find a Captive Daughter

German 26-year-old, believed to be autistic, was likely held captive by mom 'for years'

(Newser) - A 54-year-old woman apparently despondent over being evicted may have tried to kill herself by throwing herself down a stairwell, reports NBC News . She survived, but German cops at the scene to enforce the eviction made a "shocking" discovery: a 26-year-old woman held in "inhumane conditions." "... More »

97-Year-Old Woman Fighting Eviction Dies

Marie Hatch had lived in Bay Area home for 66 years

(Newser) - An unhappy ending to the story of a 97-year-old woman who was fighting eviction in California's Bay Area: Marie Hatch has died, the law firm representing her pro bono announced late Thursday. "There is no doubt that the callous eviction of Marie Hatch has caused her death,"... More »

97-Year-Old Woman Sues to Keep From Being Evicted

She was told 60 years ago she could live in her cottage rent-free until she died

(Newser) - Attorneys for a 97-year-old woman being booted from her Northern California home filed suit Friday to enforce a long-ago promise by the landlord that the woman could live there until she died, the AP reports. The complaint states Marie Hatch moved into her Burlingame cottage more than 60 years ago... More »

Deputy Killed, 2 More Injured in Colorado Shootout

Deputies were serving an eviction notice

(Newser) - One sheriff's deputy was killed and two others were injured during a shooting in the "picturesque town" of Bailey, Colorado, on Wednesday morning, the AP reports. The suspect was also killed by deputies returning fire, the Denver Channel reports. One of the deputies who was shot has life-threatening... More »

Fired Live-In Nanny Refuses to Move Out

Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte say Diane Stretton stopped doing her job

(Newser) - When they first hired their live-in nanny back in March, Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte say she "was awesome." For a few weeks. But then they say Diane Stretton started refusing to work, or even leave her room except at meal times—and when they tried to fire her,... More »

Oprah, Stepmom in Ugly Eviction Battle

Barbara Winfrey given 60 days to vacate house

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is evicting her former stepmom from the $1.4 million Tennessee home Oprah owns. After an ugly divorce from Oprah's dad, Vernon Winfrey, late last year, 66-year-old Barbara Winfrey now has 60 days to vacate the estate, the Tennessean reports. Oprah originally bought the home for her... More »

$43 Land Sale May Force Blind Senior From Home

Dolores Pittman didn't know about transaction

(Newser) - Dolores Pittman moved into her home when she was 12 years old; after 55 years, she could soon be forced out. That's because the land beneath her northwest Indiana home was sold for $43 at a tax sale a few years ago—a sale Pittman didn't know about,... More »

Spain Temporarily Halts Evictions for 'Most Vulnerable'

Most vulnerable will not have to worry about losing homes for 2 years

(Newser) - Spain, where an estimated 350,000 families have lost their homes since the country's financial crisis began in 2008, will halt evictions for the most vulnerable for the next two years, the Spanish banking association AEB announced. It's not clear how the "most vulnerable" will be identified,... More »

German Gunman Kills Self, 4 Others

Took hostages as girlfriend was being evicted

(Newser) - A heavily armed man whose girlfriend was being evicted from her apartment today killed four people, including the new owner and a court bailiff who were shot execution style, before turning a shotgun on himself, German authorities said. A commando team stormed the apartment in the southern German city of... More »

Couple Booted From $1M House After Foreclosure

Bought Maryland home in 2006; made no payments

(Newser) - After buying their million-dollar house in 2006, a Maryland couple never made a single mortgage payment; now they've been evicted after a long struggle, reports the Washington Post . Keith and Janet Ritter made a fortune, temporarily, buying and flipping homes during the housing bubble, and they bought their $1.... More »

Police Break Up Occupy London

20 arrested in eviction

(Newser) - Occupy London's campsite outside historic St. Paul's Cathedral has been evacuated by police, marking an end to one of the longest-running sites in the Occupy movement. Some 20 people were arrested in the dismantling of the encampment, which began in October, the AP reports. A former church leader... More »

Man Tries to Evict His 98-Year-Old Mom

Peter Kantorowski says she'd be better off in a home with 'people her own age'

(Newser) - Like many Americans, Mary Kantorowski has been ordered to leave her home, but it's not a bank telling her to get out—it's her own son. Kantorowski, 98, is locked in a legal battle with her eldest son, Peter, 71, who wants to sell the house she's... More »

Occupy Boston Holds Ground After Eviction Deadline

Police hold back as protesters party night away

(Newser) - Boston's mayor wanted Occupy protesters evicted by midnight last night, but police haven't taken action as some protesters stand their ground. Though Thomas Menino set an eviction deadline, he didn't say when the camp should be forcibly closed down, police said. "We're continuing to work... More »

Occupy LA Files Complaint to Stop Eviction

Protesters use 'Twilight' fans as legal precedent

(Newser) - The battle over a patch of grass outside Los Angeles City Hall is about to involve lawyers. Granted a reprieve from eviction earlier this morning, Occupy LA organizers said today they would file a federal injunction to stop the city from removing protesters. In return, the city threatened to file... More »

Detroit Woman, 101, Evicted From Home of 58 Years

Texana Hollis' son admits he stopped making payments

(Newser) - A particularly sad foreclosure story out of Detroit: Texana Hollis has been evicted from her home of the past 58 years ... at the age of 101. As if that's not depressing enough, Hollis and her late husband owned the home outright—but in 2003, Hollis' son persuaded her to... More »

Faye Dunaway's Landlord Sues to Evict Her

She may not actually live in rent-stabilized NYC apartment

(Newser) - Why is glamorous movie star Faye Dunaway paying just $1,048.72 a month to live in a third-floor one-bedroom walk-up apartment in New York City? Well, it turns out she may not be living there, though her name is on the lease—so her landlord is suing to evict... More »

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