Morning Briefing Oct. 25, 2021: Keeping spiders out, meeting on vaccine for kids this week, rainy forecast update

Here are this morning’s top stories

Here are tips for keeping spiders out of your home.

Spider invasion: How to keep them out of your home

We know spiders serve a purpose and we all might not be terrified of them.

But if you’re not a fan of spiders, you hate to see them in your home. If it seems like there are more invading your space, you’re not alone.

We talked to a pest expert about how to spiders get into homes, and what you can do to help keep them out.

Weather forecast: Rain, temps and leaves all fall

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FDA panel to meet this week on COVID vaccines for kids 5-11

How soon could kids ages 5-11 get a COVID vaccine? Possibly by November, but the FDA and CDC must sign off on it.

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the FDA panel is scheduled to meet to discuss whether to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11. The vaccine maker requested emergency use authorization for its COVID vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 earlier this month.

Here’s the latest.

Stoney Creek High School senior hit by car dies

A Stoney Creek High School senior who was hit by a car last week has died.

Elisa Volcic, 17, was struck Monday, Oct. 18, while she was walking on Tienken Road near Clear Creek Drive. She suffered broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. She was in critical condition at a hospital before her death.

Toddler treated in Ann Arbor after gunshot wound to head

A 16-month-old boy is being treated in the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital emergency room after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head.

Just after 1 p.m. on Sunday Ann Arbor police received a 911 call from a residence on the 700 block of North Maple Road.

‘We hear them in the walls’: Troy neighbors face big rat problem near I-75

Reports of rats are mounting in the area of Roger Court near I-75 in Troy.

Beth Carns said she’s finding the rats outside, and inside, her home.

“I saw them in my kitchen, in the middle of the night,” Beth Carns. “We hear them in the walls.”

About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.