heater
 n.— «Bernie Murray, head of the Felony Trial Division in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, said that though the office handles more sexual assaults in economically depressed areas of the city, he understands when some cases become “heaters.” “In deference to (the media), if there’s a neighborhood where there is not a lot of crime, and then you have a situation where there’s a serial rapist in the area, that’s news,” Murray said.» —“Rapes in poor areas rarely get spotlight” by David Heinzmann, Jeff Coen Chicago Tribune Jan. 4, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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