Detroit mother arrested after bodies of 2 kids found in freezer

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March 24, 2015: Detroit Police Chief James Craig and other law enforcement have a short briefing to media as law enforcement investigates in Detroit where the bodies of 2 children described as pre-teens or teens were found in a freezer. (AP)

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Second man arraigned in toddler’s slaying

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Kamiya French, 2, was killed before a man turned a gun on her father and shot a 12-year-old multiple times on Tuesday.                                            (Photo: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press)

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Miraculous Word of God saves single mother

A woman recently attacked by an intruder at her home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan reportedly preached to her intruder, who stopped attacking her when she told him “God loves you.”     (Photo: Screenshot via WXYV-TV)

Home Intruder Flees After Single Mom Preaches Bible Verses, Tells Him ‘God Loves You’ as He Attacked Her

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Detroiters Living Amid Ruins Resist Moving as City Reorganizes

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(Bloomberg.com)  On both sides of Dorothy Wafer’s Detroit home sit rows of crumbling houses among trash-strewn lots. A body was found in a car down the street last month, and there was an attempted rape, she said.

There’s no place like home, though. Wafer, 61, last week planted roses in front of her two-story house, with islands of hostas, lilies and carnations in the yard and icicle lights on her chain-link fence.

“I might live in a ghetto, but I’m not a ghetto person,” said Wafer. “This is what I know, and I don’t want to move.”

Detroit, which filed the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy on July 18, has almost 150,000 vacant parcels and 700,000 people on 139 square miles (360 square kilometers) after losing more than half its population since the 1950s. Planners envision farms and other nonresidential uses for empty land, and creating population-dense areas where it’s easier to offer services. Yet residents such as Wafer have kept gracious homes, put down roots and don’t want to move.

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Large abandoned warehouse in Detroit catches fire

At warehouse fire on Wagner and Pittsburgh broke out just after 3 on Thursday in the closed P&L Truck and Trailer facitlity in SW Detroit, Sept. 26. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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DETROIT — Fire consumed a commercial warehouse that encompasses an entire Detroit block in Detroit just north of Interstate 94 late Thursday afternoon just in time for rush hour traffic.

The smoke was visible from well beyond the city limits of Detroit.

Fire crews from Detroit and Highland Park worked to contain the raging blaze that showed little sign of weakening as of 5 p.m.

The shatter of glass caused by the extreme heat was audible from outside as thick yellow and black plumes of smoke rose skyward.

The warehouse, with signs that read P & I Truck and Trailer, is located at Martin and Pittsburgh. According to WDIV, Channel 4 News in Detroit, the business is abandoned, although security still hung from the building’s exterior.

Channel 4 is reporting no injuries to firefighters as of 5 p.m.