ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, June 14, 2019

Neighborhood of tiny homes grows on Detroit's east side

Detroit's demolition program is changing the landscape of the city, leaving large swaths of open land in its wake. Some of the land is being transformed from vacant to vibrant.

Residents might have spotted a growing group of tiny homes along the Lodge Freeway near the Davison on the city's east side. The homes are impressive, and so is their story.

Neighborhood of tiny homes grows on Detroit's east side

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4 fast facts

  • Police are looking for a black minivan that led police on a pursuit through Metro Detroit on Friday morning. Read more.

  • A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Friday outside a senior apartment building in Eastpointe, police said. Learn more.

  • A woman who received a lung transplant more than 20 years ago at the University of Michigan Hospital was honored Friday for working to give back. Read more.

  • Three people were caught on video stealing eight utility task vehicles from a business in Lapeer County, officials said. Learn more.

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Detroit serial killer

Police said a hairbrush could be the piece of evidence that links a Detroit serial killer investigation with the disappearance of a woman.

Deborah Reynolds has been missing for months since she was last seen with Deangelo Martin, a suspect in the serial killer case, police said.


Senior housing for sale

Utica City Council voted 6-1 Thursday in favor of accepting the highest bid to buy Riverside 175, Utica's publicly owned, affordable senior housing complex.

Three bids were placed on the building, which currently houses over 50 seniors, many of whom are disabled and on a fixed income, Utica City Councilman Brad O'Donnell said.  


Dogfighting ring busted

Nine dogs were found severely injured and badly neglected inside a Detroit home. The situation was brought to the attention of the Humane Society, which also alerted police. Officers arrived at the home on Detroit's east side this week and discovered the terrible conditions.


School administrator on leave

Port Huron Superintendent Jamie Cain confirmed Port Huron High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Greg Wagner is on leave as the district continues to investigate statements he allegedly made to students. 


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