ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Family claims baby died after eating drugs in Tootsie Roll wrapper

The family of a 14-month-old baby who died in Port Huron over the summer says they believe the girl accidentally ate drugs wrapped in candy packaging.

Zai'Ahna Reddic died Aug. 25 after she stopped breathing. Her aunt, Shana Trice, and grandmother, Denise Edwards, think she put the lethal drugs in her mouth, thinking they were candy, while the baby was visiting a home near 13th and Division streets.

Family claims baby died after eating drugs in Tootsie Roll wrapper

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Fatal fire arrest

Police have made an arrest in connection with an apartment fire on Detroit's west side that killed a mother, her 2-year-old daughter and sent her 7-year-old son to the hospital.

The fire started Tuesday evening at an apartment complex in the 9500 block of Brace Street. Family members have identified the victims.

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Baby killed

Authorities say a 16-year-old girl stabbed her newborn baby to death earlier this year. The girl has been charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing.

According to officials, the teenager killed her baby after giving birth to it in a toilet in an apartment in the 9100 block of Agnes Street. First responders were called to the home Feb. 21 for a medical call, and the girl was taken to a hospital.

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Trucking company

Wednesday is the 24th day on the picket line for workers during strike negotiations between General Motors and the United Automobile Workers.

As the strike grinds on, the damage done to those who depend on GM is getting worse. A Dearborn trucking company is teetering on the edge and counting on a quick settlement.

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Murder investigation

A former writer at Local 4 News spoke with the Defenders about the morning she unknowingly covered her brother's murder in Detroit.

"It was 7 o'clock," Delores Lyons said. "Liz had asked me, she said, 'Delores, you've got to write this for the 7:25,' and it was, like, 7:15. I'm trying to get the information, but we didn't have it."

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