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Man found shot to death at Detroit apartments

A 26-year-old man was found shot to death at an apartment complex on Detroit’s west side early Wednesday morning. The victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the Northlawn Garden Apartments near W. Chicago and Oakman roads.

Police are investigating and have yet to release any other information.

Man arrested in connection to stepmom’s death

A 24-year-old Detroit man has been arrested in connection with his stepmother’s death after her body was found in a home on the city’s east side. The stepmother’s body was found early Wednesday morning in the 6000 block of Casmere Street. Her body was found in a padlocked room in the home. Sources said she had been strangled.

Sources said neighbors had been asking the stepson where his stepmother was and he had been telling them she was either gone or sick.  The stepson was arrested by Warren police.

Anonymous philanthropist mysteriously leaves donations in Redford

A serial philanthropist is in our midst. Thousands of dollars sent through the mail and the only clue is “Anonymous 1679″ written on the envelope. Business owners in Redford Township are checking their mail carefully these days.

“This is the envelope, inside the envelope it was just ‘Anonymous 1679,’” said Lisa Hoenig of the Redford Township Library

“I open up this and I just started laughing I was like what the heck,” said Laura Zain, Tailwaggers Animal Clinic

“I open that envelope and there were 10 crisp $100 dollar bills,” said Steve Gierak of Goodfellows.

Five envelopes in the Redford area reported so far. Two stamps, no return address and $1000 in cold, hard cash.

“I don’t know who is doing it,” Hoenig said. “But they are recognizing some good work in Redford for sure.”

“We received a little less than we did last year and apparently a generous donor picked up on that,” said John Buck, the president of the Goodfellows.

First it was the Community Choice Credit Union, then the library, the Goodfellows and Tail-waggers Animal Clinic. The one consistent that ties it all together – four digits – 1679.

“Within 20 minutes I had a meeting with the Redford Jaycees,” so I was like ‘You won’t believe this,’” Zain said. “And they said we got the same envelope and it says 1679. We started digging into this and we found it was something going on in the community and it was always all about Redford.”

“My staff is very interested in figuring it out,” Hoenig said. “Reference librarians love to figure out questions and everyone has a theory, so maybe we will figure it out.”

“Googling the number, thinking about different things they have seen in the library, could it be this person or that person.”

“People thought it was a bible verse, people thought it was a church groups,” Zain said. “Some mentioned something about a video game. I don’t know.”

To the people on the receiving end of the donations, the ‘who’ doesn’t matter as much as what this money will do this holiday season, which is help to finish an animal clinic for one and also give deserving children a proper holiday. And possibly inspire others to pay it forward.

“Whoever is doing this is making a lot of people very happy,” Zain said. “It goes to show you never know who you are talking to. We obviously made an impact on somebody.”

DTE Energy: 6,000 in west Detroit have power again

About 6,000 DTE Energy customers were without power Tuesday afternoon and evening in west Detroit after a malfunction at a substation, according to the utility company. The malfunction happened about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, leaving homes and businesses without power.

DTE said crews have fixed the problem and power is back. According to the DTE outage map, most of the outages were in the neighborhood just south of Interstate 96 and east of the Southfield Freeway.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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