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Boy Finds Mummified Corpse in Abandoned House

Homeowner's body was hanging in closet

(Newser) - Plenty of kids poke around abandoned houses, but there's a 12-year-old boy in Dayton, Ohio, who probably won't be doing so again: The boy on Sunday opened the door of a closet in a house that neighbors thought was unoccupied and found a mummified corpse hanging inside, reports... More »

Foreclosed Vegas Homes Turning Into Pot Farms

Empty homes are easy target for marijuana growers

(Newser) - With Nevada and Las Vegas among the hardest-hit housing markets in the nation, weed dealers are increasingly turning to the region's empty houses to set up marijuana farms, reports the New York Daily News . Cops have busted 130 indoor pot farms so far this year, up by nearly two... More »

Battered Detroit Plans to Raze 25% of City

Mayor sees shrinking city as way to close massive deficit

(Newser) - Battered Detroit wouldn’t have to struggle to pay for services in the vast areas of the city that are essentially abandoned if they didn’t exist—so it’s going to bulldoze them. Mayor Dave Bing did the calculus on a $300 million budget deficit and the 33,500... More »

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