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Man, teenage girl killed in

Bronx apartment building fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A man and a teenage girl have been killed in an apartment building fire in New York City.

It happened around noon on Sunday at a seven-story apartment building in the Bronx.

Police say 62-year-old Nelson Rojas and 13-year-old Yolanda Rojas were found unconscious and unresponsive. They were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control.

The cause remains under investigation.

Michigan woman faces

charges in death of 2nd infant

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman has been charged with murder in the death of her second infant in five years.

The Grand Rapids Press reports 32-year-old Lisa Rae Bryan faces charges of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and obstruction of justice.

The Emmet County woman is charged in the November 2016 death of her infant daughter, Isabella Powrozek.

A police report says Bryan changed her statement multiple times when questioned about her daughter’s death and admitted holding the infant close to her chest while sleeping in a bed with the child.

It’s unclear if Bryan has an attorney.

She was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served 15 months.

Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin says that conviction involved the death of another infant Bryan had given birth to.

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