Michigan Gay Marriage Ban upholds after appellate court decision | MLive Detroit

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriage, hold hand while their lawyers addresses the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today's appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban on gay marriage, hold hand while their lawyers addresses the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today’s appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

(left) April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriage, address the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today's appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

(left) April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban on gay marriage, address the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today’s appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Kim Gillen, of Berkley, listens to Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriage, address the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today's appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Kim Gillen, of Berkley, listens to Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban on gay marriage, address the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today’s appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

(left) Affirmations Director of Communications Cassandra Varner, of Ferndale, and Sheri Folta, of Ferdnale listen to Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriage, addresses the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today's appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

(left) Affirmations Director of Communications Cassandra Varner, of Ferndale, and Sheri Folta, of Ferdnale listen to Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban on gay marriage, addresses the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today’s appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

(left) April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriage, addressed the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today's appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

(left) April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban on gay marriage, addressed the media at Affirmations in Ferndale about today’s appellate court ruling upholding the ban, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Kim Campbell, of Ferndale, Kim Gillen, of Berkley, Yoan Alfaro, of Ferndale, Jeff Parker, of Ferndale, attend a press conference at Affirmations in Ferndale over today's ruling in theÊ6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the Michigan ban on gay marriage, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Kim Campbell, of Ferndale, Kim Gillen, of Berkley, Yoan Alfaro, of Ferndale, Jeff Parker, of Ferndale, attend a press conference at Affirmations in Ferndale over today’s ruling in theÊ6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the Michigan ban on gay marriage, Nov. 6. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Election Night 2014: tears and cheers at the Michigan Democratic Party | MLive Detroit

Maleah Egelston, of Battle Creek, upset over Democrat Mark Schauer loss of the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Maleah Egelston, of Battle Creek, upset over Democrat Mark Schauer loss of the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Interns (names withheld) of Democrat Mark Schauer's campaign hug during Schauer's concession speech in the loss of the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Interns (names withheld) of Democrat Mark Schauer’s campaign hug during Schauer’s concession speech in the loss of the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Schauer's Campaign Call Time Manager Laura Leblanc, of Battle Creek, hugs Tyler Nichols, of Monroe, with tears in her eyes after Democrat Mark Schauer loss the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Schauer’s Campaign Call Time Manager Laura Leblanc, of Battle Creek, hugs Tyler Nichols, of Monroe, with tears in her eyes after Democrat Mark Schauer loss the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Runner mate for Lt. Gov. Lisa Brown looked on with teary eyes as Democrat Mark Schauer gave their concession speech for the governor of Michigan, which was won by incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Runner mate for Lt. Gov. Lisa Brown looked on with teary eyes as Democrat Mark Schauer gave their concession speech for the governor of Michigan, which was won by incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A young girls listens to Democrat Gary Peters give his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A young girls listens to Democrat Gary Peters give his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A supporter holds up a sign for Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Godfrey Dillard during Dillard's concession speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A supporter holds up a sign for Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Godfrey Dillard during Dillard’s concession speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Gary Peters gives his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Gary Peters gives his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters hugs retiring Senator Carl Levin whose seat he will replace. Peters gave his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters hugs retiring Senator Carl Levin whose seat he will replace. Peters gave his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Senator John Conyers,  speaks to media at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night Rally at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Rep. John Conyers speaks to media at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night Rally at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Detroit Devil’s Night 2014

MLive Detroit crime reporter Gus Burns reported, “Detroit officials have reported 66 fires since Midnight Tuesday, 31 of which have been deemed suspicious, likely arson. The heaviest night of fires is traditionally Oct. 30, known as Devil’s night to arsonists and Angels’ Night to the public-private coordinated effort attempting to thwart the efforts of firebugs. Mayor Mike Duggan’s office reports 38 fires on Thursday though midnight, 24 of which were labeled suspicious. That’s’ a reduction by one fire compared to the same period in 2013.”

Flames shoot high into the air as Detroit Firefighters took a defensive stance at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St., between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side, just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. The fire spread to the abandon house next door as DFD tried to stop it from spreading further to an occupied dwelling beside that. At the same time less than a mile away DFD fought two vacant dwelling fires.

Flames shoot high into the air as Detroit Firefighters took a defensive stance at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St., between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side, just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. The fire spread to the abandon house next door as DFD tried to stop it from spreading further to an occupied dwelling beside that. At the same time less than a mile away DFD fought two vacant dwelling fires.

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Detroit Firefighters use fire 3 hoses to fight two fully-engulfed abandon dwelling fires at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014.

Detroit Firefighters use fire 3 hoses to fight two fully-engulfed abandon dwelling fires at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014.

The grass burns at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014.

The grass burns at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014.

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Detroit Firefighters stand in nearly knee-deep water as they fought an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014.

Detroit Firefighters stand in nearly knee-deep water as they fought an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014.

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Two Detroit Firefighters control a tower ladder from atop their engine at two abandon dwelling fires at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the )

Two Detroit Firefighters control a tower ladder from atop their engine at two abandon dwelling fires at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires.

Trees and remnants of a house stand in the embers of an abandon dwelling fire at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the )

Trees and remnants of a house stand in the embers of an abandon dwelling fire at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. 

A Detroit Firefighters prepares to use the hose on a fire that spread into abandon third structure at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the )

A Detroit Firefighters prepares to use the hose on a fire that spread into abandon third structure at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires. 

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Old Poletown fire

On the way to the Detroit Jazz Festival for an assignment I took a short detour to follow the plume of smoke billowing up from the city’s near east side. This time it lead me to an abandon house fire in Detroit’s Old Poletown. Somehow the colors and light just fit. Here are some Instagram edits of the photos from a short detour.

Abandon house fire on Detroit's east side in the city's old Poletown East neighborhood #dfd #Detroit

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Beware of Dog. Old Poletown #Detroit

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Sunlight and smoke from an abandon house fire mix on #Detroit's east side

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Private parking shadows #Detroit

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4th annual American Coney Dog Eating Challenge | Detroit News

Detroit News photo gallery: 4th annual American Coney Dog Eating Challenge

Ameircan Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Ameircan Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Matthew Holowicki, of Plymouth, destroys coney dog after coney dog at the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. Holowicki would win the eating challenge by breaking a record by consuming 17 coney dogs. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Matthew Holowicki, of Plymouth, mows down coney dog after coney dog at the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. Holowicki would win the eating challenge by breaking a record by consuming 17 coney dogs. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A young girl watches from inside American Coney Island as participants compete in the Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A young girl watches from inside American Coney Island as participants compete in the Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Tim Cope, of Port Huron, wears a hot dog necklace signed by 9 different competitive eating champions as his inspiration at 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. This was Cope's third year competing and vows to win next year. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Tim Cope, of Port Huron, wears a hot dog necklace signed by 9 different competitive eating champions as his inspiration at 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. This was Cope’s third year competing and vows to win next year. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A server waits with more trays of hot dogs to be delivered as the competition grows closer between 3 hungry participants in the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A server waits with more trays of hot dogs to be delivered as the competition grows closer between 3 hungry participants in the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Church! Easter Sunday & Detroit Mass Mob | Detroit News

Easter Sunday at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral in SW Detroit:

Theresa Trybus, of Detroit, sits next to spring flowers during the Easter Sunday service at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., in Detroit on Sunday April 20, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/Special to the Detroit News)

Theresa Trybus, of Detroit, sits next to spring flowers during the Easter Sunday service at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., in Detroit on Sunday April 20, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/Special to the Detroit News)

Theresa Trybus, of Detroit, fiddles with rosary beads during the Easter Sunday service at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., in Detroit on Sunday April 20, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/Special to the Detroit News)

Theresa Trybus, of Detroit, prays with rosary beads during the Easter Sunday service at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., in Detroit on Sunday April 20, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/Special to the Detroit News)

Detroit Mass Mob is a Detroit phenomenon that brings church-goers from around the South East Michigan to a different church each weekend. It’s goal is to fill the pews and donation baskets on struggling historic churches and parishes.

Church-goers spill outside of the packed St. Albertus Church on Sunday morning, Aug. 10. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Church-goers spill outside of the packed St. Albertus Church on Sunday morning, Aug. 10. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Church-goers stand in the aisles of the packed St. Albertus Church, Detroit's oldest Polish Church dating back to 1872. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church on Sunday Aug. 10 (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Church-goers stand in the aisles of the packed St. Albertus Church, Detroit’s oldest Polish Church dating back to 1872. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church on Sunday Aug. 10 (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A church-goer looks up at St. Albertus Church's ornate ceiling and stained glass windows. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church on Sunday Aug. 10 (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A church-goer looks up at St. Albertus Church’s ornate ceiling and stained glass windows. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church on Sunday Aug. 10 (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A man raises his hand as he rides past Detroit's oldest Polish Church, St. Albertus on Sunday morning. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church on Sunday, Aug. 10. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A man raises his hand as he rides past Detroit’s oldest Polish Church, St. Albertus on Sunday morning. Detroit Mass Mob brought Church-goers from all over Metro Detroit, who filled the pews, aisles and spilled outside the doors at St. Albertus Church on Sunday, Aug. 10. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)