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A Ross Avenue woman was charged with child endangerment and her children were turned over to grandparents after Buffalo police found her and her three sick children living in an apartment with no food and being heated by burners on the kitchen stove Thursday night.

Shakinna L. Johnson, 30, was charged after officers were called to her apartment in the second block of Ross to check on the welfare of her children. The children were alone with no telephone available to call for assistance when officers arrived, according to a police report.