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Medical Examiner: Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.

Lafayette theater shooter switched license plates, had wigs waiting in hotel

Before John Houser shot 11 people at a Louisiana movie theater, he switched his car's license plate and planned to use wigs found in his hotel room as apparent disguise.

Lafayette theater shooter had history of 'erratic behavior,' court documents say

John Russell "Rusty" Houser -- the gunman in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana -- earned a law degree, operated taverns, ran for public office and loved political debate. He was something of a public figure in Columbus, Georgia.

Two women killed in Louisiana theater shooting

One co-owned a gift and toy shop. Another was a college student who also worked at a women's clothing store and planned to start radiology school in the coming days.

Troubled man kills 2, himself at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater

John Russell Houser apparently penned anti-government, anti-media blog posts. He was subject to a 2008 restraining order in which his then-wife and daughter were "fearful of him," police said. He spent time that year and the next getting treated for ...

Towers of Shame

Relief for the senior residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta who have been suffering through oppressive heat because the aged old central air conditioning units have been on the blink for over 70 days.

YOUR VOICE: What was your gut reaction to the Sandra Bland incident, the black woman in Texas who was found dead in her jail cell after being arrested for reasons related to a minor traffic violation?

Cody Perryman, Atlanta “Initially after hearing the report and hearing what happened I knew there was a cover-up going on. I would say I felt rage because now it’s continuous and now it’s going from them targeting black men to ...

College Bound Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies.

Civil Rights leaders wants Confederate symbols removed from state property

A coalition of local civil rights organizations says the group wants Confederate symbols - including a giant carving at Stone Mountain Park - removed from all government-owned property and plans to pursue making those changes during the next legislative session.

Another Georgia Political Career Crashes

When 10-year-old Burrell Ellis first imagined a career in politics, he couldn’t have possibly fathom a prison cell would be at the end of his political career.

Bill Cosby’s public moralizing was his undoing

For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing.

NNPA Celebrates 75th Year Informer’s Rolark Barnes Elected as Chairman

The black press boasts a long and colorful history and has weathered a host of storms since 1827 when “Freedom’s Journal” became the country’s first black-owned newspaper.

YOUR VOICE: Former Mayor Andrew Young says the problems we face don’t have anything to do with the Confederate flag. Do you think we should be worried about the flag or is it a waste of time?

Charity Hamidulah, Atlanta “I sort of agree with his opinion. For instance, on my way to my soccer game, I saw some man carrying a Confederate flag, right down Boulevard. It was a shock to see at first, but then ...

For Black Homeowners, the Great Recession Is Not Over

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt black families, especially black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new ...

July 1 brings dozens of new Georgia laws

July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.

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