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Bobbi Kristina Initial Autopsy Finds No Significant Injuries

An initial autopsy of Bobbi Kristina Brown shows she didn’t have any significant injuries.  The medical examiner in Fulton County, Georgia says the first autopsy results didn’t find an obvious underlying cause of death.  The only daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown died yesterday.  She had been in a coma since she was found unconscious in a bathtub back in January.  Because of the circumstances surrounding her death, investigators are treating it as a homicide.

Committee To Review Evidence In Sandra Bland Death

The Waller County, Texas district attorney says there are “lingering questions” in the death of the black woman found hanging in her jail cell.  Today Elton Mathis announced the formation of a committee to review the case.  It will take a closer look at the circumstances surrounding Sandra Bland’s death, as well as the traffic stop that led to her arrest.  Bland’s death was ruled a suicide, but those close to her question that ruling.  Mathis also said he welcomes any federal agencies that want to conduct their own investigations.  Bland’s toxicology report shows she had marijuana in her system.

Man Possible Trapped Under Tree A Week

A man found trapped under a downed tree in Prince George’s County had been reported missing for a week.  The man was discovered alive today in the nine-thousand block of Ardwick-Ardmore Road in Springdale.  Prince George’s County Fire officials say the man lives half a block away at a group home for veterans and is now hospitalized “in relatively good shape” with minor leg injuries.  Hydraulic tools were used to lift the tree and free the man.

Arrests Show Resurgence Of Prostitution In DC

Prostitution is back in DC, in a big way.  The “Washington Post” reports police have arrested 63 men in the past two weeks during an undercover sting operation as city officials try to crack down on the world’s oldest profession.  Council member Jack Evans tells the Post there is “a resurgence of the showgirl prostitute, women walking around scantily clad, if at all.”  Many of the arrests have happened across a large swath of downtown.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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