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It is a true celebrity tragedy: Bobbi Kristina Brown has died at age 22.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. After she was found unconscious in her bathtub, the 22-year-old spent months in the hospital. She was later moved to a hospice and never regained consciousness. VPC
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the little-girl-lost daughter of the late, legendary Whitney Houston, died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice, nearly six months after she was found unconscious in her Georgia home. She was 22.
She never regained consciousness to explain what happened before she was found Jan. 31, face down and unresponsive in her bathtub.
“It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully,” said a statement posted to Whitney Houston’s Facebook page. “The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’ ”
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family told USA TODAY in a statement. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
Her father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, issued a statement through his lawyer Monday saying his daughter had fought to get well for months but now had taken “her place in heaven.”
“Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.
“We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my baby girl.”
Bobbi Kristina had spent the last months in two Atlanta hospitals, a medical rehab facility and a hospice, much of the time in an induced coma and on life support.
Her Houston family relatives announced last month that she had been transferred to hospice, a move usually reserved for end-of-life care.
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” said a statement signed by Pat Houston, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, the executor of Whitney’s estate. “As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
By the afternoon of June 25, police, and media cars and vans were seen parked outside the hospice as her family, including father Bobby Brown and Pat Houston, gathered by her bedside.
Her death, coming three years after her mother’s eerily similar demise, marks a double tragedy, one of the most heartbreaking of the celebrity world.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has passed away at the age of 22. In a statement, her family says “she is finally at peace in the arms of God.” VPC
Krissy, as she was known, was found by her live-in boyfriend, Nick Gordon, and their friend Max Lomas, face down and unconscious in her bathtub at her Roswell, Ga., home.
Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department, said Brown was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation until rescuers arrived. A police statement said Gordon “started CPR and a police officer took over lifesaving measures until an ambulance arrived.”
Gordon had been barred by her family from Bobbi Kristina’s hospital bed over the last six months, and angrily conducted a war of tweets with her family as a result. After falling apart during a TV interview with Dr. Phil, drunkenly weeping about his girlfriend, he went into rehab, then moved to Florida to be with his mother, Michele Gordon.
Gordon released a statement Monday in response to Bobbi Kristina’s death through his mother and one of his new lawyers, Jose Baez:
“The passing of Bobbi Kristina is devastating to Nick and our family,” Michele Gordon said in the statement. “Nick loved and cared for Krissi deeply, and he has suffered greatly each and every day they’ve been apart. Nick and our family are in mourning, and we ask that you respect our privacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with both the Houstons and the Browns during this difficult time.”
It is still not clear what happened to Bobbi Kristina or why. Police have been investigating the circumstances but have not announced their findings nor charged anyone with anything.
In late June, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he had the police case file and was reviewing it with “greater interest” given the move to hospice. A spokeswoman for him said Monday the case was still open and under investigation.
Meanwhile, the conservator for Bobbi Kristina filed a lawsuit against Gordon, accusing him of beating her up the day she was found, and stealing $11,000 from her account afterward.
Bobbi Kristina was “unresponsive” when discovered and remained so. She turned 22 on March 3, 2015, still unconscious.
She was first taken to the North Fulton Hospital in Atlanta and later was transferred to Emory University Hospital. She was placed in an induced coma and kept on a ventilator as her family gathered at her bedside.
In March she was transferred to a nearby medical rehabilitation facility, but her condition remained unchanged, according to her grandmother, gospel great Cissy Houston. She said doctors told her Bobbi Kristina had suffered “global and irreversible brain damage” and that her condition remained unchanged despite intensive treatment.
Although much about what happened before she was found remains murky, it’s known that she was in a car crash four days before. She was driving with a friend in Roswell when her Jeep Liberty blew a tire and she lost control, causing her to cross into oncoming traffic and collide with another vehicle.
Her friend and the driver of the other vehicle were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Bobbi Kristina’s tragedy echoed the circumstances of Whitney Houston’s tragedy: The 48-year-old former superstar was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Feb. 11, 2012.
Authorities examining Houston’s death found a dozen prescription drug bottles in the hotel suite. They concluded that Houston accidentally drowned. Heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors in her death.
The 48-year-old singer had struggled for years with cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her behavior had become erratic.
Daughter Krissi butted heads with family members after her mother’s death over her inheritance, her relationship and other disagreements, and tweeted often about missing her “mommy.”
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The cities are urging residents to be mindful of their water use as they implement stage one of their water shortage response plans.
SEATTLE – The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking water customers to be more mindful of their water use. The cities have implemented stage one of their water storage response plans due to the hot, dry weather and low river levels.
Seattle and Everett say their water outlook is “fair” and they should have enough water supply into fall when rainfall typically replenishes the supply.
Tacoma says its use of the Green River for summer water demands is being augmented with groundwater wells. It allows water stored from the river to be primarily dedicated to protecting fish.
Tacoma’s water supply serves Tacoma and several surrounding communities in Pierce and King counties.
The three cities are issuing an advisory, urging customers to take these steps to avoid wasting water.
RECALL: Kroger brand coarse ground pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon and Bac’n Buds have been recalled for Salmonella risk. The brand is sold at Fred Meyer and QFC stores.
The Kroger Co. has recalled four Kroger brand seasonings because of possible contamination from Salmonella, company officials announced.
In Washington State, the Kroger brand is sold at Fred Meyer and QFC stores.
The products recalled are Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold at its stores 30 states.
Officials said a sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, S.C., was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.
Out of “an abundance of caution,” Kroger has recalled all four seasonings produced on the same equipment in the same facility.
Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
The recalled items are:
Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement, officials said. Customers with questions can contact the company at 1-800-576-4377.
The Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act) will make it a federal crime to commit malicious cruelty to an animal in any area where the federal…
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While there is a federal law against animal fighting and “crush” videos, there is no federal penalty for malicious cruelty to animals. The Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act) will make it a federal crime to commit malicious cruelty to an animal in any area where the federal government has jurisdiction. Please contact your senators and urge them to co-sponsor the PACT Act below:
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Developer Jon Deal and several collaborators are creating a 36-acre “creative campus” called Sawyer Yards where people can eat, drink, shop and visit more than 300 studios. The space and plans are breathtaking.
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What’s your thinking on the RFID threat now? Apparently electronic data theft (where someone buys a card reader and walks around crowded places collecting data from people’s wallets) is growing. We just got RFID-protected passport holder and a his n her wallet set. Is this something folks are thinking about? A real threat? Interested to know your thoughts.
Police warn electronic pickpocketing looms as the next fraud threat, as criminals get smarter.
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Margaret Braham Lundberg I recently bought RFID-proof sleeves for all my cards–just in case!
Starla Theriault You can protect all cards this way, of course, from unknown threat. However, as long as people let cards out of their sight (under the counter swipes, cards taken away from the table to pay for a restaurant meal, etc) there will always be the risk of theft. Canada has chip readers. No cards are taken out of your possession. Credit card devices are brought to the table or secured above the counter at all retail locations. Not 100% foolproof but much safer.
Margaret Braham Lundberg I agree! I never let my cards out of my sight–or my hand if I can help it!
Starla Theriault I did let mine out of my sight in Las Vegas at a restaurant. You can guess the result. Compromised. Have now paid for 12 month Equifax monitoring to ensure no identity theft. Live and learn!
Ellen Moore Ugh!
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Kathy Gookin When I got my enhanced driver’s license, they gave me metal sleeves for that very purpose. I don’t remove it at the airport until I get up to the TSA desk and then put it away right away.
Temperatures for the central Plains could be as hot as 100 degrees this weekend! Watch this incredible video of a KS woman saving a two year-old locked in a hot car.
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Lorraine Jenks Takes 20 minutes for a child or dog to suffer brain damage because blood thickens in extreme temperatures and temperatures rise incredible quickly in a car, even on a cloudy day.
Becky Pruett I notice men standing around gawking ,,,,, I’m glad the woman was able to do an incredible deed sparing the life of a toddler!
Rebecca Holton- Kiefer Good thing she saw the little girl. I can’t understand how anyone can leave or forget their child is in the car with them. I just can’t wrap my head around what they could be thinking about that is more important then their child. (Mother of 4, Grandma of 12)
Debra Franz Good for her! She should get a medal!!
Bonnie Ball Thank god she was there.
Craig Prest Those blurry sidebars make me want to throw up.
Cliff Scott Great to see the dude jumping in to assist, what a man.
Julie Renee’ Meadows-Piner Good for her, maybe some of those other bystanders could have helped her, especially the man in video that just walked away, bystanders in bad situations are great only if they help instead of watching or filming. Great job to this woman, I would have done the same thing to, actions speak louder than someone just looking on.
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Colleen Murphy Good for her, I would do the same!!!
Sheryl Hulse The Life Hammer works great to break windows easily.
Linda Klenotic What a shame. Can’t they remember there kids
Claim: A new executive order being circulated will severely limit firearms ownership by the elderly.
|Guns to Be Banned for Elderly
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Obama’s Deputy Attorney General Designate David Ogden is circulating a draft of an executive order in which, among other things, firearms possession would be severely limited to people over 60.
An assistant to Ogden told us, “It appears that in these changing times, it is no longer necessary to allow the elderly to be armed. With all of their physical ailments and increasing senility, to leave them in control of a deadly weapon would be ludicrous.”
While the Executive Order may sound too powerful, experts in Constitutional law state that it is not actually un-Constitutional.
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January 2009 item about a pending executive order that would ban firearms possession by all persons over 60 years of age is not a genuine news article; it’s a bit of satire (which is tagged as such) from the Jumping in Pools blog.
That same blog has posted other similar items of political satire, such as entries claiming the Obama administration is planning to have soldiers and officers of the U.S. military pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President rather than to the to Constitution and that President Obama’s staff is working on a program to create an “America Scouts” program for children between the ages of 4 and 18.
In July 2015, news accounts genuinely reported that President Obama was pushing to ban a subset of Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lacked the mental capacity to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.”
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The Obama administration is taking steps to keep some Social Security recipients from owning guns, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
The Obama administration is taking steps to keep some Social Security recipients from owning guns, the Los Angeles Times reported.