Ruby Dee

Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, a family member confirmed Thursday.

The Grammy-winning actress is best known for her stage and screen work in films such as "A Raisin in the Sun" (1961), Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing” (1989), and the 1979 TV movie “Roots: The Next Generation". Ruby Dee and her husband of 57 years, actor Ossie Davis, had an open marriage.

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Family Friend Convicted in Jet Ski Death of Tameka Raymond's Son

The family friend who was riding a Jet Ski that ran over 11-year-old Kile Glover on Lake Lanier was found guilty of homicide by vessel today. Kile is the son of singer Usher Raymond's ex-wife Tameka Raymond.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jeffrey Simon Hubbard "was also found guilty of serious injury by vessel, reckless operation, unlawful operation of personal watercraft and boat traffic violation in a Hall County courtroom."

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Jahi McMath body moved

The mother of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead by doctors says she sees hope in the girl's involuntary movements. A judge and several doctors who examined Jahi McMath independently declared her brain dead on Dec. 12 after she lapsed into a coma following complex tonsillectomy procedures at Children's Hospital Oakland on Dec. 9.

She lingered on life support for a month until a judge granted her mother permission to transport the body to an unknown location.

In posts on Twtter.com and Instagram.com, Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, said the body is doing much better physically since it left the hospital.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Police in NYC arrested three men and a woman late Tuesday in connection with the apparent drug overdose death of Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. The four -- two men in their 50s and one in his 20s -- and a woman in her 20s were arrested at a Chinatown apartment that was placed under surveillance following a tip to police.

Friends found Hoffman unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his apartment on Sunday morning. The heroin needle was still in Hoffman's arm when paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday at 11:30 a.m. A witness observed Hoffman purchasing heroin from 2 men near his Manhattan apartment after withdrawing $1,200 from an ATM at around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

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Skeletal Remains Might Belong to Missing Autistic Boy

A 14-year-old Autistic boy who went missing from his Queens, NY school may have drowned after running from a dog, the NY Post reports. Avonte Oquendo disappeared on Oct. 4 after walking away from the Riverview School in Long Island City. He was seen running from a dog in Hunter’s Point South Park, a short distance from his school. Police believe Avonte may have fallen into the East River after running from a dog. Avonte's family said the mute boy was petrified of dogs and water.

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Shonte Renee and DJ Nando

Shonté Renee, the girlfriend of slain DJ Nando, opened up about his death in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fernando William Barnes, 38, was fatally shot early Tuesday morning as he arrived home from work at Magic City strip club in downtown Atlanta.

Renee told the AJC she was upstairs in the couple's Morrow, GA home when she heard "gunshots" outside. She explained that her boyfriend of 2 years always cautioned her to stay inside whenever she heard gunshots.

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Popular Atlanta DJ Shot Dead

Popular Atlanta DJ Fernando William Barnes, aka DJ Nando, was gunned down outside his Clayton County home early Tuesday morning, the AJC reports. He was found by his live-in girlfriend.

Friends say Shonte Renee arrived home around 4:00 a.m. and found Barnes, 38, bleeding heavily in the driveway of his home on Oak Mill Court Mt. near Zion Boulevard.

Barnes was extremely well-liked by Atlantans who patronized the adult entertainment nightclubs Onyx in Midtown and Magic City in downtown Atlanta where he worked. "His funeral will be cray," said one friend.

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Popular Atlanta DJ Shot Dead

A popular Atlanta adult entertainment DJ was shot to death outside his Clayton County home Monday night, numerous media outlets are reporting.

William Fernando Barnes, also known as DJ Fernando or DJ Nando, was fatally shot as he arrived home from a night out at Atlanta's Magic City strip club. He is pictured above right with rapper Rick Ross.

Nando was a popular DJ who helped to break local artists as part of his gig spinning records at Club Onyx, one of Atlanta's prominent strip clubs. Nando also worked as a DJ at Magic City though he wasn't working there Monday night.

Friends believe Nando's assailant may have followed him home from the club.

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Suspects robbed dying woman at Taco Bell

Police arrested 3 thugs who robbed a mother of two after she suffered a fatal brain aneurysm in a Wichita, KS Taco Bell drive-thru.

WAKE.com reports 43-year-old Danielle Zimmerman drove to a Taco Bell in the 3700 block of East Harry on Sunday, Dec. 29. She suffered a brain aneurysm as she pulled into the parking lot where she lost control of her SUV and crashed into the speaker box.

As she lay dying in the driver's seat, three heartless thugs robbed Zimmerman of her purse, iPhone and her wedding ring.

“Instead of trying to help her, somebody robbed her," said Zimmerman's husband, Kris. "How could you take somebody’s wedding ring off their finger?” Kris Zimmerman said.

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Eva Casara mother

When a pregnant Chicago teenager was shot in the head and dumped in a snowy alley on Christmas day, police believed she was the victim of a botched robbery attempt.

17-year-old Eva Casara was 26 weeks pregnant when she died on Dec. 26. Doctors delivered her baby girl who is in critical condition in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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