Demarlon Thomas

A prisoner who was recently pardoned by former President Obama was shot and killed execution-style at a Michigan halfway house.

Damarlon Thomas, a 31-year-old former gang member, was executed by gunmen who police say targeted him specifically at the halfway house on Monday night.

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Phaedra Parks

Reality TV personality Phaedra Parks was in Flint, Michigan doing her part to help during the manmade water crisis.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star handed out water to residents of Flint, whose drinking water is contaminated with lead and other pollutants.

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Aretha Franklin and Tamron Hall

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is calling on the Motown family to help Flint, Michigan residents during the manmade water crisis.

Flint’s water supply became contaminated with lead and other pollutants when the city switched its drinking water source from Detroit’s water supply to the Flint River.

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The Game

Rap mogul The Game put his money where his mouth is and donated $500,000 out of his own pocket to provide bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan during the man-made water crisis.

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 36, said he donated the money because his younger sister and her children live there.

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Aretha Franklin and Evrod Cassimy

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies success.

In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan, Franklin is launching her own line of food that will soon be available in grocery stores near you.

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Flint water crisis

President Obama signed an emergency order on Saturday, clearing the way for federal aid to fix the manmade water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

According to published reports, Flint’s municipal water supply became contaminated after the city switched its water source from the Detroit water treatment system to the Flint River in 2014.

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Teleka Patrick missing

Police are working to identify the body of a woman that was pulled from a lake in northern Indiana, NBC affiliate Woodtv.com reports.

A fisherman spotted the body floating on Lake Charles around 7:10 a.m. Sunday. He called police and reported “something suspicious” floating in the water.

The Indiana State police SCUBA team and Porter Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pulled the body out of the water. The body was described as that of a female dressed in dark clothing, according to a press release.

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Teleka Patrick missing

There is a new twist in the mysterious disappearance of a Michigan doctor. Authorities now know who Dr. Teleka Patrick cooked omelets and pancakes for in a scene from a bizarre romantic video. Patrick was reportedly obsessed with gospel singer Marvin Sapp, Target 8 News reports.

Patrick, a resident doctor at the Borgess Hospital in downtown Kalamazoo, vanished shortly after an unsuccessful attempt to book a hotel room on Dec. 5.

Police, who do not suspect foul play, had hoped YouTube videos would hold the key to Patrick’s disappearance. In one video, Patrick talks and sings to someone she refers to as “baby” and “love.”

In a request for a restraining order, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer wrote that Patrick was stalking him.

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Teleka Patrick missing

Authorities have hit a dead end in the search for missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick, who vanished after an unsuccessful attempt to book a hotel room for herself.

Police, who do not suspect foul play, hope YouTube videos will hold the key to Patrick’s disappearance. The romantic videos were created by Patrick about a month before she went missing on the evening of Dec. 5.

In one video, Patrick talks and sings to someone she refers to as “baby” and “love.”

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Renisha McBride

A Michigan man may face a murder charge in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Dearborn Heights police initially said they found the teen’s body “dumped” in a suburban area near Warren and Outer Drive. McBride went missing after her family saw her leave home in her white Ford Taurus on Friday, Nov. 1. The family was not notified of McBride’s death until Monday, Nov. 4, according to McBride’s aunt Bernita Spinks.

Police now say McBride died on the front porch of a home where she apparently went to seek help after wrecking her car around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Instead of assisting the teen, the homeowner stepped out on his porch and shot her.

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