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NEW THIS MORNING: The two people who took down the Confederate battle flag, that was once housed on South Carolina State House grounds, are expected to be in court Monday morning.

Last month, activist Bree Newsome climbed the pole and removed the flag. She was in a harness secured below by James Tyson. Both are from Charlotte.

Monday's court hearing will only be a first appearance for scheduling. They will be given another court date to come back in 90 to 180 days.

IN THE HEADLINES: Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and R&B legend Bobby Brown, has died at age 22. A representative of the Houston family released a statement Sunday night.

Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, GA, home Jan. 31, by longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon and a family friend. She was rushed to a local hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE: Family and friends of a Belmont teen girl after the rising 10th grader was critically injured over the weekend in a horse accident.

Saturday, Destiny Stafford was riding her father’s horse when she was thrown off. Somehow, as she was standing up to get back on the horse, she was kicked in the head.

Family friends say she was airlifted to Levine Children's Hospital, in Charlotte, Saturday around noon with no brain activity and not breathing on her own. As of Sunday afternoon she was on life support. WBTV's Ashton Pellom is covering her story live on WBTV News This Morning.

LOOKING TO FILL THE JURY: It's the second full week in the trial for Charlotte police officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick who is accused of killing an unarmed man in 2013.

Last week, nine jurors were seated in the trial - this week a new pool of potential candidates look to fill the remaining seats. WBTV's Mark Davenport has the lastest information LIVE.

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