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Michael Parson waives extradition, heading back to Ga.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (WXIA) -- A man accused of shooting his wife outside their Sandy Springs apartment on April 20 has waived extradition from Texas, where he fled.

Officials say Michael Parson will be transferred back to Fulton County.

Parson has been charged with shooting Atlanta attorney Adina Parson eight times outside their apartment in Sandy Springs. Michael Parson's charges include aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and giving false statements.

Hairstyling pioneer Vidal Sassoon dies at 84 in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts freed women from endless teasing and hairspray, has died. He was 84.

Los Angeles police spokesman Kevin Maiberger says officers went to Sassoon's home Wednesday morning and determined he was dead of natural causes. Sassoon's family was present.

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The London-born Sassoon's creative, geometric cuts required little styling. They were an integral part of the look of Mary Quant, the superstar British fashion designer who popularized the miniskirt.

The easy-maintenance cuts also fit right in with the fledgling women's liberation movement.

Sassoon developed a popular line of shampoos and styling products bearing his name. His slogan was "If you don't look good, we don't look good."

Reversible lane going away on Northside Drive

For years, people who live along Northside Drive in Buckhead have been declaring the dangers of the reversible lane. Now, after a string of recent accidents there, transportation officials are listening. A new plan is in place to remove the reversible lane and add a center turn lane and pedestrian improvements. Commuter Dude is familiar with this story because it's the first one he ever covered after moving to Atlanta.

Schools Offer Discounted Spa Treatments

A manicure and Pedicure for under 20 dollars? That and plenty of other spa services are available if you don't mind being a guinea pig.

Schools like the International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy in Sandy Springs offer affordable personal pampering. "We provide waxing, nail care, wonderful massage therapy and also skin care as well," said spokeswoman Che Chinn.

Students perform the services under the supervision of instructors.  A manicure is $7, massages starts at $19 and facials start at $21.

Mother of alleged gunman discusses son, daughter-in-law

ATLANTA -- The mother of the man accused of shooting his wife eight times -- three times in the head -- outside their Sandy Springs apartment spoke to 11Alive News Tuesday.

Margaret Parson, mother of Michael Parson, said she was in shock and disbelief over the allegations that her son tried to kill his wife of three years Adina.

"They seemed to be a happy, little couple," Margaret said from her home in South Carolina. "If something was wrong, they didn't confide in me."

Margaret said she loves Adina like a daughter and prays for her speedy recovery.

Doctors for Adina Parson held a Tuesday afternoon news conference to discuss her condition.

She has been transferred to the Shepherd Center from Grady Memorial Hospital.

News photographer captures new meaning of life

ATLANTA -- "I always enjoyed cameras," says TV news photographer Jimmy Moore. 

"I always liked the breaking news part," he recalls.

On August 8, last year, Jimmy was assigned to cover county council in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina. And while driving on Interstate 85, that day, he remembers, "You could see where some cars had slammed on the brakes."

"A spare tire had come off the bottom of a guys' truck and as soon as it got to my car it decided to take a left turn."

Jimmy swerved to avoid the tire, hitting the median, bouncing back into traffic and flipping.  

"I remember coming to a stop and hearing the commotion of the cars behind me and I couldn't feel anything."

That collision, nine months ago, left Jimmy paralyzed from the shoulders down, a quadraplegic.

For this independent self-described antsy man nothing is easy, anymore.

HIV crisis facing black women in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News is sounding the alarm.

Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV -- so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries. 

Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett counties indicates infection rates of HIV and AIDS, respectively, as follows: (This is for women and men combined, all races.)

Fulton: 4,213 and 7,342 

DeKalb: 3,257 and 3,983 

Clayton: 847 and 943 

Cobb and Douglas: 1,030 and 1,288 

Gwinnett: 884 and 1,041

In another study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, black women make up 60 percent of all new HIV cases among women. That's 15 times higher than white women and four percent higher than Hispanic women.