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Top 9@9 for October 31, 2012

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1. Little boys and ghouls were on the hunt for candy throughout the Tennessee Valley on Halloween night.

2. A Huntsville man, already in prison for life on robbery and attempted murder charges, pleaded guilty to capital murder for the 2008 shooting of a contractor working at a Huntsville bank. Tavares Fletcher will not face the death penalty.

3. Huntsville police sided with parents of children at University Place Elementary School, asking the city council to prevent a Birmingham businessman from opening a strip club across the street from the school.

4. The Northeast corridor is slowly coming back to life as what's left of Sandy heads North. Because of downed power lines, flooding and dangerous debris, New Jersey's Governor postponed Halloween.

5. Crews from Huntsville Utilities are heading up to the Northeast to help with Sandy recovery efforts. Several trucks rolled out this morning for a ten day trip.

6. It was a mixed day on Wall Street as markets resumed normal trading following Superstorm Sandy. Major markets were closed for two days.

7. Both presidential candidates are back on the campaign trial after Sandy's October surprise. President Obama and Mitt Romney are back in key states.

8. Smugglers took border jumping to new heights. US Border Patrol agents spotted the suspects when their Jeep became high centered as they tried to use a makeshift ramp to get over the fence. They fled into Mexico.

9. More than a hundred soldiers from the 115th Signal Battalion are back on Alabama soil. The troop returned form a year in Afghanistan.

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