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Top 9@9 for November 16, 2012

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1. A Sardis High graduate is back home tonight after losing both legs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Family, friends and supporters packed the Huntsville airport to greet Corey Garmon as part of a homecoming celebration.

2. Madison County investigators were combing the Flint River in response to an anonymous tip. They were there most of the day trying to recover something from the water related to a high profile case.

3. 66 headstones were damaged at a church cemetery in Tanner. Many of the headstones had just been re-set after a similar incident about a week ago.

4. Mayor Tommy Battle presented his fifth State of the City address at the VBC this morning. It's the Mayor's first since being re-elected in August.

5. At least four people were injured and two are missing after an oil rig off exploded the coast of Louisiana. It is not clear if the Black Elk Energy rig is leaking.

6. Four people are dead and 17 are injured after a parade float carrying wounded veterans was struck by a freight train in Texas. The float was crossing the tracks on its way to an honorary banquet.

7. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread is filing for bankruptcy. Hostess is seeking to close its operations after a long battle with unions after workers rejected a contract offering slashed wages.

8. A man's trash turns out to be a world treasure when a Washington state goodwill discovered an authentic Salvador Dali etching among its donations. Book value is thought to be about $10,000.

9. The tablet computer tops the holiday wish list for adults this year. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $250 on electronics this year.

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