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Top 9@9 for December 13, 2012

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1. Decatur school leaders meeting with parents and students to talk about the future of the city's high schools. Tonight was the first of a series of meetings about merging Decatur and Austin High Schools.

2. A settlement reached in the lawsuit filed over the air show tragedy of 2008. The family of 5 year old Josiah Miller sued several parties after the child was killed when a strong wind blew a large air conditioner on top of him.

3. A treatment was applied to Bailey Cove Road, the first of its kind in the state. Crews applied a new chemical sealant designed to protect from erosion and cracks.

4. Two Valley schools celebrating State football Championships. Tanner beat Washington County for the 2A crown. Madison Academy won the first title in Madison County History, taking the 3A Championship.

5. Authorities say a worker who killed himself inside the Alabama federal courthouse in Birmingham went through an employee entrance to avoid a security check that could have caught the gun.

6. Republicans and the White House seem no closer to a deal on the Fiscal Cliff and will likely work through the holidays.

7. Google Maps are back on the iPhone. The world's most popular navigation tool returned late Wednesday night with the release of the new iPhone app.

8. Researcher say texting while walking may be just as dangerous as texting while driving. A study showed that pedestrians who crossed the street while texting took nearly two seconds longer to navigate an intersection.

9. A teen is calling for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy Bake oven. A 13 year old in New Jersey has started an online petition after trying to buy one for her four year old brother. She only found pink and purple.

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