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Top 9@9 for December 21, 2012

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1. The Alabama Supreme Court tossed out a $5 million lawsuit against the town of Gurley. The case stemmed from a 2011 ruling the town lost to M&N Materials for blocking the company from building a rock quarry in the town.

2. A missing hiker was found safe at Guntersville State Park. Sanjay Kapoor had been missing since he went for a hike at the park Thursday afternoon. He did not know crews were searching for him. He had been at the campground.

3. Today marks the one week anniversary of the deadly shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary. A moment of silence was held this morning as that bell rang once for each of the victims.

4. In Huntsville, a special candlelight vigil was held to honor those victims. Residents gathered at Big Spring Park this evening for the ceremony.

5. The National Rifle Association is calling for armed guards to be placed in every school to prevent violence. The gun rights group broke its silence Friday on last week's school shootings.

6. President Obama addressed the fiscal cliff Friday. He says its time for lawmakers to find common ground.

7. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in the president's cabinet. Obama revealed the nation's worst kept secret today in Washington.

8. Dozens of schools across Michigan canceled classes Friday amid worries of a student revolt. The threatened revolt was spread on social media sites due to the Mayan prediction of the end of the world.

9. A strong winter storm was still dumping snow and rain in some parts of the country Friday. Fewer flights were canceled Friday as holiday travelers were trying to get to their destinations.

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