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Top 9@9 for January 2, 2013

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1. 793 pages of evidence from the Amy Bishop trial are now public record. Everything from crime scene photos to psychiatric evaluations stemming from the shooting at UA Huntsville in February of 2010 have been made public.

2. A bizarre crime is on the rise in Florence. Investigators say someone stole nine car batteries and cables from cars parked along East Limestone Street early Wednesday morning.

3. Three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed near Jasper. The mother of the 17 year old pilot says he had flown the plane many times.

4. The Limestone County Sheriff's department issued eight thousand pistol permits in 2012. That's up about 1500 permits from 2011.

5. An open house was held for students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, as they see the building in Monroe, Connecticut that will become their new school. Tomorrow will be the first day of school for students since the horrific school shooting.

6. Congress resolved the Fiscal Cliff, at least partially, with a late night vote Tuesday. All six of Alabama's Republican representatives voted against the "fiscal cliff" bill. The state's lone Democrat voted in its favor.

7. "There's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner," says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The Republican governor is speaking out about the deal that didn't get done. The House did not vote on a $60 billion aid package for states that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy.

8. A new study says if you're overweight or slightly obese, you're less likely to die prematurely. However, being severely obese does cut life expectancy.

9. The Crimson Tide are in Miami for the BCS Championship. The team arrived Wednesday afternoon for the January 7th match up with Notre Dame.

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