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Top 9@9 for January 18, 2013

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1. Residents along the Tennessee River in Morgan County are keeping an eye on the rising river level. After constant rainfall over the last five days, there is a possibility of flooding to nearby homes.

2. Congestion on I-65 lasted well into the night on Thursday. The snow event in Cullman County stranded travelers for up to 12 hours as the interstate was shut down between mile markers 310 to 318.

3. Information from archaeological research is making it less likely for Huntsville city schools to relocate Grissom High School on a 60 acre plot of land off Weatherly Road. At least four sites on the property could be historic including a possible Indian burial ground.

4. A late night fire destroyed a well known business in Leighton. The Flower Box, which occupies a 100 year old building, went up in flames around 10:30 last night.

5. Alabama's unemployment rate is down to 7.1 percent in November. It's the fourth straight month of decline. The December rate is also better than a year ago.

6. Alabama lawmakers are studying a proposal that would close down retail sales of the state's Alcohol Beverage Control board. State Senator Arthur Orr says it would save Alabama up to $50 million a year.

7. Disturbing video from Philadelphia shows a man attacking a woman, then throwing her on the subway tracks. Police later picked up a suspect that was still carrying her cell phone.

8. Chase and PNC Banks are outfitting thousands of ATMs to dispense one and five dollar bills. The exact amount ATMs will be throughout the country by the end of the year.

9. Now's the time to catch a wave according to travel experts. January and February is Wave Season where you can catch cruise lines offering their deepest discounts of the year up to 65 percent.

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