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Top 9@9 for February 4, 2013

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1. Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes is dead and the five year old boy he was holding hostage is alive and well. The 65-year-old shot and killed a bus driver last week in Midland City and then abducted the boy.

2. The football coach caught on tape using a homophobic slur was suspended by the Lauderdale County Board of Education. The group met this afternoon to discuss the incident.

3. Alabama's legislature is set to go back in session tomorrow evening in Montgomery. Pre-filed bills cover a wide range of topics from gun safety to beer brewing.

4. The man who pleaded guilty to first degree murder was sentenced to life in prison. Police say Donnie Jones Jr. is responsible for the death of Megan Sharpton, who was found burning on the side of the road near Winchester, TN in July.

5. The body of an elderly woman was found stuffed in a trash can outside her South Carolina Home. She had been reported missing Saturday. Her 45-year-old adopted son is being called a person of interest in the case.

6. Workers were breaking out the birthday candles at Facebook headquarters. The social networking site launched exactly nine years ago Monday.

7. Something new on the menu at some McDonald's through March for Lent. The fast food giant is hoping Fish McBites will make a splash with customers.

8. Advertisers turned to social media to get a big boost during the super bowl blackout. Nabisco, the maker of Oreo cookies, was first to jump on Twitter, tweeting, "Power out? No problem, You can still dunk in the dark."

9. The first duty of the super bowl MVP is a trip to Disney World. Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Mickey toured the Magic Kingdom after Baltimore's 34 - 31 win over San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.

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