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Top 9@9 for February 5, 2013

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1. Speaker Mike Hubbard gaveled the House into session at 12:10 Tuesday afternoon. Maintaining the general fund on a tight budget is one of the biggest topics on the agenda.

2. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley delivered his annual State of the State Tuesday. The speech traditionally coincides with the start of the legislative session.

3. The President is asking Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts to delay automatic cuts scheduled to kick in March 1st. Those cuts include defense spending, which could have a big impact on Redstone Arsenal.

4. Repossessed ambulances in Hartselle should be back in service soon. Those ambulances were taken for breach of contract after the man whose name is on the lease agreement passed away.

5. We got a look over the compound used by a gunman to hold a boy hostage in Midland City. Jimmy Lee Dykes abducted Ethan from a bus after shooting the driver last week.

6. Children are back in class in Midland City following the rescue of their classmate, who was held in that underground bunker.

7. Tuesday marks the 10th annual Safer Internet Day. The event is intended to engage people to make the world wide web a better place for children.

8. The Baltimore Ravens were greeted with thousands of fans cheering, singing, dancing and marching. Ray Lewis held the position of honor at the end of the parade.

9. Customers of a Baltimore furniture chain scored free furniture. The company ran a promotion for everyone who shopped there leading up to the big game, pledging free furniture if the game's opening or second half kickoff was returned for a touchdown.

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