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Top9@Nine for November 20th, 2013

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1. A forensic scientist and medical examiner testified in the Zakkawanda Moss murder trial. Testimony revealed more than 100 items at the crime scene were tested for DNA.

2. Water rates are going up in the city of Hartselle by 4.4 percent come the first of the year. Officials say the increase is necessary because of higher rates from supplier Decatur utilities.

3. The city of Grant has hired Mike Burgess as its new police chief. He'll start December second and replaces Roger Hornbuckle who past away in October.

4. Governor Robert Bentley has awarded grants totaling $1.8 million to help homeless Alabamians find immediate housing. The funds will provide shelter, legal and health services.

5. There's more evidence that despite last month's partial government shutdown, the economy is gaining momentum. Consumer spending is up by 0.4 percent, the biggest gain in four months.

6. Campers are already lining up at the Best Buy in Akron, Ohio for Black Friday sales. The campers will be rotating shifts until the doors open late next week.

7. The International Space Station is celebrating a birthday. It was 15 years ago back in 1998that a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of what is now the largest manmade structure ever built in space.

8. President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the grave site of former president John F. Kennedy. This week marks 50 years since the assassination of President Kennedy.

9. A Colorado man says when he received his letter of government healthcare coverage, it was in his Yorkie's name. When setting up his account, the site asked him for several security questions which could be a likely explanation.



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