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Top 9@Nine for November 21st, 2013

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1. A suspicious package in Decatur shut down schools, roads and businesses on Thursday. A bag of drugs taped to a rail car was later determined to be the cause.

2. The Anderson School in Lauderdale County will close at the end of the year. The school blames dropping enrollment. Students will head to Lexington or Lauderdale County schools.

3. The City of Madison is crediting a high school intern for shaving 80 percent off the cost of a road drainage project. Ben Kendall used computer modeling to come up with a drainage alternative to save money on the Mose Chapel Road improvement project.

4. Governor Robert Bentley is continuing the tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey. This year's turkey is named Clyde and still comes from the Bates Family Farm, continuing the tradition.

5. Hyundai officials say the company has invested $7 million into an Alabama plant. The Montgomery plant has broken its monthly production records three times in 2012.

6. Kia is voluntarily recalling about 80,000 Sedona minivans. A suspension part on the vehicles can break and cause drivers to lose control.

7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is a continuing decline in car accident deaths, teen births and infections that spread in hospitals. But, more work needs to be done on smoking, obesity and food poisoning.

8. A Virginia man has made a habit of not paying tolls, and now he owes over $200,000 in fines. It was reduced to $40,000. Now, he's on a payment plan that runs from now until the year 2067.

9. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time on Thursday.

 

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