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Top 9@Nine for November 22nd, 2013

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1. One person is dead and another hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in New Market. Authorities say they do not expect foul play.

2. A fatal wreck in Limestone County claimed the life of a Huntsville woman. 28-year-old Tamika Pryor died when her car collided with a truck carrying bales of cotton.

3. A Huntsville City Schools student brought a BB gun to school prompting the school to remind parents what the district's policy's regarding weapons. The student was disciplined as a result. The district is urging parents to check book bags each day.

4. Highway travel during the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to be heavy in Alabama. Because of those predictions, there will be no temporary lane closures on state interstates after noon time next Wednesday through midnight December 1st.

5. Alabama's unemployment rate has risen to 6.5 percent. The state's labor commissioner says thousands of Alabamians were out of work in October due to the federal government shutdown and that affected the unemployment figures.

6. Deer season in Alabama is set to begin at dawn on Saturday. In portions of southwest Alabama, deer season will end February 10th. In the remainder of the state, the season will close January 31.

7. Remembering the life and legacy of president John F. Kennedy. November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination. A moment of silence was held just after noon time.

8. The government is looking at reversing the ban on cell phone use on airplanes, but individual airlines would have the final word if cell phone use gets approved.

9. The U.S. Capitol's 88-foot tall Christmas tree en route to Washington D.C. made a pit stop in Knoxville, TN. It will make about 26 stops in 22 days during its journey from Washington state.


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