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Top 9@Nine for November 27th, 2013

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1. A dozen people have been arrested for selling counterfeit items at a trade day event in Etowah County. Authorities confiscated thousands of DVDs, CDs, and phone cases. Eight of the arrested have holds for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

2. The mayors of Auburn and Tuscaloosa are putting up some money on Saturday's Iron Bowl game. Each are betting $100 which will go to charities of their choice.

3. The Alabama Retail Association estimates that retailers in the state might see a bump in sales this holiday season. Sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas could increase by about two percent over last year.

4. Gas prices are about 16 cents less this year than last Thanksgiving. 39 million people are expected to hit the road between Wednesday and Sunday. Roads will be the busiest on Wednesday with Sunday the second busiest.

5. The Ford Escape is up for a recall for oil and fuel leaks that could lead to fires. The SUV has been recalled seven times since its redesigned model went on sale in the spring of 2012.

6. A New Jersey police officer was caught on camera saving a man from a burning car. He pulled the driver out as flames engulfed the vehicle, then went back a second time to make sure there were no passengers.

7. Milk might get more expensive. Congress still hasn't passed a farm bill to renew subsidies for dairy and other commodities. Lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal.

8. Deaths from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic could be 10 times higher than previously thought. Based on data from 26 countries, the flu pandemic was responsible for more than 200,000 deaths globally.

9. The Atlanta Braves are one step closer to leaving downtown Atlanta's Turner Field. A crucial vote passed Tuesday night allowing 300 million in taxpayer dollars for a new stadium just north of Atlanta.

 

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