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Top 9@Nine for March 26th, 2014

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1. Some Huntsville Utility customers say their bills have doubled thanks, in part, to a six percent rate increase earlier this month. Customers can set up payment plans to ease the impact.

2. Moulton Police are investigating a home burglary in which a loaded assault rifle and several electronics were stolen. Investigators believe the burglars broke into a home around noon on Market Street.

3. Revenue from Indian-operated gambling in Alabama is no longer growing faster than any other state. Alabama now ranks fourth in revenue growth, when it used to rank number one.

4. Doctor Mark Kalenian with the Southeast Alabama Medical Center says the pollen season this year is unusually worse than years past. He says pollen can travel up to 350 miles in a day.

5. A federal jury in New York has found Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law guilty of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as a spokesman for Al-Qaida. He could face life in prison when he's sentenced in September.

6. Speaking at a summit, President Barack Obama says he wants U.S. energy companies to sell more fuel to European nations which are dependent on Russian oil and gas. But the Russians could punish those countries if The West imposes more sanctions.

7. The TSA union wants airports to post more armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. It's one of 14 recommendations being made, but TSA administrator John Pistole doesn't believe more guns at checkpoints are the solution.

8. Nissan is recalling one million 2013 and 2014 vehicles for a possible air bag failure. More than half the recalled cars are Nissan's Altima sedan.

9. Facebook is buying a virtual reality game maker Oculus VR for $2 Billion. Facebook says the next platform after mobile is virtual and that social networking will be 3D and immersive.

 

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