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Top 9@Nine for April 3rd, 2014

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1. A second man wanted in connection with a shooting last week in Florence is in police custody. Matthew Terhune was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday morning.

2. The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill requiring people to apply for three jobs before seeking welfare benefits. The bill now goes to the governor for review.

3. A bill aimed at protecting non-profit spay and neuter clinics stalled in the Senate. Senators voted to take it off the work agenda after an opponent of the bill started stalling tactics.

4. The Huntsville International Airport became one of 12 airports in the nation to receive the National Weather Service's honor of being storm ready. They did it by establishing a system that monitors local weather conditions.

5. Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of the deadly tornados that swept through 13 states.77 people died in Alabama.

6. Investigators have been questioning witnesses trying to find out what sparked Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood. They've also been searching the soldier's home and interviewing his wife.

7. The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone. White House Spokesman Jay Carney says the White House objects any time the president's image is used for commercial purposes.

8. NASA will sever ties with Russia because of the country's actions in Ukraine.  But, activities related to the International Space Station will continue.

9. A military spacecraft waiting 15 years to be launched into space was finally sent off Thursday. The $518 million weather satellite lifted off from the Western Spaceport in California.

 

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