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Top 9@Nine for April 9th, 2014

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1. The man convicted of murder in Decatur is seeking a new trial. Jordaan Creque was sentenced to death for the 2011 murders of Jeffrey Graff and Jesse Aguilar at a Krystal restaurant. He's due in court next Monday.

2. Vandals are causing thousands of dollars in damage at a park in Hartselle. The park is maintained by the city's beautification association and have spent thousands of dollars in repairs.

3. The City of Huntsville broke ground on a new $2.3 million fire station along Old Big Cove Road. Fire station number 19 will expand fire coverage to the south side.

4. The IRS predicts about 142,000 state residents will request an extension on filing their tax returns. People can go online to the IRS website to submit an extension.

5. An 18-wheeler hit a guardrail on a Montgomery bridge and plunged into the water below. The driver died and the bridge will remain closed and inspected for structural damage.

6. A 16-year-old boy who was armed with two knives began stabbing teens at a Pennsylvania high school Wednesday morning. 19 students and a school police officer were injured. The suspect is in custody.

7. President Barack Obama attended a memorial service Wednesday for victims of the Fort Hood shooting. The president delivered remarks and met with families of the soldiers killed.

8. Pork prices are rising due to a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year. Bacon averaged $5.46 a pound in February. That's 13 percent higher than a year ago.

9. Toyota is recalling more than six million vehicles. The global recall includes 27 Toyota models with problems ranging from steering to seats.

 

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