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Edit note: This report contains accounts of rape, violence and other disturbing events.

Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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WVAS Local News

Mar 18, 2013

Montgomery's homicide rate now stands at 16 following a shooting over the weekend that left a 23-year-old man dead.  Montgomery police said Larry Wells was shot and killed Friday evening at a residence in the 1100 block of Edgar Nixon Avenue in West Montgomery.  Authorities said no arrests were made. 

AG Request

A Macon County judge is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on a request by the state Attorney General Luther Strange for him to step aside from a case involving last month's raid at the VictoryLand casino.  Attorney General Strange maintains that Circuit Judge Tom Young should not handle the state's case that seeks to seize more than $220,000 dollars and more than 1,600 gambling machines from VictoryLand.  Strange said the judge is prejudiced because he refused to issue a search warrant for the casino raid until he was ordered to  act by the Alabama Supreme Court. 

ASU's Newest Doctoral Program

Alabama State University has received tentative approval to add a fourth doctorate to its academic programs.  The Alabama Commission on Higher Education approved ASU's proposal to offer a Ph.D in Educational Leadership, Policy and Law.  School President Dr. William Harris said its part of the University's Vision 2020 Initiative to become a level six institution.  One more step is needed, the Ph.D program still must be approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Fatal Fire

There was a fire fatality in Montgomery over the weekend.  City Fire-Rescue officials say a 65-year-old died from injuries he suffered when a fire raced through his house on Bullard Street.  The blaze occurred Saturday night.  The victim's name was withheld.  Neighbors said the man was a Vietnam Veteran.  How the house fire started remains under investigation.