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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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Mar 20, 2013

Elmore County Sheriff's officials say an off-duty Montgomery firefighter was fatally shot during a domestic violence call.  County Sheriff Bill Franklin says 34-year-old Jeremy Acre was shot once Tuesday night and was pronounced dead on the scene.  Franklin says deputies arrived around 11 p.m. and heard a gun being racked when they approached the door.  Franklin says Acre opened the door armed with a gun and refused to drop the weapon after deputies repeatedly ordered him to do so.  Franklin says deputies used a Taser on Acre before shooting him.  Montgomery Public Safety Department officials say Acre was hired in 1999. 

Storm Clean-up

Alabama is among several southern states cleaning up after powerful winds and massive hail hammered the region on Monday.  The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes, both EF2s, touched down in DeKalb County in northeast Alabama.  Another twister was reported in Georgia.  A man was killed after a tree fell on his vehicle.  Thousands of Alabama Power customers, mainly in communities east and west of Birmingham, remain without power, days after storms with the force of hurricane winds toppled trees and utility lines. 

Tribal Casinos

The federal agency that oversees Indian casinos has told Alabama's attorney general that tribal casinos can operate games that don't follow the state's definition of bingo.  The acting general counsel for the National Indian Gaming Commission, Eric Shepard, state the views in a letter to Attorney General Luther Strange.  Shepard said Indians casinos aren't bound by a state's definition of bingo.  He said that as long as a state allows bingo, like Alabama, tribes can operate games as defined by the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.  Strange said he disagrees with the federal agency's position on the electronic games in Alabama's three Indian casinos, and a suit he has filed in state court against the three casinos will determine who is right.