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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 25, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service estimates 440,000 Alabamians will wait until April to file their tax returns.  IRS spokesman Dan Boone says people waiting until close to the April 15th deadline should not miss out on earned income tax credits.  He said many lower-income workers can qualify.  A person who worked some part of 2012 and had a household income below $50,270 dollars may qualify.  Boone said there are many IRS-certified volunteers who will prepare and file tax returns for free. 

Medicaid Overhaul ?

Alabama's Medicaid program is likely to undergo a major overhaul if the state Legislature goes along with a proposal that would change Medicaid to a managed care plan by 2017.  Alabama's Health Officer, Dr. Don Williamson, said Medicaid's structure would focus on preventative care.  Governor Robert Bentley said he hopes the legislators will begin considering the Medicaid proposal when they return form spring break in early April. 

Birmingham Airport

Officials say a mother of five who was crushed beneath a falling airport sign that killed her son is in serious condition at a Birmingham hospital.  Witnesses say Heather Bresette and her children were walking past a large flight information display that fell away from the wall.  It caught her, Sam, Tyler and 10-year-old Luke underneath.  Luke was killed.  Her 8-year-old, Sam is in Children's of Alabama in good condition.  Five-year-old Tyler was released Sunday to the care of his father Ryan Bresette, who wasn't injured Friday at Birmingham-Shuttleworth International Airport.  Two older siblings, Anna and Joe weren't hurt.  The renovated concourse opened March 13th.  Airport officials say they and their contractors are investigation what happened.