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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

Apr 1, 2013

A new survey of Alabama teachers finds that a majority of them support having armed security officers in their schools.  The same survey found that teachers who responded said they oppose allowing administrators and teachers having guns in school.  The survey was conducted by the Capital Survey Research Center, the polling arm of the Alabama Education Association.  The survey was conducted with 699 public school teachers across the state in late January, not long after the December school shootings in Connecticut.  Overall the survey found that most teachers feel their schools are safe. 

Second Half

The Alabama Legislature begins the second half of its 2013 session on Tuesday.  Governor Robert Bentley says his priority for the second half is passing balanced budgets.   A House committee is scheduled to begin work on education budget Tuesday.  The Senate has already approved the General Fund budget and sent it to a House committee.  Bentley says his other priorities include bills restructuring the state Medicaid program and providing new legal protection to the Airbus plant being built in Mobile.

Deadly Accident

Alabama State Troopers say an Ohio man was killed and four others injured Saturday afternoon after an SUV and and 18 wheeler collided on Interstate 65 North in Autauga County.  Troopers said 23-year-old Joseph Marino died Sunday from his injuries at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.  Troopers said Marino was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the SUV.  The driver and three passengers in the vehicle were injured.  The truck driver was not hurt. 

Food Truck Winner

The winner of a recent food truck competition in Montgomery will begin to offer its specialties in early May in downtown.  Nick and Davina Jernigan already operate "Super Suppers", which is a prepared meal store at a location on Vaughn Road.  City development planners held the competition as a way of testing the viability of food trucks in the Montgomery market.  "Super Suppers" will set up shop near the State Capitol complex behind what is currently the Statehouse Inn.