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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Editor's 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.

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 9, 2013

Forecasters say isolated storms are expected across much of Alabama late Wednesday night into Thursday.  The National Weather Service projects that the main threats from the storms will be damaging straight-line winds, hail and heavy rain. 

New Abortion Law

Governor Robert Bentley has signed the Women's Health and Safety Act in a ceremony at the State Capitol.  The governor said the new law makes abortions safer for women in Alabama.  The law goes into effect in July.  It will require clinics to use doctors who have admitting privileges at local hospitals and meet stricter building standards.  Opponents of the legislation claim the new regulations will cause the state's five abortion clinics to close. 

AEA Rally

Several hundred members of the Alabama Education Association filled the Capitol steps Tuesday to push for better working conditions and the repeal of new state tax credits for private school students.  Incoming AEA president Anita Gibson said the school employees took off from their jobs to try and preserve their profession.  Gibson said one of their goals is to urge the Legislature to reconsider a recently enacted law, which provides state tax credits for parents who choose to send their children to private schools rather than public schools rated as failing. 

Cash Reward

Governor Robert Bentley is offering a $5,000 dollar reward leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2012 death case.  Authorities said 28-year-old David DeRoncey was found shot to death inside his vehicle along Interstate 65 on November 25, 2012.