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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 15, 2013

Two Montgomery men are being held on high bonds after being charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.  18-year-old David Coleman and 20-year-old James Hubbard each face five counts of first-degree robbery.  According to Montgomery police, all of the victims were robbed of personal property between April 6th and April 10th.  Hubbard and Coleman were arrested Friday and placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under bonds totaling $300,000 dollars each. 

Single Vehicle Accident

Alabama State Troopers said a Prattville man was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 82 early Monday morning.  Troopers said 66-year-old Henry Taylor Jr. died when the van he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.  Troopers said Taylor was not wearing a seat belt.  The crash occurred just after 3 a.m. four miles west of Prattville. 

StrikeForce Initiative

Alabama is among ten states that recently joined the StrikeForce initiative.  The program launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture build partnerships with rural communities and local and state governments to promote economic development and job creation.  Alabama Rural Development Director Ron Sparks said the state's Black Belt region will greatly benefit from the program.  StrikeForce partners include the Farm Service Agency, Rural Development and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. 

Alabama Tourism App

The Alabama Tourism Department has introduced its first app for smart phones.  State Tourism Director Lee Sentell said the app is for the Alabama Civil Rights Trail.  He said it provides a convenient way for visitors to explore the people, places and events surrounding the fight for equal rights.  The Tourism Department said the app can be downloaded for free by visiting the App Store for iPhone users or Google Play for the Android market.