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- Teen arrested in abduction and
- Honda announces expansion
- Gas prices
Teen arrested in abduction and robberies
A 16-year-old teen has been charged by Anniston
police in connection with two weekend robberies and a kidnapping.
The 16 year old, whose name has not been released, is accused of
approaching a 23-year-old Anniston woman and her 1-year-old child
Friday evening as she was getting into her silver 2002 Ford Explorer
in the parking lot of Top O' the River on McClellan Boulevard.
Investigators said the youth, described as 6 feet tall and 160
pounds, pointed a handgun at the woman and forced her into the
vehicle. According to the police report, the woman and child were
taken to the intersection of 23rd Street and McKleroy Avenue, where
the youth told her to take her child and get out, then drove off in
the Explorer. Police then said that an Explorer matching the
description of the woman's car was used in a robbery at JJ's
Foodmart on the 3400 block of Alexandria Road sunday. Around 2:15
p.m., according to police reports, two men one of them matching
the description of the youth approached the counter of the store
with a handgun and took money from the 60-year-old clerk and from
the cash register. Officers spotted the Explorer later sunday
evening and pursued it, When the vehicle was stopped, two men jumped
out and fled, Police arrested the 16-year-old but the other suspect
has not been apprehended. Police say that It is likely the teen will
be charged as an adult.
Honda announces expansion
Governor Bob Riley joined Honda manufacturing
of Alabama officials Monday in announcing that they will be adding
the Honda Ridgeline Truck to their production line. The production
of the Ridgeline in Lincoln represents a 22 million dollar economic
investment. Ridgeline production is expected to begin in early 2009.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama already produces the Honda Odyssey
and the Honda Pilot.
A new Lundberg Survey says average gasoline
prices are up 64 cents over where they were a year ago. On Friday,
the average price of self-serve regular was $3.19 a gallon. That's a
jump of 9 cents in two weeks. In Alabama, the Triple-A auto club
reports the average statewide price for regular unleaded is $3.15 a
gallon today. Midgrade fuel is $3.37 and premium costs $3.47 a
gallon. Among the state's metro areas -- Montgomery recorded the
cheapest price for regular at $3.13 a gallon. Mobile had the highest
price at $3.17.
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