On the corner of Northeast 167th Street and 6th Avenue is a shocking sight: regular gas at $4.85 a gallon. Customers Duvalier Arceneaux and Joey Garzi talked about the impact to their wallet. Jesse Sanchez said he left without filling up when he saw the price. Gas prices vary a great deal in the area, but Ricki Goodman said she wouldn't drive for miles looking for a better deal.
Charles Beasley, 77, died on October 12, possibly due to an aneurysm, while trying to reclaim his old seat on the Bibb County Commission in central Alabama. Beasley's name also remained on the ballot and he won about 52 percent of the vote. His Democratic opponent, incumbent Commissioner Walter Sansing, took the loss especially hard.