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AT&T plans faster service in Huntington

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- AT&T plans to launch a faster 4G service in Huntington this summer, according to a news release.

"Huntington enjoys AT&T's fast 4G speeds today as part of the nation's largest 4G network, and our teams will be working hard across the city towards our upcoming 4G LTE launch," said J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic. "AT&T customers in Huntington can look forward to even faster speeds by the end of the summer, on our leading lineup of smartphones, tablets and other devices."

The service is called the 4G LTE and should provide faster streaming, dowloads, uploads and gaming.

Ohio park will feature animatronic dinosaur

MASON, Ohio -- A southwestern Ohio theme park is announcing a huge new feature -- the world's largest animatronic dinosaur.

Kings Island near Cincinnati says it's adding a life-sized Sauroposeidon to its Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit. It arrived Monday in four shipping containers and a dozen people will spend the next two weeks assembling it.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the mechanical creature will be the length of three school buses and as tall as a six-story building.

The North American dinosaur -- known as "the Earth Quake Lizard" -- was one of the largest in the world at 50 to 60 tons.

Kings Island opens April 27.

Gas prices continue to fall across West Virginia

CHARLESTON -- The price of gas continues to fall in West Virginia.

The Triple A's weekly fuel gauge reports a 4-cent decline in the price per gallon of gas since last week. The statewide average is $3.65 a gallon, which remains higher than the national average of $3.58.

The auto club attributes the cheaper gas to an increase in refinery production and economic worries, which have raised demand concerns.

In West Virginia, pump prices range from a low of about $3.57 in Bridgeport to a high of $3.77 in Martinsburg.

Taco Bell says it is going on a health kick

NEW YORK -- Taco Bell isn't putting down the chalupa just yet but it wants to start shedding its reputation as a purveyor of junk food.

The chain announced Wednesday that it's exploring ways to offer more "balanced choices," marking just the latest sign that the fast-food industry is trying to adapt to changing tastes and upend the conventional wisdom that it only offers caloric indulgences.

In a call with reporters, CEO Greg Creed said Taco Bell is testing a "range of products" this year, with national launches planned for 2014. He also said existing menu items could also be reformulated but noted that the chain would remain true to its brand.

By 2020, Taco Bell says 20 percent of its combo meals will meet nutritional guidelines for calories and fat set out by the federal government. That means a single meal would have about a third of the recommended intake of about 2,000 to 2,500 calories.