Search continues for missing teen

Good morning from Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

The search for Alexis Murphy is now gaining national attention with headlines in the New York Daily News, and now on CNN's Headline News. The case captured its biggest national audience yet, with Nancy Grace devoting most of her show to the disappearance. This morning we have an update on the case.

Traffic Alert: If you take Creighton Road during your commute in Hanover County, expect some delays, particularly between Sledds Lake Road and Tammy Lane. Dominion Power crews are on the scene repairing a downed pole.

Today the Pentagon is expected to announce that same-sex spouses of military members will become eligible for benefits. A senior defense official says the Pentagon will extend the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples that are provided to heterosexual couples. That includes healthcare, housing and other benefits.

Hyundai is recalling about 23,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because an axle can fail, causing the car to lose power. The recall affects 2013 Santa Fe Sport models. Hyundai says the right axle shaft can fail in rare cases. It that happens, the SUVs can lose power or roll away if parked on a slope. Owners are being notified by letter. Dealers plan replace the axle shaft free of charge.

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