Sixteen protesters who refused to leave the Greenetrack casino in West Alabama were arrested around 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning. Alabama Public Safety Director Christopher Murphy said the 16 had blocked the entrance to the casino throughout the night after a court order cleared the way for the Governor's Anti-Gambling Task Force to enter. WVUA's Matt McCoy spent the night out on the grounds and brings you the events leading up to the arrests.
By WVUA's Matt McCoy July 1, 2010 6:14 p.m.
After the Governor's Anti-Gambling Task Force raided the Greenetrack Bingo hall Tuesday, employees were left to wonder what they were going to do about money or food. WVUA's Matt McCoy got their reaction to finding out they might not have a job much longer.
By WVUA's Matt McCoy
June 30th, 2010 7:38 p.m.
The Alabama Supreme Court has once again cleared the way for the governor's gambling task force to raid the Greenetrack electronic bingo casino in Eutaw. The court's ruling at about 5 p.m. ...Read more
There's a new development Wednesday in the case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. Joran Van der Sloot, the man long connected to the case, has been indicted on charges of wire fraud and extortion in Alabama. A federal grand jury indicted Van der Sloot for soliciting money from Holloway's mother, Beth. Authorities say he asked for $ ...Read more
Things continue to heat up in the primary runoff between Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Bradley Byrne and Robert Bentley. Bentley spoke out about his military record Wednesday. Bentley says he did not distort his military record regarding Vietnam. He says while serving as Interim Commander at a hospital on an Air Force Base in North Carol ...Read more
Greenetrack sits closed after Governor Riley's Anti-gambling Task Force raided the facility Tuesday. According to a press release from the Governor's Office, they cited a lawsuit that District Attorney Greg Griggers filed back on June 4th as the authority to raid the facility. ...Read more
The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. ...Read more
Vice President Joe Biden says the federal government has reached an agreement with Gulf Coast states to set safety levels for seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. ...Read more
Who will try the case against Greenetrack? Greene County District Attorney Greg Griggers started the case to investigate whether Greenetrack is operating illegal gaming machines. Monday, Governor Bob Riley's task force was in court, asking a judge to require Greene County District Attorney Greg Griggers to step aside, so the task force can take over the investigation. ...Read more
The dispute continues in Greene County over Governor Bob Riley's appointment of an interim sheriff. Riley has appointed George Cook, a former police and beverage control officer, as Greene County Sheriff. Greene County commissioners are asking a court to overturn the appointment, claiming Cook does not meet the proper requirements to be ...Read more