Eleven people were arrested Monday for allegedly trying to buy and sell votes to get electronic bingo legalized in Alabama. Federal officials indicted the owner of the state's largest casino, four state senators and several top lobbyists for trying to buy and sell votes. One defendant pleaded guilty to offering $2 million dollars for a vote. ...Read more
Millions of Verizon Wireless customers will soon get some cash back. Company officials say customers were wrongly charged for internet access. Verizon Wireless says most customers will get a $2 to $6 dollar refund taken off their bill. Officials say the problem has been happening over the past few years.
October 4, 2010
The location of people and businesses to the areas of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by the oil spill will no longer play a role in whether they are compensated. The administrator of the claims fund, Ken Feinberg, said he has had complaints from residents and business owners. Critics have said the fund is moving too slowly and not being paid generously enough. Feinberg said he understands the concerns. Monday, he announced a more lenient program. It will not rule out claims just because the claims come from people not located on the coast.
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The U.S. Government has issued a travel alert for citizens planning to visit Europe. The Obama Administration is warning Americans to be extra vigilant when they're in public places such as tourist spots and transportation hubs. This alert is one step below a formal travel warning advising Americans not to visit Europe. U.S. and European Security experts have been concerned for days terrorists may be plotting attacks.
October 4, 2010
The Alabama-Florida weekend means fun for football fans, but for local law enforcement, game weekends are a busy time. Tuscaloosa Police tell us there will be extra police presence along the Strip for the game weekend, and police will be enforcing Tuscaloosa's new teen curfew. ...Read more