Twitter Updates for 2010-01-29

Anti-gambling task force raids Victoryland and Country Crossing: http://bit.ly/9dN2Wu # Victoryland's president release statement on raid: http://bit.ly/d97g9x # Job loss is feared with Riley's 2011 budget: http://bit.ly/b3mGUa # Watch John Tyson's press conference regarding the anti-gambling raid this morning. http://bit.ly/b4FCKs # Watch last night's GOP Gubernatorial forum. http://bit.ly/deqwEF # Victoryland, Country Crossing raided by governor's [...]

Let’s talk gambling…in Alabama

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor – Montgomery, AL Here in the WSFA 12 Newsroom, we got the first hint that something was up at Victoryland/Quincy’s 777 early on the evening of Thursday January 29th.  A raid on the state’s largest bingo operation?  Nah.  The Illegal Gambling Task Force had its Supreme Court test case [...]

Gubernatorial Candidate Kay Ivey announces “The People’s Audit”

Gubernatorial candidate Kay Ivey plans “The People’s Audit” for Monday, February 1 at the Alabama State House.   MEDIA ADVISORY   KAY IVEY ANNOUNCES “THE PEOPLE’S AUDIT” “People fear an audit by the government; shouldn’t government fear an audit by the people?”   Monday, February 1  10:30 a.m.   Who:                    State Treasurer & Republican gubernatorial candidate [...]

Riley reacts to latest ALSUPCO ruling on bingo in St. Clair Co.

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL – in an opinion released today, the Alabama Supreme Court says electronic bingo is illegal in St. Clair County.  The governor’s Illegal Gambling Task Force had assisted St. Clair County’s sheriff who had resisted attempts to open a bingo operation.  Here is the governor’s reaction [...]

Supreme court rules against electronic bingo in AL

Today the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of Governor Bob Riley and his Task Force on Illegal Gambling. See the press release from Governor Riley’s office below. OFFICE OF GOVERNOR BOB RILEY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JANUARY 29, 2010     ALABAMA SUPREME COURT  RULING TODAY MAKES CLEAR THAT “ELECTRONIC BINGO” MACHINES ARE ILLEGAL            [...]

Riley and King exchange letters regarding this morning’s attempted raid

Attorney General Troy King  sent Governor Bob Riley a letter today reacting to the attempted early morning raid by the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling. Governor Riley responded with a letter back to King. See both letters below… View King’s Letter here View Riley’s letter here.

Watch Inside Alabama’s Legislature

WSFA’s Bob Howell hosted Senators Ted Little (D) and Scott Beason (R) on this week’s edition of Inside Alabama’s Legislature. Watch… Inside Alabama’s Legislature-PACT 1 Inside Alabama’s Legislature-PACT 2 Inside Alabama’s Legislature-Roads and Bridges Inside Alabama\’s Legislature-Roads and Bridges 2

View Gambling Task Force Commander’s news conference on raids

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor Montgomery, AL Illegal Gambling Task Force Commander, John Tyson spoke to reporters this morning about the attempted raids at Victoryland and Country Crossing.  Click here to watch WSFA 12 News coverage of  his news conference.

Dothan D.A. talks about attempted raid on Country Crossing

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL Here’s a new article from the Dothan Eagle newspaper with reaction from the Houston County District Attorney, Doug Valeska.   The D.A. says he’s been the target of “nasty” letters and phone calls because of his inaction on the governor’s Illegal Gambling Task Force’s attempts to [...]

Bingo Battle Reax

Rapid response on the latest volley in the electronic bingo wars (though no response faster than the TRO secured by Milton McGregor as troopers waited to raid Victoryland). Read the story of this morning’s events here. Democratic candidate Ron Sparks campaign released a statement calling the attempted task force raid “an outrageous waste” of state [...]