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(RNN) - A bridge in Washington has collapsed and at least two cars are in the water, according to KING 5 TV out of Seattle. The bridge is part of Interstate 5. There is no word on injuries. Copyright 2013More >>
A photo from the scene showed a man sitting on top of his car, which was partially submerged.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 06:31:07 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
The judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >>
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - After passing the state senate last week, the bingo bill is one step closer to hitting a ballot box near you for a vote. The 8 page bill is a paired down version than the one intentionally proposed. Under the latest bill, for the first time, the people of Alabama will have the right to vote yes or no on electronic bingo.
Before anyone can count their winnings, state lawmakers have to agree on the details behind the bingo bill. The bill would authorize electronic bingo throughout the state to place taxes on the game and establish a gaming commission to regulate it.
But political analyst, Waymond Burke says the bill doesn't explain it all.
"Nothing is mentioned in this bill of who will get these gaming licenses should it pass," said Burke.
This is a concern for folks who want to make sure there is no room for corruption or a monopoly to develop. Burke says the details are still a little vague on what percentage would go to tax payers.
The bill would require 25% of the tax revenue to go toward education in public schools, the state general fund to benefit Medicaid and other senior services...but no where does the bill specify which area will get a bigger piece of the pie.
"There's nothing vague about it. It's very specific as to what the definition of what electronic bingo will be, it's very specific that it will have a minimum tax rate of 25 percent," said Senator Roger Bedford. "And it's very specific that it will have the toughest gaming commission in America."
It will be a five member commission appointed by the highest officials in the state. The bill has already passed the senate, if passed by the house, tax payers will have their chance to vote if they want bingo or not in November.
All the details in the bill will not get ironed out until a special session months later in January.
"Let's end the controversy, let's let the people of Alabama vote it in. Tax it and regulate it, vote it out that will be the end of it," said Senator Bedford.