Alabama governor says he's blind sided by AG

Gov. Bob Riley says he was "completely blind sided" when Attorney General Troy King announced he was taking over the governor's gambling task force.

Riley said Tuesday he had no advance notice that King was going to make the announcement Monday, and he said he was "really disappointed" by King's decision.

Riley appointed King to the attorney general's job in 2004.

King said Tuesday he would seek court orders to prohibit the reopening of electronic bingo casinos in Dothan and Lowndes County if the governor's task force would share evidence it has gathered.

King said that if task force Commander John Tyson refuses, Tyson will have no one but himself to blame for the reopenings.

Country Crossing and White Hall Entertainment Center are planning to reopen Wednesday.

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