Thursday, May 23 2013 11:58 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:58:46 GMT
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.Dr. BrooksMore >>
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:51:55 GMT
WSFA 12 News is taking action to try and help the people of Oklahoma following the violent weather. We are teaming up with the American Red Cross tomorrow for a phone bank. The hours will be from 11amMore >>
WSFA 12 News teamed up with the American Red Cross in Alabama to help the people of Oklahoma following the tornadoes that took 24 lives and caused extensive damage. Our on air and on line Disaster Relief Drive has raised $45,641 up to now.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:45:52 GMT
The hunt is on for a wanted suspect in Autauga County, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office. A woman called the WSFA 12 newsroom Wednesday afternoon saying that she had been stopped in AutaugaMore >>
A manhunt was initiated (for a second time) in Autauga county Wednesday after authorities showed up at a home to serve a robbery warrant and ran into the man wanted in connection with a January police chase. More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -
Construction on a $246 million casino complex project in the city of Wetumpka is resuming after a brief halt brought on by the concerns of an Oklahoma Indian tribe.
Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis confirmed to WSFA 12 News that construction on the Poarch Band of Creek Indian's project, which includes a 20-story hotel and casino, restarted Wednesday morning. Willis could not provide any additional information.
The project was halted by the Creek Indians after an Oklahoma tribe with connections to the land made objections the project. Native remains of at least 60 people, including some chiefs, were removed from the land during construction.
WSFA 12 News received a statement from the Poarch Creek Indians saying they were saddened by the outcome of a trip their representatives made to Oklahoma where they attempted to reach out to the Muscogee Nation.
The representative said there was hope that the Oklahoma tribe would be open to understanding the facts about the 21st century conditions of what was once Hickory Ground and that the development does not alter that.
Construction was halted in mid-October while the tribes attempted to work through their disagreements. The Creek Indians spokesperson said they're reached an impasse.
More than 600 jobs are expected to come from the finished project.