Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:06:34 GMT
You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.The American Red Cross is acceptingMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.More >>
SHORTER, AL (WSFA) -
Milton McGregor is confirming that Victoryland, the gaming facility along Interstate 85 in the Macon County town of Shorter, will reopen very soon. However, McGregor would not give a firm date for the reopening.
Victoryland applied for a liquor license on August 1 and was given approval by the Macon County Commission on November 28. Final approval has not yet been given by the Alabama Beverage Control Board (ABC).
Victoryland, once the largest employer in Macon County, closed in August 2010 to avoid seizure of gaming machines by the state.
The state claims that electronic bingo machines, which were prevalent on the property, are actually illegal slot machines.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's office has remained steadfast in its opposition to the machines saying illegal gambling machines will not be allowed in Alabama.
Tuesday afternoon, Strange's office issued this statement:
"Judge Vance's ruling last week in the Lowndes County case emphasized that there is no reasonable argument that so-called electronic bingo machines are legal anywhere in Alabama. Slot machines are illegal in all 67 counties, including Macon County. This office will enforce the rule of law accordingly."
WSFA 12 News will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.