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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:17:34 GMT
As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.More >>
A community effort and plan for the future of the Butler County school system has become a reality. The school board outlined aspects of the new strategic plan tonight and the impact they hope it will have across the district. More >>
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is seeking to have Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's case against them thrown out.
AG Strange filed a lawsuit in February seeking to stop operation of what his office claims are illegal slot machines at casinos owned by the Poarch Creek Indians.
Attorneys for PCI Gaming Authority filed to move the case to federal court and also filed a motion in the Middle District of Alabama seeking the dismissal on the grounds that the Indian tribe is a federally recognized tribe and enjoys sovereign immunity from prosecution in Alabama.
"This case presents a knowing attempt by the State of Alabama to execute an end run around federal law and to disregard the sovereignty and jurisdictional authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI), a federally recognized Indian tribe," the defendants wrote.