Country legend George Jones had a short-lived life in Alabama politics, gambling

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George Jones will undoubtedly be remembered for his legendary hits like “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” but late in life he ventured into Alabama business, gambling and politics. His involvement is interesting considering his stature as one of the giants of country music. Jones, who died Friday at 81, personally appeared at the State House [...]

AG to head up oil spill litigation

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Attorney General Luther Strange said Wednesday that his office has dismissed private attorneys brought in by his predecessor to handle a lawsuit related to the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico and that he will personally head up litigation related to the environmental and economic disaster.Strange, in his second week in office, said he [...]

Strange says no to casino raids

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Early morning casino raids appear to be a thing of the past. In one of his first acts as governor, Robert Bentley, abolished former Gov. Bob Riley’s task force on illegal gambling and reassigned gaming cases to the attorney general’s office. Riley was able to use the task force and the threat of raids to [...]

Troy King to Riley: "I told you so"

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Attorney General Troy King has lashed out at Gov. Bob Riley again in their ongoing dispute over whether King should have filed a lawsuit against BP and other companies alleged to be responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Riley has been critical of the third party claims system set up [...]

Flap Over GOP Primary Recount Continues

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Attorney General Troy King is firing back against accusations that he is attempting to block Republican candidate for governor Tim James from having a recount. James, who came in third during the state’s primary elections, has said he wants a recount, and King said the opinion he issued at the request of Secretary of State [...]