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  • According to officials at the University of Alabama, yesterday, Guy Bailey annouced that he will be stepping down as President of the university, citing his wife’s health as the reason. Both Paul Bryant, Jr. of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Robert E. Whitt, Chancellor of the University of Alabama System said that Bailey’s commitment and priorities are understood and respected.

 

  • The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is resuming work on its $246 million casino and hotel in Wetumpka, which had stopped two weeks ago after the Muscogee Nation of Creek Indians in Oklahoma objected to the plans. The Band is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama and legally operates three gaming facilities.

 

  • The National Weather Service says remnants of Sandy are now being felt in the Appalachian mountains, but the storm is expected to die out for good later this week.

 

  • Tuscaloosa Police have arrested 39-year-old Chester Charles Galloway II and 27-year-old Davis Marlowe Leavelle in connection to an identity theft scheme in which Leavelle swiped the cards of customers at the restaurant where he worked on a skimmer device, capturing the credit card numbers. He then met with Galloway and gave him the skimmer. Galloway put the numbers onto other cards with magnetic strips and used them in different stores. He was charged with 11 counts of identity theft and 1 count of certain person forbidden to possess pistol and was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $180,000 Bond, and Leavelle was charged with 1 count of trafficking in stolen identities and placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $15,000 bond.

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