WVAS Local News

Dec 19, 2012

VictoryLand Casino in Shorter welcomed hundreds of customers Tuesday for its reopening.  The casino has been closed for two years.  Owner Milton McGregor called the restart a "soft" opening meant to benefit his employees.  McGregor says he plans to hire more in the coming weeks.  Meanwhile, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he's disappointed that McGregor has chosen the path of confrontation.  He says he will continue to enforcing Alabama laws on gambling. 

Selma's Most Wanted

Selma's most wanted individual is now behind bars.  Jarron Stallworth earned the nickname for attempted murder, robbery and assault first degree.  He was taken into custody on Sunday after struggling with police.  At a bond hearing, Monday District Court Judge Bob Armstrong set Stallworth's bond at ten million dollars.  Stallworth is being held in the Dallas County Detention Center. 

Bond Denied

The man charged with killing three people at a party in Auburn won't get out of jail anytime soon.  The Opelika-Auburn News reports that a Lee County judge has denied bond for Desmonte Leonard, who is charged with capital muder in the slayings.  The 23-year old Leonard has pleaded not guilty to killing three people, including two former Auburn University football players.  A current Auburn player is among the three people who were hurt when gunfire broke out at a party.  Leonard is being held at the Montgomery County jail.