PENSACOLATribe wants dog tracks, poker

The Poarch Band of the Creek Indians has begun the process of seeking regulatory permission to operate greyhound race tracks in Pensacola and Mobile, Ala.

The president and chief executive of Poarch Creek Indian Gaming, Jay Dorris, said Monday the tribe is also seeking permission to operate a poker room at the Pensacola track.

Dorris says the tribe began seeking permits after purchasing controlling interest in the two tracks. He said the tracks would be operated as private facilities under the rules of the two states and not as Indian gaming operations.

ORLANDO

SUV crashes into home, injures man

A teenage boy crashed a stolen vehicle into an Orlando home, throwing a retired Orange County school bus driver out of bed, police say.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the 14-year-old abandoned the stolen sport utility vehicle after he slammed it into the house's front bedroom on Sunday afternoon. He had been fleeing from police when he sped through a stop sign and crashed into the structure.

The daughter of 91-year-old Benjamin Henson said her father was resting in the front bedroom when the crash occurred. Henson was taken to a hospital with bruises and a cut on his hand.

PALM BAY

Metal thief causes $18,000 in damage

A Palm Bay man caused about $18,000 in damage when he stripped six air-conditioning units at an office complex, authorities say.

Shane Andrew Hood, 28, faces charges of grand theft and two counts of dealing in stolen property.

He was taken to Brevard County jail after his Aug. 18 arrest.

Palm Bay police believe Hood removed tubing and coils from air-conditioning units from an office center earlier this month. He allegedly took the materials that he stripped to a recycling center.

Associated Press

PENSACOLATribe wants dog tracks, poker 08/24/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 24, 2009 11:32pm]

    

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