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Man killed in attempted robbery

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ST. LOIUS – A man waiting for a party bus outside of St. Louis casino was killed after a robber shot him in the back around 1:45 in the morning on Saturday.

The victim Bariah Crump, 28, of the 9400 block of Coppercreek Court in Ferguson was dead on arrival when rushed to a hospital.

According to police, the gunman walked up to Crump at the corner of North Second and Carr streets near Lumière Place Casino and Hotel, pulled out a gun and declared robbery. Then, he shot Crump in the upper back.

A woman, 24, who attempted to run from the area, was also shot in the buttocks. She was taken in a hospital. Doctors said she was in a stable condition.

Keisha Thomas, 33, a co-worker of Crump at the Experience One Hair Salon in Jennings described the victim as humorous person who loved to make money and do hair.

“He was a good person who was down to earth. He was an awesome stylist,” said Thomas.

Family members and friends released black and purple balloons on Sunday evening at a candle light vigil at the location where he was killed.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked to contact authorities.

$100 million racino to rise in Alex Bay

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ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – a couple of Rochester developers proposed to convert the now-vacant Bonnie Castle Recreation Center in Alexandria Bay into a $100 million racino resort.

“It really will impact the community in a way the community has not been impacted in many, many years, in a very positive way. There are a lot — a lot — of opportunities for a lot of people,” announced Mark Bohn of Bennett Heights Capital LLC.

Bohn, along with Marc R. Vasile, Vice President of Vasile Construction Corporation proposed 35,000 square foot gaming center with 1,000 video lottery terminals, horse racetrack, 500-seat convention cneter, 128-room hotel, fine and casual dining restaurants, an outlet mall, a spa and an all-terrain and recreational vehicle park that will generate an estimate of   $16 million in annual payroll for at least 600 construction jobs.

According to the developers, all the needed components for the project were all in place except for the approval of the state Gaming Commission and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

“Right now, our biggest stumbling block is the RFA,” said Bohn who met with Vasile and the Gaming Commission last March for the request of application.

The developers stated that River Isles along Route 12 was designed to be a year-round destination that would cater Canadians.

“It’s not just a racino; it’s not just a hotel; it’s a whole conglomerate of projects,” Vasile said.

North Carolina Pre-Reveal Games Compliant with Text of Law

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WHITEVILLE, N.C. – a Dublin elected official charged with misdemeanor for illegal operation of a video gaming café told pre-reveal video machines were legal under the state’s law.

Last week, law enforcement from Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Scott Smith, a town commissioner in Dublin and charged him with two counts of misdemeanor for operating Gold Rush Internet Café north of Whiteville. He was released, however, with $1,000 secured bond.

According to Capt. David Nobles of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, the raid which confiscated 68 hard drives from computers and $5,800 cash from Gold Rush was authorized by the District Attorney’s Office who stated that the State Supreme Court upheld the ban on video gambling machines.

However, Smith’s lawyer Alan Maynard argued the machines were legal under the North Carolina law because those who purchased internet time were already notified of the winnings before the game.

“Those same games are running in over 40 counties in the state of North Carolina. There are other district attorneys and sheriff’s departments that agree that our software is compliant,” said Smith.

DublinDistrict Attorney Jon David, nonetheless, insisted to take the case to the superior court for Smith’s best interest.

“By bringing this matter directly into superior court, we’re going to expedite things and give the community a chance to weigh in on what justice should be. And I would think that any defendant should embrace that opportunity because a jury is the ultimate safeguard for any criminal defense,” David told.