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In the 5 states without lotteries, a case of Powerball fever
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In the 5 states without lotteries, a case of Powerball fever

Loretta Williams lives in Alabama but drove to Georgia to buy a lottery ticket for a chance at winning the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. She was one of many Alabama ticket-buyers flooding across state lines Thursday. The third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history has people around the country clamoring for a chance to win. But in some of the five states without a lottery, envious bystanders are crossing state lines or sending ticket money across them to friends and family, hoping to get in on the action. "I think it's ridiculous that we have to drive to get a lottery ticket," Williams, 67, said.Five states — Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Alabama — do not have a lottery. A mix of reasons have kept them away, including objections from conservatives, concerns about the impact on...
Roy Moore’s Defamation Suit Against Baron Cohen Rejected | Entertainment News
Entertainment

Roy Moore’s Defamation Suit Against Baron Cohen Rejected | Entertainment News

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated PressAn appeals court on Thursday rejected a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said he was tricked into a television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, upholding a lower court’s ruling in favor of Baron Cohen, said Moore signed a disclosure agreement that prohibited any legal claims over the appearance.The three judges also found it was “clearly comedy” when Baron Cohen demonstrated a so-called pedophile detector that beeped when it got near Moore and no viewer would think the comedian was making factual allegations against Moore.The lawsuit centered on Moore’s unwitting appearance...
Bush political dynasty to be tested in Texas runoff — and other races to watch
Politics

Bush political dynasty to be tested in Texas runoff — and other races to watch

While Georgia has received much of the national attention among the states holding primaries on Tuesday, there are also critical Republican primaries in Alabama and tests for both progressives and the Bush political dynasty in Texas. In Arkansas, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to win the Republican nomination for governor and will likely be a heavy favorite to win in November. Here are the key races to watch: Senate in AlabamaRepublican Senator Richard Shelby's retirement is creating an open seat in Alabama. There appears to be a three-way race to fill that seat and the race could end up in a runoff.Shelby is supporting his former chief of staff, Katie Britt, who is running against Rep. Mo Brooks and businessman M...
Zooperstars, music and strawberry festivals highlight Chattanooga-area entertainment calendar
Entertainment

Zooperstars, music and strawberry festivals highlight Chattanooga-area entertainment calendar

The Black Jacket Symphony, Wolfgang Van Halen's band and a water lantern festival are among the draws for Chattanooga-area residents looking to be entertained this week. Be advised that a Thursday show by comedian Tim Hawkins at Redemption to the Nations Church is sold out. Rock guitarist Robin Trower's Friday concert at Walker Theatre was canceled. Saturday's Hike, Bike, Brew, a beer festival at Lula Lake Land Trust, is sold out, though you can add your name to a waitlist for tickets at lulalake.org. SPECTATOR SPORTS — Chattanooga Lookouts, a Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, continues its home stand against the Mississippi Braves at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Remaining promotions include drink specials Thursday, fireworks Friday, entertainment by the Z...
Revitalization coming to Calera with new entertainment district
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Revitalization coming to Calera with new entertainment district

Revitalization coming to Downtown Calera with new entertainment district Updated: 6:36 PM CDT May 10, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript MUCH LIKE SMALL TOWNS ACRSOS THE STATE AND COUNTRY. THE CITY OF CALERA IS MAKGIN SOME PLANS TO BRING IT’S DOWNTOWN AREA BACK TO LIFE JOINING US NOW WVTM 13’S MATTY DAVIS ABOUT THE LATEST ON THE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT MATTYBC WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW, BUT ATWH’S THE END GOAL HERE? WELL RIGHT NOW I’M WALKING IN. IS CURRENTLY A GRAVEL PARKING T,LO BUT IT MAY NOT BE LIKE THIS FOR A LONG PLANS ARE BEING MADE TO TURN THIS INTO A SPACE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND...
Fred Savage Dropped From ‘The Wonder Years’ Amid Allegations | Entertainment News
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Fred Savage Dropped From ‘The Wonder Years’ Amid Allegations | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Savage has been dropped as an executive producer and director of the rebooted “The Wonder Years” amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, the television show's production company has confirmed.“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of 'The Wonder Years,'" a statement Saturday from 20th Television said.20th Television did not immediately provide any additional details. A spokesperson for Savage did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Savage, 45, was a child star when he appeared in the original series, which ran on ABC from 1988-93 and followed a suburb...