Rumors have been flying all week concerning a suspected raid on Country Crossing by Alabama Governor Bob Riley's Task Force on Illegal Gambling. It's being compared to the raid on the White Hall Gaming and Entertainment Facility.
Late in the evening, viewers were calling in to the News 4 Newsroom to tell us that the 24-hour Country Crossing Hall had closed. Reportedly, a voice over an intercom asked everyone to leave. Some even reported seeing semi-trucks line-up along 231.
This prompted the Houston County Commission to hold an emergency press conference. Houston County officials assured the public that they have done everything necessary to make sure the facility and machines are legal.
At the conference, Commission Chairman Mark Culver also said a temporary restraining order had been filed.
To see the entire conference and learn more click the video attached link.
Of course, News 4 will continue to follow this developing story with live coverage on News 4 This Morning at 5 am.