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article Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's highest court has delivered a blow to Indian Country with a surprising decision that leaves tribal employees in danger of being...
article Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Tribal Immunity To Casino Limo Driver (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A limo driver transporting customers to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut isn't entitled to tribal immunity from a lawsuit over a traffic...
article US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity (4/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects...
article Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (1/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court met on Monday to hear the first, and so far only, Indian law case on the docket. The eight justices took up Lewis v. Clarke,...
article Justices could revive suit against Indian casino limo driver (1/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is weighing whether Indian tribes' immunity from lawsuits also extends to their employees in incidents that take place far...
article Justices Weigh Tribal Immunity for Limo Crash (1/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A car crash in Connecticut involving a casino employee is forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to decide just how far Native American tribal immunity can...
article Top US court hears case that could redefine tribal sovereignty (1/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a long trek through the US legal system, a seemingly simple car crash case involving a chauffeur shuttling patrons from an Indian casino has...
article U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in local tribal sovereignty case (1/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Waterford attorney whose tribal sovereignty case the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear said he was encouraged by the questions the justices posed...
article Waterford attorney, tribes on opposite sides of U.S. Supreme Court case (1/7/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Waterford — Right from the start, James Harrington figured the case might have legs. “It was an argument that had never been made in...
article U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Tribal Sovereign Immunity Issue Related to Individual Tribal Employees (11/22/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Lewis v. Clarke, (No. 15-1500) addressing the issue of whether the sovereign immunity of an...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article Accident damages Galveston casino cruise ship (4/17/2017)
(Texas) -- The new casino cruise ship in Galveston had to cancel a cruise on Sunday after hitting a hidden buoy in the water. Officials said the incident happened around...
article Galveston casino yacht crashes less than two weeks after grand opening (4/16/2017)
(Texas) -- It looks like the house didn't win this round. The newly opened Jacks or Better Casino yacht in Galveston Bay crashed - reportedly into a pylon - early...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Connecticut suit could affect tribal compacts (3/10/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A couple injured after being rear-ended by a tribal casino limo driver 70 miles from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut – and off the...
article Mohegan Driver Says He Shares Tribe's Immunity To Tort Suit [sub req] (12/16/2016)
(Connecticut) -- The driver of a Mohegan Tribe-owned limousine urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that he shared the...
article DOJ Tells Justices Tribal Driver Has No Sovereign Immunity [sub req] (11/29/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that the driver of a Mohegan Tribe-owned...
article SCOTUS to Decide if Sovereign Immunity of an Indian Tribe Bars Individual Damages Actions (10/8/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Lewis v. Clarke. The Supreme Court will resolve a Circuit split about whether the sovereign...
article Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee (10/2/2016)
(Connecticut) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is still missing one justice but that isn't stopping the remaining members from getting back to work. The court's new...
article Jury selection begins for trial of bus driver accused of hitting, killing casino worker (8/29/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Lawyers have started picking jurors in the trial of a Massachusetts bus driver accused of accidentally hitting and killing a 62-year-old Mohegan Sun...
article Lawsuit: Slot machine at Mohegan Sun toppled onto woman’s head (8/1/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- A township woman has sued Mohegan Sun Pocono for negligence, claiming she was injured when part of a slot machine toppled onto her head. Alberta...
article State Police: Wrong-Way Driver Dies In Head-On Collision With Casino Bus (7/26/2016)
(Connecticut) -- A wrong-way driver died when his car struck a casino bus head-on early Monday near Mohegan Sun, state police said. Mike Vassiliou, 60, of Silo Road in...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Tribal Chairman issues condolences in death of 14-month-old killed in accident (2/26/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe issued a statement Saturday expressing condolences in the death of a 14-month old boy who died after being...
article Mashpee, tribe grieve for tot killed by truck (2/26/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The tragic death of a 14-month-old boy who was hit and killed by a pickup truck outside his Mashpee home Friday has residents of the small Cape Cod...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Today marks 5 years since casino construction collapse (1/27/2017)
(Ohio) -- Today marks five years since more than a dozen workers were injured in a collapse at the construction site of the then-Horseshoe casino in downtown Cincinnati...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Mascot

article FSU horse mascot Renegade OK after mishap during pregame ceremony (12/31/2016)
(Florida) -- The Capital One Orange Bowl started with a stumble by Florida State's Renegade. The mascot horse fell during the pregame ceremony Friday with American...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Lights out at Vegas' Rio casino forces 900-room evacuation (12/29/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Bus driver, 65, killed as casino bus crashes in Berrien County (12/29/2016)
(Michigan) -- A 65-year-old New Buffalo man is dead after the bus he was driving crashed Thursday morning in a rural section of Berrien County's New Buffalo Township.
article Driver dies in Four Winds Casino shuttle crash (12/29/2016)
(Michigan) -- The driver of a Four Winds Casino bus was found dead after crashing into a tree Thursday morning near the casino outside of New Buffalo. Police identified...
article New Buffalo man found dead in casino bus (12/29/2016)
(Michigan) -- A New Buffalo man was found dead inside a Four Winds Casino bus that went off Maudlin Road on on Thursday morning, Dec. 29. A Berrien County Sheriff's...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Three killed in crash on Hwy 26 near Warm Springs (12/27/2016)
(Oregon) -- Three people died Monday evening in a crash that closed Highway 26 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Oregon State Police said.
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article Liquor board chair arrested for DUI outside casino’s grand opening (12/10/2016)
(Maryland) -- The chairman of the Prince George’s County liquor board was arrested for drunk driving Thursday night after becoming involved in a fender bender...
article During drunken-driving arrest, head of liquor commission was caught on video (12/10/2016)
(Maryland) -- Multiple witnesses saw the chairman of the Prince George’s County liquor board strike two vehicles as he was trying to leave the MGM casino in his...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article A.C. police investigating woman's fall from Caesars parking garage (11/20/2016)
(Atlantic City) -- Police are investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman who died Monday after falling from the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage fell accidentally or...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Tribal officer killed in head-on crash (10/23/2016)
(Arizona) -- Authorities say a Navajo Nation patrol officer has been killed in a car crash between Chinle and Tsaile. The Navajo Nation Police Department has identified...
article Gila River police plan benefit car wash for fallen Navajo Nation officer (9/21/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Police Department will host a car wash for the family of fallen Navajo Nation Officer Leander Frank from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24...
article Dog mauling that killed 3-year-old boy angers Navajo leaders (7/23/2016)
(Arizona) -- Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation, local leaders are expressing anger over the attack, saying encounters...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamul Casino

article Crashes Concern Residents Near Casino (10/16/2016)
(California) -- Since Monday’s opening of the Hollywood Casino in Jamul, several motor vehicle accidents have occurred along State Route 94, heightening residents...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Pine Ridge explosion victims identified; married couple and two young adults among them (10/11/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The names of the four people killed in an explosion on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last week have been released by Oglala Sioux Tribal...
article Pine Ridge explosion that killed four leads to sadness, and more fear (10/10/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Estelline Black Feather, 66, was taking a nap on her couch Thursday afternoon when her house shook and woke her up. It was about 3 p.m., and the sound...
article Pine Ridge duplex explosion deemed accidental (10/9/2016)
(South Dakota) -- An explosion that destroyed a duplex on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this week, killing four people and injuring multiple, has been deemed...
article Fatal Explosion Thurs In Pine Ridge Ruled Accidental (10/8/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities say the duplex explosion in Pine Ridge that killed at least four people on Thursday was an accident. The names of the victims have...
article Four dead in duplex explosion on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (10/7/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Four people were killed and several others seriously injured in an explosion that destroyed a duplex on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Thursday...
article Four Dead on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from Duplex Explosion (10/6/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Tragedy struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Thursday afternoon when an explosion occurred in a duplex in the East Ridge neighborhood, which is...
article Authorities find no foul play in deaths of young men at Pine Ridge (7/9/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Federal and tribal authorities say they have found no evidence of foul play in connection with the deaths of three young men on the Pine Ridge...
article Three Pine Ridge reservation men found in 60-feet ravine died of auto accident, investigation finds (7/9/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Three men who were missing for days on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and discovered in a vehicle in a 60-foot deep ravine have been found to have...
article Autopsy concludes missing men died of crash injuries (7/8/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Autopsies and site investigations have concluded three men died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Man falls to his death at Foxwoods; no foul play suspected (10/5/2016)
(Connecticut) -- Tribal police on Wednesday said no foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was discovered early Tuesday morning after he apparently fell...
1 Article on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article Report: No mechanical defects found after Texas bus crash (7/18/2016)
(Texas) -- A preliminary report on a South Texas bus crash that killed nine people in May says an initial inspection of the bus found no mechanical defects and the...
article Federal judge halts insurance payouts in fatal bus rollover (7/12/2016)
(Texas) -- Insurance companies involved in a May fatal bus rollover crash near Laredo may not pay out any claims under a temporary restraining order issued by a federal...
article Casino bus crash victims look for compensation (7/11/2016)
(Texas) -- Miguel Maldonado is still waiting to hear if his family will receive any money for the death of his 61-year-old sister Adelfa Garza after a charter bus crash...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article O.C. woman awarded $2.8 million after fall at Pechanga casino (7/8/2016)
(California) -- A Placentia woman who slipped and fell at the Pechanga Resort and Casino has been awarded more than $2.8 million in damages after her attorney argued...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Two hurt in wreck on Fort Hall Indian Reservation (4/25/2017)
(Idaho) -- Two people suffered minor injuries Monday night in a one-vehicle wreck on a muddy rural road in the mountains southeast of Blackfoot. The crash happened...
article Woman who fell beneath train in East Lansing dies (4/14/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Saginaw woman who became trapped beneath a train at the Amtrak station in East Lansing last week has died from her injuries. Sue Watrous, 66, died Monday...
article Woman claims Harrah's Casino elevator dropped a floor, causing injuries (4/12/2017)
(Louisiana) -- A woman claims that she was injured when an elevator dropped a floor. Lori Hunt filed a lawsuit March 14 against Schindler Elevator Corp. and ABC...
article B.C. First Nation slams response to tug sinking (4/7/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The federal government's commitment to First Nations has been criticized in a report from a British Columbia First Nation after last year's...
article Wreck on Umatilla Indian Reservation injures two (4/7/2017)
(Oregon) -- One adult male and one juvenile male were injured Wednesday evening in a single-vehicle crash on South Market Road, south of Lloyd Road, on the Umatilla...
article Omaha tribal police officer dies in crash (3/28/2017)
(Nebraska) -- An officer with the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services died in a crash early Sunday morning while responding to a call. Sgt. Curtis Blackbird, 55, was...
article Worker falls to his death at under-construction Saipan casino (3/23/2017)
(Saipan) -- In the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, a worker has reportedly died while helping to construct the multi-million-dollar Imperial Pacific Resort...
article Propane Leak Causes Brief Evacuation at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino (3/15/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Fortune Bay Resort and Casino in Tower had a brief evacuation Tuesday evening due to a propane leak. The Ely Echo tweeted that a 30,000-gallon propane...
article Driver of Texas bus in fatal train crash in Biloxi may have relied on GPS, official says (3/10/2017)
(Mississippi) -- The Texas tour bus hit by a freight train in a deadly crash wasn't supposed to have taken the road where it got stuck at a Mississippi rail crossing...
article Passenger says ‘train just kept coming’ toward bus on tracks (3/8/2017)
(Mississippi) -- A freight train crashed into a bus full of Texas tourists visiting Gulf Coast casinos, killing four in Biloxi, Mississippi. Forty people were hurt,...
article Tribal leaders gather in Bethel to work on alcohol problems and other regional issues (3/8/2017)
(Alaska) -- Parents too drunk to provide care. Suicides and deaths from exposure. Violence in homes. Problems that long have marred rural Alaska to a degree unseen...
article Google's hot air balloon to bring internet to remote tribes CRASHES in the rainforest (3/3/2017)
(Brazil) -- A hot air balloon launched by Google to bring the internet to remote villages in the Amazon has crashed in the rainforest. The large balloon, which was part...
article Rollover crash on Cattaraugus reservation leads to marijuana charges (2/27/2017)
(New York) -- A one-car rollover crash Monday morning on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation led to marijuana possession charges against three people, the Erie County...
article Alcohol involved for 2 found dead on Alligator Alley (2/20/2017)
(Florida) -- Alcohol was in the systems of two men whose bodies were found inside a car in a canal along Interstate 75, an autopsy report found. The two men were last...
article Portland woman, 73, dies in pool at SW Oregon resort (2/9/2017)
(Oregon) -- Authorities say a 73-year-old Portland woman died in an apparent drowning at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville. The Douglas County Sheriff's...
article Derailed train was carrying hazardous materials through Umatilla Indian Reservation (1/13/2017)
(Oregon) -- A Union Pacific train that derailed Monday night on the Umatilla Indian Reservation was carrying containers of hazardous materials, though none spilled and...
article Train derails in eastern Oregon; no injuries (1/12/2017)
(Oregon) -- Railroad officials say eleven railroad cars derailed east of Pendleton on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The East Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/R6bQLb...
article Union Pacific train derailed Monday on reservation (1/12/2017)
(Oregon) -- Eleven railroad cars derailed Monday night near Bingham Road about 20 miles east of Mission on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
article Police seek information about casino incident (12/29/2016)
(Michigan) -- Police are investigating an incident that happened at the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette on Christmas day. The female in the picture above is wanted for...
article Police: Spokane man caused Oregon crash that killed 3 (12/28/2016)
(Oregon) -- A Spokane man is accused of causing a crash that killed three people Monday on Highway 26 near the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon.

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