I-Team

i-Team: Is Alabama Emergency Ready?

  Are you ready in case of disaster? Emergency Officials are constantly asking citizens that question. So, following the devastating and deadly Gatlinburg, Tennessee fire late last year, Alabama News Network asked the state’s emergency response officials if they’re ready to handle a non-weather related major emergency. It’s a pertinent question because a lot of people visiting Gatlinburg at the…

Landing the F-35

We’ve been telling you for months that Montgomery is a finalist for the fifth generation F-35 Fighter Jet at the Air National Guard. Olivia Deas took a ride in the current jet, the F-16. She looks into what it will take for Montgomery to “Land the F-35”.

i-Team: Montgomery Water Works

1/3IMG_0002[2] Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3IMG_0023[1] Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3IMG_0007[1] Show Caption Hide Caption Most big utilities in the Montgomery area are regulated by The Alabama Public Service Commission. The Montgomery Water and Sewer Works are an exception. Their board makes decision independent of any state oversight. Some customers say that makes the monopoly operation less interested in customer…

iTeam: “Montgomery Rising?” Part 4

In the final installation of Montgomery Rising, reporter Andrew James takes the findings to local leaders who have the power to make changes in the community. Whether it’s problems with the city’s image, public schools, or attractiveness to millennials, hear what solutions Envision 2020 Executive Director Lynn Beshear, School Board President Melissa Snowden and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange propose to…

i-Team: “Montgomery Rising?” pt. 3

Taking a walk up Dexter Ave. in downtown, Montgomery is like taking stroll down memory lane. It leads to the state capitol where the first and only president of the confederacy, Jefferson Davis, took the oath of office. Dexter was the final leg of the Selma to Montgomery march, which lead foot soldiers right past the church where Dr. Martin…

iTeam: “Montgomery Rising?” pt. 1

1/2005 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2riverfront Show Caption Hide Caption There are some clouds on the Montgomery horizon. Some population figures that show the city is shrinking. The Alabama News Network i-Team has produced a four-part report on Montgomery’s future, exploring why the population is dropping, and what can be done to reverse the trend. Tim Lennox presents part one…

i-Team: Speed Cameras Headed to Court?

Thirteen thousand people in the city of Montgomery have gotten one: a mailed speeding ticket from an empty police car, but you wont be getting them any more. After our investigative story aired in May of 2015, lawmakers passed legislation to do away with the cars, but the fight between the city and the state isn’t over. The city of…

i-Team: Get Out of Jail Free

1/4539427 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4033 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4045 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4052 Show Caption Hide Caption The City of Montgomery signed an agreement in 2015 to change the way people get out of jail. Instead of posting a cash bond, some defendants just sign their name as a promise to show up, even people with no…

I-Team Investigation: Teacher Sex Charges

The state of Alabama has received bad grades for a number of things in the past, but one failing grade, according to a 2014 study, really stands out. The study, compiled by a former U.S. department of education staffer Terry Abbott, found Alabama is ground zero for teachers convicted or accused of having sex with students. Several cases have made headlines…