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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…

i-Team: Where’s the Interpretive Center?

Dirt is being turned on a piece of land in the shadow of the ASU Football Stadium in Montgomery. It’s the first physical sign that work on the long-awaited interpretive center for the Selma to Montgomery March Trail has begun. Its been two years since ASU won a competition to have the site located on their campus, beating out a…

i-Team: Street Racing

It takes a car traveling at 200 miles per hour 400 feet and 10 seconds to come to a complete stop. Now imagine that car rapidly approaching you in your rear view mirror. Street racing in the middle of the night. Its happening on our local streets, and morning anchor Olivia Deas went undercover to find out exactly how it’s…

I-Team: How Montgomery Police Officers Are Trained on Using Force

Any time there’s an officer-involved shooting, like the Montgomery Police Department shooting of Gregg Gunn on McElvey Street, decisions have to be made in a split second. Those decisions can make the difference between life and death, for the police officer and the person involved. The Alabama News Network I-Team saw how the Montgomery Police Department uses a virtual reality simulator to…

i-Team: Montgomery Recycling

How Montgomery went from orange bags to no recycing at all. And what's next.

There was a ground-breaking ceremony in July of 2013 for a unique new municipal recycling facility in Montgomery. It was built with the promise that as much as 85 % of Montgomery’s household garbage would be recycled. If it worked, it would save significant money in landfill costs for the city. As a disincentive for the IREP company running the…

i-Team: Mayor says AG Conspiring to Keep Victoryland Closed

When Governor Robert Bentley signed an executive order last November giving enforcement authority of anti-gaming laws to local sheriffs and district attorneys, many people thought that cleared the way for Victoryland to reopen in Macon County, since it took that responsibility away for Attorney General Luther strange. So why has the casino not reopened? Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford, says it…

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