I-Team

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…

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…