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Extra: Impact Whitewater, Part 1 & 2

Project Catalyst (Source: Montgomery County Commission) It’s been three months since a multi-million dollar Whitewater project was announced for Montgomery.  It’s known as project catalyst, and its design is based on the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina. In an Alabama News Network Extra, Andrew James travels to Charlotte, North Carolina to see the facility Montgomery leaders are using…

Crumbling Classrooms: A Look Inside MPS Schools & the Millions It Will Take to Repair

Two hundred million dollars in deferred maintenance… That’s just the estimate for Montgomery Public Schools, but one board member said that number could actually be higher. Unusable classrooms, faulty heat and A.C. units… and numerous schools that need new roofs. Now, we’re taking you inside the schools to see these issues up close. It is no secret that Montgomery Public…

I-Team Extra: Crumbling Classrooms

In an Alabama News Network I-Team Extra, Andrew James investigates maintenance needs across the Montgomery Public School system.   School leaders estimate deferred maintenance needs are near $200 million and say the money in the budget doesn’t even scratch the surface. So what is the plan to address the maintenance needs & who will pay for it?  Hear what MPS…

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Governor Kay Ivey on 2020 Goals

We sat down with Governor Kay Ivey to discuss her goals for 2020. In an Exclusive interview with Alabama News Network, she discusses her plans to improve roads, build new prisons and bring a massive overhaul to the way the state runs its schools. This is the complete, un-edited interview she provided to Alabama News Network’s Glenn Halbrooks. Categories: Montgomery,…

Comedian Kevin Hart Injured in Southern California Car Crash

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart poses at Kevin Hart’s “Laugh Out Loud” new streaming video network launch event at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Two days after he was named as host last…

Autauga County Artist Has Work on Display at High Museum in Atlanta

We profile an Autauga County self-taught artist

Brenda Davis lives in Autauga County and can’t stop painting.  She paints framed works of art, but also art on ceilings, floors, even shoes. She is self-trained. She says her inspiration comes from visions, dreams and God. She said this to Alabama News Network Anchor Tim Lennox: “I wake up in the morning times, Mr. Tim, it goes on all…

I-Team: Seeking Shelter

When severe weather hits, you’re told to get to your safe place.  If you live in a mobile home that could mean getting out and moving to a safer, more sturdy building, but what if there are no shelters close to where you live? An Alabama News Network I-Team Extra found some parts of our viewing area with no shelters…

Extra: ASU Civil Rights Interpretive Center Scheduled to Open in 2020

Alabama News Network has an update on a story we’ve been covering for years. The civil rights interpretive center at Alabama State University is now scheduled to open in March 2020. That would be in time for the 55th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday civil rights march of 1965. The center was originally supposed to open in 2015, in time…

Extra: Burning Blight

You may think that vacant houses have no impact on your everyday life, but some city leaders beg to differ.  Everyone can agree that they’re an eyesore in neighborhoods all across Montgomery.  City leaders say they can also be dangerous, leading to crime and house fires in your neighborhood. Vacant house fire numbers released to Alabama News Network show this is…

EXTRA: Chronic Wasting Disease

Alabama Wildlife officials are fighting to keep Chronic Wasting Disease out of Alabama.  There have been three confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mississippi this year.  The most recent cases were confirmed this fall and the proximity to the Alabama border is causing concern. It’s compared to Mad Cow Disease but for deer;   Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal…