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Auburn University’s Tradition of Rolling the Auburn Oaks Returns

Auburn University football fans will enjoy rolling the two new Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper this fall, marking the return of one of college athletics’ best-known traditions. “This is a tremendous day for the Auburn Family and for all sports fans across the country who love the fall and football,” said Ron Booth, executive director of facility…

EXTRA: Help Wanted, Teachers

From the West Alabama Newsroom– It’s an ongoing issue in education that’s affecting schools and communities throughout the state. School districts are dealing with an ongoing teacher shortage. Students across the state will soon be headed back to school and that has some school districts scrambling to find qualified teachers — especially in the areas of math and science. School…

Extra: No Running Water in Wilcox County

Hundreds of people – living without running water every day. We aren’t talking about a third world country, these are people right here in Alabama. In the Lamison area of Wilcox County, many people have to dig wells to get water. Those who can’t – live without running water at all. In an Alabama News Network Extra, news anchor Stefanie…

EXTRA: Cut for Cancer

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EXTRA: Stopping Teen Violence

While students are on summer break, some are staying productive, but others are finding their way into trouble.  Authorities say juvenile crime spikes during the summer months. It’s an issue that’s caught the attention of advocates and city officials, and they’re trying to do something about it. The influx in juvenile crimes is one of many reasons why city leaders and places like Common Ground…

Prattville Teen Inspires Many in Viral Video

A Prattville teenager is being called an inspiration to many after a Facebook video she was featured in went viral. The video posted on the Facebook page Special Books by Special Kids now has over 500 thousand views. Katherine Lantz suffers from speech apraxia, a disability that makes speaking difficult. Her mom, Renee Lantz, explains that Katherine is no different…

EXTRA: “A Reel Deal”

Ray Scott is the founder of Bass Angler Sportsman Society. His world class fishing property has been named "The Best Bass Fishing Lake" in America by Outdoor Life Magazine. The property could now be yours.

Just off Interstate 65, about 20 miles south of Montgomery. There is a slice of paradise. The winding drive with trees and Spanish moss draped overhead pulls you into the Ray Scott Legacy Lakes where the fishing tales are actually real. “One of the top fishermen in the world, Rick Clunn, made a cast and caught the biggest fish that has ever…

EXTRA: Meeting Special Needs

The Montgomery Public School District is under fire from parents. Is the school system giving special needs students the proper resources to thrive? Some parents don’t think so, and we put their questions to school leaders. Several parents with children with special needs who are having issues within the district. Many claim teachers are not trained on how to deal with children with special needs…

EXTRA: Road to Nowhere

There was a lot of excitement when the governor joined local officials to open the first phase of Montgomery’s outer loop project, but now the road only takes you out to Vaughn Road in part of the town of Pike Road. There’s about 20 miles left to reach Interstate 65 and two more phases to get there. The next, and…

EXTRA: “Yellowhammer”

Governor Bentley's alleged affair and possible misuse of state resources has filled the headlines over the last few weeks. One website's been breaking story after story.

Governor Bentley’s alleged affair and possible misuse of state resources has filled the headlines over the last few weeks. One website’s been breaking story after story. Who’s behind Yellowhammer News? You’ve probably heard and seen the name, but is it a reputable news outlet? Alabama News Network gets a behind the scenes look at the Birmingham-based operation. The founder explains his…