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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…

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…

EXTRA: Follow Me

From Facebook to Twitter to Snapchat, there are a number of social media platforms to choose from. however, many people are confused when it comes to getting likes or increasing the number of followers. While millineals may dominate the social media world, there’s also an older generation trying to figure out how to gain a following. Categories: News, News Extras,…

EXTRA: What’s Wrong With Alabama?

The state of Alabama has a lot going for it. We’re recruiting more and more industry and unemployment is on the decline. But we’re one of the worst states for education and poverty. It’s not unusual to hear people talking bad about Alabama. But it’s not just people on the street. Some very prominent business people are asking the same…

Extra: Losing Their Religion

Statistics show millennials between the ages of 18 and 30 are leaving the church. According to the Pew Research Center almost every major Christian denomination in the United States has lost a significant number of members. It states More than one-third of millennials now say they are unaffiliated with any faith - - That's up 10 percent since 2007.

To some it’s a comforting place that draws them closer to God and to the body of Christ as a whole. Many churches are steeped in traditions that have been around for hundreds of years. While a lot of pews, especially in the Bible Belt, are still filled where are the millennials? Studies show they are leaving the church and…