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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…

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…

EXTRA: Danger at the Bus Stop

School buses are estimated to be almost eight times safer than driving in your own car to school, but danger lies right outside the bus.

It gets your child to school twice a day, 180 days a year. School buses are estimated to be almost eight times safer than driving in your own car to school, but danger lies right outside the bus. Reporter Sarah Cantey investigates the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus. Alabama school leaders say it happens more than 290,000…

Hog Wild: The Fight Against Feral Pigs in Alabama

Josh Ninke uncovers the problem Alabama farmers and property owners are having with feral pigs.

It’s been a problem for years, but now the state is taking notice. But it might be too little too late. This might be all the warning you get that feral hogs are on your property. It can be a rude awakening that costs a lot of money. Pretty much all over the whole state now. There are only two…