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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…