News Extras: Features & Specials

I-Team: Where's Our Radar?

A radar gap in West Alabama is complicating severe weather coverage. Alabama News Network Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler compares the National Weather Service radar gap to forecasting through a blurry lens. "All those beams,…

COVID In Alabama: One Year Later

March 13, 2020 was a day that changed everything as Alabama's first coronavirus case was confirmed in Montgomery County.  Things like social distancing and face masks quickly became a big…

Extra: Emergency Call: Alabama

Alabama lawmakers are exploring a new statewide emergency notification system this legislative session. The proposal making its way through the state legislature would give all county EMAs a base level notification system.  This would…

Changemakers: Bryan Stevenson

Usually when we hear lawyers say they'll "fight for you," they're referring to personal injury, but when Public Interest Attorney Bryan Stevenson says he'll fight for you, it's about protecting a client's basic…

Extra: Saving the St. James Hotel in Selma

The St. James Hotel in Selma has stood since 1837 -- decades before the Civil War, through the Civil Rights Movement. While it's been closed and boarded up for years, there's an effort…

Extra: Impact Whitewater, Part 1 & 2

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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