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ALEA Releases Data for 2019 Holiday Travel Period

  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period. ALEA says among those killed was a 4-year-old, who died in an Etowah County crash. The others killed included 10 drivers, nine passengers and one pedestrian. One motorcyclist, who was using a helmet, also was killed. Of the 20…

Father and Son Jump an Elmore County Bridge Trying to Evade Law Enforcement

A father and son in Elmore County are in trouble after authorities said they jumped off of a bridge while running from officers. We’re told it happened early Sunday morning in front of the Russel Plant on Highway 14. Sheriff Bill Franklin said the two men took off following a traffic stop… then jumped off Callow Creek Bridge. The father…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Exercise may decrease cancer odds + Meditation may help prevent heart disease

Research tracking hundreds of thousands of adults suggests those who get two and a half to five hours of moderate intensity exercise a week are less likely to develop seven kinds of cancer. The physical activity was linked to a lower risk of colon cancer in men and a lower risk of breast, endometrial, kidney and other cancers in women….

The Big Ride for EB: Father Raising Awareness for Rare Disorder in Memory of His Son

on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. | H-W Photo/Katelyn Metzger Robb Freed: A father on a mission. Freed, who resides in Upstate New York,  has been through the Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, across the Gulf of Mexico… through the plains of Kansas, from sea to sea and now, Montgomery, Alabama… all to raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa. This is his second…

Toys From Our Magical Christmas Toy Vault Now Have Homes Under Christmas Trees for Hundreds of Families

For six years now, we’ve partnered with the Salvation Army to collect toys for families in need through our Magical Christmas Toy Drive. Last week, we packed up all of the toys from our toy vault, and sent them over to Salvation Army’s headquarters. Wednesday, those toys now got a new home.. under the Christmas trees of hundreds of families…

Crumbling Classrooms: A Look Inside MPS Schools & the Millions It Will Take to Repair

Two hundred million dollars in deferred maintenance… That’s just the estimate for Montgomery Public Schools, but one board member said that number could actually be higher. Unusable classrooms, faulty heat and A.C. units… and numerous schools that need new roofs. Now, we’re taking you inside the schools to see these issues up close. It is no secret that Montgomery Public…

Exclusive: Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on His 10 Years in Office

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange took time on his final full day in office to sit down with Alabama News Network anchor Darryl Hood to reflect on his 10 years leading the city. The Live interview appeared on Alabama News Network at 6. Strange was elected in a special election and took office in March 2009. Since then, he says he’s…