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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…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Cold & Flu benefits + Chili peppers benefits

New research found catching a cold lowers the odds of getting the flu at the same time. The reverse also seemed to be true. Researchers in Scotland found those who have the flu are 70% less likely to also become infected with the rhinovirus, which is a type of virus that can cause the common cold. researchers in Italy find…

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…

Get an Inside Look at Alabama News Network’s Thunder Truck

Chances are, you’ve seen the Alabama News Network Thunder Truck driving through a parade or parked at a school. But you may have wondered what type of weather technology is on the inside. Thunder Truck is a fully-equipped severe weather studio on wheels. You’ll find everything from computers and cameras to weather data collectors and TV broadcasting equipment on board….

Body of Rantavious Love Recovered from Coosa River

Elmore County officials have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing earlier this week. Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis confirms the body of Rantavious Love was recovered at 6:45 this morning near Gold Star Park. Love was swept away in the Coosa River while swimming with friends Wednesday afternoon. Crews had searched for him over the past days….