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Extra: If Walls Could Talk at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Montgomery

After years of disrepair, leaders share new efforts to restore Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church

There’s a new effort to breathe life into a landmark Montgomery church that for decades has fallen by the wayside. Mt. Zion A.M.E.  Zion boasts of being the backdrop to pivotal moments in the civil rights movement, though the building itself has struggled to survive.  The church was once a pillar in the community that’s been quietly crumbling for years; but…

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 to where you live? An Alabama News Network I-Team Extra found some parts of our viewing area with no shelters…

i-Team: Get Out of Jail Free

1/4539427 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4033 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4045 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4052 Show Caption Hide Caption The City of Montgomery signed an agreement in 2015 to change the way people get out of jail. Instead of posting a cash bond, some defendants just sign their name as a promise to show up, even people with no…

EXTRA: Road to Nowhere

There was a lot of excitement when the governor joined local officials to open the first phase of Montgomery’s outer loop project, but now the road only takes you out to Vaughn Road in part of the town of Pike Road. There’s about 20 miles left to reach Interstate 65 and two more phases to get there. The next, and…