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Extra: The Dye Effect

Exclusive Interview With Pat Dye and Charlie Trotman

Sports Reporter Darrell Puckett, sat down for an Exclusive one-on-one interview with Auburn coaching legend, Pat Dye, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Iron Bowl and his last game coaching.

EXTRA: Craig Air Force Base: 40 Years Later

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Craig Air Force Base was used a pilot training facility for 37 years before it was shut down in 1977. According to records, Craig Air Force Base had a population of 5,000 people and at one point in its history was one of the busiest airports in the United States. Craig had an annual payroll of…

Fighting Rumors: The Cost Of False Alarms And Threats

A bomb threat to a Bullock County High School, a threat of mass casualties in Crenshaw County Schools, and hearsay of a shooting at Troy University; all examples of costly rumors. The recent threat at Troy left the entire campus on high alert. ” a writing on the bathroom wall in the dining hall saying that there would be a…

Jeff Sanders: Real Men Wear Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Alabama News Network’s Jeff Sanders is doing his part in the fight against cancer. Jeff was selected by the American Cancer Society to be part of their “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. Throughout the month of October Jeff and two dozen other men in the community are wearing pink each day to raise money…

State Preparations for Irma

Hurricane Irma’s force is being felt in south Florida it’s headed toward Alabama, and state officials are preparing. “I’ve authorized the national guard personnel to be deployed immediately for pre-storm preparation efforts and to respond once the storm reaches us. i have also authorized additional national guardsmen and women to lend a helping hand to our friends in Florida,” says…

Oprah, Beyonce to Headline Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon

Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT. The event will be telecast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12, and on tape delay at 8 p.m. on the West Coast. It is being organized…

EXTRA: 25 Years of TV Talk in Montgomery

2017 marks 25 years of the TV talk show “Good Afternoon Montgomery”, hosted by Joe Hagler. Through the years, the show has moved from CBS 8 to ABC Montgomery to its current home on CW Montgomery. But Hagler has always been at the helm. His show got its start as “Good Morning Montgomery” in 1992. He’s gone through several co-hosts,…

EXTRA: Gov. Kay Ivey Marks First 100 Days in Office

Gov. Kay Ivey is marking her 100th day in office this week. She took office April 10, after former Gov. Robert Bentley resigned during an investigation into his administration and personal conduct. Ivey sat down with Alabama News Network anchor Stefanie Hicks for an Exclusive one-on-one interview to talk about her first 100 days. Ivey pointed out that newly-elected governors…

Church Bus Safety

Tragedy struck an Alabama church last month when a bus full of people headed to do mission work crashed on an Atlanta highway leaving a 17-year-old girl dead. Since then the driver of that bus has been charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle. Now other churches are checking their safety protocols to make sure they’re safe when they take the…