News Extras: Features & Specials

EXTRA: Autism in Alabama

Autism. It is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders. And it affects one in 68 children in the U.S. It can cost an average family 60 thousand dollars a year. Yet, Alabama is one…

EXTRA: Saving the Ben Moore Hotel

 Just a few blocks from downtown Montgomery, you'll find a a building that might look abandoned on the outside. It sits right across from the parsonage of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, which is now an often visited museum. And much…

New Technology Helps Secure Homes

New security camera technology is giving homeowners even more ways to protect their homes.  Law enforcement officials say this technology can be very helpful in fighting crime, but that not just any setup is going to get the job done.…

EXTRA: Get the Water Running

Back in July, Stefanie Hicks brought you the story of the Jackson family - one of many families in West Alabama who live every day without running water. It's not by…

Extra: Prisons In Peril

This year alone we've seen a big increase in violence across the Alabama prison system. Video was taken by inmates in March and posted to YouTube from inside Holman Prison in Atmore. A correctional…

EXTRA: Police Speak Out

West Alabama reporter George McDonald has this Alabama News Network Extra. The recent police shootings of unarmed blacks have had a far-reaching impact all over the country. Some local police are talking…

Extra: Church Security

For many, it's a sacred place where you feel safe and secure to worship God. Unfortunately, it's not immune to the forces of evil. And it's happening more and more frequently in…

EXTRA: Male Breast Cancer

Less than 1% of breast cancer cases are reported in men. But that doesn't mean they're immune from this form of cancer. As we at Alabama News Network prepare for our Tickled Pink…

EXTRA: Help Wanted, Teachers

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- It's an ongoing issue in education that's affecting schools and communities throughout the state. School districts are dealing with an ongoing teacher shortage. Students across the state…

Extra: No Running Water in Wilcox County

Hundreds of people - living without running water every day. We aren't talking about a third world country, these are people right here in Alabama. In the Lamison area of…

EXTRA: Cut for Cancer

This haircut starts off like any other. Tell the stylist what style you'd like, get your hair washed, and then hop in the chair for the new cut. But this is…

EXTRA: Stopping Teen Violence

While students are on summer break, some are staying productive, but others are finding their way into trouble.  Authorities say juvenile crime spikes during the summer months. It's an issue that's caught the attention of advocates…

Prattville Teen Inspires Many in Viral Video

A Prattville teenager is being called an inspiration to many after a Facebook video she was featured in went viral. The video posted on the Facebook page Special Books by Special Kids now…

EXTRA: "A Reel Deal"

Just off Interstate 65, about 20 miles south of Montgomery. There is a slice of paradise. The winding drive with trees and Spanish moss draped overhead pulls you into the Ray Scott Legacy Lakes where the…

EXTRA: Meeting Special Needs

The Montgomery Public School District is under fire from parents. Is the school system giving special needs students the proper resources to thrive? Some parents don't think so, and we put their questions to school…

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…

EXTRA: "Yellowhammer"

Governor Bentley's alleged affair and possible misuse of state resources has filled the headlines over the last few weeks. One website's been breaking story after story. Who's behind Yellowhammer News? You've probably heard and seen…

i-Team: Street Racing

It takes a car traveling at 200 miles per hour 400 feet and 10 seconds to come to a complete stop. Now imagine that car rapidly approaching you in your rear view…

EXTRA: Follow Me

From Facebook to Twitter to Snapchat, there are a number of social media platforms to choose from. however, many people are confused when it comes to getting likes or increasing the number of…

EXTRA: What's Wrong With Alabama?

The state of Alabama has a lot going for it. We're recruiting more and more industry and unemployment is on the decline. But we're one of the worst states for education and…

Extra: Losing Their Religion

To some it's a comforting place that draws them closer to God and to the body of Christ as a whole. Many churches are steeped in traditions that have been around for hundreds…

i-Team: Montgomery Recycling

There was a ground-breaking ceremony in July of 2013 for a unique new municipal recycling facility in Montgomery. It was built with the promise that as much as 85 % of Montgomery's household garbage…

EXTRA: Danger at the Bus Stop

It gets your child to school twice a day, 180 days a year. School buses are estimated to be almost eight times safer than driving in your own car to school, but danger…

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