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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
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Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
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After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
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Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) - For those with a roof over their head, shades of blue can be seen across Henryville neighborhoods as homeowners drape their roof in tarps.
Homes still standing are likely covered after hail & debris damage, unless you're by Austin Grosheart's place. "They stay on a lot better than these tarps." He's referring to a new solution to keep his home dry.
Once billboard advertisements you've seen along interstates and high above roadways, the thick waterproof material is now being used by homeowners to prevent their roof from leaking. "I'd prefer the billboard material over any other," he said.
Local disaster relief centers provided residents with free tarps, including the recycled billboard advertisements. "It's starting to rain. So hopefully it keeps the water out of everyone's homes," Grosheart said.
For those who prefer the more conventional solution, Ace Hardware in Scottsburg ordered an emergency shipment of tarps to meet neighbors' needs. "The need has been great," Larry Beckley said. "This is probably the closest major hardware store to the disaster area. So we've had so many people in here with so many needs," he said.
Free tarps at still available to the public. A distribution site has been set up at the St. Francis Catholic Church located at SR 160 and US 31 in Henryville.