Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow...More >>
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.More >>
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The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...More >>
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...More >>
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.More >>
A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an...More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Samantha Mantz is exactly the type of person Second Saturday organizers hope to attract to downtown Montgomery.
"This is my first time here. I love it," says Mantz.
It's the atmosphere she enjoys and one reason she's anxious to come back for the weekend events.
"I think it'd be a great idea. It gives you that city feeling that we don't get very often because you'll be around tons of people."
She's right about that.
6,000 people attended the first ever Second Saturday--a free event with music, food, drinks, and art.
The crowds were double what organizers expected.
So you can only imagine with Second Saturday, a Montgomery Biscuits game, Harriott II fireworks cruise, physical fitness challenge, and food festival?
"Lots of people, lots of activity," says Ken Reynolds with Montgomery Riverfront Facilities.
"It's an all-around awesome place to be," adds Mantz.
Many folks have already raised concerns that with so many people downtown parking could be a nightmare. But there's a solution.
"We'll be offering a free shuttle service from Paterson Field. So folks that want to come down and enjoy everything downtown can actually park at Paterson Field," adds Reynolds.
It's an emphasis on downtown that hasn't always been there.
Now that it is, folks like Samantha hope it stays alive.