Monday, May 20 2013 12:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:30:40 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.More >>
South Korea is analyzing whether projectiles North Korea fired into its eastern waters over the weekend are short-range missiles or a new type of artillery the country may be developing, officials said Monday.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
From the outside, it looks like a nice place for dessert. But it's so much more. The Pie Lab is located in downtown Greensboro in West Alabama. It starts with the people who work there. "We get people placed with us from DHR or other groups and its often their first work experience," said Pie Lab manager John Wilkerson. It's a place for at risk youth or people with no job experience to get something on their resume. "It builds their confidence and helps prepare them for the working world."
The Pie Lab was created by a non-profit group in Hale County called HERO. Along with giving young folks a chance at a fresh start, it also wanted to create a place where people can socialize and come together. "It was kind of like a social experiment at first. The goal was to bring people together over pie and coffee and give them a place to meet and talk." It's working. The place is packed with folks from all walks of life, reading, talking, and being active in their community.
The inside is unique too. All the decorations, countertops, and furniture is stuff they found and fixed up.
Some of the workers say the Pie Lab brings a nice slice of culture to Hale County. "I think it's a great concept of using baking to reach out to the community," said worker Lindsey Beckworth. "Greensboro is a poverty stricken area so it's cool they're using this to build the economy."
It's more than a slice of pie. It's a chance at work, a place to come together, and a way to give back.