Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
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 >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
It's a big job, and now someone has stepped up to do it. A historic house on Madison Avenue in Montgomery was facing demolition. Now, it's in the process of being restored.
For all intents and purposes, the house at 1802 Madison Avenue was condemned and the city was ready to bulldoze it. Now, it has a new owner, and it's on its way to getting a new look.
At one time, you couldn't even see the house from the road. Clearing the trees has been a major part of the work done so far.
It also has a new roof, thanks to Robbie Pelt and his crew. Pelt stepped in when neighbors reached out to save the house, and he has plans for a total renovation.
"Painting, new air conditioning, new electrical, new plaster/sheet rock, new plumbing, it's gonna be a brand new house in an old frame when we're finished..." Pelt explained of his new project. "It's more of an eyesore than anything, but now I just hope to make it a jewel."
A rendering of how the house is expected to look when it's finished is posted right in the front yard. Pelt hopes to have it completed and up for sale within four months.
Neighbors have set up a Facebook page and a blog to keep the public updated on the progress.