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Charles Albert Poland's Sacrifice

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Good News
Ian Reifowitz

I don't know what inspired Poland to sacrifice his life in the hope that other people's children might live. I do know that his sacrifice represents empathy of the highest order.

Man Who Held Boy In Bunker Wanted TV Appearance

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 02.09.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. -- Authorities may never know why a south Alabama man killed a school bus driver and held a little boy hostage for six days in an u...

Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends (UPDATED)

Posted 02.06.2013 | Crime

The standoff between law enforcement and an Alabama man who held a boy in a bunker for seven days ended with the suspect dead and the 5-year-old safel...

Alabama Hostage Situation Concludes With A Bang

AP | TAMARA LUSH and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 04.05.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor d...

Hundreds Say Goodbye To Heroic Alabama Bus Driver

AP | BRUCE SMITH and MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 04.05.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, w...

Hero Bus Driver Dies Shielding Children From Bullets

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 02.02.2013 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Alabama school bus driver who was shot to death Tuesday while trying to shield youngsters was raised amid the forests and lakes ...

Alabama Hostage Suspect Was 'Bragging About It'

AP | TAMARA LUSH, MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and JAY REEVES | Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — As the police standoff with an Alabama man accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage continued Saturday, a nearby communi...

Killed Bus Driver Hailed As Hero For Trying To Save Boy

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Feb. 4, 2013, 5:17 p.m. EST. The seven-day Alabama standoff between law enforcement and a man who took a 5-year-old boy hostage came to an en...