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Boy Rescued From Bunker 'Happy To Be Home," Relative Says

AP | JAY REEVES and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 04.07.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his un...

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...

Mother Of Boy Held In Underground Bunker 'Hanging On By A Thread'

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and JAY REEVES | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — After four anxious days, only the slimmest of details has come to light in a police standoff with an Alabama man who is accused...

Police: Gunman Still Holding Child Hostage

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe, hostage negotiators tried Thursday to talk a man into releasing a kindergarte...

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...

School Bus Hostage Suspect Identified

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. -- Neighbors of an Alabama man accused of killing a school bus driver and taking a child hostage in an ongoing standoff say he was ...

Police: Gunman Still Holding Child Hostage

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standof...