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  • FBI: No other explosives found near Ala. bunker

    February 7, 2013 6:46 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Bomb technicians have found no more explosives in wrapping up their search of the rural Alabama property of Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who shot dead a school bus driver and held a boy in an underground bunker for nearly a week. Dykes was killed Monday... more »
  • FBI: Ala. captor rigged bunker, waged 'firefight'

    February 6, 2013 7:02 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - As FBI and police negotiators spent days seeking to coax an Alabama man into freeing a boy held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own. FBI special agent Jason Pack said in an email that bomb technicians found two explosive... more »
  • Relative: Child happy to be home after rescue

    February 5, 2013 7:25 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Relatives of the 5-year-old boy freed when federal agents raided the underground bunker of a hostage-taker in Alabama say the youngster is relieved to be home and appears to be doing well. The boy's great uncle, Berlin Enfinger, said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning... more »
  • Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

    February 1, 2013 5:47 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes is showing no signs of turning himself over to police. Hostage negotiators in Midland City, Ala., tried Thursday to persuade the... more »
  • Standoff continues in Alabama

    January 31, 2013 7:37 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than a day after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was taken off a school bus at gunpoint, police are still trying to win the child's safe release. SWAT teams have been gathered outside a bunker, where authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is holding the boy.... more »
  • Lawmaker: Ala. child held in bunker got medicine

    January 30, 2013 2:30 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - An Alabama legislator says a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV. State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy. The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a... more »
  • Monday night noise was explosion at Camp Minden

    October 16, 2012 11:21 AM

    MINDEN - Authorities in Webster Parish in northwest Louisiana say an explosion at the Camp Minden industrial site was the source of a loud, ground-rattling boom late Monday. The Webster Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that the explosion happened in an underground bunker at a Camp Minden business called Explo. Authorities... more »
  • A new Survivor TV show

    June 5, 2012 7:43 PM

    The Spike TV network is starting a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family who believes the end of the world is near. It will air a six-episode series called "Last Family on Earth" where survivalists will compete to show how tough and resourceful they are.... more »

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