Thursday Jun 13
Alabama School Bus Trespass Act Named After Charles Poland Signed Into Law
Unlawfully entering or interfering with a school bus in the state of Alabama can now land you in jail under a new law Gov. Robert Bentley just signed.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Houston County death sentence reversed again
A state appeals court has again overturned the death sentence for a triple killing in Houston County and ordered a judge to resentence Jerry Jerome Smith.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
FBI Releases Disturbing Recordings from Midland City Hostage Crisis
Four months ago, a hostage crisis in Midland City shook the nation. Now, the FBI released new audio clips and pictures from that situation.
School Bus Fleet
Alabama cracks down on school bus trespassing
The Charles "Chuck" Poland Jr. Act, which was recently passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law by Gov.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
FBI releases conversations of Alabama man who shot bus driver, held child hostage
Months after a 5-year-old was taken as a hostage by Alabama man, police have released profanity-laced conversations with negotiators.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
US school bus driver refused to give kids to gunman in hostage drama: ...
In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo, heavily armed men move away from the home of Jimmy Lee Dykes in Midland City, Ala., where he is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage after kidnapping him from a school bus the day before.
First look: FBI photos from inside the Midland City hostage crisis bunker (photo gallery...
Photos released by the FBI from inside the bunker where Jimmy Lee Dykes held 5 year old Ethan during during the 6 day stand off in Midland City Alabama.
WJHG-TV Panama City
Inside Underground Bunker Where Boy Was Held Hostage
The FBI just released photos taken inside the 12' x 8' x 6' bunker in Midland City, Alabama where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage for 7 days.
Fri May 31, 2013
TSA Guidance Addresses Potential of Active Shooters
The Transportation Security Administration released unclassified bulletins that provide guidance especially to commercial vehicle operators on how to identify potential active shooters and presence of IEDs, as well as recommended countermeasures for such attacks.
Audio: Bus driver defied gunman in bunker drama
The Internal Revenue Service has provided Congress with another video featuring its employees, this one showing about a dozen of them practicing dancing on a stage.
Thu May 30, 2013
ABC's 20/20 To Air Special On Midland City Standoff Friday Night
For the First Time Ever, "20/20" Will Air Exclusive Audio Tapes, Including the Confrontation with the Bus Driver Seconds Before He is Shot During the Kidnapping; Audio of the 9-1-1 Call from a Student in the Back of the Bus; and Audio of the Final Phone Call with the Suspect as the Standoff Comes to its Dramatic Conclusion Incredible drama unfolded ... (more)
Tue May 28, 2013
School Bus Fleet
Alabama district's chief discusses tragedy, recovery
In the months since bus driver Charles Poland was gunned down and a student was taken hostage, Dale County Schools is "doing better with time," Superintendent Donny Bynum says.
Sun May 26, 2013
Rollover on Barrington Rd in Midland City
Midland City: At approximately 1:16am a single vehicle rollover occurred on Barrington Road in Midland City.
Fri May 24, 2013
Zip Line Offers Adventure in the Wiregrass
As summer vacation approaches many of you may be looking to take a trip. If you are pinching pennies or just want to stick close to home you can find an adventure right here in the Wiregrass.
Tue May 21, 2013