MIDLAND CITY, Alabama-- After seven days spent hostage in Jimmy Lee Dykes underground bunker in Midland City, 5-year-old Ethan is free, sources have told AL.com. The hostage situation ended sometime on Monday. Sources at the scene confirm that Ethan is safe and the hostage-taker, 65-year-old ???Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead. Multiple news outlets including WKRG and CBS are reporting that the child is alive and Dykes has been killed. (Snip) A reporter at Midland City´s local paper, the Dothan Eagle, said on Twitter Monday afternoon that Ethan´s mother was escorted by law enforcement from her home,
DEVELOPING: A five-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for nearly a week has been released, a law enforcement source, citing reports, told Fox News. Authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a bus driver last week in Midland City and then abducted the boy. Dykes is now dead, the source says, and it is unclear what the boy´s current condition is.
MIDLAND CITY, AL - After seven days with few developments in the case of a child hostage standoff in the southeast Alabama town of Midland City, authorities say the crisis has come to an end. Details are limited at this moment. Reporters on scene reported hearing a loud explosion a short time ago. An ambulance was later seen leaving the scene but without emergency lights or sirens activated. Reports indicate the child is "okay". The kidnapper is said to be dead. Tune into WSFA 12 News for the latest information and continue checking back on
RUSH: Glenn in Waterloo, Iowa. Hi. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Long-time listener, first-time caller. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: Hey, I was wondering. I was watching the Norah O´Donnell show on CBS This Morning, and the boy king had an interview last night before the game. He was saying how much health care was costing so much money. I thought he fixed that. RUSH: Yeah. Well -- he-he-he-he -- another misdirection.
RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, in Chicago. The Reverend Jackson and other relatives of victims of fatal shootings, in Chicago. Do you know, the lawlessness in Chicago, the gun violence in Chicago is now greater than when Al Capone´s gang ran the town? Did you know that, Rachel? You want to know something else? There was no gun control when Al Capone was running around running things. Back during the glory days of Chicago, no gun control. Now they´ve got some of the strictest gun control laws in the country,
Just seven weeks after a massacre at an American elementary school, the White House released a photo of the president firing a gun. Strangely, no one seems to think this is in atrocious taste. We imagine the reaction would be quite different if it were, say, George W. Bush. But a lot of people, including this columnist, doubt that the photo depicts what it purports to show. The White House distributed the pic in response to widespread skepticism of President Obama´s assertion, in an interview with a liberal editor and a former campaign coordinator, that "up at Camp David,
RUSH: Not long ago, ladies and gentlemen, there were a rash of deaths within the political ranks of the Democrat Party. And for every one of them the Clintons showed up. Bill and Hillary showed up at every one of these famous Democrat funerals and made the whole funeral about them. And we produced a little bit called The Funeral Crashers. You know, that reminds me, it was the Coretta Scott King funeral, and Bill Clinton showed up. He was one of the eulogists, and it took him 45 or 50 minutes
Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder´s beloved "Little House" books knows how the author´s sister Mary went blind: scarlet fever. But turns out that probably wasn´t the cause, medical experts say, upending one of the more dramatic elements in the classic stories. An analysis of historical documents, biographical records and other material suggests another disease that causes swelling in the brain and upper spinal cord was the most likely culprit. It was known as "brain fever" in the late 1800s, the setting for the mostly true stories about Wilder´s pioneer family. Scarlet fever was rampant and feared at the time
It wasn’t flashy or filled with special effects, but Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl commercial that featured the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey’s tribute to U.S. farmers might have won the hearts and minds of viewers Sunday night. The two-minute spot featured a series of stark photos of farmers at work. Along with a montage of still images, Harvey’s distinctive voice delivers the narration: his “So God Made a Farmer” speech, which he gave in 1978 at the National Future Farmers of America Convention. He died in 2009 at age 90. Ram commissioned 10 noted photographers, including National Geographic icon
Buenos Aires, Argentina — Argentina announced a two-month price freeze on supermarket products Monday in an effort to break spiraling inflation. The price freeze applies to every product in all of the nation´s largest supermarkets — a group including Walmart, Carrefour, Coto, Jumbo, Disco and other large chains. The companies´ trade group, representing 70 percent of the Argentine market, reached the accord with Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno, the government´s news agency Telam reported.
Curry lovers are likely to see a hefty hike in the price of their favourite meal following a dramatic drop in the production of basmati rice. Rising demand from other countries has also helped push the cost up by more than 80 percent in the past year. Pulsa basmati, a higher yielding variety mostly used in supermarket own-label products, has also shot up by around 65 percent. According to the Rice Association, prices have soared largely because the 2012 Indian harvest was up to 40 percent smaller than in 2011. The Indian government has also introduced a minimum support price
Commuters on Washington, D.C.’s Metro system may finally have something to look forward to on their commutes other than broken escalators and single-tracking. By 2014, Metro plans on introducing state-of-the-art new rail cars that include LCD screens and ergonomic designs. While these new features may sound exciting, the cost is not. At over $2 million per car, Metro’s order comes to around $886 million. Why the big bucks? In part it is because of “buy American” clauses that Metro activated when it tapped into a $300 million federal matching grant for mass transit.
“Why did you lead us out of Egypt?” the Labor Department union boss, who recalls happier times under President George W. Bush, must wonder when he looks at a picture of President Obama. The local 12 chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is so frustrated with the political appointees at the top of the Labor Department that they are now reduced to pining for the Bush years. “At our meeting today, of about fifty members, there was general consternation about the fact that Seth Harris is Acting Secretary of Labor
The White House on Monday missed the Feb. 4 deadline for filing its fiscal 2014 budget, blaming the uncertainty caused by “fiscal cliff” negotiations for the failure. “[B]ecause these issues were not resolved until the American Taxpayer Relief Act was enacted on January 2, 2013, the Administration was forced to delay some of its FY 2014 Budget preparations, which will in turn delay the Budget’s submission to Congress,” wrote Jeffrey Zients, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director, in a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on January 11.
After a meeting today in Paris with the French president, Francois Hollande, Vice President Joe Biden praised "the incredible competence and capability" of the French military. He was specifically referring to the recent military action taken by the French in Mali. "And as the [French] President indicated, we discussed an array of issues starting and including Mali and North Africa more broadly. And let me say again on behalf of the President, the people of the United States, we applaud your decisiveness and I might add the incredible competence and capability of your French military forces," said Biden.
In coming days the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether to violate – eliminate, really – its own mission statement, oath and law by changing its policy to allow, within its ranks, Scouts and Scoutmasters who are open practitioners of the homosexual lifestyle. Sadly, to do so would destroy BSA’s credibility as a “morally straight” organization. Such foolhardy capitulation to extremist pressure groups would spell the demise of Scouting as we’ve known it. The Prince of the Earth seeks to corrupt and ultimately destroy all that is righteous, honorable and good.
According to Fox (and others) Mitt Romney´s son, Tagg “is reportedly considering a run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.” Leading one to ask ... why? Mr. Romney hasn´t held public office. His experience in politics, so far, amounts to advising his father in his two unsuccessful Presidential campaigns. He isn´t identified with any particular school of thought or body of ideas when it comes to public policy. Hasn´t written any books suggesting that he has thought through any of the issues of the day. So if he were to run,
Joseph Berger´s long tribute to the late, legendary former New York City mayor Ed Koch made the front of the New York Times Sunday Metro section -- "So, How´d He Do?" But Berger stained Koch´s memory by citing the irresponsible, inflammatory voices of Rev. Calvin Butts and Al Sharpton and bizarrely suggesting Koch´s rhetoric played a part in racist assaults against blacks: "Despite his condemnation of the mob beatings, it was hard to tamp down a sense among blacks that his public rhetoric -- in the 1988 presidential campaign, for example, he said Jews would be ´crazy´
The football star who shot to fame because of his role in the hit film ´The Blind Side´ now has another title to his name after his team won the Super Bowl. Michael Oher celebrated on the field amid the confetti with the Tuohy family, who adopted him in high school and helped lead him to both academic and athletic success. ´I came so far from nothing to a Super Bowl champion. I´m in shock right now!´ he told Good Morning America´s Josh Elliott. ´We won the Super Bowl!´ adoptive mother Leigh Ann Tuohy said as
Chris Huhne´s resignation as the member of Parliament for Eastleigh will mean a difficult by-election for the Conservatives and the Lib Dems. Huhne won in 2010 with a majority of just 3,864, making Eastleigh one of Grant Shapps´s target seats. This is particularly awkward for David Cameron. In order to reassure his sceptical backbenchers, who think he´s made far too many concessions to Nick Clegg as it is, he´ll have to go all out to win, with frequent trips to the constituency. Not only will that mean an unseemly punch up between the Coalition parties
Geraldo Rivera recently announced on his radio show that he was considering a run as a Republican for the Senate from the state of New Jersey. But as is Geraldo´s wont, he´s already criticizing the very party whose blessing he seeks. On Jan. 31, Rivera told his radio audience that he is "truly contemplating" a run for Senate and he wants to represent the Republican Party. But only a day later, on Fox News´ "Studio B With Shepard Smith," he was heard criticizing the GOP as a "party of scolds" and saying
Now that Nike has two of the world’s best golfers under contract in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, the company can have some fun with advertising. In the commercial below, titled No Cup Is Safe, Woods and McIlroy show off their skills at a driving range, relentlessly trying to one-up each other. Check it out below! When all is said and done, who do you think will have the better career?
"The Baltimore Sun´s" David Zurawik doesn´t mention the acts of outright journalistic fraud committed under Capus´ scandal-plagued tenure as NBC News president (which ended Friday), but he does at least nod to the elephant in the room: Ending a tenure marked by the costly decline of the ´Today´ show, the failure of the newsmagazine ´Rock Center´ and an erosion of journalistic values, Steve Capus Friday resigned as president of NBC News after almost eight years on the job. … lost any respect I had for Capus as a news executive when he hired
Who is running the Justice Department? It certainly appears evident, as President Obama enters his second term, that leftist radicals have a seat at the table inside Justice and are making both policy and personnel decisions. As Judicial Watch has previously disclosed, the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) has colluded with a number of leftist special interest groups. For example, the DOJ worked closely with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) regarding the dismissal of the voter intimidation lawsuit filed against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
One of the women alleged to be a prostitute connected to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has denied the claim, which was first put forward by a mysterious e-mailer. Yaneisi Fernandez told Spanish-language television station Univision she had never seen Menendez before. “I’ve never participated in those activities, don’t know those people or that man,” Fernandez, 21, told Univision. Politico obtained a translation of the report. (Snip )Williams’ e-mails were circulated to reporters last year, but with no one able to confirm his information, the mainstream media did not publish the allegations and the story was confined