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Boy in Center of Alabama Hostage Standoff Released, Abductor Dead

A 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker in southern Alabama is alive and his kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Richardson said at a press briefing on Monday afternoon. “Within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and Mr. Dykes was observed holding a gun,” Richardson, of the Mobile, Ala., office, said in a brief statement. “At this point, FBI […]

Blogger Catches AP Inserting "Assault Rifle" into Alabama Hostage Story

Within less than twenty-four hours, the Associated Press changed its mind three times about what kind of weapon Jimmy Lee Dykes, the Alabama man thought to be holding a five-year-old boy hostage in his homemade, underground bunker, used to terrorize his neighbors. Yesterday, blogger Bob Owens grabbed a screen cap of the story: Yes, the Associated Press has been caught red-handed changing “shotgun” to “assault rifle” in their reporting. Since […]

Alabama Hostage Crisis Stretches Into Day 5

An Alabama man holding a terrified young boy hostage in an underground bunker might not be giving up any time soon. According to the New York Daily Times, Police have been negotiating through a 4-inch ventilation pipe with the man, believed to be Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65,a Vietnam veteran and retired truck driver with a wicked temper and a history of threatening neighbors. The boy he is holding, identified as Ethan, […]