Midland City hostage http://apr.org en Grant to Help Victims of Midland City Bus Killing http://apr.org/post/grant-help-victims-midland-city-bus-killing <p>The Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center in Dothan has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $142,000 to assist people affected by the Midland City school bus shooting.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The grant was announcement by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The office said the grant is the result of Jimmy Lee Dykes killing a bus driver and kidnapping a student on Jan. 29. The office said the victims include 35 children who lost their bus driver and 20 who witnessed the bus driver's death.<br> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:52:49 +0000 The Associated Press 32785 at http://apr.org Grant to Help Victims of Midland City Bus Killing Authorities: Captor Shot and Boy Freed Safely From Six-Day Hostage Ordeal in Underground Bunker http://apr.org/post/authorities-captor-shot-and-boy-freed-safely-six-day-hostage-ordeal-underground-bunker <P>Officials say law enforcement officers stormed an underground bunker in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and shooting his captor to death after they became convinced the child was in imminent danger.</P> <P>Authorities said 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes had taken the child off a school bus after fatally shooting the driver on Jan 29. Dykes had remained holed up in the bunker with the child.</P> <P>Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said late Monday that Dykes was armed when officers entered the bunker to rescue the child.</P> <P>Olson and others declined to say how Dykes died. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:13 +0000 The Associated Press 24362 at http://apr.org Authorities: Captor Shot and Boy Freed Safely From Six-Day Hostage Ordeal in Underground Bunker