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3:39 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Hostage Situation Weighs On Midland City, Alabama

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:09 am

It's been almost a week since the first reports that a man had shot and killed a school bus driver, snatched a five-year-old boy off the bus and is holding him hostage in an underground bunker. Grief and the slow pace of negotiations with the suspect have frayed nerves in the close-knit, rural community.