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Hostage Situation Weighs On Midland City, Alabama

Mon, February 4, 2013 6:46am

Story by Dan Carsen

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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.

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