Hostage standoff over

A nearly week-long hostage standoff in southeast Alabama is over. A five-year-old boy is safe after local, state, and federal officers stormed an underground bunker in Midland City Monday. Dead is 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, whom authorities say had taken the child off a school bus after fatally shooting the driver last Tuesday. Federal agents launched the attack when negotiations with Dykes, started to deteriorate and they believed the boy was in “imminent danger.”