Monday, February 4, 2013

Child Safe After 6 Day Standoff in Alabama

A five year old child is safe after being held hostage for six days.

It all began last Tuesday afternoon when sixty-five year old Jimmy Lee Dykes boarded a school bus in Midland City, Alabama.

Dykes shot the driver, sixty-six year old Charles Albert Poland Jr., killing him, and grabbed a five year old little boy, named Ethan.

He then took the child to his property, and locked himself and his hostage inside a bunker, he had constructed.

Police had been in negotiations with Dykes, since Tuesday evening, and Dykes had agreed to allow things for Ethan to be sent down, such as medicine, toys, and his favorite snack.

However, things deteriorated over the last few hours.

The FBI made the decision to go in, on Monday afternoon, as they felt Ethan was in serious imminent danger.

Exact details have not been released yet, but officers managed to breach the bunker and save five year old Ethan.

During the rescue, Dykes was shot and killed.

California Bus Crash Kills 8

A bus crash, in California, left eight dead and thirty-five injured, Sunday night.

Witnesses reported that bus's brakes seemed to fail as it was coming down a mountain.

It collided with several other vehicles, throwing passengers out of the bus, before finally stopping.

The bus had been carrying Mexican tourists, who had gone to Big Bear Lake, for a skiing trip.

Suicide Bomber Claims 36 Lives in Kirkuk

Thirty-six people were killed and one hundred and five injured, in a suicide blast, in Kirkuk, on Sunday.

The bomber targeted an Iraqi provincial police headquarters.

Witnesses said that the bomber was in police uniform and driving a police vehicle.

Police say they killed three other would be bombers, shortly after the first blast, when they came running up lobbing grenades.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is in an area being argued over by Iraq and Kurds.

Paraguayan Presidential Candidate Killed in Helicopter Crash

Paraguayan Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo was killed in a helicopter crash, on Sunday.

A former general, he was recognized by some as a hero, who helped overthrow a dictatorship.

The sixty-nine year old was expected to finish fourth or fifth, in the election, but he was still fighting hard for every vote, traveling to remote locations to speak to villages.

Government officials are promising to investigate the cause of the crash.

For the next three days Paraguay will have a period of morning, and all official activities are cancelled or postponed.

Missing From California: Carl Raymond Sheldrake, 80

Eighty year old Carl Raymond Sheldrake is missing from Citrus Heights, California.

He was last seen Saturday night.

Concerns are high as he suffer from dementia.

No description, other than the photo, was given.

His vehicle is a gold 2006 Hyundai Sonata, with California license 5SLK931.

Anyone with information should call the Citrus Heights Police Department at 916-727-5500.

Missing From Texas: Willie Hubert Wingfield, 76

Seventy-six year old Willie Hubert Wingfield is missing from Dallas, Texas.

He was last seen Friday night, when he left to go to his girlfriend's in Tyler, but never arrived.

Concerns are high as he has diabetes and dementia.

Willie is described as five foot seven, one hundred and thirty-five pounds, with grey hair, and brown eyes.

His vehicle is a green 2000 Dodge Intrepid, with Texas license WFT.

Anyone with information should call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

Police found him safe in Vermilion, Louisiana, Monday night. 

Missing From Pennsylvania: Jake Samusenko, 17

Seventeen year old Jake Samusenko is missing from Erie, Pennsylvania.

He was last seen Tuesday night.

Jake is described as five foot five, one hundred and thirty pounds, with dark brown hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, he was wearing a red shirt and track pants.

Anyone with information should call the Erie Police Department at 814-870-1120.

His body was found on March 18, in Presque Isle Bay, and dental records were confirmed on March 20.

Investigators are trying to determine a cause of death.