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Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers ‘Blessed’ to Finally Be Home

Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers ‘Blessed’ to Finally Be Home

Jeff Gammons/Getty Images(MOBILE, Ala.) — After five days without power in the Gulf of Mexico, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people arrived in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday to a cheering crowd of friends and family members wait…

Alabama Hostage Taker Planted Bombs in Bunker, FBI Says

Alabama Hostage Taker Planted Bombs in Bunker, FBI Says

Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who held a young boy hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in Alabama, had two homemade explosive devices on his property and engaged in a firefight with SWAT age…

Boy Rescued in Alabama Standoff Is ‘Laughing, Joking’ with Family

Boy Rescued in Alabama Standoff Is ‘Laughing, Joking’ with Family

ABC News(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — The 5-year-old boy held hostage in a nearly week-long standoff in Alabama is in good spirits and apparently unharmed after being reunited with his family at a hospital, according to his family and law enforcement officia…

Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Kidnapper Dead, Child Safe

Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Kidnapper Dead, Child Safe

WDHN(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A week-long standoff in Alabama, where a retired trucker held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker, has ended with the kidnapper dead and the child safe, according to law enforcement.”FBI agents safely recovered…

Alabama Hostage Standoff: Suspect Threatened to Kill All Kids on Bus

Alabama Hostage Standoff: Suspect Threatened to Kill All Kids on Bus

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — Jimmy Lee Dykes, the retired Alabama trucker who allegedly shot a school bus driver last week and has held a 5-year-old boy hostage in his underground bunker for seven days, had threatened to k…

Alabama Hostage Standoff Enters Sixth Day, Boy Being Made ‘As Comfortable As Possible’

Alabama Hostage Standoff Enters Sixth Day, Boy Being Made ‘As Comfortable As Possible’

ABC News(Midland City, Ala.) — A retired Alabama truck driver is making his 5-year-old hostage “as comfortable as possible” in an underground bunker, authorities said, as they enter the sixth day of negotiations. Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, has allowed negot…

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

WDHN(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — Alabama police have an “open line of communication” with the retired Alabama trucker who took a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage from a school bus and was holding him in his underground bunker.”Through our communication, we’v…

Alabama Standoff: Students Say Hostage Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes Threatened to Kill

Alabama Standoff: Students Say Hostage Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes Threatened to Kill

ABCNews.com(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A brother and sister who escaped the school bus where a 5-year-old autistic boy was taken hostage by a retired Alabama trucker are speaking out about the standoff and the man who threatened the lives of the children o…

Alabama Hostage Suspect Had Court Date Day After Kidnapping

Alabama Hostage Suspect Had Court Date Day After Kidnapping

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — The retired Alabama trucker who shot a school bus driver and is now holding a kindergarten student in an underground bunker was scheduled to be in court this past Wednesday to answer for allege…

Alleged Bus Driver Shooter Remains Holed Up with Boy in Ala. Bunker

Alleged Bus Driver Shooter Remains Holed Up with Boy in Ala. Bunker

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A 5-year-old boy, who police in Dale County, Ala., say was abducted by a man who killed a school bus driver, remains holed up with the suspected kidnapper in an underground bunker as of early Thu…

Gunman Shoots Bus Driver in Alabama, Takes Child as Hostage

Gunman Shoots Bus Driver in Alabama, Takes Child as Hostage

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A gunman shot and killed a school bus driver in Midland City, Ala., Tuesday afternoon and escaped the scene with a 6-year-old passenger, prompting a hostage situation that is still ongoing Wednes…

Alabama Trio To Enter NFL Draft

Alabama Trio To Enter NFL Draft

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, AL) –  Fresh off their second consecutive national championship, a trio of Alabama juniors announced that they are skipping their senior seasons and entering this year’s NFL draft.
Running back Eddie Lacy, o…

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/7/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/7/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — BCS National Championship: (2) Alabama (13-1) pounded (1) Notre Dame (12-1), 42-14.
NBA: The Washington Wizards (5-28) zapped the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-8), 101-99.The Boston Celtics (17-17) tamed the New York Knicks…

Alabama Teen’s Planned Bomb Plot Against School Was a Hate Crime

Alabama Teen’s Planned Bomb Plot Against School Was a Hate Crime

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 17-year-old, self-proclaimed white supremacist will be arraigned on Monday in what police say was a plot to attack fellow students at his high school in Russell County, Ala., with homemade explosive devices.Derek Shrout was arre…

Alabama Holds Off Georgia, 32-28, Wins SEC Title

Alabama Holds Off Georgia, 32-28, Wins SEC Title

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Alabama (12-1) will have a date with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the BCS title game come January.  The Crimson Tide held off Georgia (11-2), 32-28 on Saturday to win the SEC title and advance to back-to-b…

Alleged Teen Burglars Charged With Death of Accomplice Shot By Owner

Alleged Teen Burglars Charged With Death of Accomplice Shot By Owner

Comstock/Thinkstock(BALDWIN, Ala.) — An Alabama judge set $200,000 bonds Friday for three teenagers charged with felony murder in the death of 17-year-old girl who was allegedly helping them burglarize fishing camps when she was shot by a homeowner.Su…

No. 2 Alabama Crushes Auburn 49-0

No. 2 Alabama Crushes Auburn 49-0

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.)  –In an all-around dominating fashion, No. 2 Alabama crushed Auburn 49-0 in the Iron Bowl to improve to 10-1.
AJ McCarron threw for 216 yards and four touchdowns on 21 attempts.
Running back Eddie Lacy …

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/24/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/24/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NCAAF: (1) Notre Dame (12-0) popped USC (7-5), 22-13.
(2) Alabama (11-1) blanked Auburn (3-9), 49-0.
(3) Georgia (11-1) smacked Georgia Tech (6-6), 42-10.
(4) Ohio State (12-0) beats (20) Michigan (8-4), 26-21.
(5) Oreg…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/17/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/17/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NCAAF: (14) Stanford (9-2) stopped (1) Oregon in overtime, 17-14.
Baylor (5-5) upset (2) Kansas State (10-1), 52-24.
(3) Notre Dame (11-0) stymied Wake Forest (5-6), 38-0.
(4) Alabama (10-1) blanked Western Carolina (1-…

No. 4 Alabama Rebounds, Crushes Western Carolina

No. 4 Alabama Rebounds, Crushes Western Carolina

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Dropped from the undefeated ranks a week ago, No. 4 Alabama got off to a fast start this week en route to a lopsided victory
A.J. McCarron set the Alabama single-season touchdown pass record and the Crimso…

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