The man who was once Russia's most famous prisoner says Russia is ruining its longstanding friendship with Ukraine by its aggressive and pro-separatist actions in Crimea.More >>
Russia said Monday it is drafting counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the new Western-backed government as an unacceptable "fait accompli" and claiming that...More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:58:04 GMT
Andalusia SaeHaeSung plant will soon be expanding. Mayor Earl Johnson and Industrial Development Board Chairman Ed Short signed a memorandum of understanding Monday in Korea with the president of theMore >>
Andalusia's SaeHaeSung plant will soon be expanding.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:31:16 GMT
The Montgomery Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman's body Monday morning behind a fast food restaurant.More >>
Two 19-year-old Taco Bell employees have been arrested in the death of the restaurant's night manager. More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The child a nation knows as "Ethan" and his mother, Jennifer Kirkland, visited Alabama's capital city Wednesday where they met with Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and then with Governor Robert Bentley.
Mayor Strange's office said the mother and child visited with each other for a short time. Ethan was given several gifts including material from the Montgomery Zoo and the Montgomery Chamber gift shop.
They met with Governor Bentley for approximately 30 minutes, according to his staff. Governor Bentley gave the child a special coin, a Frisbee, crayons a hat and T-shirt.
While no photographs of Mayor Strange's meeting were taken, several were taken with Governor Bentley and released to the media.
Ethan was kidnapped by Jimmy Lee Dykes from the school bus he was riding home from a Dale County school on January 29, 2013. Dykes fatally shot the boy's bus driver, Charles Poland, Jr.
Authorities negotiated for the child's release from the underground bunker for 143 hours before FBI agents felt they had no choice but to initiate a raid. Dykes was killed in a gunfight, but Ethan was not physically injured.
Ethan's family has not granted any local interviews, but they recently sat down for a national interview with TV psychiatrist Dr. Phil. Ms. Kirkland told Dr. Phil that she's forgiven Dykes for holding her son captive.
ON THE WEB: Coverage of Midland City hostage crisis