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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
Instead of running away from a crisis, bomb technicians run towards the danger.
On Sept. 25 the Dothan bomb squad was recognized and honored by the FBI for its work during the Midland City, Ala. hostage situation where a little boy was held captive.
The situation began in late January when Jimmy Lee Dykes boarded a school bus and fatally shot the driver. He then took a 5-year-old named Ethan and held him captive in an underground bunker for a week. FBI agents were able to kill Dykes and rescue the little boy.
The Dothan bomb squad were the first bomb squad on the scene. Once Ethan was rescued, they also searched for more bombs and made sure the entire area was secure.
"When they hear the word bomb, most of them want to go to it in order to make things safer for all of us, and certainly they are more at risk than the rest of us," says Special Agent Steve Richardson of the FBI Mobile Division.
Each member of the squad was given a commemorative coin with the U-S-S Alabama pictured on it.