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UPDATE: Boy held in bunker rescued, abductor dead
February 4, 2013
Ending a nearly weeklong standoff with a man accused of killing a school bus driver and abducting a 5-year-old passenger in Alabama, FBI agents enter the man's bunker and rescue the boy. Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, is killed during the operation.
Blue Bird welcomes Ala. dealer to network
February 4, 2013
Busworx Blue Bird has six factory-authorized locations throughout the state that will offer school bus and parts sales, along with service for customers. Officials say Yancey Bus Sales transferred its Alabama territory to Busworx Blue Bird to fully focus on growing its market share in Georgia.
Letter: Reactions to the school bus shooting, abduction
February 1, 2013
After the Jan. 29 incident in Alabama in which a man boarded a school bus, fatally shot the driver and took a 5-year-old student hostage, a director of transportation in Arizona wrote this letter to his staff to address any concerns about their safety.
Alabama’s Transportation South to host ‘Love the Bus’ celebration
January 30, 2013
A celebration on Valentine’s Day at the school bus dealership will honor the state’s best school bus drivers, as voted by students, parents and teachers. Alabama state pupil transportation director Joe Lightsey will speak, and more than 150 school and community leaders from throughout the region are expected to attend.
School bus driver killed, student taken hostage
January 30, 2013
An Alabama man identified by neighbors as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly boarded a school bus on Tuesday and demanded two children. When school bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr. refused, he was fatally shot. The suspect then took a 5-year-old kindergartner and retreated to a bunker on his property, where they remained as of Thursday.
Bill would establish school bus trespassing as first-degree crime
January 15, 2013
Under the legislation pre-filed in the Alabama Legislature, a person has committed trespassing if he or she is found guilty of willfully demolishing, destroying, defacing, injuring, burning or damaging a school bus, or has entered the bus while not authorized to do so. The crime would be a Class B misdemeanor.
Ala. bus drivers required to complete physical exam
June 20, 2012
Under legislation signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley, drivers must successfully complete the exam by a licensed physician, at their own expense, by Aug. 14 in order to operate a school bus. Drivers may be “grandfathered” for any condition if the doctor states that it will not adversely affect their ability to control and safely operate a school bus.
Ala. bill would restrict school bus driver cell phone use
March 21, 2012
Under the legislation, bus drivers would only be permitted to use their phones to call in medical concerns, or if the bus is parked or secure on the side of the road.
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