This story out of Midland City, Alabama, has been gripping the country for the past week, and now it is over:  Ethan is safe, and the 65-year-old abductor, Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead.

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

WAFF in Huntsville, Alabama, the local NBC affiliate for Midland City, reports that events started to unfold around 3pm today.

(Via WAFF)