Governor Robert Bentley meets with boy held hostage in Midland C - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Governor Robert Bentley meets with boy held hostage in Midland City (photos)

Posted: Updated:
Ethan gave his new friend, Governor Robert Bentley, some lessons in coloring in a color book. Ethan gave his new friend, Governor Robert Bentley, some lessons in coloring in a color book.
Gov. Bentley's special guest for the day was full of laughter and excitement in Montgomery. Gov. Bentley's special guest for the day was full of laughter and excitement in Montgomery.
Little Ethan underneath Governor Bentley's desk in Montgomery on Wednesday. Little Ethan underneath Governor Bentley's desk in Montgomery on Wednesday.

Governor Robert Bentley had a special guest in Montgomery on Wednesday, and the Alabama leader switched from using an ink pen to signoff on legislative papers to a crayon to color in a coloring book with the little boy who was held hostage in Midland City earlier this month.

Little Ethan, wearing an Alabama Crimson Tide hooded sweatshirt, became fast friends with his much older playmate for the day in the capitol city.

The governor's press secretary forwarded a few photos of Ethan and his mother meeting Bentley for the first time since his safe rescue from an underground bunker in Dale County on February 3.

Alabama Senator Harri Anne Smith was also on hand for the meeting and there were plenty of smiles throughout the day. One photo shows little Ethan underneath the governor's table with a contagious ear-to-ear smile, and another picture shows the boy giving coloring lessons to Bentley.


  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:03:07 GMT
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...More >>
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...More >>
  • Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:20:02 GMT
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.More >>
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.More >>
  • Birmingham man charged, accused of setting house on fire while 2 people were inside

    Birmingham man charged, accused of setting house on fire while 2 people were inside

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:29:32 GMT
    A Birmingham man on probation for manslaughter has been accused of setting fire to a home while two people were inside.More >>
    A Birmingham man on probation for manslaughter has been accused of setting fire to a home while two people were inside.
    More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...