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Her car radio once again reminds her that 29 is closed in Madison County both ways due to a police stand off.

“Who do I know in Madison?” she ponders as she puts the straw of her morning Diet Coke to her lips.

“Oh yeah, Amanda. She is such a fabulous busy body. She’ll know what’s going on. I should call her anyway. Haven’t talked to her in ages.

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“He’s got five hostages in there.”

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Hostage One, being told not to move, ignores her cell phone’s constant ringing. She wishes she could turn it off. The constant tinny refrain of Sonny and Cher’s “Hey I Got You Babe” is beginning to unnerve her. She hopes it’s not upsetting him.

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“Weird. She’s not answering. I’ll just text her.”

She never sees the semi.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/25629146/standoff-reported-in-madison-county

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