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Runaway balloon chase: Boy found at home

A 6-year-old boy is found at home, several hours after the runaway flight of the family's experimental balloon riveted the nation and led to a frantic search for the child.Full story

Balloon mom will ‘go down with the ship’

On an episode of ABC's "Wife Swap," Mayumi Heene pounds her fists and shouts in frustration because she believes her co-star isn't paying enough attention to one of his sons. Full story

911 tapes from balloon boy saga emerge

  Oct. 21:  Tapes of the 911 call made by Falcon Heene’s parents are released as the Federal Aviation Administration opens its investigation into the alleged hoax. NBC’s Lee Cowan reports.

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  Was it a stunt? Balloon boy’s family speak out

Oct. 16: Falcon Heene, 6, was found in his family’s attic hours after the world watched a homemade balloon, believed to be carrying the boy, crash to the ground. Was the entire saga a hoax? In a TODAY exclusive, the Henne family talks with TODAY’s Meredith Vieira.

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Falcon and Richard Heene
Falcon and Richard Heene

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2009 file photo, six-year-old Falcon Heene is shown with his father, Richard, outside the family's home in Fort Collins, Colo., after Falcon Heene was found hiding in a box in a space above the garage. The attorney for the Colorado father who reported his son floated away in

Richard Heene, his wife Mayumi, sons six-year-old Falcon, Bradford and Ryan talk to reporters in Fort Collins
Richard Heene, his wife Mayumi, sons six-year-old Falcon, Bradford and Ryan talk to reporters in Fort Collins

Richard Heene , his wife Mayumi, sons six-year-old Falcon Heene , Bradford

Six-year-old Falcon Heene
Six-year-old Falcon Heene

Six-year-old Falcon Heene smiles as he is surrounded by reporters on the lawn of his house in Fort Collins, Colorado October 15, 2009. Heene, who set off a massive search and rescue operation and media frenzy after it was reported he was inside a homemade helium balloon that broke loose and drifted