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  • First dolphin rescued and released near Grand Isle thriving in the wild Play Video

    June 27, 2016 10:48 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Coastal Wildlife Network leaders say the first dolphin to be rescued, rehabilitated and released off the coast of Louisiana is doing well in the wild. Post-release monitoring included satellite tag data along with visual observations conducted by staff over the six weeks following the 6.5-foot-long juvenile... more »
  • 15-year-old girl rescued during human trafficking bust

    June 22, 2016 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested and a 15-year-old girl was rescued when East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies busted a human trafficking operation. On June 21 detectives located the girl during the course of an undercover operation with a woman, identified as 22-year-old Jennifer Anselmo, and a man,... more »
  • Police rescue kitten from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

    June 8, 2016 1:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have rescued and found a home for a kitten found stranded in the middle of a Louisiana bridge. Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou says a commuter called the bridge authority Tuesday afternoon to report seeing the kitten on the northbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway... more »
  • Family pulls coyote from Lake Pontchartrain

    May 31, 2016 11:26 AM

    SLIDELL - A family rescued what they thought was a dog while fishing on Lake Pontchartrain over the weekend. When they got close to the animal though, they learned they had happened across a coyote swimming three miles out in the lake. Juliette Keller Velthouse said they were... more »
  • Rescue pup Vincent crowned 'Beautiful Bulldog' in Iowa

    April 26, 2016 9:07 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The owners of Vincent, a rescued 60-pound English bulldog, aren't quite sure how old he is. All they know is that their young pup is now a pageant king, having won the 37th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University on Sunday. The tongue-in-cheek... more »
  • One of two young anglers rescued from Gulf died at the hospital

    April 6, 2016 12:17 PM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. - Two 19-year-olds were found clinging to a partially capsized boat near an oil rig 11.5 miles off the Louisiana coast Wednesday morning. According to a KATC-TV report, Derek Romero, pictured in teal, died at a hospital in Cameron Parish after being rescued. The name... more »
  • Woman rescued from house fire by good Samaritans Play Video

    April 4, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was rescued from a burning home by daring good Samaritans Monday. The fire was at a home on Bartlett Street, near Choctaw. A contractor ran into the home after noticing smoke and hearing the woman call for help. While the first contractor ran... more »
  • UPDATE: La. Guardsmen rescue over 4,000 residents during severe weather

    March 14, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana’s National Guardsmen currently have 1,197 Guardsmen assisting with emergency flood operations which include evacuations, search and rescue, distribution of water and meals, security and shelter support and distribution of sand bags and sand bag filling machines. The LANG has rescued over 4,255 citizens, 354 pets... more »
  • 'Citizen rescue' unit dispatches to southeast Tangipahoa for flood rescues Saturday Play Video

    March 12, 2016 5:21 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Families and farm animals were rescued from rising water east of downtown by good Samaritans Saturday. Water was approaching some homes and had already inundated property along N. Thibodeaux Road. Water at the corner of N. Thibodeaux and Sibley Road, about two miles south of I-12, was... more »
  • Rising water rescues continue in Livingston Parish into Friday evening Play Video

    March 11, 2016 7:27 PM

    SATSUMA - Families were pulled from homes surrounded by rising water Friday. On McArthur Drive near the I-12/S. Satsuma Road interchange, area first responders used boats to take people from their homes to dry land. They worked into dusk Friday helping people leave the area. "It's flooded everywhere... more »
  • La. Guardsmen rescue over 1,000 residents during severe weather

    March 11, 2016 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard have been working around the clock since Wednesday as directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to assist local agencies in response to significant flooding throughout the state. The LANG has 688 Guardsmen responding to flood operations, including evacuations, search and rescues by car,... more »
  • Nearly 500 rescued from high water in Hammond Play Video

    March 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Emergency crews across Tangipahoa Parish have their hands full with widespread flooding and heavy rainfall. Authorities spent early Friday morning responding to calls about people trapped by the high flood waters. According to WWL-TV, nearly 200 stranded people had to be rescued throughout the Hammond area Friday morning. However... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues two boaters on Mississippi River

    February 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two people from the Mississippi River, Wednesday. The crew saved two people from a small boat taking on water near Main Pass. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans got the call around 2 p.m. that the 13-foot aluminum flat boat... more »
  • Worker rescued from inside Bastrop water tower

    January 6, 2016 11:09 AM

    BASTROP - A man struck inside water tower in Bastrop has been rescued Area firefighters reported the man was removed from inside the tower around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. Montgomery says the unidentified worker was cleaning the tank, but when he tried to exit the tank Tuesday night, he couldn't climb... more »
  • Wildlife workers free hungry bear's head from milk can

    November 16, 2015 4:34 PM

    THURMONT, Md. - In an episode reminiscent of "Winnie the Pooh," Maryland state wildlife workers used an electric hand saw to remove a milk can that was stuck on the head of a bear. Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Karis King says the wildlife response team was called early Monday... more »
  • US officials: 1 American killed as US military frees Kurdish captives

    October 22, 2015 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military freed a number of Kurdish captives in a rescue mission in northern Iraq on Thursday, and one American was killed in the operation, according to two U.S. defense officials. Details were sketchy in advance of an expected U.S. public announcement. One official, who spoke on... more »
  • Rehabilitated, critically-endangered sea turtle released into Gulf of Mexico Play Video

    October 5, 2015 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Nature Institute, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, rescued, rehabilitated and released a critically-endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico last Wednesday. On July 15, LDWF was contacted by a concerned family fishing in the Gulf of... more »
  • WATCH: Coast Guard rescues stranded, injured boaters Play Video

    September 7, 2015 9:27 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard shared video of a seven-minute rescue where two men on a pleasure boat needed help after they crashed into what appears to be concrete jetty Monday morning. One of the men was thrown off the boat and both were injured. One had a broken... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues unconscious boater

    September 1, 2015 5:47 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The Coast Guard said their Grand Isle crews rescued an unconscious boater who went aground on a marsh flat Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the USCG Eighth District said officials in New Orleans were notified by someone who saw an unconscious person in a 17-foot aluminum... more »
  • Coast Guard makes rescue as fishing vessel sinks

    August 31, 2015 11:23 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Three people were rescued from a 75-foot fishing vessel that sank just off the coast of Louisiana Monday. The Coast Guard said a passing helicopter reported seeing the vessel sinking with two life-rafts in the water. Crews from stations in Morgan City and New Orleans were... more »
  • First responders take part in week long animal rescue training

    August 23, 2015 6:11 PM

    GONZALES, La. - Various groups and organizations from all over the country are getting trained in rescuing animals in case of a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina. Groups like the American Humane Association along with LSU School of Veterinary Medicine took part in the training. One of the instructors, Dick... more »
  • Cat freed from truck engine after 28-mile trip has new home

    July 14, 2015 11:27 AM

    HACKETTSTOWN, NJ - A cat rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey now has a new home. NJ.com reports that the cat was given to Jennifer Blunts and her boyfriend, John Tegethoff, at a ceremony Sunday. They will take... more »
  • Louisiana Pet Pantry raffle Play Video

    July 2, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Pet Pantry is helping more than 30 animal rescue organizations, but they need your help. This morning Mark Mese and Heather Alfinito stopped by 2une In to explain how people can get involved. The biggest cost facing rescue organizations is dog food. The LPP, formerly... more »
  • Homeowner rescued from burning house

    June 22, 2015 8:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A homeowner was rescued from a burning house in Baton Rouge. Officials say a fire broke out in the back of a home on North 39th street just before 8 p.m. Neighbors were able to save the homeowner from the blaze before firefighters arrived. There's still... more »
  • Thieves break into Ohio pet rescue, swipe 7 rare pythons

    June 16, 2015 7:56 AM

    AKRON- An Ohio pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend. Akron Rattery and Reptile Rescue CEO Robin Everley says the snakes were taken Saturday when thieves cut a hole in a wall in an adjacent building and broke in. She... more »
  • Four rescued after fishing boat sank near Venice

    June 9, 2015 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four people have been rescued by a Coast Guard Helicopter crew. Their boat sank about 41 miles outside of Venice, LA, Tuesday. The rescue crew showed up around 3:30 p.m. and took the four fisherman off a platform and hoisted them on board the helicopter.... more »
  • Deputy uses lifeguard training to save boater

    June 5, 2015 12:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is being credited for the rescue of a stranded boater who couldn't swim near the Bayou L'ourse community this week. The sheriff's office said Deputy Donald Aubrey Jr. used his training as a lifeguard to save a woman who was stranded on... more »
  • Dog saves deputy: K-9 partner stops attack at rest stop

    May 28, 2015 1:24 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A deputy sheriff was attacked with a box cutter at a highway rest stop in Mississippi, and officials say his K-9 partner came to his rescue. Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass says assailants beat and cut Todd Frazier when he stopped to check on a parked... more »
  • BR businessman not looking for glory after rescuing boaters in Gulf

    May 26, 2015 4:46 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama - Baton Rouge business owners jumped into action during a fishing expedition off the coast of Alabama Saturday when they came upon a capsized boat. Captain Bo Keough, in command of the "Heck Yea!" saw the capsized boat and six people in the water. The "Heck... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 rescued at construction site trench collapse

    May 21, 2015 3:53 PM

    COVINGTON - One person was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, north of New Orleans. Another victim was rescued after being trapped in dirt up to his shoulders. The accident happened early Thursday afternoon in the Covington area. Crews from area fire... more »
  • Man stuck in storm drain rescued after 4 days

    May 18, 2015 11:34 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A man has been rescued after getting stuck for four days in a Nashville storm drain. Media outlets report firefighters dug into the ground and broke into a concrete pipe to free the unidentified man Sunday. Firefighters were called to the scene after another man... more »
  • Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

    May 15, 2015 6:06 AM

    KATHMANDU- Nepal's Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal says army rescuers have found three bodies at the site where the wreckage of the U.S. Marine helicopter was found. Poudyal gave no other details on Friday. The aircraft had gone missing Tuesday while delivering aid in the Himalayan nation following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake... more »
  • Boat accident, Mother of three missing

    March 29, 2015 12:45 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Search and rescue crews are looking for a missing Folsom woman after a boat capsized on it in the Pearl River Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department, Jonie R. Morgan, 31, was on the boat... more »
  • Social media explodes to help vet find girl he rescued during Katrina

    March 24, 2015 11:27 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Air Force veteran Mike Maroney is taking his overnight sensation in stride, and hoping it will help him find the child he plucked off the roof of a house in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Monday, his story began circulating on the Internet. By Tuesday evening,... more »
  • Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    March 3, 2015 11:49 AM

    GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday. Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... more »
  • Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain

    February 24, 2015 4:33 AM

    SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Rescuers working late into the night freed 19 manatees who were stuck in a storm drain in central Florida. Capt. Jay Dragon of the Satellite Beach Fire Department said early Tuesday that the 19 manatees were all alive and were returned to the Indian River Lagoon... more »
  • Passenger hoisted off cruise ship for medical emergency

    February 1, 2015 4:20 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard reports they airlifted a woman off a cruise ship 184 miles off of the Galveston coast to receive medical attention. Medical Staff on the Carnival Cruise ship Magic called around 9 p.m. Saturday night requesting medical attention for a 51-year-old female passenger who was... more »
  • Join 'Pit Stop Rescue' for an adoption, fundraising event Play Video

    January 20, 2015 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're looking for a four-legged companion, the Pit Stop Rescue is giving you an opportunity to adopt your next pet. Director/President Kristen Lizana, Kimmie Carmouche and their friend Alex visited us on 2une In this morning with all the details. "We're a foster organization, which... more »
  • Men rescued after spending night on barrier island

    January 7, 2015 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard crews rescued two men from a burning boat that had run aground near the Chandeleur Islands sometime Tuesday or Wednesday. Family members reported the men missing after they did not arrive at their destination as expected Tuesday. The men left Biloxi, Mississippi, earlier in... more »
  • Some AirAsia crash victims buckled into their seats

    January 2, 2015 2:00 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Search crews have now recovered 30 bodies from the AirAsia crash, and an Indonesian navy official says five of them were found still strapped in their seats. Col. Yayan Sofiyan, commander of the warship Bung Tomo, told MetroTV that the five were among seven bodies retrieved... more »
  • Search for missing AirAsia plane to expand to land

    December 29, 2014 12:49 PM

    SURABAYA, Indonesia - The search for the missing AirAsia plane will be expanding onto land areas in Indonesia after daybreak there -- but the search and rescue chief says it's believed that the plane is "at the bottom of the sea." It was carrying 162 people when it disappeared from... more »
  • Distracted driver blamed for lake wreck

    December 1, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
  • Alabama doctor talks about LSU police officer's rescue Play Video

    November 14, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A doctor with the Alabama crimson tide football team says he used makeshift items to stabilize an LSU officer after a crash Saturday night. "His tibia was broken. It was through the skin and he had a broken leg above that so we stabilized it," Dr.... more »
  • Dangling workers rescued from World Trade Center

    November 12, 2014 12:56 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City firefighters have cut window glass and rescued two window washers trapped on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center. The fire department says the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal. A cable on the scaffolding... more »
  • Hero deputy, construction workers rescue driver from sinking car

    October 23, 2014 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy rescued a person from Ward Creek Thursday. The department posted on its Facebook page that some construction workers watched a person drive into the creek from South Mall Drive. The driver was unresponsive and the vehicle was sinking. ... more »
  • Investigators release details on deadly fire

    October 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators released more details Monday about an apartment fire that claimed the lives of two victims and hospitalized one last week. BRFD released the names of the victims, 71-year-old Ezekiel Jackson and 63-year-old Gloria Jackson, and listed their causes of death as carbon monoxide poisoning secondary... more »
  • BR couple rescued from storm by Dr. Phil's son Play Video

    September 15, 2014 10:42 PM

    CABO SAN LUCAS - About 30,000 tourists have been put up in temporary shelters after Hurricane Odile moved ashore and leveled much of what was in its path. A number of families from the Baton Rouge-area where vacation along the popular Mexican coastline as the storm approached. "We woke... more »
  • One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

    July 25, 2014 9:28 PM

    MADISONVILLE - One person died in a sailboat accident at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River in Lake Pontchartrain Friday evening. A second person was thrown from boat and was rescued, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said. WWL TV reported the boat flipped over. Deputies said they... more »
  • La. crew assist in fiery Gulf rescue

    July 25, 2014 8:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Coast Guard rescuers from the Air Station here assisted in a rescue off the coast of Pascagoula Friday. Five people were on board a 40-foot yacht when it caught on fire and sank near Petit Bois Island. Everyone evacuated to a life raft. Two other boats... more »
  • Slidell PD save puppy from hot car, arrest owners

    June 30, 2014 3:08 PM

    SLIDELL - Officers arrested two people on animal cruelty charges after Slidell Police rescued a puppy that was locked in a vehicle Sunday afternoon. Police said they responded to the parking lot of Northshore Square Mall after they received calls from witnesses reporting the puppy in distress in a... more »
  • Parts of I-10 Basin Bridge closed until early Saturday Play Video

    June 13, 2014 8:57 PM

    WHISKEY BAY- One person was killed in a crash on the I-10 Basin Bridge after the vehicle they were in flipped on the bridge deck and rolled off the side into the swamp Friday night. There were five children and two adults in the car at the time of... more »
  • Search continues for missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 12, 2014 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard continues to search for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A Coast Guard spokesman says debris was found in the area where the helicopter went down around 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • 2 missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A news release says the crew of a nearby rig reported the crash of a private helicopter about 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • SOS Rescue needs families to help Save Our Strays Play Video

    May 27, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SOS Rescue is looking for summer volunteers and foster families as they continue their effort to "Save Our Strays". The Plaquemine-based group was established in 2003 and holds weekly adoption events every weekend in the Baton Rouge area. Andrea LaFaver, President of SOS Rescue, said... more »
  • Washington mudslide death toll climbs to 28 Play Video

    April 2, 2014 6:58 AM

    ARLINGTON, WA - The official death toll from Washington state's mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner's office says 22 of those victims have been identified. That's up from 27 dead with 19 identified Tuesday morning. The latest names added to the victims list are 65-year-old... more »
  • Firefighters rescue stranded window washer

    January 22, 2014 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a window washer who was stranded on the side of a building in Baton Rouge this morning. A spokesman for the St. George Fire Protection District says the person was stuck at the fifth floor level at 8555 United Plaza Blvd, off of Essen... more »
  • Neighbors rescue resident from burning apartment

    December 2, 2013 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A person was pulled from a burning apartment when flames erupted from a stove Monday night. The fire began around 7:30 and was caused by "unattended cooking" a fire department spokesperson said in a news release. The fire happened at a complex in the 5200 block of... more »
  • Migrating pelicans having issues in Baton Rouge

    November 26, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Animal control agents have a mystery to solve: why are so many pelicans dying near the lakes? The birds stop here as they migrate south. Recently, five have hit power lines, have fallen to the ground and died. But, agents aren't sure if the birds are electrocuted... more »
  • Cats, iguana rescued from burning home

    July 11, 2013 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two cats and iguana were rescued from a burning home late Thursday evening. Fire fighters said a person called for help when their laundry room filled with smoke and erupted into flames in the 6400 block of Government Street. "The resident stated she saw smoke shortly... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boy thanks hero stranger for saving his life Play Video

    May 28, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is getting nothing but thanks from a family they call a hero. Saturday, Sherman Jackson saved two unresponsive boys from the Dove Creek Apartment pool in Baton Rouge. After he told News 2 his emotional rescue story Monday , the people he saved... more »
  • Sleeping bear rescued

    May 20, 2013 7:27 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO- The tranquilizer worked perfectly and a black bear fell asleep in a tree and had to be hoisted down, which turned into a bigger-than-average rescue for firefighters in Colorado Springs. The bear climbed a tree when it was spotted by wildlife officers and it was tranquilized twice.... more »
  • Woman rescued from car that careened into creek

    May 16, 2013 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- First responders had to pull a woman out of a car when it plunged into a creek Thursday. Authorities said one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The car drove into Wards Creek after careening off Essen Lane near the hospital. Details... more »
  • Shivering man rescued from near-freezing water Play Video

    March 1, 2013 5:48 PM

    ZACHARY - A man was rescued from near-freezing temperatures by Zachary Firefighters after he ran his car off Groom road and into a pond. It happened just before midnight at the intersection of Groom Rd. and Old Scenic Hwy. Mona Gates was inside her home nearby when she... more »
  • Man looking for best area for crawfish traps goes under

    January 30, 2013 10:21 PM

    BELLE RIVER- Search crews will return Thursday morning to an area waterway where a crawfisherman fell into the water and went under Wednesday night. The man's wife said he was out looking for an area to set crawfish traps. As he was loading his boat on a trailer at... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter

    January 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cost Guard said a stranded hunter used all the right survival skills to get spotted and rescued today after his boat sank in St. Charles Parish. The Coast Guard spotted a brush fire the hunter used to signal them while they searched Bayou... more »
  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »

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