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  • 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 »
  • UPDATE: Divers believe they've found submerged car

    December 10, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescue divers believe they've found a vehicle which drove off the highway and into a canal near the Mall of Louisiana. News 2 crews on the scene say the divers are attaching chains to the vehicle in order to pull it out. Sheriff's deputies said... more »
  • Rescuers lead 2 snowboarders off Mount Rainier

    November 13, 2012 4:00 PM

    SEATTLE - Two snowboarders who spent two nights stranded on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm are on their way down. National Park spokeswoman Lee Snook says the two are snowshoeing out with rescuers who reached them Tuesday morning. Lee says 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale... more »
  • Hospital staff completes evacuation of patients during storm

    October 30, 2012 3:35 PM

    NEW YORK - An official at a New York City hospital says, "Everyone here is a hero." Dr. Bernard Birnbaum, senior vice president at Tisch Hospital, today thanked crews who had worked through the night, evacuating nearly 300 patients floor-by-floor from one of the city's top hospitals after it lost... more »
  • 14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC

    October 29, 2012 10:30 AM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Coast Guard is searching for two other crew members. It corrected the total number of crew to 16... more »
  • Crews retrieve dead dolphin from Mississippi River

    October 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews retrieved a dolphin today found dead in the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge earlier this week. Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Search and Rescue team helped the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries retrieve the mammal from waters near the... more »
  • Cat rescued from burning Central home

    September 18, 2012 2:17 PM

    CENTRAL - Firefighters in Central saved one cat from a burning home in Central this morning, but said four other cats died in the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Charles Mondrick said they were called to a kitchen fire at the home on Daytona Drive just after 6 a.m. When... more »
  • 3,000 being rescued, evacuated from LaPlace

    August 29, 2012 8:30 PM

    LAPLACE - Emergency resources were moved to St. John the Baptist Parish to rescue 3,000 people trapped there because of flooding in the wake of tropical storm Isaac, which was a hurricane when it passed through. The governor's office said storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas caused... more »
  • 1,500 forced from homes by rising water

    August 29, 2012 8:00 PM

    LAPLACE - In St. John the Baptist Parish about 25 miles from New Orleans, at least 1,500 people were forced from their homes by floodwaters and thousands should evacuate, according to the governor's office. Rising water closed off all main thoroughfares into the parish, and in many areas, water lapped... more »
  • Curfew declared as water rises in St. Tammany

    August 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish officials have proclaimed a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Parish President Pat Brister says up to a foot of water had been forced out of Lake Pontchartrain and was flooding streets along the Mandeville lakefront. Some flooding also was... more »
  • National Guard ends rescue efforts in flooded area

    August 29, 2012 6:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard says they've wrapped up rescue operations in Plaquemines Parish, which was hit hard by flooding as Isaac stormed through. National Guard spokesman Capt. Lance Cagnolatti says guardsmen are confident they've swept the thinly populated area and no one is still there. Guardsmen rescued... more »
  • Dozens rescued from flooding in coastal Miss.

    August 29, 2012 5:55 PM

    PEARLINGTON, Miss. - Mississippi wildlife officers used small motorboats Wednesday to rescue several people from a neighborhood that Isaac flooded in the small coastal town of Pearlington. One of those rescued, 63-year-old Dianne Burton, says she and members of her extended family didn't leave before the storm because they didn't... more »
  • LDWF agents prepare for possible rescues Play Video

    August 28, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wildlife agents moved equipment and other resources into place in case they're needed to rescue people as Hurricane Isaac comes through Louisiana. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries set up several staging areas for equipment, where agents and boats can get fuel and supplies during... more »
  • Sinkhole swallows boat, workers rescued

    August 16, 2012 11:26 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency personnel rescued two workers who were cleaning up a portion of the Assumption Parish sinkhole when their boat was caught in it. The Assumption Parish Police Jury said the workers were on the southwest side of the sinkhole when 50 feet of land collapsed into... more »
  • Drowning bear cub rescue

    August 2, 2012 7:35 PM

    Three men in Alaska get credit for saving a brown bear from drowning in the Kenai River last weekend. Dustin Klepacki was with his father and a friend when they came upon the bear cub drowning in a whirlpool. They say they tried to bump the bear out of the... more »
  • Mount Rainier ranger killed in climbers' rescue

    June 22, 2012 8:43 AM

    LONGMIRE, Wash. - A Mount Rainier climbing ranger has died during efforts to rescue four injured climbers from Waco, Texas. Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says 34-year-old Nick Hall fell 3,000 feet Thursday from the 13,700-foot level of the 14,411-foot mountain. He was dead when other rangers... more »
  • WF Fire looks to add on amid parish growth

    June 21, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The West Feliciana Parish Fire Department is growing, along with the number of people living in the parish. Fire Chief James Wood says a full time technician is needed to keep up with 12 engine companies, 10 tankers, 2 rescue trucks and various other equipment. He says... more »
  • Man to be honored for 2 Florida rescues in 2 days

    June 19, 2012 12:39 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A man who made two rescues in two days is being honored by the St. Petersburg Fire Department for his lifesaving actions. Gus Hertz was fishing near the Gulf of Mexico last week when a man suffered a diabetic episode and drove his vehicle into the... more »
  • Rivers rise, boat rescues at Bundick's Lake homes

    March 22, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies and state wildlife agents have boats at Bundick's Lake to rescue people who didn't hear or didn't heed warnings that storm runoff would raise it to dangerous heights. Chief Deputy Joe Toler says four rescue boats were at the lake Thursday. On Wednesday, sheriff's... more »
  • EBRSO: Downed trees, power lines hinder rescue efforts

    March 21, 2012 10:39 AM

    UPDATE - Emergency workers said the man had a medical condition unrelated to the storm and was not electrocuted. They were able to reach him and take him to a hospital. BATON ROUGE - Emergency officials said storm damage is preventing them from getting to a person reportedly electrocuted... more »
  • Deputies rescue victim from sunken car

    January 12, 2012 2:34 PM

    SLIDELL, La. - A pair of St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies dispatched to a car crash in Slidell ended up rescuing a woman trapped inside her overturned car in a water-filled ditch. About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Devin Coulon and Matt Fandal saw the car quickly filling with water. They broke... more »
  • Search and rescue efforts continue in Russian rig accident

    December 19, 2011 7:02 AM

    MOSCOW - Life rafts carrying people have been spotted near the site of the floating oil rig that sank Sunday in Moscow. Of the 67 men on board, at least 14 men are dead and dozens more remain missing. Another 14 were plucked alive from the icy waters... more »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty in EBR

    November 16, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman from Mississippi plead guilty to animal cruelty in a Baton Rouge court earlier today. Jean Norton could face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine for the crime. Norton is the president of Choctaw Ridge Farms, an animal rescue operation in... more »
  • Dogs rescued from flood in Livingston Parish

    September 6, 2011 5:26 PM

    MAUREPAS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Livingston SPCA confiscated eight pit bulls from rising water at a home on Hwy 22 in Maurepas. Terri Dunlap, director of the Livingston SPCA, says the dogs were abandoned with no food or water and locked in small kennels. After examining... more »
  • BRPD helicopter pilots assist in river rescue

    August 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Helicopter pilots for Baton Rouge rescued a man injured while tubing the Amite River today. Sgt. Don Stone said the Central Fire Department called for assistance around 1 p.m. They said a man was bleeding from a deep cut he got while tubing, and rescuers weren't... more »
  • Firefighters leave Baton Rouge for Alabama

    May 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescuers sifting through the rubble in Alabama will get help from 150 volunteers from Louisiana who made the trip to the storm-ravaged area today. Among the volunteers are 25 firefighters that are part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said... more »
  • 2 rescued bloodhounds may be Hollywood stars

    April 23, 2011 10:51 AM

    DOYLINE, La.- The gaunt bloodhound wandered Shreveport's streets. He had no collar or microchip when he came to a shelter. Euthanasia was a possibility. But Hogan, about 2 years old, and Millie, a pup also placed by the South Central Bloodhound Club, may become stars. Trainer Sue Chipperson of... more »
  • Tour for Life pet adoption event today

    April 2, 2011 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center and North Shore Animal League are hosting the Tour for Life 2011 pet adoption event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event aims to raise public awareness of the importance and advantages of adopting... more »
  • Firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

    March 13, 2011 3:39 PM

    ST. AMANT, La.- Firefighters rescued a family dog from a burning home in the 12300 block of Jim Babin Road in St. Amant late Saturday night. Investigators believe a golf cart plugged in to recharge may have started the fire that caused major damage to the home. The... more »
  • 2 rescued after rig fire in Gulf of Mexico

    March 6, 2011 2:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Two men were rescued after an oil rig platform caught fire about 50 miles off Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. The GI 102A is owned Arena Energy which said it had shut down the platform two weeks ago and it was not in production,... more »
  • Volunteers help increase adoptions at EBR animal shelter

    February 22, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More volunteers means fewer animals killed each year, according to workers at the East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue center. Last year more than 6,000 animals were euthanized, which is 2,500 fewer than the previous year. In additions, dog and cat adoptions increased nearly 15%... more »
  • Hundreds of animals saved each year at "no kill" shelter

    February 21, 2011 5:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds of animals are saved every year at a "no kill" animal shelter in Denham Springs. However, over-population is a daily struggle because the city pays for animal control and rescue, but Livingston Parish does not. "We do get animals dropped off at the gate, left... more »
  • Lost dog rescued from grave, reunited with owner

    February 9, 2011 4:09 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An animal shelter worker pulled a lost dog from an open grave in Denham Springs today, and News 2 was there to see the rescue. A Denham Springs Animal Shelter employee was called to a local graveyard after a dog had been found in the bottom... more »
  • Man falls down ravine while hunting with sons

    January 16, 2011 10:53 AM

    A deputy with the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office says a man fell from his hunting stand and down a ravine near Port Hudson State Park this morning. The deputy says Jay Martin, of Addis was hunting with his sons when the accident happened. Martin's 15-year-old son called 911... more »
  • Two proposals for permanent oil spill rescue center

    December 29, 2010 1:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Before the last birds plucked from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had left a rescue center in Hammond, La., some of the station's former staffers were looking for $2 million to open a permanent center to take charge after the next oil spill. A group including... more »
  • House fire caused by chemicals near stove

    December 1, 2010 12:27 PM

    WEST FELICIANA- Combustible materials stored too close to a wood-burning stove caused a house to catch on fire Tuesday night. It took West Feliciana Fire Fighters twenty-minutes to get the blaze under control. Luckily, the homeowner was able to escape. Because the house was built entirely out of wood it... more »
  • Man saves woman stuck inside burning car

    October 13, 2010 6:43 PM

    A rescue tools salesman is being hailed as a hero after police said he used his own merchandise to cut a woman free from her burning car this morning. Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot said 21-year-old Laura Hall drove off the road and hit a tree near the Sorrento... more »
  • Obama: Rescue of Chilean miners inspired the world

    October 13, 2010 1:12 PM

    President Barack Obama says the resolve of Chilean people has inspired the world as efforts to rescue 33 trapped miners unfold. Obama says the rescue has captivated the world and he expressed hope that the miners who remain underground will be brought out soon. He says the rescue... more »
  • Much joy as rescues continue at mine

    October 13, 2010 8:13 AM

    The youngest, the oldest, and the one Bolivian have been rescued in the group of 33 Chilean miners who've been trapped there for nearly ten weeks. Mario Gomez, the oldest, dropped to his knees and bowed his head in prayer, clutching the Chilean flag after he was rescued. The rescue... more »
  • First of 33 men rescued from Chilean mine

    October 12, 2010 11:03 PM

    The first of 33 men was rescued Tuesday night after 69 days trapped in a collapsed mine, pulled to fresh air and freedom at last in a missile-like escape capsule to the cheers of his family and countrymen. Florencio Avalos, wearing a helmet and sunglasses to protect him from the... more »
  • First trapped miner expected to reach surface tonight

    October 12, 2010 12:36 PM

    The rescue of 33 men trapped in a mine in Chile is now expected to begin tonight. Chile's mining minister says officials "hope to have at least one of our miners on the surface" before midnight. He announced the rescue plan at a news conference near the mine... more »
  • Shrimpers rescued from burning boat in Tangipahoa Parish

    September 8, 2010 11:33 AM

    Three shrimpers trapped on a burning boat were rescued by a pair of Houma sisters who were out crabbing, according to authorities. The Houma newspaper reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux.... more »
  • Chile miners must move tons of rocks in own rescue

    August 29, 2010 2:40 PM

    The 33 trapped Chilean miners who have astonished the world with their discipline a half mile underground will have to aid their own escape - clearing thousands of tons of rock that will fall as the rescue hole is drilled, the engineer in charge of drilling said Sunday. After drilling... more »
  • Dolphin rescued in June doing well at Audubon

    August 16, 2010 12:06 PM

    A sick dolphin, rescued from the Gulf of Mexico earlier this summer is doing better. The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program says the animal is in good shape, two months after it was found stranded at Rutherford Beach. The dolphin is 7 feet 9 inches and... more »
  • 3 rescued after helicopter goes into Gulf

    July 27, 2010 5:17 AM

    A helicopter with three people on board went into the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles south of New Orleans, but a good Samaritan rescued all three and got them to a nearby rig. The Coast Guard says Rusty Carole of Galliano, Stanly Duhon of Duson, and Keith Milard of Nashville,... more »
  • Woman trapped in flash flood

    July 18, 2010 9:17 AM

    Strong thunderstorms caused flash flooding in some parts of the Shreveport-Bossier region. A woman had to be rescued after she was trapped on top of her car in Shreveport on Saturday. Witnesses told an area TV station that firefighters were able to rescue the woman by boat. In... more »
  • Volunteers on fast track to wildlife rescue

    July 12, 2010 10:30 PM

    Many people looking to help animals affected by the spill continue to run into roadblocks. There are plenty of Louisianans willing to help, but they just don't have the proper license to do so. The State Humane Society wants to change that. After Hurricane Katrina, just about anyone who... more »
  • Babies of the oil spill face an uncertain future

    July 12, 2010 5:33 AM

    The smallest victims may be the biggest challenge for crews rescuing birds covered in oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. Some have gotten separated from their parents, or lost them when they died in a slick. Pelican chicks often come in cold because oil has matted down the fluffy... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues man overboard from skimmer

    July 6, 2010 5:43 AM

    The Coast Guard says it rescued a crewman who fell overboard from a oil spill skimmer vessel. The vessel Philip Allen McCall radioed for help when 49-year-old Ricky Johnson went missing in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles off Venice. Johnson was spotted around 9 a.m. The Coast Guard... more »
  • Humane Society: More animal rescue workers needed

    June 14, 2010 3:02 PM

    The president of the Humane Society of the United States says efforts to find and rescue birds and other animals endangered by the oil spill are inadequate. Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the animal advocate group, says a seven-member panel of experts said the rescue is being... more »
  • Hundreds of oiled birds at La. rescue center

    June 9, 2010 2:46 PM

    In less than a week, the rescue center at Fort Jackson has received more than five times as many oiled birds as it received in the previous six weeks since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began. 415 birds have flocked to the center since the BP oil well... more »
  • 24 Louisiana birds treated, released after rescue

    June 4, 2010 1:24 PM

    State wildlife authorities say two birds rescued from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and released into the wild, bringing the total treated and releaed in Louisiana to 24. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said a least bittern and a cattle egret were set free Thursday... more »
  • Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps about 25

    May 17, 2010 9:17 AM

    An explosion at a coal mine in northern Turkey has trapped around 25 workers underground. Rescue workers are trying to reach the trapped workers at the Karadon mine near the Black Sea port town of Zonguldak. Eight workers have already been rescued. There is no word on the cause of... more »
  • Three birds at oil spill rescue center

    May 8, 2010 10:55 AM

    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill bird tally stood at three on Friday, including a gannet being treated at a rescue center in Florida, Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian said. James LaCour said a green heron brought to the rescue center at Fort Jackson late Thursday isn't on that list... more »
  • Search ends for 11 missing oil rig workers off La.

    April 23, 2010 5:48 PM

    The Coast Guard is calling off its search for 11 workers missing since an explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast. Rear Adm. Mary Landry calls it a very difficult decision. The Coast Guard said Friday crews had spent three days searching a large area surrounding... more »
  • 2 survivors pulled out 5 days after China quake

    April 19, 2010 5:29 AM

    Rescuers in China pulled a 4-year-old girl and a Tibetan woman alive from the rubble of a collapsed mud hut where they were trapped under a bed. Relatives kept the two alive by sending them food and water through gaps in the rubble with the help of bamboo poles. The... more »
  • Coast Guard evacuates tug captain near Venice

    March 29, 2010 2:55 PM

    The Coast Guard has evacuated a 69-year-old man from a tugboat in Southwest Pass near Venice. The Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a call at approximately 9 a.m. Monday from Trevor Weeks, a crewman aboard the tugboat. The Coast Guard says Weeks said the captain of the... more »
  • Race on to rescue 153 trapped Chinese coal miners

    March 29, 2010 8:15 AM

    Rescuers in China are racing to free 153 coal miners who've been trapped deep underground by a flood since Sunday. Some 261 workers were inside the mine when it flooded more than 24 hours ago, and 108 either escaped or were rescued. So far, there's been no contact with those... more »
  • Rescue group looking for homes for pythons

    March 23, 2010 9:45 AM

    A reptile rescue group is looking for permanent homes for 21 big pythons confiscated from a snake farm near Oakdale. The Louisiana Association of Reptile Keepers says many are 16 to 19 feet long and seem healthy. Allen Parish deputies arrested David and Tammi Beauchemin - owners of High... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues 7

    March 21, 2010 3:56 PM

    Seven people were rescued by the Coast Guard from Louisiana waters this weekend. Most recently, three people were saved from a disabled lift barge late Saturday night. They join four people, including a three year old child, from a grounded boat on Friday. There were no injuries... more »
  • Turtles rescued in New Orleans

    February 28, 2010 7:52 PM

    A pair of endangered green sea turtles, will spend the rest of winter in New Orleans after being rescued from cold water in December. The turtles, named Treme and Margeaux, will join exhibits at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. They were "cold-stunned," when freezing weather dropped water... more »
  • Firefighters learn how to cut through high tech cars

    February 23, 2010 8:44 PM

    Newer model cars are proving to be a challenge for first responders. Those first on the scene following a crash say it's taking longer for them to rescue people in need. Today, Louisiana firefighters learned how to cut through the technological upgrades. News 2's Lori Steele gets answers on how... more »
  • State gets first emergency animal response unit

    September 18, 2009 5:38 PM

    The Louisiana State Animal Response Team has a new animal emergency response vehicle to keep your pets from being stranded during disasters. The vehicle is the first of it's kind in the state. The heavy duty truck with a 36-foot long trailer will be used in disasters like hurricanes,... more »
  • State gets first emergency animal response unit

    September 18, 2009 1:38 PM

    The Louisiana State Animal Response Team now has an animal emergency response vehicle, the first of it's kind in the state. The heavy duty truck has a 36-foot long trailer and will be used in disasters like hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. LSART plans to use the vehicle as an... more »
  • Women rescued after crash

    September 18, 2009 11:22 AM

    Two women are expected to recover after a pickup truck ran off the road in Livingston Parish and landed upside down in a canal. It happened Thursday in Satsuma. A sheriff's deputy found Laura McDonner and Rhonda Nerf trapped inside after seeing smoke coming from under a bridge on South... more »

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