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  • Deputy saves driver from drowning in bayou

    March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack said an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy saved the life of a driver whose car went off the road and into a bayou overnight. The sheriff said Deputy Kelli Matherne was checking businesses just after midnight in Pierre Part when she saw lights shining... more »
  • Man tried to save uncle from deadly house fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man says he tried to save his uncle from a fire in Baton Rouge, but the smoke was too thick to enter the home. The Baton Rouge Fire Department says 58-year-old Vernon Mack died just before midnight Tuesday on Stearnes Street near Plank Road. The... more »
  • 'Saved by the Bell' actor posts bail, has hearing

    December 29, 2014 2:27 PM

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) - Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show "Saved by the Bell," has appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom. Diamond is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas in Port Washington, where he lives. A criminal complaint charges... more »
  • Competition surfer revived by San Diego lifeguards

    September 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego lifeguards had to restart the heart of a surfer who fell off his board in a contest at Pacific Beach. U-T San Diego reports the unidentified 62-year-old surfer was taking part in the 20th annual longboard contest put on by the Old Mission Beach Athletic... more »
  • Hero, boys reunite at swim practice check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a News 2 story spotlighted a man who saved two boys from drowning, the Capital City YMCA felt inspired to give Trevez Tanzy, 12, and Carlton Johnson, 13, a second chance at facing their fears. "Next time they come around water they don't have that... more »
  • Man single handedly saves two from drowning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2013 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man's heroic actions saved two boys who nearly drowned Saturday morning at the Dove Creek apartment complex on Airline Hwy. "The family was all around them and they were on the ground crying and stuff," witness Julia Connor said. "It was just really sad." ... more »
  • Woman saved from fiery crash Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Livingston Parish woman told News 2 today she was eternally grateful for three heroic first responders who pulled her from a fiery wreck. Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, St. George firefighter Jonathon Dixon was leaving home and heading toward a part-time job when he noticed smoke... more »
  • Woman pulled from fiery wreck

    January 2, 2013 6:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
  • Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.

    October 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    DAVIS, Calif. - A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries. Surgeons at UC Davis' veterinary medical teaching hospital looked over the mixed breed dog named Kabang on... more »
  • Puppy saved from burning home

    October 23, 2010 9:30 AM

    Firefighters saved a puppy that was trapped inside a burning home Saturday morning. No one was home when the fire started. It happened in the 2300 block of America Street. Investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department believe someone set fire to the home. The blaze spread from... more »
  • Causeway jumper saved by motorist

    April 19, 2010 2:53 PM

    A motorist who jumped from the Causeway Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain is safe after being rescued by another man. Authorities said the first man who jumped had gotten into a fight with his wife, and opened the car door and jumped into the lake. A car traveling behind... more »

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