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  • Boat captain rescues 'Miracle' cat thrown off bridge

    July 30, 2017 2:46 PM

    DESTIN, Fla. - A Florida charter boat captain couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a creature falling from a bridge. The Panama City News Herald reports Capt. Jordan Smith was traveling near the Marler Bridge in Destin on Thursday when an animal was apparently thrown off. ... more »
  • 16-year-old saves customer's life on second day working at restaurant

    July 8, 2017 6:47 PM

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - A teenager is being hailed a hero after saving a customer's life on his second day working at a restaurant in Ohio. In late June, 16-year-old Austin Goddard, a dishwasher at Skyline Chili, administered CPR to a 74-year-old who had collapsed during his meal. "I... more »
  • 46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

    March 26, 2017 6:53 PM

    NEW YORK - Forty-six dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea have arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport to find new homes. The animals landed late Saturday and were headed for shelters in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving the... more »
  • La. House honors hero who saved officer from attack

    February 22, 2017 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police Department officer that was saved by a woman during an arrest that went awry over the weekend was honored by the Louisiana House of Representatives on Wednesday morning. The House of Representatives commended BRPD Corporal Billy Amie, and the woman who saved... more »
  • Coast Guard, good Samaritans help burning ship in the gulf

    January 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to a vessel that caught fire 150 miles south of Southwest Pass Monday morning. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire... more »
  • Family reunited with team who saved son's life in flood Play Video

    December 21, 2016 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mother and son were reunited Wednesday with the team of emergency officials that helped to save the boy's life in August's historic flooding. Jessica Michot needed help during the August flood in getting out of her home to get medicine for her medically fragile son,... more »
  • Detroit-area cop saves baby skunk from yogurt cup Play Video

    August 4, 2015 2:30 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which... more »
  • Detroit police officer saves skunk

    August 2, 2015 4:50 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was... more »
  • 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 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 »

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