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  • Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

    04/12/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona earlier this month, the state Department of Public Safety said. Rodgers declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. She went missing March 31 as she headed to visit her grandkids in Phoenix. Rodgers got lost and her hybrid vehicle ran out of gas and electric power, authorities say....
  • WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Cats Trapped by High Flood Waters

    03/16/2016 7:51:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SNIP And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday, when high flood waters left them stranded in trees half-submerged in the Sacramento River. The Front Street Animal Shelter created a ramp that would lead the cats to safety, but they refused to cross. SNIP
  • 2 Virginia firefighters suspended for transporting girl to hospital in fire engine

    03/06/2016 1:42:20 PM PST · by NYFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 06, 2016 | Fox News
    Two Virginia volunteer firefighters were suspended for transporting an 18-month-old girl to the hospital in a fire engine last Saturday, ultimately saving her life.
  • Coal mine explosion in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground

    02/28/2016 11:46:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    .rt.com ^ | 28 Feb, 2016 16:20
    A new explosion has rocked a coalmine in Vorkuta, northern Russia, killing five rescuers and one miner. The blast occurred during efforts to rescue workers trapped underground after the first blast at the mine earlier this week. ... The Emergencies Ministry has officially confirmed that none of the 26 miners whom the rescuers were trying to save from the first blast had survived. That brings the total death toll from the two explosions to 36 people. The first blast happened on Thursday. Four people were killed immediately and the rescue operation for those trapped started. Coalmine rescuers were operating at...
  • Officers break the rules to save baby wounded in drive-by shooting

    02/14/2016 11:28:49 AM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 February 2016 | Bill Kirkos and Ryan Young
    On an early fall evening last September, Chicago police officers John Conneely and Mike Modzelewski heard the call of shots fired go out over their radio. Partners for about a year, they had responded to dozens of shootings together on the city's violence-plagued south side. However, the scene they would soon encounter was anything but ordinary. "It was very chaotic," Conneely said. "When we first arrived, there had to be about a hundred people out on the street, screaming, crying, people yelling," Conneely recently told CNN. "We had a person shot over here, we had a person shot over there,...
  • Rapper Who Sang About Killing Cops Has Life Saved — By Cops

    02/09/2016 3:33:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Rapper DMX, who once rapped that he "hate[s] cops" and sang about murdering them, was revived by police officers in New York on Monday after falling unconscious due to a suspected drug overdose. According to TMZ, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was found unconscious in a parking lot at a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York, Monday evening. The rapper reportedly had no pulse and was not breathing, and police immediately began administering CPR. The rapper reportedly began breathing again after about a minute of CPR. When a witness told police on scene that DMX had ingested an unidentified powder...
  • Cop: I couldn’t save shooting victim because NYPD helped me cheat on CPR test

    02/06/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2016 | Emily Saul
    The partner of rookie cop Peter Liang told Brooklyn jurors Thursday that he himself was unqualified to resuscitate the man Liang accidently shot in a housing-project stairwell — because the Police Academy lets ­recruits cheat on their CPR- certification tests. So he did nothing to help the dying victim. “How much time [during training] did you spend on a mannequin?” the partner, Shaun Landau, was asked by Liang’s defense lawyer, ­Robert E. Brown. “Not sure,” Landau ad­mitted. “Less than two minutes?” the lawyer asked. “Yes,” Landau answered. Jurors learned Thursday that nothing could have saved unarmed Akai Gurley from the...
  • Benghazi Rescue Interrupted

    02/04/2016 12:28:38 PM PST · by ManHunter · 32 replies
    Full Measure News ^ | January 10, 2016 | Full Measure Team
    Lead in for the video at the link: Full Measure investigates new information about what may be the most confounding mystery surrounding the Benghazi controversy: Why no outside US military help came to the rescue as terrorists battered two compounds and the Americans inside over nearly eight long hours.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Woman Lets Homeless Guy Spend The Night, Wakes To Alarming Scene

    01/19/2016 12:12:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    mad world news ^ | january 18, 2016 | amanda shea
    A Texas woman, wanting to give a homeless guy some reprieve from the cold and a warm place to rest, invited him in to stay the night in her spare bedroom. -snip The 66-year-old woman, whose name was not released, lives alone with her two granddaughters in Houston. With a spare bedroom and a big heart, she offered the space to Thomas Smith, who had no place else to go. Everyone in the house had turned in for the night, or so the woman thought, when she was woken up by what Smith was doing, just after 1:30 a.m. According...
  • Hermit Meets 21st Century After Being Flown To Siberian Hospital

    01/18/2016 11:46:38 AM PST · by Decombobulator · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/17/2016
    A 70-year-old hermit who has spent her entire life in the Siberian wilderness has been introduced to the 21st century after being airlifted to a hospital for leg pain. Agafya Lykova was born in the wilderness after her family fled civilization in 1936, The Guardian reported. On Wednesday she called for help using an emergency satellite phone and said she had pain in her leg, according to a release from the Kemerovo regional government. Lykova's remarkable story first surfaced in the late 1970s after geologists flying overhead discovered her remote family, the Siberian Times reported. When contacted, her family reportedly...
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

    01/18/2016 12:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/16 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far. Some were inflated, but it was unclear how they came to be inflated, she said. The search for the Marines entered its fourth day Monday. Mooers said at this point, it is still a search for survivors. Rescuers from various agencies have been...
  • (Albuquerque) Officer had key role in much-needed miracle (found kidnapped 3-year old little girl)

    01/09/2016 11:50:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    He turned me down. By the time I asked for an interview, Albuquerque police officer Chris Poccia had already been all over the media – in our newspaper, on TV news and talk radio locally and nationally and in every imaginable way on social media. The Albuquerque Police Department put him in the public eye almost from the moment he became the center of the city's best happy-ending story in weeks, maybe months, maybe longer than that. Poccia had been the one to find a little bundle of purple named Caraline Leon-Alcocar, a 3-year-old girl who for five hours Saturday...
  • Classic Video: Moran Tug Saves Pinned Tugboat (trunc)

    01/09/2016 1:56:25 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | Jan. 08//16 | Mike Schuler
    This video was filmed in 2012 after the tugboat Miss Stacy became pinned broadside against a construction barge at the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H.. According to onlookers, the Miss Stacey was pinned for about 20 minutes before the larger tug Eugene Moran arrived and was able pull it to safety.
  • Passenger says Muslims protected Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus

    12/22/2015 5:12:10 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Joseph Akwiri
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them. The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style. Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away...
  • Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

    12/21/2015 1:13:14 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 64 replies
    A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali based al-Shabab group says it carried out the attack.
  • US Special Forces reportedly mounted a risky but successful hostage rescue operation in Iraq

    10/22/2015 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters via Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Reuters and Jeremy Bender
    One member of a US special operations team was killed during an operation to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, the first American killed in ground combat with the militant group, US officials said on Thursday. Hostages were successfully rescued during the operation, a US official told Reuters. CNN said about 70 Kurdish hostages were freed. A US official confirmed to Reuters that one American was killed. No further information was available on the mission, which local residents and a Kurdish military commander said was carried out in the Hawija area in northern Iraq. One member...
  • From playful puppy to bigger than a human in just eight months: Couple document their dog's extraord

    10/17/2015 8:48:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Daily MailLife Buzz ^ | 14 October 201510-17-15 | By Andrea Magrath For Daily Mail AustraliaShelya Life Buzz Staff
    Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis should have listened to people. The Australian couple adopted their German Shepherd, Nasra, when she was eight weeks old. The pair were frequently stopped on the street by strangers who complimented the beautiful canine while telling them that, based on the size of her paws and head, she was going to be a big girl. Dennison and Lewis usually laughed off the warnings. They did, however, create a growth chart by photographing Nasra every month. In the series, the first image starts with Lewis comfortably cradling Nasra to the latest image where the dog is...
  • 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Helps Save Dad After Hiking Accident

    08/30/2015 2:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Jessica Glazer
    A 13-year-old put his Boy Scout training to the test and helped rescue his father after he was hit by a refrigerator-sized boulder during a backpacking trip in Idaho last Monday. A week into what was supposed to be a 12-day trip at Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, a large boulder fell on David Finlayson, 52, knocking him down 20 or 30 feet, NBC affiliate KTVB reported. The elder Finlayson broke his left arm and leg. He also started to lose blood because of gash in his shin. “At first I was freaking out a little bit, but after...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Missing in Utah Forest Found Alive

    08/24/2015 5:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/24
    A 10-year-old boy who disappeared while hiking with family in eastern Utah has been found alive more than 24 hours after he got lost while looking for mushrooms near a remote mountain lake, the child's aunt said Monday. Police say that Malachi Bradley got lost near a remote mountain lake near the Wyoming border Sunday morning. His aunt Lehua Estrada-Brown said she got a text from her husband at the scene saying the boy was found Monday afternoon in good shape. "We are so relieved and happy," she said. Malachi Bradley survived in the remote, rugged area as temperatures dipped...
  • FDNY rescues 910-pound woman through apartment window

    08/22/2015 2:23:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | Kevin Fasick and Aaron Feis
    The woman, 70, was hoisted in a large yellow net by FDNY paramedics from her Fifth Avenue home and rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. “Firemen came down and measured the elevator door,” the building doorman said. “She would not have been able to get out of the door.”
  • Camera Drone Rescues a Stranded Drone, Interstellar-Style

    07/24/2015 1:44:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 07/23/15 | Michael Zhang
    Freelance camera operator Harrisen Howes lost a small camera drone two months ago after his roommate “drunkenly” crashed it onto a neighbors roof high overhead. After recently purchasing a larger, camera-equipped drone, Howes decided to try and rescue his old drone with his new one using some rope and hooks fashioned from coat hangers.
  • Teenager falls from 100ft cliff, survives, then is bitten by snake

    07/22/2015 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2015
    A teenager has survived after falling 100ft off a cliff then being bitten by a venomous snake at the bottom. Brock Leach, 14, tumbled over a cliff edge and bounced off outcroppings and rocks during his descent - before landing on a ledge. But as he tried to clamber to safety before the tide came in Brock suddenly felt a sharp pain in the hand he'd been using to help pull himself along. He was horrified to discover he had been bitten by an adder - the only native venomous snake in the UK. The fall was witnessed by his...
  • Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106

    07/03/2015 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Mr. Winton was a former president, announced his death on its website. He lived in Maidenhead, west of London. It was only after Mr. Winton’s wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home in 1988 — a dusty record of...
  • Boy Heroes Save Baby, Toddler From Burning House

    06/17/2015 11:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2015
    Two grade school boys who rescued a toddler and a baby from a fire say they didn’t think twice about going into a burning home. Ten-year-old Isiah Francis and 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes say they were watching YouTube and playing video games Tuesday when they smelled smoke coming from the home of Jeremiah’s neighbors. Isiah said Wednesday that he ran next door first
  • USS Carl Vinson Crew Rescues Sailor Alone at Sea

    06/02/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/2 | R. Stickney
    A 70-year-old man sailing alone across the Pacific Ocean was rescued by a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier returning home to San Diego. USS Carl Vinson rescued the man Sunday from his 35-foot sailboat, 400 nautical miles from Hawaii. Using a satellite phone, the man sent a text to his wife asking for help. That message was relayed through the U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Fleet Command and the U.S. 3rd fleet. The sailor, who had spent a month on his boat, was airlifted by the crew of a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter including two search and rescue swimmers. Once the...
  • Three rescued eight days after Nepal quake as U.S. Marines arrive

    05/03/2015 5:34:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2015 | GOPAL SHARMA
    U.S. military aircraft and personnel were due to begin helping ferry relief supplies to stricken areas outside the capital, a U.S. Marines spokeswoman said, after arriving in Nepal on Sunday, a day later than expected.
  • Teen Pulls Couple from Wreckage in Loma Portal Hit-and-Run Crash

    04/27/2015 2:51:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/27 | Samantha Tatro and Omari Fleming
    “It hurt my heart because they were helpless," the teenager told NBC 7.A San Diego teenager was one of the first to jump in and help a couple trapped and in shock following in a hit-and-run crash in Loma Portal Saturday. “It hurt my heart because they were helpless and didn’t know what to do," said 18-year-old Nida Wongsri. Wongsri told NBC 7 she first spotted the couple's minivan near the intersection of Chatsworth Boulevard and Elliot Street Saturday night, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said. The minivan crashed on its side and the couple inside - described by police...
  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989 [Awwwww Alert]

    04/26/2015 6:20:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 4/26/15
    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton recently met in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported (http://abc7ne.ws/1QwNdzt ). "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said. Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces. "He still...
  • hostage rescue attept ceremony Saturday at noon, Arlington

    04/23/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies
    Hostage Rescue Attempt ^ | 04/23/15 | RaceBannon
    For those in the DC area, there is the annual ceremony for the rescue attempt fallen this Saturday at noon time in Arlington National Cemetery head to the tomb of the unknown soldier, it is right in front of the rotunda
  • Sailor lost at sea found after 66 days

    04/03/2015 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/3/15
    Louis Jordan, who's 37, apparently survived on raw fish and rainwater and was found 200 miles off the North Carolina coast. A passing German container ship spotted him sitting on the hull of his ship, which had overturned.
  • U.S. Rescues Two Saudi Fighter Pilots After Splashdown Near Yemen

    03/27/2015 4:58:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. Air Force and Navy rescued two Saudi pilots Friday after they ejected from their F-15 fighter over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi jet apparently suffered some mechanical problem forcing the pilots to eject. A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk special operations helicopter and crew were dispatched from Djibouti to rescue the Saudi pilots.
  • Baby found alive in car 14 hours after crash in Utah river

    03/08/2015 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 14 replies
    SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman, officers said. The 18-month-old girl's condition was upgraded from critical to stable but critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital, but her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Groesbeck of Springville, was found dead in the car, police said Sunday.
  • Utah officers heard mysterious voice that led them to infant

    03/09/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Joel Landau
    The Utah officers cannot explain it, but a mysterious voice that appeared to come from a wrecked car led them to the rescue of an unconscious 18-month-old baby that had been trapped for 14 hours.
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Neighbor Heard Cries of Baby Who Starved After Mom Died

    03/07/2015 9:36:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/07/2015
    A neighbor says he heard the cries of a 9-month-old boy who authorities believe later starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose inside their Pittsburgh-area apartment. William Gonzalez tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( http://bit.ly/1BdYU7k ) he heard the cries of little Casey Kessler when he went in and out of the apartment building in Millvale but didn't think much of it at the time. Gonzalez says he feels horrible.
  • Shipowners: Merchant Ships Not Capable of Large-Scale Migrant Rescues

    02/21/2015 6:21:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | February 20, 2015
    Intermanager and the European Community Shipowners’ Association are saying that it is unrealistic for merchant ships to continue to bear the burden of conducting large-scale rescues of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard

    02/19/2015 1:58:28 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    wten ^ | February 19, 2015 | Aaron Drawhorn
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A little dog is being hailed a hero for saving his much larger buddy. One dachshund’s persistence led to a dramatic water rescue of a St. Bernard.[PHOTOS: Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard]Belen firefighters and police officers raced to the rescue to save Tim Chavez’s St. Bernard named Jazzy. Chavez believes the 180-pound dog was stuck in a cold, muddy ditch for about 18 hours.Chavez’s tiny dachshund named Razor is credited with making the rescue happen.Sunday afternoon, the 9-year-old St. Bernard got loose. By Monday, Chavez had to go to work, and in retrospect, Chavez realizes Razor was...
  • Men catch kids dropped from burning building, saving them [Brooklyn: Urban heroes]

    02/17/2015 11:13:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 32 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Gabrielle Fonrouge and Matt McNulty
    Two men saved a little boy and his teen sister from a Brooklyn blaze on Monday, scaling scaffolding at a burning apartment building and catching the children as they were dropped from a window by their mother. Davon Flunory, 20, and his friend Kevin Ravenell, 27, leaped into action after spotting Cipriani Lundy and her kids, 4-year-old Julian and 15-year-old Imani, screaming for help in the window of their smoke-filled third-floor apartment in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “My first instinct is to call the Fire Department,” recalled Flunory, who was visiting a relative in the building when the...
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • Video: Fla. teen saves life of cop who was booking him

    01/14/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    According to the Sun-Sentinel, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge was sitting handcuffed as Officer Franklin Foulks was doing paperwork when Officer Foulks suddenly collapsed. Rutledge immediately began kicking the security fence in the booking area to alert other police officers of the trouble.
  • Dog that raised alarm during fire found dead

    01/15/2015 11:14:11 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The dog, who had been battling cancer and had a heart condition, awakened Kelt when the apartment building caught fire on Friday. Granata called for the dog to follow as they fled.
  • Former Miami Dolphins player swims nine miles to shore after falling off boat

    01/10/2015 9:41:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2015
    Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad apparently fell off his boat off the South Florida coast but arrived safely on shore early Thursday morning after swimming at least 10 hours and nine miles through the Atlantic Ocean waters, according to the Coast Guard. Konrad was wearing only his underwear when he approached the driveway gate of 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. and told a Palm Beach police officer working a security shift about his incredible experience, a Palm Beach police report says.
  • Know Your Neighbor -- Tamra Temple, Taking a Senior Dog And Giving It Love In Its Final Years

    01/02/2015 7:54:40 PM PST · by girlangler · 7 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 1/2/2015 | Etta Pettijohn
    “Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. He can show you more affection with one flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” Gene Hill, author of “The Dog Man.” >At first glance, if it were not for its decrepit, arthritis-consumed back legs, one may not immediately recognize that a handsome old dog named Mo spent most of its years living under less-than-ideal conditions – before receiving affection, happiness and hope in its final days.< >For the first time in its 14 years on earth, the mixed breed...
  • Varying accounts of U.S./Coalition Hostage Rescue Mission in Raqqa, Syria

    01/01/2015 5:21:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-1-2015 | Various
    Trending now on Twitter, but no English Language articles yet. Apparently, there was some kind of a hostage rescue mission within the last couple of hours in Raqqa, Iraq, that several sources are saying "Failed", after 13 airstrikes in the Raqqa area today. The airstrikes were concentrated at an Iraqi, now ISIS Army base at the edge of the city, per ConflictNews. Conflict News ‏1 hour ago ConflictNews This ground presumed rescue operation by coalition in Raqqa today came after 13 air raids earlier in the day. Conflict News 1 hour ago BREAKING: Coalition aircraft landed in Raqqa where clashes...
  • Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

    12/26/2014 5:44:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    The Guardian via MSN ^ | 12/26/14 | Ian Sample
    **SNIP** That New Year’s Eve an interview with expedition leader Chris Turney was beamed live to Times Square in New York. Two days later, the rescue effort entered a new phase. With no icebreaker able to smash way through, a Chinese helicopter, Xue Ying, or “Snow Eagle”, rose into the air for the first of five flights to ferry passengers from the stricken ship to the Aurora Australis. A core crew remained behind to sail vessel home once conditions allowed. Media interest in the expedition faded after the rescue, but in the year since Turney and his team have been...
  • Five hero firehouse dogs of old New York City

    12/15/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 14, 2014
    New York has had firefighters since Dutch colonial days, first in the form of volunteers and then, beginning in 1865, a professional paid force.And in the days of horse-drawn engines and a less-sophisticated alarm system, firehouse dogs played an important role.Often a stray who found his way to the house or an unwanted pup given to the chief, many these canines served their companies heroically, explains 1897 New York Times piece.There was Jack (left), of Hook and Ladder Company 18, on Attorney Street. He’s described as a “large, sober-looking, brown-and-black shaggy full-bred shepherd dog” by the Times.“When the alarm rings,...
  • Medal of Honor campaign continues for black sergeant who saved troops

    12/07/2014 11:01:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | Decenber 7, 2014 | David Zucchino
    If he had known in 2005 what he knows today, Brig. Gen. Gary Brito would have nominated Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe for the Medal of Honor. Brito knew in 2005 that Cashe, his uniform soaked with fuel, had plunged into a burning vehicle in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005, to rescue soldiers who were on fire. But only months later did Brito, Cashe's battalion commander, learn the full details of Cashe's courage that day outside the city of Samarra. Cashe rescued six badly burned soldiers while under enemy small-arms fire. His own uniform caught fire, engulfing him in flames....
  • DID OBAMA ORDER US NAVY SEALS IN FAILED YEMEN AL-QAIDA RAID TO DEMAND THEIR SURRENDER FIRST

    12/07/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 69 replies
    Tunda Tabloids ^ | December 7, 2014 | Tunda Tabloids
    Unbelievable if true. He has ordered the FBI to read Islamo-terrorists ‘Miranda rights’ reserved for US citizens, so it’s reasonable to conclude that he ordered his Navy Seal commandos to seek al-Qaida’s surrender first before opening fire. If that’s the case, then he made it that much more difficult for these Seals to carry out their mission.
  • Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

    11/19/2014 8:20:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    turnto23.com ^ | 11-19-14 | Patrick Whittle
    A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. The baby wasn't breathing and another bystander performed CPR, reviving the girl, police said. Leo Moody, 44, of Kingman, was driving home from work Monday when he saw a flipped SUV in a culvert in Kossuth Township, about 175 miles northeast of Portland. Moody said he called 911 and rushed to the vehicle. Moody said one of the SUV's passengers told him...