Thursday June 29, 2017

Archive for the ‘Hero’ Category

Columnist who defended NRA quits after being suspended

A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets.  More…

Homeless man gets apartment for helping concert bombing victims

A homeless man who pulled nails from the faces and arms of children wounded in the Manchester bombing has been rewarded with a roof over his head. Stephen Jones, 35, was asleep outside near Manchester Arena when he heard the blast that killed 22 people and injured 59 on Monday night.  More…

America’s Oldest Veteran Richard Overton Celebrates 110th Birthday

A man believed to be America’s oldest veteran is celebrating his 110th birthday. Richard Overton, of Austin, Texas, fought in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion in World War II. His tips for longevity are far from traditional: He chain-smokes cigars, insists on a splash of whiskey in his morning coffee, and enjoys a steady diet of fried catfish and butter pecan ice cream, he told TODAY two years ago.  More…

The heartbreaking moment dad told daughter that mom died saving her

The Long Island teen who was saved from an out-of-control car by her mom on Mother’s Day was “devastated” to hear that her heroic parent didn’t survive the accident, the girl’s dad said Monday.  More…

Good Samaritan makes bank after returning $676 check

It actually pays to be a good person. That’s the lesson Sergio Juarez learned after he returned a $676 cashier’s check he found on the street to its owner — who, in turn, set up a GoFundMe campaign for the good Samaritan that already raised nearly $10,000 as of Tuesday.  More…

Hero guard fatally shoots armed bank robber

An Illinois security guard is being hailed as a hero when he shot dead a masked bank robber who opened fire on him, officials said. In surveillance video, Brian Harrison — a retired sheriff’s deputy — instantly pulls out his holstered pistol and shoots Laurence Turner, 34, inside the Alpine Bank in Rockford.  More…

82-year-old woman still turning the tables as world’s oldest DJ

A grandmother in Japan is proving that age is nothing but a number for some, as she keeps turning the tables. The 82-year-old lady is one of the world’s oldest club DJs. She has cooked in her family owned business most of her life.  More…

Dolly Parton helps 921 people who lost homes in wildfires

Dolly Parton‘s My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year. The wildfires struck in November, killing 14 people in the Gatlinburg area and destroying or damaging thousands of buildings. Parton promised to set up a fund to give $1,000 per month for six months to those who lost their primary residence in the blaze.  More…

McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop

A McDonald’s employee from South Florida said his brain went into “hero mode” when he noticed a woman was barely breathing at the wheel Tuesday. Pedro Viloria, 22, was taking an off-duty Miami Dade officer’s breakfast order when she became unresponsive. Her car then spun out of control as her terrified children screamed in the back seat.  More…

Pulled over college kid proves sobriety by juggling

University of Central Arkansas student Blayk Puckett was pulled over by police late Friday night and proved his sobriety to officers by juggling. Puckett offered to perform a juggling trick for officers, who caught the moment on cell phone camera.  More…

I am 82 years old and have the libido of a teenager

An 82-year-old singer-songwriter from New York City is looking for a good time. D’yan Forest says that while many of her friends have given up on sex, she’ll never stop craving intimacy. “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady’s dead,” Forest told The Post with a chuckle.  More…

Day care’s ‘Get off your phone’ sign goes viral

A day care in Texas has one message to parents picking up their children: Get off your phone. And it’s going viral. The sign read: “You are picking up your child! GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!! Your child is happy to see you! Are you not happy to see your child??”  More…

Trump-loving artist gets to paint one for all the ‘snowflakes’

A controversial Trump-loving artist known for painting giant American flags was granted the honor of a lifetime. Scott Lobaido was greeted by screaming protesters at the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” party in Washington, DC, where he was asked to speed paint a flag in front of an audience of cheering supporters.  More…

FedEx Driver Breaks Up Flag Burning Protest in Iowa

Being American means standing up for your freedom, and one FedEx driver did just that. The video shows a group of protesters setting several American flags on fire during a rally Thursday in Iowa City, Ia., as a FedEx driver swoops in with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.  More…

Why we loved Mary Tyler Moore

Not only did Moore play empowered, beloved characters on two classic series — airing in different decades, no less — but she did so with an elegance, grace and quirky humor previously unseen in a medium rife with cardboard-cutout characters.  More…