Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Hero’ Category

Pence ditches Colts game after 49ers players kneel during anthem

Vice President Pence walked out of the Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday when ?some ?players from the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. “I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem?,” Pence said.  More…

Woman’s iPhone saves her from Vegas shooter’s bullet

One of the unlikeliest of heroes emerging from the Las Vegas massacre was a rose-colored iPhone, which took a bullet for its owner, according to a report. The unidentified woman told her cabdriver on her way home that her device saved her life (with photo).  More…

Unarmed Security Guard Took On Las Vegas Killer Stephen Paddock

Jesus Campos had no firearm when he found Stephen Paddock and approached his room on the 32rd floor of Mandalay Bay on Sunday night. Paddock, who had rigged cameras in the hallway and on the peephole of the door, saw Campos coming and fired through the door, hitting him in the leg. When Campos was hit, he radioed casino dispatch and told him his location — and Paddock’s.  More…

‘Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson shocks fans by shaving beard

"Duck Dynasty" star Jase Robertson is completely unrecognizable after he shaved off his signature beard. The 48-year-old star had famously said in his reality show, "There are two kinds of people without beards, children and women, I am neither." The Robertson brother agreed to shave his facial hair to raise $100,000 for his daughter Mia’s charity.  More…

DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans

The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.  More…

Viking skeleton’s DNA test proves historians wrong

The remains of a powerful viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals.The lady war boss was buried in the mid-10th century along with deadly weapons and two horses, leading archaeologists and historians to assume she was a man.  More…

Starbucks Customer Fighting Off Masked Robber Caught On Tape

Incredible new video out of Fresno was shot when a masked robber used a fake gun and a knife to threaten a Starbucks clerk. Fifty-eight-year-old customer Cregg Jerri grabbed a chair, walked up behind the robber and smashed it over his head.  More…

Pregnant woman mows down alleged purse snatcher

A pregnant woman delivered swift punishment to a purse snatcher by running him down with her SUV in a Walmart parking lot in North Carolina, according to a report. “Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car and ran him over,” Christine Braswell, 26, said. “I was not going to let him get away with it.”  More…

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…