Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Hero’ Category

District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class To Protest Florida Shooting

“We are here for an education and not a political protest.” That’s is the message from Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes Tuesday in response to a call by political groups for students to walk out of class to protest gun issues in the wake of the Florida school shooting.  More…

Dad with a hunch hires helicopter, finds injured trapped son

The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.  More…

HLN host slams Aziz Ansari’s sexual misconduct accuser

HLN host Ashleigh Banfield has come to Aziz Ansari‘s defense after the comedian was accused of sexual misconduct. Over the weekend, Babe.net published an account from a Brooklyn photographer accusing Ansari, 34, of sexual assault.  More…

Bahamas boy saved from four sharks by camera man’s warning

Drone footage from the Bahamas shows the shocking moment a boy narrowly escapes from a school of sharks after they rushed towards him while he played in the water. The footage, captured by drone cameraman Artem Tkachenko, shows the excited boy rush into the sea. He swims straight into the path of the four sharks and is completely unaware of them as they try to surround him.  More…

Woman raises more than $300,000 for homeless man who rescued her

Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month. And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life. Pulled over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. He went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 to fill up her car.  More…

Confessions of a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line operator

It’s Thanksgiving morning and you haven’t defrosted the turkey. Who ya gonna call? Probably Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, where 50 professionally trained operators are there to help. “We’ve heard it all,” says Nicole Johnson, the hotline’s co-director. “People ask if they can thaw their turkey with an electric blanket, a Jacuzzi and even in the dishwasher on the rinse cycle.  More…

Maroon 5 Perform in NYC Subway in Disguise with Jimmy Fallon

Robbery thwarted when victim pulls out concealed gun

An attempted robbery in Detroit did not go as planned when the intended victim pulled out a gun and started shooting in a harrowing incident caught on high-definition surveillance video. Detroit police said Sanchez Quinn, 29, attempted to rob two men at gunpoint outside a supermarket Sunday night when he was met with huge resistance.  More…

Husband and wife survive California wildfire by hiding in pool

A married couple from California managed to survive six hours inside their neighbor’s pool while their entire neighborhood was engulfed by wildfires, a report says. In order to protect themselves from the smoke and embers, the Pascoes told the Times, they held T-shirts over their faces — while bobbing in and out of the water.  More…

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…