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Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 07:06 PM PDT

CHP Officer Praised for Putting Himself at Risk for Drivers

CHP Officer Praised for Putting Himself at Risk for Drivers

A California Highway Patrol officer is being praised after he put himself at risk during a pursuit to protect other drivers, driving head on into the suspect's car and continuing the chase on foot to ensure the...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 06:37 PM PDT

Good Samaritans Recognized for Pulling Man From Burning Van

Good Samaritans Recognized for Pulling Man From Burning Van

Two Torrance warehouse workers helped an unconscious elderly man get out of a van after it caught fire last year.

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 03:47 PM PST

Student Used CPR Training to Keep Man Alive Until Help Came

Student Used CPR Training to Keep Man Alive Until Help Came

A young woman hopes to motivate others to take CPR classes after she used her learned skills in everyday life.

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 07:32 PM PDT

SWAT and Crisis Negotiators Defuse Volatile Situation

SWAT and Crisis Negotiators Defuse Volatile Situation

Los Angeles County's SWAT team and negotiators had a dangerous situation on their hands. A distraught veteran had fired shots inside a home and was asking officers to shoot and kill him.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 06:30 PM PDT

Deputies Praised for Race to Save Children From Burning Home

Deputies Praised for Race to Save Children From Burning Home

Two south Los Angeles station sheriff's deputies are being hailed as heroes for helping save the lives of four children trapped in a house fire earlier this year.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:58 PM PDT

Firefighters Band Together to Raise Cancer Awareness

Firefighters Band Together to Raise Cancer Awareness

Firefighters risk their lives to help others but when they're fighting cancer, they could use some help of their own. One Pasadena Deputy Fire Chief is helping firefighters and their families not only cope with...

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 07:25 PM PDT

Officer Helps Girls Get Off of the Streets

Officer Helps Girls Get Off of the Streets

San Bernardino vice officer Kim Hernandez helps get girls as young as 13 off the streets, out of prostitution and even into college. Last year she was responsible, in part, for prosecuting more than 50 cases of...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 06:07 PM PDT

Training Exercise Becomes Real-Life Rescue

Training Exercise Becomes Real-Life Rescue

It was only a coincidence that a team made up of volunteers from Ventura County chose to do some snow training off the Angeles Crest Highway. At the same time they were doing drills, a group of hikers fell down...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:52 PM PDT

Orange County Deputy Helps Find Homes for Homeless

Orange County Deputy Helps Find Homes for Homeless

In just two years on the job, an Orange County deputy has found permanent homes for dozens of the homeless, even reuniting some with their families.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 11:12 AM PST

Reverend Keeps Hope Alive on Skid Row

Reverend Keeps Hope Alive on Skid Row

Once homeless himself, Rev. Andy Bales has made it his destiny to help the homeless population off the streets. Bales has been managing Los Angeles' Union Rescue Mission since 1994.

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