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Sep 7, 2018

Officer Helps Talk Woman Down Off of Pasadena Bridge

Officer Helps Talk Woman Down Off of Pasadena Bridge

A Pasadena police officer was first to arrive on scene as a woman threatened to jump from Pasadena's Colorado Street Bridge. What Brian Petrella did in those first few moments may have saved her life.

Aug 3, 2018

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Perform Daring Air Rescue

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Perform Daring Air Rescue

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has an elite air rescue team that responds to roughly 300 calls per year, making them the busiest unit in the country.

Jul 20, 2018

Youth Soccer Referee Provides Life-Saving Assist

Youth Soccer Referee Provides Life-Saving Assist

A referee was enjoying a must-needed break on a timeout during a youth soccer game in Claremont last April. His break abruptly ended, however, when he was needed to assist an eight-year-old boy who was...

Jun 22, 2018

4 Our Heroes: Climbing and Swimming for Cancer Research

4 Our Heroes: Climbing and Swimming for Cancer Research

Volunteer search and rescue deputy, Mike Leum, is going to great lengths to further cancer research.

Jun 15, 2018

4 Our Heroes: Shelter Volunteer Keeps Newborn Kittens Purring

4 Our Heroes: Shelter Volunteer Keeps Newborn Kittens Purring

Many newborn kittens would be hopeless without people like Kristen Larson, a volunteer at the South LA Animal Shelter. Larson works almost non stop bottle feeding, transporting and finding homes for hundreds of...

Apr 27, 2018

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

Chloe and Penny are the newest members of the LA County Probation Department's probation team. The canines, who can sniff out narcotics and ammunition, are already proving themselves invaluable.

Mar 2, 2018

CHP Officers Help an Elderly Man Found Walking on Freeway

CHP Officers Help an Elderly Man Found Walking on Freeway

The role of the California Highway Patrol is one of safety, service, and security. That statement couldn't be truer than in the case of an elderly man who walked away from his care center and onto the 605...

Jan 26, 2018

Hoist Rescues From 'Sheet of Mud' Saved Lives in Montecito

Hoist Rescues From 'Sheet of Mud' Saved Lives in Montecito

After a sea of mud devastated the Montecito area and killed 20 people following the first significant storm of the season, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Aviation stepped in for assistance.

Jan 6, 2018

A Look Back at the Heroes of 2017

A Look Back at the Heroes of 2017

Last year was filled of tragedies, natural disasters and heartbreaks but 2017 was also the year many heroes emerged to step up and remedy the devastations.

Dec 30, 2017

LAPD Sergeant Gives Back to Community Through Mentorship

LAPD Sergeant Gives Back to Community Through Mentorship

Echo Park resident Letisia Ruiz was a troubled teen who dropped out of school and became a single mother. She endured several struggles throughout her life but proved you can turn it around with ambition...

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Man Sentenced to 29 Years for Attacks on Women in Bellflower, Lakewood
Man Sentenced to 29 Years for Attacks on Women in Bellflower, Lakewood

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 29 years in state prison for attacks on two women and a teenage girl last summer in Bellflower and Lakewood.

1 Person Killed in Helicopter Crash on Catalina Island
1 Person Killed in Helicopter Crash on Catalina Island

Rescue crews searching Catalina Island for a missing helicopter found a crash site on the west end of the island Tuesday and confirmed that one person, presumed to be aircraft's pilot, had died.

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Shanahan Drops Bid to Lead Pentagon, Citing 'Painful' Past

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we...

Two Suspects Wounded in Deputy Shooting in Long Beach
Two Suspects Wounded in Deputy Shooting in Long Beach

Two suspects were wounded Tuesday in Long Beach in an exchange of gunfire with deputies at the end of a pursuit of a stolen pickup truck.

Raised in SoCal, Changing the World: What Goes Into Training a Guide Dog Puppy
Raised in SoCal, Changing the World: What Goes Into Training a Guide Dog Puppy

Guide Dogs of America is expecting a new litter of puppies this September, and they are actively seeking volunteer puppy-raisers in Southern California.

Woman Accused of Dumping Puppies Pleads Not Guilty
Woman Accused of Dumping Puppies Pleads Not Guilty

A Coachella woman suspected of dumping seven puppies in a trash dumpster pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony animal cruelty charges.