Police rescue toddler from San Diego house fire

Good News Notes: “Police officers rescued a woman and a toddler from a house fire in San Diego, California, on December 30, officials said. San Diego resident Vero Larios, who called the police and captured the rescue on camera, told Storyful: ‘I was grateful that they showed up so fast. I didn’t think anyone was…

Cheektowaga Police officers rescue dog clinging to tree in creek

Good News Notes: “Cheektowaga Police officers waded into a freezing creek to rescue a dog that was clinging to a tree in the middle of the water. Police were called to an area off Genesee Street around 3:20 Wednesday afternoon, after someone spotted a dog in a creek. Just before that, the dog’s owners were…

Amherst police rescue dog in icy marsh

Good News Notes: “A small dog named Lula was safely rescued from an icy marsh adjacent to the Norwottuck Rail Trail in South Amherst on New Year’s Day. Amherst Police Officers Jessica Damon and Molly Farber were summoned by callers at around 11 a.m. on the bike path to the trailhead off Station Road, where the…

D.C. firefighter uses bagpipes to give a welcome pause from pandemic

Good News Notes: “The lone bagpiper, dressed in blue jeans, a flannel shirt and a baseball cap, stood beneath a flagpole in front of a hospital. He played “God Bless America.” Five nurses in scrubs listened nearby, one lying on her back in the green grass, soaking in the sun. They work at MedStar Montgomery…

Ice fisherman, good Samaritans rescued after falling into icy pond

Good News Notes: “An ice fisherman who broke through the ice on a and three good Samaritans who fell through trying to save him were all rescued in Boylston on Monday afternoon. The Boylston Fire Department said the town’s dispatch center received a 911 call at approximately 2 p.m. Monday reporting multiple people through the…