Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect

Good News Notes: “More than one-third of the 54 cats and dogs brought to the Animal Protective League in Springfield because of two incidents of animal neglect have been either adopted on pre-adopted. Another one-third or so could be finding their way out of the shelter between Monday and Tuesday, said Ian Wick, APL’s adoption…

Family of 4 Clinging to Overturned Boat Rescued in Gulf of Mexico

Good News Notes: “A family of four is lucky to be alive after clinging on to their overturned boat before they were rescued in the Gulf of Mexico. The family — consisting of two adults and their children, aged 11 and 8 — sent out a distress call on the radio Wednesday morning to report…

3 Mariners Rescued from Island After Spelling Out ‘SOS’ in Sand

Good News Notes: “Three missing mariners were rescued from a tiny, uninhabited Pacific island on Tuesday thanks to an ‘SOS’ message they wrote in the sand, authorities said. Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (ANG) and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania National Guard found the men on the tiny…

Dog lost on Lake Michigan finds way back to family

Good News Notes: “A pup almost lost to the waves had a happy reunion with her family after she fell off a boat in the churning waters of Lake Michigan in Benzie County. The family said they didn’t see Roxy go overboard and couldn’t even place where it might have happened as they headed north from…

Peoria firefighters rescue man from Bob Michel Bridge

Good News Notes: “Firefighters rescued a man from the Bob Michel Bridge early Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched about 1:15 a.m. to the bridge that spans the Illinois River and connects Peoria with East Peoria. When they arrived, they discovered a man on the catwalk beneath the bridge deck and above the water, near the…

Watch FL Firefighter Rappel Building to Save Window Washer

Good News Notes: “A window washer dangled for close to an hour about 15 stories up at the Old Port Cove condo in North Palm Beach before firefighters rappelled down and rescued him, authorities said. The man had been washing windows at the condo’s 23-story Lake Point Tower, 100 Lakeshore Drive, when the line he…

‘High steaks’ rescue as cow airlifted to safety

Good News Notes: “A cow that got stranded at the bottom of a steep bank on the Northumberland/Cumbria border has been finally freed. The 15-year-old Galloway got stuck at the Crammel Linn waterfall near Gilsland on Monday night. It is thought a visitor left a gate open and the cow found its way down from…

Man rescues two women from burning car in Denver Harbor

Good News Notes: “The man who rushed to save two women from a burning, flipped over car is speaking out Friday evening. Alex Solis told ABC13 around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, he heard a loud noise and went to check on his daughter, thinking she fell out of the bed. When Solis didn’t find anything…