Hero fighters rescue Atlanta mom, children from burning apartment

 Good News Notes: “Atlanta firefighters say it took a combination of teamwork and training to successfully rescue a young mother and her two children from a burning apartment fire on Cleveland Avenue in the early morning hours of January 17.” “Officials are also applauding the actions of two particular firefighters  – Dustin Sikes, a rookie…

Boston Bartender Saves A Man’s Life

Good News Notes: “Co-workers are in awe of Oscar Simoza, who jumped over the Silvertone Bar & Grill counter and helped save a choking man’s life. ‘The legs just moved and reacted,’ Simoza said. ‘I’m hugging the dude and I had no idea how I got there.’ Simoza used the Heimlich maneuver on the choking…

Asheville Hero Reunites With Veteran He Saved From Fire.

 Good News Notes: “Douglas Tribble said he simply did the right thing when he rescued a man from a burning building. ‘All I told him was, ‘Tony, c’mon. We’ve got to get out of here!’ said Tribble, the News 13 Person of the Week. ‘Once I got him out of the hallway, the whole apartment…

West High School students honored for fast action that saved a life last year

 Good News Notes: “Two West High School students were recognized on Friday for their quick action that saved the life of Assistant Attorney General David Carlson last year when his car crashed. A school assembly during which Attorney General Sean Reyes presented the students with certificates of appreciation was the first time Carlson got the chance…

Sea turtle is swimming again with Thailand’s first prosthetic flipper

Good News Notes: “Goody the sea turtle lost her left flipper years ago after she got stuck in a fishing net. She was left immobile — until a team of researchers in Thailand fitted her with the country’s first prosthetic flipper.  The olive ridley sea turtle was helped by Thai environment authorities and a group…

Florida deputies rescue baby trapped under water when canoe flips

 Good News Notes: “Two Florida sheriff’s deputies were in the right place at the right time when a canoe flipped on the Weeki Wachee River, trapping an infant underwater. The Hernando County marine patrol deputies had stopped Friday along the river for a late lunch. That’s when they saw a canoe flip in rough current…

Dog rescued after massive house explosion

Good News Notes: “A dog pulled from the rubble of a home explosion in Detroit that sent six people to the hospital is expected to recover. Members of the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue have named the dog Miracle until they can get in touch with the family displaced by the explosion Saturday night. Theresa…

Local man who saved college student identified

Good News Notes: “ A man who saved the life of a customer who was choking at the Sioux City Pizza Ranch was identified Thursday evening. They are calling it the ‘Saving Grace’ story after Grace Nordquist, a senior at Morningside College was determined to find the man that saved her life on New Year’s Day….

Mama Bulldog and Puppies Saved by Firefighters in San Bernardino County

Good News Notes: “A mama bulldog and her six puppies were recovering after firefighters saved them from a burning garage in San Bernardino County early Friday.  The fire erupted Friday at 9:15 a.m. in the 9700 block of Tangelo Ave. in Bloomington. ‘All I could hear were the puppies crying and the mom barking,’ Isaiah Baldonado…

His heart stopped for 19 minutes. CPR saved his life.

Good News Notes:  We’ve all heard it; CPR can mean the difference between life or death, but that saying is especially true for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. “You can be very young, you can be very old, it does not matter. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate and can affect anyone at any time,”…