Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:36:56 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:50 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power...Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
On Thursday night, a fire ripped through a Phoenix home. Now we know more about who - and what - was rescued from the burning house: a married couple, 22 dogs and a monkey.
"We have no idea what happened," said Chris Koudelka.
She said she and her husband were watching TV Thursday night when they noticed smoke outside. The house was engulfed and the flames came billowing out of the attic. But Koudelka and her husband managed to not only get themselves out safely, but also their furry friends.
"We have six dogs and I was babysitting my friend's dogs while they're on a cruise and they have a herd of Chihuahuas," Koudelka said.
She said they had a total of 22 dogs in the house; and then there's Jewel, who has a personality all her own.
"That's the first thing I did, I grabbed her and ran for the door because it was engulfed in nothing but a few minutes," Koudelka said.
Jewel is a marmoset monkey, and is her husband's service animal.
"She goes everywhere with us, she's one of the family," said Gary Mitchell.
He said he has PTSD and Jewel calms him so he doesn't get panic attacks.
"Keeps me mellow, so things like this aren't supposed to bother you," Mitchell said.
And Jewel must be good at her job.
"It's overwhelming because I've lived here for 42 years so there's a lot of everything," he said.
The house is a disaster zone, covered in 3 inches of water and soot and smelling like smoke and charred memories. But the couple is staying strong, reminding themselves that what they saved is priceless.
"I'm holding up pretty good, the critters are all OK, the monkey's OK, everything else can be replaced," Koudelka said.
No one was hurt in the fire and they still don't know the cause. The couple will be staying in their RV for a while; as for the pets, Koudelka said they're happily playing as if nothing happened.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >