Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.Full Story >
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
They were spending the evening cooling off with a late-night swim in a nearby pool, but Wednesday night turned out to be anything but routine for a group of teens who helped save a mother and her two children trapped in an apartment fire.
The teens were swimming just before midnight when they said they saw smoke billowing from the top of a two-story complex about 150 feet away near 7th Street and Bell Road.
Their curiosity heightened when they heard a woman scream.
"We ran over to see what was going one, and by the time we got there the fire was getting pretty bad," Justin Rose said. "Then we see a lady open a window and screaming, 'Help! Help me!'"
Rose and his cousin, John Gallup, ran to the complex and told the woman to drop her children to them.
"We said, 'We will catch you. Trust us,'" Rose said.
The woman dropped her 3-year-old son first, and then her 6-year-old daughter. Rose and his cousin handed the kids to John's sister, Allana Gallup, and Caitlin Bildilli.
Then, the woman began throwing down some of her personal belongings, Rose said, including a laptop, cell phone and other personal belongings.
She surprised the teens when she suddenly jumped, but John Gallup said he was able to grab her upper body and cushioned her fall. She suffered a minor scrape to her knee.
Phoenix Fire Battalion Chief Mike Sandulak said six of the eight units in the complex were destroyed by the fire.
He said it was lucky that no one was hurt in the swift moving fire. A Phoenix fire company was only three minutes away, he said, and was familiar with the complex, which helped them successfully beat the fire.
The teens were still trying to grasp exactly what they did early Thursday morning.
Justin Rose said firefighters told him that the survival rate of a child falling from a second-story level was 30 percent to 40 percent without someone helping, and 40 percent for an adult.
"If you were to take those odds and they would have just jumped, their chances of survival would be very slim," Rose said.
He said it was hard to describe how it felt that they might have saved somebody's lives.
He said the incident was definitely an adrenaline rush that left him shaken, and that he probably wasn't going to sleep.
"If we weren't at the pool, it could have been worse," he said.
John Gallup said he felt "amazing. It's the best feeling I've ever had, and ever will, most likely."
Bildilli and Allana Gallup said the children were surprisingly calm. They took them to a nearby park, where the daughter said she was concerned about her pet fish in the apartment, and the boy simply said, "My house is on fire."
They said the mother was more emotional, tightly hugging them and the kids and saying, "Thank you. God bless you."
Sandulak said no cause for the fire had been determined.
The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross was helping the six residents find
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Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >