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The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash...Full Story >
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French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...Full Story >
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Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
The man who pulled a woman from the railroad tracks in Bossier City over the weekend moments before a train came through says he isn't a hero. He doesn't even want to be identified. He says what he did on Saturday was instinct, and police say it saved the woman's life.
Bossier City authorities are still investigating the wreck, which happened around 8 p.m. Saturday night near a railroad crossing in the 3600 block of Industrial Drive.
A man working nearby told police that he saw a woman driving her Kia Optima westbound on Industrial Drive at a high rate of speed when it left the road in a curve right before the crossing. The car went into a ditch and then onto the railroad tracks where it stopped.
The witness told investigators that the driver tried to drive off the tracks as a freight train was approaching, but it wouldn't budge. That's when he helped the woman get out of the stuck car, "I told her she needed to get her seatbelt off and get out of the car, all of a sudden the train was coming, blowing the horn," the witness told KSLA News 12.
The engineer told police he started trying to stop when he saw the car on the tracks.
"When the train started blowing it's horn, it turned into a different ball game from there, you kind of go into survival mode at that point," the witness said.
He explained that he pushed her out of the car and jumped out of the way, with only seconds to spare before the train smashed into the car. Police say the train dragged the car a hundred feet down the tracks.
Both individuals survived the accident, but the man who saved the woman insists he was simply in the right place at the right time, and acted on his instincts. "If it was my wife [in that situation] I wish someone would return the favor," he said.
The 45-year-old driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries she received when her car ran off the road.
Police think alcohol played a role in the wreck. According to Bossier City Spokesman Mark Natale, the woman was not booked into jail and they are waiting for the results of a blood alcohol test to come back from the crime lab to decide whether she will be charged with a DWI.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >