SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Every dog has his day and today luck was on Nalu’s side.
Santa Monica firefighters brought the 10-year-old Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu back to life after rescuing Nalu from a burning apartment building.
Firefighter Andrew Klein spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout on the dog, as her owner watched on in desperation.
Today the pooch is recovering after spending 24-hours in an oxygen chamber.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Crystal Lamirande via AP and the Santa Monica Fire Department
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A cancer survivor is fighting back after vandalism hit her southeast Portland neighborhood.
Within the past two weeks, someone has been slashing the tops of convertibles parked on side streets in the Hawthorne area.
Christy, who asked to remain anonymous, says she came out to find a big patch cut out of her car last Wednesday.
Like most challenges in her life, Christy fought back. She posted a note on her car with this message:
“Dear person who cut my car: this year I survived cancer. And I will survive your bull**** too.”
“To come out and see something like this — there is really no excuse, no matter what you think is so wrong with your life, to have to go out and cause hardship for other people,” Christy said.
It turns out, Christy is just one of many others who was targeted.
Phones were ringing off the hook at Beaverton Auto Upholstery where the owner says they’ve recently received at least 12 calls, all coming from the east side of town.Portland police say they don’t have any suspect information or motive behind the vandalism.
Bahamas — A tornado touched down at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas today tossing several airplanes like toys..
Weather officials say a waterspout turned into a tornado for “a few moments” before dissipating.
No one was injured from the tornado and the airport has since re-opened.
New Zealand — Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work to find every tap in your house had been re-plumbed to flow with beer!
That’s exactly what happened to one New Zealand man who fell victim to a practical joke, filmed by his friends.
The pranksters carried out the elaborate operation with the help of a local brewery.
Video of the prank was used as part of a viral advertising campaign.
NEW YORK (AP) – A teenager operating a remote control helicopter in a New York City park has been struck in the head by it and killed.
Police say 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. died Thursday afternoon near a parkway in Brooklyn. They say he suffered a severe head injury.
Enthusiasts are allowed to operate model aircraft in designated parts of Calvert Vaux Park, which features a playground, basketball courts and baseball diamonds.
Pirozek’s father is the vice president of the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club, which organizes flights in the park. He hasn’t responded to requests for comment.
A spokesman for the Muncie, Ind.-based Academy of Model Aeronautics says he believes Pirozek’s death is only the second death caused by a remote control helicopter in the United States.
Key West, Fla — An inventor created paddle boards with LED lights underneath!
42 year old Billy Rossini says he got the idea for the Nocqua 2000 after noticing underwater lights used by Yachts.. and he spent two years perfecting the system.
The design also includes a switch to trigger a SOS strobe.
The Nocqua 2000 costs about $400, and can be ordered online.
KTLA, Long Beach, Ca — Police in Long Beach are facing accusations of excessive force after a video of a man’s arrest went viral on YouTube.
In the video, four police officers could be seen surrounding 46-year-old Porfirio Santos-Lopez while he was on the ground.
The video showed officers striking Santos-Lopez several times with a baton and then tasing him.
A witness, who did not want to be identified, recorded the video on her cell phone.
She and several other witnesses believed police went too far.
But police had a different perspective on what happened.
They described him as being violent and out-of-control.
Police are investigating the arrest.
Fort Pierce, Fla — A group of treasure hunters makes a startling discovery.
Over the weekend they uncovered something… that hasn’t seen the light of day in nearly 3 hundred years!
The company “Booty Salvage” found $350-thousand dollars worth of gold necklaces and and coins…. A quarter mile off the coast of Fort Pierce.
One of the necklaces is worth an estimated 100-thousand dollars!
In total the group found 5 gold coins and 8 gold necklaces.
All of the treasure is believed to be from a spanish shipwreck in the 1700’s.
Astoria, Queens, New York — A surreal incident caught on tape .. as a suspected car thief tries desperately to get away from police.
Even though police and bystanders surrounded the suspected thief… he wouldn’t give up and tried forcefully to escape the situation.
A one point the suspect put the vehicle in reverse.. and smashed into a moped .. nearly running over several people.
In the end, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle.. and tried to make a run for it but he was quickly apprehended.
Police say the alleged car thief was reportedly high on drugs.
Orlando, Fla — A man arrested after he allegedly left his sleeping 7-year old daughter inside his car — while he visited a strip club.
38 year old – Elliut Gonzalez is now facing child neglect charges.
Someone called 9-1-1 after spotting his child inside a car… parked outside the Diamond Club around 1 am Wednesday.
A deputy had to knock on the car’s window multiple times… and then shake the car to wake the child.
Gonzalez allegedly told authorities he didn’t want to go home because of a fight with his girlfriend.