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Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb calls Mueller an ‘American hero’ and ‘class act’

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in a new podcast that he considers special counsel Robert Mueller to be “an American hero” and “a class act” and does not …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

Undocumented immigrant who saved a toddler dangling from a Paris balcony is a national hero

The video footage is striking: In a matter of seconds, a young man scales four stories of a Paris apartment building to rescue a toddler dangling from a balcony above …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Two men in a truck chase down Texas church shooter: ‘Let’s go’

A barefoot Texas man who grabbed his rifle and opened fire on the gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a small-town church was hailed as a hero Monday, along with …


Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing

A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Spokane nurse saves woman from drowning in Maui

A woman’s vacation turned out to be less relaxing than expected, when the Spokane nurse saved a woman from drowning in Maui.


Four who died among 19 honored by Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

A Colorado physician who was fatally shot while trying to help his neighbor after she was wounded in a domestic shooting is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie …


A miracle save by a homeless man gives him a new beginning

James Pocock was living a quiet, under-the-radar life in the Vermont woods when he suddenly was showered with attention and called a hero, responsible for possibly saving another man’s life.


Lt. Gen. Hal Moore dies; depicted in Vietnam War film ‘We Were Soldiers’

Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. “Hal” Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has …


Homeless man hailed as a hero after reporting backpack bombs in New Jersey

Lee Parker still pictures the explosion that could have happened if he had dropped the backpack he took from a garbage can on Sunday night while a friend bought beer.


100 years ago in Spokane: Woman, hailed as hero, dies from injuries sustained weeks earlier in buggy crash

From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Ella M. Long, 44, of Bluestem, Wash., saved a 2-year-old girl – but paid for it with her life.


Newspaper carrier, teacher earn Carnegie Medal for heroism

A Bellingham Herald carrier has been awarded a Carnegie Medal for heroism for rescuing a co-worker from raging floodwaters. A teacher from Lacey, Washington, was also honored for tackling and …


100 years ago in Spokane: Teen hero pulls toddler from water

From our archives, 100 years ago Jane Elizabeth Williamson, 3, was playing near a “water-filled excavation” near her house at 1103 E. 32nd Ave. She stumbled and fell into the …


Hero not fearful

The man authorities say saved a woman’s life after she jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders’ stadium says he had no fear trying to catch her. Donnie …


Police thank man for heroism

It looked liked just another car stuck in the snow. Summoned from his basement bedroom by his mother, Joshua Myers looked out the living room window and saw a van …


Man rescues toddler from apartment fire

A man is being credited for saving a 2-year-old boy’s life after a fire erupted Friday night in a northeast Spokane apartment. “It’s like a Christmas miracle that this baby …


In Darkness, Light

The teacher stepped in front of the student and took the bullets. A split-second act done, perhaps, without a conscious thought. In Jonesboro, Ark., an entire town grieves. Two school …


Mom Praises Deputy Who Saved Children He Used His Cruiser To Block Fleeing Truck Heading For Kids

A mother is praising a Canyon County sheriff’s deputy who protected her children from disaster on New Year’s Eve. “I thank God for him,” Shawn Wilson said after she heard …


Fire Claims Girl, 9, Who Saved Younger Sister

A 9-year-old girl died Saturday after rescuing her 6-year-old sister and trying to pull her young brother from a fire in their apartment. Brittany Nesser Burger died of smoke inhalation.


Girl’s Trek A Heroic Journey 13-Year-Old Hiked 20 Miles Through Mojave Night To Get Help For Family

A 13-year-old girl who hiked nearly 20 miles through the dark, freezing Mojave Desert to find help for her stranded family was released from a hospital Sunday. The girl, her …


Michael Came To The Rescue, Scout’s Honor

Michael Betts, right, received the Boy Scouts’ Award of Merit after he helped his mother, Paula Lamb, during her first epileptic seizure. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


4-Year-Old Calls 911, Helps Save Her Mother

As Terra Korom began slipping out of consciousness, severely dehydrated, she told her 4-year-old daughter to “call the doctor.” Korom managed to show Kendra the “nine” button, and the girl …


Cop Breaks Date With Mayor To Save Baby

Police officer Bill O’Connell showed up late for an appointment with the mayor Wednesday to receive his promotion to sergeant. But he had a good excuse: The off-duty officer was …


For Hero, The Race That Mattered Was To Save Lives Couple Saved From Fire Despite Rebel Banner

At a time when South Carolina’s emotions run high over the Confederate battle flag, one black man’s indifference to the banner also has struck a chord. Otis Gaither, 23, went …


They’re Sworn To Serve Hayden Men Honored

1. Oath of office. Deputies and civilian workers of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department get ready for a group photo after they took the oath of office, marking the beginnings …


‘Ivan The Wonderful’ Dog Rescues Mom, Daughter After Fire Starts In Redmond Apartment

A favor returned. Taj Brumleve, who is hearing-impaired, gets a lick on the face from her dog, Ivan. She credits the dog with saving her and her 3-year-old daughter’s lives …


Dog Helps Pair Escape From Fire

A deaf mother and her young daughter escaped an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon with the help of their dog. Fire officials say the mother had put her 3-year-old to sleep …


Deputies To Get National Awards For Saving Women From Gunman

Two sheriff’s deputies who plucked a woman and her elderly mother from a gunman’s sights will receive national awards in a ceremony today in Washington, D.C. Randy Strzelecki and James …


Dog That Saved Kids Given Medal Of Valor

A dog that leapt off a balcony to save three children from a poisonous snake has become Australia’s first canine to receive a medal for valor. The Royal Society for …


Drivers Stop To Lift Car Off Boy Passers-By May Have Saved Life Of 7-Year-Old Pinned Under Hood

1. Davin Rose received more than 100 stitches in his scalp. He was released from Deaconess Medical Center Friday. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. On the last day of …


Tot Saved By Gorilla Recovering

A photo from videotape shows Binti Jua carrying the injured boy. Photo by Associated Press