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UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Homeless ‘good Samaritan’ gets probation in GoFundMe scam

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years’ probation in a …


Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the …


Woman who helped motorist killed in Port Orchard hit-run

The Washington State Patrol says a woman who stopped to help a stranded motorist was struck and killed in a hit and run in Kitsap County.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

Harrison Ford comes to the rescue after car accident

Senior Officer Matt Alonzo says Harrison Ford and his friend came to the driver’s aid and acted as good Samaritans.


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Good Samaritan produces stunning victory in Jim Dandy

Trainer Bill Mott said at midweek there were enough reasons for Good Samaritan to try the Jim Dandy Stakes, even though the field included the winners of the Kentucky Derby …


Thief steals from good Samaritans while they try to rescue man from river

Puyallup Police say that while two good Samaritans were trying to rescue a man who had fallen into the Puyallup River, someone stole their wallet and keys.


Oregon man, bystander help save a man’s life, police say

Police are calling an Oregon man a hero after he helped distract a man who was attempting suicide while police pulled him to safety.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Man pleads guilty to killing couple who tried to help him on Montana road

A Wyoming man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder and other crimes for shooting a couple and wounding their daughter when the family tried to help him …


Woman helps officer in fight by jumping on suspect’s back

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man’s back to help the officer …


WSP: Good Samaritan killed, two injured helping stranded drivers

Washington State Patrol is urging people to be careful when helping stranded motorists, after two separate accidents on Snohomish County highways left one good Samaritan dead and two others injured.


Firefighter pays struggling family’s $1K electric bill

A suburban Detroit firefighter has paid off a struggling family’s electricity bill of more than $1,000 after responding to a call at their home.


North Pines school student lauded for helping during fire

Eighth-grader Kyra Wickstrom reacted to a distraught mom’s request for help without hesitation on Wednesday. The woman, a stranger, wanted someone to take her kids away from the scene where …


Police seeking witness to hit-and-run crash

The Spokane Police Department is looking for the “good Samaritan” who attempted to stop a driver after a collision at Third Avenue and Freya Street last month.


Bystander aids officer when suspect attacks

A Spokane police officer was attacked early Sunday by a domestic violence suspect who trapped him in a chokehold until a bystander intervened. Sgt. Kevin King said the officer, whom …


Fairfield rallies for care center

It happens all the time in small towns across America. The last big employer closes up shop and the town slowly fades away. But residents of Fairfield are determined that …


Town rallies for center

It happens all the time in small towns across America. The last big employer closes up shop and the town slowly fades away. But residents of Fairfield are determined that …


Man pulls unresponsive driver from burning car

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 …


Philadelphia Story Of Kind-Hearted Cop Finds Old Woman Dead, Mails Holiday Cards

Police Officer Aisha Perry went beyond the call of duty when she mailed a deceased elderly woman’s unfinished Christmas cards and packages. Photo by Associated Press


Man Beaten, Robbed After Trying To Help

A man who said he was trying to help a woman who had neither coat nor car was robbed and beaten so badly that he needed facial surgery. The victim, …


Grandma ‘Guilty Of Kindness’ Woman Convicted For Feeding Parking Meters For Strangers

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Couple’s Kind Gesture Inspires Young Man

Luke Anderson, 16, Spokane


Far From Home, Mariner Fans Given Real Bronx Cheer

They would enjoy the best and endure the worst of what baseball in New York can be. Two young women from Moses Lake, Wash., 19-year-old Jessica Ferguson and 18-year-old Michelle …


Good Deeds When Friends Gather, Hungry Get Help Food Bank Started When One Man Shared Fish With His Pals, Talked Them Into Creating Community Event

Spirit Lake Santas, from left: Caroline Stanton, Joy Porter, Shirley James, Lee Stanton, Betty Corkery, Brad Pendleton, Terry Moore, Lloyd Wetmore, Nancy LoPresti, Patsy Kroetch and Leslie Marshall. Photo by …


The Best Gesture Is Lending A Hand

There are moments in life when you need help. Maybe a little help at just the right time. Or a lot of help, over a long period of time. Regardless, …