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March 7th, 2014
10:28 AM ET

Minnesota Bus Driver Battles Flames

A Minnesota school bus driver is being called a hero this morning for doing the right thing and possibly saving some lives.

Alfred Lewis was driving four special needs students near Minneapolis on Thursday morning when a heater on the bus began to smoke.

He pulled over and got the kids, including two in wheelchairs and a nurse, off the bus just as the heater burst into flames.

Lewis even went after the flames with a fire extinguisher but wasn't able to put them out.

Luckily, everyone got away safely and another bus quickly arrived to take the students to school.

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April 5th, 2013
05:32 AM ET

VIDEO: See off-duty cop save TSA agent in airport altercation


(CNN) - There's no such thing as an off-duty cop. At least if it's Justin Roberts, there's not.

The police corporal from Pinole, California, was just capping off a family vacation in Hawaii. He was going through security at the Honolulu airport last Saturday, when he felt compelled to spring into action to stop a rowdy security breach.

He had just taken his shoes off to go through the body scanner, when he heard a "loud crash" off to his side, he told CNN affiliate KTVU.

"When I turned around, I saw a woman with her arms flailing, screaming at this TSA agent." He turned back around, thinking security officers would handle the ruckus. They didn't at first.

The disturbance turned into fisticuffs, TSA surveillance camera video revealed. The woman, who was trying to force her way through the security section for flight personnel, lit into the female TSA agent who was blocking her path.

He bounded over a waist-high security barrier and with a quick swoop and a professional takedown, separated the assailant from the agent and immobilized her on the floor.

Watch the incredible video for more on the story.

READ MORE: Cop on vacation halts Hawaiian airport tussle

Filed under: Hero
May 1st, 2012
06:36 AM ET

Perfectly sized firefighter rescues toddler from 20 ft. drain

This morning, people are calling firefighter Rosa Tullis a hero.

One-year-old Donniel Brown fell to the bottom of a 20 ft. storm drain and was trapped. With the opening to the drain only about a foot wide, firefighters only had one option – send in Rosa Tullis. At 4'11", she was the only one who could fit through the opening.

Wearing only a t-shirt and a pair of pants, she was lowered into the drain and rescued the terrified child. The firefighter's heroics left Donniel's grandmother speechless.

Hero firefighter Rosa Tullis talks to Christine this morning on "Early Start" and says despite her claustrophobia, she was trained to handle situations like this. Donniel's mother Tpring Brown also talks to Christine with an update on the toddler's health.

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