'It's definitely rewarding:' Jane Lew volunteer firefighters stay committed after 76 years

'It's definitely rewarding:' Jane Lew volunteer firefighters stay committed after 76 years

The second-oldest fire department in Lewis County, the Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department, is committed to helping those in times of need. Also known as Company 2, the fire department was chartered May 9, 1941, and can respond if needed with two engines, a fire truck called a quint that includes an...


Austin Girl Scout to get National Lifesaving Award for saving her father's life
Austin 360

Sylvie Mider is a life-saver. Officially. The 11-year-old Barton Hills Elementary School fifth-grader will get the National Lifesaving Award Medal of Honor from Girl Scouts this spring for her cool head and quick thinking when she was camping with her father and brother at a Boy Scout camping trip at Camp Green Dickson in Gonzalez last April.

Man with 7 kidneys donates 5 kidneys

Jay Downing, 48, had a rare condition that meant he was born with seven kidneys – five more than the average person. Six of the kidneys were tightly packed in his left and right abdonimal cavities while a seventh was located closer to his posterior. Mr. Downing wasn’t even aware he had the condition until he got whiplash and went for an X-Ray.

Man rescues baby from Montecito mudslide debris

A man says he dug a baby out from four feet of mud after massive mudslides hit Montecito early Tuesday morning. Berkeley Johnson said he and his wife, Karen, climbed up to their roof at around 3 a.m. after boulders and mud came crashing through their home, sending mud 8 feet up their staircase.


Police recover $37K of stolen collectibles, make arrest
Victoria Advocate

In late December, Ruben Flores returned from a two-week hospital stay for diabetes-related complications with his daughter to find a shelf of comics gone from their shop. Midnite Rambler Collectibles, 503 E. North St., borrows its name from the elder Flores' DJ handle, which he used during his decadeslong career broadcasting in Victoria. According to the Victoria Police Department, police recovered an estimated $37,000 of comics and action figures from A+ Movies, Games and Thrift Store in the...

Local family saves jumper from Cable Bridge

Kennewick Police are praising the heroic actions of a brother and sister who saved a woman from almost certain death. Sunday night at about ten, a woman was standing outside the rail of the Cable Bridge ready to end her life by leaping in the frigid Columbia River. Davion Campbell and Kyliyah Davis stopped to help while many other drivers passed by. Campbell reached across the rails and held the woman in his arms to keep her from jumping until the police arrived.

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