A High Sierra Creek Fire Rescue Fit for an Opera

Harlan Hays wanted to unwind and disconnect from society for the weekend. "I looked forward to not having cell phone service," Hays said. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't been kind to his job as a singer with the San Francisco Opera. Listen to this ar...
Deputy John Erickson, bullet holes in truck

Deputy Recovering, Suspect Identified in Foothills Shooting

Fresno County authorities Wednesday identified the suspected rifleman in the wounding of a sheriff's deputy. Shooting suspect Michael Congdon (Fresno County Sheriff's Office) Michael Congdon, 57, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an hours-long stando...
Photo of emergency responders rescuing boy that got sucked into a storm sewer

Boy Swept in Sewer Sticks Finger out of Manhole and Is Saved

MADISON, Wis. — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southe...
Photo of Thai soccer boys making "Victory" signs from hospital beds

Rescued Thai Boys Flash Victory Signs From Hospital Beds

MAE SAI, Thailand — The 12 boys rescued from deep within a flooded cave in northern Thailand made two-finger victory signs from their hospital beds on Wednesday in a moving video from the isolation ward where they're recuperating from their 18-day ordeal. T...