Good Samaritan

Coon Rapids Man Who Died Trying To Save Nephew Among Carnegie HeroesA Coon Rapids man who died trying to save his nephew from drowning last year is one of 22 people being honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. Twenty-one-year-old Tou Hu Vang jumped into the St. Croix River to save his 11-year-old nephew, Calvin Yang, on May 25, 2014. The two were fishing near Taylors Falls when Yang slipped and fell in the river. It took searchers five days to find Vang's body. Yang was rescued by a Good Samaritan soon after he fell in.
St. Paul Man, 18, Accused Of Shooting Good Samaritan In The ChestAn 18-year-old St. Paul man has been charged with allegedly shooting a Good Samaritan in the chest earlier this month.
Police: Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Good SamaritanAn 18-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of a man trying to break up an apparent robbery in St. Paul.
Troopers Seeking To Honor Good Samaritan Who Helped Save Semi DriverThe State Patrol is looking to recognize the heroic deeds of a good Samaritan who helped save a driver from a burning semi earlier this week.
Man Sentenced For Killing Good Samaritan At July 4th PartyA Brooklyn Center man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for the murder of a Good Samaritan at a Minneapolis Fourth of July party. Joseph Lee Smith, 25, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Cabrie Young, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Good Samaritan's Truck Stolen By Man Fleeing CopsIt's something many of us wouldn't think twice of doing: Stopping along the road to lend a helping hand to a driver in the ditch. At least that's what Brent Morris thought he was doing when he spotted trouble while on his way to work early Thursday. But what Morris didn’t know is that the man in the ditch was being pursued by Wright County deputies just minutes earlier.
Police: Man Assaults, Steals Car Of Good Samaritan A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he assaulted and stole the car of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him when he crashed into a ditch in Wright County.
1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker's MurderMinneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.
Police: Good Samaritan Beaten In Wis. After Trying To Help MotoristPolice say a 66-year-old man was beaten in suburban Milwaukee after stopping to help a motorist push a car.
Bill Would Aid Injured Good SamaritansA WCCO story has prompted a state representative to propose a change in the law to help Good Samaritans. Last summer we reported on a nurse practitioner who stopped to help after witnessing a car crash. She felt penalized when she was stuck with a hefty bill after needing medical attention herself.
3 Twin Cities Men Save Woman From Freezing To DeathThree men in Minneapolis saved a woman who might have frozen to death on New Year's Eve. The three say they never hesitated to run toward the screams and help.
Good Samaritan Rescues Mother, Infant From St. Paul BlazeA Good Samaritan saved a mother and child from a raging house fire in St. Paul Monday night, and investigators believe it was a clear case of arson. Rick Johann was able to rescue the woman and her 7-month-old infant girl through a window.