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Man Sentenced For Killing Good Samaritan At July 4th Party

A 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.

08/19/2015

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Good Samaritan’s Truck Stolen By Man Fleeing Cops

It’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.

06/26/2015

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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.

06/25/2015

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1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker’s Murder

Minneapolis 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.

06/24/2015

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Police: Good Samaritan Beaten In Wis. After Trying To Help Motorist

Police say a 66-year-old man was beaten in suburban Milwaukee after stopping to help a motorist push a car.

06/09/2015

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Bill Would Aid Injured Good Samaritans

A 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.

03/05/2015

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3 Twin Cities Men Save Woman From Freezing To Death

Three 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.

01/04/2015

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Good Samaritan Rescues Mother, Infant From St. Paul Blaze

A 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.

07/29/2014

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Man Honored For Jumping Off Cliff, Saving Kid In St. Croix River

A good Samaritan who jumped into action was honored Wednesday for his heroism. In May, Calvin Vang, 11, fell into the St. Croix River while fishing in Taylors Falls. The boy’s uncle drowned trying to save him. But a bystander was able to leap from a 30-foot cliff into the raging river and pull Vang to safety.

07/16/2014

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Should The Good Samaritan Law Be Changed?

A state representative will look into changing Minnesota’s good Samaritan law. The action comes on the heels of a WCCO story about Lauren Radziejewski. She is a nurse who felt like she paid a penalty for stopping to help after witnessing a car accident earlier this year.

07/08/2014

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Good Samaritan Feels Punished For Doing A Good Deed

A Good Samaritan witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. in late April. The woman who helped got a surprise a few weeks ago, a hefty bill, and she’s now appealing to the state. “I sort of immediately sprang into action mode,” Lauren Radziejewski said. Radziejewski said she didn’t think twice about getting out of her car to help after seeing the accident.

07/07/2014

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Man Pulled From Burning SUV Thanks Good Samaritan

A Minnesota man pulled from his burning car is getting the chance to thank the man he calls his hero. Michael Johannes was trapped inside his SUV after it caught fire Sunday night on 35W in New Brighton. He frantically tried to free himself, but the doors wouldn’t open.

07/01/2014

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Good Samaritan Saves Man From Burning Car In New Brighton

Authorities said a Woodbury man saved another man’s life Sunday after pulling him from a burning car on I-35W in New Brighton. The Minnesota State Patrol said the incident happened at about 6:40 p.m. on I-35W and County Road D.

06/30/2014

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Former Marine Foils Purse Snatcher In Blaine

A would-be thief who picked the wrong woman to mess with is in jail. Blaine Police say he tried to snatch Kathy George’s purse outside a Cub Foods on Tuesday. She is still shaken after the tussle. “It felt uncomfortable from the start,” George said.

06/11/2014

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Good Samaritan Rescues Woman From Pond In Rogers

A 45-year-old woman was rescued by a good Samaritan Monday afternoon after her car went off the road and plunged into a holding pond in the northwest Twin Cities metro, according to police. Rogers Police said the incident happened just after 4 p.m. Monday on eastbound Interstate 94 near Highway 241 between Rogers and St. Michael.

04/15/2014

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Good Samaritan Chased Down ‘Scum Of The Earth’ Who Punched Boy, Stole His iPad

Police say cell phones and other mobile devices are being stolen more often, but a violent robbery involving an 8-year-old boy had some people shaking their heads and a Minneapolis man leaping to action.

03/12/2014

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Man Who Kicked Robber In The Face Says He’d Do It Again

A good Samaritan who kicked a robber in the face says he couldn’t stand by and watch his neighborhood store getting robbed.

03/11/2014

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Man Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting Death

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder, in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who was trying to help him. Devon Derrick Parker was charged Monday afternoon in the incident. And this isn’t his first run-in with the law. Parker has several past felony assault charges against him. He was in court Monday for one this past September. In that case, he’s accused of assaulting medical professionals and officers who were trying to get him to a hospital because he was too drunk to function.

02/03/2014

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Just Because Dogs Have Coats Doesn’t Mean They Can Handle Extreme Cold

The weather has been frigid to say the least, and it’s about to get worse. But the concern over the cold isn’t just about us, it’s about man’s best friend.

01/03/2014

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Good Samaritan Reflects On Tragic Accident That Killed 1, Took His Leg

For more than a year, Keith Barnes has undergone physical therapy to get back to what he loves to do — cut hair. Barnes stopped at an accident scene in December of 2011 to help a woman who was involved in a rollover accident. He was carrying the woman to safety when a drunk driver hit them. He suffered seriously injuries and his left leg was amputated below the knee.

10/18/2013

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Good Samaritan Reunites Dog Missing In BWCA With Owners

A dog that went missing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for two weeks is back home with his St. Paul family.

08/01/2013

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Woman Who Spent Night In Partially Submerged Car Recovering

Nancy Breberg was lost, creeping along on slippery roads in search of the suburban hotel where she was meeting her husband when her SUV slid off the road and down an embankment onto an icy pond. For the next 18 hours, the 67-year-old woman was trapped, praying for help as water seeped over her feet and temperatures plunged into the teens.

01/14/2013

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Minnesota Man Who Lost Leg Helping Stranger Honored

A St. Louis Park Good Samaritan who lost a leg helping a stranger along the freeway has been honored.

04/12/2012

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Man’s Life Saved Minutes After Helping Strangers In Wis.

Just minutes after changing a flat tire for strangers on a Wisconsin interstate, a Good Samaritan needed life-saving help from the very people he just met.

11/07/2011

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Woman Whose Brother Was Shot Charged With Robbery

The sister of a man shot and killed by a Good Samaritan earlier this month has been charged with aggravated robbery.

10/28/2011

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