A City Says Thanks: 5 Great Things This Week

Including some precious photos, retrieved
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2015 5:16 AM CDT
In this photo provided by BarkPost.com, Christopher Wilson, left, pets Bretagne as her owner Denise Corliss, watches in New York.   (Wheaton Simis/BarkPost.com via AP)

(Newser) – Not all the news was doom and gloom this week. Here are five of our favorites from the opposite camp:

  • A 9/11 Hero Gets Her Due: Of the approximately 100 rescue dogs who searched for survivors in the 9/11 rubble, only one is known to be still alive. And this week in New York City, Bretagne got a hero's welcome.
  • Couple's Photos of Late Son Stolen, Erased—Returned: When thieves ransacked the home of a Massachusetts couple, they stole a digital camera and erased all the images—including those of the couple's late infant. Police not only nabbed a suspect, they used special software to get those images back.

  • Daring Rescues Give Lions Freedom: Thirty-three lions who lived under awful conditions in South American traveling circuses have only one more trip to make, and it will easily be the best one of their lives. Next month, they will be airlifted to a sanctuary in Africa, thanks to the one crucial ally.
  • Now LeBron Is Helping Educate Parents, Too: Through his foundation, LeBron James helps kids in low-income families get a good education. Now, he's doing something for their parents, too—though like the kids, they've got to keep up their end of the bargain.
  • K9 Cop Saves Woman on Bridge: A K9 officer didn't have to rely on man's best friend to help a distressed woman, but his police dog's leash definitely came in handy. Some quick-thinking on the officer's part, and deft use of that leash, kept the woman safe on a traffic overpass.
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