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KNX Hero Of The Week: Nursing Student Saves Child From Choking

Nursing student Barbara Decker, of Mission Viejo, happened upon an emergency situation a few weeks ago that put her training to the test.


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OC Dispatcher Helps Daughter Perform Heimlich Maneuver On Choking Mother

Two daughters will have their mother for the holidays, thanks to an Orange County Fire Authority dispatcher who helped save her from choking on mini marshmallows.



Riverside Police Officer Hailed For Saving Choking Baby

The child was turning blue when the officer arrived.


Christina Schulz, an Orange County homeless woman, is being called a hero after saving a stranger’s life. (credit: CBS)

Homeless Woman Hailed As Hero For Saving Stranger In Distress

An Orange County homeless woman is being called a hero after saving a stranger’s life.


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Rescuers, Family Members Help Save Choking Baby In Pico Rivera

A Fallbrook baby boy who nearly choked to death over the weekend is alive, thanks to the heroic actions of family members and rescuers.

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UCLA Student Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Choking Party Guest

A UCLA fraternity member has been arrested for the attempted murder of a female party guest at the Theta Chi house.


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2 LAPD Officers Credited With Saving Life Of 83-Year-Old Woman

Two LAPD officers who patrol the Topanga area are being hailed as heroes for helping save the life of a 83-year-old woman.


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Postal Worker Charged In Alleged Child Choking Incident

A veteran postal worker accused of choking an 11-year-old girl who taunted him has been charged with two misdemeanor counts.

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Lakers’ Jordan Hill Pleads No Contest To Assault Charge On Ex-Girlfriend

LA Lakers forward Jordan Hill pleaded no contest Thursday morning to assault charges on a former girlfriend.


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Sheriff’s Deputies Save Baby Girl From Choking To Death

Authorities say a 15-month-old girl was saved Friday night when sheriff’s deputies kept her from choking on food at Bonelli Park in San Dimas.



Officers Save Toddler From Choking Two Days Before Christmas

It may have been an early Christmas present, but it will likely be one that one West Covina man will never forget.

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20K IKEA Cribs Recalled Due To Entrapment, Choking Hazard

About 20,000 SNIGLAR cribs in the U.S. and 6,000 in Canada from IKEA have been recalled because the four bolts provided with some of the cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough.


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Children’s Hospital Warns Christmas Toys Pose Choking Risk

In the wake of over a quarter of a million toy-related injuries last season, safety groups are urging parents to use caution when shopping for their kids’ toys this Christmas.