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Good Samaritan

Bill Gerow (left) with Christopher Marshall (right) (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Saves Man’s Life On Long Island Rail Road Train

Bill Gerow learned CPR as a Boy Scout, yet somehow those long ago instincts kicked in aboard an LIRR train in a moment of crisis.

08/18/2014

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L.I. Law Proposes Protection For Those Rescuing Children In Hot Cars

A new law being proposed on Long Island aims to protect Good Samaritans from being sued from breaking into a vehicle to rescue a child under 8 years old, CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported.

07/31/2014

Surveillance photo of car that nearly rolled into traffic in Deer Park, Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Stops Car With Kids Inside From Rolling Into Traffic

A Good Samaritan stepped in to save a car with three young girls inside after it began to roll out of a gas station parking lot and into oncoming traffic.

05/14/2014

The Coast Guard rescued three boaters following a fire near the Shinnecock Inlet on Sunday. (Credit: CBS 2)

Three Rescued After Boat Bursts Into Flames Near Shinnecock Inlet

Three people were on board a boat that burst into flames near Shinnecock Inlet on Sunday. After the boat caught fire, the group jumped into the water and had to be rescued.

04/06/2014

Kitty Genovese

Questions Persist On 50th Anniversary Of Kitty Genovese’s Murder

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of one of New York’s most infamous and most studied crimes.

03/13/2014

Ila Isabel McCourt's parents are searching for a Good Samaritan who offered her coat after the woman gave birth on a NYC street (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Couple Seeks Good Samaritan Who Helped Deliver Baby On NYC Street

A New York City couple is in search of a good Samaritan who offered her coat to the woman after she gave birth on an Upper East Side street.

02/26/2014

East Moriches Accident

Volunteer Firefighter Credited With Saving 2 In Fiery L.I. Crash

A Long Island good Samaritan was being hailed for his bravery Tuesday night, after rescuing a couple from a burning car.

12/24/2013

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Suspect Linked To Sex Assault Predicated On Return Of Wallet

A man arrested this past weekend was linked to a sexual assault in which he allegedly posed as a good Samaritan returning a woman’s wallet.

12/23/2013

David Ayala helped two officers save a woman from a burning vehicle. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Good Samaritan Helps Rescue Woman From Burning Vehicle

The incident occurred on Middle Country Road and New Moriches Road in Lake Grove around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

11/22/2013

Police investigate an attempted rape in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Queens College Student Attacked While Returning Home From Halloween Party

The suspect apparently followed the victim after she got off the bus and ambushed her on the corner of 152nd Street and Melbourne Avenue in Flushing, investigators said.

11/01/2013

A sports utility vehicle that became fully engulfed in flames after a crash on the Long Island Expressway. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: L.I. Man Rescued By Good Samaritan Just Before Car Bursts Into Flames

John Boisseau, 37, of Sound Beach was driving on the Long Island Expressway when he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and struck a tree near exit 55 in Brentwood around 2 a.m. Friday, police said.

10/18/2013

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Good Samaritan Rescues Toddler Who Fell On Metro-North Tracks

A toddler was saved by a Good Samaritan Tuesday morning, after she fell onto the Metro-North train tracks in Westchester County.

07/09/2013

Central Park Attempted Rape

Police: Man Posing As Good Samaritan Attacks Woman In Central Park

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday as a 30-year-old woman was walking along the jogging path at 64th Street and West Drive, police said.

07/03/2013

Janixia Soto is credited with acting to save her toddler brother when a fire broke out. (credit: CBS 2)

Older Sister Credited With Saving Little Brother From Brooklyn Building Fire

Janixia Soto was holding her little brother on their fire escape but could not go down to the street because a ladder was broken. So the 11-year-old decided to drop her little brother into the arms of good Samaritans below.

06/06/2013

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Report: Connecticut Man Charged In Tragic Death Of Garden State Parkway Good Samaritan

Authorities say icy conditions caused a driver to spin out Saturday afternoon on the highway in Lacey Township. Four men in a van, including Espinoza, stopped to help the driver push her car to a safer location.

03/17/2013

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