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CHILI, NY - A postal worker was in the right place at the right time to save a family from a burning home.
"Yesterday was the first day I had been on that street ever," says Barb Langdon.
Langdon's morning trip down Chili's Golden Road is one she won't forget.
"Saw black smoke coming out of the chimney and it just didn't seem right," says Langdon. "Within seconds it just blew out through the porch."
A blaze ripped through the Chili house, trapping 4 people inside, including 2 children and an elderly woman.
"I was outside and I just kept screaming the baby's name to come toward my voice," says Langdon.
It was no use, but Langdon was able to find the elderly woman.
"I pulled the curtains out of the window and put them on the ground and dragged her out through the window and then took my coat off and wrapped her up in it because it was so cold out," says Langdon.
Firefighters arrived in moments and rescued the children and the other adult.
"Being a grandmother myself, of course it's very upsetting," says Langdon.
Langdon says she was the only person in the area when the fire broke out.
"It was pretty much a godsend because I always take my morning break," says Langdon. "Today, I don't know why I didn't but I didn't."
A woman who struggles to move kept going, and helped to save 4 lives.
"I need total knee replacements on both knees," says Langdon. "I never thought about it. It wasn't something you think about, you just do. I don't think it's that. I think anybody and everybody would have done the same thing."
Friday, January 25 2013, 11:27 PM CST
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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