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The Real Island Fire Department says homeowners are picking up the pieces after a fire that occurred on Saturday at Lake Martin. Officials say they believe the fire was started by lighting in the atticMore >>
The Real Island Fire Department says homeowners are picking up the pieces after a fire that occurred on Saturday at Lake Martin.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:31 GMT
President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:03:33 GMT
The U.N. commission investigating war crimes in Syria says President Bashar Assad's government is committing the bulk of atrocities inside the war-torn country, exceeding the toll from the horrific massacres...More >>
As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:03:13 GMT
A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.More >>
A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:48:40 GMT
A 12 News Defenders Investigation into pedestrian safety at Alabama State University prompted action Tuesday morning. At 6:30 AM, workers blocked off the streets at North University Drive and South Jackson Street More >>
A 12 News Defenders Investigation into pedestrian safety at Alabama State University prompted action Tuesday morning. At 6:30 AM, workers blocked off the streets at North University Drive and South Jackson Street for workers to repaint the faded crosswalks.More >>
PEORIA, AZ (CBS5) -
Manny Martinez is sitting on the back porch of his Goodyear home, quietly reading scriptures from the New Testament.
Martinez has never considered himself a religious man, but he recently saw the light -- literally.
"I was walking towards it, and my mom told me to go back. She's been dead for 20 years," said Martinez.
In February, Martinez went to a movie at the Arrowhead Mall Harkins, settled in with a popcorn, and then personally provided the drama.
"He flat-lined four times," said Rebecca Alvarado, Martinez's sister.
"I was trying to figure out how we were going to move him and where," said Karen Vargas, a nurse who was sitting a few rows in front of Martinez.
Realizing that Martinez was suffering a heart attack, Vargas quickly started CPR by giving Martinez non-stop chest compressions.
"I think it's the reason he's alive today," said Alvarado, who nominated Vargas for CBS 5's Pay It Forward program.
Vargas' fellow nurses at Banner Thunderbird applauded as Alvarado presented Vargas with the $500 reward.
Manny Martinez said he may go back to finish the movie once he's feeling stronger.
This time, he said he'll skip the popcorn.
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