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Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of "black boxes" to...More >>
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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state flew into Israel to press top-gear efforts for a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657...More >>
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Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.More >>
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The Alabama All Star Sports week is now underway in Montgomery. The best high school athletes from across the state are competing in 8 different games throughout the week. Venues around the city are preparingMore >>
The Alabama All Star Sports week continues in Montgomery. The best high school athletes from across the state are competing in 8 different games throughout the week.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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