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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."
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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