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Bodycam video shows officers rush in to save man from burning home

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By KT

Savannah-Chatam Metropolitan Police Department(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — Dramatic bodycam video captures officers rushing in to save a man from a burning home in Savannah, Georgia, early Friday morning.

In the video, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers can be heard screaming for the resident to come out of the home. The officers then break the windows in an attempt to save the person still inside.

While the bodycam video does not show the actual rescue, officers managed to locate the victim and pull him out, according to police.

“I am so proud of the bravery our officers showed today,” said Downtown Precinct Capt. Cary Hill. “Danger was all around them, and they still did what they had to do to save a life. That’s what officers do.”

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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Police officer wrestles 12-foot Burmese python into submission: Video

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By KT

Twitter / Pembroke Pines PD(PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — A 12-and-a-half foot Burmese python was no match for the law Thursday night in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Officer Joey Cabrera struggled singlehandedly with the massive reptile in a fight captured on video. Cabrera was victorious.

An off-duty United States Customs and Border Patrol officer had spotted the snake along a roadway and notified police. Cabrera was first at the scene and quickly managed to secure the reptile. Once backup units arrived, the snake was taken to a police substation where a licensed python removal contractor euthanized it.

On Friday, Pembroke Pines Police Department tweeted out a warning, “Snakes are not an uncommon sight to Floridians, but Burmese pythons are an invasive species & a real threat to local wildlife, pets, and even children. If you see a snake please do not approach it. If the snake is a danger to you or the surrounding area contact 911.”

Burmese pythons are not venomous, but they can bite people as well as wrap themselves around their prey to crush them.

Carol Lyn Parrish, the public information coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), told ABC News that her agency “wants to engage the public to help in removing this invasive species and even offer classes to the public.”

FWC has an Exotic Species Hotline, 888-483-4681, that people can call if they’ve spotted a Burmese python.

ABC affiliate WPLG-TV contributed to this report.

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At Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, "Mudbound" star Mary J. Blige says singing as a child "set me free from all of the negativity"

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By Stephen Iervolino

Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Mary J. Blige had two things to celebrate Thursday: her 47th birthday and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During the ceremony, the singer and star of Mudbound gave a passionate testimony, recalling how singing as a child became her refuge in a dangerous environment.

She said, “When I was a little girl growing up in the projects, I just loved to sing. And I wanted to sing because it set me free from all of the negativity and all of the confusion that was happening outside of our home…we had love in our home. But when we stepped out that door, it was hell. And we learned how to survive.”

The “Love Yourself” singer also praised her mother, calling her “a survivor” who raised her and her two siblings on her own while holding down three jobs.

In addition, Mary recalled what kept her going through tough times as an adult.

“I wanna thank God for this moment…There’s been times that, in my career, that I didn’t even want to step out of my house because I was hurt so bad,” she admitted.

“God gave me the strength to keep stepping and keep my head up, regardless of what anybody thought about me. Regardless of what was being said about me. Regardless of who hated me or who didn’t.

“My skin is tough,” she added. “I walk out. I can handle it.”

You can watch Mary’s Hollywood Walk of Fame address now on YouTube.

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TTR Weekend Weather Update

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Temperatures will drop below normal Today with a light freeze expected Saturday morning over the Hill Country and I-35 corridor north of San Antonio. Another cold front moves in on Saturday, bringing another round of cooler air and a hard freeze to areas north of Highway 90 Sunday morning. A quick return of moisture to the region will lead to a low chance for showers beginning Monday night. Much cooler temperatures along with a chance of rain and a wintry mix could be possible for the north half of south-central Texas on Tuesday.

Today: Cooler, sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows around 30. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 5 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 20 to 25 after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 25 to 30 in the morning.

Sunday Night: Not as cool. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Monday Night: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

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