Evansville Fire Captain Don Spindler runs out of a burning apartment building at 869 Covert Avenue carrying Aaliyah Frazier, 4, who was unconscious but breathing when found trapped on the second floor of the building Thursday afternoon, September 6, 2011. Her sister, Akeleigh Frazier, 3, and mother, Kristyn Frazier, 24, were also pulled out of the fire and administered CPR before being transported to the hospital. Kristyn died at St. Mary’s Hospital the following day.
Mst. Sgt. Chris Lazar kisses his three year-old niece, Keira Messinger, on the head after homecoming ceremonies for the 153rd Military Police Company at the Governor Bacon Parade Field in Delaware City, Del. on Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2013. The 153rd returned after nine months in Afghanistan assisting and training the Afghan police forces.
Flames kick up higher than firefighters spraying water atop a ladder truck as a fire rages at a commercial garage at 610 E. Franklin Street in Evansville, Ind. on Monday night, July 31, 2011.
Department of Animal Control officer Anthony Crothers holds up a cat by the tail that he originally believed to be an opossum on Monday afternoon, February 7, 2011. The cat had an aluminum can stuck to it’s head and rain matted its fur giving it the appearance of an opossum. While opossums routinely hang from their tails in trees, cats hate having their tails pulled. In just the few seconds Crothers held the cat it whipped around and sunk it’s teeth into his gloved left hand before releasing and running off. Crothers suffered a minor bite wound through his leather glove.
Firefighters clean up as rain falls following a fire inside a trailer along the side on I-95 North near Rt. 896 in Newark, Del. on Friday night, June 13, 2014.
Tamu White (center), her daughter Amira White (left), and sister Temia Holloway (right) embrace after Tamu spoke at a vigil for Jermaine Goins Jr. at the corner of Madison Avenue and Fifth Street in Wilmington, Del. on Wednesday evening, August 7, 2013. Goins was murdered on that corner on Sunday, August 4th.
Dignified Transfer Host Col. Richard G. Moore, Jr. (right) and Senior Service Representative Brig. Gen. Courtney P. Carr salute as an Army carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. David J. Chambers from a C-17 at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Kirsten Thomas (left) holds Sydney Pensky as they mourn the loss of Ashlyn Sisson, 23, and her sister Devyn Sisson, 22, on Friday evening where the sisters died in a single car accident on Paper Mill Road, near Possum Park Road in Newark, Del. on March 21, 2014. Pensky was shocked to learn the police said the sisters were not wearing seat belts.
“They always wore their seat belts,” Pensky said. “They even put on on the dog, Sephora.”
Forest Hill Wesleyan Church pastor Michael Stoelting examines the damage to the inside of his church on the west side of Evansville, Ind. after a fire destroyed it early Sunday morning, January 4, 2011.
Firefighters try to extinguish a lingering fire in one of several old Volkswagen Beetles that were destroyed in a three alarm fire in the back yard of Thomas Wilson’s home at 9301 Old State Road in Evansville, Ind. on Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2011. Wilson was apparently burning something in his back yard when high winds caused the fire to burn out of control and leap to several automobiles and eventually to his home.
Madie Buiano gets caught in the center of a hug-sandwich with Chandler Smith (left) and Ryan Stofa (right) after graduation ceremonies for the Cab Calloway School for the Arts at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Del. on Friday night, June 6, 2014.
Jim and Heather King are greeted by their five-year-old golden-doodle, Maggie, after firefighters rescued her from the King’s burning home on Wednesday afternoon, March 30, 2011. A fire broke out on the second floor of the King’s home at 204 College Highway while no one was home but Maggie.
Vice Presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden thanks Sienna Stocky after she sang “God Bless America” before Biden spoke to hundreds at a rally in Athens, Ohio on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 as part of his campaign with Barack Obama.
Sunny Jo Johnson stops to get a photo with University of Evansville president Thomas A. Kazee before he can hand her her degree during graduation ceremonies for the University of Evansville at Roberts Stadium on Saturday, May 7, 2011.
John Tanzer, dressed as Ohio running back Kalvin McRae, does his best Heisman pose, almost hitting another block partier in the face, on Court Street in Athens, Ohio on Saturday night, November 2, 2008.
Henry Kiesel plays with the machine gun turrets inside the B-24J Liberator at Tri-State Aero on Monday afternoon, August 1, 2011. The Collings Foundation brought the plane to Evansville along with a B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang as part of their “Wings of Freedom” tour. Kiesel flew in a B-24 during WWII as an engineer and said it was his job to pull the pins on bombs before they were dropped over targets. That meant walking a narrow walkway surrounded by explosives with the floor open beneath you as the plane flew over targets. Kiesel was shot down on his fifth mission, captured by the Germans and held as a POW for 15 months.
Tony Woolbright makes his way through the rubble of his home at 3902 First Street Northeast in Holt, Ala. located just outside Tuscaloosa city limits in Tuscaloosa County, on April 30, 2011.
“As soon as we got down to the basement you could hear the roar of the freight train,” Woolbright said. “The back wall got sucked out and it tried to suck us out but we were holding onto a post.”
The family survived and only suffered minor bruising. The room Woolbright’s mother was in was the only room of the house to survive too as her easy chair sat in the corner where his mother road out the storm exactly where it had been before.
“She sat right there and said, ‘the good lord’s gonna take care of me,’ and he did,” said Woolbright. “You know what’s miraculous, her bible was sitting on the desk by the window and her bible didn’t move.”