Pregnant woman rescued from burning car by Louisiana photojournalist

Louisiana photojournalist Patrick Perry came to the rescue of a seven-and-a-half-month pregnant woman in a burning car in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 30 August. Perry was travelling to cover a story with his WBRZ co-worker, Brittany Weiss, when they came across the car burning at the side of a road. This video, shot by Weiss, shows Perry carrying the woman out of the car from the passenger side and away to safety. According to Weiss, the woman was hospitalised and was in a stable condition. The baby was unharmed, Weiss said. Aug 31, 2016

Police investigation after four-year-old thrown off bridge into river

Two people reportedly received citations from police in Washington on 24 August, after a four-year-old was thrown off a bridge into a river. According to local reports, a woman described as the boys mother was cited for reckless endangerment and man was cited for the same as well as criminal trespassing. The boy was reportedly uninjured in the incident. Aug 31, 2016