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Old 07-15-2017, 09:13 PM
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Default Ex-convict misses job interview to save motorist

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Old 07-15-2017, 10:20 PM
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We need to see/hear more of these stories on the news!!!! News accounts often report so much negativity that people are afraid to leave their homes or trust their children to play outside! Good people are all around us! Good people are in jails/prisons as well!
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I agree. The story gave me goose bumps. There is never a wasted opportunity to start over and do the right thing. People need help. None of us have gotten as far as we have without help.
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Its good to hear a positive story.
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Subject: Ex-convict misses job interview to save motorist; community rallies behind him
By MORGAN WINSOR Jul 15, 2017, 3:34 PM ET

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Aaron Tucker was on his way to a job interview in Connecticut on Wednesday in hopes of turning his life around after serving nearly two years in prison.

The 32-year-old father had hopped on a public transportation bus near a halfway house in Bridgeport, where he's been living since June after serving a prison sentence for a weapons charge. The bus was traveling through Westport when Tucker saw a serious car crash that left a vehicle overturned, according to ABC station WABC.

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Floodwater in New Orleans is contaminated with E. coli bacteria, a city official told CNN Tuesday.
The official in Mayor Ray Nagin's office declined to be identified.
The failures of the levee system after Hurricane Katrina's onslaught left about 80 percent of the city flooded with water up to 20 feet deep -- water that became a toxic mix of chemicals, garbage, corpses and human waste.

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What a great story! He's proof that a person can have a conviction & a conscience. I'm so glad they featured that story. The world needs to see positive stories about life after crime instead of so many negative stories about life of crime.
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Different states, different standards. Here in Utah once you have a record, you're evil beyond change.
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