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Laguna Hills dog-attack heroes to be honored

April 14, 2009 |  5:12 pm

Ktla_newsHere are some of the stories that KTLA News is working on this evening:

DOG-ATTACK HEROES TO BE HONORED: Four Laguna Hills residents will be recognized at the City Council meeting tonight for aiding a woman who was attacked by three dogs Dec. 18. The bullmastiffs, owned by a resident on Terra Bella Avenue, mauled a 61-year-old woman who had to undergo eight hours of surgery after the attack. No charges were filed. Ed Barnard, who was attacked by the dogs before the woman was mauled, is one of the four neighbors who will be recognized for aiding the woman. Armed with shovels and sticks to distract the dogs, residents Jim Warren, John Miller and Lee Apel all went to the woman's aide.

PORSCHE PLUNGE: A speeding Porsche plunged about 400 feet down a sheer slope on Little Tujunga Canyon Road this morning before exploding in flames.  Incredibly, a female passenger suffered only minor injuries and managed to climb to safety and summon help.  The man who had been driving the Porsche was airlifted to a hospital with injuries to his chest and lower back. He also complained of difficulty breathing. The cause of the crash was under investigation.