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tv   Action News Special Edition  ABC  August 20, 2016 9:30pm-10:01pm PDT

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giveaway for under-privileged children. more than 500 kids -- scoring some new backpacks -- with much-needed school supplies and books. this is the fourth straight year for the event. organizers say -- it'll help kids start the school-year off right. the event -- also featuring free sports physicals -- and dental exams. students who brought their local library card -- getting the chance to w laptop and printer. the new school year is just around the corner teachers who need to stock up on supplies -- got a chance to do some shopping -- without breaking the bank. the 6th annual -- "sharing is caring consignment sale" -- happening today. teachers from across the valley -- putting hundreds of books -- and classroom supplies up for sale -- at bargain prices. heather tomkowski/director of operations greater las vegas academy 19:06:01 "here in clark county when a teacher takes
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don't have books and supplies for kids. so teachers pay out of their own pocket to pay for these organizers say -- the event has saved teachers -- more than 15- thousand dollars -- since it began. we heard kennedy crying and we couldn't find her. a routine boat ride home -- turns into terror. a toddler trapped -- under this boat. hear the chilling calls to 9- 1-1.
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could we see repeat? good evening -- and thanks for joining us. i'm christopher king -- joined by 13-first-alert meteorologist -- karla huelga. karla -- could this rain be rough enough to ruin any outdoor plans? ad-lib a pacific storm system will pass to our south and as it does drag in cloud cover and moisture. expect chances for rain with
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100 through tuesday. some days could even drop to the upper 90s. california's blue-cut wildfire -- destroys a landmark eatery on route 66. the "summit inn" -- a magnet for classic-car buffs -- and destroys a landmark eatery on route 66. the "summit inn" -- a magnet for classic-car buffs -- and americana fans -- for 50-years. but -- as paul vercammen reports --the former owners -- are left with only memories -- and a pile of ashes. --reporter pkg-as follows-- natsot: "the wine rack, a lot
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machine over there." cecil stephens, longtime owner of the summit inn before he sold it a month ago can't believe the bluecut fire torched his life's work. (cecil stephens, former owner, summit inn): "it makes me sick in my stomach, it's awful 'cause i know every button in that restaurant that was there. every light switch every pipe after 50 years you've had to repair half of that stuff." that's right, a half-century of owning a favorite hangout on route 66 stephens bought the summit inn and restaurant on friday the 13 in 1966, shut food and the history of the fabled route from chicago to the pacific ocean. cecil and his wife of 41 years debbie became the mom and pop of a nostalgia stop for classic car crazed patrons, route 66 worshippers, even locals obsessed with both. (mos/summit inn customer): "there's been many a times when i would sit at the bar right there and have coffee when it was snowing and say i'm not going to work." smoldering
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including elvis presley the summit inn): "so kind stood back and kicked the jukebox lightly said 'maybe next time i come in here you will have one of my records on (laugh).' if you can believe, when i came back i went out and got a everything from ostrich burgers, to banana splits, to the popular hillbilly burger.. (reporter/question): "what's a hillbilly burger? (debbie stephens, former owner, summit inn): "it was sourdough bread tomato, onion it was really good a meal a meal in itself. i mean it was huge." the kitchen now is a pile of charred heartbreak. but perhaps a good omen the summit inn sign still stands.. and the new owners tell cnn paul vercammen, cnn, hesperia, california. a massive fire -- tears through a storage facility in columbus, ohio --
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living in the area -- to run for their lives. firefighters began attacking the blaze -- but were forced to back off -- when they realized the cooling system --contained ammonia. crews were also afraid -- the building might collapse. hazmat teams were called -- while the fire burned itself out. no one was injured. a huge scare for one florida family. what's supposed to be -- a routine boat ride home -- turns into terror -- as the vessel capsizes -- trapping a baby girl. abc's mark remillard -- with the harrowing 9-1 nats - 911 what's your emergency i'm in the river my boat crashed and i have a baby still in the water at 10:30 friday evening cocoa beach police received a frightening call from a mother in distress. nats - you said the boat is completely capsized? it's upside down? yes we're totally upside down and i think my toddler is under the boat. please send somebody the family was returning from dinner with relatives when their vessel struck powerlines. everyone was thrown overboard.
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flipped and i climbed on top of the boat and bryan and sharon pulled me up and we heard kennedy crying and we couldn't find her. with help from a person in a separate boat, four officers quickly entered the water and pulled nearly everyone to safety---except kennedy. dorothy dixon, good samaritan the rescue came very fast, but the mom and dad did everything they could, they were looking under the boat and dad was sitting on the bottom of the boat holding the baby but luck was on their side. searching responders found her and pulled her from the water. god was with us. the group was checked by and this is truly inspiring. chris koch -- on a training run -- born without arms or legs. he's preparing for an upcoming 5-k race -- on a skateboard. and this isn't some stunt. koch even did a full marathon this way -- in 4-hours
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comes from his parents -- who wouldn't allow him to be coddled. we'll be right back. alabama officials -- are
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acid -- somehow ended up in the black warrior river --.killing hundreds of fish -- and tainting the water. investigators say -- an open valve in a containment tank at the american proteins plant -- may be to blame. that same facility has had problems before. more than a-million gallons of wastewater spilled -- back in 2011. flooding in kansas. several people -- rescued -- after rising water traps them in their cars. 7-inches of rain -- falling in just a few hours --.even causing the wall of a building to collapse. no one was injured. ad-lib a pacific storm system will pass to our south and as it does drag in cloud cover and moisture. expect chances for rain with the upper 90s. the system will be out of the
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slightly warmer temps in the low 100s are in store for wednesday and thursday. another system will start to push in and bring breezy winds to the area thursday and friday. the system will bring some milder air in with it, dropping high temps back to around 100 for friday and next saturday. one dog's long-stay in a monday. high temps will hover around 100 through tuesday. some days could even drop to the upper 90s. the system will be out of the area by tuesday morning and slightly warmer temps in the low 100s are in store for friday. milder air in with it, dropping high temps back to around 100 for friday and next saturday. one dog's long-stay in a monday. high temps will hover around 100 through tuesday. some days could even drop to the upper 90s. the system will be out of the area by tuesday morning and slightly warmer temps in the low 100s are in store for friday. the system will bring some milder air in with it, dropping high temps back to around 100
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phoenix shelter -- has workers monday. high temps will hover around 100 through tuesday. some days could even drop to the upper 90s. the system will be out of the area by tuesday morning and slightly warmer temps in the low 100s are in store for wednesday and thursday. another system will start to push in and bring breezy winds to the area thursday and friday. the system will bring some milder air in with it, dropping high temps back to around 100 for friday and next satu one dog's long-stay in a phoenix shelter -- has workers
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home begins. see the lengths these people go -- to find lana her forever family. remember -- chopper 13 is bringing you breaking news fast -- and first. now -- to one woman's devotion
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worker went -- to take care of her. barking dogs at kennel nats this phoenix woman is giving "dog lover" a whole new meaning? nats -- playing with dog whitney steele at the arizona animal welfare league? crafting a clever plot to get lana a new home. whitney steele: "this is lana and she is our longest shelter resident." lana's lengthy stay without any prospects puzzling to the kennel employees and prompting one giant plan?a
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views on social media. sot from facebook live video about sit in: "our director of volunteers//is locking herself in the kennel." whitney steele: "so i started the sit-in on noon on thursday and i actually wasn't done with my meetings for the day so i conducted my meetings in the kennel with lana." their time together?complete with pizza...naps?and of course?snapchat? whitney only getting out of the kennel when lana does? whitney steele: "?she gets taken out for a actually get out of the kennel to stretch my legs." and after 26 hours of snuggling and solidarity? steele's incredible act of devotion finally pays off whitney: hi! barb: hi. whitney: wanna come in? who's this lana? new owner after learning about the sit-in from a friend...barb kerstetter (kerr- steht-ur) went straight to the shelter barb kerstetter: "the minute i family." that was sara haines reporting superheroes of all shapes and
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-- fly in-to springs preserve today. everyone gets in free all weekend long. there'll be superhero-themed movies -- wonder-woman story time -- and even a captain-america magic show. kids can make even their own masks -- and enjoy some free ice-cream. stay with us. we'll be right back -- with a final check of your forecast.
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tonight on "boston ems." up close and personal on the streets of boston. >> dispatched to a car accident. was so shocked, it happened so fast. she got out of the car and she said, oh, i'm pregnant, i'm pregnant and i said, oh, my god, that's e >> they're trying to contain it to that single building. it's very, very windy tonight. with this wind, they could lose this whole block. >> ambulance, 13 boston. >> minute from now, i could be in the middle of complete chaos. >> get out of here, dude. >> hey! >> the area's not safe. >> report of someone in the water. >> ah! >> we got two patients, one's critical. >> oh, my god. >> sliced in his belly. >> you have to move, lady. you have to move. >> we're actually urban

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