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'I got my kids first, and then I thought about my ribs'

'I got my kids first, and then I thought about my ribs' »Play Video
Robert Wright

A mother and her 6-year-old son are now recovering in a hospital after a fire ripped through their Fresno apartment early Tuesday morning.

One of their neighbors said he got his kids out first - then grabbed ribs he had on the barbecue.

Godzilla El Nino vs. the blob: 'The mighty Godzilla will prevail'

Godzilla El Nino vs. the blob: 'The mighty Godzilla will prevail'
A large size figure of Godzilla in a diorama is on display at Cheepa's gallery in Tokyo.

Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.

Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean

Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean
Hurricane Jimena churns in the Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station. (Photo: NASA / Kjell Lindgren)

Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.

Huge swarms of bats amaze onlookers

Huge swarms of bats amaze onlookers »Play Video
In the Sacramento, California area -- a mass flight of bats called a "Bat-nado" by some can only be seen during the summer months. And experts say bat season arrived earlier this year. Anjali Hemphill reports.

Alaskan land surveyor shares pictures of crumbling coast

Alaskan land surveyor shares pictures of crumbling coast »Play Video
Thawing permafrost in the Arctic Circle is causing house-size chunks of land to fall into the sea.

Licensed land surveyor Daryl Moistner shares pictures of his work along the Alaskan coastline. 

People claim to see angel in photos of Ohio church fire scene

People claim to see angel in photos of Ohio church fire scene
Faith Church caught fire in Washington Court House, Ohio on Aug. 30, 2015. (Courtesy Bret Knicely)

At Faith Church on Old Chillicothe Road in Fayette County, a photograph has the congregation wondering if it is being watched over by something heavenly.

Rattlesnake bites boy, 5, at Arizona park

Rattlesnake bites boy, 5, at Arizona park
Photo via NBC News

A 5-year-old boy was bit by a rattlesnake Friday morning at a public park, according to a fire department spokesperson.

'I don't want to see another Alison tragedy'

'I don't want to see another Alison tragedy' »Play Video
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were murdered in the middle of a live interview by a former reported fired from the station in 2013. Their interview subject was wounded but survived.

A day after their colleagues were shot to death, the staff of WDBJ-TV observed a moment of silence for the victims.

Thousands of bats take over school gym

Thousands of bats take over school gym »Play Video
Halloween is weeks away, but you wouldn't know it at an elementary school in Missouri. Bats -- thousands of bats -- are haunting the attic in the school gym. Kadee Brosseau reports the problem is so bad, students have to take P.E. somewhere else.

Documents: TV shooting suspect had a history of racial complaints

Documents: TV shooting suspect had a history of racial complaints »Play Video

The man suspected of killing a Virginia reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday morning reportedly wrote in a document faxed to ABC News that the killings were a reaction to the murders of nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina church in June.

Former co-worker shoots, kills TV reporter, cameraman live on TV

Former co-worker shoots, kills TV reporter, cameraman live on TV
The crew was conducting a live interview when the shooting took place.

Shots rang out on-air as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were presenting a local tourism story live on morning television.

Both victims died as a result of their injuries.

Utah brothers born with rare deformity

Utah brothers born with rare deformity
1-year-old Max Woodward and 4-year-old Payton Woodward. (Photo courtesy Woodward family / KUTV-TV)
If you look closely, there is a difference in the hands and feet of 1-year-old Max and 4-year-old Payton