Posts by Kevin Dolak

  • Kitten Taken in by Baboon at Israeli Zoo

    Kevin Dolak at ABC News Blogs2 yrs ago

    At a petting zoo in Israel, a baboon has adopted a tiny kitten who recently strayed into its cage and then refused to leave.

    The baboon now cares for the kitten, rarely letting the feline out of her sight. Footage shot at the zoo shows that the baboon even checks the kitty for fleas, according to The Associated Press.

    Zoo officials told local news website Walla that although the baboon is caring for the cat as it would its own infant, the two are a complex pair that do not always get along. Often the baboon can be seen stealing the kitten's food, officials said. If that thievery continues, the pals will have to be separated, the zoo's manager told Walla News.

    Until then, the unlikely pair will continue to enjoy each other's company.

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  • Randy Travis 'Spooked Out' Caller Who Found Singer on the Road

    Kevin Dolak at ABC News Blogs2 yrs ago

    "Hello. On on the road from 377 to Valley View and I just found a guy laying on the road," the caller says.

    "Is he responsive?" the dispatcher asks.

    "I haven't gotten out of my vehicle yet, I'm staying in my vehicle just to make sure."

    "Are you OK?"

    "I'm spooked out," the caller says.

    Police laterfound Travis shirtless on the side of the road and arrested him for allegedly driving while intoxicated.


    Police say the 53-year-old country superstar was involved in a single car accident, and then took a nap on the side of the road. Authorities said there was a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication."

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  • Jet Blast Sends Teen Airborne

    Kevin Dolak at ABC News Blogs2 yrs ago

    Tourists and locals at the half-Dutch/half-French island's Maho Beach, which is famous for its close proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport, regularly seek a cheap thrill by standing as close as possible to the runway as planes fly over the beach, taking off and landing. The beach and the 7,000-foot runway are separated by a thin, two-lane highway.

    Tourists with beers and cameras often hold tight to a nearby fence as the jet engines that can easily produce winds of more than 100 mph whiz by. One teenage girl was no match for the roaring engine and went airborne - her head slamming against concrete - as a JetBlue plane took off.

    The video shows the teen with her arms flailing and hair going wild in the wind. She quickly goes airborne and crashes, head-first, into a low wall. The girl, whose name and age is unknown, is reportedly OK after the incident, but she has a deep gash in her head. Another teen tourist reportedly broke his leg.

    The incident, which was caught on video and posted to YouTube, is just the latest reminder of why signs warning people about the dangers are posted at the end of runway. The signs note that jet blasts can cause injury or death.

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