[Exhibit A: screenshot of TV segment shows crime scene]
USA Today is using more video from Gannett's 23 TV stations to stand out in a crowded news market. But as this occasional Gannett Blog series shows, some of the videos aren't quite ready for primetime.
In Knoxville, Tenn., resident Cassie Rogers managed to get WBIR to report that someone stole Christmas gifts from her parents that had been delivered to her front porch. The thieves left only the shipping boxes behind.
"I couldn't believe somebody would actually do this, especially so close to Christmas," Rogers told the station.
Mind you, this isn't a trend story, where gangs of thieves are raiding front porches across the nation. Heck, as WBIR notes, this isn't even a trend in Knoxville; it's the first such incident of the year!