Saturday, December 7 2013 12:49 PM EST2013-12-07 17:49:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 6,000 MLGW customers are without power Friday afternoon. According to the MLGW map, there are 127 outages. If you have an emergency to report to MLGW, such as a downed power line,More >>
Thousands of customers were still without power as of Friday night, according to the MLGW power outage map.
Only about 200 people were without power Saturday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:23 PM EST2013-12-07 04:23:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning. Public works crews laid sand and salt on bridges and overpasses all day Friday,More >>
Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:22 PM EST2013-12-07 04:22:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Fire Department is responding to a report of an overturned church bus in North Memphis. The accident happened at Jackson Avenue and Warford Street on an overpass. Action News 5More >>
A church van overturned on an slick overpass Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:21 PM EST2013-12-07 04:21:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Sometimes you are just hungry, and sometimes you just have to get out and get food no matter what the weather is doing. "Really don't like getting out in it but you gotta do what you gottaMore >>
Sometimes you are just hungry, and sometimes you just have to get out and get food no matter what the weather is doing.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:11 PM EST2013-12-07 04:11:05 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Race officials announced the St. Jude Marathon will be canceled. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the latest. Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.More >>
Race officials announced the St. Jude Marathon will be canceled due to safety and weather concerns. The decision was made early Friday night after an entire day of wintry weather.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Abe, the bald eagle that was shot earlier this month in Hardeman County, died over the weekend.
Abe was discovered by a driver on the side of the road. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers say it appeared as though someone shot him in mid-flight.
The eagle underwent a four hour surgery to repair a shattered leg and broken wing. He was recently moved to the Raptor Center at Shelby farms where he was set to go through rehab.
"This is our national bird," veterinarian Dr. David Hannon said. "Some idiot with a shotgun blew it out of the sky. That's just appalling there are people who would do that."
Dr. Hannon named the adult eagle Abe after Abraham Lincoln.
Mid-South Raptor Center Director Knox Martin has dedicated his life to birds.
"First of all, it's rage. The fact that somebody out there, just because they have a gun, they think they can shoot anything that walks or flies," said Martin.
Martin said Abe made it through surgery well, but he just could not bounce back.
"It never showed any real improvement, it never ate on its own, it never really stood up or perched," explained Martin.
Abe's body is now en route to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Eagle Repository in Colorado.
The bird may be dead – but the symbol of national pride lives on.
"Then they are sent out to various Native American tribes and individuals who have requested eagle feathers or parts for religious ceremonies," said Martin. "So this bird, even though it's dead, it'll be utilized many ways by many different people."
Wildlife officers believe the bird was shot on purpose. It is a federal offense to shoot an eagle. As of right now, there have still been no arrests. If you have any information that leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a $7,500 reward.