Sunday, December 8 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-12-08 23:47:26 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It was a busy weekend for tow truck drivers as cars slid out of control on roadways when winter weather hit the area. For tow truck drivers like Champ Halam, closing business was not an optionMore >>
It was a busy weekend for tow truck drivers as cars slid out of control on roadways when winter weather hit the area.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-08 23:29:17 GMT
(WMC-TV) - In Arkansas, electric crews are working overtime to restore power to Entergy Arkansas, Inc. customers. More than 1,000 people were in the dark at the peak of the storm in Poinsett County andMore >>
Electric crews are working overtime to restore power in Memphis and parts of Arkansas.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-12-08 23:05:55 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A second round of winter weather moving into the Mid-South caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County. The icy conditions caused multiple accidents overnight on I-385More >>
A second round of winter weather caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County overnight.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:39 AM EST2013-12-08 15:39:36 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning. Just before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 14 South in Brighton. When they arrived,More >>
A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-12-08 05:30:07 GMT
(WMC - TV) - On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub. "Today is his birthday, he got killed on his birthday," said Linda Vaughn about herMore >>
On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub.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.