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 >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-12-08 02:02:08 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Shelby County remains in a state of emergency Saturday evening. Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come. They say whenMore >>
Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come.
They say when storms come in waves, the second round can be much worse because of what is already on the ground. More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 8:57 PM EST2013-12-08 01:57:27 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. More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 8:50 PM EST2013-12-08 01:50:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Did you get the bread and milk before the ice hit? This guy did. And from the looks of some of our social media viewers ... they did to. We want to know what your loaf of bread is doing now.More >>
Did you get the bread and milk before the ice hit? This guy did. More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 8:47 PM EST2013-12-08 01:47:10 GMT
(WMC-TV) - All the direction signs were removed from the St. Jude marathon route after officials canceled it. There were no water stops or first aid stands, but hundreds of runners hit the roads to finishMore >>
All the direction signs were removed from the St. Jude marathon route after officials canceled it. There were no water stops or first aid stands, but hundreds of runners hit the roads to finish what they came to Memphis to do: run.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Mississippi hunters set a record Sunday when they found a 13-foot-long alligator in the Mississippi River.
The animal weighed 727 pounds breaking the previous record of 698 pounds, according to a wildlife biologist. The oversized reptile was captured in the Mississippi River near the Big Black River in Claiborne County. Click here for more pictures.
Although, a couple of Oxford hunters were not too far behind the record. Their catch missed the mark by about a foot in length and 120 pounds in weight.
Oxford alligator hunters Dylan Williams and Roman Kling tracked down a scaly creature that weighs more than the two of them combined.
"We didn't have any idea he would be a 12 foot, one inch ... 575 behemoth," said Williams.
On Friday the duo combed the Pascagoula River in South Mississippi for the state's opening weekend of gator hunting. Kling was randomly picked to hunt alligators.
For these two, the hunt was for sport, but it can also help manage the population. Others sell the meat and hide. Both Williams and Kling hunted last year, but never expected to reel in a near 600 pound gator like this one – especially with bow fishing equipment.
"You're riding around and you're shining your big Q-beams at night and you can see their eyes shining and it's kind of an orange red color," said Williams. "We don't see that many gators around Oxford, but it was pretty cool when you get one. And the locals that seen them all the time are in awe like ... 'Those things really live out there.' "
As for what is left of the massive gator, Kling will get the head and Williams has agreed to take what's left of the hide.