Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Birds of a feather flock together, and in some areas of Nashville the groups of starlings and robins are so large they're causing a nasty mess.
And it turns out there's a good reason for it.
"I wish I had a hose," said David Gibson, a resident in the Sylvan Park neighborhood.
Gibson's car has been bird bombed and badly needs a wash.
"Super gross - just not what I want it to look like," Gibson said.
For Gibson and his neighbors in Sylvan Park, there's really no getting around the robins and their droppings.
"It's wreaking havoc around here on cars, on the ground and everything like that," said Richard Kirk, wildlife program manager with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The birds flew in more than a week ago, and bird experts say it's a winter phenomenon.
"Some species of birds will fly far South as they need to go to get warmer weather and food," Kirk said.
But recent mild weather in Middle Tennessee is just what they're looking for. Robins, starlings and black birds move in massive flocks. They travel in numbers for defense, even creating synchronized patterns that can number in the tens of thousands.
There are several known large roosts in Nashville. The Eastside, Hillsboro Village and even Vanderbilt University has had bird problems before.
"It makes me feel better to know other people's cars look similar to mine," Gibson said.
But if they choose to take over the trees in your neighborhood, take cover.
Experts say the massive flocks can be hard to break up. Last year, crews at Vanderbilt even tried using fireworks and cannons to scare the birds away.
The flocks should disperse as soon as the weather starts to get warmer up North, which is usually in late March.
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Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >