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Murder Owl 2

"All of my friends are kidding me now. They think this is real funny that I got attacked by an owl." — Memphian and self-described "bird man" Neal Cordell telling WREG's Bridget Chapman why he wears a batter's helmet when he goes outside to fetch his morning newspaper these days.

While Cordell didn't get a good look at the assailant who left him with a bloody head, talon marks suggest fowl play. This kind of attack hasn't been reported in Memphis since 2013, when Fox 13's giant monster beat reporter Lauren Lee tweeted about a 20-lb bird-beast with a 5-foot wingspan then terrorizing residents of the High Point neighborhood in East Memphis.

The so-called "Murder Owl" even took a swipe at Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, who described it as having "the wing span of a Buick" and as being the biggest thing she'd ever seen in her life.

Could it be this flying ball of malice and feathers has returned for a terrifying sequel? God help us all.

Col. Tom's Office

Interiors of a Nashville-area structure that once served as an office for Elvis' colorful manager, Colonel Tom Parker, are being dismantled. The site will be bulldozed this week and is the future home to an automated car wash.

New[s]Speak

"Reporters, editors, and photographers create real news. Journalism you can trust." The Commercial Appeal advertises its values while gutting its newsroom, laying off reporters, editors, and photographers.

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