What's News Today: Tuesday, December 22
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Two young bald eagles are being returned to the wild following their recovery from injuries. The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagles today at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County... Just east of Richmond. One eagle was found in Pulaski County in September. A large fish hook was found in the eagle and was surgically removed five days later. The other eagle was found in Albemarle County, unable to fly. Both eagles will be outfitted with transmitters so their travels can be tracked.
Families at the Roanoke Rescue Mission are getting ready for Christmas. This week the Mission has several activities and celebrations planned for the men, women and children in shelter. This morning they will be decorating gingerbread houses, followed by Christmas caroling in the Dining Room for other shelters guests during lunch. The day will end with cookie decorating at 6 p.m. They are asking for cookies and treats to be enjoyed during the annual Christmas feast. You can drop them off at the Mission today through Christmas Eve.
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be back in court for an appearance before a military judge in North Carolina. An Army news release says an arraignment will be held Tuesday at Fort Bragg for Bergdahl, the soldier who disappeared in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years. The Army recently announced that he will face a general court martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. If convicted, Bergdahl could get life in prison on the misbehavior charge and up to five years for desertion. Bergdahl's May 2014 release in exchange for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay touched off a firestorm of criticism, with some in Congress accusing President Barack Obama of jeopardizing the nation's safety.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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