Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:49 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:49:10 GMT
San Francisco 49ers leading wide receiver Michael Crabtree has had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Crabtree was operated on Wednesday, one day after suffering the injury during an organizedMore >>
Crabtree was operated on Wednesday, one day after suffering the injury during an organized team activity.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:43:34 GMT
St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins has been suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The 338-pound Watkins was a fifth-round pick lastMore >>
Watkins is expected to contend for playing time this season and is eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >>
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:37:13 GMT
The Chicago Cubs have placed reliever Shawn Camp on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right big toe and recalled RHP Rafael Dolis. The 37-year-old Camp has struggled this month and gave up a grandMore >>
The right-hander is 1-1 with a 7.56 ERA this season, including a 10.13 ERA in six appearances in May.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Hollywood hits home this week with the nationwide theatrical release of "The Blind Side," the remarkable true life story of a Mid-South family and its adopted son. The story became a New York Times bestseller before being turned into a movie.
The film starts Sandra Bullock in the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy, a Memphis woman whose family adopted an African American teenager from Hurt Village. That teen, Michael Oher, experiences the culture shock of upper crust white suburbia while taking a remarkable journey.
"Michael Oher was walking the streets of Memphis, Tennessee and society had deemed him worthless," Tuohy said. "He had been labeled as homeless for all practical purposes."
Oher ended up attending high school at Briarcrest. As a gigantic left tackle who protected the quarterback's "blind side," Oher became a highly sought-after college football prospect who went on to star on the gridiron at Ole Miss.
Then, this past April, Oher was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Draft.
"You take a child like that and you bring him in, and you love him, and you clothe him, and you feed him, and you just give him the basic necessities, and it's just amazing the transformation that takes place," Tuohy said. "So you just have to go: how many Michael Ohers are on the street?"
Memphis City Schools counts at least 1,500 students like Oher: homeless and hungry.
Leigh Ann and her daughter, Collins, recently took a tour of Memphis Family Shelter, where 16 homeless mothers are currently staying with their children. Though she is an animal lover, Leigh Anne is outraged that more attention is given to the situation at the Memphis Animal Shelter than to the hundreds of kids who need help now.
"I'm sorry that we're not feeding an animal," she said. "We're not feeding children. I mean there are children who go to bed every night in Memphis hungry. And if you don't think there are, it's like you said so eloquently earlier, get off the Poplar corridor. Take a left, take a right. Find something."
Tuohy advocates adoption, but concedes it's not possible for every family. The Tuohys, however, insist that each of us have gifts to share - no matter how small - with less fortunate children:
"If you get them new school books every year, or if you make sure they have their clothes cleaned once a week, we just have no idea the kind of impact that the small things have on children," Collins said.
"We've got names and names of kids that need help," Leigh Anne added. "If we all could just diversify a little bit, I think it'd have a tremendous impact on the city, and maybe we wouldn't hear so much about the racial problems. I think we could solve a lot of those if we all did something minor just to be involved."
Leigh Anne's family did something so loving that people all over the world will now come to know about it. Viewers of The Blind Side will see a Memphis love story that needs real life sequels.
"Everywhere you look in Memphis you'll find children like that," Leigh Anne Tuohy said. "I think that's an unfortunate thing, Is that how many Michael Ohers are there out there?"
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>