Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-12-11 11:41:09 GMT
Little information is being released on a water main break that's causing issues for Evansville Water customers on the west side. We do know the break happened on W. Franklin St. on Tuesday. We're expectedMore >>
We do know the break happened on W. Franklin St. on Tuesday.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Leigh Anne Tuohy is a private person with a very public story, thanks to the movie The Blind Side and its OSCAR winning performance by Sandra Bullock.
Now, Sandy, as Leigh Anne calls her, is the one with a public story, and Leigh Anne is talking about it for the first time, exclusively with Action News 5.
"You're the only one I've talked to, and I don't want to talk to anyone else about it," Tuohy said during a recent interview.
Tuohy was talking about Sandra Bullock's decision to adopt a baby boy from New Orleans. The decision make international headlines following the sex scandal involving Bullock's soon-to-be ex-husband, Jesse James.
Bullock won an OSCAR for portraying Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side, the story of a white Memphis family who adopts an African-American teenager by the name of Michael Oher.
Now it's life imitating art. Or is it?
"I don't think my experience influenced her one bit," Tuohy said. "I could tell you that it did, but I would be absolutely lying if I said that. You know they were already in the process of adopting - looking into it"
Tuohy said Bullock's decision to adopt an African-American baby, who she named Louis, had nothing to do with their relationship, and anyone who thinks race was a factor has it all wrong.
"I know that those are exterior forces that force people to have issues," Tuohy said. "We don't see them. People don't have the guts to say something like that to my face. Sandy was looking to adopt. She wasn't looking at color or sex it just happened to be an African-American male, young man."
Though Tuohy doesn't believe she had a direct influence on Bullock, she is part of the superstar's inner circle, and knew about the adoption long before the rest of the world. In fact, we caught up with her just hours before she flew to join Bullock for Mother's Day.
"I've known about Louis," she said. "I've seen pictures of Louis. But tomorrow's my first up close and personal visit with him."
Bullock kept the adoption secret. Now that she's starting a new life, away from Jesse James, Tuohy hopes she can turn her private experience into a public message.
"I want to take it to the next level and, you know, team up with her somehow, with her, and Louis and Michael, and I and make a major push for adoption," she said.
Tuohy said she knows The Blind Side has changed thousands of lives.
"I know literally of several hundred kids that were adopted because of The Blind Side," she said. "We would have done it for one."
And now that Sandra Bullock is focused on one, Leigh Anne Tuohy is supporting her girlfriend during one of the most exciting times of her life.
"Right now, I think she's still trying to get her feet on the ground, you know, figuring out how to be a mother," Tuohy said.
But Tuohy is not giving advice changing diapers.
"No, because my husband did that, so I would not offer my advice to anyone," she said. "I don't do well with little babies, so I don't dole out advice. She'll probably be the one offering me advice!"
Since the success of The Blind Side, Tuohy has been the country speaking about adoption. Her commencement address at CBU this past weekend was carried on C-SPAN, and she is writing a book with her husband, Sean.
And, Tuohy hinted in our interview there's something much bigger still to come.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-10 22:22:57 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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