Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:32:49 GMT
There is a heat advisory until 7pm tonight for most if the Mid South. It's the first one issued since school started. Tonight on WMC Action News 5 at 5, Lauren Squires shows us how people are preventingMore >>
Shelby County is under its first heat advisory since school started, which means players and coaches are being forced to make adjustments. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:49:49 GMT
(WMC) - Police in Mississippi are looking for whoever stole a Boy Scout troop's trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear. The trailer was stolen from a church parking lot in Southaven.More >>
Police in Mississippi are looking for whoever stole a Boy Scout troop's trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:49:24 GMT
(WMC) - A group of Memphis police officers spent Wednesday cleaning up blight in the city. The officers were along South Third Street and Western Park Drive cleaning the community they vowed to serve andMore >>
A group of Memphis police officers spent Wednesday cleaning up blight in the city.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:47:03 GMT
Memphis police are working another driveway robbery case, this time on Wedgewood Street, which is off of Rhodes between Getwell and Cherry. Police say the victim was just returning home, talking on herMore >>
Memphis police are working another driveway robbery case, this time on Wedgewood Street, near Rhodes Avenue, between Getwell and Cherry roads. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Doctors call her a living miracle. Tierney Bourage is a Memphis teenager who defied mother nature and is now defying modern medicine.
Some in the Mid-South call her "Lightning Girl", a super hero name for a super young woman who survived being stuck down by lighting on her way home from school.
Two and a half years ago Tierney Bourage couldn't walk or talk. Now, she is able to fix herself a snack.
The former Southwind High School senior was struck by lightning on her way home from school in 2010. Her survival was nothing short of a miracle.
Her progress since then continues to stun her doctors, therapists, and her mom.
"I'm just so proud of her," said her mother, Barbara Turner.
The bolt of lightning that entered her side and exited her feet damaged a part of Tierney's brain that controls sight, speech, balance, and motor skills.
The damage wiped away the memory of life's simplest tasks.
"(I had) to re-learn it all over again," said Tierney.
Her most recent accomplishment is buttoning her own pants.
"I can put my clothes on, my shoes on, I can comb and brush my hair," said Tierney.
Tierney said she kept practicing until she was able to do it.
Staying positive is among her many challenges.
"And she gets down because she wants to get back to her life... She gets back up and keeps right on going," said Turner.
"I want to do things on my own like I used to before, so that's what keeps me going," said Tierney.
There are more lofty goals.
Tierney plans to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse.
"I'm doing good in rehab and I'm enrolled in college at University of Memphis," she said.
Classes start in August, and fear is not included in the vocabulary she's had to learn all over again.
Tierney said storms do not make her nervous.
"No, thunder and lightning actually helps me to sleep. It helps me go to sleep," she said.
Tierney is a living miracle, and thriving on hard work and faith.
"I have a testimony and I will share it when God tells me it's time to," she said.
Turner is proud of her daughter and her perseverance through the experience.
"You know looking at her, her being my youngest I didn't think she had it in her, but she did, and she does," said Turner.
"God felt the need for it to happen at that point and it did happen, and now I just have to kind of work through it and get back to myself," said Tierney.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:48:03 GMT
(WMC) - Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill. According to the affidavit, the church's security director noticed the card wasMore >>
Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:51 GMT
(WMC) - Chinese cyber thieves victimized at least six Mid-South hospitals and doctor's offices. Personal data for 4.5 million patients could be in the wrong hands right now. Investigators think the criminalsMore >>
Personal data for 4.5 million patients could be in the wrong hands right now. Investigators think the criminals accessed social security numbers, names, birthdays, phone numbers, and physical addresses.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:45:16 GMT
(WMC) - An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus. Police say two men, one armed with a handgun, took personalMore >>
An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:10:16 GMT
(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Magic Tank = WISE BUY!Think of Magic Tank as a $30 'insurance policy' for your gas tank.It's a half-gallon petroleum derivative. Translation: it won't explode while you keepMore >>
The get-you-to-the-next-stop gas substitute = WISE BUY! More >>
Friday, August 12 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-08-12 16:55:30 GMT
Police have charged six people Friday in connection with a meth bust in Lake County, Tenn. Brian Davis, 35, of Tiptonville was charged with possession of schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:47:34 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis City Councilman is calling a crime meeting Wednesday morning after falling victim himself. Lee Harris's car was burglarized this week. It's just the latest in a string of crimes on MudMore >>
A Memphis City Councilman is calling a crime meeting Wednesday morning after falling victim himself.More >>