Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:21:40 GMT
(WMC-TV) - 6-foot-2 combo guard Jimmy Whitt of Hickman High school in Columbia, Missouri picked the Razorbacks over Missouri.Whitt held more than 25 offers including one from the University of Memphis.More >>
Six-foot-2 combo guard Jimmy Whitt of Hickman High school in Columbia, Missouri picked the Razorbacks over Missouri.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:12:03 GMT
(WMC) - Property and domestic violence crime stats are on the decline in Shelby County, but violent crime is rising. Technical problems with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations database delayed countywideMore >>
Property and domestic violence crime stats are on the decline in Shelby County, but violent crime is rising.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:53:47 GMT
(WMC) - Crews are responding to an abandoned apartment fire in South Memphis. Chopper 5 images show flames coming from West Fay Avenue and Kansas Street. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for updates. CopyrightMore >>
Crews responded to an apartment fire in South Memphis on Tuesday night. More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Eight to ten weeks for his bone to heal, after that Kevin Ware is not sure when he can return to the basketball court.
Louisville Sophomore Guard Kevin Ware sat down with local and national media Wednesday afternoon for the first time since he broke his leg on national TV in the Elite 8 matchup against Duke.
Ware said he wants the fans to know he's going to be okay and is amazed at the outpouring of support. So is his coach Rick Pitino and mother Lisa Junior. Both couldn't believe all the personal well-wishes he's received in the last few days.
"You're the coolest guy I know in Louisville," said Pitino when he learned First Lady Michelle Obama called Ware. "I said the President's pretty cool, but Michelle Obama she's the real thing, now. Kevin that was unbelievable." While that call also impressed Ware's mom, it was a call from Kobe Bryant that Ware said left him speechless. "It doesn't matter how old you are or what the situation is everybody cares. That really touched me."
Ware explained the play he where he went down was one he experienced with the very same Duke player when the two teams met in an early season tournament in the Bahamas. "When I went to contest the shot it was like I normally do. I kind of jumped like I should have blocked the shot because I jumped so high, but I guess I just landed wrong and I didn't see where I landed so that's what caused the injury."
It wasn't until Coach Pitino came over, gave an odd look and Ware saw his bone sticking six inches out of his leg that Ware said he realize what happened, but even then, "I kind of felt like stuff like this doesn't happen for no reason. There's a reason behind everything, so I'll soon find out the reason will be. It's just a process I'm ready for."
Ware's first mission was making sure his team knew they had to keep going. "What was going through my head? I'm going to cry. My team's going to be devastated and we won't win this game or I'll just try to say some words that will get us through and they beat Duke by 22, so I think my words got through good enough."
Ware hasn't set a timeline for when he will be back with on the court again, so he's found a new hobby named after his injury. "Yeah. Scar. It's a little pit bull," he told the group while Coach Pitino smiled and covered his face.
"We have a connection already. We're like best friends. I felt like I'm going to need something to do, someone to entertain and I felt a dog was perfect for that situation."
This weekend though, someone will have to baby sit for Ware because he will be with his team in Atlanta. This time he says he doesn't have any words of encouragement. "I don't think I have to tell them anything honestly. I think they'll just look over to the bench and see me sitting there. That will be all the motivation we need."
Ware said he didn't even know the team was headed to the Final Four until Monday. He said he was so medicated from his surgery he doesn't even remember Pitino visiting him in the hospital.
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:59:02 GMT
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. Police say a Huntsville mother found a 19-year-old man hidingMore >>
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. The case is shedding light on some of the dangers of social media. Police are urging parents to do more when it comes to monitoring their children's accounts.
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 >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:39 GMT
(WMC) - An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday. The child has been sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. His father was reportedly asleep on the couch, according toMore >>
An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:59:32 GMT
(WMC) - A DeSoto County mother is desperate to find her missing child. She has video of her daughter leaving the family's home with an unknown person. Flyers with 15-year-old Katie Little's picture canMore >>
A DeSoto County mother is using everything in her power to try and find her missing child.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 >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:44:44 GMT
(WMC) - A Mid-South family was robbed in their own driveway and police are searching for those responsible. WMC Action News 5's Ben Watson is gathering the details about the most recent driveway robbery. TuneMore >>
A Mid-South family was robbed in their own driveway and police are searching for those responsible.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:29 GMT
(WMC) - A secret phone call helped a mother and her children avoid being kidnapped. The children's grandmother says she's still trying to figure out what happened. "My son and daughter-in-law came overMore >>
A secret phone call helped a mother and her children avoid being kidnapped.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:55:15 GMT
(WMC) - Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday. The park'sMore >>
Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:49:36 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis man was arrested after police say he held a FedEx contractor's truck hostage for unpaid wages. Memphis police arrested 61-year-old Phil Tuggle on Saturday, August 16. Tuggle is accusedMore >>
A Memphis man was arrested after police say he held a FedEx contractor's truck hostage for unpaid wages.More >>