Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:28:06 GMT
(WMC) - All but two of the more than 30 teen who escaped a juvenile detention center in early September have been captured. A Mid-South woman, who asked us not to use her name, says her 17-year-old sonMore >>
All but two of the more than 30 teen who escaped a juvenile detention center in early September have been captured.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:10:32 GMT
(WMC) - A man rescued from his sinking car in DeSoto County flood waters thanked the Horn Lake firefighter who saved his life. Only on WMC Action News 5, hear his terrifying story and find out why he couldMore >>
A man rescued from his sinking car in DeSoto County flood waters thanked the Horn Lake firefighter who saved his life.More >>
(WMC-TV) - With a little more than two weeks into 2014, some Mid-Southerners may already be regressing on their New Year's resolutions.
But for some in the Mid-South, their goals for the upcoming year mean more than going to the gym or keeping a balanced checkbook. For those with plans regarding serious health resolutions or honesty revelations, it is not an option to fall back on what they promised to themselves.
Action News 5 asked for your stories on our Facebook page, and below is what they shared.
Ditching the machine and finding a kidney
Sometimes a standard checkup will give back results that doctors deem anything but ordinary. Brian Jones of Bartlett knows personally.
"I've had kidney disease for about 10 years now. In November of 2012, I went in for a routine biopsy and had some complications with the biopsy and spent a week in the hospital … It was determined at that time to start dialysis," he said.
The life-long Mid-Southerner started dialysis, which is a treatment that substitutes healthy functions for a failing kidney, immediately. It requires Jones to be hooked up on a machine for nine hours each night.
Managing hook-up time remains tricky for Jones as he must make sure to get the full hours in and make it to his day job as a wireless salesman.
A bigger challenge: taking his family to Disney World this past summer. Walking around the magical theme park with his wife, Kendra, and 9-year-old daughter did not mean taking a vacation from connecting to the machine.
"Health wise, I actually feel great," said Jones, who successfully toured Disney—completed by having a photo made of the family with a life-sized Mickey Mouse. "[Now] I am actually going through the process of getting on [the] transplant list."
Receiving a kidney transplant is Jones' goal for 2014.
After Jones passes an upcoming test his case will be presented to a review team; if approved he will be added to the national waiting list. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 2,000 new names are added to the waiting list for organ transplants every month.
Once put on the list, Jones could wait as little as three months and as long as five years for a donor.
Friends will hold a benefit event this April to help Jones ditch dialysis. It is taking place at Neils Bar, read more about it here.
Are you holding strong with your new year's resolution? Tell us on the Action News 5 Facebook page. Learn more about Action News 5's short social stories here.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:41:22 GMT
MPD: Woman wearing bra and panties, carrying bat caught trespassing at elementary school A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school andMore >>
A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school and causing a bizarre disturbance just before more than a hundred children were due to come in for lunch. More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:21:47 GMT
(WMC) - Police were called to an early morning accident where a car crashed through two yards along Rhodes Avenue and Wedgewood Street in Memphis. Witnesses say at least three passengers were in the car. TheMore >>
Police were called to an early morning fatal accident where a car crashed through two yards along Rhodes Avenue and Wedgewood Street in Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:28:26 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis dispatchers tell WMC Action News 5 Corky's Ribs & BBQ on Poplar Avenue is being evacuated.There is smoke coming out of the restaurant. Investigators are still trying to figure out if somethingMore >>
Corky's Ribs & BBQ on Poplar Avenue was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:21:00 GMT
(WMC) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has reports of two school bus crashes on Austin Peay Highway. One is at the corner of Austin Peay and Pleasant Ridge involves a bus and a car. The other is atMore >>
A bus leaving Bolton High School with 32 children on board crossed the center line and hit a truck towing a Bobcat utility work vehicle.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:54:29 GMT
(WMC) - A former high school teacher and Memphis firefighter have been indicted for aggravated statutory rape. Investigators say Michael Lewis, 32, and his roommate Bryan Wilson, 32, raped the young girlsMore >>
A former high school teacher and Memphis firefighter have been indicted for aggravated statutory rape by the Shelby County District Attorney's office.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:15 GMT
(WMC) - "It's sad. It's sad. I can't begin to tell you," said 92-year-old Billie Williams. Williams is talking about her great-great-granddaughter, Chasity Forte, who she raised from the age of 13 monthsMore >>
"It's sad. It's sad. I can't begin to tell you," said 92-year-old Billie Williams. Williams is talking about her great-great-granddaughter, Chasity Forte, who she raised from the age of 13 months old. More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:16:14 GMT
(WMC) - For over a century, Memphians graced the Tri-State Fair — later called the Mid-South Fair — typically held from mid-September to early October. The first "Shelby County Fair" ran for two days inMore >>
For over a century, Memphians dared rides, spectated various entertainment acts, and devoured food at the Tri-State Fair — later called the Mid-South Fair — once held from mid-September to early October in the Bluff City.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:55:55 GMT
Boone Police Officers received a call about the discovery of a dead body around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. PoliceMore >>
The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.More >>