Sunday, May 26 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:05:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs Saturday in game 3 104 - 93. The Grizzlies play at home again Monday at FedExForum. Spurs lead the Western Conference Finals 3-0. CopyrightMore >>
The San Antonio Spurs used overtime for the second straight game to edge the Grizzlies 104-93, to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:49:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - People nationwide gathered in downtown Memphis Saturday for a basketball game, music, and to enjoy to spirit of Beale Street. A street party outside FedExForum to celebrate game three of theMore >>
People nationwide gathered in downtown Memphis Saturday for a basketball game, music, and to enjoy to spirit of Beale Street. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:07:08 GMT
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The Walnut Ridge community celebrated the life of 14-year-old Sidney Randall who went missing on March 9 and was found on May 18 in the Black River. Family and friends filledMore >>
The Walnut Ridge community celebrated the life of 14-year-old Sidney Randall who went missing on March 9 and was found on May 18 in the Black River.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:56:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Four people were shot and one died at a nightclub in Clarksdale, Mississippi Saturday morning. The shooting happened in the 300 Block of West Tallahatchie Street at 12:03 a.m. John Wilson, 35,More >>
Four people were shot and one died at a nightclub in Clarksdale, Mississippi Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:31:59 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Many around the Mid-South flock to Cooper-Young for its unique restaurants and atmosphere, but the shortage in parking spaces sends many patrons home with parking tickets. City leaders believeMore >>
Many around the Mid-South flock to Cooper-Young for its unique restaurants and atmosphere, but the shortage in parking spaces sends many patrons home with parking tickets.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Andrew Foster was a high school athlete at the top of his game who nearly died on the field.
As a varsity football and baseball player at Briarcrest High School, this 16-year-old teenager stays busy staying in shape.
"Andrew has done nothing but sports for as long as I can remember. It's always some kind of sport,basketball, baseball, football. That's all he's ever done," said mother Cindy Foster.
But during off season workouts the beginning of last year, Andrew noticed his abilities weren't up to par.
"I just could not keep up with everybody else. I was pushing myself and working really hard, but I just couldn't. Just would go down much quicker, just be out of breath, feel out of shape all the time," said Andrew.
His mother said he kept getting sick.
"He was really getting sick to his stomach. Every time he was lifting weights, he was getting dizzy, lightheaded, sick to his stomach," said Cindy.
Andrew's father thought it was a conditioning issue more than anything else.
When his conditioning didn't improve, and his symptoms got worse. Andrew's pediatrician recommended he make an appointment with a cardiologist, to "rule out" any cardiac problems.
"We see a lot of children and teenagers especially, who get dizzy and lightheaded pretty easily. That in and of itself is very common. The difference for him is that this happened with exercise," said Dr. B. Rush Waller from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
"Did the Echo and was getting ready to do the stress test, getting him hooked up to do that, when the doctors came in and said, you can't do it, it's too risky. We found an abnormality and it's going to have to be corrected," said Cindy.
Andrew's condition is an anomalous right coronary. It's the second leading cause of sudden death among athletes.
The scary part is those episodes at practice could have actually been mini heart attacks that were all leading up to a big one.
"When she called me at work, I'll never forget that, because you're like, is this real? Are you sure this is right, cause by all appearances he seemed like a healthy kid," said Kelly.
On February 13 of last year, Andrew had open heart surgery to correct the birth defect that could have killed him.
"The particular condition that Andrew has is very dangerous. It is a cause of sudden death. When you hear of famous athletes playing basketball or football dying on the ball field, this is one of the things that causes that problem," said Waller.
"Every doctor who would come in would say, do you know how lucky you are? And he said yeah, and they were like, no really. Most of the time this condition is diagnosed in an autopsy," said Cindy.
Andrew is now back. He was given full clearance by his doctor to get back on the playing field.
"It was a relief when he said that, I just have to get though this and that's it. I don't have to worry about anything more, the problem is solved," said Andrew.
Dr. Waller said if Andrew had not been referred and diagnosed at the time he was, there's a good chance he would've died playing sports.
"I do feel Andrew feels blessed to be in that position. He felt like God chose to reveal this to him so that, he's been given a chance to make a difference. And so that's... Andrew," said Cindy.
The Fosters said the lesson for all parents is to listen to your children, and know the warning signs of something wrong and see a doctor immediately.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:57:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Tipton County Sheriff's Office found 32-year-old Michael Olin Holland, Jr.'s motorcycle Friday afternoon. No reports indicate that Holland was found. Holland was last seen Wednesday morning. AccordingMore >>
Investigators recovered 32-year-old Michael Olin Holland, Jr.'s body near the Covington airport Friday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman is dead and her husband is being questioned by police. The woman was reportedly shot in a domestic altercation on the 600 block of Hamilton Street in Orange Mound. Action News 5's JustinMore >>
A woman is dead and her husband is being questioned by police.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-25 21:35:53 GMT
The Shelby County Health Department has issued a Code Orange Ozone Alert for Saturday, May 25, 2013. On this day, MATA will offer 25 cent fares on bus, MATAplus and trolley rides. Seniors 65 yearsMore >>
Saturday, May 25, 2013, MATA will offer 25 cent fares on bus, MATAplus and trolley rides.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:58:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Club 152 on Beale Street has been given the OK to reopen. A judge gave the club owners permission to open the doors Friday afternoon. Since the closure, the owners have conducted backgroundMore >>
A judge gave the club owners permission to open the doors Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:32:50 GMT
(WMC-TV) - If you were not able to get a ticket to the Grizzlies matchup against the Spurs Saturday, you have one last chance to get your hands on one. The Memphis Grizzlies announced it will release aMore >>
If you were not able to get a ticket to the Grizzlies matchup against the Spurs Saturday, you have one last chance to get your hands on one.More >>
Friday, February 15 2013 11:51 PM EST2013-02-16 04:51:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Scientists at Ole Miss are generating a lot of buzz thanks to the creation of a new pain killer -- made with marijuana. Ole Miss is home to the nation's only legally grown marijuana operation.More >>
Scientists at Ole Miss are generating a lot of buzz thanks to the creation of a new pain killer -- made with marijuana.More >>
Click here to see how much you would take home depending on which state you bought your winning lottery ticket in. BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games likeMore >>
Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games like Powerball every week. We wonder what the odds actually are that you'll choose the winning combinations. WAFB's Keitha Nelson talks with an expert on numbers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>