Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Charles Wolfe calls himself Tipton County's "biggest loser". At his heaviest, Wolfe weighed more than 700 pounds. Now, 400 pounds less, he says he is happy to be alive and that his journey is just beginning.
"Didn't go no place, couldn't go no place because no place could accommodate me, plus I didn't have any energy, was short of breath," Wolfe said.
Wolfe says he loves to be able to walk his dog, Isaiah.
Just three years ago, this former truck driver could barely make it out his front door.
In 2010, Charles Wolfe weighed 670 pounds. At times he weighed as much as 740 pounds.
Wolfe says many of his days were spent in a special bed made to support his weight.
A type II diabetic, he said food was slowly killing him.
"I'd eat two of the Big Mac value meals, big size, pies and whatever with it," he explained. "If I went to Pizza Hut, I'd get a whole pizza and bread sticks."
Wolfe says he decided to get control of his life three years ago.
He had gastric bypass in October of that year. He immediately started losing weight and was no longer diabetic.
"I sit back and ask myself, 'Why was I killing myself like that for?'" Wolfe said.
Wolfe now weighs 370 pounds.
He is now able to perform simple tasks that his weight previously made impossible.
"I can put my socks on, walk my dog, take my garbage out to the curb," he said.
Wolfe says his diet has also changed. Most of the foods he eats are baked. And he is finally able to get the exercise he says he has needed for years.
Wolfe says he looks forward to his next surgery, which will take off nearly 100 pounds of excess skin that now hangs from his body.
"I got a life now, and my life's getting better," he laughed.
Because of his weight, Charles Wolfe has not worked since 1996. That is when he went on disability.
He says he looks forward to getting down to his goal of 250 pounds and going back to work.