Volunteers help prepare for accident victim's homecoming - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Volunteers help prepare for accident victim's homecoming

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

    Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

    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. Police
    The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.
  • Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

    Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:30:33 GMT
    Amie Eggers-Long (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Amie Eggers-Long (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants.
    A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants.

  • ASU helmet update

    ASU helmet update

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:39 GMT
    An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet.
    An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet.

(WMC-TV) - Michael Owens, 28, is learning how to walk again, after a tragic accident took both his legs.

We showed you his father's home -- and what needed to be done to prepare for his arrival.

Since that story aired, you have responded!

This morning, volunteers from MLGW and MIFA helped build and install a wooden ramp for Michael's wheelchair.

Inside the home, volunteers have widened two of the doorways and laid tile in the hallway and bedroom where Michael will stay.

They also have plans to remodel the bathroom, adding a walk-in shower for Michael.

His father, Michael Toles, is grateful for the outpouring of support.

"I thank everybody. Everybody for their prayers, everything that they've done," he said.

"It just touched our hearts and Mike is overwhelmed too and he is looking forward to coming home."

Michael Owens was expected to come home next week, but his father says that may be delayed a few days until the bathroom remodel is complete.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV . All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.