breaking news

School shooting: Judge rules interrogation of accused teen can be used in court

As promised, Olympian brings home gold to mom battling Alzheimer’s


Before leaving for the Olympic games in Rio, Jeff Henderson promised his sick mother that he would bring home the gold for her.

This week, he fulfilled that promise.

Henderson, 27, of McAlmont, Arkansas won gold in the long jump by just one centimeter.

>> Read more trending stories

He returned home this week and showed off his gold medal to his mom, Debra, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, KARK reports.

“I want to put the medal on your head,” Henderson told his mom, “but I don’t want to hurt you.”

Mom this is for you

A photo posted by Jeffery Henderson (@jeffery_henderson) on

Doctors told the family Debra is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. Though she can no longer speak, the family says he’s proud of her son.

“When she sees him, she just follows him,” Jeff’s dad Laverne Henderson told KARK.

Jeff posted a photo to Instagram showing the gold medal laid out on his mom’s bed, on top of the American flag. The photo went viral, getting more than 2,700 likes.

@teamusa #usatf

A photo posted by Jeffery Henderson (@jeffery_henderson) on


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday
Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast! Max and Emme celebrated their 10th birthday on Feb. 22, and Lopez was right there to celebrate with her kids, sharing multiple posts on Instagram.  >> Read more trending news  Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest...
School shooting: Judge rules interrogation of accused teen can be used in court
School shooting: Judge rules interrogation of accused teen can be used in court

An interrogation of the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting suspect can be used against him in court, a Champaign County judge ruled. Ely Serna, who was 17 years old when he allegedly brought a shotgun into the school and fired multiple times in 2017, could understand his rights and willingly waived them before speaking with Champaign County Sheriff&rsquo...
Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation
Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

Rick Gates, a former aide in President Donald Trump's campaign, plans to plead guilty to charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple reports.
Ohio may crack down on prostitution to fight opioid crisis
Ohio may crack down on prostitution to fight opioid crisis

Ohio may increase the penalties on people who solicit prostitutes in an effort to fight the state’s opioid crisis. A bill proposed would increase the penalty from a third-degree to a first-degree misdemeanor. Those convicted could face up to 180 days in jail. Currently the penalty is up to 60 days. RELATED: Damage from opioid crisis tops $1 trillion...
Speedway fuel leak has Springfield road closed
Speedway fuel leak has Springfield road closed

About 300 gallons of gasoline were spilled today in Springfield.  This happened around noon at Speedway on Derr Road.  Capt. Brian Wirth, Springfield fire, said a tanker truck filling up tanks for Speedway somehow spilled 300 gallons of gasoline. Some of the fluid went into a storm drain. Wirth said the EPA and a clean up contractor is on...
More Stories