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WCBI News at Ten - Monday, August 5th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Monday, August 5th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Monday, August 5th, 2019

President donald trump made an oval office speech this morning in response to the 2 mass shootings this weekend in el paso texas... and dayton ohio.

He addressed a number of issues in relation to the shootings.

Cbs's weija jang has more on what he included... and what some say he left out..

Script: "in one voice, ou nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy."

President trump denounced white supremacy today.

Two years ago when a white nationalist rally in charlottesville, virginia turned deadly, the president said this: "you also ha people that were very fine people, on both sides."

Today, mr. trump pledged more federal resources to combat domestic terrorism... he also recommended... curbing "th glorification of violence" foun in video games..

And restricting access to firearms for the mentally ill who pose a threat.

"mental illnes and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun."

But mister trump did ánotá talk about the need to mandate "stron background checks" on gu buyers , which he tweeted this morning, and initially supported after the 2018 shooting at a florida high school.

"i'm never gonn see my kid again."

Just days after meeting with victims and family members, the president had what he called a "great meeting with the nra...and backed off his background check pledge.

Today former president barack obama issued a lengthy statement calling for tougher gun laws and, in a rare rebuke of president trump, said americans "should soundl reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that...normalizes racist sentiments."

Mr. obama's vice president, joe biden, echoed those calls on the presidential campaign trail.

Mr. president, it's long past time you addressed it for what it is.

This is hatred pure and simple.

Tag: cbs news has learned that before and after the president's speech officials here at the white house met to draw out a road map to implement what the president outlined, but, admittedly, there are very few specifics to share about what would actually go into legislative proposals.

We have also learned that after the president spoke nra executives called members of the administration to say they were pleased with what he said.

Weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house.

Mass shootings and mental health---the two phrases have come to be part of the same conversations in recent years.

As the gun control debate ramps back up in the wake of the most recent mass shootings---polit icians and advocates are weighing in with their own take.

Courtney ann jackson has more... the question of why is a common one after mass shootings.

Monday morning---president trump placed part of that blame on mental health.

"we must reform our menta health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary, involuntary confinement.

Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger.

Not the gun."

Just this weekend---mississippians connected to moms demand action and everytown for gun safety were meeting in washington to discuss ways to try and prevent more tragedies.

"enough is enough.

Not on more."

Pastor lorenzo neal says---it's not that the president's point of mental health is wrong.

"mental illness is real however there are a lot of people with mental illness that don't have access to a weapon and do not use a weapon to carry out actions such as this.

So, we can't blame mental illness solely."

But he's hoping there are more comprehensive changes made that also target the concerns of access to guns.

"restrict access for thos with severe mental illness, those with felonies to have access to weapons, and also closing loopholes regarding background checks."

Congressman bennie thompson says the president's words today are meaningless.

Adding, "we know tragedy afte tragedy his words have not led to solid action or any change in rhetoric" senator cindy hyde-smith condemned the acts of violence and added that "no is not the time for political theater."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news first look stinger first look monday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Calm wind.

Tuesday-wednesday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid.

Highs in the low 90s with heat indices surpassing 100?

At times.

There is a 30% chance of showers and storms, primarily during the heating of the day.

Lows in the low 70s.

An in-depth look into emcc's financial woes could be lurking within the community college.

The board of trustees met tonight in the scooba campus.

Our scott martin joins us live with more.

Thanks quentin... dr scott alsobrooks announced tonight there's a chance state auditors office could investigate the colleges books.

This is in light of recent financial troubles we've reported on.

In 2010, the schools general find was at 11 million dollars.

In 2018, that amount dropped to 710-thousand.

Trustees have approved a 20 budget.

Alsobrooks says this morning in the lowndes county board of supervisors meetings, a supervisor moved that they ask the state auditors office to look into the finances.

Board members are also looking for other solutions to the budget issues..

We have a lot of grants that we file for.

I'm sure there are a lot of them that are wondering with our budget situation if they should donate the money or how it's going to be used, so i think if we have the state auditor come in and look at what we're doing and give us a blessing that everything's there, it just an issue that we've got with our spending as far as with enrollment being down and some departments going over budget i think it'll b a good thing in the end.

For now reporting live in scooba - scott martin wcbi news..

Columbus city councilman gene taylor passed away this morning.

Taylor was taken to baptist golden triangle this morning after becoming ill.

Lowndes county coroner greg merchant says taylor passed away a short time later.

The ward one representative has held the seat since december of 2006.

He leaves behind a wife of more than two decades.... three daughters.... and a granddaughter.

Colleagues and friends are remembering him today.

He was a man of character, dignity, and he had respect for others.

He loved ward 1 dearly."

" he always wanted to hel people.

He was the type of person that would help anybody.

We are really going to miss mr. taylor.

Columbus has loss a great councilman.

" funeral arrangements funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Stinger wx open summary: fairly standard summer weather is going to persist for at least the next week.

This means daily rain and storm opportunities, primarily during the daytime heating.

No major weather system is expected anytime soon and there is currently no tropical threat lurking in the gulf or caribbean that we need to be concerned about.

Monday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Calm wind.

Tuesday-wednesday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid.

Highs in the low 90s with heat indices surpassing 100?

At times.

There is a 30% chance of showers and storms, primarily during the heating of the day.

Lows in the low 70s.

Thursday-sunday: rain and storm chances go up to 40-50%.

Temperatures may cool just a bit into the upper 80s if rain and storms do become more widespread.

If we manage more sunshine then highs will remain in the lower 90s.

Steamy overnight lows in the low 70s continue.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and week.

This means daily rain and storm opportunities, primarily during the daytime heating.

No major weather system is expected anytime soon and there is currently no tropical threat lurking in the gulf or caribbean that we need to be concerned about.

Monday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Calm wind.

Tuesday-wednesday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid.

Highs in the low 90s with heat indices surpassing 100?

At times.

There is a 30% chance of showers and storms, primarily during the heating of the day.

Lows in the low 70s.

Thursday-sunday: rain and storm chances go up to 40-50%.

Temperatures may cool just a bit into the upper 80s if rain and storms do become more widespread.

If we manage more sunshine then highs will remain in the lower 90s.

Steamy overnight lows in the low 70s continue.

Week.

This means daily rain and storm opportunities, primarily during the daytime heating.

No major weather system is expected anytime soon and there is currently no tropical threat lurking in the gulf or caribbean that we need to be concerned about.

Monday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Calm wind.

Tuesday-wednesday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid.

Highs in the low 90s with heat indices surpassing 100?

At times.

There is a 30% chance of showers and storms, primarily during the heating of the day.

Lows in the eupora eagles are hoping to grab a gold ball in their talons this year... we take football season is right around the corner, and that's putting a spotlight on sports injuries..

And even though concussions often fall into that category, they can happen to anyone at any time.

We find out more in tonight's health talk with baptist..

What is a concussion?

Hi.

I'm dr. lee richardson, a physician in the emergency room at baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

Tonight we will look at concussion.

Your brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by your hard skull.

Normally, the fluid around your brain acts like a cushion that keeps your brain from banging into your skull.

But if your head or your body is hit hard, your brain can crash into your skull and be injured a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull.

The most common cause of a concussion is contact sports.

Here are some facts: ?

An athlete who sustains a concussion is four to six times more likely to sustain a second concussion.

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Getting your 'bell rung' accounts for 75 percent of all concussions.

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The effects of a concussion are cumulative in athletes who return to play before they completely recover.

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Concussion headaches are the no.

1 reported symptom, usually described as a "pressur sensation" whic worsens as the day goes along.

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80 percent of all concussions get better within 3 weeks and 20 percent of concussions take three weeks or longer to recover.

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Second impact syndrome, which results from a rapid swelling of the brain, can occur if an athlete suffers an additional concussion before symptoms of the initial concussion have subsided.

Repeated concussions or a severe concussion may lead to long- lasting problems with movement, learning or speaking.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss the symptoms of a concussion.

Take gfx off top brooksville residents take note.

Much of the town is under a boil water notice.

If you are a customer of the city of brooksville and live on deerbrook street, highway 388 north of highway 45 or north of highway 1 - 45, you need to boil your water before use..

Until further notice..

Stinger the high school football tour rolls into eupora..see our preview with the eagles, next in sports... spx open the high school fo tour continues as we take a trip down 182 to visit with the eupora eagles.

Coming off a strong 2018 campaign, head coach stephen edwards hopes the eagles can repeat last season's succes.

Eupora is stop #43 on the high school tour.

Billboard nat pop a new season is on the horizon for the eupora eagles.

Coming off a 3rd round playoff exit, the eagles have their eyes set on another good season, but it will take some fresh faces to do so.

"to me, that's opportunity fo new people to step in and somebody make a name for themselves.

Somebody in the stands to see that number running the ball and that's what i love about new years so it's just opportunity for new people to step up, make plays and just make memories."

"they're gonna be good thi year because all the seniors are just teaching them.

Teaching them the right positions and everything.

Trying to get them ready for the season."

2 sec nat pop one of those faces will include the eagles playing new quarterbacks who have all performed this summer.

"i thought cade has throw the ball well.

I thought ty has thrown the ball well and we have another guy who's gonna be kind of our wildcat guy that will run the ball more but can throw the ball too."

"it's going to be different bu we got something.

We always got something."

With new playmakers comes the opportunity for this year's eupora team to make its own name.

"the good thing i like about new year is you find your identity.

You find out what you're going to do.

What you're good at.

And you hang your hat on that.

This bunch right now i think is an unselfish bunch, a hard working bunch which is what we got to do to be successful this year."

"family.

Just hard workers.

"basically, we lost a lot las year.

Everybody knows that and they look down on us.

These guys have been working extremely hard.

Day in and day out.

They're dedicated."

Their hard work will be tested as the eagles compete in a hard district featuring calhoun city.

"we're going to go into i wanting to win the division.

That's our goal.

We didn't do it last year.

We got close but didn't do it.

That's our goal every year.

Every team in the division is good.

Every team has been to a state championship.

Won a state championship in our region.

We know it's difficult every week."

But the eagles are no stranger to the underdog role.

"people talk down on us al the time but we'll show them wrong when it comes time for those friday night lights to come on."

Reporting in eupora on the high school football tour.

Chris bolton, wcbi sports billboard.

The upcoming stops on the high school football tour.... stand up pontotoc county..three straight days...the vmen of north pontotoc coming up tomorrow...them grapes from pontotoc on wednesday....and south pontotoc on thursday...all pontotoc schools in 4a this season friday, the work week wraps up with the mooreville super troopers if you've missed any stops you can check them out on our website at wcbi.com second week of fall camp under way for mississippi state....another day for a quarterback to try and separate himself from the pack both tommy stevens and keytoan thompson saying they've worked together to master joe moorhead's system..even during the competition the two bulldog signal callers say while their can only be one, the q-b room is working towards what's best for the team "obivously there's only goin to be one starting quarterback, but if all of us can work together, one way or another, which guy is the starter, that's the most important thing.

I know we were able to do that at penn state, and everything's i've been shown so far leads me to believe we can do the same thing here."

"there's always competition and you always want to go out and get better regardless of who is out there behind you or in front of you.

You still want to get better and be the best player you can be."

Day one of stroke play in the books at old waverly for the women's amateur golf championship 2-way tie for first....michaela morard and andrea lee shooting a 67 on monday... mississippi state golfer ashley gilliam shooting a 74, placing her tied for 45th and starkville- native and ole miss golfer conner beth ball shooting 6-over par monday, placing her 112th second round of stroke play coming if you drive on mississippi state's campus, you may notice a lot of construction on campus..

One of the projects is a new apartment complex for students..

College view apartments... the 67 million dollar complex includes 656 beds... and comes fully furnished.

Students are expected to move into in the new apartments in time for school..

Work is also wrapping up on facilities for the department of animal and dairy sciences... and the department of poultry science... at the intersection of blackjack road and stone boulevard... school leaders say the new facilities will hep msu meet its growing demand for academic research... and student living... last look stinger

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