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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - MAY 31, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - MAY 31, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - MAY 31, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - MAY 31 ,2019

Thank you for joining us tonight..

At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a municipal building in virginia beach... virginia.

Cbs's jeff pegues has the very latest..

The initial shots were fired at around 4:30 this afternoon.

4:50 - we have multiple live victims that are coming out police rushed to the scene with some taking cover behind vehicles.

4:50 - we are still actively clearing the building for both victims the active shooter situation was centered in building two of the virginia beach municipal center which is located next to city hall as well as the police and sheriff's departments.

Shelia cook works in the courthouse.

05/31/2019 17:37:48 we heard shooting we heard shooting but we didn't think it was that close like in proximity of building thank god they were able to alert us in time if it had been ten minutes we would have been outside 4:54 - we got suspect coming out, get us an ambulance shortly before 5 pm police reported that there were multiple injuries and just one shooter who was in custody.

Jim cervera is the virginia beach police chief.

05/31/2019 18:50:56 the fact that the suspect was immediately confronted the fact suspect is deceased means our citizens can rest easy tonight tag: police proximity to the shooting scene almost certainly helped.

This appears to have been a textbook active shooter response.

A motive for the shooting at this point is unknown, but we do know the federal law enforcement is helping with the investigation.

Jeff pegues, cbs news, washington take vo in monitor police say the suspected shooter was a longtime public works employee.

His motives are still unknown.

A police officer was among one of the 11 people shit today... first look stinger first look friday night: mainly clear, calm, and comfy around the area.

Lows in the mid to low 60s under starry skies.

Saturday: abundant sunshine along with highs in the upper 80s to around 90?

Will be the general rule of thumb.

Humidity levels will be quite low so the heat index won't be too much different from the actual temperature.

Just wear sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing to keep yourself safe from the powerful sun.

Another fine day for baseball is on tap in starkville and oxford.

Video in monitor firefighters in tupelo are learning how to save the lives of people trapped in confined spaces.

As our allie martin reports... it is part of specialized.... ongoing training to better prepare first responders for challenging emergency calls.

For this exercise, firefighters are working to rescue multiple victims , represented by firehose dummies or mannequins.

"it simulates situations where they may have to enter a hazardous atmosphere and do some type of technical rope work in order to remove a worker or any person entrapped in that atmosphere."

The confined space training takes place at the north mississippi law enforcement training center.

This group of tupelo firefighters have also undergone hazmat technician and rope rescue courses since april.

Confined space training combines all three and even includes drills where switch out their self contained breathing apparatus.

"they were simulating being inside a atmosphere where the air is bad, having to breathe air, they are using scba pack to allow mobility a little bit better, with scba there is limited air supply and having to exchange bottles inside the atmosphere to have a good supply of air."

Standup bridge of course the goal in a real life situation is to get the victim out as quickly and safely as possible.

Firefighters say this type of training allows them to slow down a bit and to make sure everything is done right, the first time.

"there's numerous hazards you run into, want to take your time, make sure you're doing everything the right way, it's not bad out here but it gets worse in there, don't want to make it worse on yourself once you're in there."

Emergency calls about confined space rescues may be rare, but having this training will ensure these firefighters are ready to respond.

In tupelo, allie martin, wcbi news.

All firefighters participating in the training will be certified in "confined space rescue training" by the mississippi fire academy.

Columbus city leaders are putting a plan together to help with clean-up costs from recent storms. the mayor and city council met this morning to talk about an up to 5 million dollar "go bond."

The city will be able to pull money from the bond as invoices are submitted.

The bond money will be used to cover contractors.... debris removal.... and repairs city leaders hopes the bond will bridge the gap while city waits to receive money from fema... "we have to show where the city paid a check to pay this vendor and then we send that documentation along to fema in order for them to approve it and then we can get reimbursement."

Mayor smith says he hopes they will have access to the money in the next 4 to 6 weeks..

A one percent tax passes with a resounding áyesá from starkville voters..

Our cash matlock sat down with city leaders to find out what the added money will mean to the city..

And as he finds out, the árealá work is still ahead of them..

"i'm ecstatic.

I really am.

I couldn't be more excited.

I really see it as such an opportunity for us."

Starkville mayor lynn spruill has been working for months on the "vote yes for starkville parks" campaign, trying to spread awareness on what the tax will help do for the city.

"it means development.

It means quality parks.

It means recreation for our kids.

It also means sports tourism which the city has thrived on very nicely."

But she won't be celebrating the victory for long.

In fact, she's already planning the next move.

"the real work now begins.

The campaign was a concentrated timeline of work to try and make sure everyone understood what they were voting on and felt good about it.

Now, we've got to make it a reality."

And that reality includes a lot of paperwork.

"the one percent tax will be approved by the mayor and the board of aldermen tuesday night by resolution based on the preferences by the citizens of starkville.

The one percent resolution i will certify then and send to the department of revenue and to the secretary of state.

The department of revenue will notify the businesses of the additional one percent that will go on august 1st."

And after the collection of the new tax, the starkville parks project can officially begin.

"i have already planned setting up work sessions with the board.

I've been in contact with dalhoff thomas who are the ones who did the master plans in the first place to see if we can set up a phone conference next week, then find some time when they can come to town and we can sit down and spend some time going over possibilities, projects, you know, how we proceed."

"i'm hoping that we can throw out the first pitch within two years, so you can see what we're talking about.

It's not going to be a quick turn.

It's going to be a long and important and deliberate process."

The new tax needed a 60 percent majority to pass..

It got 74 percent.

Stinger wx open summary: warm and mainly dry weather is on tap for the next few days.

Keep on watering and assume no rain until proven otherwise.

Opportunities for moisture go up by the end of next week.

Friday night: mainly clear, calm, and comfy around the area.

Lows in the mid to low 60s under starry skies.

Saturday: abundant sunshine along with highs in the upper 80s to around 90?

Will be the general rule of thumb.

Humidity levels will be quite low so the heat index won't be too much different from the actual temperature.

Just wear sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing to keep yourself safe from the powerful sun.

Another fine day for baseball is on tap in starkville and oxford.

Saturday night: partly cloudy with lows in the 60s.

Sunday: while there is a 10% chance of a stray shower or storm most if not all locations in our area won't get any rain.

Look for highs to be back up into the low 90s in many spots during the afternoon hours.

Next week: we're going to keep the chance of rain about 20% through wednesday as a few weak disturbances could spark a few showers and storms in the region.

Any significant moisture is unlike during this time.

Highs stay in the low 90s.

Odds of rain are higher thursday and friday and an upper level system moves in from the plains.

Perhaps by then there will be some appreciable moisture around the region.

Stinger few days.

Keep on watering and assume no rain until proven otherwise.

Opportunities for moisture go up by the end of next week.

Friday night: mainly clear, calm, and comfy around the area.

Lows in the mid to low 60s under starry skies.

Saturday: abundant sunshine along with highs in the upper 80s to around 90?

Will be the general rule of thumb.

Humidity levels will be quite low so the heat index won't be too much different from the actual temperature.

Just wear sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing to keep yourself safe from the powerful sun.

Another fine day for baseball is on tap in starkville and oxford.

Saturday night: partly cloudy with lows in the 60s.

When we come back we take a look at the legacy and the private side of the late senator thad cochran... take we've told you the stories surrounding sen.

Thad cochran's life of service and his legacy in mississippi politics.

Tonight--we're taking a look beyond the politics.

As courtney ann jackson explains---he was a man of many interests and talents.

Past the politics---thad cochran is described as a man ahead of his time whose mississippi roots ran deep.

Former chief of staff keith heard-- "education was one of his most important things he wanted to focus on.

That goes to his background with is parents.

His mother was a math teacher.

His daddy was an administrator."

His father was even hinds county superintendent from 1971-76.

Cochran lettered in football, basketball, baseball and tennis at byram high school.

And heard says he still hung with the best in tennis through the years.

"loved tennis.

Played it up to the very end.

Thad was a very methodical person.

And the way that he played tennis was very by the book and he did it beautifully."

At ole miss---yearbook photos show he was a member of the campus senate, cheerleading squad, associated student body and pi kappa alpha fraternity.

"he was a leader in oxford.

He's been a leader in the boy scouts, college, the military and the government.

But oxford always had a warm spot for him."

This painting from mississippi artist wyatt waters was commissioned several years ago.

But shows the senator doing something he loved.

And this video was from his last day in the office.

Nats on piano staffers recall memories surrounding this piano.

"i was in his office when herbie hancock would play his piano.

Elton john played his piano when i was there one day.

That was a thrill, of course.

But he was such a humble person that all of that didn't mean anything to him.

It meant more to him to meet somebody like right here on the square in oxford mississippi than the famous people and it was wonderful to see that about him."

Courtney ann jackson,wcbi news take vo in monitor public visitation for senator cochran will be sunday at the robert c.

Khayat law center on the university of mississippi campus from 5 until 7 pm stinger the starkville and oxford regionals are officially underway...recap s and updates from the games are next in sports take sports open post-season baseball loves to throw curveballs..

The diamond dawgs faced with a challenge early in the road to omaha...jt ginn with arm soreness gets retired for the day southern would take advantage but state was not about to let game one get away from them let's get over to dudy noble field... playoff baseball back in starkville for the first time since 2016... that bad news i mentioned earlier...after 32 pitches....jt ginn would be pulled due to soreness....chris lemonis saying he'll be out for the remainder of the regional but southern jumps all over brandon smith in relief.....bobby johnson single ties the game....3- spot in the 4th for the jags, they lead 4-2 the rally dawgs would return.... .rowdey jordan turns on one to right.....that brings justin foscue home....mometum shifting the dawgs way, tie ball game southern not going away..in the 6th....johnny johnson cranks one to left field....back to the track...gone.....2- run homer ties it....ball pops out of rowdey jordan's glove...... rowdey would be redeemed......base s loaded in the 7th....jordan westburg delivers.....two rbi single....msu leads 9-6 after seven and the icing on top....rowdey jordan...sends one for a ride to right field.....rowdey gets everyone rowdey with the 2 run shot... state pulls out the dub in game one of the regional, 11-6 the final score wcbi sports tom eble joins us live from starkville with more on the comeback match- up...how's it going tom "game one of the ncaa tournament for mississippi state was an absolute rollercoaster.

We saw lead changes inning after inning, but it was clutch performances by key guys that delivered in the right spots.

Rowdey jordan, 4 for 5, with a game-sealing two-run homer in the eighth inning.

Jordan westburg 2-rbi single two single in the 7th that gave the bulldogs the lead back late in the ball game, and cole gordon with a shutdown, closeout performance.

Six strikeouts over the final two innings, as mississippi state advances to the winner's bracket."

"just been up and down, up and down.

Coach lemonis and coach gautreau kept their confidence in me, just grinding through it.

Just to come through in a spot like that was awesome."

"it's great offense on that side of the field.

They showed it all day.

They came out there and hit.

They hit good pitches and bad pitches.

So my goal was to go out there and fill it up.

Force contact, and if not, i had to make real pitches to get those guys out."

"it is what postseason ball is.

Every team here is really good, and playing good, and they've won a championship, and they're just excited to play.

All across the country, i told our kids, i don't care what seed you are, none of that matters now.

You have to go out there and earn it and i thought our guys did a great job."

"as for jt ginn, head coach chris lemonis said he was dealing with some soreness in the warmup in the fourth inning, he tightened up, and the bulldogs wanted to play it safe, even though ginn believed he could pitch a few more innings.

Lemonis and company wanting to keep ginn safe in case of a possible superregional next week.

Ethan small will take the hill for the bulldogs in the winner's bracket coming up on saturday at 6 pm, we'll have more from dudy noble, coming up then.

Reporting inside dudy noble field, tom eble, wcbi sports."

Just 97 miles north of the starkville regional...the oxford regional ole miss with a 7:46 first-pitch this evening against jacksonville state...so the game is naturally still going on the current score of the match-up between the rebels and the gamecocks...15-2 barring any postseason craziness it looks like ole miss should be able to pull out the win might be a good sign for ole miss, the last time these two team runs was in 2014...which if you can veterans and active duty military were able to enjoy a free lunch from two tupelo area businesses.

Southern care hospice services and elite physical therapy cooked hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings as part of military appreciation month.

Veterans, active duty military and their family members enjoyed the lunch at tupelo's veterans park.

It was also an opportunity for veterans to learn about a variety of medical services availably locally.

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