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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Take vo in monitor thank you for joining us..

The mississippi state department of health is reporting the state's first vaping-related death.

So far, few details are being released.

Health officials will only confirm the person was younger than 30.

Three other vaping related illnesses have been reported since last wednesday.

Because of all the unknowns---stat e health officers are asking people to not take up vaping and to consider stopping if they already are.

"these are unregulated products and we can't insure safety of all of these products.

Again, because this investigation is so broad and because it's showing that in some circumstances, people who are vaping only those nicotine products have become ill.

We can't say with certainty that any of these products are safe."

Health officials confirmed three of the four vaping-related cases indicated a history of thc vaping.

Thc is the property in marijuana that makes a person high.

The health department release does not specify if the vaping death is the case from monroe county and right now coroner alan gurley still is not certain if his case is the one involved.

Last week, gurley referred to the death of 27-year-old anna russell of smithville to the state medical examiners office as possibly vaping related.

Gurley says, as of this morning, the state medical examiner has not told him if the autopsy is complete and has not given him any preliminary cause of death.

He adds until that happens, he cannot confirm if his case is the same one the department of health released this morning.

The mississippi bureau of narcotics confirms there is a criminal investigation surrounding russell's death.

Take developing story stinger an itawamba county woman who is described as mentally challenged is the lone suspect in an email threat targeting lee county schools.

That , according to lee county sheriff jim johnson, who says the case shows the importance of swift response from law enforcement and school administrators.

Allie martin has more.

The lee county sheriff's department was notified wednesday afternoon of a threat sent by email, targeting leeting lee county scl campuses.

"we gave this information to criminal investigation division here, who immediately started looking at subpoenas, ways to track emails, ip addresses, things of that nature, about 11 last night we determined where this message came from."

In the meantime, the district sent alerts to parents, informing them of the threat, the decision to put all schools on a soft lockdown thursday morning.

Investigators tracked down the suspect, a 28 year old mentally challenged woman who lives with her mother in the dorsey community.

The sheriff says investigators found evidence linking the woman to the threat.

A second meeting with the suspect, and two experts who work with vulnerable adults, took place thursday morning.

"we talked with this young lady and she did admit she was the one who did it, very coherent, very understandable.

Even with that mindset, you know what you're doing, know right from wrong we're fully planning on prosecuting them regardless of what everybody else thinks, we have got to set an example that we're not going to tolerate this .

" a facebook post early thursday morning informed parents of the latest developments, and pointed out that each campus in the district now has a school resource officer on duty.

Sheriff johnson estimates it cost several thousand dollars to bring in extra officers to patrol campuses in the wake of the threat.

Standup close it also costs the school district money.

Although he wasn't available for an on camera interview, lee county superintendent dr jimmy weeks said he wouldn't be surprised if as many as a thousand students missed school because of the threat.

Federal funding is based on daily attendance.

The superintendent also wanted to thank the sheriff's department for their quick work in cracking the case.

Allie martin, wcbi news sheriff johnson says the district attorney will decide what specific charges will be filed against the suspect.

Take new at 6 stinger at least one person was trapped in a late afternoon crash in lowndes county.

The accident happened on black creek road, near military road.

The suv hit a utility pole and apparently flipped over.

There were several people inside the vehicle but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

A power outage reported in the area, due to the destroyed pole.

Lowndes county deputies are investigating the crash.

First look stinger first look thursday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Some patchy fog is possible.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

There may be a shower or two but odds are 10% or less.

Look for highs in the mid 90s with heat indices approaching 100?

At times.

Temperatures will cool into the 80s by kickoff for high school football with 70s by the end of the games.

Two men are accused of being the sandwich bandits that broke-in an amory subway.

23-year-old jesse gray and 22-year- old lorenzo johnson, both of bessemer, alabama, are the suspects.

Amory police say there were burglaries in aberdeen, nettleton, holly springs, tupelo and guntown that had similarities to the amory crime.

There case will be presented to a grand jury.

As information was shared in surrounding states, law enforcement learned of an alleged theft ring that involves four or more people who lived in the birmingham area.

Investigators believe the burglary spree hit businesses in north carolina, georgia, tennessee, alabama and mississippi.

Detectives tell wcbi one of the suspects has a background in the restaurant industry.

Other arrests and charges are possible.

Amory pd says area law enforcement, including guntown police and huntsville pd, all helped in the case.

Starkville police are investigating more burglaries and that has some homeowners calling for action..

Our rylie livingston talks to a burglary victim and takes a look at what the city is trying to do to help.

"it's been pretty nerve racking" saxon wilson lives in the green oaks subdivision... a community that recently has been hit by car break-ins.

Wilson says he and his family have been on high alert but even that hasn't been enough.

"last night, my wife's truck got broken into and we always lock our doors and it just so happens in the chaos.

One of the doors got left unlocked.

So of course, they, they catch us on that night they broke in, stole the firearm, stole some other things and then took everything else out and toss things out the window down the road.

She found some of her stuff around the gutter, just toss her stuff out."

Wilson says his family is now on edge, and he wants to see something done.

"i talked to the mayor.

And she said she's going to try to get things in motion.

We've reached out to people and everybody has the same concerns as me.

They're just not saying anything, because they feel like they won't be heard."

Stand up "as more residents voice their concerns city leaders are taking notice and action."

"so i have tasked the police force to see about getting a meeting so we can go talk to the homeowners.

Tell them what's going on.

We're going to see if we can set up a homeowner's association that would include our police and one of the captains and then you know, the chief myself, hopefully the alderman of that area, as well as the juvenile court judge."

In addition to that meeting the starkville police department is upping their visibility in the neighborhood.

"we have increased patrol and there some other things we're doing to work together with the community to reduce these crimes.

We've done different patrols, both overt and covert patrols.

You know, one of the frustrating things is a good number of these incidents.

The vehicles have firearms" wilson says he is glad steps are being taken, but he's going to be taking action as well.

"we will be installing cameras and motion sensor lights?

And which all sounds ridiculous?

Like why can't we just live at our house and not worry about these things.

But apparently, it's it's an issue."

Starkville police encourage people to remove all valuables from their cars and lock the doors..

Take vo off top one of the biggest challenges starkville police are facing with the auto burglaries is the alleged culprits.

Spd says 7 juvenile males have been arrested for auto burglary in the past two weeks.

Most of them being repeat offenders.

Youth court referee lydia quarles says the court system can only hold a juvenile for 48 hours without a hearing.

What happens after that depends on the crime.

These are property crimes.

If these guys had been, you know, beating people up, that'd be different.

But it's hard to justify taking kids who have a parent or guardian who will come and get them and at least be a little concerned, least temporarily, to take them to detention.

Quarles says another problem they face is funding and space in the detention centers stinger looking for some good deals?

Maybe a few art pieces to liven up your home?

When we come back we tell you where you can find shoppers and diners in downtown columbus are getting an extra treat this evening.

Area businesses, artists, and musicians are teaming up to bring the arts to the streets..

Our scott martin is wandering around somewhere in downtown..

He joins us live with more..

That's right joey, it's the columbus arts council and columbus main street's annual art walk..

Local artists are setting up shop in downtown businesses, show casing... and selling their works..

It's a chance to see the artists at work, and support these talented folks..

There are also several musicians playing around town, and the shops will be open extended hours..

So, come on out, and enjoy the sights and sounds tonight.

And bring your wallet.

Things will be going until 7:30// reporting live in columbus, scott martin wcbi news stinger shoppers and diners in downtown columbus are getting an extra treat this evening.

Area businesses, show casing... and selling their works..

It's a chance to see the artists at work, and support these talented folks..

There are also several musicians playing around town, and the shops will be open extended hours..

So, come on out, weather open summary: our hot and mainly dry weather pattern is slated to continue for at least another week, maybe more.

Highs each day should be well into the 90s and more record highs may be established.

Rain chances will remain slim to none.

Thursday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Some patchy fog is possible.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

There may be a shower or two but odds are 10% or less.

Look for highs in the mid 90s with heat indices approaching 100?

At times.

Temperatures will cool into the 80s by kickoff for high school football with 70s by the end of the games.

Saturday-thursday: no big changes are expected in the overall weather pattern so plan on more sun and heat.

Highs each day will be in the mid to upper 90s with overnight lows around 70.

Heat indices during peak heating could surpass 100?.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram another week, maybe more.

Highs each day should be well into the 90s and more record highs may be established.

Rain chances will remain slim to none.

Thursday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Some patchy fog is possible.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

There may be a shower or two but odds are 10% or less.

Look for highs in the mid 90s with heat indices approaching 100?

At times.

Temperatures will cool into the 80s by kickoff for high school football with 70s by the end of the games.

Saturday-thursday: no big changes are expected in the overall weather pattern so plan on more sun and heat.

Highs each day will be in the mid to upper 90s with overnight lows around 70.

Heat indices during peak heating could surpass 100?.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram stinger another week, maybe more.

Highs each day should be well into the 90s and more record highs may be established.

Rain chances will remain slim to none.

Thursday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Some patchy fog is possible.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

There may be a shower or two but odds are 10% or the bulldogs ran all over auburn a year ago...could they be in for a repeat performance saturday?

More on the sec matchup, next in sports spx joe moorhead said earlier this week he's just as nervous gameplanning for the auburn tigers this year as he was last year a year ago, the bulldogs put together it's best rushing performance of the year in its upset win over the tigers the bulldogs rushed for 349 yards in the 23-9 win....the only team to rush for 300 yards on auburn besides georgia in the past year msu derailed auburn top-10 ranking after the win, and kylin hill and company know the tigers will be out for revenge on saturday "i'd say that with any team.

Once you lose to a team, the following year you want to beat them.

Just like us with kentucky.

We came into that game more focused, so i know they're going to come in with a lot of energy, and try and win the game."

"got a great front four, really.

They're good all across the board.

Probably the best defense we've played this year.

They're front four is real good, and man coverage.

They really trust their guys in the back to cover one on one, so it'll be a good matchup."

Tommy stevens and garrett shrader received reps with the ones and two this week, and the quarterback situation remains up in the air some of the best players in the sec will be honored before the conference championship game this year as part of the sec legends of 2019 the three representing missisippi state, ole miss, and alabama all magnolia state native starkville native and former msu bulldog barrin simpson named sec legend...simpson recorded almost 300 tackles at msu, and was a part of the starkville yellowjackets that went 30-0, winning the 1994 & 1995 state championships jonathan nichols, ole miss kicker, from greenwood...nich ols set 15 school records during his time with the rebels... and alabama will be represented by petal-native and former wide receiver and head coach ray perkins perkins won two titles as a player, and succeeded bear bryant....winning three bowl games as head coach mooreville's football program has been placed on probation by the mhsaa for leaving its game with new albany as a result of this brawl last friday the daily journal was the first to report the troopers left the game with 8 minutes to go in the fourth, which equals automatic probation, and a loss of playoff eligibility mooreville will appeal to have the probation lifted.

Uco football is back east central at emcc northwest at holmes mgccc at

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