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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - October 16, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - October 16, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - October 16, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - October 16, 2019

We begin tonight we begin tonight with breaking news out of lamar county alabama..

Millport, alabama police chief charles white confirms to wcbi that there has been a stabbing incident.

It happened in the parking lot just outside the south lamar high school football field.

One person has been taken into custody.

The chief says the victim has non life threatening injuries.

No students were involved according to white.

Take vo off top police in tupelo are looking for the suspect in a late afternoon bank robbery.

Tupelo police captain chuck mcdougal confirms the robbery at cb&s bank on south gloster street.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50 years old.

He was last seenwearing black sunglasses, a black hat and sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The robbery happened about 4:40 this afternoon.

The suspect reportedly ran away from the bank on foot.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Happening right now a candle light vigil is getting under way in tupelo for 21 year old madchen sloan.

The tupelo man was shot and killed yesterday morning.

The alleged shooter is calling the shooting accidental.

Quentin smith is at the vigil... he joins us live with more.


I'm here at gumtree park when the news broke that sloan was the victim in yesterday's shooting it rocked many people in the tupelo community.

Sloan just turned 21 three months ago....and even though he lived a short life he had a big impact on so many people and that's evident by the crowd that's out here tonight he graduated from tupelo high school in 2017.

It's his classmates that are putting on this candle light vigil and balloon release tonight in honor of their late classmate who they say was taken away from them too soon.

The vigil is just getting started.

We'll have much more from this vigil and hear from those who knew the 21-year- old coming up tonight on wcbi news at 10.

But for now...reporting live in tupelo.

Quentin smith.

Wcbi news.

Take gfx vo off top possible miscommunicatio n between two agencies leads to the release of a man accused of murder// the mississippi department of corrections released 28-year- old joshua murry last wednesday// mdoc says according to their records, murry was eligible for release.

The only charge they had on file was possession of marijuana.

What mdoc says they didn't know was that murry was indicted on a first degree murder charge in the death of 24-year-old jarrel ward.

Mdoc sent the release information to the proper officials which wcbi has also obtained.

Friday, murry turned himself in to the lowndes county sheriff's office.

We have also reached out to the lowndes county sheriff's office for comment but have not heard back.

The plane equivalent of a stuck gas pedal is being looked at as the likely cause of a september crop duster crash in lowndes county.

The national transportation safety board preliminary report on the september 27th accident describes a problem with the power lever moments before the plane went down.

The pilot says he noticed the engine had revved up a little bit during a pass over the field on highway 45 south of columbus.

He tried to throttle back but the lever felt stuck.

After another pass, the pilot says he tried the lever again.

This time it broke free leaving him unable to control the plane's speed.

The plane clipped a tree and flipped in a field before it came to a rest upright..

The pilot suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.

Take developing story stinger leave anchor mic up it will soon be legal to buy and sell alcohol in booneville.

The city is the latest in northeast mississippi to vote to allow beer, wine and liquor sales.

Allie martin talks with locals and tells us about the next steps in the process.

When kelsey edwards moved to booneville earlier this year, she didn't realize it wasa dry area, but she quickly found out.

"it was just very strange because i've never been to wal mart or something and not having alcohol and this was different."

Edwards is glad the referendums on the sale of beer, wine and alcohol passed.

She believes it will be good for the city.

"i think it would be nice to go to a restaurant and have a drink while you're eating."

Standup bridge now that booneville residents have spoken on the issue, it is up to the board of aldermen to decide specifics, such as what hours and days alcohol can be sold, signage regulations and other matters.

"one of the rules aldermen were adamant on since the beginning is no outside advertisement, we don't want crown royal billboards and we don't want budweiser neon signs in gas stations facing out, so we don't want to change the appearance of our beautiful town."

Mayor lindley says it could be december before alcohol is being sold in booneville.

Allie martin, wcbi news booneville aldermen will meet thursday evening to look at ordinances and regulations for alcohol sales.

First look stinger first look sunny, drier, and cooler weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. wednesday night: cooler air will continue to move in overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.

Thursday-friday: we'll see plenty of sun for the end of the week with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

A nice breeze out of the north will help to keep us comfortable through the day.

Morning lows will be in the 40s, so you may have to add an extra layer as you head out the door.

Downtown louisville is looking like a construction zone, but it's all in the name of progress.

Mayor will hill says the city is working to complete several capital projects that were first brought up back in 2015.

The first is improving the traffic lights in downtown.

The second is working on making the sidewalks and walkways more a-d-a accessible, improving drainage, and adding landscaping.

Hill says both projects should be done before the holidays.

A former cabinet factory in winston county has new owners.

Our rylie livingston takes a look at how the industrial facility is expected to help the city of louisville.

She joins us in the studio with more.

Aundrea, stringer industrial park has been vacant for years.

Instead of producing cabinets and jobs it's been gathering cobwebs and dust.

Now the city of louisville is looking to change that while continuing to overcome set backs.

The city of louisville is bouncing back after a tornado and economic hardship hit the community.

City leaders are helping to move things forward by providing more opportunities for ?investors?

And ?residents?.

"we've been grateful and so thankful over recent years that we've overcome not only a disaster but a recession that was such a devastating blow to our community, economically, years ago we had available space, all over the community and now i'm proud to boast that in winston county this is behind me the last available industrial square footage."

That industrial park is now owned by the city.

Mayor hill says he hopes to see new tenants move in soon.

"we hope to see jobs but we hope to see capital investment and we hope to see revenue.

We hope to see this property being put back into good use."

But there is still work to do.

"just like anything a car or a house sits it will deteriorate and go down, and that's what's happened here.

We have really made a lot of improvement just in recent weeks and thankful for our partners helping us do this, but that is in public control we can now have city and county employees out here working, and we were able to clear off sides the building and clean out the building so we're ready to show the building."

Hill says this project is expected to help move the city forward.

"so it's all about thinking about obviously today but really, 5, 10 and 25 years down the road."

Mayor hill says this project marks the beginning of further development in the city.

Take vo off top bidding is underway for columbus' leigh mall.

The auction kicked off yesterday and the current bid stands at just over 1.8 million dollars.

The mall is listed on the "ten-x" website as almost 320- thousand square feet .

It sits on 30 acres of land.

The mall was built in the early 1970's.

The auction ends tomorrow.

Stinger it's a big weekend in ?mississippi's college town?

We have what you need to know to navigate starkvegas when we come back... traffic on the msu campus and in starkville is expected to be heavy for this weekend's game against lsu..

So,mississippi state's police department updated the public on changes today..

Westbound traffic on blackjack road, will be directed onto hailstate boulevard.

All eastbound traffic on blackjack road will not be allowed past locksley way.

Old mayhew road at bardwell road will be closed.

And you will not be allowed back on campus for up to two hours after traffic control starts, even if you live in a dorm.

" knowing the traffic plan and following the traffic plan is vital.

If you stop and want to argue with the officer or try and go a different way than the direction you're being pointed were told to go that causes traffic delays for everybody else.

" chief rice says these changes will be in effect for the rest of the football season.

Full game day parking and traffic details are on our website at wcbi- dot-com.

Ready... set... gourd!

Mississippi state's idea shop is fueling the competitive spirit at this year's "pumpkinpalooza" in starkville.

// groups and businesses across the area are throwing wheels on pumpkins in hopes of winning the first "talladegourd 500".

// competitors signed up through the greater starkville development partnership -- paying 100 dollars for the kit with a portion going to a local charity of their choice.

// the races will take place tomorrow with "pumpkinpalooza" starting at five.

Our renae skinner will be live on starkville's main street during sunrise tomorrow to see how wcbi's pumpkin fares.

// stinger wx open sunny, drier, and cooler end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. wednesday night: cooler air will continue to move in overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.

Thursday-friday: we'll see plenty of sun for the end of the week with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

A nice breeze out of the north will help to keep us comfortable through the day.

Morning lows will be in the 40s, so you may have to add an extra layer as you head out the door.

Saturday-sunday: temperatures will return to the mid to upper 70s for the weekend as a few showers slowly creep back into the area.

We'll keep rain chances lower for saturday, but there could be a few more showers on sunday as a cold front approaches.

Either way, the weekend overall will be pretty nice as many of us won't see rainfall and will see plenty of sunshine.

Monday: showers and storms will develop through the day and will likely last into the evening.

Some storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.

Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s by the afternoon hours.

Tuesday- stinger it doesn't matter the time or day of the week...the best players put up big numbers whenever given the chance..

Meet wcbi's player of the week when we come back spx open a torn a-c-l was not enough to keep former mississippi state defensive end jeffery simmons from getting picked up in the first round of the 2019 nfl draft six months after simmons went as the 19th pick to the tennessee titans, the rookie can finally step foot on an n-f-l practice field the noxubee county native returned to practice on monday...simmons saying after practice that he feels ready to go and that his knee feels good titans head coach mike vrable says he expects to activate simmons from the non- football injury list this week baseball season remains months away.

However, mississippi state released its 2020 season schedule mark your calendars for a three game series against an n-c-a-a powerhouse, oregon state.

The 2018 college world series re- match between the bulldogs and the beavers is february 21st through the 23rd at dudy noble field that series is just three of the 31 home games m- s-u will play this upcoming season other home series include arkansas, mizzou, texas a&m, kentucky and in- state rival ole miss ole miss football has turned a quarterback competition into a quarterback situation week one, the rebels had a definitive starter with redshirted freshman q-b matt corral week five, after an impressive performance and a corral rib injury..true freshman q-b john rhys plumlee was the go to signal caller heading into week eight, there's a rotation between the two... however, the rebels saying the constant change is not a challenge phillips: " i don't think it effects it much.

I'm confident in both guys.

Obviously each brings something different to the table.

I feel like we can be successful with either one."

Luke: "two really really good competitors that have very unique skillsets.

That's probably the difference.

Most people have quarterbacks that are similar.

These guys have unique skillsets and they're both competing.

I was very impressed with how they fed off of each other and how unselfish they were pulling for each other on the sideline.

I think that impressed the guys on the sideline as well."

The endzone game of the week is typically reserved for a match-up between a pair of the best team's in our area for week nine of the season, we're making an exception for a top-five battle in the state the first ranked madison central jaguars will enter the nest to face-off against the third ranked starkville yellowjackets madison central has yet to lose a game this season.

Unlucky for the jags, starkville has not lost a game at home since 2014 we'll be live from the nest on friday preparing you with everything you need to know before kick-off at 7 pm it's back to the gridiron for our wcbi player of the week even with one less day of practice due to last minute schedule changes, noxapater quarterback kd carter balled out.

In the tigers last game against french camp, he racked up 150 rushing yards 3 touchdowns, including a 75 yard kick return td.... for good measure, carter also added three tackles on defense that well- rounded performance carter attributes to proper preparation "it all started in the weight room.

Hard work pays off.

Just running is in my blood.

I just do it.

I just do it.

Only thing that was on my mind was trying to score.

That's all.

When i touch that ball, i just want to score.

Every time."

Carter and the tigers have a big matchup in store friday night as they take on west lowndes.


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