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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - DECEMBER 13, 2019

Thanks for joining us tonight..

With the house of representatives poised to vote on articles of impeachment against president donald trump... he has been meeting with aides and attorneys to develop a strategy for a likely trial in the senate.

Cbs's paula reid has the latest from the white house..

While meeting in the oval office today with the leader of paraguay, president trump unloaded on house democrats to use the power of impeachment on this nonsense is an embarrassment to this country.

And he said a likely senate impeachment trial will be done áhisá way trump: - i'll do whatever i want.

Look, we did nothing wrong.

..i wouldn't mind a long process because i'd like to see the whistle-blower who's a fraud.

But senate majority leader mitch mcconell doesn't see a need to drag things out because he says there's "no chance" the president will be removed from office.

Today he brushed off complaints that his coordination with the white house over the trial was inappropriate.

145738 it was done during the clinton impeachment as well.

Not surprisingly, president clinton and the democrats in the senate were coordinating their strategy, were on the same side.

This afternoon one of people at the center of the impeachment investigation - the president's personal attorney rudy giuliani - was spotted arriving at the white house just moments before the house judiciary vote.

He stayed for two hours.

Speaking to cbs news, giuliani said he wants to participate in a senate trial, adding "if they want a lesson in cross- examination, they should have me do it."

Tag: giuliani tells cbs news he is in constant contact with his client president trump even as he continues to be under investigation by the trump justice department.

Paula reid, cbs news, the white house.

Mississippi's congressional delegation is also preparing for the vote and possible impeachment.

Courtney ann jackson has reaction..

No mississippians are on the house judiciary committee but the congressional delegation was quick to share their reactions friday morning just after the house judiciary committee's vote to approve the articles of impeachment.

Millsaps professor dr. nathan shrader makes this note.

"i tend to get a bit nervous when members of the house who are not on the judiciary committee begin to weigh in on how they intend to vote on articles of impeachment before the whole house has had a chance to debate."

Both congressmen michael guest and stephen palazzo making note of speaker's pelosi's conditions for impeachment and saying they haven't been met.

Congressman trent kelly calling the articles "unconstitutional".

Democrat congressman bennie thompson tweeted that "the president obstructed justice.

Republicans can whine and lie all they want but he will be impeached."

"within the course of another week, it's very likely that president donald j.

Trump will become only the third president with andrew johnson and bill clinton to formally be impeached by the house.

So, that in and of itself is significant."

But he notes that the implications of that are also significant given the fact that trump is running for re- election in 2020.

Senator roger wicker says even if it makes it to the senate... "i'm quite certain the president will not be removed from office.

It will probably be a party line vote."

And he doesn't think mississippians are in favor of removing him from office.

"these allegations don't rise to the seriousness, even if you accept the democrats notion to remove the elected president of the united states, the leader of the free world."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news first look stinger first look summary: fairly quiet weather is expected for the weekend but it may start off on a cloudy note saturday morning, with perhaps even a few showers.

We should have more sun by saturday afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to warm into the 60s sunday it actually may end up being the better of the 2 weekend days.

A cold front will spark showers and storms on monday, some of which may be strong to severe.

Stay tuned for more details on that this weekend.

Sunny and cooler weather slides back in starting tuesday.

Friday night: cloudy with lingering showers possible.

Lows in the low 40s.

Light and variable winds.

Saturday: morning clouds and isolated showers with more sun as the day wears on.

Highs mainly in the 50s.

Winds wnw 5- 10 mph.

Saturday night: partly cloudy and quiet.

Lows in the upper 30s to around 40.

Sunday: a mix of sun and clouds.

Milder with highs in the mid 60s.

Southeasterly winds 5-15 mph.

Warmer 50s for lows sunday night.

The us postal service expects over 800 million packages and 13 ábillioná pieces of mail to be delivered this holiday season.

That means local post offices and u-p-s stores are knee-deep in christmas gifts.

Our rylie livingston takes a look at how the stores are handling the rush and finds out when you should have your packages in the mail.

It's peak holiday shopping season and with all those purchases many people need a way to send them to loved ones... that's when the rubber hits the road for the u s postal service, ups and fed ex.

"well, it's what we call peak season in business terms, typically, november, equals a month and a half of business december equals two months of average business.

So it's a very energetic time of the year we've got lots of customers coming in wanting to ship stuff to family, tons of amazon returns.

So it's a busy busy season for us.

" employees are staying busy, packing, taping, and shipping.

"our busiest day was last monday we had 6000 packages just from the city of columbus and county and columbus.

We normally have 2000 so we tripled our volume in one day," and ken oglesbee says it's just getting started.

"next monday is supposed to be our busiest shipping day."

David buchanan at the ups store says it takes a lot of preparation to get ready for the holidays.

"we certainly want to stock up, not only on supplies such as boxes bubble wrap peanuts, you know gift cards, all sorts of office supplies.

We also make sure we're stack that we're staffed up on personnel.

I want to make sure that both of our stores have plenty of trained people so that instead of learning on the job they're actually performing and being able to help those customers, so we can get them in quickly service them appropriately and get them out with a smile on their face."

"we have tripled the volume that we have so that means we had to have more carriers, more people, delivering but then it takes a lot of room in our trucks to get those packages and to their destinations."

Some people come in with their packages pre-boxed while others need a helping hand.

"grandparents are sending the grandkids multiple presents at a time.

So yeah but we try to get them all in one box that way it's not multiple boxes arriving at one time, so it'll e easier on them and us as well."

Both ups and the us postal service recommend getting your packages shipped by ánextá friday if you are using ground or first class shipping.

However; oglesbee recommends getting your packages out by áthis comingá monday due to the high volume of deliveries.

Carriers do a good job of getting those packages to their destinations, but sometimes they don't get into the hands of the people who ordered them.

Package theft goes up this time of year, but a police department in california is going high-tech to hijack some of those porch pirates..

Sot we followed anaheim detectives as they dropped the bait package on a front porch h with iphones inside it and a hidden gps tracker nats the technology allows dispatchers at police headquarters to keep tabs on their screens on the general location of the box.

It's been sending a signal since thursday afternoon sot a porch pirate hasn't hit yet but when that happens and the box moves..

The tracking device switches to gps mode and gives police an update on the location every 3 seconds.

That includes how fast the package is moving sot here's a thief in action in may.

Police say this man stole a box off of the same porch.

The gps tracker let officers to the suspect.

The homeowner set up a camera outside to record any activity.

That's one reason why detectives out the new package in the same spot.

Stinger stole a box off of the same porch.

The gps tracker let officers to the suspect.

The homeowner set up a camera outside to record any activity.

That's one reason why detectives out the new package in the same spot.

Stinger wx open 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.

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- wednesday: once the cold front passes, rain will exit and temperatures stinger making christmas special for some area kids takes help from a lot of elves..

We catch up with some of santa's helpers when we come back... as christmas gets closer on our calendars.... community organizations are working around the clock to help make the holiday a little bit brighter for families.

Stephanie poole has more on what a local organization is doing for children in the area.

Santa's sleigh looks a little bit different this year... building bridges of hope is making sure every child has a gift to open on christmas morning.

" we work with under served families everyday and once a year we just want to do a grand giveback.

A-lot of them, we're sure have a-lot of bills and stuff to pay so we wanted to be a help.

Community outreach director glenda richardson says these gifts will be going to the children of lowndes county nursing home employees.

" they care for our people, they work at the nursing homes so they're caregivers.

Whether they're working in the kitchen or whatever they're doing, they're out there taking care of families and we just want them to know that we care about them and this is our way of giving back."

And just like in santa's workshop, community volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to lend a helping hand.

" it makes my heart full of joy, it warms my spirit and really gets me in the mood for the christmas season."

" there are a-lot of kids who may not get their toys at christmas in their home, so we're just here to give back to the community because they need it really.

Being that some of them may not get to their home seeing all toys they're going to have here and then seeing the theme it might be overjoy for them."

Richardson wants these events to bring the community closer together.

"we're hoping these children that come out tonight will pay it forward one day.

We're doing it for them so we're hoping that they will learn from this and they'll want to pay it forward one day."

Toys for tots donated all of the toys.

The kids each got two toys along with a 20-dollar wal-mart gift card.

Stinger a bulldogs favorite companion will have to stay at home for the music city bowl...more on that next in sports spx normally mississippi state and cowbells are a package dea except in the case of the music city bowl unfortunately for bulldog fans, because nissan stadium is a designated safety act facility , the stadium has a policy prohibiting any noisemaker including cowbells which means nashville could be lacking some of that memorable energy players and recruits love however, head coach joe moorhead has an idea to remedy the issue...take a listen moorhead: "i'll be pretending their in my head.

When you've been to davis wade and had the atmosphere cranking like we did in the egg bowl game and we had a ton of recruits there, just listening to what they had to say afterwards and you get them on the phone and its an atmosphere unlike any other and as loud as its ever been, our fans particuarly...the dog walk was crazy you could tell how fired up the fans were going to be and certainly the course of the game led to them being even more excited and the ending.

It's an unrivaled place in terms of fan support."

Saturday, the twin states will face off in the annual mississippi alabama all star game on this years roster for the magnolia state, winona quarterback an'darius coffey however, coffey switching things up, opting to play at cornerback this weekend the winona native saying he chose to switch positions to prepare himself for his future position as an ole miss rebel...as an ole miss commit, coffey will likely play either at cornerback or defensive back regardless of the position he plays, coffey saying the opportunity is a huge honor for him and his family with former missisippi state center teaira mccowan, head coach vic schaefer and the bulldogs have been used to dominating in the paint in terms of holding down the frontcourt...the bulldogs continue to be in good hands forward/center jessika carter has been the anchor in the bulldogs lineup.... the 6-5 sophomore..aver aging fourteen points and eleven rebounds, with 2 and half blocks per game....carter saying she's happy with her performance, however not fully satisfied "it looks good, but i'm still working on getting better every day.

Getting tougher.that's the main piece that i've been working on is getting tougher and boxing out.

So i mean, my stats are good, i'm proud, i don't want to say i'm proud of that because i know i can do better.

I 'm ok with it, but i know i can be better."

"we've got to teach her, and she's has to be better about being more physical.

I think that's the piece that's keeping her from being incredible.

And she's really good right now, i love her to death, i think she's made so much headway and improved so much.

But when she gets the physical piece, and being able to play that way, she is going to be one hard person to deal with."

Mississippi state finds itself on a two game losing streak for the first time since 2017, and will have a chance to break that monday on the road against louisiana- lafayette if you're looking for college hoops this weekend you're in luck mississippi state men on the road to new jersey to take part in the never forget tribute classic, taking on kansas state the women will have to wait until next week...hail state hoops will be on the road at louisiana- lafayette ole miss....you get it all in one day on saturday..

The kermit davis game...ole miss taking on middle tennessee state at 2 pm on sec network and right after that, at approximately 5 pm....ole miss women's squad will face southeastern missorui.....cool doubleheader in oxford if you're in need of a basketball fix still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights last look.




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