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New at 10 stinger goes here a gordo man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for assaulting a woman in pickens county.
District attorney andrew hamlin says 45-year-old jayson dwight latham pleaded guilty to second- degree domestic violence/strangul ation on oct.
Pickens county circuit court judge samuel junkin sentenced him to serve 10 years in state prison.
Latham was arrested dec.
13, 2018 after a woman called 911 to report he had attacked her while they were in a vehicle together.
Latham allegedly struck the victim in the face and choked her as they traveled through pickens county between 2 and 5 a.m.
The victim was able to call 911, but initially told operators that she was not in danger because latham threatened to harm her further if she called the police.
The victim was eventually able to jump from the car while on u.s. highway 82.
Latham allegedly exited the vehicle and broke her phone before leaving her on the roadside.
A passing driver offered the victim a ride to a gordo convenience store where she contacted police again.
Investigators now believe the fire at a columbus home improvement store was intentionally set.
The fire happened about 9:30 on sunday morning.
Columbus fire chief martin andrews tells wcbi firefighters believe the blaze was set by a shopper that was hoping to create a diversion.
The unidentified man took an item from the store, as employees and customers evacuated the store.
Some inventory was damaged with smoke and water.
The building was not damaged.
In a statement, lowe's says it has safety measures in place that allowed workers to quickly evacuate the store.
It says quote.."
The store reopened this morning and we are cooperating with the investigation."
Columbus police are investigating the incident.
Top a millport, alabama man is killed in a weekend accident.
The alabama law enforcement agency says the car 53-year-old darrell estes was driving collided with another vehicle.
The crash happened on highway 96 this past saturday evening about six miles west of millport.
State troopers continue to investigate the accident.
Top an autopsy will be performed on a starkville man that died in a monroe county head-on accident.
Monroe county coroner alan gurley says 22- year-old marqueze deonte lawston was a passenger in one of the vehicles.
The crash happened early sunday morning, just north of aberdeen, on highway 45.
The toyota camry that lawston was in and a vehicle going southbound collided.
Gurley says there were other injuries in the crash.
The mississippi highway patrol is investigating but declined to release any details about the crash.
Wcbi has also reached out to monroe county sheriff kevin crook to ask whether a pursuit was in progress when the collision happened.
Two people are arrested in connection with two separate shootings in columbus saturday night.
Police say the first shooting happened around 9pm on forrest boulevard.
One victim was taken to the hospital following a gun shot wound... 22 year old breezy whitmore was arrested in connection to this shooting.
Then, around 10:30 pm, a second shooting..
This time on gregory road where one person was taken to the hospital for injuries as well.
Police chief fred shelton says a person has been arrested but their name has not been released at this time.
Intro officers in columbus are juggling multiple investigations with three shootings in a span of two weeks.
But as wcbi's bobby martinez learned, the crimes are not connected.
He has more on the story.
It has been a common issue as of late... "columbus police are investigating a saturday night shooting.."
"a second columbus shooting leaves another man injured.."
"two people are injured in an east columbus weekend shooting.."
Shootings in recent weeks..
Have columbus police stepping up their patrol.
Sot - fred shelton - police chief - columbus pd "where we see large gatherings or parties or anything i'm having some type of altercation we are trying to reduce that and having them move on and enforcing the law."
The string of shootings began last weekend on brown street.
Where two people suffered injuries in what police believe was at a underage house when there's life that's been in danger then of course we are going to make that a priority."
And anyone who has information on these shootings, you are asked to contact columbus police or golden triangle crime stoppers..
First look stinger first look big picture: moisture from hurricane zeta is going to merge with a cold front and upper low pressure center tuesday night into thursday.
The end result will be a good chance of rain and a period of gusty winds.
The highest wind from zeta and and the isolated tornado threat currently looks to be along and south of the i-20/59 corridor likely be a big gradient from nw to se across our area.
Winds ne 5-15 mph.
A legendary msu baseball coach pays a visit to the starkville rotary club.
The mill conference center played host to this week's meeting.
Ron polk was the guest speaker.
Polk is a retired longtime baseball coach at mississippi state.
He spoke on diamond dogs throughout the years.
The mississippi state department of health is reporting new covid-19 cases over a two-day period.
The 675 new cases and eight deaths are from saturday and sunday.
Hospitalization numbers did improve over the weekend.
Currently, 683 people are in the hospital with confirmed or suspected symptoms. 154 of those patients are in i.c.u.
Over the two day period, lee county is reporting the most new positive cases with 27.
Yalobusha has 23, monroe has 15, and alcorn has 11.
No other counties reported more than ten new cases over that time period.
Seven additional counties in mississippi are now under a mask mandate.
The counties added today are not in the wcbi viewing area.
Lee, chickasaw, and itawamba do remain under the previous mandate.
Governor tate reeves says he does not anticipate issuing a state-wide order on election day.
However, he encouraged people to wear a mask and vote.
The other big topic at today's press conference was halloween masks.
State health leaders say every halloween costume should include a cloth mask.
"we understand it's been a long hard pandemic and if kids need a little bit of a break, there are safer ways to do it.
There's not 100% safe anything really, if you're out in public these days.
But it's the simple stuff... maintaining distance from one another, wearing a mask when you're out trick or treating, there's recommendations about having to-go bags people can pick-up so you're not interacting with somebody, frequent hand washing...that sort of thing."
16 of mississippi's 82 counties are under a mask mandate.
Starkville residents continue to mourn the loss of dan camp.
He was the former mayor of starkville and the visionary behind the "cotton district."
It's no secret that dan camp was an extraordinary business man, a dedicated mayor, and an overall pillar of the community.
His personality is described as gruff, boisterous, and exciting.
Those we spoke with today say he was also a good person... a family man... and his legacy will live on through the town he helped shape.
"he was a leader.
He was an innovator.
He was a visionary.
He saw things before any of the rest of us saw it.
He helped create starkville as it is now."
"he was one of the most giving and caring people i've met, and he really was such a dear friend."
"he's always been a visionary.
You can't say enough about what he did in terms of starkville."
Arrangements for dan camp have not yet been announced.
Stinger wx open big picture: moisture from hurricane zeta is going to merge with a cold front and upper low pressure center tuesday night into thursday.
The end result will be a good chance of rain and a period of gusty winds.
The highest wind from zeta and and the isolated tornado threat currently looks to be along and south of the i-20/59 corridor wednesday night and thursday morning.
Monday night: partly to mostly cloudy.
Lows in the 50s.
Winds nne 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy.
Some showers are possible during the afternoon with higher odds of rain moving in during the evening.
Highs mainly in the 70s but there will likely be a big gradient from nw to se across our area.
Winds ne 5-15 mph.
Tuesday night: cloudy with areas of rain.
Some could be locally heavy or or at least steady.
Milder lows in the 60s.
Wednesday: mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain.
Highs in the 70s.
Winds se 5-15 mph with higher gusts.
Wednesday night: rainy and breezy and the remnants of zeta swirl through the region.
Lows around 70.
Winds se 10-20 mph with higher gusts.
Thursday: wet and breezy, especially during the first half of the day.
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More on this story coming up.
Stay with us.
Cash 3 lottery gfx goes here as many of you already know, october is breast cancer awareness month.
Tonight, we start part one of our three part conversation on breast cancer.
Here's health talk with baptist.
No script billboard attached this week discussing breast cancer is a group is those that can invade surrounding tissue to provide the disease is more common in women each year about 50,000 women will get to do not breast cancer is the most common cancer among american women.
About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year the good news is that many women can survive the trip is found and treated early since 1990 cancer deaths have been declining there are differences in terms of cancer symptoms can conclude any change in the size or shape breasts in any area of the press a new blog in the browser under the arm have any signs that will be sure to see your care professionals join us next time this forget america's next top model ... a midwestern kid is competing for america's next top ... mullet!
Jeremy roth has today's take a look at this!
Let's hair it for the boy!
This boy .... and this hair!
12-year-old noah smith of illinois rocks an infamous hairdo that goes by many names: "business in the front-party in the back," "the nascarf" ... or quite simply-- "the mullet" noah is quite proud of his magnificent mane so proud in fact that he's entered a competition for the best kids mullet in the country yes, it is a thing!
There's even a $500 prize!
So what motivated noah's reach for greatness?
"my mom just told me 'you're going to be in this competition,' and i said 'ok.'
What an inspiring cinderella story!
Turns out, mother knows best ... noah has made it to the finals and is waiting on the results his do' has been the finals and is waiting on the results his do' has been dubbedthe "freedom flapper" and his community, stinger lane kiffin gets an explanation from the s-e-c....a look at the controversial call it's been a much needed bye week for the mississippi state bull dogs... not only have they lost three in a row... but it gives them extra time to prepare for a matchup with number two alabama in tuscaloosa... state is coming off a tough home loss to texas a&m... quarterback kj costello was benched for freshman will rogers during that one..
Head coach mike leach said after the game that they'd take the bye week to evaluate the position to determine a starter moving forward... he has provided a new update on the job i think they're neck and neck and we will continue to split the reps this week for the first couple of practices.
I don't really like splitting reps with quarterbacks i'd like to settle with one.
I prefer that approach.
We've been awfully up and down so we will wait and see who gives us the best spark ááátake monitorááá saturday's 35-28 loss to auburn was ole miss's third in a row... dropping the rebels to 1-4..
Ole miss took a one point lead late... on the ensuing kickoff it appeared the ball touched auburn's shaun shivers and was recovered by the rebels in the end zone..
By rule that's a touchdown... the ref's said there was no contact and ruled it a touchback... head coach lane kiffin got an explanation from the s-e-c today... and he was later fined 25 thousand dollars..
I really wish for our players and for our fans they could hear what i was just told.
They deserve to, i asked.
They made sure to tell me there's a policy that i can't tell you the players or the fans what they want to call an explanation for that situation was.
Everybody in the country could see that it hit him.
I asked the side judge if i need to review or challenge it and he said they looked at it and there's nothing there.
In tuscaloosa, second ranked alabama gets ready to welcome mississippi state to the friendly confines of bryant denny stadium.
Head coach nick saban and his team are well aware of the air raid system head coach mike leach and msu will be bringing to town saturday.
Today in his press conference, saban noted the "stark" differences between man and zone defenses effectiveness against the bulldogs o and why zone has faired better than the other.
"when you're that spread out on the field and they have five guys going out for a pass a time having you horizontally stretched as you are.
Play man to man, somebody gets beat then you have an issue.
When you play zone, you have a better chance of playing inside out and breaking on the ball."
We'll see if msu can make the neccessary adjustments on offense as they take on bama this saturday.
Week 8 of endzone did not disappoint!
Plenty of big time plays to choose from but only 5 can make the countdown!
Let's get to it!
#5 houston hilltoppers taking on hately.....redd parker takes the top off the defense with this long bomb for 6 to lavante holmes!!
#4 winona christian versus oak hill.....the stars blake cooper takes the hand off....shakes off 3 tacklers to get into the endzone!!
Stars get the win #3 amory on the road playing booneville....blue devils john deaton....off the back foot....chunks a bomb to carson nash for the huge gain!!!
Blue devils fall in a close on to amory #2 from our game of the week.....noxubee's chrishard rupert scrambles out the pocket....dots up marcardi johnson who dives into the endzone!!
Ref gives the approval....johnso n finishes the game with 2 tds #1 new hope taking on lafayette....trojan s tyquantez crowell gets shifty....keeps the read option....puts on the spin move and breaks another tackle for the 65 yard td!!!!
That's how you make top plays!!!
Still to come..
Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights last look.
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