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WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, May 21st 2019

Heartbeat abortion ban is being challenged in federal court.

Thanks for joining us tonight..

This is a day that lawmakers knew would come.

All of the debates at the capitol included the likely legal challenge.

And it all comes as the state continues to appeal the decision of the last abortion ban.

Courtney ann jackson has the latest.

This same courthouse---the same judge.

Last year---the law in question was a 15 week abortion ban.

This year---a more restrictive law was passed.

"it is law."

The law prohibits most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Judge carlton reeves said in the courtroom that the legislature's decision to pass a more restrictive ban than what the court struck down previously "sure smacks of defiance to this court," the center for reproductive rights is representing the state's lone abortion clinic.

"we're asking the court to block the law before it takes effect on july 1 because it would essentially extinguish the right to abortion in this state.

Because it bans abortion before many people even know they're pregnant.

It's essentially a total ban on abortion."

The state's attorney argued the new law is not an outright ban on abortion but a limitation on when the procedure can be done.

While the plaintiffs say it is unconstitutional and in defiance of the supreme court precedent.

Governor bryant knew a repeat court case was likely on the day he signed the bill.

"if they do not believe in the sanctity of life, those that are in organizations like planned parenthood, we will have to fight that fight.

But it is worth it."

The state has one remaining abortion clinic.

And the director says these developments have sparked more questions from patients.

"they've been calling thinking we are closed trying to make sure that we are still open and seeing patients and we are just reassuring them that we are.

And that we are going to be fighting for this."

The hearing lasted nearly two hours this morning.

Judge reeves says he plans to issue a decision soon but did not say exactly when.

The hiring freeze in the friendly city doesn't stop the swearing in of a new firefighter.

During tonight's city council meeting, the newest member was officially sworn in for duty.

Mayor smith says that's because the fire department is budgeted for 70 firefighters and only had 69 before today..

Also during tonight's meeting, the council approved the submission of a-i- p grant application for the runway crack seal project for the columbus- lowndes county airport.

The future of the j-l king center is in limbo and its leaders are now asking the city of starkville for help.

Program manager latalla harris went before the board of alderman tonight asking for funding.

The center has been funded by the emerson family center programs and due to budget cuts, it's no longer able to support the j-l king center.

The j-l king center offers adult education classes and after school programs. it has a staff of three and operates on an annual budget of 60-grand.

Through private fund raising the j-l king center has raised about 25-thousand dollars.

They're hoping the city can help keep the doors open..

Harris says if they dont secure funding soon...the center will close at the end of july.

The west side of town is pretty much land locked...we have no gas stations there arent any restuarants everything is pretty much on 82 harris says roughly 50- people come to the center each day.

First look stinger first look tuesday night: partly cloudy with a few isolated showers during the early evening.

The showers will fade away but some clouds will increase late.

Muggy during the evening with 80s giving way to 70s.

Overnight lows should be in the upper 60s to around 70?

With southerly breezes between 5 and 15 mph.

Warm business and community leaders from 17 counties throughout northeast mississippi heard about strengths and weaknesses of the area during an annual meeting sponsored by the create foundation.

The "state of the region" meeting featured presentations by experts in manufacturing and education.

One of the most pressing needs for the region and the state is workforce development.

Experts say programs, like the toyota wellspring education fund, are vital when it comes to helping students in elementary through high school, think about and prepare for a career.

Doctor kristy luse is president of the toyota wellspring fund and says students must be exposed to the wide variety of educational options available after high school.

"most students don't understand that when they leave high school there are many options, they can receive a certificate, they can have a few college hours, community college or even higher ed, but students need to understand there are various options beyond a four year college degree to be successful, have a living wage and stay in their community and contribute to our local economy."

Experts at state of the region also emphasized the importance of community colleges for workforce development and training.

As trade tensions between the united states and china heat up, furniture manufacturers across north mississippi are looking at how they may be impacted.

Our allie martin talks with business leaders about the president's recent decision to raise tariffs on chinese made goods.

For nearly fifty years, hassell franklin has been at the forefront of furniture manufacturing in northeast mississippi, weathering good and challenging economic times.

The recent trade war between the u.s. and china is making an impact on franklin's business.

"these tariffs, obviously, our intellectual properties have been stolen by china for all these years, and that needs to be changed, obviously with tariffs, in our industry, it brings on great issues."

President donald trump followed through on a threat to raise tariffs on chinese made goods to 25 percent.

And while more than a thousand workers make furniture at franklin's houston plant, some of the raw materials come from china.

Those materials will now cost more.

"normally when you go for an issue, and you strive to solve that issue, there's some pain along the way and certainly there's pain along the way, but in the end, this is what we need to be doing."

Mississippi manufacturer's association president jay moon is an advocate for the industry in the magnolia state.

He says furniture makers are bracing for short term impacts, but also see the bigger picture.

"it's a course correction and what we've asked the administration to do, is we understand we need to get rogue players like china to follow trade laws, not violate them, not steal intellectual property rights, so we know it's necessary to make a course correction, we ask them get it done, get to the table , get it negotiated and let's move on."

Moon says manufacturers are also looking for other, non- chinese sources of raw materials until trade talks resume.

Allie martin, wcbi news tariffs were increased from 10 to 25 percent on chinese exports.

Stinger cloudy with a few isolated showers during the early evening.

The showers will fade away but some clouds will increase late.

Muggy during the evening with 80s giving way to 70s.

Overnight lows should be in the upper 60s to around 70?

With southerly breezes between 5 and 15 mph.

Wednesday: variably cloudy, warm, and humid.

Daytime highs in the upper 80s to around 90?

Can be expected.

There is a 20% chance for a few pop-up showers or storms but most locations will remain dry.

Lows are going to remain in the upper 60s wednesday night.

- advertisement - thursday-tuesday: a big area of high pressure is going to keep our region sunny and hot all the way through the long memorial day weekend.

Look for highs as warm as the mid 90s with overnight lows in the upper 60s to around 70?.

The chance of rain is basically showers will fade away but some clouds will increase late.

Muggy during the evening with 80s giving way to 70s.

Overnight lows should be in the upper 60s to around 70?

With southerly breezes between 5 and 15 mph.

Wednesday: variably cloudy, warm, and humid.

Daytime highs in the upper 80s to around 90?

Can be expected.

There is a 20% chance for a few pop-up showers or storms but most locations will remain dry.

Lows are going to remain in the upper 60s wednesday night.

- advertisement - thursday-tuesday: a big area of high pressure is going to keep our region sunny and hot all the way through the long memorial day weekend.

Look for highs as warm as the mid 90s with overnight lows in the upper 60s to around 70?.

The chance of rain is basically zero so get those weekend showers will fade away but some clouds will increase late.

Muggy during the evening with 80s giving way to 70s.

Overnight lows should be in the upper 60s to around 70?

With southerly breezes between 5 and 15 mph.

Wednesday: variably cloudy, warm, and humid.

Daytime highs in the upper 80s to around 90?

Can be expected.

There is a 20% chance for a few pop-up showers or storms but most locations will remain dry.

Lows are going to remain in the upper 60s wednesday night.

- advertisement - thursday-tuesday: a big area some area youngsters are gearing up for a summer full of robots - music and virtual reality... don't tell the kids, but there may be a few lessons in there too..

We explain when we come back... welcome back..

Summer is almost here and that means kids everywhere are packing up their books and preparing for fun in the sun.

But just because it's summer doesn't mean learning has to stop.

A choctaw county elementary school is looking to keep students growing.

Our rylie livingston has the story.

School is coming to a close and students and teachers are getting ready for a well deserved break.

But at weir elementary school the learning experiences are just beginning.

"we are also offering a stem literacy based summer program for our students."

It's full of hands-on activiti, and teachers like julie chase hope that makes the ideas ástická.

"by bringing this in we are creating some fun experiences for the students to continue learning even though they're not feeling like they are learning.

You're learning about angles you're learning about weight you're learning about buoyancy but you're doing it with hands all materials."

They're hoping to slow what's known as the summer slide.

When school starts back teachers often find themselves recapping lessons from the year before.

"it's all about keeping the students momentum moving forward and just enhancing that learning experience and enriching it.

Moving them forward."

Many bigger towns and cities have programs like this every summer, so for a small town like weir, chase says it's a big deal.

"sometimes were overlooked because we're small but great things come from small communities.

We may be a small community we want the students to know it doesn't matter how small you are you can do big things to."

Weir elementary will also be hosting a summer food service program for all students in choctaw county in june.

Chase says the school wants to give back to the community.

It has been nearly a year since the noxubee county school district was taken over by the state.

There were several financial and academic issues to address in the district.

Rodriguez broadnax was appointed as the new interim superintendent.

Broadnax says the first year has been challenging.

The senior class at noxubee county high school was probably impacted the most, as the upheaval began right as they started their final school year..

But they accepted that challenge.

"if the curriculum would have changed and it did a little bit but i was not scared of that .i face things head-on even if i am scared and i accomplish my goals."

" it may seem hard during the time, but your mind has to be set on the end goal.

At the end i will be the salutatorian of my class, at the end my gpa will be high, at the end i wille done with college.

You have to look at the end goal.

" noxubee county graduates this friday night at e- m-c-c in scooba..

Stinger the rebels are on to the next one with an opening day win to the sec tournament... the highlights from hoover, next in sports..

Mississippi state continuing to invest in the head of its football program joe moorhead and msu agreeing to a four-year contract extension through 2022.... mississippi law prevents public officials from having contracts more than 4-years, so this being the additional contract ....but moorhead does receive a raise....earn an additional 1.8 million dollars over the course of the 4-years moorhead led mississippi state to an 8-5 record in year one, becoming the first msu coach to win 8 games in his inaugural season since 1939 ole miss set to defend it's sec tournament crown, taking on missouri.... tigers get on the board first....austin james with an rbi base hit in the second.....that'd be all for missouri, a masterful day on the mound for will ethridge rebels get what they need in the fifth, thomas dillard belts one to left field.....jacob adams scores, and ties the ball game cole zabowski gives the rebels the lead.....base hit right up the middle, that brings dillard home....ole miss up 2-1 the rest of the way and in to close it....ryan olenek.....the man does it all for ole miss strikeout the close out the ball game, back to back saves for the all- everything for ole miss rebels win 2-1, advancing to face 2-seed arkansas on wednesday texas a&amp;m starts the tournament off with a bang, walking off florida in 10 innings ole miss defeating missouri auburn defeats tennessee 5-3 lsu and south carolina in action right now, on the sec network.

The winner of that one advancing to take on mississippi state in the final game of the day tomorrow.... ole miss softball prepares for the second super regional appearance in history...off to the desert to face the sixth overall seed arizona the rebels are familiar with going out west for a super, traveling to ucla in 2017... head coach mike smith says the high from the weekend will need to come down, as simply being there isn't enough for ole miss softball.... "before our practice today, i said look.

Has the excitement of this weekend worn off, and of course they're like no, no, no, not yet.

Now i'm like, we need to focus on what our goal is.

We're not just happy to get to arizona, we're not just happy to play u of a to get to a super regional.

We've been to a super regional before.

We were close to beating ucla.

Now the next step in this program, in our culture is to take that next step and get to oklahoma city."

"we've seen the best pitchers that the sec has to face.

We did a pretty good job of winning every series, except for georgia.

I feel like we've been successful off of the best pitching, so i feel like that's a good confidence booster."

"we've played so many great teams that have offenses like that.

We've faced the best hitter in america, and that's really prepared us to continue our season past arizona."

Rebels begin the super regional against arizona on friday game one coming at 7pm on espnu then the rebels getting national spotlight in game two, 8 pm first pitch on espn2 changes coming to hamilton football former head coach josh baty has stepped down after four seasons, after taking an assistant position at nettleton hamilton has hired former neshoba central offensive coordintor wade pierce as head coach pierce spent seven seasons with the rockets, leading the offense to one of its best seasons in nearly two decades the daily journal was the first to report.

Two member's of okolona's 2018 championship team will be looking for another title at the next level the chieftains jacorrius stanfield signing with pearl river cc, and jamal moore signing with coahoma cc to continue their basketball careers combined stanfield and moore averaged 40 p-p-g and 16 r- p-g..

Off a longtime tupelo city councilwoman is honored for her years of service to the community..

Nettie davis was named this year's winner of the "jack reed senior community leadership award."

At today's annual "state of the region" meeting.

Davis was recognized for her many contributions, including helping to revitalize her ward, organizing the communities forward festival, and advocating for civil rights.

The lifelong tupelo resident says she is surprised and honored .

"i work very hard, helping people in the community, i don't work to get any kind of rewards for it, but this is really a great award for me to be able to know people respect my leadership and what i can do to make city of tupelo better and help people in this community.

" davis is in her 5th term on the tupelo city council... last look stinger last




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