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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Good evening and thank you for joining us i'm rylie livingston.

One person was taken to the hospital after a car crash in oktibbeha county.

Fire coordinator kirk rosenhan says the single- car wreck happened around 8 am saturday morning.

He says the car was heading north on old highway 25 when it left the road, hit a large tree, then ended up in a drainage ditch.

Firefighters and emt's helped the driver before taking him to och regional medical center.

The oktibbeha county sheriffs department, district 5 fire and rescue, and och were on scene.

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly plane crash in georgia.

Saturday morning, a single engine airplane crashed at the airport on saint simons island-- killing the pilot.

No one else was onboard.

You can see plane parts scattered on the edge of the woods-- the ground and trees in that area charred from the fire.

The f-a-a says the cessna c-182 took off from savannah international airport-- but they're working with the national transportation safety board to pinpoint the cause of the crash.

Flood waters in oklahoma have over taken at least a thousand homes --- and left two people dead.

Omar jimenez has details on the impact across the state.

All kent bruce could do was stare&amp; knee deep in water&amp; his home flooded.

Kent bruce: "i knew it was here so&amp; i'm just speechless right now."

It's a familiar feeling for all too many across the plains and midwest.

Many places still recovering on the tail end of what's been a week that's brought deadly tornadoes... heavy rain... and life saving water rescues..

Lieutenant colonel adam weece "it's important for us to maintain this series of dams because the water continues to flow in."

Lieutenant colonel adam weece is with the us army corps of engineers.

And over the course of days they've slowly had to increase the amount of water they release from the tulsa area keystone dam to near historic levels...just to keep up with the high water.

"the keystone dam, which has been the focus point for us most of the time has a release rate of 250,000 cubic feet per second, if you do the math that's approximately 1,000 school buses per second going through the dam."

Across tulsa area more than 1,000 residents have been impacted by flooding so far.

Karen keith "please please pay attention because the weather can be fatal, as can the river.

And obviously we are watching the levees very closely."

It's advice that applies across the state.

The governor declaring a state of emergency for all 77 counties in oklahoma.

Just north of oklahoma city...these homes are barely hanging on after flooding eroded the ground beneath them.

And in tulsa this riverside first look heat safety tips: with the hottest first look heat safety tips: with the hottest weekend of the year and lots of outdoor events, here's some tips to remember... 1 in hawaii, a hiker who'd been missing for more than 2 weeks has been found alive.

Hundreds of volunteers were looking for her.

But it wasn't until rescuers decided to search a completely different area..

That they got lucky.

Here's carter evans.

"the last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of my life.

Speaking publicly for the first time from her hospital bed.

Amanda eller describes the fear she faced while being lost in a hawaiian rain forest for more than two weeks.

"i did come down to life and death, and i had to choose.

And i chose life."

She was airlifted to safety friday after rescuers found her trapped in a ravine with injuries to both of her feet.

"i was crying with tears of joy.

You know i'm just so incredibly grateful to have my girl home."

The eupora community center played host to the 2nd annual william golden memorial singing this morning.

Gospel singers from mississippi, louisiana, tennessee, alabama and georgia gathered together to pay tribute to the famous song writer who was born in webster county in the 1800s.

Golden wrote many acclaimed gospel songs including "a beautiful life."

Singers at the event say they don't want to see the art of gospel singing and song writing die out.

"gospel music... most people were raised on this type of music.

Now today, a lot of praise and worship music has began to take its place and there's nothing wrong with praise and worship, but i would love to see the old songs continued at least in part."

Woodson says william golden is buried in spring valley cemetery in webster county.

Video in monitor for many people it's a memorial day weekend tradition.

Heading to the campground for some family fun.

And those in choctaw county usually head out to choctaw lake.

Our cash matlock brings us the story.

"it's kind of like the unofficil kickoff of summer."

John furr is a forestry technician at choctaw lake in the tombigbee national forest.

He says the holiday couldn't have fell at a better time.

"the recreation work and the use of these type areas, i've noticed over the years, are very dependant on the weather.

We have a really nice forecast, you know, for this weekend and the next few days ahead.

It's going to be pretty busy out here."

In fact, the nice weather provides campers with an opportunities to swim, hike, have a picnic, or even go fishing.

"my dad and me come camping sometimes.

We like to enter the fish contest.

I caught one, but it didn't have the tag on i" furr says when it comes to using the lake's facilities, safety is the park's number one priority.

"you know in the swimming area its always good to have a partner and never swim alone and have someone accountable for each other.

If you're in a boat, be sure to wear your life jackets."

He says the lake provides a safe and fun place for people who otherwise wouldn't have anywhere to go for the weekend.

"a lot of people depend on public places like this to come to because they don't have a place to go, especially in a rural like we're in.

They look to federal and state agencies to have places to come."

But furr says the park is about more than just having a good time... "when you come out like this, you can kind of leave your cell phones at home, and you can spend time with mom and dad and aunt and uncle and your cousins, brothers, and sisters.

Just enjoy the outdoors.

There's a lot to offer in the outdoors that you don't see unless you get out here and participate in it."

Park employees say the 5 dollar entry fee as well as the donations all go toward helping keep the park clean and functional.

Festival season is in full swing!

After the break we'll tell you all about one local festival that's celebrating its 39th year.

Stay tuned.

Video the city of louisville hosted their 39th-annual red hills festival.

Our stephanie poole went to the event and has the story.

Lines are everywhere on main street in louisville.

And getting through the maze of people might be a challenge.

From food, amusement rides, musical entertainment and a car show, crowds of people are taking over.

But those aren't the only reasons why people come out.

It's the vendors.

For the past 20 years, ann coghlan and her husband come to the festival selling art.

" god gave me some special to do.

I've always been interested in painting and in gourds."

Coghlan has decorated these gourds for over 20 years.

" they're so unique you can do anything with them."

Coghlan says putting inspirational messages on the gourds is one way she to connect with clients.

" people like to have the word of encouragement that they can just look at and pass it along to someone else that may be having a hard time."

Down the street sits vendor doreen kennedy.

Kennedy sells a diverse collection of art.

" i just love to be creative wih my hands."

Kennedy says participating in the festival allows her to connect with the community.

"it's an opportunity not to just get my word out there for people to see but to meet other vendors and getting to know other people."

Both artist say they plan to continue to participate each year.

Maddie tosses to break heat safety tips: with the hottest weekend of the year and lots of outdoor events, here's some tips to remember... 1 check on elderly and those without access to air conditioning 2 stay hydrated and drink lots of water 3 "beat the heat, check the backseat" - leave no children and pets in a vehicle 4 wear plenty of sunscreen and avoid sun exposure for too long tonight: clear, calm, and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Sunday - tuesday: look for mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies each day.

Daytime highs should be generally in the mid 90s with overnight lows around 70.

While a stray shower can never be ruled out in this kind of weather pattern we don't expect any issues at this the rebels have officially punched their ticket to the teams second consecutive s-e- c championship...hi ghlights are coming up next in sports head coach mike bianco talked about the importance of persistence after friday's comeback victory against arkansas and persistence has been the story for ole miss all week long...even in today's game against georgia, the rebels were down by two but held on, and now, ole miss for the second year in a row is headed to an sec tournament championship let's see how the rebels pulled it off..

Ole miss back at it on the diamond in hoover alabama taking on the georgia bulldogs emerson hancock getting the start for the dogs.

Bottom 1st, 2 outs.

Tyler keenan hits a double down the right field line but the rebs fail to bring him home.

Houston roth pitching for the rebs.

Still scoreless in the top of the 2nd until mason meadows takes this one for a ride over the left field wall for a homerun.

Georgia takes an early 2-0 lead.

Now bottom 4th, rebs trail 2-1.

1 on ryan olenek hits one in the sky in shallow center that no one can track and it drops down for a single.

Next batter, kevin graham lines one to right field for an rbi single tying up the game at 2 a piece.

Top 5th, 2 outs, rebs up 3-2, aaron schunk hits one to left field.

That'll be an rbi single tying the game up at 3 all.

Bottom half of the inning, 1 on.

Tony locey pitching to grae kessinger who hits this one hoover to birmingham over the left field wall.

2-run jack for kessinger.

Rebs take a 5-3 lead and ole miss goes onto close the deal and get the victory.

The final in this one ole miss 5 georgia 3.

The rebs will take on vanderbilt on sunday wcbi's chris bolton reports from hoover with more on the match-up, hey chris.

Chris bolton: the comeback kids strike again as ole miss pulls off another come from behind victory.

Now this is starting to become a trend for the rebels as every game they won this tournament they have trailed in.

Throughout the tournament the team has struggled to bat.

Today the bats were just hitting differently as ole miss had 11 hits.

It was the aggression they showed at the plate that led them to the victory.

Mike bianco "even though we had some jam shots and some balls not go our way, we also hit some balls hard at people and kept the pressure on hancock.

I thought that was the difference.

Right after the first inning, i thought we had some real good at bats that kept pressure on him and is probably the difference in the game."

Grae kessinger "we were very focused and intense.

Every pitch you could see it in the at bats and pitches that the guys were just locked in.

Those guys are really good so if you're going to beat them then that's how you got to do it."

Scott stricklin "i think they're a great team.

I think they have a chance to make a lot of noise in the post season.

If they are a 2 seed then the 1 seed won't be very happy to see them i think."

Chris bolton: now the question on if ole miss will be able to host a regional can be solved tomorrow if they win the sec championship game.

Reporting in hoover alabama.

Chris bolton, wcbi sports.

Another ole miss team trying hard to keep its season alive...highlights from arizona next ole miss looking to force a game three against arizona to keep their postseason alive bottom 1st...bases loaded...brittany finney at the plate...alyssa denham gets the strikeout to get the cats out of an early jam top 2nd...hannah bowen up to bat for the wildcats...molly jacobsen strikes her out for her second k of the inning..sends it to the bottom frame bottom 3rd...arizona up by a run... autumn gillespie with power in her arms shoots a bomb over the river and through the woods to downtown tuscon we go...knots the game up at one a piece top 7th...cats jumped out to a big lead...tillman on the mound for the rebels...arizona's carranco knocks one to short...but an error gets her through to first and also brings home the 9th run of the game for the wildcats bottom 7th...a last chance effort for ole miss..kylan becker with a single right through the middle...gets out to centerfield and becker safe at first but ole miss unable to pull off the huge comeback in this one...the road to the college world series will end in tuscon for the rebels 9-1 against arizona and it'll be back to oxford for ole miss as the season comes to a close on wednesday, msu and lsu played a game that went to seventeen innings friday evening, bit of the opposite...that game ending for the bulldogs and the tigers in just seven l-s-u's offense exploding in the third and fourth inning...totaling 12 runs for the tigers...and m-s-u could only answer back with two the game eventually being run-ruled would end the diamond dawgs dreams of obtaining the 2019 sec tournament title with that the team is headed back to starkville and preparing for the road to omaha... here's head coach chris lemonis' thoughts after the game "it kind of got away from us in the third and fourth inning.

Jt started really strong but we didn't make some plays and didn't make some pitches.

You've got to hand it to lsu.

They had some great a-b's in there and put some pressure on us.

You're playing against some of the best in the sec.

Our guys are chisled, they've been through it on the road and have been here.

We'll be ready."

We're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have a final look at weather.

A team of divers saturday put the finishing touches on an underwater art exhibition on the wreck of the usns general hoyt s.

Vandenberg, an artificial reef off the coast of key west.

The project, titled 'plastic ocean project,', created by austrian artist andreas franke, highlights the impact of plastics on the world's oceans.

The debut coincides with the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the 523-foot vandenberg artificial reef.

The 24-piece series features models, children and babies in water surrounded by plastic garbage collected along the coast of italy in a single day.

The exhibit also includes individual plastic items placed over statements relating to ocean pollution.

Each artwork is individually encased in plexiglas, mounted in stainless steel frames and sealed with silicone before being attached to the vandenberg's hull.

Exposure to salt water, algae and microorganisms will gradually transform the appearance of the pieces.

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