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We're learning new details about the circumstances surrounding the deadly shooting of a columbus teenager.

17-year-old curtis lathan was arrested yesterday and charged with murder.

A judge denied him bond.

Lathan is being charged as an adult.

Wcbi's scott martin spoke with columbus police chief fred shelton and has the latest... this deadly shooting has shaken many here in columbus.

Arylkah white was shot and killed outside of a birthday party being held at the propst park community activity center this past saturday.

I just spoke with police chief fred shelton who says it's a devastating case.

Investigators remain tight lipped trying to keep their integrity of the investigation.

Multiple sources tell us a security guard was at the party when an argument broke out.

Those same sources say the security guard fired rounds in the air to break up a fight.

Chief shelton says when they arrived there was no on in any security gear.

However he did say there was a large disturbance they were responding to at the park.

17 year old curtis lathan is believed to have fired a gun after hearing other shots and one bullet hit white.

Investigators believe white was an innocent bystander.

"from this what we're doing i again, talking about implementing measures to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

I'm requesting if a city facility is rented, that they give the police dpt a copy of the application so we'll know who is renting it and what type of event they're having.

If it's event that we feel causes concern we'll ask the renter to not have it or we'll go down there and if it's out of control or illegal activity is happening, we'll ask them to shut it."

The city has asked for copies of applications before but chief shelton tell us in this case, they didn't ask for a copy of who was renting out the propst park community activity center.

We've submitted a freedom of info request to the the city to see who rented the building.

Chief shelton says he expects more arrests and that one other person who was the party has been cited for firing a weapon in city limits.

City ordinance prohibits carrying firearms inside recreational facilities & community centers by private citzizens unless other wise approved by council or if the person has a conceal carry permit.

Centred up an update tonight... on the deadly eight- person accident that happened last month in kemper county.

A federal report says a box truck crossed the center line and hit the van.

Eight passengers in that van died at the scene.

They were not wearing seatbelts.

Investigators say the van was owned by columbus based sharp forestry.

It was on the way to monroeville, alabama.

The driver of that van was given a ticket for not having a driver's license.

The truck was owned by overnight parts alliance, based in birmingham.

If you're driving through amory, you may want to pay extra attention to the road and your speedometer..

Police are stepping up patrols..

Allie martin tells us why, and has a look at the results..

Amory police officer matt flippo is parked along hatley road, running radar in clear view of motorists.

Nats amory police chief ronnie bowen says his department has received a high number of complaints about people driving well above the 30 mile an hour posted speed limit along hatley road, and other residential areas in the city.

The chief posted a warning on facebook that officers would be conducting increased patrols in the problem areas.

"we issued the notice we wer going out to start cracking down on speeding violators."

Chief bowen says the stepped up enforcement is making a difference.

Last week, there were 23 tickets written for speeding.

The chief says during a typical week, six to seven speeding citations are written.

"speeding is not a big problem unless it;s in front of your house and your kids are playing and you're concerned about their safety.

So, what we do is out of respect for others, obey speed law, especially through residential areas, we have some thoroughfares but there's houses all along those streets in the city."

Standup bridge amory schools start back in a couple of weeks.

Chief bowen is hopeful the stepped up patrols will have a positive impact when students start back to school.

"we're fixing to introduc school buses into traffic flow in mornings and evenings, kids getting out, we don't want a tragedy, we are going to not only continue to look at speeding real close, especially school zones, there are 15 mile an hour school zones.

" chief bowen says the increased patrols will continue as long as they are need.

In amory, allie martin, wcbi news chief bowen also points out that all of the traffic details will involve marked units, in plain view of motorists.

First look stinger first look tonight: temperatures drop to the low 60s overnight under clear skies.

A few spots could dip below 60?.

We'll have to watch to see if any record lows fall tonight.

Wind will be out of the n around 5-10 mph.

Thu/fri: temperatures climb into the upper 80s thursday, and it's move - in week in webster county.

After six and half long years, the county once again has its own courthouse..

Our rylie livingston talks with county officials about how the new facility is helping them.

She joins us in the studio with more.

It was the news many people had been waiting for.

The webster county courthouse is open for business..

And on monday work officially got underway.

Over six years ago a fire destroyed the webster county courthouse, scattering county offices and employees into temporary quarters..

But now they are back together under one roof... "it's been 6 1/2 years since th courthouse burned down and when you have worked in a building for as long as we had worked in the webster county courthouse it was like losing a home but we are so excited to be in this new building and we are enjoying it."

The county office building made room for some officials, including circuit clerk sherry henderson.

While she was thankful for the space, there were some drawbacks..

"if anybody had come in to se us you could tell that we were kind of squashed together desks but it up against each other basically we could roll around in our chairs and go where ever we need to go."

That's no longer an issue..

"having all this room it jus it's wonderful we have places for books to go, we have a work room, i have an office, we have the outer office for people to come, in we have a vault we just have so much room we are filling it up really fast but we are just so thankful to have that much room."

Chancery judge rodney faver is excited about upgrades in the new court rooms. "they have got everythin state of the art we've got projectors attorneys can put evidence up for us to view and the people in the courtroom.

They've got a sound system that is outstanding it is going to be able to allow me not to have to yell the witnesses not have to yell.

We just got everything that you could possibly want in a courthouse."

Henderson does want to thank choctaw county for letting them hold court in their courthouse while they were displaced.

Take vo off top the wife of a late noxubee county supervisor will now fill his seat.

County leaders unanimously voted to appoint melinda oliver to the district 2 position.

Long-time supervisor "boo oliver died earlier this month.

The board of supervisors met this morning to take the vote.

Melinda oliver will fill the remainder of her husband's term, which ends december 31st.

Centred up the mississippi state department of health is warning of a possible hepatis a exposure at a calhoun city restaurant.

An employee at los encinos mexican grill has been diagnosed with the virus.

Customers who ate at the restaurant from july 5th to july 23rd are encouraged to get a hepatitis a vaccination.

Symptoms of the virus include nausea, vomiting, jaundice and abdominal pain.

Anyone with those symptoms should see their healthcare provider.

Stinger an area town is coming together to help kids go back to school..

We find out how they're getting students prepared when we come back..

Welcome back..

The first day of school is just a few a weeks away and that means parents are shopping for school supplies.

To help them out the first unity united methodist church in weir came together to distribute backpacks full of school supplies.

Kids from all over the community had the chance to pick up notebooks, pens, pencils, and binders.

The supplies were donated by local families and businesses.

The kids were excited to see their new gear.

"the ones that i've alread been in here looking at different things they were like oh that's nice oh that's nice is that go to my bag that's my bag and they are excited been excited."

Kids also had a chance to hang out together before getting their supplies.

Stinger weather open tonight: temperatures drop to the low 60s overnight under clear skies.

A few spots could dip below 60?.

We'll have to watch to see if any record lows fall tonight.

Wind will be out of the n around 5-10 mph.

Thu/fri: temperatures climb into the upper 80s thursday, and some spots hit 90 by friday.

We stay dry, with lots of sunshine.

Despite the warmup, the humidity levels stay relatively low for this time of year, meaning while it will be warm, it won't be all that uncomfortable.

Saturday- tuesday: all good things must come to an end which means the break from the humidity ends this weekend.

It will feel more like summer by saturday with dewpoints back in the upper 60s.

Dewpoints will also climb back into the 70s by sunday.

High temperatures will be around the high school football tour continues with houston.

More on the toppers after the break.

Spx thanks for tuning in.

Im chris bolton.

The 31st stop of the high school football tour takes us to chickasaw county...visiting with the houston hilltoppers..

Yet another uber-talented bunch for the toppers....lookin g to take the next step, and end the season satisfied..

áábillboardáááá "just let everyone in 3a know we're coming" the history makers in houston believe this year may be the best one yet.

2018 brought the toppers its first division title in 20 years....and this year's senior class has seen its win total increase in each of the past 3 seasons... "those guys have been playin together since pee-wee.

They're a very special group.

They have a very good bond, it just makes my job easy."

"we basically got the sam defense.

The way we working, i think we could be even better than we were last year."

"we've got some guys that ar coming up that are going to do a good job on the offensive line, and in the secondary.

I feel like this season, we're going to go all the way this season."

The one glaring hole head coach ty hardin's bunch will have to fill...reigning endzone offensive player of the year, jalen may... hardin believes he has plenty of guys chomping at the bit to fill may's shoes "i think we have more athlete than we've had, we just don't have that one dynamite touchdown maker.

We got several guys that can do it though, bobby townsend, zavian ford, jacory golden, red parker, allen robertson, all those guys, they can score when they get the ball in their hands."

Back to back third round playoff appearances.

Back to back seasons coming up short of a north half final.

The toppers are tired of the third round hump, and know they have what it takes to get to hattiesburg "we have a lot of talent in lot of different positions.

The third round has really been our hump, but this year, we're going to pass the third round.

We're going all the way this season."

"no little mistakes.

I mean those little mistakes add up to losses.

Last year, with the fumbles and all, it caused us to lose.

We just take that, work harder, to not make those mistakes again."

"we ask them every week every day, do we want to be a third round team, or do we want to keep making history.

We've made history every year with wins, we're not satisfied.

We weren't satisfied this past season, we're not gonna be satisfied until we take that next step."

Houston kicks off 2019 in h- town..taking on the pontoc warriors with topperpride on the high school football tour, tom eble, wcbi sports."

Mississippi state womens head coach vic schaefer is teaming up with usa basketball as he joins the coaching staff in preparation for the pan american games.

Schaefer joins the staff as an assistant coach.

Training camp for the games started today and run through august 1st.

The pan american games are held every 4 years in the year prior to the olympic games.

The pan-am games start on august 6th.

Cp3 is known as one of the best to do it at the point guard position making it that much more special for ole miss guard breein tyree to attend his camp.

The top returning scorer in the s-e- c was one of 24 players to receive an invite to chris paul's elite guard camp last weekend.

Last season, tyree averaged 17.9 points per game.

The 1st team all s-e-c guard enters his senior campaign with 1,187 career points ranking him as 28th on ole miss all time scoring list.

Attention soap opera fans, today's episodes of the young and the restless and the bold and the beautiful áwillá air tonight after the late late show with james corden.

The programs were pre-empted by today's coverage of the mueller hearings.

Both shows will air in their entirety starting at 1 - 05 am..

So set your d-v-rs..

Last look stinger last look tonight: temperatures drop to the low 60s overnight under clear skies.

A few spots could dip below 60?.

We'll have to watch to see if any record

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