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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 26, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 26, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 26, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 26, 2019

The search continues tonight for a suspect accused of stabbing a man at the mississippi state university's student union.

Thanks for joing us tonight... it was after five this evening when a maroon alert went out alerting students and faculty of the reported stabbing// msu chief communications officer sid salter says it appears a work dispute between to people who work in the in the student union is what led to the stabbing// both are employed by the university as custodial workers// the victim was taken to o-c-h to be treated and is in serious but stable condition// msu police know the individual they're searching for who is identified to us as a black male seen leaving the campus in a maroon suv// the student union will remain closed until 7:30 tomorrow morning.

University officials say there's no active threat on campus// the owner of a health supply company in amory is in custody after a multi-agency raid on his business// agents with the mississippi attorney generals office along with officers from both the mississippi and alabama pharmacy boards descended on the medpoint building early this morning and have spent the bulk of the day there// wcbi has learned that medpoint owner phillip minga has been taken into custody on charges from russell county alabama// the sheriff there was not available to describe the charges against minga.

But the spokesman for the department confirms he has waived extradition and arrangements are being made to take him to southeast alabama// minga is also under investigation by the u-s attorney in north alabama for allegedly billing medicaid for hundreds of thousands of diabetes test strips he never purchased// that case is focused on a company called priority health care// the feds say minga is a ghost owner// it is not known if this search is connected to that case// an emotional night as friends and family remember the life of ole miss student ally kostial// a vigil was held at her her high school in st.

Louis// tuesday investigators arrested 22- year-old brandon thees- feld in connection to her murder.

Friends shared their memories of the aspiring marketing major// "she didn't deserve wha happened to her.

Nobody does but she doesn't especially.

And i just want everyone to remember that.

I want everyone to focus on how good of a person she was and how much joy she brought the world, how positive she was and not the situation."

""i'll never forget th beautiful smile.

It was just such an ally thing to do.

She's such a wonderful person.

And she'll be missed by everyone."

"i think it really set in when was talking about the memories that we had and i looked up to see everyone who she impacted."

A public funeral is being held saturday in st.

Louis.

Take developing story stinger wipe to vo some good is coming from the national spotlight on the vandalized markers dedicated to the memory of emmett till// new signs are being created to replace the damaged markers, and they will be bulletproof// earlier this week a picture showing 3 ole miss students posing with rifles in front of a bullet damaged emmett till marker surfaced on social media// while there is currently no evidence that the 3 were responsible for the damage, the image has garnered a lot of national attention, and even prompted university police to turn the photo over to federal investigators, who deemed there was no specific threat// so far there is no word on when the new signs will be placed// take new at 10 stinger about a dozen candidates running for elected positions in lowndes county turn out for a public forum in crawford// the forum was held at the crawford community center// during the two hours, each candidate was also given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their platforms. crime, business recruitment, and prison reform were among the topics of questions asked by audience members.

Mississippi's primary elections are august sixth.

It's been 2 years since the equifax data breach and now they may owe you money.

Courtney ann jackson explains how you can claim it.

Depending on how involved you got after initial word of the equifax breach---financial planner nancy anderson says---you could qualify for even more than the 125 dollar minimum--even without receipts.

"you can file for a number o other claims. you can say, i spent a lot of time, which i did, freezing my credit, unfreezing it later on, dealing with all these issues.

So, you can file for up to 10 hours where you just state, this is what happened, this is how much time i had to spend and you get paid $25 dollars an hour."

If you have documentation you had to deal with identity issues---you can be paid for up to 20 hours.

The web address is equifaxbreachsettlement.com.

Scroll down to the "find out i your information was impacted" box from there---you'll be asked for your last name and last six digits of your social security number.

And it will tell you on the next screen if your personal information has been impacted.

If it has, you'll get the option to file a claim.

"there is a limit to th settlement.

So, if everybody's jumping in ahead of you... it may run out."

And remember---you won't get the money right away.

"the earliest it will be as soo as it closes and it's going to take awhile because they're going to have to process it.

So, as we've been saying...don't use that for your christmas spending.

It's not going to make it in time."

Courtney ann jackson,wcbi news mississippi's giant house party kicks off today.

Crowds are growing..

So is business..

The rides are all in place and fair goers are excited for what's to come at the neshoba county fair.

Local businesses are also excited because they are benefitting from the population surge.

Steve wilkerson owns a store in downtown philadelphia and says the fair definitely brings a boost "we see a great influx o people spending money.

Not just retail clothing but grocery stores and building supplies - that type of stuff.

It's really a christmas in july for us."

Several stores in downtown philadelphia are selling fair- themed items. there will be a rodeo tomorrow night starting at 7:30.

First look stinger first look summary: the weekend is looking like it will be sunny, warm, and mainly dry.

Humidity levels will gradually increase but higher odds of rain and storms will have to wait until next week.

No big weather maker appears to be on the near term horizon for our region.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid 60s with calm wind.

Saturday-sunday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

A stray shower or storm can't be totally ruled but odds are 10% or less.

Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with light southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph can be expected.

Lows return to the upper 60s.

It was once just a concept.

Now construction on the the partnership school in starkville is getting closer to completion.

Officials from the starkville oktibbeha consolidated school district and mississippi state university got a tour of progress today.

Our rylie livingston was able to go along as well.

The dream is becoming a reality.

Construction is in full swing on the starkville oktibbeha school district and mississippi state university partnership school.

"i'm excited i'm ready for to b complete i'm ready to see the whole picture put together but i'm very excited it's been a long time coming but it's going to be well worth the wait."

On friday school board members had the chance to tour the building to see how things are coming along..

Armstrong middle school principal julie kennedy says she is thankful to be included in the process.

" i've been included in man parts of the planning phase from talking to teachers early on and letting them have some say-so in the things that were needed in our school to meeting with the architects are in our superintendent and board on the things that we want to make sure that her students have opportunity to have everything they need."

It may be a lot of concrete and steel beams right now but superintendent eddie peasant says it won't be long until it looks like a school.

"pretty soon we will get t see walls actually being covered and then painted of course furnishing the building but then even before that he just completing the campus the outdoor space of the campus which we are excited about we'll have a playing field and other learning areas for students outside of the building."

When it's completed the school will have 60 classrooms and house around 850 sixth and seventh graders.

It will also give aspiring teachers a place to further their education.

"being able to educate futur teachers in this building and having them have access to our students and teachers to learn to go into one of the greatest professions in the world we are excited to be able to be a part of creating better opportunities for our future teachers."

Pah - sant says construction is expected to wrap up in january and hopes to have the school up in running in time for the start of the 20 school year.

Starkville high school students will have something to be excited about when school starts back..

The gym has had a facelift.

Since may crews have been installing new floors, digital score tables, and updated locker rooms. administrators tell wcbi the gym reno should be completed next week with the locker update the week after.

Stinger wx open summary: the looking like it will be sunny, warm, and mainly dry.

Humidity levels will gradually increase but higher odds of rain and storms will have to wait until next week.

No big weather maker appears to be on the near term horizon for our region.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid 60s with calm wind.

Saturday-sunday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

A stray shower or storm can't be totally ruled but odds are 10% or less.

Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with light southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph can be expected.

Lows return to the upper 60s.

Next week: we're boosting rain chances monday - thursday to around 30-40%.

Seasonably warm and humid highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s are likely along with lows around 70.

Stay connected with levels will gradually increase but higher odds of rain and storms will have to wait until next week.

No big weather maker appears to be on the near term horizon for our region.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid 60s with calm wind.

Saturday-sunday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

A stray shower or storm can't be totally ruled but odds are 10% or less.

Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with light southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph can be expected.

Lows return to the upper 60s.

Next week: we're boosting rain chances monday - thursday to around 30-40%.

Seasonably warm and humid highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s are likely along with lows around 70.

Stay connected with @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram stinger levels will gradually increase but higher odds of rain and storms will have to wait until next week.

No big weather maker appears to be on the near term horizon for our region.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid 60s with calm wind.

Saturday-sunday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

A stray shower or storm can't be totally ruled but odds are 10% or less.

Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with light southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph can be expected.

Lows return to the upper 60s.

Next week: we're boosting rain chances monday - thursday to around 30-40%.

Seasonably warm and humid highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s are likely along with lows around 70.

Stay connected with @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram stinger when we come back we check in on an event that combines 2 of the great tastes of summer... if you were looking for good burgers russell street in starkville was the hot spot.

Bud and burgers was a little friendly competition between restaurants, businesses, or anyone who wanted to grill, to see who could make the best burger// there was live music, and endless amount of burgers to try not to mention prizes for first, second and third place.

Bulldog burger was just one of several restaurants competing// "the grand prize is braggin rights and that's we're out here for.

Like i said we're out here to have a great time and build a sense of community" zachary's from right here in columbus participated in the contest and got third place.

First place was w squared and the people's choice was commodore bob's.

Take vo off top the goal of this game is to resurface the courts.

The first aberdeen celebrity game played out today.

Money raised will go in the re-do budget for the basketball courts at general young park.

Hometown athlete rashad pargo hosted the tournament.

Aberdeen park and recs director michelle stewart said it will take 10 to $11 thousand dollars to resurface all of the courts.

She wants this to be a place of community pride.

Something for the kids to do.

I would rather them to come to the gym and play or be able to go to their own community parks rather than being out on the street and get in trouble.

It's just a way for them to come and interact with others and be safe at the same time.

Teams participated in age groups.

Stewart hopes to hold more tournaments to raise money to reach the goal.

Stinger 60 schools in 60 days begins academy week with the cougars of calhoun academy...see the preview next in sports spx open we kick off academy week with the calhoun academy cougars the cougars are facing a challenge this season that most teams are fortunate enough to not have to experience as the team works day in and day out...they're forced to wonder if they will even see the field this season calhoun academy is stop #33 on the high school football tour.

Billboard "this year i'm just hoping w can play!

Just play!"

It's not a every day a football team goes into the season unsure if they will play, but that's the situation at hand for calhoun academy.

The cougars currently don't have enough players for a team.

"right now we got 7 peopl out, and we're still beating the bushes out trying to find some more kids to play."

"i knew we were going to b low on numbers but i figured we'd pick up some more people.

It just hasn't happened."

The prospect of not having a season is taking its toll on everyone.

"i won't be here.

If we don't ge enough then there's no need in me being around because there won't be a need for a coach if you don't have a team so i'll probably sit out awhile."

"i've played football since 3r grade.

I guess it would be different without it one year especially senior year since i'd never be able to play again."

"it's kind of sad but i guess it' going to be rough trying to piece everything together, but maybe we'll get a couple more guys before the season starts."

The players have done everything in their control to get more guys as they continue preparing for the season.

"while we're hanging out an stuff, we'll ask other people if we see them.

We ask people on social media and everything.

That's about it."

"i've asked multiple people lik on snapchat, put people in a group chat and asked them.

A few people have posted on facebook."

Ultimately, the cougars understand that this is simply the hand they've been dealt.

"my heart and soul is in thi place.

I love it and i love the kids.

Sometimes things happen that you can't control and this is one of those times you have to do what you got to do "i'd be happy.

It would be fu one last year to go out try to win a few games and see what goes from there.

Try to make the playoffs.

Make a run" reporting on the high school football tour in calhoun city.

Chris bolton wcbi sports.

It's n-f-l traing camp season normally an exciting time and not much could dimish that...well, besides a typical nightmare which is player injuries former ole miss wide receiver and current tennessee titan left practice after slipping during an early drill brown reportedly was taken to the locker room and did not return for the remainder of practice in the post practice press conference titans head coach mike vrabel saying that as of right now there is not a whole lot of concern in thirteen weeks you can go and watch mississippi state women's basketball ball out at the humphrey colliseum the bulldogs finalized their non conference schedule..

The slate kicks off with a four game homestand...the first match-up against the school down south, southern miss in case you cant wait that long they also have an exhibition game against lubbock christian on november fourth you can go see the full schedule on their website at hailstate.com former diamond dawg infielder and assistant coach, will coggin is rejoing the s-e- c but not in the west coggin joins the kentucky wildcats baseball staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator coggin left mississippi state at the end of the 2017 season shortly after the bulldogs were eliminated by lsu in the super regional the last time the two teams met was back in 2018

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