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WCBI News at Six - September 10, 2019

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WCBI News at Six - September 10, 2019
WCBI News at Six - September 10, 2019
WCBI News at Six - September 10, 2019

Good evening..

A louisville day care owner has her day in court after being accused of leaving a two year old in a car unattended for more than an hour..

House of fame director tandreka hinton was charged with contributing to the neglect of a child..

Quentin smith was in louisville and has more from today's hearing.

Emotions were running high in court as both the daycare owner and the mother of the two-year-old took the stand.

This all stems from an incident that happened last month when the house of fame daycare in louisville took a group of students to the movies to see the lion king.

All of the kids made it inside the except for the 2 year old.

The child was responsive by time the daycare workers went to retrieve her from the vehicle.

The mother of a two-year-old says she doesn't believe the daycare owner intentionally left her daughter in the vehicle, but says it was still a mistake that should not have been made.

In court today, henton admitted she made a honest mistake by not doing a proper head count of the children once they made it inside.

The state department of health also launched an investigation to the matter.

Mdh fined the daycare and restricted their license.

As a result, the daycare can not take the kids from off it's premises until april of 2020.

Quentin back on cam the daycare owner and the mother of the two year old bother declined to give an on camera comment.

But the mother tells me she does plan to file a lawsuit against the daycare owner.

Reporting in louisville.

Quentin smith.

Wcbi news.

The two-year-old has recovered and is doing fine..

Wipe to vo an update tonight on an early morning school bus crash in benton county, that left the driver dead and several children injured..

Cbs affiliate wreg reports the driver may have had a heart attack or other medical emergency while traveling on highway 72, near hopewell crossing.

The bus went off the road and into a ditch, where it rolled over on its side.

The driver, chester cole, died.

Eight children were taken to le bonheur children's hospital in memphis.

Four were taken by helicopter; four others taken by ambulance or private vehicle.

While some of the children's injuries were serious, le bonheur doctors said none of them were critical.

It was a medical issue that caused the crash in benton county but safety is always a concern in school districts.

Allie martin talks with the director of transportation for tupelo public schools.

For larry harmon, there can never be too much emphasis when it comes to safety for school bus drivers.

"look out for the other person, don't be in a hurry, i would rather you be two or three minutes late than for someone to be injured."

As transportation director for tupelo public schools, harmon is in charge of all of the district's buses, drivers, mechanics and other support staff.

It's a huge responsibility.

Everyday, 74 bus routes take 38 hundred students to and from school.

Drivers attend regular safety briefings and training throughout the school year.

"january, reflect back on first semester, these things that happened, what areas we need to look at for second semester and after spring break we meet again, say, hey let's finish year strong, have two more months to go, april and may, these are things we need to start looking out for."

Standup bridge every bus driver has a list of safety reminders, things to do in case of bad weather, early dismissal or an accident.

But the priority for any situation is safety of students.

"what we try and do with our drivers is prepare for the unexpected, if there is an accident, our number one priority is to make sure students are safe, so first thing they will do is make sure there are no students injured, they will check all that."

There are cameras in all tpsd school buses.

40 of the district's buses are only a few years old, and harmon says there is another key factor to the safety record.

"we pray three times a day the lord will cover and protect us, we're not immune to it, it has happened all around us, but so far god has covered and protected us and we are going to continue to do that."

In tupelo, allie marrtin, wcbi news a school bond issue unanimously passed by voters several years ago, means that no tpsd buses will be more than twelve years old.

First look stinger first look tuesday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows around 70.

Light wind.

Wednesday-saturday: each day will be partly cloudy and hot.

Plan on highs mainly in the mid 90s but a few upper 90s are possible.

Heat indices may climb above 100?

At times.

Whie a stray shower or storm can't totally be ruled out odds are pretty low.

Lows should remain near 70 each night.

Take developing story stinger wipe to gfx a man police believe may be involved in drug activity with juveniles, appears before a judge today.

Last month, 27- year-old reginald moore was arrested on charges of transfer of a controlled substance.

At today's preliminary hearing, prosecutors accused moore of giving marijuana to a 13 year old.

Judge david wilson found there was enough evidence for probable cause.

Moore's case will now go before a grand jury.

His bond is set at 10 thousand dollars..

Wipe to gfx police make a second arrest in a weekend brawl in starkville's cotton district.

Starkville police say 23-year-old dakota husser of biloxi was arrested for simple assault// police confirm his arrest is connected to the fight that was caught on video and went viral on social media// the incident is still under investigation// more arrests are expected in the case/ wipe to gfx vo a man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in noxubee county pleads guilty to murder.

Allen bell pleaded guilty to second degree murder in noxubee county circuit court.

His sentencing is scheduled for next year.

Prosecutors claim bell killed 30-year-old nikita nicole wilson and dumped her body on butler road.

She was found in august 2017 but had been missing for several weeks.

Wilson was reported missing that july to choctaw tribal police.

Multiple agencies investigated the case, including the fbi, noxubee sheriff's department and mississippi bureau of investigation.

You've probably seen the posts on facebook... where a person claims they were followed while shopping in a store.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how people should react in that situation.

But... police say there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Our stephanie poole joins us with those details... law enforcement tell me... if you believe someone is following you in a store... don't panic.

Sure, it's an uneasy feeling but help can get to you quickly.

Going to the grocery store and looking for new clothes can be pretty routine chores, until an unnerving feeling sets in.

It's happened people feel like they are being followed while shopping.

Amory police department lieutenant andy long says there are immediate steps you can take to stay safe.

"the biggest things is change your direction and what you're doing and get to somewhere public.

As soon as you can get to that place public or even before then start you're process of notifying the authorities."

And the quicker you call, the more likely officers can talk to the suspicious person.

" time is crucial because as soon as you report it and as soon people start investigating it ,the more likely you are to catch up with that person to find out what was your intent.

An hour later, it's harder to pick up that trail to confirm to find out the truth to what's going on or miss a misunderstandin g or whatever it might be.

" robin's unique boutique has security measures in place and staff have strict protocol to follow.

" we have someone always monitoring the floors and we try to interact with the customers trying to be that 1-1 with them if they feel safe or if they don't feel safe.

" if there is suspicious activity in the store, employees make sure to get as much information as possible before calling police.

" we'll try to send somebody out behind them and make sure they get in their vehicle safe and leave the parking safe.

Then we would contact the local law enforcement.

" long encourages people to call 9- 1-1 for police to investigate because social media can't resolve the situation.

" going to social media as the first is not the best and is not going to solve any issue.

I know you might think i'm trying to get protection or i'm trying to keep the people safe, i promise you that's our goal as well."

Long says day and night plays no factor in these cases.

He says to always be aware of your surroundings.

Reporting in live in columbus, stephanie poole, wcbi news.

Stinger some area counties are hoping federal dollars will help smooth the way for repairs to flood damaged roads... we find out how much may be coming when we come back... welcome back... the u.s. transportation secretary says mississippi will be reimbursed 18 million dollars for extensive repairs to roads damaged by flooding earlier this year..

Clay county was one of the many counties hit by those floods and looking for aid.

Our rylie livingston takes a look at how this reimbursement could help the road to recovery..

The flood waters may have receded months ago but clay county ema director torrey williams says repairs are still on going.

He hopes to see some of the department of transportation money flow into his county.

"the 18 million from the department of transportation has to go towards the state and federal roads pot, so to say.

We're still going through to figure out which roads actually on state and federal aid and which ones are not."

18 million sounds like a lot of money but with the state and several counties cutting from the same pie, the slices could be small..

"from what i understand, it goes by how much damage is reported in that county and then they take a percentage of that and then the locals have to put a match into getting some of that money back."

Williams says fema is helping with some of their road and bridge repairs but not all of them.

"the different projects that we have, it just depend on if it's a state aid road or a federal aid road.

Then those dollars come from somewhere else, and if it's a local road that the county or the city is responsible for that comes from a different pot."

He says the important thing is to continue to document everything.

"sometimes, the state, it depends on what road it is sometimes the state will come and actually fix the road, instead of actually letting the locals fix it themselves.

But if it's something, sometimes, if it's something that the locals have fixed already, then they will reimburse you for it, but you have to be sure that you cross your t's and dot your i's to get the money.

And so we are really hoping that they open it up to us."

Todays funding is only a part of an overall emergency relief package totaling $871.2 million.

Stinger summary: unseasonably hot weather will continue into the start of the weekend.

High school football is looking good again friday evening and also for the college games on saturday.

Higher odds of rain look to return by sunday and early next week.

Tuesday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows around 70.

Light wind.

Wednesday-saturday: each day will be partly cloudy and hot.

Plan on highs mainly in the mid 90s but a few upper 90s are possible.

Heat indices may climb above 100?

At times.

Whie a stray shower or storm can't totally be ruled out odds are pretty low.

Lows should remain near 70 each night.

Sunday-tuesday: a disturbance in the gulf of mexico is expected to turn north and move across our region.

Rain and storm coverage will go up and that in turn will keep highs in the 80s.

There is a 30% chance that the disturbance could organize into some sort of tropical entity during the next few days as it enters the gulf so we'll be watching it closes.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and school football is looking good again friday evening and also for the college games on saturday.

Higher odds of rain look to return by sunday and early next tuesday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows around 70.

Light wind.

Wednesday-saturday: each day will be partly cloudy and hot.

Plan on highs mainly in the mid 90s but a few upper 90s are possible.

Heat indices may climb above 100?

At times.

Whie a stray shower or storm can't totally be ruled out odds are pretty low.

Lows should remain near 70 each night.

Sunday-tuesday: a disturbance in the gulf of mexico is expected to turn north and move across our region.

Rain and storm coverage will go up and that in turn will keep highs in the 80s.

There is a 30% chance that the disturbance could organize into some sort of tropical entity during the next few days as it enters the gulf so we'll be watching it school football is looking good again friday evening and also for the college games on saturday.

Higher odds of rain look to return by sunday and early next week.

Tuesday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows around 70.

Light wind.

Wednesday-saturday: each day will be partly cloudy and hot.

Kansas state knows all too well about kylin hill.....and their top goal is slowing down the columbus- native more college football, the last time the bulldogs and wildcats met on the football field....kylin hill introduced himself in a big way to kansas state football in the bulldogs 31-10 win, hill rushed for a career high 211 yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as adding a 16 yard receiving touchdown.... much like southern miss, k- state head coach chris klineman knows the key to slowing down the bulldogs starts with containing number 8 "he's a great player.

It's fun to watch him, hopefully it won't be fun to watch him live.

He's tremendous.

Coach malone obviously was around that team last year.

Just seeing the way that he runs, he breaks tackles, he beats you with speed, he's a great jump cut guy, he does everything and they're giving him the football enough to make plays.

I know that he' s going to be a focal point on defense for us to slow down."

Through two games, the wildcats rank 39th in the country in stopping the run, giving up 105 yards a game time to give a shoutout to the big uglys battling in the trenches, and those that help keep the lights on at home.... it's our lineman of the week for week 4 "tonight's lineman of the week is brought to you by natchez trace electric power association."

Tonight's lineman of the week for eupora is averill gladney.

Averill has eleven years of service with natchez trace electric power association.

Wcbi's lineman ?plural?

Going to that eupora eagles o-line dominant in the win against french camp...the eagles racked up 360 yards rushing against panthers.....and 519 total yards of offense in week three....led by tra mccomb's 5 td performance the eagles go on the road at union this upcoming friday how to vote.....go to our twitter and facebooks accounts at wcbi endzone....the poll will be open until around 3 pm tomorrow...find out the winner at 6pm right here on wcbi sports...

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