Students?... this morning we look at bus safety following a fatal wreck in benton county..
A means of transportation is closed... crews continue to clean up following a massive oil spill... thanks for joining us, i'm daranesha herron..... and i'm morgan burger.
Today is wednesday september 11, 2019.... we wake you up this morning with heavy hearts... remembering the day the world felt like it stopped turning... as today marks 18 years since the attacks on our country... this morning we will have live coverage of local events... moments of silence to mourn the lives lost and moments to remember our nations heroes... / wednesday: sunny, with a high near 94.
Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.wednesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Calm wind.thursday: mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Heat index values as high as 103.
I can only imagine parents waking up and getting their children ready for school, sending them off to a day of school and hear that an accident has taken place.
A scene no parent wants to see.
A school bus rolled on to its side.
The windows shattered after the driver suffered an apparent heart attack.
The accident happened about three miles south of the tennessee state line on highway 72 and whippoorwill road in benton county.
Around 7 oclock tuesday morning... the driver of the bus is believed to have suffered a cardiac event before the crash.
63-year old william 'chester' cole was pronounced dead at the scene.
One student - cole's granddaughter -- told the coroner that she watched him clutch his chest and slump over before the crash.
This morning... several students are recovering from their injuries..
We know eight kids were treated at le bonheur children's hospital in memphis... some with serious injuries... others with bumps and bruises... "they are going to have a lot of mental and social stress.
Not just the injuries they are dealing with right now but the long term effect of this."
It will take some time for the families and students to recover from this tragedy... four of the eight hospitalized in memphis are in the hospital this morning... the others are at home recovering... so is your child safe on a school bus??
The national highway traffic safety administrations website says students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a school bus instead of traveling by car.... seat belts have been required on passenger cars since 1968... there is no question that seat belts play an important role in keeping passengers safe in these vehicles.... but school buses are different by design, including a different kind of safety restraint system that the administration says works extremely well... .
Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do.... because of these differences, bus passengers experience much less crash force than those in passenger cars, light trucks and vans..... state troopers are hoping to keep students safe with their new initiative... called operation stop... throughout the school year the highway patrol is monitoring school bus loading zones and conducting saturation patrols in order to stop any speeding and careless driving.... in tishomingo county... the tenn-tom waterway is still closed.
The e-p-a, the army corps of engineers and the coast guard are working to clean up an oil spill.
It happened at the jamie whitten lock and dam at bay springs lake... in tishomingo county... so far we know that a vessel carrying two barges of crude oil was coming through the lock headed south on sunday.
The oil is inside the lock and the army corps of engineers say there is no threat outside of the lock area.
A woman is accused of stabbing a man multiple times in new albany.
New albany police charged 28-year old monique high with aggravated assault.
The stabbing happened late sunday evening in the area of standish street and forest heights drive.
The man was taken to the hospital.
In union county, one person is now behind bars after being accused of driving a stolen vehicle from florida... the mississippi highway patrol responded to a call about a stolen car on interstate 22 just before 11:30 this morning.... troopers stopped a silver car on at the intersection of interstate 22 and highway 78 in new albany... the driver, kevin malone, was taken into custody shortly afterwards..... malone remains inside the union county jail at this time.... in monroe county, a woman is dead following a tuesday afternoon wreck.... the wreck happened on highway 2-78 near amory and greenwood springs.... coroner alan gurley said 61 year old angelia armstrong was driving her ford pickup truck on the highway when she lost control and hit some trees.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.... gurley said armstrong was not wearing a seatbelt .... happening now out of clay county... timothy birchfield, is still on the run, wanted by west point police for an aggravated assault charge... police say it happened at the quick and easy deli on brame avenue on saturday.... if you have any information you're asked to call the west point police department..... in lee county,.... a salvage operation is being conducted at the old tupelo stockyard on elizabeth street in tupelo.... a few weeks ago...workers started removing bricks from a crumbling building.... soon after heavy equipment began tearing it down... time, weather, and vandalism took a toll on the old stockyard.... workers are trying to save as many of the original materials as they can.... developers said no future plans are set on what will be put on the property.... today many people in our area and all over the world are remembering 9/11 by hosting events... w-t-v-a's kayla thompson is live in starkville where one event is taking place... today..lots of events are taking place and pretty soon here in starkville a run will get underway... two bodies recovered, one still missing... the search for a 2-year-old continues... thousands of americans died 18 years ago today,,,but the horror didn't end that day ... thousands of americans died 18 years ago today,,,but the horror didn't end that day ... we'll explain why ..
Plus... we'll tell you where you can go locally to remember the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks... and meteorologist joel young will have a look at your complete severe weather authority forecast... next... thousands of americans died 18 years ago today,,,but the two bodies recovered, one still missing... the search for a 2-year-old thousands of americans died 18 years ago today,,,but the horror didn't end that day ... plus... we'll tell you where you can go locally to remember the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks... plus... we'll tell you where you can go locally to remember the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks... plus... we'll tell you where you can go locally to remember the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks... two bodies recovered, one still missing... thousands of americans died 18 years ago today,,,but the horror didn't end that day ... we'll explain why ..
The body of a 5 year old girl has been recovered from the mississippi river .
This according to w-m-c tv out of memphis.
The body of a two year old boy is still missing.
29-year-old symphony wilson dropped off some friends at work at the fitz sunday morning.
The tunica county sheriff says wilson lost control of her vehicle and drove into the river.
Divers recovered her body monday night.
Also in tunica county - two people were flown to the hospital after a shooting tuesday afternoon.
The tunica county sheriff says a female driver and her male passenger drove 13 miles to tunica county after being shot.
The sheriff says the two were on the phone with 9-1-1 when officers spotted them.
They were were flown to a memphis hospital.
No word on a motive or a suspect.
In alabama, an 18-month-old baby is dead after suspicions of child abuse... the boy died on monday... police say charges against his mother and her boyfriend will upgrade... 24-year-old samantha mccormack will be charged with reckless murder... and 28-year-old robert elmore jr. will be charged with capital murder... police say the baby was a victim of severe beating and shaking injury... in alabama, a man was arrested in connection with a cold case murder... police say they tried to serve an arrest warrant to 61-year-old alvin allen... allen barricaded himself in his house..
Allen then surrendered to police, walking out with his hands in the air..
After years of investigation, police say allen was developed as the suspect involved in the murder of sandra williams on september 11 of 1980.
Three mississippi men were arrested in what police say was a racial attack... christopher elder, joshua matheny and michael matheny have been charged with civil rights intimidation and attempted robbery... police say a man was walking to his car in a memphis parking garage... when three men demanded his shoes... a fight broke out, and the three men used racial slurs during the attack... the man received 10 stitches to his lip... jim hood is expected to speak at itawamba community college this week... how his plans for the workforce can help you... plus... a confirmed hepatitus a case in mississippi... find out if your area is at risk... right now we're following breaking news overnight out of breaking news overnight out of south dakota... a tornado hit sioux falls - leaving damage throughout the city... breaking news overnight out of south dakota... a tornado hit sioux falls - leaving damage throughout the city... this is brand new video... the local hospital had part of it's roof ripped off - one person is being treated for minor injuries.... come off."
"i was laying in bed watching tv and it sounded like a freight train over the house so i gott up, dashed into my closet and it felt like the roof was going to come off."
The utility company reported 18-thousand people without power this morning... city officials will have a better idea of the damage once the sun comes up... so stay with wtva 9 news today... ahead... a look at how your donations are helping those affected by hurricane dorian... the race for mississippi governor ramping up... what's new with the candidates ... president trump plans to name a new national security advisor soon... after suddenly announcing he fired john bolton... the white house already has five names on the shortlist to replace him ... former deputy national security advisor rick waddell... brian hook, the special representative to iran... keith kellogg, the vice president's national security advisor..
Former homeland security advisor tom bossert..
And us ambassador to germany ric grendel... this appointment will make trump's 4th national security advisor in three years ... the candidates running for lieutenant governor will debate tomorrow night ... on the republican side -- current secretary of state delbert hose-mann... the democratic side is current house representative for district 12 jay hughes ... the two will square of tomorrow night ... you can watch the debate on abc-wtva starting at 6:30 p.m... "when i put the brakes on state debt, this place went nuts."
The first ad of the general election campaign for current lieutenant governor tate reeves is on the air... it talks about what he's done to limit government spending... and it comes two weeks after emerging from a primary runoff against former state supreme court chief justice bill waller junior... waller recently made news by not endorsing reeves, saying he's going to stay out of the general election... attorney general jim hood plans to be at itawamba community college in belden tomorrow (thursday) ... he's expected to announce his plans for workforce training programs and community college tuition assistance... hood breezed through the primary claiming the nomination over seven lesser known candidates... / today marks the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks of september 11, 2001.
Nearly three thousand people died in new york city,,, washington,,, and pennsylvania... on that day,,, a group of nineteen men hijacked four planes... two were intentionally crashed into the world trade center -- another into the pentagon,,, and the last went down outside shanksville, pennsylvania.... memorial ceremonies will take place across the country today ... there will be a moment of silence observed at the national memorial and museum in manhattan at 7:46 -- that's when american airlines flight 11 crashed into the north tower ... then 17 minutes later,,, united flight 175 hit the south tower as the nation watched in horror ... oh my god."
" there was smoke everywhere and people are jumping out the windows over there they're jumping out the windows i guess because they're trying to save themselves i don't know and and i don't know everybody doesn't know where to go they won't let.... everything is blocked off you can't even... they're telling us to get out but there is no where to go and then i heard that another plane hit and if you go over there you can see people jumping out the windows they're jumping out the window right now oh my god."
Less than an hour later,, at 8:59 --- the first of the twin towers collapsed ... the second coming down less than 30 minutes later at 9:28 ... the 16 acre world trade center site lay in ruins --- and as the nation watched the tragedy unfold in new york,,,american airlines flight 77 slammed into the pentagon at 8:37 ... president trump will attend today's memorial in arlington ... he's expected to speak after the names of the victims are read ... as the dust from the tower collapses in new york blocked out the sun,,, drama unfolded in the air above pennsylvania... passengers on united flight 93 made a heroic effort to seize control of the fourth plane... in response,, the hijackers crash the plane in an empty field near shanksville ... today,, vice president pence will deliver remarks at the national memorial there ... flags will be flown at half- staff today in honor of those who died ... you can honor their memories by volunteering, spreading kindness, and participating in remembrance vigils.
Former president barack obama expanded patriot day in 20- 16 to include a national day of service and remembrance ... this is a live look in new york .
At the 9/11 reflecting pool at ground zero ... and in just minutes family members will arrive before the memorial service begins... we'll be back in just a few moments .... at here are the top stories we're following... a school bus crash in benton county leaves the driver dead and several students injured... it happened about three miles south of the tennessee state line on highway 72 tuesday morning... the benton county school district believes the driver suffered a cardiac event before the crash... in tishomingo county... the tenn-tom waterway is still closed after an oil spill.... it happened at the jamie whitten lock and dam at bay springs lake... crews are working to clean up the spill now... engineers say there is no threat outside of the lock area.
And west point police are still searching for this man... timothy birchfield is wanted by west point police for an aggravated assault charge... police say it happened at the quick and easy deli on brame avenue on saturday.... if you have information, call the police department... thanks for joining us, i'm daranesha herron..... and i'm morgan burger.
Today is we've been talking about it all morning... today is the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks... and while we've told you about the events across the country.... there will also be some here at home... in tupelo... ham radio operators at the oren dunn museum will read the names of those killed 18 years ago today... and then tap them out in morse code... this will begin at 9 this morning and should last about 5 hours... and in aberdeen... a remembrance ceremony begins this morning at 11 on the steps of city hall.... we also know of at least one guntown middle school teacher who told us she will have a guest speaker -- who was at the pentagon the day of the attacks... and in starkville... the mississippi state university army r-o-t-c will host a remembrance run at 6 a-m at the sanderson center.... and wtva's kayla thompson is in starkville now -- where that race has begun... good morning, kayla... i'm here at the 9-11 remembrance run... it's put on by the air force and army rotc... everyone will run 4-5 miles to remember the sacrifices of the heroes of 9-11.... we try and catch up with some of these runners at the end to see why they decided to take part in today's event and where they were on 9/11... live in starkville, kt wtva 9 news... if you want to know if there's an event in your area -- contact i'm here at the 9-11 remembrance run... it's put on by the air force and army rotc... everyone will run 4-5 miles to remember the sacrifices of the heroes of 9-11.... we try and catch up with some of these runners at the end to see why they decided to take part in today's event and where they were on 9/11... live in starkville, kt wtva 9 news... if you want to know if there's an event in your area -- contact your city... results are now in for a special runoff election in lowndes county.... the race will decide the new ward 4 councilman... unofficial results show pierre beard senior winning by over 100 votes against kedgra gibbs.... former councilman fred jackson resigned from the position in july.
The federal government is giving mississippi over 18 million dollars to repair some highways damaged by flooding.
The money is part of an emergency relief package from the u.s. department of transportation ... december flooding damaged roads at least eight mississippi counties... and flooding that started in february damaged road in at least 32 counties... meanwhile... taking students to and from school just got a little greener... lee county schools are among twelve districts across the state to receive an environmental grant -- to help buy new buses... the mississippi department of environmental quality handed out a total of three hundred thousand dollars... they want to put new diesel- powered buses with tougher pollution controls on the road,,,, and replace some of the older buses.... "i already gotten six buses and im getting four more and we are getting one special ed bus but this will help us get our oldest buses off the routes we have very long routes in our county and this will be a big help for us."
The lee county school district has ten new buses on the road this year... speaking of football... it's time for you to vote for this week's friday night fever game of the week... the nominees are... aberdeen at amory..
Tupelo at westpoint... and oxford at lafayette county.... go to wtva.com to vote..... we will announce the winner tonight on wtva 9 news at 6... calls for gun legislation are growing... and congress is taking action ... plus... a company introduces new technology... what you can soon buy... in the wake of hurricane dorian... tupelo-based "eight days of hope" says it will soon begin helping those affected in the bahamas.... the organization says they will start shipping supplies within the next week.
... volunteers and crew members will distribute water filtration systems to hundreds of churches, community centers, and families... and they will also provide building materials... the founder says they expect their outreach to the bahamas to continue for months.
The state health department is investigating a case of hepatitis-a exposure in a south mississippi restaurant.
The health department says an employee of "dixie depot courtyard lane deli" in lucedale has been diagnosed with the infection.... customers who ate at the restaurant between these dates and times on your screen may have been exposed.... those who think they were exposed can get a hepatitis-a vaccination free of charge today through friday at the george county health department.... hepatitis-a is a contagious liver disease that causes fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and dark colored urine.
From t-v to iphones, apple has rolled out a bunch of new products.... three new iphones are on the way.... the iphone 11 offers a dual camera system while the iphone 11 pro and pro max come with three cameras on the back.... the new version of the apple watch has an always-on display... and apple's new video streaming service -- launching on november 1st -- will cost five dollars a month adlib wednesday: sunny, with a high near 94.
Breaking news out of ohio... a plane that took off from memphis crashed this morning breaking news out of ohio... a plane that took off from memphis crashed this morning near toledo express airport.
W-t-v-g the a-b-c toledo affiliate reports the cargo plane was hauling auto parts and crashed on top of two semis... the port authority say two people were on board the plane... but it is unclear if there are any survivors.... we are expecting more information throughout the morning, so stay with wtva 9 news today... thousands died in the terror attacks on this day in 2001 --- but thousands more have died since ... and those victims are remembered as well ... plus... a school bus crash raises questions of safety for children on board... why federal experts say your kids are safer on a bus than in a car... it has been 18 years since the september 11th terrorist attacks changed this nation forever... while many americans take part in solemn ceremonies to remember those who were killed,,, many more are still dying... than ever to remember."
Natural sound ceremony 9/6/19 it is a stark reminder that even 18 years later, the terrorist attacks of september 11th, 2001, continue to unfold.
22 new names have been added to the new york city fire department's 9-11 memorial.
Victims who succumbed in the past year to diseases they got after being exposed to toxic one of the most moving and awe inspiring tributes to the 9-11 victims returns this year.
It's called a tribute in light.
Twin blue beams of light will shoot skyward from sundown tonight until sunrise tomorrow... as we mark the anniversary of the worst terror attack in american history,,, the trump administration implementing a brand new executive order signed by the president yesterday ... it allows the united states to target terrorists without having to tie them to a specific act of terror or crime..
The order also aims to sanction anyone who finances terror groups..
An update on breaking news we've been following all morning... n-f-l player antonio brown - accused of raping his former trainer - is speaking out... brown says their sexual interactions were consensual.... his lawyer releasing this statement, saying in part quote "he will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations..."
But a lawsuit from britney taylor says brown attacked her twice during training sessions in june of 2017.... and after that -- taylor refused to work with him... but brown begged her to forgive him and start training him again... and she did.... it goes on to claim in may of 2018 , brown forced taylor onto a bed and forced himself on her... meanwhile... brown's team - the new england patriots - says they take these allegations seriously and the n-f-l is investigating... calls for gun legislation are still growing now that congress is back in session... the house judiciary committee is sending a bill meant to prevent gun violence to the floor for a vote ... it would ban high capacity magazines and set up a program to help state and local governments establish "red flag" laws... the full house needs to vote on the bill before it can advance... wednesday: sunny, with a high near 94.
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