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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, March 9th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Good evening and thank you for joining us.

I'm rylie livingston.

Today brought another round of severe weather and multiple tornado warnings were issued.

To start things off we are going to turn things over to chief meteorologist keith gibson for a first look at out weather.

First look showers and storms are slowly exiting the area tonight, and our severe weather threat is over.

I'll have details on a quieter sunday forecast coming up.

Lows will range from the upper 40s to upper 50s tonight.

Highs on sunday will be in the 60s to around 70 under variably cloudy skies.

A power-line is down on bluecutt road near heritage academy in columbus.

Columbus they were going to review the pictures we got to us this one here from marty calhoun out of akron mississippi this was a tornado warns norm as it through the area early construction and that we got here out of a wreath of shell area we did have a lot of strong storm the region today and into the less the damage this was think of our own garage jacob dickey in columbus mississippi we are left with some trees down power lines down across the area as well luckily though we haven't had any reports of injuries as well here's a little bit of lowering your brakes should be that we got this really went from earlier this afternoon video i want to show you is well of the storm getting through southern ottawa county shelf out there and you can see that lightning strike really bright there vector area where the recommended don't go out and try to get you if you can think let me know we did have any injuries ...a power-lis down on bluecutt road near heritage academy in columbus.

Columbus emergency management direct cindy lawrence says a tree fell on the power-line around 7pm tonight during severe weather.

Columbus light and water as well as the columbus police department were on the scene.

So far, that's all of the reported damage from tonight's severe weather within the city of columbus.

It's been two weeks since an ef 3 tornado devastated parts of columbus.

Today is the first severe weather threat tornado victims have faced since the february 23rd storm.

"it don't look like home no more.

It don't look like where we grew up at."

Catherine richardson has lived in columbus her whole life, and she says she's never seen anything like this happen in her community.

"they're hurting.

You know--everybody.

The people are hurting, but they are pulling together."

Since the tornado, columbus residents have been trying to move forward... but today's threat of severe weather has many looking back.

"everything was bright.

It was just like an old photo.

When you take the flash you can't see nothing and you can feel the heat...one vehicle came down... i was looking at it.

It came out of the sky and just dropped with a stick through it, you know."

The possibility of another tornado has many in the area developing plans of action.

"oh yeah, my plan is to go out of the back door and go up under the house.

You know because it's a low area right there, and it's up on a block foundation."

"i'm going home.

I'm going to pray and hope everybody else gets in a safe place.

Take care of each other.

Watch out for each other."

Sam neal says everyone should have a plan in the event of severe weather.

"say a prayer and make a plan of what they are going to do.

Don't panic.

Make a plan.

Be ready to do an exit or wherever you are going to go.

Make a plan."

"all in all, we just hoping and wishing that we don't see no severe weather like that because it was tragic.

It was like two locomotives coming."

In case of severe weather new hope high school, lowndes county career tech center, and caledonia elementary school have built in tornado shelters available to the community.

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one-hour before you go to sleep tonight.

And the time change also means it's time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. amory assistant fire chief lee wright says it is especially important if you have older smoke detectors that don't have the long battery life of newer models.

"some of the newer smoke alarms now you can't even replace the battery.

They say they've got a lithium battery that's supposed to last for ten years.

But i have seen them in a couple years actually go bad.

They still do make the ones you have to change the batteries out in them.

And likei say even the other ones you want to test them once a month."

Wright also says you might want to consider purchasing a fire extinguisher.

He says amory residents can call the fire department for help with smoke detectors, and most other communities should provide the same service.

Some children in amory are safer tonight after being issued special id's by law enforcement.

Wcbi's chad groening has more.

They camped out at the amory walmart store.

The police and fire departments had representatives on hand to issue special id cards to area children.

The kids were measured for height and weight, photographed and fingerprinted.

The information was then put on a laminated card and given to the child.

"the reason why we're doing the id's is just in case say a child turns up missing at least the parent has some sort of id or recent id to show the police or fire department, and it's also just a fun activity fr the kids."

But jones says the id's make it much easier for law enforcement to find the missing children.

"it's easier because it's actually a recent photo you know we have a recent photo where we could easily identify a child because a lot of times when we're searching they are several different kids in the area sometimes when we're searching to make sure we do have the right child is located.

And it gives us an estimation of height and weight."

And they also stressed the importance of car seats.

"it's very important because a lot of car seats that we come in contact with in the back of the car are improperly installe.

They're usually too loose because a lot of parents they don't want to hurt their child tightening it down.

But we just make sure it's installed correctly so nothing happens if they get into an accident."

"the car seat thing is you know to keep them safe while their car is in motion.

It doesn't matter if it's going ten feet or fifteen feet, you need to have the same as your seat belt when you're traveling.

It's to keep them safe because you never know when you're going to have an accident."

Child car seats are mandatory in mississippi.

Chad groening, wcbi news, amory.

The amory police department says if you were unable to get id cards for your children, you can arrange to do so by contacting them.

Maddie tosses to break of tonight: showers end from northwest to southeast across the area this evening.

Overnight lows drop into the 50s.

Don't forget we spring forward 1 hour tonight.

Sunday: our area should have a drier, more stable day with better rain chances setting up across central and southern parts of the twin states, especially south of us-82.

Highs in the upper 60s to around 70 are still likely under variably cloudy skies.

Cooler 40s return sunday night.

Monday-tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy return along with a 20% chance of showers.

Not everyone will get rain during this time.

Highs look to be mainly in the 60s with overnight lows in the 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday-thursday: another round or two of strong to severe storms is possible in addition to heavy rainfall.

Warmer 70s should return out ahead of the system.

We still have many days to watch it but it'll be the next big thing aftr the weekend.

Overnight lows drop into the 50s.

Don't forget we spring forward 1 hour tonight.

Sunday: our area should have a drier, more stable day with better rain chances setting up across central and southern parts of the twin states, especially south of us-82.

Highs in the upper 60s to around 70 are still likely under variably cloudy skies.

Cooler 40s return sunday night.

Monday-tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy return along with a 20% chance of showers.

Not everyone will get rain during this time.

Highs look to be mainly in the 60s with overnight lows in the 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday-thursday: another round or two of strong to severe storms is possible in addition to heavy rainfall.

Warmer 70s should return out ahead of the system.

We still have many days to watch it but it'll be the next big thing aftr overnight lows drop into the 50s.

Don't forget we spring forward 1 hour tonight.

Sunday: our area should have a drier, more stable day with better rain chances setting up across central and southern parts of the twin states, especially south of us-82.

Highs in the upper 60s to around 70 are still likely under variably cloudy skies.

Cooler 40s return sunday night.

Monday-tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy return along with a 20% chance of showers.

Not everyone will get rain during this time.

Highs look to be mainly in the 60s with overnight lows in the 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday-thursday: another round or two of strong to severe storms is possible in addition to heavy rainfall.

Warmer 70s should return out ahead of the system.

We still overnight lows drop into the 50s.

Don't forget we spring forward 1 hour tonight.

Sunday: our area should have a drier, more stable day with better rain chances setting up across central and southern parts of the twin states, especially south of us-82.

Highs in the upper 60s to around 70 are still likely under variably cloudy skies.

Cooler 40s return sunday night.

Monday-tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy return along with a 20% chance of showers.

Not everyone will get rain during this time.

Highs look to be mainly in the 60s with overnight lows in the 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday-thursday: another round or two of strong to mississippi state dominates missouri to secure it's fourth straight trip to the sec championship...re ports from greenville next in sports one final game of the regular season for ole miss and a very important one after three straight losses the rebels desparately needing a win over the tigers on the road if there's still hope of an invite to the big dance... ole miss looking to go 2-0 against mizzou for the 2019 season right before the break...ole miss down by 11...devontae shuler on the wing knocks down a three to bring it within nine out of the half...shuler finds breinn tyree on the fast break for the slammmmm dunkk!

The rebels working hard to bring it back within four points mizzou continues to work a bit harder...torrenc e watson with the 2 hand slam of his own... but bruce steevns from downtown komo knocks down the three to make it a one possession game and then tyree from beyong the arc hits the money shot to tie the game up at 46...tyree with 21 pts on the day..ole miss on a 6-0 run missouri forced to take a time out..

Second half winding down...tyree with another trey ball...knocks it down and the rebels regain the lead and would keep it for the remainder of the game after trailing by as much as 11....ole miss pulls off one more win in the regular season...your final 73-68...ole miss finishing with a 10-8 record in s-e-c play senior night at the hump, bulldogs taking on tamu 2nd half..

--- quinndary weatherspoon hits the layin..

And draws the foul!

State up 56- 42 less than 8 left in the game, bulldogs up 14 --- weatherspoon to lamar peters knocks down three of his team high 21 points.

--- peters to robert woodard for the slam!

And one!

Msu takes this one 92-81 bulldogs out for revenge....taking on sophie cunningham and missouri, with a spot in the sec tourney title on the line msu picking up right where they left off friday anriel howard deflection leads to a steal....easy two for howard....7-0 bulldogs missouri gets scorching hot....tigers get right back in it by hitting six straight buckets...haley troup with the triple...mizzou takes its first lead... but the buzzer beating bulldogs back at it again...in transition, clock ticking....holmes finds anriel howard...banks it in at the horn....dawgs up 2 after one second quarter...welco me to the big t show teaira mccowan dominating in the paint.....hook shot is good the sec player of the year asserting her will....bullying inside....big t with a first half double double...12 points 10 rebounds....msu up 11 at half in the 3rd...sophie cunningham doing all she can to keep mizzou in it...her third straight triple...tigers cut it to 5 but then back to the big t show.....beautiful basketball..insid e to mccowan...finds jordan danberry....danbe rry with the sweet dish inside to big t...mccowan scoring the final 8 points for the bulldogs in the 3rd mississippi state going back to the sec women's tournament championship for the fourth straight year....defeating missouri 71-56 mississippi state looking for revenge against tennessee... and revenge would be found with a 71-56 victory over the tigers and a berth to the team's fourth consecutive sec championship wcbi sports' tom eble reports from greenville south carolina with more the big reason why mississippi state is off to its fourth straight sec women;s basketball tournament championship, comes thanks to its two biggest stars.

Teaira mccowan and anriel howard combining for 46 points, 26 rebounds in the bulldogs win over missouri in the tournament semifinals.

Head coach vic schaefer saying the two have been developing chemistry that hasn't blossomed yet until this point in the season.

If the two are able to get thing clicking as we head closer to the ncaa tournament, some of the bulldogs biggest goals may become a reality.

Vic: "i just think her and anril are getting more comfortable with each other every day and enjoying each other's success.

I think that's sometimes really hard, y'all, in today's world.

Everybody thinks they got to get theirs.

Your good teams, you don't have kids that are wanting that.

They're wanting to win.

The rest will take care of itself.

I think that's where ths team's getting to a little bit.

It's good to see."

Anriel: "it may have taken a little longer for me just because i am in a new program, so i was just trying to get chemistry with everybody.

Understanding where i'm supposed to be, understanding the offense a little more.

I feel like i'm finally understanding it.

It's helping teaira and my's chemistry.

We're showing we can be a really good duo together."

Teaira: "we just keep trying to get to the next game, the next game.

We can't celebrate because it's not the last game.

It doesn't feel any different from last year when we got here."

When asked if this tournament championship run has felt different than in years past, vic schaefer saying it really hasn't.

He's just hoping for a different end result.

Schaefer saying quote, im tired of having the confetti hit me on my back, im ready for it to hit me in the face.

The bulldogs will compete sunday for the program's first ever sec womens basketball tournament championship.

Reporting here in bon secours wellness arena in greenville south carolina, tom eble for wcbi sports, courtney we'll send it back to you in columbus."

Mississippi state will face arkansas in the tournament championship on sunday.

The game tipping off at 1pm central time.

More state championship action happening down in jackson...highlig hts from todays title games next in sports belmont lady cardinals duking it out with the kossuth aggies for the 3a girls state championship.

Off the tip, macie walker gets the ball for belmont, absorbs the contact and finishes to put them on the board.

Later in the 1st, kossuth ball.

Regan bobo dribble handoff to morgan hodum for the 3 putting the aggies up 1.

Still first quarter, macie walker dots abby kuykendoll on the wing for 3.

Cardinals go up 2.

Aggies respond, morgan hodum drives then passes to faith williamson who makes the layup.

Tied ball game.

Now lady cardinals ball, abby kuykendoll swings it to karmen payne who drives and makes the baseline floater.

Cardinals go up 2.

We jump to the 4th quarter, tied ball game with less than 20 seconds left, regan bobo steals the inbound pass and throws it to zoe essary who puts on the spin move and buckets!!!

Zoe finishes the game with 20 points.

The aggies comeback from down 11 in the 4th to win the 3a girls state championship!!

The final in this one kossuth 48 belmont 44 malone:"it's so surreal.

I'm just thankful and these girls have the 'it' factor and every time i challenged them, they would step up to the plate.

It's all about those girls in the locker room.

Oh my goodness, it's awesome!"

Essary:"it feels freaking amazing!

It really does.

As a freshman as any one of us, it feels great."

Hodum: "we just never quit.

We never have and we just believe in never giving up until that horn goes off and everybody knew that we needed to cause turnovers and that's what we did."

Higginbottom: "well i thought we played a really good third quarter.

We came out and outscored them 18 to 6 but the thing that we lost today was just turnovers.

I always say that victory favors the team who makes the fewest mistakes and today we made a few more mistakes than kossuth and that's why they're victorious and we lost the game."

6a boys state championship.

2 familiar faces facing off for the title.

Starkville versus meridian 1st quarter, zeke cook faces up his defender, puts on a move to get to the rim and finishes.

Yellow jackets go up 2.

Later in the 1st, terry tate passes to tyler talley who touch passes it to jarmarvious phillips for the finish!!

Wildcats respond, traemond pittman comes off the ball screen and drives to the rack and finishes!!

Starkville now up only 1 now 2nd quarter, atavius jones catches it at the high post then finds trey jackson in the corner for the trey!!

Yellow jackets go up 3.

And the yellowjackets go on to get the win and the 6a state title...starkville' s first championship victory since 2015 we're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have a final look at weather.

The town of fair haven vermont elected its new mayor this week.

They picked... a goat.

Meet lincoln.

He beat his opponent by three votes to win the race, but this wasn't an election in the traditional sense.

The vote was actually a fundraiser to build a new playground.

While they fell short of their financial goal, the town did learn a little bit about civics.

Thankfully

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