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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - AUGUST 2, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - AUGUST 2, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - AUGUST 2, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - AUGUST 2, 2019

For all or frien the former state trooper driving the s-u-v that crashed into another vehicle, killing a msu track athlete, will not serve jail time.

Kyle lee pleaded guilty to manslaughter by culpable negligence in oktibbeha county circuit court this morning in the death of kaelin kersh.

Lee's attorney, tony farese, confirms the plea agreement includes no jail time.

Judge jim kitchens sentenced lee to 10 years, with all 10 suspended.

He will serve five years' probation and was fined 2- thousand dollars.

Lee was also ordered to contribute 1- thousand dollars to an msu endowed scholarship established in kersh's name.

The crash happened may, 7 2017 at highway 182 and old mayhew road, prosecutors said lee was driving at speeds up to 99 miles per hour.

Kersh was a passenger in the toyota corolla that was hit by the mhp suv.

Prosecutors said the cruiser did not have on its lights or siren at time of the collision.

Generic monitor fill we have updates to a story we first brought to you yesterday out of louisville.

Police are investigating reginald moore's possible connection to an attack involving several juveniles that was recorded and made the rounds on social media.

And we want to warn you.

You may find the video disturbing.

Our quentin smith speaks with the victim's mother..

So quentin, what is she saying take vo in monitor aundrea as you can imagine seeing your son being jumped on by several people..

Is a sight no mother wants to see..

She believes moore is influencing teenage boys to do these types of things..

Police are also looking into that possibility..

Nat the video has gone viral..

A group of teenage boys beating a 13 year old ..

" the first time i watched it, didn't watch it all the way through, that's how painful it was."

The teen being attacked is marissa triplett's oldest son... the pain behind this mother's eyes is unbearable... as she watches the vicious attack on her phone... " to see all of those kid attacked one child and for him to beg and plead with them not to do it, it's very hurtful."

She says her son was friends with the other teens..

They were all hanging out getting ready to go play basketball when things suddenly took a left turn..

" they were told to come an jump on my phone because he had came to me about some stuff they have been going on."

She believes reginald moore is the person who sent the kids to carry out this act.

"he's influencing these kids t think it's ok to be in a gang, to think it's ok to be bullying and it's not ok."

"they're trying to impress him.

Police chief sean holdiness says moore speaks to the students at the alternative school in louisville trying to serve as a mentor..

Wcbi has obtained photos of moore in one of the classrooms. police believe moore is using that to connect with the teens and recruit them to carry out these acts.

" talking to mr. moore, he sai well i can't control what they do but they do look up to me.

There again he's using his power as being a mentor to these young men to influence them to do things."

Triplett says her son has been attacked again since the first incident in july.

She has now pressed charges and will move her son to another school district in hopes of preventing more attacks..

Now police are asking for the public to come forward with information related to this case..

"i'm stressing to people ou there that if they know of any illicit drug activity, especially with the transfer of controlled substances to our children, we want to know about it."

" retaliation is not going t help at all.

Even though that's the first thing as a parent would want, yeah i do want them to pay but i want them to pay the legal way."

Take vo in monitor yesterday, moore was arrested and charged with transfer of a controlled substance.

He's now out on bond.

Chief holdiness say moore's vehicle was recently shot at.

He believes it was in retaliation to the viral video.

Take vo off top louisville has seen its share of violence among teenagers so far this year.

The viral video is just the latest example.

Now concerned residents are stepping up to bring about change.

Local pastors and community members are trying to implement new youth programs and re-open the city's boys and girls club.

Churches are also opening their gyms to allow kids to come in and play..

Residents say it's going to take the entire community to stop the violence.

"within a year we had thre young men to be murdered, and on top of that, the young man that were a part of it they are in jail.

So we lost six young man, so this is something that really hurts our community so we want to give them another avenue for our children and don't have to be like this."

Mcintosh recently hosted a town hall meeting to address the violence... and plans to host another one in the near future..

First look stinger first look friday night: a few early evening showers/storms are possible but we'll clear out during the night.

Look for lows near 70 with light and variable wind.

Saturday: there is a 40% chance of pop-up showers and storms. some folks may get a pretty good downpour while other locations remain dry.

Chance of pop-up showers and storms. some folks may get a pretty good downpour while other locations remain dry.

Highs should top out around 90.

Winds from the se between 3 and 7 mph.

Investigators in columbus and lowndes county make a break in a what they're calling a burglary spree.

19-year-olds monroe richards junior, tavion drungo and 20- year old jeremiah payne face several felony charges including taking of a motor vehicle, auto burglary and possession of stolen firearms. in a span of 48 hours chief deputy greg wright says they received several reports of stolen property and car break- ins in the sherwood forest neighborhood..

He says firearms were stolen from vehicles.

A honda pilot was also taken from a sherwood drive home.

Wednesday columbus police spotted the stolen honda with three people inside.

Wright says the driver sped off and crashed at a nearby business.

Two people inside got away but the driver was arrested.

Investigtors believe they're connected to a string of burglaries across the county.

You're going to get caught.

We're going to investigate these things and we're going to investigate them aggressively.

You're going to get caught eventually."

A fourth suspect was arrested late this evening.

Wright says in total, there's about 17 felonies among the four suspects.

More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

If you scroll down your social media timeline you may notice posts that warn you about crime or suspicious activity in your community..

And while it may sound scary to you, local law enforcement see it as a tool.

Our rylie livingston joins us live in the studio to bring us the story.

A strange person approached me at the store, suspicious person walking around downtown, those are just some of the posts you may have seen on your social media.

And law enforcement is paying attention too..

Social media, it's a way to stay connected.

And some people are using it to spread awareness about possible crimes..

Law enforcement is taking notice, and sometimes making connections of their own "a lot of our informatio comes from social media whether it be facebook snapchat or any other apps that are out there so basically when something is posted first thing we do is get a call that says hey have you seen this or have you seen that and then we take it into notion as to what's going on why is it being posted."

Aberdeen police chief henry randle says they rely on the community when working on investigations.

"nobody breaks the law i front of the police officers nobody does anything that's going to require law- enforcement attention so the citizens of aberdeen has always been a big impact for us for our success rate for us as far as getting crimes and getting them over to circuit court and getting them convicted."

While not all social media posts are factual chief randle says most have at least a grain of truth.

"we go and look into it to se if there's any truth to it nine times out of 10 there is some truth to it but it's not to the extent where the law has been broken as of yet."

Of course, police have to áknowá about a crime before they can begin investigating it.

"the problem that we face i that when they think there's a crime being committed no one ever comes to the police department."

Chief randle says if you find yourself in a suspicious situation there are some things you can do to help not only you but police.

"if you're in an environmen where you're uncomfortable get on the phone make a phone call someone give that person a landmark if you see a street address or something give that person a street address you know at that time because our cell phones are a big priority now we never leave home without them so basically that's how we do a lot of our information."

Chief randle says some posts do spark panic.

He tells us if you have questions about a post that concerns you call law enforcement so they know to look into it..

Stinger one area city may soon be looking for money in its streets... we check in on their plans when we come back... an old train depot is once again a destination in aberdeen..

Main street manager, ann tackett, says when the building was donated to them it was in a state of disrepair.

She says now it will be a staple in the community.

The depot will be playing host to events and educational opportunities..

And the area's history will be on display thanks to donated artifacts..

Tackett says it has been a real community effort... "the citizens are just amazing tell them i have borrowed from everybody we didn't own a hammer we still dont own one we didn't own scaffolding but all of this is people can we borrow like yeah we'll do that that's because this community has so much heart."

Tackett says trustees of the monroe county jail did most of the renovations including carpentry and flooring.

City leaders are hoping to find money in the streets of starkville..

The board of aldermen is considering a plan to put meters along main street and areas of the cotton district.

The board met with representatives from s-p plus during an afternoon work session.

They say the extra cash could be used to repair streets or even build a parking garage.

"we've always had issues wit parking downtown because a lot of the businesses downtown have employees who tend to park in the downtown area, but the restaurants need that turnover that comes particularly during the lunch hour."

The board did not make a decision on the matter stinger weather open friday night: a few early evening showers/storms are possible but we'll clear out during the night.

Look for lows near 70 with light and variable wind.

Saturday: there is a 40% chance of pop-up possible but we'll clear out during the night.

Look for lows near 70 with light and variable wind.

Saturday: there is a 40% chance of pop-up showers and storms. some folks may get a pretty good downpour while other locations remain dry.

Highs should top out around 90.

Winds from the se between 3 and 7 mph.

Saturday night: showers and storms fade.

Lows near 70.

Sunday: additional pop-up showers and storms are likely with the chance of rain up to 60%.

Once again some locations may get soaked while other spots stay dry.

Highs peak in the upper 80s.

Next week: the overall weather pattern isn't changing and that means seasonably warm days with highs near 90 and lows near 70.

Pop-up showers and storms are possible each and every day on a scattered basis.

Follow @wcbiweather on during the night.

Look for lows near 70 with light and variable wind.

Saturday: there is a 40% chance of pop-up showers and storms. some folks may get a pretty good downpour while other locations remain dry.

Highs should top out around 90.

Winds from the se between 3 and 7 mph.

Saturday night: showers and storms fade.

Lows near 70.

Sunday: additional pop-up showers and storms are likely with the chance of rain up to 60%.

Once again some locations may get soaked while other spots stay dry.

Highs peak in the upper 80s.

Next week: the overall weather pattern isn't changing and that means seasonably warm days with highs near 90 and lows near 70.

Pop-up showers and storms are possible each and every day on a scattered basis.

Follow @wcbiweather on during the night.

Look for lows near 70 with light and variable wind.

Saturday: there is a 40% chance of pop-up showers and storms. some folks may get a pretty good downpour while other locations remain dry.

Highs should top out around 90.

Winds from the se between 3 and 7 mph.

Saturday night: showers and storms fade.

Lows near 70.

Sunday: additional pop-up showers and storms are likely with the chance the rams of columbus christian have experienced a lot of change over the course of the past few years new head coach jason williams has only been with the rams the past three weeks but is hard at work to get his team ready for the upcoming season columbus christian is stop #40 on the high school football tour ááábillboardááá the rams of columbus christian know how to adapt.

Jason williams, joins the rams christian know how to adapt.

Jason williams, joins the rams as their third head coach in the past year and is impressed with his new team and how they've overcome the challenge.

Williams: "what i've asked the to do, every day, is just try and get better.

Every day is a new day and to try and get better and that's our main focus."

Bryer kemp, senior lb/sb: "it' been tough but we've been getting through it and getting used to it every now and then.

We've been making it."

Dakota shaw, senior qb: "it' been pretty tough for the whole team switching and changing but the coach this year is going to get us through it."

The rams aren't happy with the way they finished out last season.

Columbus christian was able to make it to the semi- finals before falling to union christian by eight points.

This season, the rams are looking to go even further: a state championship.

Lawson studdard, sr wr/s: "stay together and kee working hard."

Jayden henderson, rb/lb: "d the best we can do and see what happens."

While the expectation remains high for the players, williams is staying focused on the here and now.

Williams: "to get out here an do our drills, run our plays on defense and offense and execute better than we did yesterday.

Tomorrow, that's going to be our goal again and leading into the season that's going to be our goal every day."

With three weeks to go until the start of the high school football season, williams is concentrating on challenging his new team each day.

Williams: "we'll be working o getting into shape and every thing like thae't.

Wve got a lot of guys who are going to be going both ways and so we challenged them from the beginning and here day two we're out here working hard and i see everybody giving me what they can.

They're giving me what they got."

Henderson: "its been tough he's a lot harder than our other coach but i think he's going to teach us what we need to learn to get there this season."

With the rams on the hsft, courtney robb wcbi sports.

One more stop left on academy week...victory christian on saturday...befor e jumping back into 2a football with east webster and eupora sunday and monday then jumping up classes...the north pontoc vikings beginning our previews with 4a schools check out any stops you may have missed on our website wcbi.com, or on our social media accounts on twitter and facebook, at wcbi endzone fall camp underway across the country as college football season rapidly approaches... the ole miss rebels getting back to work today....all eyes on the new look defense, hoping to put an end to the struggles of the past few years new defensive coordinator mike macintyre's system already has the rebels excited, and head coach matt luke hopes to momentum gained from the spring carries over to the fall "i think they experienced som of that success in the spring, and you start to see that confidence build.

Not only in themselves, but in coach macintyre and what he brings to the table.

I think it all works together.

That's what this month is for, is to build that cohesive unit."

"from playing in it and seein it, i definitely have a very confident feeling how the defense is going to look this year.

It's not like you have a guessing game like what if, what if, what if, oh i see a lot of holes, i see a lot of leakage.

It's like everything is tight, everything is nice.

Everybody is very educated on the defense and how to play in the defense."

"i was excited, i was like, i kno this stuff.

But i just need to know this position.

When i would switch position to d- end, i can just do my stuff, but me learning new things gets me excited.

The more you know, the better you are."

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