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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - October 21, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - October 21, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - October 21, 2019

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President trump now says a small number of u.s. troops will stay in syria.

The shift comes after the president's plan to withdraw all american forces was criticized by democrats and republicans.

Some troops will stay behind to protect oil fields.

Cbs's holly williams has more from the syrian border.

Those are potatoes - and other objects - being thrown at an american convoy by furious locals in northeastern syria today&.

They also hurled abuse.

In this part of the world the us was popular - even beloved - &..until president trump effectively opened the door to an offensive by turkey this month, when he ordered us troops to pull back from the border.

A ceasefire negotiated by vice president mike pence and turkish president recep tayyip erdogan is mostly holding- but it ends tomorrow night.

Kurdish-led forces were america's closest partners on the ground in the fight against isis in syria& &.

Now, they say they've been betrayed&as american troops withdraw to neighboring iraq, the kurds have invited syrian regime forces into their territory&.

200 thousand civilians have reportedly fled the clashes with turkey.

"mr president, what makes you think you have the right to drive millions of kurds out of their homes" tweeted a kurdish spokesman "isn't this ethnic cleansing?"

Turkey says it isn't targeting civilians - and regards the kurdish-led forces as a terrorist group.

This morning, president trump weighed in.

"we never agreed to protect the kurds for the rest of their lives.

We're not going to take a position, let them fight it out for themselves.

President erdogan has threatened to, quote "crush the heads" of the kurdish fighters if they don't withdraw from the border by tomorrow night.

&&&&&& tag: though the us said today it's now considering leaving around 200 troops in eastern syria, it's russia that's poised to step into the power vacuum the us left behind.

The future of eastern syria could be decided tomorrow, when turkey's president erdogan meets russian president vladimir putin.

Holly williams, cbs news, sanliurfa, near the turkey-syria border.

Take developing story stinger leave anchor mic up an undercover investigation in lee county turns up a record amount of methamphetamin e , cash and weapons at the home of a convicted felon.

Allie martin has more on the drug bust and how the suspect is no stranger to law enforcement.

Investigators with the lee county sheriff's department, the north mississippi narcotics unit, u s marshals and the swat team served an arrest warrant for 44 year old edward glenn glass at this trailer, on county road 1199 in plantersville.

Glass was wanted for a drug court violation dating back to 2015 and officers found cash, weapons and ten pounds of crystal meth, they say was ready to be sold.

"i've been doing this 38 years and this is the largest crystal meth seizure i've seen in lee county, here, with this unit, it was a great bust, it was getting someone off the street and the drugs would be on the street and in the hands of people."

Lee county sheriff jim johnson says agents had information from many sources in recent months that illegal drug activity was taking place at glass' residence.

A neighbor, who didn't want to go on camera, said there was a lot of traffic, at odd hours at the trailer.

Also, glass' dad, wayne said his son moved into the trailer, behind his home about a year ago.

Although his dad didn't go on camera, he said he had warned his son time and time again about the perils of drug dealing.

Glass is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sheriff johnson says glass should be facing a lengthy stint in prison.

"now it's the job of the court to get this guy and see to it that we don't deal with him anymore, that's a lot of time where the system fails society many times by allowing these people to continue to get out and do their work, because as you can see, this guy is not going to change, he's been a problem for a long time."

Justice court judge chuck hopkins set a two million dollar bond for glass.

Allie martin, wcbi news glass' previous felony conviction was on a drug related charge.

First look stinger first look summary: quiet and sunny weather will settle in for the next 3 days.

Our next weather maker will approach friday and linger into the weekend.

Some rain and storms are possible but it's still unclear as to how much rain we may get.

Monday night: showers end early in the evening with we live in a world where everything is at our fingertips.

And that includes getting better faster when we're sick.

Courtney ann jackson explains how the latest app launch is not just about convenience... but better access to care.

You know that all too familiar feeling-you're getting sick.

And with the launch of the c spire health app-a doctor's visit won't always mean cranking up the car.

"today--no longer does the patient have to go to the clinic.

The patient can be wherever they are and receive top quality healthcare."

The c spire health app is available on smartphones---any carrier.

You download the app, register, make appointment and pay 59 dollars with no insurance needed.

Sure-it's convenient.

But it may be more needed for some groups of potential patients.

"we're trying to reach the elderly because it's so far for them to get the healthcare they might need.

We're trying to reach those in rural mississippi.

And then also young families.

Young mothers that are taking care of two or three kids.

It's hard for them to pile them all up and get to the doctors office."

Mississippi has consistently been looking ahead to how to improve access-especially in rural areas where doctor shortages continue to be a problem.

"some that have no access to providers.

So to provide a tool to get especially your primary care delivered directly to that consumer in their house, at work or wherever they may be is a game changer for many different citizens in rural mississippi."

Ummc clinicians will be on the other end of the video calls.

But, in the future- "our hope is that in the future that other providers in the state of mississippi take part in the network.

It's not exclusive to us but we're proud to get this kicked off."

Initially video appointment will be available monday- friday 7am-9pm and saturdays 8-5.

Courtney ann jacksnn jackson, wi news south lamar high school has a new distinction.

One that will link it to a special moment in alabama history.

The school was chosen to become one of 200 alabama bicentennial schools.

In 2018, alabama governor kay ivey announced the 200 alabama bicentennial schools project.

The goal is to get students involved in the history of their state, and the future of their communities.

Today, governor ivey congratulated faculty, staff, and students ?in person?.

"we are just really proud that the governor chose us to come to especially being a bicentennial school .we have been real excited that she was going to visit us,we never had a governor visit our school."

The state of alabama will celebrate it's 200th birthday on december the 14th.

Stinger wx open sunny, drier, and cooler end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. wednesday night: cooler air will continue to move in overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.

Thursday-friday: we'll see plenty of sun for the end of the week with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

A nice breeze out of the north will help to keep us comfortable through the day.

Morning lows will be in the 40s, so you may have to add an extra layer as you head out the door.

Saturday-sunday: temperatures will return to the mid to upper 70s for the weekend as a few showers slowly creep back into the area.

We'll keep rain chances lower for saturday, but there could be a few more showers on sunday as a cold front approaches.

Either way, the weekend overall will be pretty nice as many of us won't see rainfall and will see plenty of sunshine.

Monday: showers and storms will develop through the day and will likely last into the evening.

Some storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.

Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s by the afternoon hours.

Stinger when a fire or other emergency strikes, getting trained people to the scene quickly is important..

But some places are having a hard time finding those people..

We take a look when we come back..

It's no secret that the donating blood is important.

It just takes a few minutes and saves dozens of lives everyday.

We learn more in our health talk with baptist.

Why donate blood?

Some facts about blood needs in the united states hi, i am sandi kilburn, medical technologist and supervisor of the blood bank at baptist memorial hospital ?

Golden triangle.

I want to talk to you about the importance of donating blood.

Why are blood donors important?

Here are some statistics: every two seconds, someone in the united states needs blood.

More than 38,000 donations are needed every day.

One of every 10 hospital admissions needs blood.

About 14 million units of blood are transfused each year in the united states.

Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the united states.

It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,00 people in the united states.

About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year.

Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.

More than one million people are diagnosed with cancer each year and require almost daily transfusions during their chemotherapy treatments.

The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.

A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.

The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type o.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss some common myths about blood donations happening this friday vitalant is hosting a blood drive at the baptist outpatient pavilion conference center.

It'll be from 11-30 to 5-30.

All donors will get a free halloween t- shirt.

Take vo off top house fires, brush fires, car accidents.... local volunteer firefighters are often some of the first on the scene..

But in some places there is a major shortage of volunteers.

Firefighters in lowndes county's district 3 volunteer fire department say their membership has dropped 50 percent in the last ten years.

"there is a shortage nationwide.

Not just here, it's nationwide...people just too busy to do it, i guess.

I don't really know.

I wish i did know."

"it'll kind go in waves sometimes.

Sometimes you'll get some people to join.

It takes a special somebody to do it.

You've got to want to do it, and you've got to love what you're doing to do it."

For more information on how to get involved with the lowndes county volunteer fire department, visit our website at wcbi dot com.

Stinger the five best plays from this past friday night of football see our top plays, next in sports..

Spx week nine was one of the best week's of the season in terms of games, results, and big plays..

The defense showing out this week in our tops plays....the top five we saw from this past friday night #5 melvin crawford airs it out to marquez shelton.....perfe ct throw to the mitts.... #4 marcadi johnson jets.....60 yard touchdown... #3 khiry gee ridiculous interception #2 bj jones halfback pass to a wide open chris chaney 75 yard tuddy #1 pontotoc monte townsend pick six...changed the game, right before halftime.... mississippi state goes as kylin hill goes... as evidence of the three game losing streak....hill is averaging 31 yards rushing per game, since reeling off 4- straight 100 yard performances to begin the season in those games, the passing numbers have been up, and head coach joe moorhead says he'll have to do a better job as a playcaller of getting the ball downfield to create space for hill to get going moorhead says the offense is going to have to change as teams key in on the bulldogs' top offensive player moorhead: "thing i'm most excited about right now is we're averaging more passing yards than we are rushing yards.

We want to continue to get the rush yards up.

In the past prior to last year when that would happen you'd fall back and lean on the pass game.

You would protect, get open and throw the ball.

Because of some of our results in the pass game last year i don't want to say it changed my mindset but we have to get back to the mentality where if that's not working and they're taking away the run game either by their personnel or our inability to get it going.

We're protecting well right now.

We're getting open."

The rebels drops to 2-3 in sec play....falling to texas a&m... ole miss is on bye this week, and head coach matt luke says it's coming at a perfect time to evaluate the quarterback position, especially after a shaky performance throwing the ball against the aggies "we spend a lot of time to prepare and put ourselves in the best situation, and when things don't go the way you want them to, it makes you look at them even more.

I felt really comfortable with it at missouri.

It felt like everything was clicking, and we just missed some throws.

We have to go back and look at it.

Was it technique?

Was it them coming in and out?

What exactly was it?

And then try and go fix it.

And obviously, with john rhys out this week in --jerrion ealy -- concussion protocol -- jrp -- minor knee procedure -- scottie phillips -- knee, mri was negative, probable --ol ben brown, alex givens probable -- eli johnson-- significant turf toe--considerd probable --elijah moore and braylon sanders -- minor and probable -- still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith a group of pastors spent part of their morning discussing ways to bridge racial divides.

Mission mississippi sponsored a pastor's breakfast at tupelo first united methodist church.

The clergymen learned more about the jackson based ministry's work to bring churches together across racial and denominational lines.

Organizers say coming together face to face is the first step..

"i believe there's not a pastor in tupelo or across state for that matter that doesn't have a concern for all of those things but many times we don't know how to move forward together because even though we occupy the same space we really don't know each other."

"we don't always agree, but look at what we have in common and mostly what we have in common is jesus christ, our lord and savior and we are mandated to love one another in spite of our differences."

Mission mississippi has active chapters in several communities throughout northeast mississippi.

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