WCBI NEWS AT SIX - NOVEMBER 29, 2019
WCBI News at Six - November 12, 2019
Good evening everyone... the search for a missing man makes for a long a long day for lamar county first responders..
Vernon police chief davy eaves was called about monday evening about a man lost in the woods.
After a 14 hour search, the man was found on moores mill road around 10:30 this morning with minor injuries.
Our stephanie poole joins us live in the studio with more.
There are many resources that go into conducting a search and rescue mission.
Lamar county emergency officials came together to provide the best help possible.
In emergency situations, a wide variety of services can come into play from law enforcement to medical care.
For a small town like vernon, alabama that means reaching out to several agencies to assemble a search party.
Lamar county emergency management director luke otts says this was what first responders faced on monday.
" we have our fire departments, rescue squad, sheriffs department, local police departments, alea if it gets to that point.
We get a helicopter cause we need help for the search and rescue and if not we start calling forestry."
Police chief davy eaves says the helicopter gives those on the ground an idea of the best path to take.
" we'll get on the ground and we'll start doing a grid pattern and walk the area until we find somebody."
Being in a small town can mean resources are sometimes contacted beyond city limits.
"if someone is lost, if someone is hurt, if someone is in a car wreck, we want as many people out there as possible to help."
" we don't have that many individuals anyway but if a whole lot of people come together it doesn't matter who you are or what you are."
Sometimes, the best help comes from people right here in the community.
" we knew a gentleman that hunted those woods and was familiar with the area a-lot more than we were.
He came down and he kind of gave some instruction on how the roads are laid out and how the four wheeler trails were."
"when we come together, we come as a team to help find those people."
Both otts and eaves say if you find yourself in an emergency situation to please call 911 immediately for help.
2 shot it seems like almost every day there are new reports of missing people across the country.
While some have happy endings, many do not.
Our rylie livingston talks with law enforcement about how they handle missing person investigations.
In the time that jason pugh has been sheriff he has handled many missing person reports.
"you have old people that are starting to suffer from alzheimer's, that they wander off and go missing or drive off in their car and go missing.
Then you have children that wander off for whatever reason.
And then you have our hunters that that inevitably get turned around trying to come out of the woods at night or something like in and get lost."
Each missing persons case is handled on an individual basis, and typically not considered criminal until other factors are eliminated.
"you know you're not immediately going to think that person was murdered or something along those lines.
It's when you start alleviating other things like when you don't find them in a search of the area where they live.
Don't have what you need to say that they were leading a normal life right up until the minute they went missing, then that's when you start thinking foul play may be involved."
When someone is missing... time matters.
"in the past, typically, we've told people you know if they've been missing 48 hours we'll go ahead and treat em as a missing persons, we've kind of got away from that at the sheriff's department.
We deal with it by situation not by time frame, if it's somebody that should have been home at five that always comes home that doesn't deviate from the schedule we start taking it more serious more quickly."
Sheriff pugh says it's important to keep people up to date on where you are going.
"we've seen situations where people have wrecked their car at night.
You know, vehicle wouldn't find on to the next morning, you know, you, you, you run into that if people don't know to expect you are not to expect you then, if something happens and you could potentially be laying somewhere hurt for quite some time and nobody wants that."
Winston county does have an active missing persons case.
Desiree eaves went missing in november of last year.
If you have any information that could help the investigation contact the winston county sheriffs office.
Centred up verona police are investigating a fatal shooting... investigators say it happened around 4-30 yesterday evening at the corner of 8th street and johnson avenue.
Lee county coroner carolyn green says the victim has been identified as 50- year-old walter gillespie.
At this time it's unclear if there is a suspect in custody.
Verona police are leading the investigation.
Wipe to gfx after spending nearly two days on the run, the accused gunman in a weekend shooting in oktibbeha county turns himself in.
28 year old demarcus hayden surrendered to the lowndes county sheriff's department earlier today.
Hayden is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, grand larceny, and aggravated assault domestic violence..
The charges stem from a shooting on chisholm drive this past sunday.
First look stinger first look summary: clear skies, dry air, and lighter wind will combine to produce a record cold night tonight with lows in the mid to upper teens.
Temperatures will moderate starting wednesday and we won't be dealing with these extremely cold conditions for a while.
There will be a storm system that will track along the gulf coast thursday and thursday night.
For us that means an increase in cloud cover but the better rain chances will remain along and south of i-20.
Another great weekend remains on track.
Tuesday night: clear and cold.
Wind chills in the teens with actual lows in the mid to upper teens.
Bring in your pets and plants.
Be sure to protect your pipes or keep a little water flowing in the pipes during the night.
Lowndes county schools will have a new leader come january.
Right now, the school board is meeting the finalists for the job.
The board and a panel of hand picked residents are questioning 3 candidates.
Our quentin smith is standing by live at the district office with the latest on tonight's forum.
These claims of the candidates now and so ... once they get done tonight will give their feedback to the board for consideration for something i'll be following closely monroe county electric power association customers will have access to high speed internet service.
Board members of monroe county epa voted to provide broadband service, after customer surveys showed 96 percent of respondents wanted the co- op to offer the service.
Public service commissioner brandon presley says the response shows high speed internet is needed in rural areas.
"this project was dead in the water three months ago, but member owners of the co op made their voices heard and we see now the results of that and that is the cooperative has taken the steps to provide broadband service, this is much needed in their are and members really stood up and made their voices heard after public meetings and a campaign to make sure people turned their surveys back in."
Six electric power associations have announced plans to offer broadband internet service.
Former secretary of agriculture and second district u.s. representative mike espy is making another run for the u.s. senate..
Espy announced this morning he will challenge republican incumbent cindy hyde-smith in the 2020 election..
The race could potentially be a rematch of last year's special election to fill the last two years of retired senator thad cochran's term.
Emcc pays tribute to veterans today at a special ceremony.
Lieutenant colonel christopher kelly with columbus air force base was the guestspeaker.
Emcc president dr. scott alsobrooks says it's important to take time to honor veterans ?and?
He also hopes today's event will inspire emcc students to look into a career with the military.
"i think it's a great career opportunity, and i hope that some may leave out of here today and they heard lt.
Colonel from columbus air force base speak and it's a nurse... maybe some of our nursing students here thought wow, i might want to join the united states military and go contribute to our efforts to our freedom.
So, there's great opportunity in the united states military."
Lieutenant colonel kelly is the chief nurse at columbus air force base.
Stinger it's never to early to start planning for your future..
When we come back we meet som estudents checking out the jobs of tomorrow... 2 calhoun county elementary students get a unique opportunity to plan for their future..
As allie martin reports, it was part of a career fair and here they're starting young..
At this career fair, third and fourth graders in calhoun county heard from a former nfl player nats learned about precautions to take around power lines nats and tried their skills at welding nats "i think it's so important for them to have career awareness , just to be able to see what is out there and to be able to see what their interests are."
Professionals from 18 career fields were on hand.
They all stressed the importance of academics and behavior, along with specifics about their professions.
"a lot of kids think when police come we are going to arrest someone and take them to jail, i want to let them know we are the good guys and we are here to help."
"most important thing is get your education because, not many people get an opportunity to play in nfl, once you get there it's a short career, get your education you can always fall back on that."
Standup bridge the take away from the career fair continues in a way after students get back to their schools, each class will have lesson plans reviewing things students have learned about different career paths.
"we point out different subject areas that take a front seat in different careers, this helps them to see there are careers that do not require them going to college."
And all of the careers, along with numerous opportunities, are available in northeast mississippi.
In calhoun county, allie martin, wcbi news centred this is the second year for the career fair.
Stinger wx open sunny, drier, and cooler weather will continue for the 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 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.
Tuesday- wednesday: once the cold front passes, rain will exit and with temperatures expected to drop into the teens, the city of columbus is teaming up with the golden triangle homeless coalition to open a shelter for residents needing a warm place to stay.
Organizers say the shelter will open every afternoon at three o'clock and close at 8 am, through november 15th.
People can go to the columbus police department to warm up or even sleep overnight.
Those needing shelter are asked to come to the side entrance of the department to be let in to the building.
Stinger nick saban and company have locked in on mississippi state....looking to stay in the college football playoff conversation more from the crimson tide, next in sports... spx with mississippi state rolling with the 1a-1b quarterback plan....alabama will have to prepare for the possibility of facing both tommy stevens and garrett shrader on saturday.... alabama head coach nick saban say he doesn't see much of a difference offensively when the bulldogs roll out stevens or shrader saban saying the key for his defense will be to contain the qb runs "they kind of run their offense, they run a lot of quarterback runs with both guys, and they run the same kind of pass game with both guys.
I don't really see a significant difference when both of those guys play.
I think they're both very capabale guys.
They're both big guys.
They have running ability, and they're both good passers.
It's a different kind of offense to defend because of the quarterback runs, but it's something that we need to do a good job in run and pass."
In november when the temperature drops, it's the big guys up front that make the difference... time again to appreciate the guys in the trenches with our lineman of the week "...tonight's lineman of the week with calhoun city is brought to you by the natchez trace electric power association."
Tonight's lineman of the week is joe hood.
Joe has 6 years of service with natchez trace power association wcbi's lineman of the week out of calhoun city is defensive tackle shuntavion crawford crawford lived in the backfield against strayhorn...6 tackles, 1 sack in the 63-0 win crawford and calhoun city will host south delta in the second round of the playoffs on friday two of the area's brightest stars named mr football for the class... itawamba ahs' ike chandler named mr football for class 4a and lafayette's randy anderson named mr football for class 5a chandler is having a record book buster season....more than 2500 yards of total offense and 31 touchdowns on the year anderson has 2000 yards of offense and 23 touchdowns... area signings today...new hope's logan pannell signs with muw golf logan placed 5th overall in the 2019 class 4a state championship tournament, and has played with new hope men's golf since eighth grade!
A pair of amory softballers signing to play at the juco level from friday, connor stevens signs with icc....stevens batting almost 350 in 2019, with 24 rbis and from today, cassidy simmons signs with mississippi delta....simmons battled through injury last season, but will be a key contributor to the panthers in the upcoming fast pitch season when we return...chief meteorologist keith gibson will have a last look