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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - JANUARY 8, 2020

New tonight, we're seeing the mugshot of the teenager who police say is accused of shooting his father// on your screen is 19-year-old michael sullivan.... he was arrested yesterday after being released from a local sike-a-logical facility// police say he's charged with first degree murder// the shooting happened in the 500 block of lumpkin avenue monday night// police say they found 62-year- old floyd sullivan senior dead with gunshot wounds// sullivan is also the stepfather of a well know rap duo from north mississippi...rae sremmurd// sullivan was denied bond today in tupelo municipal court// wipe to vo here in columbus.... police say they have a suspect in a weekend shooting.

They are not releasing the suspect's at this time... police are waiting on the warrant to make an arrest// the shooting happened sunday evening near 6th street and 5th avenue south// police believe the victim and the suspect were in a verbal altercation that escalated to the shooting// the victim... who was airlifted to a hospital... has since been released// a controversial bill will come back up at the state capitol this session// it's been called an "anti-gang" bill// courtney ann jackson has the details// some lawmakers are raising their hand to say---they've tried to crackdown on the gang problem with legislation in the past.

"it shows you what we've been saying three years ago and that was that these were an issue.

And by all accounts, the gangs are the problems that's created this latest incident in mdoc."

Sen.

Brice wiggins plans to file an anti-gang bill again this session.

The bill would require that gang member get longer prison terms. some versions have also included that prisoners found to be involved in a gang wouldn't qualify for early release.

"i'm not saying that that bill will be the panacea to solve it all but it's part of a whole package we need to be looking at, including funding by the way to bring the salaries up for our doc officers."

Similar versions have been filed in the house in the past.

Rep.

Bill kinkade says they'll also file again with some minor changes.

"identifying what a gang is is the biggest thing.

A boy scout troop is not a gang, it's a group.

So, we just have to clean up some of the language...make it a little narrower on how we identify what a gang is."

But senator derrick simmons says the push back will continue.

"i wouldn't want to just pass legislation just because of what's going on in our correctional facilities right now and that legislation end up hurting us more than we already are suffering."

Simmons says some members have feared the bill could lead to racial profiling and ultimately be a step back from the state's previous prison reforms. "the outcome would be increased prison population, longer prison sentences when the speculation may be false or misguided form the beginning."some lawmakers are raising their hand to say---they've tried to crackdown on the gang problem with legislation in the past.

We will keep you posted on what happens with this legislation during this year's session// take new at 10 stinger within the next month, amory residents will be able to legally purchase an áadultá beverage.... in a special election, residents voted to legalize the sale of beer... alcohol..

And light wine... now, city leaders are moving forward with adopting two new ordinances..

The board of aldermen held a public hearing, allowing residents to weigh in on the ordinances.

The new law is set to go into effect in early february..

To read up on both ordinances..

Just visit our website..

Wcbi dot com... take developing story stinger today iran's supreme leader called his country's attack "a slap in the face" to america.

Tonight we're finding out more about the missiles... where they hit... and how u-s forces knew they were coming.

Cbs's david martin has the latest from the pentagon.

The missiles were launched from three different locations in western iran -- only minutes flying time from their targets in iraq.

U.s. officials estimate iran launched a total of 16 short to medium range missile -- mostly at al assad air base northwest of baghdad but also some at erbil in northern iraq.

Commercial satellite photos of al assad show the craters left by the 1,000 and 2,000 pound warheads.

Some officials speculated iran had aimed to miss -- in other words, hit the bases without causing casualties.

But joint chiefs chairman general mark milley, speaking to reporters off camera, doesn't think so..

Milley: they were intended to cause structural damage, destroy vehicles and equipment and aircraft and to kill personnel u.s. intelligence had been watching for days as iran brought its missile force to a higher state of alert.

Iranian television showed elaborate underground bunkers where the missiles could be prepared for launch out of sight from spy satellites.

Still, a defense official said the bases in iraq had "multiple hours" warning before the launches -- plenty of time for troops to take shelter in bunkers, a frequent drill since they are used to being shelled by local militias.

"our movements saved american lives," one officer said.

Trump: no american or iraqi lives were lost because of the precautions taken, the dispersal of forces and an early warning system that worked very well.

Tag general milley said he expects iranian backed militias in iraq and elsewhere to continue attacking american positions, and just short time ago two rockets landed in baghdad's green zone outside the american embassy.

This time there were no casualties.

First look stinger first look tonight: look for a mostly clear sky to start with south and east winds 3- 8 mph.

By the morning, we'll see some cloud cover work its way in.

Lows fall into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Thursday: look for a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures rising into the low 60s.

Winds will be out of the south, perhaps a bit breezy at times.

Showers work in after sunset thursday into thursday night, but the bulk of the rain holds off until later.

We're getting a clearer picture on our severe threat.

Severe storms are expected to roll in after 3am late friday night and early saturday morning.

Friday: we'll see temperatures rising into the upper 60s and low 70s with breezy south and east winds northeast mississippi community college gets a big honor from apple computers.

Our allie martin tells us what it means to staff and students..

Instructors at northeast mississippi community college not only teach students using ipads, but they also spend time in the classroom learning about the latest innovations.

Nats several years ago, nemcc began the "one northeast" initiative.

Under that program, each student gets an ipad and many faculty have dropped traditional textbooks and have created their own textbooks, which students can access on those devices.

It has helped save students six million dollars in text book costs.

"we've also seen student success and the number of as, bs and cs in class increase significantly over the last four years."

"as an english instructor we use the ipad in almost everything we do, they are not typing their essays on the ipad, we use apps to write, and edit our papers.

That success and use of technology was highlighted during a celebration, announcing nemcc's designation as an "apple distinguished school."

Nats standup bridge saving students money on taxtbooks and improving academic success rates are all important.

But administrators say one of the biggest advantages with the emphasis on technology inside and outside of the classroom, is that it better prepares students for the workforce in 2020 and beyond.

"at the end of the day our students must be able to function in a global society and a global economy and that's our job as an institution of higher learning to make sure they're able to do that."

Nemcc is one of only eight apple distinguished schools in the world this year and the only one in mississippi.

In booneville, allie martin, wcbi news the community college..was invited by apple to apply for the distinguished school award.

Heritage academy in columbus was named an apple distinguished school at the high school level last year stinger wx open tonight: look for a mostly clear sky to start with south and east winds 3- 8 mph.

By the morning, we'll see some cloud cover work its way in.

Lows fall into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Thursday: look for a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures rising into the low 60s.

Winds will be out of the south, perhaps a bit breezy at times.

Showers work in after sunset thursday into thursday night, but the bulk of the rain holds off until later.

We're getting a clearer picture on our severe threat.

Severe storms are expected to roll in after 3am late friday night and early saturday morning.

Friday: we'll see temperatures rising into the upper 60s and low 70s with breezy south and east winds likely.

Look for a mostly cloudy day with some scattered showers and storms, though it looks like we'll hold off on strong storms in the area during the day.

Aline of storms will build out to our west and approach us and bring us the chance for storms as early as late friday night, but more than likely into the daytime hours on saturday.

A level 3 risk covers areas to our west.

We'll stay quiet during the daytime but could see severe storms approach as early as late friday night.

Saturday: a line of strong to severe storms approaches the area early saturday morning.

Everyone is expected to see rain and storms, with the potential there for severe weather across the weekend.

As of now, we still have a level 3 risk for the area.

The main threats will be damaging winds as high as 70 mph and flooding rains, though a few tornadoes look probable embedded in a line of storms. we'll have to watch and see if any isolated storms form stinger a controversial medical measure will be in the voter's hands this year.

We find out more when we come back..

Take q's reentry the the c-d-c says the flu virus continues to spread... with many states reporting widespread cases// it's not too late to get vaccinated// we learn more about the flu shot in our health talk with baptist// hi, i'm dr. lee richardson, a physician in the emergency room at baptist memorial hospital - golden triangle.

Tonight i want to talk to you about the flu vaccine.

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Yearly flu vaccination should begin as soon as the vaccine is available.

Most of the time flu peaks between december and february.

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu virus infection.

The cdc recommends getting your flu shot by the end of october.

We are already seeing patients testing positive for the flu in the er.

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Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year especially those at high risk such as people with chronic pulmonary disease such as asthma, cardiovascular , renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disorders and people who are immunosuppress ed, including those with hiv.

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You should also not get a flu shot if you have a severe, life- threatening allergy to any of the ingredients in the vaccine, especially eggs.

The flu shot cannot give you the flu.

The flu vaccine that is administered with a needle is made with either flu vaccine viruses that are inactive or are not infectious or with no flu vaccine viruses at all.

If you get flu- like symptoms, you may have some other respiratory virus beside flu or you were exposed to the flu shortly before getting vaccinated or during the two- week period after vaccination.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss common sense ways to keep from catching the flu this year.

Take vo off top in the november general election, voters will decide whether mississippians will be able to use medical marijuana.

The medical marijuana 2020 campaign makes the announcement today.

A spokesperson for the secretary of state's office says.... initiative 65 was filed yesterday.

Under the guidelines of the proposed law.... physicians will have the option to certify the use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions.

The alternative treatment option would be regulated by the state departme health.

Patients would have to get medical marijuana from a treatment center that m-s- d-h would also regulate in real time.

Limits will be placed on the amount a patient may get over a specified period of time.

Stinger icc basketball's ma'darius hobson receive state recognition for a special performance... more on the honor next in sports... spx mississippi state looking to bounce back after the weekend loss to auburn...taking on the alabama crimson tide the bulldogs hoping to avoid back to back seasons of 0-2 starts in sec play to t-town we go.....both msu and bama looking for their first conference wins.... 1st half.

Tide on the fast break....kira lewis jr. hits jaden shackelford on the wing for 3!!

Game tied 5-5.

Dogs playing some d.

Robert woodard with the steal...throws it ahead to nick weatherspoon for the lay...nick would have 20 tonight.

Tide ball.

2nd half....lewis misses the floater....herber t jones has the tip slam!!

Bama up 8 state ball.

Woodard turns it over....lewis goes coast to coast...right hand layup good....62-53 tide john petty with the rock....iso adu...crossover step back 3 is a buck!!!

Then lewis throws the alley oop up for galin smith and he does the rest!!

Alabama goes onto win big over mississippi state 90-69.

Dropping the dogs to 0-2 in conference play to start the season.

Here's what some of the players had to say after the game.

"defensive end we need to figure it out in transition.

We're giving up too many open 3's.

It's just about getting tough out there and manning up on defense."

"they struggled some in the 1st half.

With us contesting some of their jumeprs.

But we knew they would make open 3's.

We saw them versus florida.

They will make open and contested 3's.

We have to learn to play through that."

Ole miss softball officially reports to practice for the 2020 season, but will be doing so without one it's most successful coaches, mike smith smith was suspended in november, before officially resigning in december... interim head coach ruben felix will look to lead the rebels to its fifth straight ncaa tournament appearance...and says his teams maturity will get them there.

"you know, obviously, change is not easy for everyone, especially young athletes.

But i think they're mature to know that we still have a job to do, and we're still here to do that job.

We're here now so we have to pick up the pieces and move forward."

"i'm just excited to see what the future holds, especially with coach felix being coach now.

He's always been with us.

He's been with us since my freshman year, he recruited me, so i'm just ready to see what we do and how we're going to move forward for the spring, just excited about the future."

Ole miss' softball season begins february 7th in clearwater for the nfca division one leadoff tournament preseason polls for the upcoming college baseball season continue to pile up...the bulldogs and rebels reaching the top 20 in a newly released poll perfect game releasing it's preseason top 25 louisville, vanderbilt, texas tech, arkansas, and arizona state making up the top 5 mississippi state tabbed as the 8th best team heading into 2020...5 sec teams listed in the top 10 the rest...ole miss tabbed as the 18th best team in the country in the preseason.....flo rida, lsu, and texas a&amp;m rounding out the 9 sec teams named in the preseason poll ole miss women's basketball guard valerie nesbitt is no longer with rebels basketball the oxford eagle was the first to report head coach yolett-mcphee- mccuin telling the eagle the dismissal coming from quote "actions that didn't reflect the way i want to run a program."

Nesbitt was considered one of the top juco points guards in the country when she signed with the rebels in 2019, and was the second leading scoring on the team, averaging 11.3 points per game houlka-native ma'darius hobson named the missisisppi juco player of the week for his triple double performance against volunteer state... hobson scoring 14 points, along with ten rebounds and ten assists... the sophomore leads the indians in scoring with 15 points per game still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights last look.

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