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WCBI News at Ten - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Mississippi is keeping some covid-19 restrictions in place at least until the end of the month.
Governor tate reeves announces today that he is extending the safe return order by two weeks.
It will now expire june 29.
Courtney ann jackson explains.
As cases, transmission and hospitalizations stay steady---so will the restrictions.
Something that governor tate reeves says is necessary.
"my hope would have been that we could have no restrictions in mississippi in the month of june but that's just not what the data suggests."
The governor and health officials look at several factors when making those decisions.
An alarming trend they're finding is more young people getting the virus.
"i'm concerned about what that then community spread looks like.
It puts more and more of those individuals in the vulnerable categories at risk."
"i'm about to say if you're over 65, avoid your grandkids unless they know how to behave because we're going to continue to see more and more problems unless we honor these social distancing issues."
The changes to the order won't take effect until monday morning at 8.
Take vo off top mississippi community colleges plan to go back to normal operation this fall// the mississippi association of community colleges says all classes are set to begin with added measures to help keep students, faculty and staff safe.
The state's community colleges switched to online mid- march due to the covid-19 pandemic// each school has put together committees and adopted protocols to safely restart// individual colleges will be making announcements in the coming weeks.
Covid - 19 has had a huge impact on the economy, especially small businesses.
Many were forced to shutdown.
Reopening has been going on for a few weeks.
áárecoveryáá may be a long way off..
But as our bobby martinez finds - there could be some help on the horizon..
"mississippians are best when we help each other."
They're the heart of our downtown districts.
Main streets lined up with our favorite stops.
Mostly all locally owned and small businesses.
Sot - brian sanderson - founder - ms30dayfund "mississippi the impact of our economy is really made up of small businesses."
The vision first took off in virginia.
And after seeing success there..
Marie sanderson says they decided to give it a try in mississippi.
Sot - marie sanderson - founder - ms30dayfund - "we feel like if there's any state ready to help each other it's the mississippians so we set it up here."
Brian sanderson says the ms30dayfund is a forgivable loan that can provide small businesses up to 3-thousand dollars.
And while businesses are not asked to pay back the money.
He does hope they pay it forward.
"it's not a repayment schedule but we ask them to pay forward to other small businesses that are in need once they are back up on their feet."
So how do you know if you're eligible?
Sot - marie sanderson - founder - ms30dayfund - "the application process is very clear on a few things.
You have to be a mississippi business.
You have to be a mississippi resident.
Your business has to have been around for a year."
The organization just recently and so far, brian says hundreds of small businesses have applied.
"we had a lot of applications already and we are focusing on continuing to get the word out and get as many contributions in the doors we can that can help small businesses."
Chris collins works at liberty bell barbershop in starkville..he says many small businesses are in a huge hole and the ms30dayfund, might be the ticket to help pull them out.
"i think that's great.
A small town like this that is very community oriented especially the downtown area where there are multiple businesses that were shut down for periods of time and stuff like that.
I think someone being able to step up and do something like that can only benefit for people around here."
And to learn more on how you can apply..
Visit our website at wcbi.com first look stinger first look summary: sunny and dry weather has retund it'll be here for a while.
No major weather issues are expected anytime soon.
Humidity levels will remain low in the near term and that means comfortable overnight lows over the next several nights.
Wednesday night: clear, quiet, and comfortable.
Lows in the low 60s.
Winds nw 3-8 mph.
Thursday-friday: sunny & warm with low humidity.
Highs stinger-sot take continuing coverage stinger an idaho man suspected in the disappearance of his wife's two children makes his first appearance in court today.
This as remains found on chad daybell's property are identified as those of his wife's 2 children jj vallow and tylee ryan ..
Cbs's chris martinez has the latest..
Nats: "state of idaho vs chad guy daybell" chad daybell made his initial appearance in court after police executed a search warrant at his home in rexburg, idaho tuesday.
They say they found human remains buried on the property and placed him under arrest.
Nats: "there he is!"
On wednesday - the families of 8-year- old jj vallow and 17-year-old tylee ryan confirmed the remains found on the property are indeed the children.
Daybell is charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.
Nats: "mr. daybell, do you understand the allegations on both counts that have been brought against you?
Bail was set at one million dollars, even though the charge only carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.
The developments come more than three months after lori vallow - daybell's new wife- and the mother of the jj and tylee -- was arrested for defying a court order to prove her children were alive.
The couple has refused to tell police where they were.
This is the last known image of j-j, taken last september.
Tylee was last seen earlier that month in yellowstone national park.
Their mother was extradited to idaho in march from hawaii where the couple had relocated right after they married.
At the time police wanted to speak to them about the children... áandá chad's former wife... who had died suddenly just two weeks before chad and lori's wedding.
Her death is áalsoá under investigation.
Results of an autopsy are pending.
Chris martinez cbs news.
Take gfx off top a monroe county teenager is missing and deputies are asking for help finding her.
16-year-old holly whipple was last seen last night around 11.
She is 5'7 and 105 pounds.
She could be travelling to como or byhalia.
If you know where she is tonight, call the monroe county sheriff's department.
Wipe to gfx just to the north in tishomingo county... a family needs help finding a missing belmont teen.
16-year-old jacob bersing was last seen on may 23rd.
He is 5 foot 9 and weighs about 160 pounds.
He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Tishomingo county deputies say he might be going to hackleburg, cullman or elkmont alabama.
If you know where he is call the tishomingo county sheriff's department.
Intro aging at home is not an option for many senior citizens.
However, technology is evolving and the choice to live at home as you age is becoming more reasonable.
As cash matlock shows us one area security company is making it easier for people to check-in on their elderly family members.
Shawn stone owns alarm pro in columbus.
His business primarily focuses on private and commercial security.
However, some of his products are geared towards an older demographic.
"we have wellness devices.
Certain cameras that we offer have a way to keep an eye on elderly people that are aging at home versus losing their independence and going to a home of some kind."
Once set up, stone says the device is designed to be user friendly-- even for someone who doesn't regularly use technology.
"they are able to push a button to call whoever is set up to receive the notifications, if they need assistance.
We also have medical alert buttons and that kind of thing, but the camera is a way for you to peak in your grandma to see if she's ok."
The camera's are take vo in monitor the security systems also have an option for a necklace that will alert family members and police if the person wearing it falls down.
Stinger wx open summary: unsettled weather will remain in place through tuesday night with scattered rain and storm chances.
A cold front will sweep out the rain and humidity by mid morning wednesday leaving us with sunny and warm weather for the rest of the week and upcoming weekend.
Monday night: areas of showers will continue but gradually diminish in size and scope.
The threat of an isolated tornado should gradually end during the evening hours but we'll just have to monitor radar trends.
Look for a mild night with lows in the mid 70s.
Breezy se winds between 10 and 25 mph.
Tuesday: mostly cloudy with showers lingering first thing in the day.
A mix of sun and clouds is expected to develop as time goes on but that could lead to a few more showers or storms. highs are going to push 90?
With higher heat indices at times.
Winds ssw 10-20 mph.
Tuesday night: a cold front may spark a line of showers and storms after midnight.
While we can't rule out a few isolated strong storms most spots will not experience anything too rough.
Lows will be in the low to mid 70s.
Wednesday: any rain chance should move east by mid morning allowing sunnier and less humid conditions to build in on the heels of westerly winds.
Highs top out in the mid 80s.
Wednesday night: clear and refreshing.
Lows in the low 60s.
Thursday-monday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy, follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app take scott's reentry june is cataract awareness month.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the united states// tonight we learn about some other risk factors in our health talk with baptist// hi, i'm dr. dan bennett, an opthamologist on staff at baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.
Tonight i'm going to talk to you about the risk factors and signs and symptoms of cataracts.
A cataract starts out small at first and has little effect on your vision.
You may notice that your vision is blurred a little, like looking through a cloudy piece of glass.
A cataract can make light from the sun or a lamp seem too glaring.
You may notice when you drive at night that oncoming headlights seem brighter than before.
Colors may not appear as bright as they once did.
No one know for sure why the lens of the eye changes as you age, forming cataracts.
Researchers suspect that there are several other risk factors besides advancing age.
These include ultraviolet stinger the first round of the mlb draft is in the books...more on the players off the the highest draft pick from mississippi state since 2013 goes to second baseman justin foscue foscue, is picked up by the texas rangers as the no.
14th overall pick...the highest since hunter renfroe going as 13th overall seven years back foscue is the first bulldog to go in the first round of this year's m-l-b draft through his 67 games in 2019, foscue picked up 14 homers and 60 r-b- i's foscue saying after being selected that it took plenty of work to become first round material "i've never been the top ranked kind of player.
In high school, i was never high touted or heavily recruited but i always felt i belonged in the s- e-c and the acc.
That kind of level of play.
I had a chip on my shoulder to prove people wrong.
I believed in myself and just went to work.
I put my head down and i didn't listen to the outside noise with ranking and such.
Just having that ability to not worry about the noise and distractions and always believing in myself.
That's how i got myself to this point."
Foscue may have been the first, however, he wasn't the only bulldog to come off the board going as the 30th overall pick to the boston orioles is shortsto jordan westburg westburg played 66 games for the maroon and white during the 2019 season with 6 homeruns and 61 r- bi-s and hitting .294 westburg is the second bulldog to receive a 2020 invitation to the major leagues also, something to note...state committ austin hendrick won't be making his way to dudy noble field in 2021 the outfielder out of high school went as the 12th overall pick to the cincinnati reds.... however, still available to go through the rest of the draft... a couple more out of high school...infielder blaze jordan and pitcher jackson fristoe of course, nobody can forget about sophomore pitcher jt ginn...ginn was selected 30th overall back in 2019 by the los angeles dodgers...not the case this year as he remains on the board navigating sports through the coronavirus hasn't been easy for coaches now, imagine being a first year head coach that's the reality first year ole miss coach lane kiffin has been living in after being hired in december and with spring football being canceled...kiffin hasn't had much of an opportunity to get to know his new team as the 2020 season approaches kiffin saying as the players have been welcomed back to campus he's come to the realization of how he needs to become aquainted spring ball, you really get to know your players.
You're on the field with them.
You're interacting with them and putting faces with names.
They get to know you and how you can help them on the field.
We missed all of that.
Unfortunately, when we were in our meetings last monday talking about all of the stuff going on nationally and just listening to the kids, i just realized how little i know our kids, especially as a head coach.
Position coaches have had some meetings and gotten to know them, but we're behind obviously football-wise, but we're really behind relationship-wise."
The southeastern conference will join most of the college football world.....and hold it's media days virtually the conference announcing the first ever virtual sec football media days due to the impacts of the covid-19 football media days was scheduled to be in atlanta georgia from july 13th to the 16th the dates and times for the virtual event have not been announced the acc and the sun belt remain the only conferences not to formally announce a virtual football media days to this point despite not having a softball season, west lowndes infielder takara givens will continue her playing career at mississippi valley state.
The talented second and third baseman joins a roster that looks to improve from a 5-16 record this past season.
Givens says she looks forward to being an asset to the devilletes.
"i chose valley because they're a winning team and i feel like if i go there, i can be a great help to the team.
I learned to be a team player.
Never give up and always play my best."
Givens is eager to visit campus and get to work this fall.
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