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WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/09/20

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WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/09/20
WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/09/20

Show open all eyes have been on school schedules this year.

And today's hearing at the state capitol reveals that thinking outside the usual model may apply to more than just covid-19.

Some districts are weighing the option of year- round school.

Courtney ann jackson explains.

Parents have mixed emotions when they hear the phrase "year- round school".

"it may help the parents trying to navigate where did they send the kids, how that happens.

Breaks will come.

Will make family time but i don't really see that as a bad thing."

"i don't like the idea of it.

I don't think it would be beneficial for the parents.

It would be harder on the students.

I think the students need a break from school.

That's why corinth school district doesn't call it that.

"we found that we really need to refer to it as a modified calendar rather than year- round school."

Right now, they are the only district with a modified calendar.

But lawmakers are asking questions on how it works if others are looking at the option.

"this hearing, this meeting, is not about mandating year-round schools from the legislature.

We're here to learn about the pros and cons of the program."

Corinth students have two breaks, one in october and another in march.

Intersessions are offered at both times for remediation and enrichment.

A key benefit when combined with other resources?

Trying to prevent what some call the "summer slide".

"if there are struggling with basic literacy and numeracy skills, it's far better to start that remediation over this three week period in october then letting them continue to go through school and fall further and further behind."

Right now, gulfport schools are planning to move to such a schedule next year.

And columbus is also figuring out how to make the transition.

"the department is fully supportive of a modified calendar.

To your point earlier sen.

Debar, we are not seeing anything in the statutes whatsoever that prevent this from happening.

More than happy to support.

More than happy to work with districts that want to do this."

There are several things districts have to weigh when making the switch, including the costs and getting the community on board.

New at 10 stinger goes here tupelo police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting earlier today.

Officers received a call at 2:15 pm from a victim on hwy 6 and thomas street.

The victim says a gun was pulled on him from a suspect he previously had a fued with.

He says the suspect fired the handgun and drove away.

No one was injured during the shooting.

Investigators are working to confirm the suspect's name before any further information is released.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a black infiniti q35 with no tag.

If you have any information, contact the tupelo police department.

A man dies while being air lifted to north east mississippi medical center after a crash earlier today.

Mississippi highway patrol says the crash happened around 11:20 this morning along highway 82 west of starkville.

Mhp says a gray 2014 buick lacross driven by 23-year- old leah shae fondren of ackerman was east bound on us 82 when the front of her vehicle collided with the driver door of a silver 2007 pontiac g6 driven by 78- year-old robert bascon johnson of maben.

Fondren was not injured.

Johnson was air lifted in serous condition... he died during the flight.

This accident remains under investigation by mhp.

Residents in northern oktibbeha county are now under a boil water notice.

The notice affects customers of trimcane water association.

Residents there should boil water for two minutes before using.

The notice will last until further notice.

Trimcane representatives say there was a break in one of the main lines.

They are currently working to get it repaired.

First look stinger as warmer weather continues, the chance for a few showers will return by the middle portion of the week.

We'll also be watching the path of tropical storm eta, which remains uncertain at this time.

It appears we'll be in for another cool down by the beginning of next week.

Tropical update: tropical storm eta is lingering near the florida keys, bringing heavy rain and wind to some an argument in the middle of the street in broad daylight turns deadly.

Now, columbus police are searching for an accused killer.

Lowndes county coroner greg merchant says 24- year-old tarcari tyshun walker is the victim in today's shooting.

The gunfire happened at the intersection of 22nd street and 7th avenue north, just after noon today.

Police chief fred shelton says investigators believe walker was shot in the street and ran onto the front porch of a nearby home.

Walker died at the scene.

This was no random shooting, though.

Shelton says he believes walker and the suspect knew each other, since walker freely walked up to the jeep and engaged in an argument.

While early in the investigation, shelton says officers have started searching for a suspect.

"right now we're still trying to develop suspects.

We are asking the public, if they do have any information concerning this or any other crimes, we're looking for a red or a burgandy jeep.

A red or burgandy jeep drive by a single black male.

So if anyone has any information, or anything that could help us in this investigation, we would be glad to get it."

This is an on-going investigation.

If you have any information, please contact the golden triangle crimestoppers.

Reporting in columbus, cash matlock, wcbi news.

Top a former caledonia water department employee is accused of using town equipment and money to help his bank account.

Barrett baggett was recently indicted by a lowndes county grand jury for embezzlement.

State auditor shad white's office says baggett was issued a demand letter for more than 31 hundred dollars when he was arrested today.

Baggett is accused of charging contractors and construction companies for work he ordered on-the-clock town employees to perform.

The investigation started after a contractor reported receiving a strange invoice from baggett.

Investigators also found a construction site where they believe baggett was preparing to continue his alleged scheme.

If convicted, baggett faces up to 20 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

A mugshot was not available today.

West point police are seeing report after report of car burglaries... investigators are not totally surprised at the timing but there are things you can do to protect your property.

Wcbi's bobby martinez talks with a victim of one of the break- ins and law enforcement.

A string of car burglaries have plagued a community here in west point in recent days.

And west point police chief avery cook is urging residents to make sure their cars are locked before calling it a night.

Tis the season for car burglaries in west point... sot - avery cook - police chief - west point pd "usually this time of the year..

Thanksgiving season.

Christmas season.

Every year we have burglaries increase, mainly auto theft.."

Cook believes burglars are searching for high end items..

Sot - avery cook - police chief - west point pd "they are looking for guns and money..

Cash money..

They find either one of those they'll take..

But the hot topic now is guns.."

Bridge stand up and the hot spot for robbers is here on avalon street according to chief cook.

And the next street over on belvedere avenue..."

Sot - avery cook - police chief - west point pd "pick a neighborhood go from house to house and they would just check the cars to see if they are unlocked.

And if that cars is unlocked they will go through the car and whatever is valuable they will take it out."

And it was in the wee hours friday morning..

When bj powell says his wife's car was one of the many vehicles the thieves hit.

Sot - lg powell - west point "when i came outside i looked in my wife's car in the glove compartment was wide open and papers were laying everywhere.

So i told her there's someone break into the car?

Then i said well they done broken into that one, that one, that one they done broke into 4 or 5 around here."

Reporting in west point bobby martinez wcbi news.

And anyone with any information regarding these burglaries... you are asked to contact the west point police or the golden triangle crime stoppers... a lee county couple are accused of depriving their newborn baby of basic medical care.

37 year old david fisher junior and 35 year old nina gebhart are charged with felony child abuse and deprivation of necessities with harm.

Lee county sheriff jim johnson says his office received a tip about a baby in need of medical attention at the couple's guntown trailer last wednesday.

Sheriff johnson said these photos show the condition of the trailer, which he described as deplorable.

The couple reportedly said there was no child in the residence and claimed gebhart was still pregnant.

Deputies returned thursday evening and found a newborn, who was in need of urgent medical attention.

The child was taken to nmmc and the couple arrested.

"we found out this particular individual had this child in this condition without any medical help whatsoever, even to the point the umbilical cord was cut with a razor blade by the father, these individuals have lengthy lengthy criminal history.

Thank goodness for the public getting involved and asking for our help and quick reaction from the sheriff's department to save this child" sheriff johnson says the infant is expected to be ok.

Fisher was arrested in august for his role in a fake kidnapping that the sheriff says was all part of a plot to extort money.

Both fisher and gebhart are each being held on a one million dollar bond stinger as warmer weather continues, the chance for a few showers will return by the middle portion of the week.

We'll also be watching the path of tropical storm eta, which remains uncertain at this time.

It appears we'll be in for another cool down by the beginning of next week.

Tropical update: tropical storm eta is lingering near the florida keys, bringing heavy rain and wind to some areas.

As of now, the storm is expected to continue eastward into the gulf before making a sharp turn to the north and bringing more impacts to northern florida.

There is still a chance that the storm continues westward further into the gulf, so we'll need to continue watching.

Monday night: skies will remain mostly cloudy overnight, keeping our temperatures mild.

Lows will be in the mid 60s with a light southeasterly wind.

Tuesday: we'll start off the day mostly cloudy with some showers possible anytime after noon.

It won't be a complete washout, but keep the umbrella ready.

Highs will be in the mid 70s with southeasterly winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday night: off- and-on light showers will continue overnight tuesday into wednesday under a mostly cloudy sky.

Some occasional thunder is possible.

Lows in the mid 60s.

Wednesday: morning showers will give way to drier conditions by the afternoon and evening, but clouds will continue through the day.

Highs will still be in the mid 70s.

Thursday-friday: nicer weather will return for the end of the week as skies become mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Stinger after the break, tips on how to have a safe hunting season.

Health talk with baptist is next.

Don't go anywhere.

Cash 3 lottery gfx goes here hunting season is upon us, and if you plan to participate, you should brush up on the property safety procedures.

We'll help you get started in tonight's health talk with baptist.

Take a look.

No script program manager about this morning hospital golden triangle this week will discuss hunting site did you know that the number one: related injuries as an firearms sales is false and stands meatballs have one tree stands to construct stands, detached from the tree because this is to avoid you home a tree stands if you would stay in replacing broken rock burn inspect all fasteners making sure the secured condition you should place your tree stand on mature trees and strong oil removing large installed from the base of the tree to reduce injury case for fall when climbing into a tree stand maintain three points of contact at all times remember to climb about that down on to it where nonslip boots place nonslip covering the warmest and never weight a single tree stand and never in the tree stand should always say this with city standing climbing into a tree stand join us next time for him to baptist with discussing the words using a full-body site on this one tree stand hunt mississippi state football suffers a setback... next in sports why their postponed matchup with auburn didn't come as much of a surprise... spx open the sec announced that mississippi state's matchup with number 20 auburn originally scheduled for nov.

14 is postponed due to positive covid-19 tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the msu fb program.

This result doesn't come as much of a shock to the bulldgos program... head coach mike leach said they were one positive test away from having to reschedule last week's matchup with vanderbilt..

And recently went over the threshold for positive tests... leach shared his thoughts... the contact tracers are adding up too and that's one of the biggest hits.

We've got several guiys who aren't even positive who are playing video games because they were next to somebody and in a lot of cases they never get it.

That's what we are operating under.

Our country is becoming less free tyhan it used to be and im not going to share my thoughts on that but i definitely have some thoughts and a lot of people have the same thoughts that i do.

Coming off a bye week feeling fresh, ole miss gets ready to hit the field again this weekend taking on s-e-c east foe, south carolina.

Both teams enter the game with a 2-4 record, but the game cocks should not be taken lightly after upsetting #24 ranked auburn earlier this season.

Head coach lane kiffin has a lot of respect for this team.....especially their defense....led by another former nick saban disciple, will muschamp.

"got some really good defensive players kind of like kentucky i guess maybe.

Will does a great job of using multiple.

A lot of different disguises and pressures that alabama tree.

That nick saban tree of defensive guys."

Kick-off is slated for 6:30 saturday night.

Mississippi state men's basketball will begin it's season two weeks from wednesday when the bulldogs take on clemson in the space coast challenge in florida... this year obviously looks very different due to covid-19... part of that includes a few schedule tweaks..

One is ben howland's crew won't be able to have a few cupcake games at home to start out the season..

Instead his team will have to start out the campaign against a few tough squads including either liberty or purdue... he addressed the challenges they'll face with this bunch... i think it's a very aggressive schedule for an inexperienced team.

We will miss those first four games to try and get our feet under us.

We usually get them at home by starting the 25th but instead we start out the gate with very difficult games the playoffs tend to bring the best out of the competition... and our top 5 plays of the week show just that!

Let's see who cracked the list..... #5 west point #5 west point hosting center hill....chris ivy heaves one downfield....shawn melton with the moss over 2 db's....greenies win #4 eupora taking on madison st.

Joe's....ty murphy hits the outside with blockers....77 yards later he's in the endzone for 6...eagles win and advance #3 caledonia versus louisville....darriu s triplett doing what he does best.....a 70 yard td of his own down the sidelines....but the powercats get the win #2 gordo hosting brooks....hunter oglen jumps the pass perfectly and puts it into overdrive!!

90 yard interception return for a td!!

Green wave advance #1 and our top play....tcps playing west lowndes....the holiday brothers doing it big!!

Khi holiday hits little bro layth holiday on the double reverse pass for a td!!!

Eagles win.... we're going to take a quick break, but when we come back, trevor will have a final look at weather.

Stay with congrats to miss usa asya branch from booneville mississippi.

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