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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - OCTOBER 3, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - OCTOBER 3, 2019
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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - OCTOBER 3, 2019

We begin with we begin with breaking news out of lamar county, alabama.

Firefighters from several departments are on the scene of a 200 acre brush fire.

Our scott martin is there.

He joins us live with the latest take vo in monitor we are 80% on place and fire crews monitoring the 5c 5c5 minutes.

Please remember flavors the claims this afternoon about one i lose out here office highly need a road the commanding general of the mississippi army and air national guard is praising the response from military medics and personnel at forrest general hospital after a training exercise at camp shelby.

Adjutant general janson boyles said 22 paratroopers from alaska's 4th brigade combat team are at camp shelby as part an exercise called "artic anvil."

General boyles says the soldiers were blown into trees when the wind picked up unexpectedly during a night jump..

He says the incident shows the importance of having a safety plan in place.

"we had transportation, medics on the ground at shelby to receive soldiers, we got ones that were injured off to forrest general hospital immediately, in the middle of the night, what a great training event for us and the mississippi national guard participated in support operations, that in itself is good training for the mississippi national guard to be able to support an operation like that, we do the same thing overseas when we deploy, our medics are there for soldiers doing difficult things overseas."

About 650 soldiers were taking part in the jump.

All of the injuries are reported as non life threatening..

Most of the injured are expected to be back on duty soon.

National guard armories across north mississippi are getting upgrades and much needed repairs as part of a joint effort between the state and federal government.

Allie martin has more from tupelo..

"this is a readiness issue for us" the briefing at the tupelo armory allowed u s congressman trent kelly and lieutenant governor tate reeves to hear plans for repairs and maintenance at 11 readiness centers, which used to be called armories, across the state.

Each year, the national guard gets six million dollars from the federal government for facilities, but the guard has restrictions on how the funds can be used.

"we can only put that money into 100 percent federal facilities, like camp shelby, camp mccain, some armories that do a hundred percent federal work, we can spread that money out if we have a state match."

General boyles says lieutenant governor tate reeves helped push for a two million dollar bond package from the state during the 2019 legislative session .

That was combined with 3 million dollars in federal funds to pay for much needed and long overdue improvements.

"the investments being made are being made in communities throughout mississippi and the thing i noticed is they are being made in communities represented by republicans, in communities represented by democrats and that's one of the great things about the mississippi national guard is they make their decisions based on what's best for military installations."

Armories in amory and tupelo will see renovations such as additions and alterations, and repairs and upgrades on air conditioning units to make them more energy efficient, and save money on utility costs.

Standup bridge five million dollars covers a lot of projects at the readiness centers, but general boyles wants lawmakers to consider annual funding, for upkeep and other maintenance projects.

"we think the responsible thing for the state of mississippi to do is give us maintenance money every year to maintain our facilities, which we are not getting, the lieutenant governor mentioned that this morning, he wants us to come back in the spring and explain this all to the legislature so they will understand how their money is being spent."

At the end of the briefing, general boyles presented reeves with the "mississippi distinguished civilian service medal" for his support of the national guard.

In tupelo allie martin, wcbi news general boyles says it has been sixteen years since mississippi's armories have undergone extensive renovations, maintenance and repair.

Take developing story stinger starkville police charge a man with a child sex crime.

Jessie lee carter is charged with molestation.

Court documents allege carter touched a child under the age of 18.

Investigators say carter was in a position of authority of the victim.

Child protective services is also involved in the case.

Carter remains in jail on a 10 thousand dollar bond and a hold from a sheriff's department in georgia.

Wipe to gfx two people are arrested after deputies find illegal drugs in their hotel room in west point.

44-year-old renaldo carrothers and 32-year-old megan farrell both face several drug possession charges.

Yesterday clay county deputies, the mississippi bureau of narcotics and west point p-d executed a search warrant in a room at the relax inn.

Sheriff eddie scott says investigators found heroin, methamphetamin e, marijuana and other illegal narcotics.

Both are still in the clay county detention center.

Wipe to vo lowndes county detectives are asking for information on two business burglaries.

The two people in these photos are wanted for questioning by deputies.

The suspects are accused of burglarizing several businesses in lowndes county.

If anyone knows the suspects' identity, please call golden triangle crime stoppers or lowndes county sheriff's office.

First look stinger first look summary: above average temperatures will continue through the weekend.

A stronger cold front moves through sunday night and monday.

It is poised to bring us much cooler temperatures and a better opportunity for rain.

Some model data suggest between 1/4?

And over 1" of needed moisture may fall.

A second fall front is possible next friday as well.

Burn bans: the entire state of mississippi remains under a burn ban.

- advertisement - thursday night: mainly clear to partly cloudy and quiet.

Lows in the 60s to low 70s.

Friday-saturday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies continue.

It won't be as hot but we're still looking at above average highs in the upper 80s to low/mid 90s.

Overnight lows fall back into the 60s.

High school and college football will be a-ok again this week.

Sunday: partly cloudy with a 40-50% chance of afternoon it's fall in the south and that means hunters are hitting the woods.

Rylie livingston takes a look at one group that's growing in numbers.

Hunting... what used to be a male dominated sport is becoming more inclusive.

"even though we grew up in a hunting environment, it was not very many ladies that hunted dan, but my own daughter, which is 19.

Now, she did grow up hunting and she has hunted is not our priority, but she still love being outdoors and doing that."

His daughter is not alone.

Between 2001 and 2013 there was an 85% increase in registered female hunters according to the nra.

Lou wyatt says that increase may have to do with family dynamics.

"back in the day used to be just the guys who will go out hunting nowadays is their daughters and their granddaughters who are going out hunting with them.

And this definitely picking up with the women hunting."

And outdoor stores are taking notice.

"you're seeing more people that are reaching out to them, whether it be in the clothing, firearm industry, or whatever, to accommodate them to make it easier for them to get into the sport of hunting."

And it's not just hunting, more women are now enjoying sports like skeet shooting and archery.

"i think i think a lot of the introduction of four h and a lot of our colleges and states in the south particularly that do offer that up to children's school age and up and we say a lot of female participation in that some of them carry that on into the rest of our lives and actually pursue a career in that but it's always there for them to get and be a part of three, four h and other organizations like that that" archery deer season kicked off on october 1st.

Stinger aberdeen is going through a restoration... we take a look at the progress when welcome back, the public gets a look at completed renovations on two historic buildings in aberdeen today.

Aberdeen historic preservation invited residents to tour the district courthouse annex and the m and o railroad depot.

Renovations were done to stabilize the buildings and repair historic materials.

The depot's history goes back to the civil war.

"the oldest depot in the state of mississippi.

It was constructed before the war between the states and was finished after that war.

It connected this city to the north and the south after the war."

The depot was completed in 1870.

Grants and funding from the mississippi department of archives and history helped with the renovations.

Stinger weather open summary: above average temperatures will continue through the weekend.

A stronger cold front moves through sunday night and monday.

It is poised to bring us much cooler temperatures and a better opportunity for rain.

Some model data suggest between 1/4?

And over 1" of needed moisture may fall.

A second fall front is possible next friday as well.

Burn bans: the entire state of mississippi remains under a burn ban.

- advertisement - thursday night: mainly clear to partly cloudy and quiet.

Lows in the 60s to low 70s.

Friday-saturday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies continue.

It won't be as hot but we're still looking at above average highs in the upper 80s to low/mid 90s.

Overnight lows fall back into the 60s.

High school and college football will be a-ok again this week.

Sunday: partly cloudy with a 40-50% chance of afternoon showers and storms. highs in the upper 80s.

Lows in the 60s sunday night.

Monday: mostly cloudy with numerous showers likely.

Much cooler with highs in the 70s.

Monday night: becoming clear and much cooler.

Lows in the low 50s.

Tuesday-thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Much more seasonable with highs in the low 80s and nightly lows in the 50s to low 60s.

Stay connected with @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram stinger stronger cold front moves through sunday night and monday.

It is poised to bring us much cooler temperatures and a better opportunity for rain.

Some model data suggest between 1/4?

And over 1" of needed moisture may fall.

A second fall front is possible next friday as well.

Burn bans: the entire state of mississippi remains under a burn ban.

- advertisement - thursday night: mainly clear to partly cloudy and quiet.

Lows in the 60s to low 70s.

Friday-saturday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies continue.

It won't be as hot but we're still looking at above average highs in the upper 80s to low/mid 90s.

Overnight lows fall back into the 60s.

High school and college football will be a-ok again this week.

Sunday: partly cloudy with a mississippi state men's basketball gears up for a brand new season...more from head coach ben howland when we come back spx it was early february when mississippi state guard nick weatherspoon was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and missed the remainder of the 2018-2019 season..

As the bulldogs get set to begin the new season...head coach ben howland said at media day that weatherspoon has been named the starting point guard position however, weatherspoon won't be making his appearance at that role right away..

Howland said that weatherspoon is expected to miss the first ten games of the season..

Ben howland: "nick weatherspoon is in the best condition of his life.

He just had a 42 inch running veritcal measured the other day.

Which is amazing.

So i'm really excitd for nick.

He is our starting point guard but the first ten games he's going to miss so we'll start tyson carter there and back up with iverson.

Iverson has come along.

He's learning that position every day and doing a really good job."

After losing tons of experience to graduation in 2019...mississippi state women's basketball was able to retain some of that experience with guard jordan danberrys fifth year approval by the ncaa danberry's approval came back in late august...much needed after losing center teaira mccowan, forward anriel howard and guard jazzmun holmes... head coach vic schaefer said at media day, that danberry has been a huge addition to his much younger team "schaefer: "jordan, in her month that she's been back has been sensational she's doing a great job tryingb trying to leas young team.

She does it in every way you can think of: on the court, of the court, and verbal.

She's just been a real blessing.

We were really fortunate to get her back.

Really commend our compliance department for being able to do that."

Ole miss men's basketball spent wednesday evening sinking shots...but it wasn't for practice head coach kermit davis and his squad were making baskets in a new initiative to help #sinkcancer the new coaches versus cancer intiative called "make kermit pay" invited students out to make baskets and davis agreed to pay for it 10$ for each free throw and $500 for every half court shot made... davis finished out the night by writing a check for 10,043 dollars....davis said he plans to make it a yearly event davis: "make this a tradition.

We raised a little over $10,000 which is terrific.

We've all been touched by it.

So all i have to say is thanks to the ole miss student body.

Thanks so much.

Thanks to our players.

I think we made maybe fifteen half court shots but i think our percentage from the free throw line was about thirteen percent.

So hope the rebels do a little bit better at the pavillion this year."

Coming up tonight on wcbi sports at ten..

Highlights and scores from some thursday night football action 7th ranked northwest will be at 3rd ranked e-m-c-c for a top ten match-up in scooba..

Itawamba looks for its second win of the season as the indians play host to holmes and last but not least...the cross creek rivalry...nanih waiya facing off against noxapater make sure you tune in to find out who comes out on top...also catch the highlights later on our website at wcbi.com

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