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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - August 28, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - August 28, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - August 28, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT SIX - August 28, 2019

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Good evening, everyone.

An officer- involved shooting in pickens county leaves one man dead.

We're told no law enforcement was injured but family members tell us a man at the scene died.

Our quentin smith has been following the story.

He joins us live in gordo.

So quentin where did the shooting take place aundrea it happened here behind me at the grandview apartment complex earlier this morning.

As you can see investigators are still out here working this scene.

Sources tell us pickens county sheriff todd hall was involved in this shooting, he's doing ok.

As you mention, the suspect has now passed away, according to family members.

Here's what we know so far.

Sources tell us investigators were called here for a mental evaluation.

Not long after, we're told the suspect barricaded himself inside the home.

When investigators entered the suspect had a knife.

Sources tell us investigators eventually shot the suspect.

I spoke with the family members residents out here, they say this is normally a quiet neighborhood, but that wasn't the case this morning.

" i was laying down in my roo and i heard a gunshot so i ran into my sisters room and got her, and then we both ran outside and she called his sister and told her that they shot her brother."

" regardless of what he ha it's different ways that this situation could've been handled.

A guy shot, sensor mask, 4 to 5 times, whether it's one or five times it's different ways to do it.

You did not have to shoot this man for five times.

It's rashad.

I hate that this had to hit so close to home."

Family members did say the suspect did mental health issues, but that he was taking his medicine.

The investigation has now been turned over to the alabama law- enforcement agency.

At this time we're still waiting to hear from them and the district attorney about today's officer involved shooting at this time we're still waiting to hear from them and the district attorney about today's officer involved shooting.

But for now, reporting live in gordo, alabama quentin smith.

Wcb i news.

Shock and sadness today in chickasaw county... where deputy jeremy voyles died after car accident.

He was a passenger in a car driven by an agent with the mississippi bureau of narcotics.

Officers were not involved in a pursuit, when the car left county road 4, near houlka, and struck a tree.

The mississippi highway patrol was on the scene this afternoon, to reconstruct the crash.

Sheriff james meyers says voyles was a dedicated law officer and family man, who will be greatly missed.

"he started law enforcemen career with mississippi department of transportation, worked at a scale house in fulton, we hired him as a deputy sheriff, road deputy, had an opening come open in narcotics, it was something he just felt he was called and wanted to do, we gave him the opportunity and he was an excellent officer."

The 33 year- old leaves behind a wife and two children.

His father,billy voyles, is the longtime houston police chief.

Take vo in monitor people throughout houston and chickasaw county are shocked and saddened by the death of investigator jeremy voyles.

The tragic news is bringing the community together in a show of support for his family.

Allie martin has more.

Quick as soon as cliff walters heard tragic news about investigator voyles, he wanted to do something to help the officer's family.

Nats walters is co owner of "th bus stop" a gift and flowe shop in downtown houston.

Employees at the family owned business decided to make memorial bows.

"we're donating our time an supplies, only thing we are asking, is three dollars, whatever they want to donate and all proceeds go straight to the family, helping with expenses in their time of need."

Response was swift, as phone and walk in orders were non stop.

Walers says it's a testimony to the community spirit.

"when stuff happens they pul together, they seem to be tight knit when it comes to people they consider family, they want to reach out and show support we have a lot of people who didn't even know mr. voyles but they still are broken hearted for his wife, kids and parents."

Standup bridge these black and blue memorial ribbons will be a familiar sight all around chickasaw county.

Many believe it's a reminder of the dangers law officers face on a daily basis.

"everyday they leave hom their lives are on the line."

Workers at the bus stop expect they will make several hundred memorial bows for the voyles family.

In chickasaw county, allie martin, wcbi news centred up details of voyles' visitation and funeral services will be released as soon as those are finalized.

First look stinger first look summary: high pressure is taking control of our area and that means great late- summer weather as we near labor day weekend.

Some rain/storms are possible late in the weekend but odds remain low at this time.

Wednesday night: clear, quiet, and comfortable.

Lows in the low 60s.

Thursday: bright sunshine and campaign 2019 isn't over yet, but we already know several counties will have new sheriffs next year..

Retirements, resignations, and upsets have led to the transitions.tions.

Our rylie livingston takes at look at the changing faces of sheriffs in the area.

She joins us live in lowndes county with more.

Lowndes county sheriff mike arledge did not run for re- election... this is one of seven sheriff's departments will have a new sheriff... some counties were seeking change, while others saw a top cop walk away... the state's election cycle is halfway over and its evident there will be a number of new sheriffs in north mississippi.

Some candidates were vying for an empty seat but others were competing directly against the current sheriff..

And won.

Lowndes and choctaw are two of the counties were the sheriff is stepping down.

Veteran law enforcement work closely across county lines.

"a lot of times you'll se members of other departments or someone the sheriff knows that's coming in.

We're going to work very closely with any of the new sheriff and hopefully wisdom that we've gained over the years will be able to help them."

Another open seat is webster county where recent corruption has residents looking forward.

"i am feeling hopeful i'm feelin like we are getting this passed us and finally and have a elected sheriff that we can get past the corruption and get something straight i think it's gonna be a really good for the county."

But clay county sheriff eddie scott says that corruption can sometimes affect other races.

"any time that you see any typ of corruption in law- enforcement do you know what kind of shakes the core because people depend on us to do the right thing and enforce the laws and set the examples."

Yalabusha, montgomery, noxubee, and monroe found their current sheriff's falling short in the primary.

Scott says sometimes it may not have anything to do with job performance because what really matters is who shows up to vote.

"if you look at your vote turn out for example using me for an example if my supporters even though they support me and say hey were there with you if they don't turn out to vote you can have that change and you look at including here makes a lot of difference."

And some residents tell us it can come down to just wanting a change, especially in montgomery county.

"i'm just excited for ne beginnings maybe here in town i know a lot of people are a little concerned here in town with some changes coming but i think change is good" many of the primary and runoff winners will have at least one opponent in the november general election.

Reporting live in columbus rylie livingston wcbi news... welcome back... some objections to signing marriage licenses for same-sex couples leads to a change in alabama law this past legislative session..

The new law goes into effect tomorrow... our stephanie poole joins us in the studio with what you need to know to tie the knot in alabama.

Done away with the traditional process of getting a marriage license.

It's safe to say some folks won't be needing a white dress or tux...all you need is a pen and paper.

In the state of alabama, there's a new law for couples who want to come together in holy matrimony... instead of obtaining a marriage license, alabama legislators passed a new law for marriage certificates to take effect on august 29th.

Lamar county probate judge sharon nethery says steps to get married will now be reduced by half.

"the certificate is a form tha you will print out and sign in the presence of a notary.

And then you will bring it to the probate office and file it and pay your fee for marriage."

She says marriages will be finalized on the date both signatures are notarized.

Nethery says couples have 30 days to return the form to the probate office or it will be invalid.

There's also a change for kids that want to get married.

"typically both parents hav to sign for a minor child to get married, at this point only one parent now is required and there's no verification required from anyone to verify this is the parent signing this document."

While legislators may have provided an easier way to become a spouse, the once sacred tradition of marriage could be slipping away.

In the new law, it states couples aren't required to perform a ceremony to celebrate their union.

"the sentimental part of it t me and the sanity of it.

For me that's a drawback.

An anniversary date is a very important date."

Nethery urges those seeking marriage to observe the new law fully, and be mindful that marriage fees vary in different counties.

Those who have applied for marriage before august 29th will still be filed under the old marriage law and procedures.

Stinger weather open summary: high pressure is taking and that means great late- summer weather as we near labor day weekend.

Some rain/storms are possible late in the weekend but odds remain low at this time.

Hurricane dorian: the system is expected approach the east coast of florida late in the weekend.

Some model data suggest the possibility that dorian could move over florida and get into the northeastern gulf.

It's something that will need to be monitored going through the weekend.

Wednesday night: clear, quiet, and comfortable.

Lows in the low 60s.

Thursday: bright sunshine and low humidity.

Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Ene winds 5-10 mph.

Thursday night: clear and cool.

Lows near 60 with some spots getting into the upper 50s.

Open up the windows!

Friday-saturday: mostly sunny and warm.

Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with lows in the 60s.

Don't forget to wear your sunscreen and sunglasses.

Weather looks great for high school games friday night and college games on saturday.

Sunday-monday: we're going to keep a 20-30% chance of pop-up showers and storms going.

It's not looking like a washout by any means but there could be some rain around as a little bit of moisture nudges in from the east.

Highs will remain around 90.

Tuesday-wednesday: mostly sunny, dry, and hot weather is possible, assuming our area stays on the western side of dorian's remnants.

Highs may be back into the low to mid 90s but it all depends on where dorian ends up.

If dorian does become and issue for parts of our immediate area then the forecast will be much, much different.

Stay tuned.

Stay connected with @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram summer weather as we near labor day weekend.

Some rain/storms are possible late in the weekend but odds remain low at this time.

Hurricane dorian: the system is expected approach the east coast of florida late in the weekend.

Some model data suggest the possibility that dorian could move over florida and get into the northeastern gulf.

It's something that will need to be monitored going through the weekend.

7th grade teacher, carla henry receives an unexpected surprise today!

We popped in to give her the educator of the week award, right in the middle of class.

Henry teaches language arts at columbus middle school.

She's known for building strong bonds with her students.

So much so, that her student nominated her.

To nominate your favorite educator, visit wcbi dot com!

Kiya curry/8th grader--"mrs henry is like head coach joe moorhead said at the beginning of the week, starting quarterback tommy stevens was named a team captain for 2019..and not just named, unanimously chosen moorhead saying steven received three times as many votes as the next offensive player stevens says as the new guy, he just put his head down and worked, and his teammates noticed "a big goal of mine since started playing college football.

It is a huge honor.

I am very proud to be a captain.

I am very thankful to my teammates for thinking so highly of me."

Head coach nick saban confirming a big blow to the crimson tide defense...junior linebacker dylan moses suffered a torn acl in practice tuesday, ending his 2019 season moses was listed as the starting middle linebacker for the tide, and was the team's leading tackler in 2018 it's the second significant knee injury for an alabama linebacker this offseason, starter joshua mcmillon also out for extended time from an injury from the beginning of the month back to back weeks the game of the week will feature a big time rivalry..

It was another tough choice between a great slate of games.....but it doesn't get any bigger than the little egg bowl two 6a powerhouses meet again..the starkville yellowjacket taking on the oxford chargers... since 2013, the two have battled for the smaller golden egg..in that time, starkville leads the series 5- 1...including a 56-7 win over the chargers in 2018 for the fifth straight year two different teams, jackets coming off a week one loss to brandon, oxford dominated northwest rankin....both would love the bragging rights we'll be live from starkville friday to get you ready for week two of the endzone.

Time for the debut of something new here on wcbi sports..our player of the week every week, we'll honor of the biggest ballers from the week...whether it's on the gridiron, the softball diamond, or the volleyball court... this week's player of the week hails from fulton... itawamba ahs running back ike chandler is our inaugural player of the week ike rushed for 276 yards, and áfiveá touchdowns in the indians 48-28 week one win over amory like any good running back, ike credits the big fellas up front for his big game ,natural sound.

"cause my offensive lin blocked good and i was able to get through the holes and stuff."

"hard work.

He works har throughout the year.

Ike is the type of kid that this is what he focuses on.

He works hard in the weight room, hard on the practice field, and it pays off on friday nights.

He's rough around the edges and doesn't get into the looking good or this and that.

He just like to go play football and it's fun to watch."

Congrats to ike, and each week you can email submissions for athlete of the week to sports at wcbi dot com, or any of our social media accounts.

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