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WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Group of columbus police officers are being called heroes tonight after they stopped a woman from potentially committing suicide// corporal eric lewis and investigator aaron andrew were recognized for their service// the officers received a certificate of commendation at tonights city council meeting// it was a week ago today when c-p-d was notified that a woman was sitting along the bridge at the luxapalila creek// officers immediately rushed over and used de- escalation techniques to talk the woman off the bridge// lewis and andrew say they're just thankful things were able to end the situtaion they way they did// "i'm thankful for the columbus police department for the training that i've been on this far.

Some of the training i did half help me to assess the situation a little bit better then i probably would if i didn't have the training."

"a lot of times we take criticism as police officers, and sometimes it feels good to get a pat on the back.

It's something then we don't look for, it's something we don't go out and do stuff to look to get there, but when it does happen it's very gratifying to us that somebody saw what we did or recognized the service that we do."

Officer john tulipan also assisted in last weeks rescue and was awarded// he was out of town during today's meeting... chief fred shelton says the woman rescued was able to receive the help she needed and is now doing ok// police officers often find themselves in tense situations where adrenaline is pumping, and emotions are running high... but in the middle of the chaos, they still have to find a way to keep calm and defuse the situation..

Our quentin smith speaks with police on how to handle these scenarios... and has more... whether they are being sent to an armed robbery, a domestic assault, or a shooting, officers often walk into the unknown where something chaotic has happened or may still be happening.

Columbus police chief fred shelton says it's important for officers to focus and immediately get control of the scene.

" if we come out of control it's just like adding fuel to a fire" in these situations, shelton says officers have to serve as counselors... and mediators.... the police chief admits, bringing peace and getting control of an already hectic scene isn't always an easy thing to do... " it's instinct.

When you're looking at someone that's about to end their life, your training, thoughts, comes back to your mind saying, i've got to do something, how can i help, what can i do.

That's where that intuition, this survival instinct because again, that's what we are bred to do.

We're bred to protect and serve."

However, while at the police academy, shelton says they receive specialized training such as de-escalation techniques to help them defuse these types of incidents when they occur.

" when we go through training at the academy were put in stressful situations and training scenarios.

We practice how would we respond if we are being shot it, how would we respond if a person, in this situation, was trying to hurt themselves or trying to hurt somebody else, so we're trying to do this."

Shelton says you never when know these types of scenarios are going to happen, that's why he's in the process of training officers to become negotiators..

" i want someone on every shift to be able to respond when we have situations like this, to be able to make it a peaceful and and de-escalate the situation and get the person to some help."

Shelton says often times they will have someone from community counseling or other agencies to assist and help them defuse the situations// developing after not meeting a quorum this evening, mayor lynn spurill is hopeful that at this hour they'll have enough alderman to vote on some important business// they voted on and also voting 15they voted on and also voting 1 million increase it will go toward fine pay raises this was a very fast and asset militant cree employees affected a plan for our part related to low and the i write you need 70 90s ... in ... three ... you ... the in the ... you ... ebay ... you me in will like you usually do: and easy to is the ... overr pattern will remain pretty dry going forward.

Temperatures will cool starting thursday so it won't be as bad but we're still looking at generally above normal conditions into next week.

Tuesday night: clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Wednesday: partly cloudy and hot.

Highs mainly in the mid to upper 90s with the heat index in the low 100s at times.

Whilea stray shower can't be ruled out we're going to keep the mention of it out of the official forecast.

Wednesday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Thursday: not as hot with highs in the low 90s in most spots.

There is a 20% chance of a shower or storm as a weak frontal boundary pushes from east to west across the region.

Don't get too excited about the chance of rain but it is the best opportunity we've had in weeks if you can call it that.

Friday-sunday: mostly sunny and seasonably warm.

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

Conditions will be very pleasant before the sun rises each day and after the sun sets.

Early next week: fall officially arrives early monday morning but we're still looking at highs mainly in the lower 90s.

We're adding a daily 20% chance of a shower/storm but we're not too optimistic about will cool starting thursday so it won't be as bad but we're still looking at generally above normal conditions into next week.

Tuesday night: clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Wednesday: partly cloudy and hot.

Highs mainly in the mid to upper 90s with the heat index in the low 100s at times.

Whilea stray shower can't be ruled out we're going to keep the mention of it out of the official forecast.

Wednesday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows near 70.

Thursday: not as hot with highs in the low 90s in most spots.

There is a 20% chance of a shower or storm as a weak frontal boundary pushes from east to west across the region.

Don't get too excited about the chance of rain but it is the best opportunity we've had in weeks if you can call it that.

Friday-sunday: mostly sunny stinger a husband and wife team who work together at an amory assisted living center are named the state's top caregivers of the year.

We'll have their story coming up on wcbi news."

Video the mississippi healthcare association honors a monroe county couple for the compassionate care they give their patients.

Wcbi's allie martin introduces us to the husband and wife team who work together to give their patients hope and healing.

For cecil and daisy chandler, deciding on careers in the medical field helped shape the trajectory of their lives, at work and at home.

"we met here."

The couple met at diversicare of amory in 1997.

Cecil had been there for a few years, when he noticed a new hire.

"i started talking to her then when she came in for orientation, i started talking to her then and one thing led to another and we went out, started dating,got married, two kids later we still together."

They have made such an impact in patients lives, that diversicare's activities services director, dian wilemon nominated the chandlers for caregivers of the year .

"that is such a special, i think calling to have, that they could take it home, live with each other, 24 hours a day, work 24 hours a day, and yet the compassion they have for our residents, you can see the aura around them" standup bridge the chandlers say there are a lot of advantages when it comes to working together as husband and wife, at the same job, under the same roof, in fact, they wouldn't have it any other way.

"coming to work everyday together, we just work good together."

Being named caregivers of the year was a surprise for the chandlers, and cecil gives the credit to his wife.

"i was good before she came along, but after i met her, she made me better."

Cecil and daisy plan on taking care of the residents at diversicare for many more years.

In amory, allie martin, wcbi news stinger two of the top volleyball squads from our area clash on the court... the highlights from new hope, next in sports..

Spx open ole miss hopes the magic of the vaught pays off saturday....#23 cal comes to town, the rebels haven't lost a nonconference home game since 2012.... the last time ole miss and cal met up was back in 2016...the first meeting ever between the two teams... it's a totally different rebels team since then, but assistant coaches rich rodriguez and mike macintyre come from the pac-12.... head coach justin wilcox says his team will be familiar with what the rebels throw at them saturday "a lot of change.

They have a lot of really talented players, no doubt about it, it jumps off the tape.

We know a couple of their coaches.

We've competed against them for a long time, so we know what kind of coaches they are.

They'll have those guys ready to play, and they have some really talented players.

It'll be a great challenge for our team in every phase."

The southern miss golden eagles go on the road to face an sec opponent for the second time this year....this time against the 2nd ranked alabama crimson tide head coach nick saban says the tide is worried about one of the nation's most electric players southern miss return man jaylond adams is one top specialists in america...the only returner with a kickoff and punt return for a touchdown.... nick saban says special teams will be a big focus in practice this week "this is one of the most explosive teams we've played on special teams. this returner, #2, has a punt return for touchdown, two kick returns for touchdowns already this season.

They're ranked nationally in those categories.

This is not a time for us to be thinking we don't have to prepare well, and work to focus on the things we need to do to play well in our preparation for this game."

Time to give a shoutout to the big fellas in the trenches who make the difference on friday night....and those that help keep our tv's on at home time for this week's lineman of the week "tonight's lineman of the week with starkville is brought to you by starkville utilities."

Tonight's lineman of the week in starkville is david hatfield.

David has fifteen years of service with starkville utilities wcbi's lineman of the week goes to a pair of starkville academy vols offensive lineman trey tyler, and defensive lineman jacob linley tyler with 10 pancakes on the season....head coach chase nicholson saying linley has been efficient closing off gaps, and freeing linebackers to make plays, the vols fresh off a come-from- behind win against magnolia heights....and will be on the road against leake academy friday 2 area teams duking it out in volleyball as starkville travels new hope.

1st set.

After a long rally, mi- cae-la hudgins returns one over the net that's too hot for the jackets to handle giving new hope an early 2-0 lead.

A couple points later, zoe elder sets up leia skelton for the kill cutting new hope's lead to 1.

Later in the set, elder again with the set up this time for brayland ferguson who unleashes with the kill.

Trojans up 7-6 same set.

New hope's annie woolbright sets up hudgins for another kill in the back corner giving new hope a 14-10 lead.

Then after a long back and forth rally that lasted almost a minute, woolbright with the dig keeping the point alive, starkville's elder sets up ja- kailyn brown for the kill.

Jackets trail 23-15 in the set.

New hope goes onto win the set and the matchup in 4 sets.

Why he for tomorrow starting thursday ... most of us probably ca ... looking at the lower 60s starting thursday night ... looking

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