Skip to main content
Australia Edition
Tuesday, 9 March 2021

WCBI News at Ten - March 11th, 2019

Credit: WCBI
Duration: 0 shares 1 views
WCBI News at Ten - March 11th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - March 11th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - March 11th, 2019

The city of columbus and lowndes county continue to recover after last months deadly tornado.

Tonight.... city and county leaders.... along with officials from emergency management and relief organizations met with residents who've been impacted by the tornado and recent flooding.... our quentin smith was at the town hall meeting.... he joins us live in the studio with more... scott, nearly a hundred people came out to tonight's meeting..

City and county leaders say they've reached their limit on the resources they can offer and this time... now they're hoping to receive some federal assistance to get things back to normal..

As the sun shines on east columbus, debris fills the streets, and tarps cover homes, as workers try to clean up the damage that was left behind.

" right now we have approximately 322 homes that were damaged, maybe 83 to 85 businesses that were damaged in the area."

And of the large number of people affected....many showed up to a town hall meeting monday night looking for ways to pick up the pieces.

"we are using volunteer agencies like the salvation army is providing food and clothing.

We have the red cross that here and that's providing assistance, financial assistance to some of the residents that have received damages, or homes that i destroyed in the area.

We also have united way that is providing assistance through all of their agencies."

However, many residents are now looking to city and county leaders to see what other resources are available.... columbus mayor robert smith says right now they're limited on offering any other additional services at this time..

Now they're waiting and hoping to receive a little extra help.

" right now we are as far as we can go until the governor asked for federal assistance."

The mayor says the federal emergency management agency will be in town later this week surveying the damage.... " once they assess those numbers and the governor signs off, then the governor will request federal assistance.

Once the governor request federal assistance, vance when fema will come in and dance when you will get other resources, citizens will receive other resources."

" those persons who have insurance or no insurance, whether you're a renter or an owner, if we get a federal declaration, yes there will be assistance available to assist you with the a building of your home."

Take vo in monitor debris removal was another hot topic at the meeting.

E-m-a director cindy lawrence says if you want debris removed, you'll need to bring it to the curb and the city will pick it up.

For more information on disaster relief... just visit our website at wcbi dot com... today was the last day for columbus storm victims to sit down with american red cross case workers.

The organization has been set up on the lower level of the trotter convention center.

Red cross has took applications and met one on one today and over the weekend with those impacted.

Workers say assistance from the red cross is separate form any other benefits from other agencies.

If you were unable to meet with case workers, you can call 1-800- red cross for more help.

An 18-wheeler loses it's load when it overturns in lowndes county.

It happened late this evening on airport road at highway 82.

The truck was merging on to highway 82 east when it overturned onto its side losing the roll of steel on its trailer.

The good news, the driver was not hurt and no one else was involved in the crash.

First look stinger first look monday night: variably cloudy and quiet.

Lows in the 40s to around 50 with light wind.

Tuesday: we'll have a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 60s to around 70.

A stray shower can't be ruled out but odds of rain are quite low.

Winds will become southeasterly between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday night: increasing clouds and southerly winds will keep temperatures in the 50s.

Wednesday: temperatures climb back into the 70s but wind speeds will be going up.

Expect sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with higher gusts.

The daylight hours should be mainly dry.

An alabama senate committee has approved a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase.

The measure now moves to the alabama senate floor where they could receive final passage as soon as tuesday.

Governor kay ivey proposed the tax to help fund road and bridge construction.

The increase would be phased in over three years.

The state tax would then be adjusted with construction costs up to a penny every two years.

The alabama house of representatives approved the bill last week on an 83-20 vote.

Mississippi is the first state to launch an app aimed at helping students struggling with issues like bullying, drug use and suicidal thoughts.

Courtney ann jackson explains how the students against violence app will make it easier to find the resources to get help.

Destyni bowie is a college student who developed severe anxiety after moving off for school.

"i dealt with it and i didn't fe it for the longest because i felt like i didn't have anyone to talk to."

While she may have felt it, bowie's not alone.

1 in 5 teens experience some form of mental health disorder---most frequently depression and anxiety.

For some, that turns into other issues...everything from suicidal thoughts, school violence, bullying, and self harm.

That's why the students against violence app was created.

There are already apps with resources and information about many of the common issues facing teens.

But this puts all of that in one place---something bowie says is critical.

"we don't talk to each other as much as we should.

We use our phones...whether its facetime, whether it's instagram, snapchat, twitter, some of us use facebook.

But that's what we know.

So, meeting us where we are is an excellent thing."

The attorney general's office is partnering with the jason foundation that focuses on suicide prevention and several state agencies and partners.

"kids are looking online.

They see where others are journaling and making statements about what they intend to do.

And we adults aren't.

We in law enforcement would like to be.

But the fact is the kids know it before we know it."

The hope is that teachers and the friends of those facing issues like the ones detailed on the app can use it---not just the teens needing the help directly.

"your friend finally comes to you and now you have the things to say.

Now you know what to say.

You know how to be there for them.

So, now they don't feel like they're alone."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news hold :08 for nats first responders across prentiss county take a moment this morning to remember deputy michael hisaw, who was killed twenty years ago, answering a domestic violence call.

Hisaw had served on the sheriff's department for nearly four years, after a stint with the booneville police department.

Hisaw's parents were at the memorial service, along with several officers, including sheriff randy tolar, who worked with the deputy.

"remember the service he gave and all the service officers are giving as they respond to any of these calls, pray for their safe journey " each year on the anniversary of deputy hisaw's death, a magnolia tree is planted in front of the prentiss county justice complex.

Stinger wx open monday night: variably cloudy and quiet.

Lows in the 40s to around 50 with light wind.

Tuesday: we'll have a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 60s to around 70.

A stray shower can't be ruled out but odds of rain are quite low.

Winds will become southeasterly between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday night: increasing clouds and southerly winds will keep temperatures in the 50s.

Wednesday: temperatures climb back into the 70s but wind speeds will be going up.

Expect sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with higher gusts.

The daylight hours should be mainly dry.

Wednesday evening/night: showers and storms will gradually move from west to east across our area.

Heavy rain and even a few strong to severe storms are possible.

Southerly winds remain elevated and that will keep lows in the 60s.

Thursday: highs should remain in the 70s with the chance of rain and storms hanging around.

Some additional heavy rain and strong storms are possible.

Friday-monday: mostly sunny and dry weather returns!

Highs should generally range tuesday: we'll have a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 60s to around 70.

A stray shower can't be ruled out but odds of rain are quite low.

Winds will become southeasterly between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday night: increasing clouds and southerly winds will keep temperatures in the 50s.

Wednesday: temperatures climb back into the 70s but wind speeds will be going up.

Expect sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with higher gusts.

The daylight hours should be mainly dry.

Wednesday evening/night: showers and storms will gradually move from west to east across our area.

Heavy rain and even a few strong to severe storms are possible.

Southerly winds remain elevated and that will keep lows in the 60s.

Thursday: highs should remain in the 70s with the chance of rain and storms hanging around.

Some additional heavy rain and strong storms are possible.

Friday-monday: mostly sunny and dry weather returns!

Highs should generally range from the mid 50s to the mid 60s with overnight lows in the 30s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, instagram, and twitter tuesday: we'll have a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 60s to around 70.

A stray shower can't be ruled out but odds of rain are quite low.

Winds will become southeasterly between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday night: increasing clouds and southerly winds will keep temperatures in the 50s.

Wednesday: temperatures climb back into the 70s but wind speeds will be going up.

Expect sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with higher gusts.

The daylight hours should be mainly dry.

Wednesday evening/night: showers and storms will gradually move from west to east across our area.

Heavy .

A planned power outage will affect the msu campus tuesday morning at 3:30 the university power generation plant will go through a series of tests to make sure it is working as planned.

The plant will disconnect from the starkville utilities power grid for about 30 minutes.

The goal is to be sure the msu plant could generate enough power in the event of an extended outage.

Sporadic outages could occur until around 7:30 when the campus will reconnect to the starkville power grid.

Areas powered by 4-county will not be impacted.

That includes the research park, the north and south farms and the softball complex stinger not sure if this counts as a ádouble doubleá, but one school nets ábothá of the state's top hoops trophies... chris has details a little later in sports..

The month of march is colon cancer awareness month.

It's one of the most common types of cancer in both men and women, and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the u-s.

We learn more in tonight's health talk.

Segment 1 - what is colon cancer?

Hi, i'm dr. richard heard, part of the gastroenterology team at baptist memorial hospital, golden triangle.

I want to talk to you about colon cancer.

The colon is the last section of your intestines, also known as the large intestine.

It helps you to absorb the water and nutrients that you swallow.

The colon commonly develops small growths in it called polyps, similar to moles the on your skin.

When these polyps are allowed to grow without removing them, they can turn into colon cancer.

Colon cancer is more common than you think, and everyone is at risk for it.

The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer, according to the american cancer society, is 1 in 20.

You may be at increased risk if you have a family history of colon cancer, especially a parent, sibling, or child.

If any of these have certain types of polyps or are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 60, your risk is even higher.

An inactive lifestyle is also a risk factor, as is obesity.

Smoking and alcohol abuse increase your risk.

Living healthy and avoiding these risk factors can help decrease your chances of developing colon cancer.

African americans are at higher risk for colon cancer than other races, so much so that the american college of gastroenterology recommends they begin screening early, at age 45.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss how to prevent colon cancer.

Stinger the mississippi state women finally return to starkville as the s-e-c champions...the full recap of the win is coming up next in sports spx open "finally" is the word vic schaefer used as a shower of blue and yellow confetti fell around him as he held the sec championship trophy and the word "finally" was rightfully used because after four straight trips to the sec title game...the mississippi state women finally left victorious and as sec champions wcbi sports' tom eble reports from south carolina with more nat pop confetti vic schaefer's dream came true.

At the sound of the final buzzer sunday....it was his mississippi state bulldogs team that was showered in the confetti.....the first time in program history msu named sec women's basketball tournament champions.

The bulldogs capping off a dominant week in greenville with it's best performance saved for last....cruising past arkansas, 101-70 jazz: "we played hard today.

We played with poise, and we played together and we came out with the victory, and that's what we get."

Teaira: "we get to stay out in the confetti, play around, take pictures.

Celebrate that moment.

The other times we're going to the locker room trying to figure out what we could have done and or what we didn't do.

So i mean, it wasa good feeling being out there on the court, with the confetti falling."

Vic: "it's about them, it's abot those kids.

Nobody knows how hard our kids work except me and my staff, and to see the fruits of their labor come to fruition, as a coach, that's why you do what you do."

The bulldogs were explosive from the jump...shooting a blistering 63% from the field, and 67% from three, draining 12 of 18 teaira mccowan and jazzmun holmes starred, but big supporting performances from bre'amber scott and andra espinonza-hunter showed how good this team can be when clicking on all cylinders.

Vic: "it is a different team, bt that doesn't mean we're not as good or better.

I think it's still out there if we can be better, and that's what i've said all year, that's my challenge is, i think the upside of this team is still off the chart."

Now the sec champions' attention will turn to the ncaa tournament.....the next part of this story that includes unfinished business.... it remains to be seen if the bulldogs will receive a top four seeding, or where in the country they'll be placed....but for schaefer, none of that matter.

Vic: "we'll go wherever they send us.

I'm not trading my team for anybody else's.

I'm taking this group, and we'll go play.

I don't care who it is or where, i could care less.

I think these kids will feel the same way."

Jazz: "we can do anything we can put our minds to.

This team is different than last year, and the years before.

I just feel like if we play together, and execute the gameplan, and do what he says, i mean, he's done it before.

Today was proved we can do whatever we put our minds to."

The bulldogs will have to wait until march 18th to plan its course back to the final four, but until then, hailstate hoops can enjoy yet another program-first.....another one off the checklist.

Reporting in greenville, south carolina, tom eble, wcbi sports.

The bulldogs move up in the polls to be the fourth ranked team in the country and projected as a no.

1 seed in the ncaa tournament the howell and gillom trophy...two of the highest honors that a basketball player in the state of mississippi can earn...both going to the bulldogs teaira mccowan and quinddary weatherspoon bring both awards back to starkville... teaira mccowan's first time winning the award...and weatherspoon doing his best drake impression winning the howell trophy in "back to back" seasons.

Weatherspoon: "it hit me the other night.

Saturday night.

Just winning this award just knowing that bailey howell was the greatest player at mississippi state and for me to come in from mississippi state and be able to win is a big accomplishment for me."

Mccowan: "i didn't really think coming into college i'd be where i am today.

It was a long road.

I had to mature a lot and i had to take a step back and get a lot of information because i knew my coaches knew what was best for me."

Toss to last it will be warmer tomorrow than what we w say hi a burst over 70 area as he had on wednesday and thursday our next stop wednesday night particularly stronger storm specially late hours if you have them at rain stick around through thursday friday sunshine returns to us for the foreseeable as well the size be

Advertisement

Related news coverage

You might like

More coverage