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WCBI News at Six - Friday, August 16th, 2019

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WCBI News at Six - Friday, August 16th, 2019
WCBI News at Six - Friday, August 16th, 2019
WCBI News at Six - Friday, August 16th, 2019

See you sunday o good evening everyone..

An early morning shooting in winona leaves two people dead and another in a jackson hospital.

Our rylie livingston has been following this story all day..

She joins us live in the studio with more.

Joey, it all started with a domestic dispute that quickly spiraled out of control.

Just before 2 o'clock friday morning shots rang out in front of this house this house on montgomery st.

In winona..

Chief investigator dan herod tells us what began as a domestic dispute escalated to a murder suicide leaving two people dead and another seriously injured.

"original call came out as domestic dispute and just before officers arrived on scene they received a second call from dispatch stating that somebody may be threatening someone with a firearm the officers were just down the road from the scene would actually heard gunshots."

When officers arrived on scene they found a female victim lying in the front yard, suffering from two gunshot wounds.

She was still conscious and was flown to university of mississippi medical center in jackson for treatment.

"she was just in the wron place at the wrong time i think if she had been inside of the residence or anything like that i think it would've just been the first female victim and charles mccrary."

31 year old charles mccrary was found outside of an suv with a gunshot wound to the head..

Inside that suv was a second female victim..

"another female that wa sitting in the passenger seat of a suv that was parked in the driveway and she had been shot 4 to 5 times through the passenger side window."

Herod says it appears mccrary and the deceased woman were in a relationship.

Before she was taken to ummc, the second victim told investigators an argument led to the shooting.

"you know you see stuff wit domestic violence happening all over the country now and this is really the first big incident we had pertaing to that around here so it's normally pretty quiet."

Chief tommy bibbs says this crime has other victims as well..

"there were children here an that's really the thing that we want to concentrate on all the kids."

Chief tommy bibbs says the shooting is still underinvestigati on... both bodies have been taken to the crime lab take developing story stinger investigators identify the man shot and killed in an argument with his son, last night in crawford.

62-year-old willie baptist died at his starkville road home.

Lowndes county deputies say baptist and his 41-year-old son got into an argument.

Investigators believe baptist fired a shot inside the home and then there was a struggle over the gun, that's when it fired again.

Chief deputy greg wright says the shooting remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

The case will be presented to the next grand jury.

Coroner greg merchant says baptist will be taken for an autopsy.

Two arrests are made in connection with a string of threats against area schools.

The threats were made through text messages and while the incidents caused some disruptions at the schools, quick response from police and school administrators helped nab the suspects and ensure all school campuses were safe.

Allie martin has more.

At pierce street elementary, parents were ling up to pick up their children at the usual time.

While at nearby tupelo middle school, buses were running on schedule.

Nats but it was far from a normal day.

Both schools were on partial lockdown thursday and friday, after a social media threat targeted the campuses.

Superintendent doctor rob picou said the threats caused major disruptions.

"we have significant decreas in attendance today, across the district, i don't have exact numbers, at fingertips, but very significant, obviously causes a lot of disruption there, causes panic, fear.

We have take every precaution and every step possible to ensure the safety of our students."

Those precautions included increased police presence at all schools, even after word came that two juveniles were arrested.

Tupelo police chief bart aguirre said the suspects are also being questioned about similar threats made to schools in pontoc and oxford.

"thanks to pontoc polic and oxford, police, who actually broke this case for us."

Standup bridge police are also cautioning people not to re share or re post any of the threats they may come across on social media.

For one thing, there's no way to tell if the threat is legitimate , it could hinder the police investigation and it could land you in some trouble.

"there could possibly b additional charges that could come from that as well, anytime you cause fear and cause a panic like that there are possible charges that could come out of that."

The chief also encourages parents to make sure their children know that all threats are taken seriously .

"it's important everyon understand, there's no such thing as a funny or a joke threat."

Authorities say more arrests are likely as the investigation unfolds.

In tupelo, allie martin, wcbi news schools in shannon and okolona were also put on partial lockdowns after similar threats were received.

A mathiston man is killed in an early morning motorcycle accident in oktibbeha county.

Deputies were called to brown road, just before 8 am.

Investigators say the motorcycle 70- year-old billie jones was driving ran off the road and crashed.

It's the only vehicle believed to be involved in the accident.

A passerby saw the crash and called first responders.

Oktibbeha county deputies are investigating the deadly crash.

Wipe to vo a tupelo police pursuit ends in a crash, but the driver is still on the run tonight.

Tupelo police tried to stop a black dodge charger in the hilda avenue area// officers were conducting a safety checkpoint and say the car tried to go the other direction// the pursuit continued through fair park and east on main street// police ended the chase near skyline// police then got reports the car crashed near the lee and itawamba county line but the driver got away on foot// police are trying to identify the owner of the car// wipe to gfx a lowndes county man is accused of trying to choke his girlfriend and dropping a machete on her foot.

42-year-old jeremy vasser is charged with domestic violence- aggravated assault.

Investigators say vasser woke the victim up and was holding a dress and a machete.

Deputies were told that vasser accused her of cheating.

The two argued and she was allegedly choked.

At some point, the machete was dropped and landed on the woman's foot.

She went to the hospital for treatment.

Vasser's bond was set at 20 thousand dollars.

First look stinger first look friday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: mostly sunny and hot.

Highs top out in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices pushing back into the low 100s.

Wear plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses if you will be out and about during the day.

Lows will fall into the low 70s saturday night.

We're only two weeks into the school year and area educators are already reporting cases of the stomach virus and even the flu.

Teachers and school nurses say younger students are especially vulnerable to the illnesses, since they share supplies throughout the day.

Educators say they're working on new ways to inform young minds about the differences in good germs and bad germs. "we've seen several cases o strep throat.

I did hear that we've had a case of the flu already in august.

So those are the main things so far...usually this is kind of early just for the flu mainly.

Last year wasn't a bad flu season, the year before that was a really bad flu season.

So, yes this early in august to have a flu case reported is pretty early."

Woodruff says the school district supplies each classroom with hand sanitizer and clorox wipes, but parents are encouraged to donate other cleaning supplies.

Stinger products that will end up in showrooms and stores across the country are on full display in tupelo this week... we take a look when we come back..

The area's largest entertainment venue is getting more comfortable..

Workers recently finished installing new seat bottoms on the 6 thousand plus seats in the "upper bowl" the bancorpsouth arena.

It's part of a three year project to replace floor, risers and the upper section seating in the 26 year old arena.

The arena's director says providing a top notch experience for every guest is key to the arena's success..

"our goal is for people whe they come here to have a good time and enjoy themselves and 25 years ago , the amenities people expected weren't quite as high as they are now, certainly, if you're going to be here for any extended length of time you like to have a cushioned seat to sit in and we heard our patrons tell us that and we've delivered."

There are plans to link the conference center to the arena with a covered lobby and walkway.

Wipe to vo thousands of people from across the country are in tupelo for the bi annual furniture market.

Buyers are placing orders to fill their showrooms and shelves for the christmas shopping season.

And it's not just furniture, there are also case goods and accessories that will eventually end up in homes and businesses.

"tupelo market has alway been great for us, we have noticed a growth for us personally , year over year, by far, fall is our most important time."

"we always try to brin something new to the market, so our customers want to come back because they really never know from market to market what we're going to have."

"cracker barrel is ou largest customer, this their fiftieth anniversary and they started buying from us from day one."

The furniture market ends sunday.

Stinger stinger weather open summary: the weekend will start out sunny and hot but a few storms may be around by the time we get into sunday afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms are possible each day next week.

Friday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: mostly sunny and hot.

Highs top out in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices pushing back into the low 100s.

Wear plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses if you will be out and about during the day.

Lows will fall into the low 70s saturday night.

Sunday: while there is a 20% chance of a few afternoon storms most spots probably will not see one.

Higher odds of rain and storms will exist in central and southern mississippi.

Highs should be in the mid 90s with heat indices in the 100-105?

Range.

Monday-thursday: scattered showers and storms return to the region.

Most of whatever develops will do so during the heating of the day.

Seasonably warm highs in the 90s are likely with lows staying in the 70s.

Heat indices may be in the 100-105+ range the time we get into sunday afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms are possible each day next week.

Friday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: mostly sunny and hot.

Highs top out in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices pushing back into the low 100s.

Wear plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses if you will be out and about during the day.

Lows will fall into the low 70s saturday night.

Sunday: while there is a 20% chance of a few afternoon storms most spots probably will not see one.

Higher odds of rain and storms will exist in central and southern mississippi.

Highs should be in the mid 90s with heat indices in the 100-105?

Range.

Monday-thursday: scattered showers and storms return to the region.

Most of whatever develops will do so during the heating of the day.

Seasonably warm highs in the 90s are likely with lows staying in the 70s.

Heat indices may be in the 100-105+ range prior to any storm development.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram stinger the high school football tour continues to wind down...stop #54 checks in with the lafayette commodores spx open the high school football tour checks-in with the lafayette commodores in 2018, the dores felt like they had what it takes to go all the way...and now after falling short, they enter this new season hungry for more lafayette is stop number 54 on our 60 in 60 marathon ááábillboardááá the more motivation the better.

At least, that's how the lafayette commodores are approaching the 2019 season..

After falling to west point in the second round of the playoffs and finishing the 2018 season, 9-4, the dores graduated 25 seniors leaving plenty of motivation on their plate.

While some might see it as an obstacle, head coach michael fair welcomes the challenge saying that the program he's been building over the past few years makes the turnover easy to handle.

Fair: "we had a lot of goo players behind those guys that were just waiting on opportunities and they're about to get one friday night.

So, i think our seniority relies on the offensive and defensive line but we also have randy anderson coming back who's started for us the last two years at quarterback.

So it's always nice to have him back and i think we have enough pieces around to hopefully take the load off a little bit."

One of the big pieces returning for lafayette is going to be at the line.

The dores return all five offensive lineman from last year and 3 of 4 defensive lineman as well.

That component, fair says should be a major key in finding success.

Fair: "that experience i something you really can't get anywhere else.

They've been through some tough battles.

We played west point tight a couple of times last year and we felt we were knocking on the door.

We're playing such a tough district that we feel the line of scrimmage is so important."

That final game of the season against west point has stuck with lafayette through the off-season.

The dores fell short off a third round berth by just one t-d.

Now, it drives the team to make necessary improvements.

Levi lott, senior ol : "wes point put us out.

So we just messed up on about two plays right there.

This year we've really worked on executing them better.

Just looking at the little things better.

We're going through each play more seriously.

Just making sure we're going in and making our right steps.

Tavion prather, senior dl: "working on our tackling working on our gaps and all the other stuff.

" lafayette will get another shot at west point come mid- september but the dores know to get there they first have to get past week one.

Lott: "we work our opponen each day.

We want to beat our opponent each day.

We don't know what they're doing so we just have to focus on ourselves.

We have to win the day every day here at lafayette."

Fair: "what do you do ever day from that last game to this coming friday night?

That's all that matters.

We don't talk about playoffs or championships or anything like that.

We really just talk about today and are we taking advantage of every single day.

I'll be honest with you this team has done that as well as any team i've coached.

We never talk about week two we always talk about week one.

So we put a lot of importance on it.

We hope were 1-0 and you can't win them all if you don't win the first one if i've heard that before."

Lafayette gets its season started on the road against cleveland cental on august 23rd.

With the commodores on the high school football tour, courtney robb wcbi sports.

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