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WCBI News at Ten - Sunday, October 27th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Sunday, October 27th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Sunday, October 27th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Good evening and thank you joining us, i'm cash matlock.

We begin tonight with a recap of storm damage throughout the area.

Many area residents spent the day assessing damage, cleaning up debris, and sifting through the storm wreckage.

We want to show you some video from different counties in our viewing area...we'll start out with images out of tupelo.

Tupelo mayor jason shelton has signed a proclamation of local emergency and declaration of the city of tupelo as a disaster area.

Take a look at this video and you'll see why.

A number of tupelo businesses were damaged.

The metal sign in front of the u- haul dealership on east main was sheered off and it crashed and shattered onto the concrete pavement.

Several restaurants on south gloster had their signs damaged included the captain d's and the kfc.... and further south on gloster blackmon chevrolet suffered extensive damage to its main showroom.

Winston county more damage was reported also in winston county... a tree fell on a home on pearson road and a home on old robinson road.

No was injured.

Checking out things in ... oktibbeha county oktibbeha county also received widespread damage after storms moved through the area.

Around 11 saturday morning a tree was knocked onto the roof of this house in the green oaks subdivision in starkville.

No one was injured.

Other homes in the neighborhood have debris from small limbs and leaves.

Over on n nash street a large tree branch fell from a tree.

Also, chickasaw county crews in chickasaw county are working to remove fallen trees and limbs from the natchez trace parkway.

Ema director linda griffin is encouraging motorists to stay off the trace or use way or the other" homes damaged debris in the road and people still without power "it was wide spread over the county and lots of people without power due to the power lines being down" one family has been without electricity for 24 hours.

"you can see the branches and everything, but after it stopped we expected everything to go back to normal and we just sat around and waited until we couldn't stay here anymore" the severe weather sent latanya and her family to a relative's house "we went and stayed at a cousins house last night and we were hoping that by the time we got out of church this morning that they would be back own and since their not.

We're actually loading up right now to go back to the cousins house" she says it's just a waiting process "i was saying hopefully after church but now i'm saying hopefully by tomorrow when we get back home from work and everything and staying at our cousins house" and although their family can't stay in their home, everything is ok "we're blessed because that wind was out of the world and we actually watched it and to still be here and to witness that and to just not have lights, we're still blessed" after severe weather poured through chickasaw county you can see that trees are still down and in residents yards and ema director linda griffin says that clean up may take a while "it'll take several more weeks on the clean up part bc we did have so many trees down and it wasn't just small trees, it was large" she urges people to put their safety first "we're trying to stress to those out working trying to get the trees up.

Their power may have been out when the trees first fell and when they get that power restored those areas and we still have people working trying to clean trees up it can be a danger" natchez trace electric power company and okolona electric have been working non stop to restore power to all residents.

One person was killed while clearing debris in newton county saturday morning.

Authorities with the newton county sheriff's department say jason earl boyd, 34, was cutting debris out of the roadway on highway 489 near conehatta when a tree fell on top of him.

Chief deputy kris hollingsworth says the boyd was transported to a hospital in union where he was pronounced dead around 1030 a.m.

Boyd was an mdot employee.

Hollingsworth says jason boyd was a lifelong resident of newton county and a truly good person.

He says he was well- liked by everyone in the community and would do anything for anyone.

The accident is still under investigation.

Despite taking on heavy damage to their buses during this weekend's storm, things at houlka school attendance center will continue like normal tomorrow morning.

Superintendent betsy collums says the damaged buses were just "substitution buses."

Collums says the school has all 6 of it's regular buses lined up and ready to go for the school day tomorrow.

You can see in the video, several of the "sub" buses were crushed by an uprooted tree.

Officials are set to assess the damage tomorrow.

The prentiss county school district took to social media to announce that all school within the school district will be close monday.

The post says "due to the mass amount of people still without power in prentiss county, there will be no school in the prentiss county school district tomorrow, monday october 28th."

4 county electric power association announces they're down to 124 members without power.

This is as of 3 pm this afternoon.

The company says most of the members without power remain in oktibbeha and choctaw counties.

They want to assure the public that they are there, and they are working to have power restored soon.

First look we've been caught under a layer of low-level clouds that has helped to keep our temperatures down through the afternoon.

These clouds will linger into the beginning of the week before rain chances return by wednesday.

After that, much cooler air returns to the area.

Sunday night: clouds will stick around tonight and we could see some fog develop as we get into the early morning hours of monday.

Lows will be in the low 50s with a generally calm wind.

Monday: fog could persist through the morning on monday, so use extra caution on the roadways.

We'll stay mostly cloudy through the afternoon with highs near 70.

If the sun is able to peek out a little, some areas could get into the low 70s.

Winds will be in a televised address sunday morning, president trump announced a u.s. special forces raid targeting isis leader abu bakr al-baghdadi led to his death by suicide.

Cbs news correspondent nikole killion has the latest from the white house.

''abu bakr al- baghdadi is dead.'' president trump announced the violent death of the isis leader in a u-s special forces led raid on his hideout in northern syria.

''he died like a dog and he died like a coward.

The world is now a much safer place.'' the president called capturing or killing al- baghdadi the top national security priority of his administration.

He said no u-s personnel were killed in the operation, while a number of al- baghdadi's fighters died in the battle.

President trump said he watched the raid unfold saturday from the white house situation room..

And as the 48- year-old isis leader tried to escape, he dragged three of his young children through the compound.

''he died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.'' ''he ignited his vest, killing himself and the three children.'' administration officials say a combination of visual evidence and d-n-a tests confirmed al- baghdadi's identity.

The isis leader's death comes after the president faced bi-partisan criticism for his decision to pull u-s troops out of syria.

South carolina ''this is a moment where president trump's worst critics should say, well done mr. president."

Ny/minority leader ''it's great that we've gotten al baghdadi and killed him he's a dangerous man an evil man - the fight against isis has to continue.'' the president said al- baghdadi's death demonstrates his commitment to the - quote - ''enduring and total'' defeat of isis.

President trump said he did not notify some members of congress ahead of the raid because he was concerned about leaks jeopardizing the mission and the safety of u.s. commandos.

The operation was named in honor of one of al- baghdadi's american victims, kayla mueller.

Hundreds of families flocked to the streets of downtown columbus for trunk or treating.

Annunciation catholic church, first united methodist church, st.

Paul's episcopal church, and first presbyterian church all banned together to put on their annual event.

The event featured food, games, jumpy houses, a dunking booth, face painting and a costume contest.

There were also several opportunities to win door prizes.

Trunk or treaters also made their way down to the columbus soccer fields this afternoon.

Mt.

Vernon church played host to about fifteen hundred people during their annual event.

33 trunk hosts signed up to participate.

Callie stone has helped organize the event for the past 12 years, she says this year is the biggest they've had.

People gathered at the columbus river walk for a good cause today... more on that, after the break.

Stay with us.

Sunday the columbus river walk hosted the annual diabetes walk.... our tyler hull attended the walk and has more on the story... the diabetes walk has been around for many years... the walk is not only here to raise awareness, but it is here to bring people together... "it's fabulous because they recognize there's a problem they also recognize we recognize they know people with diabetes and that they want to show their support"?

There is a lot that goes on in the life of a diabetic and they have many responsibilities... the walk is a way to give people a break from the harsh reality that can come with a diagnosis of diabetes... davis fitch has type one diabetes and he says his life is a challenge, but its not too much to handle "it's tough because it comes with a lot of responsibilities, but it's just something you got to face so you know you got to do it it's just one of your responsibilities but it's definitely tougher but it's manageable" the walk can also be used as an opportunity for those who do not have diabetes to learn more about it from those who do.

"i think it's good for us to share our knowledge of what it takes to stay in shape and to eat right and to keep your a1c in tact" tyler hull wcbi news.

There will be another walk next sunday in oxford.

Maddie tosses to break we've been caught under a layer of low-level clouds that has helped to keep our temperatures down through the afternoon.

These clouds will linger into the beginning of the week before rain chances return by wednesday.

After that, much cooler air returns to the area.

Sunday night: clouds will stick around tonight and we could see some fog develop as we get into the early morning hours of monday.

Lows will be in the low 50s with a generally calm wind.

Monday: fog could persist through the morning on monday, so use extra caution on the roadways.

We'll stay mostly cloudy through the afternoon with highs near 70.

If the sun is able to peek out a little, some areas could get into the low 70s.

Winds will be light out of the southeast.

Tuesday: we may see a few more peeks of sun, but we should generally stay mostly cloudy.

Morning lows will be near 50 with temperatures climbing into the low 70s by the afternoon.

A few showers are possible, but most of us will remain dry.

Wednesday-thursday: a cold front will approach the area as we get into the middle of the week.

Rain and storm chances will increase for wednesday and thursday with highs in the 70s.

With thursday being halloween, we'll have to keep a close eye on the weather for trick-or- treating.

At an early glance, it looks like the rain could move out just in time for a dry halloween evening, but things can change.

At this point, you may want to have an indoor backup plan just in case.

Some areas could pick up another inch or two of rain before all is said and done.

Friday-sunday: the coolest weather of the fall so far will move into the area for the end of the week and the weekend.

Highs will only be in the 50s with morning lows in the 30s.

Rain should be out of here by friday, meaning we'll see plenty of sunshine into the weekend.

We've been caught under a layer of low-level clouds that has helped to keep our temperatures down through the afternoon.

These clouds will linger into the beginning of the week before rain chances return by wednesday.

After that, much cooler air returns to the area.

Sunday night: clouds will stick around tonight and we could see some fog develop as we get into the early morning hours of monday.

Lows will be in the low 50s with a generally mississippi state mississippi state mississippi state mississippi state gearing up for the college hoops season...courtne y has highlights from the sunday afternoon exhibition when we come back missisisppi state men's basketball facing off against south alabama the bulldogs with a chance to knock the rust off before the non-conference season begins msu seemingly with plenty of rust to knock off...south alabama kept the dawgs scoreless for the first three minutes..

First half...enter guard tyson carter...from beyond the arc...gets msu on the board trailing 5-3 16 minutes to go in the 1st...guard reggie perry...lay-up for two...brings it within one 6-5... later in the first, msu down by 3...guard iverson molinar...crosso ver layup...makes it 14-13 south alabama still in the lead under 10 till the break...carter to perry on the wing...knocks down the three..bulldogs now up 18-14..

Carter adds to it....downtown shot...mississippi state 21-14 with 7:37 to go in the 1st..

Right before the break....perry feeds it inside to guard robert woodard...msu up 25-17... despite?nineteen?

Turnovers by the bulldogs...msu comes away with the exhibition victory...78-75... tyson carter leading the way with 19 pts...mississippi state's official season tips-off november fifth against florida international new hope volleyball just had it's best season yet.

The trojans finished as the district champs and with a 23-16 overall record... it was an all around team effort...effort doesn't go unnoticed... that's why the trojan's kensley woolbright is our student athlete of the month...take a look the volleyball court: it's a home away from home for new hope libero kensley woolbright.

Literally.

Woolbright: "it's 24/7.

We're at the gym, we're constantly having practices, team bonding."

Woolbright's coach, allison woolbright, doubles as her mom while her younger sister, annie, stands beside her as the team's setter.

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Which means for woolbright, practice and performance has quickly become an all day affair.

Woolbright: "these girls, i see them more than my dad at home."

That dedication led woolbright and the 5a district champs to the program's first ever semi-final.

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The trojan serving as a huge contributor.

As just a freshman, woolbright finished the season ranked 2nd for digs in 5a and third in digs for the entire state of mississippi.

Coach, sees something special in the young libero.

Allison woolbright: "she's the component that if we don't have her on the back row, we're missing.

A lot of players will not be that vocal and talk.

She just helps lead and guide.

When she's not in, everybody notices it."

However, woolbright's most impressive attribute may be her selfless attitude.

Even with all the accolades, woolbright stresses a team first mentality.

Kensley: "it's just playing for the person right beside me.

I think we're just all so close this year it's definitely been the best chemistry.

We all love one another and we love to get out there.

I think we're very much playing for each other and not for ourselves."

Allison: "as a mama it makes me very proud and as a coach it makes me even more proud.

That's the kind of team coaches want.

They want all their players to have that mentality."

Whether she's exiting the classroom on gameday or tying her hair up in a ponytail, kensley woolbright is thinking about volleyball.

"it's very theraputic.

You can get it all out and just be in your element and do your thing.

You don't worry about anything else."

Woolbright hopes to bring home a 5a state title during her time at new hope...saying that ?that?

Success will open doors for the high school's female athletics programs ???billboard???

You've seen the best...now it's time for the worst...i've got your worst of the week right after the break normally we show you the highlights and the best of the best... however, everyone knows it's the worst plays and moments during game action that get people talking it's time for your worst of the week shield your eyes bears fans...get ready to be triggered..

Remember that time former chicago kicker cody parkey missed a f-g and the bears ultimately lost in the playoffs?

This is like that but not exactly...chicago coach matt nagy got rid of parkey...picked up eddy pineiro... bears vs chargers...bears down 17-16 with a last chance to take the win with a field goal...goes wide left... chargers pick up the win...chicago loses its second straight home game...bears fans traumatized by field goals all over again this season was supposed to be the browns season...quarter back baker mayfield with such high expectations... the addition of wide receiver odell beckham jr was icing on the cake it's week eight and we've barely seen a sparkle in the browns offense..yet, cleveland still confident heading into the game against the patriots confidence did not last long...the browns with turnovers on three consecutive offensive snaps..

Including this one...qb baker mayfield...throw s ball right into the hands of pats defensive tackle lawerence guy...count as an interception also guy's first career interception...go figure just like that the browns are 2-5 on the season...so much for a season filled with great offensive plays we're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have a final look at weather.

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