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WCBI NEWS at TEN - 08/09/2020
WCBI NEWS at TEN - 08/09/2020
WCBI NEWS at TEN - 08/09/2020

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

Developing tonight, residents of brooksville manor apartments escape with the clothes on their back.

A late night fire guts one apartment and leaves others at a complete loss from smoke and water damage.

Our savannah gaido spent the day in brooksville and has their story.

Daylight shows the damage.

"i'm just hurt, and disappointed."

Queen hairston has lost everything.

"well i came home about 10:45 and i kept smelling smoke.

And i went into the house and started playing games on my phone and the apartment started to get smoke in it, so i said let me get up and go see because something isn't right."

Hairston walked outside.

That's when she saw smoke coming from the top of the building "so i ran around the corner to get them out of the apartment.

After i got them out of the apartment, the fire started to shoot up."

Her neighbors were sleeping.

Hairston may have saved their lives.

"i wasn't paying attention because it was late, and then she knocked on my window and said the apartment is on fire get out.

So i just woke up and grabbed the first thing i saw and i got out.

When i got out, my tv started popping and the lights went off" that's when the fire started blazing -- but neighbor lisa franklin is grateful to be alive áandá for hairston "we could've died, like i said i was asleep and didn't hear anything.

Smoke alarm didn't go off, but i thank god for queen for waking us up."

Reporting in brooksville, savannah gaido wcbi news.

Wcbi news.

Witnesses say they believe the fire started in a vacant apartment.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

Temperatures will stay warm and humid over the next several days with heat index values approaching 105 at times.

We'll also see some increased rain chances, especially by the middle of the week.

Sunday night: mostly clear with just a few clouds.

Lows will be in the mid 70s with a light south- southeasterly wind.

Monday: we'll start off monday mostly sunny before a few clouds build in through the day.

A stray shower or storm is possible after lunchtime, but most of us won't see rain.

That will allow our temperatures to climb into the mid 90s with heat the mississippi state department of health reports 527 new cases of covid-19 with 22 new deaths.

There are 174 active outbreaks among long term care facilities across the state.

Since march 11, the total number of cases has risen to more than 67 thousand with more than eighteen hundred deaths.

It's presumed that more than 42 thousand mississippians have recovered from the virus.

Three different inmates from three different facilities died in the hospital over the weekend.

Mississippi department of corrections says 66-year-old melvin earl thomas from central mississippi correctional facility died friday night at merit health rankin.

He was sentenced in 2008 to serve 20 years for armed robbery after pleading guilty to holding up a store in perry county in 2007.

91-year-old j.

C.

Ormand from mississippi state penitentiary died saturday morning at the prison hospital.

Ormand was serving a life sentence for raping a child in 1988 in lauderdale county.

48-year-old carl shane cox from the george county regional correctional facility also died saturday morning at the george county hospital in lucedale.

Cox was sentenced in january to serve three years for false pretense in harrison county.

No foul play is suspected in any of the cases.

Intro tonight, three men are behind bars for allegedly shooting and killing m-h-p officer lieutenant troy morris... friday morning, officers discovered morris shot to death in his truck.

He was working his side job for the u-s postal service... now, the mother of one of the suspects is speaking out.

Wlbt's chelsey sellars has the story.

Pkg "i felt like i feel like if they helped me when i reached out to them the times i did all of this was could have been prevented.

" deedra madison is damionwhittley's mother.

The 24 year-old is one of 3 people accused of murdering mississippi highway patrol lieutentant troy morris.

His mother says the last time she spoke to him was hours before the crime.

"i spoke to him on thursday about getting his life together because he had got into trouble back in 2018 when he was on house arrest and probation with natchez probation office.

I contacted them to get him to give me help and reach out to me to come check on him because he have mental problems..."

Madison says her son has a history of mental health problems and a low iq.

While on house arrest in madison's home, she says his ankle bracelet did'nt work properly.

ánatsá madison is reading messages she sent to whittley's probation officer, melvin davis.

At some point, whittley changed his home address.

His mother could no longer get updates about his probation.

"i'm not upholding damien for anything.

He did.

If he did it,he need to go to prison.

But i just want natchez and mdoc to know that they're responsible for losing my child.

They lost them to the streets.

They never came to check on him.

And to this day.

They haven't checked on him to see where he is.

It's like they don't care."

Mdoc has not commented on this case for now.

Whittley is in lousiana, waiting to be transported back to mississippi.

Chelseysellars, 3 on your side a northeast mississippi based disaster relief ministry is helping victims of hurricane isaias.

Mission teams with eight days of hope are deploying to north carolina to help those who have been impacted by the hurricane.

Heavy equipment, leaders and volunteers will work in the hardest hit areas, helping people clean out debris from their homes, along with other needed repairs.

Steve tybor is president of eight days of hope and says the ministry will still serve others, in spite of covid 19.

"we do the temperature checks, of course we have hand sanitizer, we do all we can to be smart, we are men and women of faith but i also believe god gives us wisdom, we do our best to kind of walk hand in hand with both of those, we are deploying still, smaller amounts of volunteers, we are not going to rush with a thousand people right not, but we are not going to ignore the need right now and these families in north carolina need our help.

" eight days of hope is headquartered in pontotoc county.

Tybor says teams will be in north carolina for at least a week.

The biggest fundraiser for the boys and girls clubs of north mississippi is going virtual this year.

"dance like the stars" is a virtual event this year.

The fundraiser features area "celebrities" who learn a ballroom dance routine and perform it with a professional instructor.

In a typical year, the routine is performed in front of thousands at the bancorpsouth arena.

However, the gala is virtual this year.

The dances will be performed live, and broadcast on facebook live.

The dancers are still raising money to help the boys and girls clubs of north mississippi serve children and teenagers in ripley, new albany, tupelo and oxford.

"this is over twenty percent of our budget for our clubs so definitely the support we have received thus far allowed us to open our doors back up and definitely after covid we have been closed in march, summer months are our highest income months when it comes to our expenses because we have kids there all day, we were able to open back up run a six week program that was very successful.

" our own allie martin is co hosting the event on august 22nd at six thirty in the evening.

Many of the dancers are holding watch parties at restaurants throughout the area.

For more information or to donate, you can go to b-g-c-n-m-s dot org after the break, things get a little cloudy in this week's weather why's.

We'll check back in with trevor next, don't go anywhere .

Today, the gta kickball league held their annual world series in remembrance of lester "lbee" bro brooks was the organizer for the league, but was killed from gun violence in june of 2018 close friends and family are still remembering him to this day and how he loved to bring the community together "he loved kickball, so because of the love that he had for kickball, we want to make sure that we keep honoring him by keeping his legacy alive."

"coming out here and keeping everybody together i know that he is looking down on us right now smiling because he was such a people person.

He was always about stopping the violence and every time we come out here we are preaching to stop the gun violence and stop the violence in all and just come together and have a good time."

Four teams from around the state competed at today's game.

Thunderstorms are a common occurence here in mississippi and alabama, but sometimes cloud formations can still catch our eyes.

In this week's weather whys, meteorologist trevor birchett explains the science behind one of the most jaw- dropping cloud formations...the shelf cloud.

We get a lot of weather photos sent into our inbox here at wcbi, but one of the most common photos we get is of a shelf cloud.

It's a dark, mean looking cloud that usually precedes a line of thunderstorms. but have you ever wondered what causes these clouds, and how they form?

Well, the first thing that you should know is that these clouds look a lot scarier than they actually are.

These shelf clouds aren't usually associated with a tornado, rather, it usually means some gusty winds are on the way.

They're most commonly seen on the front side of thunderstorms as they move in.

See, ahead of the storm, warm air is rising to provide energy to the storm.

Meanwhile, just inside the storm, cold air is falling out as it rains.

This sharp temperature contrast leads to a cloud forming on the edge of the storm, and that's how we get a shelf cloud!

Once this cloud passes over you, it won't be temperatures will stay warm and humid over the next several days with heat index values approaching 105 at times.

We'll also see some increased rain chances, especially by the middle of the week.

Sunday night: mostly clear with just a few clouds.

Lows will be in the mid 70s with a light south- southeasterly wind.

Monday: we'll start off monday mostly sunny before a few clouds build in through the day.

A stray shower or storm is possible after lunchtime, but most of us won't see rain.

That will allow our temperatures to climb into the mid 90s with heat index values closer to 105 by the afternoon.

Winds will be southwesterly at 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday: rain chances will increase to 40% for tuesday as we're expecting a better chance for some afternoon and evening storms. if you don't get caught in a downpour, temperatures will climb to the mid 90s once again.

The heat index will remain over 100 in the afternoon.

Wednesday-friday: afternoon showers and storms will remain possible through the middle and end of the week.

Some storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

Afternoon highs will remain in the low to mid 90s, but any rain will help to cool you down a bit.

Morning lows will be in the mid 70s.

Saturday-sunday: pop-up storms will continue for the weekend as temperatures remain hot and humid.

Temperatures will climb to the low and mid 90s each afternoon with morning lows in the low 70s.

To get the latest forecast anytime, download the wcbi news app or visit our website at wcbi.com/weather.

You can also get the latest weather updates on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Temperatures will stay warm and humid over the next several days with heat index values approaching 105 at times.

We'll also see some increased rain chances, especially by the middle of the week.

Sunday night: mostly clear with just a few clouds.

Lows will be in the mid 70s with a light south- southeasterly wind.

Monday: we'll start off monday mostly sunny before a few clouds build in through the day.

A stray shower or storm is possible after lunchtime, but most of us won't see rain.

That will allow our temperatures to climb into the mid 90s with heat index values closer to 105 by the afternoon.

Winds will be southwesterly at 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday: rain chances will increase to 40% for tuesday as we're expecting a better chance for some afternoon and evening storms. if you don't get caught in a downpour, a school survival kit for teachers is coming you way next on this weeks mom to mom... stay with back to school has never been easier.

Today on mom to mom, the school survival kit every teacher must have... take a look.

Mandy williamson: today on mom to mom, we have a perfect diy back to school teacher gift idea.

The first day of school can be quite stressful for your little ones and with this fun little teacher survival kit, it's a perfect way to kind of break the ice and get your kids right in there and have fun with the teacher.

It's really super easy to make.

You can get a pencil box in the school supplies aisle.

You can print these little fun printouts online, and then just kind of gather some goodies that helps the teacher get through her weight because she's super busy as well.

I've included in mind something caffeine, so a $5 starbucks gift card.

It can be any amount, but we did $5, hand sanitizer because of course survival mode and then some chocolate because who doesn't love chocolate?

And it gives you a little pick me up during the week.

This is a really fun project to do, take your kids to the store and let them pick something out that they think the teacher would like, take it home, put the box together and then send them off to school the next day.

And hopefully, their stress won't be so high and they'll have a little fun with it.

If you've got some great ideas that you do with your kids for the first day of school, we'd love to hear them.

You can always post it to our mom to mom facebook page, and as always moms, we'll see you on the next mom to mom.

Itawamba is the next stop on the high school football tour.

Wcbi sports is after the break, stay with us.

áááintro bbááá the 2019 season was one to remember for the itawamba ahs indians.

Itawamba finished the regular season undefeated before losing the team's first game to the eventual 4a state champs: the corinth warriors, in the third round of the playoffs, 44- 31.

That high standard of success is what the indians set for themselves every year.

"our expectations for our kids and the expectation the community has with them is a pride thing," head coach clint hoots said.

"they have a tradition here of winning and that's what we expect to do and they know that.

They feel it in the community, they feel it here at school.

It's a thing about having some pride about our program and it helps us become better players, better men and we're excited to see what they can do this year."

"the expecations don't change," senior de wade cannon said.

"they're always the same every year.

It's always one game at a time, but we just look forward to division championships.

Our goal is just win and beat everybody on the way."

One key to the indian's competitive success on the field is the player's competitive edge with each other during practices.

"they want to be the next man up.

They're battling for positions.

A lot of times when you have guys battling for spots it helps.

It definitely helps.

Competition brings out the best in each one of them.

I've been proud of our guys this summer and how they've worked and competed," hoots said.

The indians have a couple of key spots open to compete for.

Itawamba losses former wide receiver davion sistrunk and running back ike chandler.

While losing two offensive weapons is a big loss for the indians, it just comes with itawamba's territory.

"both of them are phenomenal players for us.

Every year a new person comes up.

A new person steps into that roles and fills it.

I can think back through the years, this will be my fourteenth year coming up being here, i think back through the years and all the players that have come out of nowhere that steps up to be huge players for us.

All the players that play for us have a big time role for us.

It's exciting for me to see who's going to be that guy.

Who's going to step up to the challenge and they always do."

"it just motivates us to fill those spots," senior ol garrett beyer said.

"you know the other guys want to be just as good as those guys and fill their shoes the best they can."

Like every year, itawamba hopes to keep the division crown in fulton.

"got to go back and get more this year," senior jaxon nolan qb/cb said.

"every year fighting for division champs, playoff run, trying to strive to be better than we were the year before."

"they're gritty.

They're extremely gritty.

They're hardworkers.

Just like a mold every year.

It's kind of the same type deal.

They work hard, they get in there, in the weight room

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