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WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/10/20

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WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/10/20
WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/10/20
WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 11/10/20

Show open who has ultimate control over the state budget?

That's at the center of the issues pending in the state supreme court.

Governor tate reeves is appealing a county judge's ruling that says his partial veto was unconstitutional.

Courtney ann jackson has the latest from today's oral arguments.

Some cares act money is in limbo because of a lawsuit about how specific the governor's veto of budget bills can be.

The governor partially vetoed house bill 1782---saying he thought money to a closed hospital amounted to a pet project and said he was unfamiliar with another program included.

"pulling out a few things can be like a game of jenga that upsets the whole balance of the structure."

There are short and long term impacts at stake.

Short term---the governor's trying to hold up the money that's subject to review by the federal government until the court hears the case.

On the flip side, the money has to be spent by the end of the year.

Long term---it could set a precedent for veto power in the future.

"it's a civics lesson in our three branches of government.

The legislature passes it.

The governor puts his fingerprints on it, they get in conflict and we turn to the courts to resolve it."

The governor's attorney says the house should've tried to override the veto if they thought it was unconstitutional.

"the legislators thrust this court into what is clearly a political question that requires policy choices and value determinations by the political branches."

The attorney for speaker phillip gunn and speaker pro tempore jason white who sued the governor says the court's previous cases allow this action.

"any time a legislator feels as though his or her vote has undermined by an executive action, fordice provides that that legislator has standing to bring suit."

They argue that the governor could've vetoed the parts of the budget bill designed to go to agencies but say the specific way he did it removed conditions of the spending instead.

The chief justice did not give a timeline on when they plan to rule.

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news.

They plan to rule.

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news.

New at 10 stinger goes here it's a lot of people's worst nightmare... finding a hidden camera lens in their bedroom.

For one oxford family, that nightmare became a reality this past friday.

Public information officer breck jones says around 9:22 p.m., police got a call from the 300 block of christman drive.

The residents there found a camera lens hidden in their bedroom wall.

Officers were able to obtain a search warrant for a neighboring residence.

44-year-old gary morris was arrested for voyeurism, other wise known as a peeping tom.

Morris was given a 10 thousand dollar bond by the lafayette county justice court judge.

First look stinger first look summary: relatively mild air is slated to remain in place through the upcoming weekend but some days and nights will be warmer than others.

Some rain is possible wednesday with a passing cold front.

Another front could spark more showers sunday.

Tuesday night: cloudy and mild.

Lows in the 60s.

A 20-30% chance of showers.

Wednesday: mostly especially during the first half of the day.

Highs in the 70s with nw winds 5-10 mph.

Stinger 111020- stinger wcbi continuing coverage stinger 111020 top an update to an oktibbeha county standoff and a man wanted across north mississippi.

39-year-old gary boyles was arrested late last week after an armed six-hour standoff in sturgis.

Investigators say the greenville man crashed his truck into a pond after hitting spike strips.

Boyles was wanted in webster, washington, and sunflower counties at the time of his arrest.

Last month law enforcement in webster and choctaw counties got into a pursuit with boyles before he crashed and ran from a stolen truck.

He was wanted for burglary in webster county.

Now, boyles is facing assault on an officer, felony fleeing, and possession of a weapon by a felon charges in oktibbeha county.

His bond was set at 105 thousand dollars.

Gfx vo columbus police ask for help searching for a person of interest in a deadly shooting.

21-year-old jatavis williams is wanted for questioning.

He's about six feet - two inches tall and weights 170 pounds.

Williams last known address is in columbus.

24-year-old tarcari walker was shot to death near the intersection of 22nd street and 7th avenue north yesterday afternoon.

Police chief fred shelton says investigators believe walker was shot in the street and ran onto the front porch of a nearby home.

Walker died at the scene.

Shelton believes walker and the suspect knew each other, since walker walked up to the jeep and then got into an argument.

If you know where williams is tonight call golden triangle crime stoppers.

Gfx two people are being questioned in a prentiss county homicide.

Here's a look at the scene where deputies found the victim early this morning on county road 50-11.

Sheriff randy tolar says a call came into lee county 911 about the location of a body.

It's been determined the call came from prentiss county, just before 3 am.

A deputy went to the address and found the unidentified victim.

Tolar tells wcbi that booneville police took two people into custody about 9 am.

No formal charges have been filed.

Deputies have not released a cause of death or the victim's name.

The investigation is continuing.

An arrest has been made in connection to an october 11th shooting in west point.

West point police took to their facebook page earlier today to announce that 18- year-old branden stevenson was arrested.

The shooting took place on grove street.

Officers say more arrests are expected to come.

Stevenson is currently being held at the clay county jail on a 100 thousand dollar bond.

A child is killed this morning in a pontotoc county fire.

Pontotoc fire chief lance martin says the fire happened about 8:30 on red circle.

When firefighters arrived the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames.

An adult escaped and pointed firemen to a bedroom where two children were.

Firemen cut a hole in the bedroom and got the kids out.

One died at a local hospital.

The other child is at lebonheur children's hospital.

The state fire marshal is investigating.

No names are being released at this time.

Intro in rural areas like noxubee county... access to wi-fi can be difficult for many families..

And for a school district that has gone all virtual... the transition for students and parents can be even harder... wcbi's bobby martinez has more on the story.

Keeping students connected.... sot - patricia brooks - parent "i think this is going to be very helpful for the kids..

Especially for the virtual learning."

All from the comfort of their homes... sot - patricia brooks - parent "as of right now with this pandemic going on..

I think it's best for all the kids."

It was a game changing day for students in the noxubee county school district.

Superintendent rodriguez broadnax says these hot spots will help those students who are short handed.

Sot - rodriguez broadnax - superintedent - noxubee county "those students that need the wi-fi, for us to go ahead and send it out, they might have devices but they might not have the internet or any wi- fi at their house to do the assignment on those devices."

As from a teachers perspective..

Sot - rodriguez broadnax - superintedent - noxubee county "it will allow the teachers to be able to interact better with our students.

Be able to engage students in the instruction.

Be able to allow teachers to be able to communicate effectively with students and parents".

With the school district taking the get this vaccine going, hopefully kids will be back in school at some point next year or going, hopefully kids will be back in school at some point next year or some part of next year."

Broadnax says students will also receive computers in the coming weeks.

Stinger wx open summary: relatively mild air is slated to remain in place through the summary: relatively mild air is slated to remain in place through the upcoming weekend but some days and nights will be warmer than others.

Some rain is possible wednesday with a passing cold front.

Another front could spark more showers sunday.

Tropics: tropical storm eta continues to swirl in the se gulf of mexico.

This system is expected to gradually turn north over the coming days and make landfall somewhere in florida between tampa and panama city.

It's possible that some of its moisture could make its way here but recent data suggest that may not be the case.

Tuesday night: cloudy and mild.

Lows in the 60s.

A 20-30% chance of showers.

Wednesday: mostly cloudy with some showers possible, especially during the first half of the day.

Highs in the 70s with nw winds 5-10 mph.

Wednesday night: variably cloudy and cooler.

Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Thursday & friday: partly cloudy.

Pleasant highs in the upper 60s and 70s.

Lows in the 40s.

Weekend: look for well above normal temperatures in the 70s.

Some spots could approach 80 on sunday.

Saturday is going to be dry with a mix of sun and clouds but some afternoon and evening showers are possible sunday with an approaching cold front.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app stinger with each covid- related death..

Comes a grief stricken family.

After the break... more on what psychologists are calling a "grief pandemic" stay with us.

Cash 3 lottery gfx goes here instagram, and the wcbi news app stinger with each covid- related death..

Comes a grief stricken family.

After the break... more on what psychologists are calling a "grief pandemic" stay with us.

Cash 3 lottery gfx goes here as coronavirus deaths rise in the us and so many families lose loved ones, mental health experts are bracing for a grief pandemic.

Most people experience intense grief when they lose someone close, but for some they are unable to adapt to the loss as time goes on.

Elise preston has more on what's known as complicated grief.

These photos are a glimpse into the life of eric muldberg and what he had ahead of him& but in 2004, the 13 year old died of cancer..

Leaving his mother stephanie overwhelmed by his unimaginable loss.

He was so brave four years after eric's death&stephanie said it felt as though it just happened& every single day.

It hurt so much it was almost physical.

I didnt have any faith in myself to make good decisions.

She was suffering from prolonged grief disorder... or complicated grief& a condition that makes it difficult for a person to function because they experience intense, continued longing, sadness, and preoccupying thoughts of a loved one.

People will feel stuck, actually way forward and they kind of very often they're sort of caught up in some kind of either being afraid of the grief and trying to avoid it all the time dr katherine shear is the director of the center for complicated grief at columbia university.

She's concerned with so many loved ones separated and dying alone during the covid pandemic, we could see more people suffering prolonged grief.

Feeling guilty about not having been with them... angry about not being able to be with them... those kinds of reactions to covid will become derailers if you don't deal with them.

A recent study shows for every person who dies of covid-19, nine family members are left to grieve.

With the death toll climbing, millions are grieving.

Therapists are expecting to see a bereavement pandemic in the coming months.

Stephanie went through a 16 week treatment program at columbia.

I found out you can grieve and live at the same time- you can grieve and move forward at the same time she says she's grateful she can now find joy in her life.

Elise preston, cbs news new york.

About 20 percent of people who mourn the loss of loved ones deal with complicated grief... women and people of color are more prone as well as people with a history of anxiety and mental health struggles.

Stinger covid 19 impacting the alabama football program... next in sports an update on the status of bama's matchup with lsu spx spx open ááátake mon gfxááá the nba draft is in just over a week... mississippi state has a few players who will likely be drafted... reggie perry and robert woodard... cbs projects woodard... the columbus native... being selected with the 26th pick in the first round heading to the boston celtics..

Due to covid-19... woodard wasn't able to work out for teams directly so he had to go to the nearest nba city... memphis..

For his workout... it was sent to every nba team... teams are reportedly impressed with his three point shooting... defensive versatility and length... usually the nba draft is in june... but it was pushed back this year... while the extra waiting time would've been frustrating to most... woodard is using it to his advantage 00-05 :30-:35 woodard says: i feel like a totally different player.

My confidence is through the roof because i have never had this time to work out.

I usually have a month in between to train or time off so having this amount of time gives me no excuses to not be prepared.

Howland says: he measured out at 7 foot 2 across which is a great analytic.

He was interviewed by every single team and multiple teams explained to me that this was the best interview they've had with anybody ááátrailááá the nba draft is wednesday... november 18th at 6:30 on espn the alabama at lsu game on saturday, november 14, has been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the lsu program, consistent with sec covid-19 management requirements.

Because lsu has a game tentatively scheduled for december 12, the opportunity to reschedule the alabama at lsu game will need to be evaluated.

The rescheduling of games on the remaining sec football schedule may include december 19 as a playing date.

In order for that to happen athletic directors would have to agree to the schedule addition and then university presidents/chance llors would have to approve it.

ááátake mon gfxááá the dispatch released an article that included former employees and athletes alleging a toxic culture within the athletics programs at mississippi university for women... athletics director jason trufant was prominently mentioned... .nine head coaches have left the university since the 2017-18 year... former women's basketball coach howard white jr... who won a national title and then left the program... is one of them and he weighed in..

Just a very hostile environment you just felt you weren't a head coach.

People were getting bullied and a d and a lot of disrespect for the head coaches.

I know there will be a lot of this and a lot of that but you can't explain why all of these head coaches are leaving and taking high school jobs that just doesn't happen in this business happen in this business ááátake gfxááá we reached out to trufant for a statement and haven't received one... m-u-w released the following statement saying quote "we are proud of having been recognized the past eight years as a 'great college to work for' by the chronicle of higher education.

We strive to have a campus community that is welcoming and free of harassment and discrimination."

End quote vo on the boys side....falcons taking on the wildcats.... 1st quarter....tre dismuke in and out dribble....contact bucket for columbus later...louiville answers....clay maury step back 3 is good!!

Then dismuke drive and kick to moore for the one dribble pull up!!

Columbus goes onto win big....final 68 to 43 vo high school hoops action in columbus....lady falcons taking on louisville 3rd quarter....wildcats jy-kia clemons with the dish to jacylin houston for 2 later...d-j jackson threads the needle....the dime and 1 bucket by ma- kayla rieves adding to the lead then the quarter winding down....jackson steal and fast break layup...columbus wins 51-39 over louisville ááátake gfxááá let's take a look at this week's lineman of the week... those honors are going to columbus... the falcons took down the saltillo tigers 21-7.... both lines doing work for columbus... the o-line helping ethan conner rush for 123 yards and the d-line's efforts helped that unit only allow 7 points... they actually trailed 7 nothing at the half and stormed all the way back to ultimately get the win 21-7... a couple of quick high school football notes... itawamba's second round playoff game at clarksdale has been cancelled due to covid 19... so the indians advance... and lafayette had to cancel it's playoff game against neshowba due to covid-19 so the commodores season is over..

Still to come..

Chief

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