630 Newscast for June 8

630 Newscast for June 8

Posted: Mon Jun 18 16:10:43 PDT 2018
Updated: Mon Jun 18 16:10:44 PDT 2018

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good evening... i'm tanya good evening... i'm tanya good evening... i'm tanya the weekend is here. with many planning outdoor activities but everyone's looking toward the sky here's matt lob-hawn with whats going on with the weather right now. and that breaking news is out of starkville. fire and hazmat crews respond to a gasoline leak at but everyone's looking toward the sky here's matt lob-hawn with whats going on with the weather right now. and that breaking news is out of starkville. fire and hazmat crews respond to a gasoline leak at convenience store in starkville... this is at the sprintmart on highway 12 west..... wtva's kayla thompson is in starkville now and joins us with what we know. i'm here in starkville where a gas leak happened at the this gas station this is what we do know at 1 o'clock today the oktibbhea county ema received a call about a possible gas leak that could be seen in a ditch. once notified the fire department arrived with a tanker. a hazmat team was also present. crews will be here to clean any debris and remove any hazard from the gas. right now there are no safety concerns for people who live in the area. as we get more information on this gas leak we'll report it to you live in starkville kayla thompson wtva nine news we have new information in the case of the two people found dead inside a home in pontotoc. it was last friday the sheriff's department was called to the home on toxish road for a welfare check that's when they found the bodies of 49 year old edward byron conner and a unidentified female. both were take to the jackson area for an official autopsy. sheriff leo mask shares with us the latest on the investigation. " we are running down all of our leads we have a lot of people calling in in talking to us right now i cannot say what we are doing at this point in time." if you have any information about that can help them solve this crime, call the pontotoc county sheriff's office. there's new information on that kidnapping in northwest alabama we told you about thursday. that man arrested is officially charged with attempted murder and theft of property. marshall gray is accused of abducting a woman at knifepoint and then stabbing her. the brazen attack happened wednesday in marion county while the woman was shopping lamar county sheriff hal allred said gray drove the woman to the sulligent area where she was able to escape. he then drove into monroe county but without the woman. gray was finally arrested in lamar county. the sheriff says gray wasn't given a bond since he was just released from prison a week ago. a noxubee county fugitive could return to mississippi as early as monday. amber lynn boyd appeared before a memphis judge this morning. at that hearing, boyd waived her right to an extradition hearing. boyd was wanted out of noxubee county for aggravated assault. she is accused of luring a man a week ago to a highway, who was shot at multiple times. sheriff terry grassere hopes to have boyd in custody by monday evening. a man from alabama is charged in tishomingo county with bringing drugs into a jail... the sheriff's department says timothy thompson was arrested june first at a checkpoint for a suspended license... thompson is accused of hiding the pills and then trying to throw them away but got caught by a corrections officer... he is officially charged with felony introduction of narcotics into a correctional facility... a korean war veteran killed during the conflict has been laid to rest julius e. "junior" mckinney was born in brilliant alabama in 1927. he joined the army at age 21. he was later deployed to korea where he fought in the battle at the chosin reservoir in 1950. he was later unaccounted for and was declared missing in action. but family members never gave up the search for his remains. and in march of this year the u.s. army confirmed bone findings for mckinney. the patriot guard motorcycle organization picked his remains up from the airport in memphis before he was finally laid to rest in the national cemetery in corinth this afternoon. mckinney received the purple heart, combat infantryman's badge ,korean service medal, united nations medal and the national defense service medal. a federal grand jury indicts a corinth woman. leslie marie roach is accused of stealing mail and receiving stolen mail federal prosecutors say the crimes happened during the month of february. roach is expected to be arraigned on the charge next week. also in federal court news, a memphis man gets two years in federal prison. mario. collins was found guilty in december for trafficking a victim fromgeorgiato tennessee and ultimately tooxford for commercial sex purposes. back in april, oxford police responded to an oxford motel they found collins and his accomplice paulette clayton. both were arrested the officersalso founda female victim inside the motel. last week, clayton was sentenced to threeyears' probationfor her role in the case. a mississippi federal judge shuts down a pharmaceutical company in ripley. this after the food and drug administration filed a complaint about insanitary conditions at delta pharma. the fda asking for a permanent injunction against the ripley company and its owners in us district court in oxford. delta pharma is accused of distributing potentially dangerous drugs and making medicine in what an insanitary facility. us judge neal biggers ordered the injunction against delta pharma today. if you haveambitions for a career in state law enforcement you only have until midnight to get an application in for the upcoming mississippi highway patrol cadet class. about 60 new troopers graduated from this class back in march. the new additions put the total number of troopers statewide at 520.... but officials say that's still short of the number of the 650 officers needed. the applicants who are accepted in the school will face 20 weeks of training that is physically and mentally demanding. the starting salary is about 38-thousand dollars.... the cutoff for applications online is midnight tonight an update now to a road problem in booneville. mayor chris lindley says hatchie street has reopened to traffic after it was washed away last month. social media was filled with pictures of that road shortly after that section of roadway was swept away. this is what it looked like late last month when we first showed you the wash out. a culvert of hatchie street between cardinal drive and robinson circle had to be closed.. we are told repairs are now complete.. and hatchie street is reopen to traffic the roundabout in tupelo's fairpark will soon be closed for awhile. the roundabout at the intersection of monaghan and troy street will be closed beginning monday. the area will be closed to allow the construction of a street parallel to fairpark towers... the closure will be all day every day for about a month and no thru traffic will be allowed... a rate adjustment by the oxford electric department could mean lower electric bills for local residents. the rate change is the result in a change in the way the tennessee valley authority bills for wholesale power. tva's rates are actually going up... but this week city aldermen agreed to an offset that increase by charging customers less per kilowatt hour used. the rate adjustment goes into effect on october first the supreme court is refusing to hear the appeal of a woman convicted of manslaughter in attala county. 45-year-old grace ann mccarty was indicted for murder after she killed her husband joel by backing his car over him in the driveway of their home in kosciusko. she claimed his death was an accident. mccarty is serving 15 years. the roundabout in tupelo's fairpark will soon be closed for awhile. the roundabout at the intersection of monaghan and troy street will be closed beginning monday. the area will be closed to allow the construction of a street parallel to fairpark towers... the closure will be all day every day for about a month and no thru traffic will be allowed... a street in west tupelowill be closed soon due to the installation of new sewer lines... starting monday, tupelo water and light will be laying sewer lines along timberlane road. road work will start at 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. mount pleasant road, endville road, and countrywood road are detours you can take if you live on or near timberlane rd. in alabama.... a woman is accused of using sex as weapon in bank robbery attempt arrested is 24-year-old rachel camille calhoun... according to investigators.... the woman seen here... went into the office of the bank manager at regions bank in forestdale, alabama. she told theman to either give her six thousand dollars.... or she would tell police that he tried to sexually assault her. a silent alarm was triggered... and deputies arrived and took calhoun into custody. she's charged with attempted extortion and theft. u-s marshals capturea man from tennessee wanted for a double homicide in alabama. oscar woods sits inside a mississippi jail tonight following his capture thursday. federal agents arrested woods on county road 27in vaiden he was wanted in connection to a double homicide in hoover alabama. woods is being held at the carroll montgomery regional correctional facility, awaiting extradition. new information from south mississippi the coroner says a hattiesburg high school counselor was decapitated. stone county coroner wayne flurry releasing the news information tonight. flurry says 51 year old sherry johnson was found dead in the backyard of her home. he says a head was found within the 20 feet of the body across a fence in the backyard. terrell johnson is now charged with first degree murder. flurry said johnson was last seen alive by family members on sunday. johnson had been the counselor at hattiesburg high school. a shopping spree lands a man in jail in memphis. why??? police say he used a fake i-d roderick killebrew now faces identity theft, computer crime, criminal impersonation and illegal possession of a credit card police say he ordered nearly 700 worth of items from ikea everything from curtains to a toothbrush holder. but the employees got suspicious when they noticed the account was registered to a minnesota woman. police say he admitted he got the woman's account information from a piece of paper. one of the democrats in the runoff for u-s senate gets an endorsement from the third place finisher. state representative omeria scott is throwing her support behind howard sherman. he's facing state lawmaker david baria in the june 26th runoff. the winner will take on republican incumbent roger wicker in the november general election. a tennessee man accused of killing a sheriff deputy could face the death penalty these stories and more as wtva nine news at 630 continues a florida judge is debating whether or not to allow the a florida judge is debating whether or not to allow the public release of statements by nikolas cruz. nikolas cruz entering a broward county courtroom this morning he is charged with 17 counts of first degree murder in the february shooting at majory stoneman douglas high school his attorneys arguing cruz's statements could cause significant trauma to the community. and would violate cruz's constitutional rights to a fair trial and against self- incrimination. his lawyers say he will plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence... but prosecutors refused to waive the death penalty... a florida woman whostole a newborn from a hospital has been sentenced... gloria williams has been sentenced to 18 years in prision for a crime she committed in 1998... williams testified this morning saying that she pretended to be a nurse,,, then put kamiyahmobley in a bag before sneaking out of the hospital... williams will also serve five yearson a charge of federal custody interference... a tennessee man accused of killing a sheriff deputy could get the death penalty steven wiggins is facing federal charges and twelve state charges... in court this morning wiggins entered a not guilty pleafor themurder of sergeant daniel baker... along with those twelves charges...he is also eligible for the death penalty... his trial has been set for august 2019 a woman in south florida is attacked at a home depot by a spider monkey... marilyn howard was on break at home depot when she spotted a spider monkey in the parking lot... she says when she reached out to the monkey...she was snatched, scratched,and jumped on... no charges have been filed against the monkey's owner at this time... lower third spotty storms return in time for the weekend. spotty storms return in time for the weekend. you know how it goes. all week long it's dry, not humid, not too hot, with clear skies. now that the weekend is here, rain chances return(even though they will be much more miss than hit), and with them a return to somewhat greater humidity, cloud cover, and heat. saturday starts in the lower 70s, the warmest since last weekend, with high temperatures reaching the lower 90s in the early afternoon. with the peak of that heat, isolated storms could pop up as well. we expect the coverage to be extremely limited at maybe only 20%, so i wouldn't go canceling my plans but rather just know that if storms to pop up for you, brief heavy rainfall, lightning, and some gusty wind will be possible. whatever storms do pop-up will be very brief and leave behind a little bit of rain cooled air. sunday will again include some isolated storms with low temperatures around 70 and highs reaching the lower 90s by afternoon. rain coverage on sunday remains around 20% as well. by next week, rain chances will gradually increase as more moisture becomes available. by tuesday/wednesday/ thursday rain chances should reach 30 to 40% coverage.temperatures by mid week could reach only the lower 90s but the heat index will likely stay in the middle to upper 90s into the extended forecast. spotty storms return in time for the weekend. you know how it goes. all week long it's dry, not humid, not too hot, with clear skies. now that the weekend is here, rain chances return(even though they will be much more miss than hit), and with them a return to somewhat greater humidity, cloud cover, and heat. saturday starts in the lower 70s, the warmest since last weekend, with high temperatures reaching the lower 90s in the early afternoon. with the peak of that heat, isolated storms could pop up as well. we expect the coverage to be extremely limited at maybe only 20%, so i wouldn't go canceling my plans but rather just know that if storms to pop up for you, brief heavy rainfall, lightning, and some gusty wind will be possible. whatever storms do pop-up will be very brief and leave behind a little bit of rain cooled air. sunday will again include some isolated storms with low temperatures around 70 and highs reaching the lower 90s by afternoon. rain coverage on sunday remains around 20% as well. by next week, rain chances will gradually increase as more moisture becomes available. by tuesday/wednesday/ thursday rain chances should reach 30 to 40% coverage.temperatures by mid week could reach only the lower 90s but the heat index will likely stay in the middle to upper 90s into the extended forecast. longtime television personality and chef anthony bourdain has died... bourdain was found unresponsive in hishotel room by a friend in france. french police confirmed that he hung himself in his hotel room... cnn confirms he was working a segment for his cnn series food and culture called parts unknown. he was 61... and culture called parts unknown. he was 61... the center for disease control has come out with new suicide statistics that show a 30 percent rise over 17 years. this comes on the heels oftwo celebrity suicides. wtva's evan hensley has more on the warning signs of suicide. the cdc says suicide has increased by more than 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. this includes 45-thousand suicides in the year 2016 alone the issue is now on the forefrontwith the highly- publicized suicidesof fashion icon kate spade and t-v personality anthony bourdain. lee county coroner says mental health problems are a factor. carolyn green, lee county coroner "there is a lot of mental illness going on at all ages." she says suicides are the toughest cases for her work on. carolyn green, lee county coroner "a lot of the times the ones who actually follow through with suicide show no symptoms, they hide it very well." green says the reasons for committing suicide may vary and friends and family must be on high alert. sot carolyn green, lee county coroner "what i see is typically health issues, financial problems, relational problems, situations like that." in lee county, green says there have been 5 suicides this year. last year there were 16. the group of seven world leaders posed for a "family photo" on the first day of the international summit of industrialized nations in canada. mr. trump chatted with the new italian prime minister and european commission president as they walked up to the photo shoot. the president stood between the german chancellor and the canadian prime minister for the ceremonial g-7 photo. the president then paused to speak with merkel as the other leaders left the spot overlooking the saint lawrence river in quebec. the meeting comes amid tensions over president trump's trade policies and his call for russia to be allowed back into the elite group of nations. when we come back,,, w-t-v-a severe weather authority meteorologist john dolusic will have a final look at what's in store for yourfriday evening ... we'll be right back ... thanks so much for making us a part of your evening ... thanks so much for making us a part of your evening ... be sure to join us at right here at ten ... for and everyone here at w-t-v-a have a great night ...
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