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and that breaking news comes out of monroe county.... the subject ofa silver alert has been found dead. wtva's daniella oropeza is live at the scene with what authorities are saying. also breaking out of clay county... west point police arrest a minor after a threat against the town was posted on social media. wtva's tanya carter joins us with more. craig acolumbus juvenile is accused of posting a threat on facebook sunday. the facebook post stated the intention to gun down the town as well as west point police and that the fourth is coming early this year. and get this the juvenile so bold that the west point police department wastagged in the threatening post. once the department was made aware of the threat by concerned citizens, they immediatelyreached out to columbus police. both agencies worked together to apprehend the juvenile.who is in custody. chief avery cook says his department did not contact federal officials about the threat and that the minor will go through the juvenile court systems. tonight the police department urging citizens if you see any threats on social media against the town to let them know. back to you. read more on these stories.. right now.. using the all-new wtva nine news app. the app gives you instant access to the latest news as well as breaking news from across the area. the new app is free and available now for all apple and android smartphones and tablets at you're getting a live look out of our tupelo towercam....we had some storms moving through but are they over? let's go to chief meteorologist matt laubhan for a closer look. heading into this evening, a few scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. new information in a shooting that killed a man in his twenties. it happened at the reserve apartments over the weekend. so far no charges have been filed, but police say the victim and shooter knew one another. wtva's rebecca butcher joins us live with the very latest. it was in the parking lot where 21-yer-old adarius o'neal lost his life in a shooting. police say the two had other altercatons earlier in the night. this is a picture of the victim in the black jacket...he's a friend who shared this photo. chief fred shelton says the incident involved a woman who lived at the reserve apartments. shelton says two altercations, with the victim and shooter, one which happened at walmart...took place before they wound up at the apartments. police say they are intervewing witnesses who have conflicting statements. chief fred shelton, columbus police department "there was a female involved and they were at her apartment. one of the victims of the shooting had a relationship with the female." wanda smart robinson, concerned about violence "i think they just need more guidance, and let them no that guns are not the way. it's not th answer it's not the solution. there's too many young people dying by guns." the second victim is still in the hospital. investogators plan to speak with him today or tomorrow. one person of interest is in custody, but no charges have yet been filed. live in columbus rb wta nine news. in columbus... the man accused of shooting the manager at a cracker barrel restaurant appeared in court this afternoon. robert beck is now charged with attempted murder in the cracker barrel shooting as well as possession of a weapon by a felon. beck made his initial court appearance where a judge denied his bond. that was a request made by the district attorney's office. the prosecutor advised this was appropriate because the suspect is a danger and also a flight risk, since he fled to tennessee....where he was taken into custody. from this attack." shelton: "he's charged with attempted murder and felon in possession of a weapon. the victim in this case did not actually die but he received some serious injuries from this attack. the victim in the shooting is home from the hospital recovering. new information in a columbus shooing that sent one teen to the hospital. police say investigators will speak with the 13-year old victim in jackson. the teen was sent there to a hospital after being injured in the leg last tuesday. authorities confirm the shooting took place near mccrary and forrest blvd. right now police are still searching for the suspect. a house went up in flames in hobo station in prentiss county this morning. thankfully no one was injured. our wayne hereford joins us live from prentiss county to tell us the extent of the damage. that's right. the livingstons have lived on this property here in hobo community just off of highway 4 east since 1977. ." the home went up in flames early this morning as as fire departments were called out shortly after 6 a. m.. the man and his wife both say that investigators told them the fire appears to have started in the kitchen or either the bathroom but it is still under investigation. fortunately no one was injured . i talked with one of the homeowners about the fire. "all i know is when they called me we were up in alabama. and i got back about 7: 30 or 8 the house was already in flames. i guess there were seven or eight fire departments here and they were putting the water to it but once it got started in the older part it went in a hurry." the livingstons have a business right next to the house not far less than a hundred yards or so it was not damaged during this fire . ita the se4cond time wtva has been on the property here as we talked toray livingston a few months ago when this same home was burglarized during a string of burglaries here sot....,"but that's the way it goes." on the property here as we talked toray livingston a few months ago when this same home was burglarized during a string of burglaries here sot....,"but that's the way it goes." the livingstons say they will rebuild right here in this same spot where they have been since 1977. the fire is still under investigation. in hobo community i'm wayne hereford wtva nine news. crime stoppers of northeast mississippi and tupelo police need your help identifying the suspects in a burglary... theseare the two men police say burglarizedcity pawn shop on southglosterstreet last tuesday morning... tupelo police say multiple weapons were taken. oneman was wearing a gray sweat shirt and blue jeans.... the other was wearing blue jeans and no shirt.... both got into a vehicle shown in the photos. if you have any information, call crime stoppers at the number on your screen... now this isn't the first time the pawnshop has been broken into....a similar incident happened in november. wtva's daranesha herron spoke to residents who say crimes like these need to stop. people in the are shocked to hear this tupelo pawn shop has been broken into again...wtva's daranesha herron has their reaction. pkg these are surveillance photos of the two suspects taking items from inside of the store. tupelo police say the glass door was broken and weapons were stolen... just as theywerebackinthe novemberbreakin. "if it's the same pawn shop brokenin. itmakes me wonder if it is an inside job." - tonyawitherspoon stand up within 7 months this is the second time this city pawn shop has been broken into.residents saythis needsto stop. "i think that people that's doing the robbing, shouldtake that time and make moves to look for a job." -ed johnson, resident and david thomson agrees. "i just don't understand why peoplecan'tget a job and work for their own money. insteadof steal from people who work hard to feed their families. -david thomson, worksintupelo reportingin tupelo daranesha herron wtva9news with the fourth of july around the corner the mississippi highway patrol is preparing for busy roadways. that story and more ahead as wtva nine news at six continues. welcome back to wtva nine news at six im emily leonard. and im craig ford. franklin corporation has announced today that it plans to expand its furniture manufacturing operationsin chickasaw county... the expansion of the houston site represents a nearly three million dollar corporate investment. the expansion will create 60 new jobs over the next four years. the fourth of july holiday safety period starts just after midnight tonight... this year, troopers are participating in operation care.... which stands for crash awareness reduction effort. all available troopers will combat speeding and distracted driving issues. safety checkpoints will also be set up... the holiday safety period continues through midnight on wednesday mississippi state university will test the campus' siren-activated gates. the test will be on tuesday, july 3 at 9 a.m. the test is scheduled to be complete by 10 a.m. heading into this evening, a few scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will heading into this evening, a few scattered to widely-scattered storms will heading into this evening, a few scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. the primary driving factors behind the storms today and also over the next 48 to 72 hours are: 1) a broad area of low-pressure that is continuing to progress westward along and just south of the gulf coast. this feature will continue to act as an instrument of uplift with the capability of aiding the development of afternoon shower and thunderstorms. it will still be a factor on tuesday and to a lesser extent on wednesday, the fourth of july. 2) the secondary factor that has led to some showers and thunderstorms during this morning is a frontal boundary to our northwest that is in the process of stalling out. the front while not overly strong could aide the development of a few scattered to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in the northwestern portion of mississippi. odds of thunderstorms in association with this feature will be greater in the vicinity of the mississippi river and the memphis metro, but still, a few storms could stray over even develop or northwestern portions of our area as a result. the primary impacts remain the same as previously mentioned. 3) the final factor driving the continued chances for storms can be summed up as follows: heat. the end. while we will still have a possibility for some scattered showers and thunderstorms on tuesday the coverage appears likely to be about the same or perhaps slightly greater than it was for monday. all in all, as we head into the fourth of july, a few more spotty showers and storms will be likely. temperatures still reach the lower to mid-90s with heat index values, in most cases, reaching above 100. this trend continues through the rest of the extended forecast. a few spotty afternoon showers and storms will remain the case as well, perhaps even more so into the weekend. highs will likely remain at least above 90. scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. the primary driving factors behind the storms today and also over the next 48 to 72 hours are: 1) a broad area of low-pressure that is continuing to progress westward along and just south of the gulf coast. this feature will continue to act as an instrument of uplift with the capability of aiding the development of afternoon shower and thunderstorms. it will still be a factor on tuesday and to a lesser extent on wednesday, the fourth of july. 2) the secondary factor that has led to some showers and thunderstorms during this morning is a frontal boundary to our northwest that is in the process of stalling out. the front while not overly strong could aide the development of a few scattered to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in the northwestern portion of mississippi. odds of thunderstorms in association with this feature will be greater in the vicinity of the mississippi river and the memphis metro, but still, a few storms could stray over even develop or northwestern portions of our area as a result. the primary impacts remain the same as previously mentioned. 3) the final factor driving the continued chances for storms can be summed up as follows: heat. the end. while we will still have a possibility for some scattered showers and thunderstorms on tuesday the coverage appears likely to be about the same or perhaps slightly greater than it was for monday. all in all, as we head into the fourth of july, a few more spotty showers and storms will be likely. temperatures still reach the lower to mid-90s with heat index values, in most cases, reaching above 100. this trend continues through the only 500 tickets remain for this year's saint jude dream home going up in tupelo. you can reserve your ticket now by going to w-t-v-a dot com and clicking on features former ole miss head football coach billy kinard has passed away at the age of 84. the school says kinard died saturday at his home in fort payne, alabama, following an extended illness. when kinard was selected to succeed john vaught, he became the first alumnus to serve as ole miss head football coach. kinard played defensive back and halfback for vaught's rebels in the 1950s. he was actually replaced as head coach by vaught during the 1973 season. kinard also lettered in baseball at ole miss, and played on the rebels' 1956 college world series team. funeral services for billy kinard are tomorrow in fort payne. high school football practice begins four weeks from today. but the houston hilltoppers were busy doing some different kind of work this morning. the team planted a flagpole at the city's library. the carnegie library has been around since 1909, and it's one of mississippi's oldest community libraries. and now, thanks to some community service from houston's football team, it has a new flagpole. mississippi state pitcher jacob billingsley has signed with the houston astros. billingsley made his announcement this afternoon on twitter. he was selected in the 32nd round of last month's draft. as reported yesterday, msu second baseman hunter stovall will forego his senior season to sign with the colorado rockies. stovall was selected in the 21st round. before leaving this morning for rookie ball in grand junction, colorado, stovall visited with family and friends in his hometown of pelham, alabama. stovall says this opportunity is a dream come true. today, it's awesome." "i grew up from whenever i started playing the game to watching major leaguers play, and getting the opportunity to possibly be one of them, and the journey starts today, it's awesome." ole miss relief pitcher parker caracci is playing for team usa this summer. and this afternoon, caracci earned his second save with the team. this flyout wound end the game as the u.s. defeated chinese taipei, 4-1. team usa plays a series with japan beginning tomorrow in charlotte. mississippi state has announced it will hold a memorial service later this week for softball player alex wilcox, who recently passed away from ovarian cancer. the memorial service will be held thursday at three p.m. at the school's chapel of memories. wilcox, a brantley, alabama native, was diagnosed in 2015, but played eight games this past season for the bulldogs. she was also named to the sec honor roll this spring. congratulations to gregory means of tupelo. he won the 25 meter backstroke at the special olympics usa games in seattle. gregory will be bringing home the gold. that's sports. more news after this. as we near the fourth of july holiday, temperatures will remain in the lower to areminder from louisiana state police after a mississippi man is struck and killed running across the interstate in the rain. state police say sylvester horton of canton died last night after attempting to cross interstate 10 near slidell after his car broke down. they say horton was wearing dark clothing andit's extremely difficult for pedestrians to judge the speed of traffic on interstates. if you are traveling in louisiana this upcoming holiday, state police want to remind you to ---call them at 577 or 911 if you're car breaks down on interstate. students in memphis mourn the loss of a classmate accidentally shot to death in mississippi kirby middle school officials say jacob smith was killed. the 14 year old died as a result of an accidental shooting at relatives house in mississippi we continue to follow breaking news ... thanks for making w-t-v-a nine news your choice for the news at six p-m. scattered to widely-scattered storms will be present for the next few hours. these storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, lightning, potentially some small hail and isolated damaging wind gusts. as the night progresses, however, thunderstorm activity should gradually diminish. meanwhile temperatures will return to the lower 80s and upper 70s by 11 pm. overnight we will fall into the middle 70s with a few spots reaching the lower 70s by tuesday morning. thanks for making w-t-v-a nine news your choice for the news at six p-m. wheel of fortune is next on news at six p-m. wheel of fortune is next on
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