Full show 7/21

Full show 7/21

Posted: Sat Jul 21 05:28:36 PDT 2018
Updated: Sat Jul 21 05:28:36 PDT 2018

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thank you for waking up with us on this morning.... the time is now.... it may look calm now, but we are tracking severe weather... thanks for joining us, i'm shante sumpter and i'mdaranesha herron.let's head over to meteorologistalan matthew for a closer look at the forecast. as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front gradually approaches from the north and northwest. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for portions of our area until 10 am this morning. the primary concerns with storms remain mostly the same including: the potential for scattered to isolated damaging wind in the 50 to perhaps as high as 70 mph or slightly greater range, large hail greater than 1-inch in diameter and perhaps an isolated tornado. also lightning and heavy rainfall that could lead to an isolated instance of localized flash flooding should not be overlooked as a potential hazard with storms this morning. and the mega millions jackpot continues to grow... there was no winner in last night's lottery drawing. the jackpot - which was sitting at 433-million dollars - has now jumped to nearly a half-billion dollars. if won - it will be the fifth largest jackpot in the game's 16 year history. the next drawing will take place on tuesday. sunday service will go on as planned for a benton county church destroyed in a fire... the pastor says lightning is responsible for the fire that destroyed the building ... it happened thursday night at pleasant hill baptist church.... ables assistant fire cheif says when they got to the scene they could see the blaze from a mile away,... and while inside trying to fight the blaze along side 4 other fire departments,they were told to evacuate the building because the roof was about to cave in... the state fire marshal's office is helping investigate the official cause for the fire... tomorrow's service will be heldin the fellowship hall of the church. this morning a motel manager in calhoun city is out on bond after being accused of selling drugs at the hotel. now, he's denying all allegations. m-b-ndirector john dowdy says christopher cook had been sellingmethfrom the r and l motel on north main street in calhoun city. dowdy says cook was in possession of three and a half grams ofmethat the time of his arrest. however, according to cookhe isbeing targeted. 'they were targeting me for two years because they want me to participate in a larger investigation .this motel has been a center for a long time. way before i bought it." cook wasplaced on a five thousand dollars bond. an eight-month-old baby girl is recovering this morning,,, afteritawamba county investigatorssay she was shaken by her mother's boyfriend... this man...dennis spencer junior now sits at the itawamba county jail... he's charged with aggravated child abuse... investigator jason dickinson saysspencer's case will likely be presented to a grand jury in september. sheriff chris dickinson says it happened at this trailer park off highway 3-71... he says spencer shook the child because she was fussy while he was trying to watch t-v... the little girl, whose name has not been released, is being treated at lebonheur children's hospital in memphis.... we are working to get an update on the baby, at last check she was in critical condition.. no charges will be filed following a thursday afternoon shooting in kilmichael. police say a man left hiscar at a friends house... when the father of that man went by the house to get something out of the car... the friend and the father apparently got into an argument... that's when police say the property owner shot the father in the leg... the property owner was taken into custody but was later released... the time is now: you're getting a live look through our high definition tupelo tower cam. lets check in with meteorologistalan matthew for a closer look at the severe weather authority forecast as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front gradually approaches from the north and northwest. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for portions of our area until 10 am this morning. the primary concerns with storms remain mostly the same including: the potential for scattered to isolated damaging wind in the 50 to perhaps as high as 70 mph or slightly greater range, large hail greater than 1-inch in diameter and perhaps an isolated tornado. also lightning and heavy rainfall that could lead to an isolated instance of localized flash flooding should not be overlooked as a potential hazard with a florida man iswaking upinthe lee county jail,, afterdeputies say they pulled him over in a stolen u-haul... the lee county sheriff's office says 52-year-old donald culpepper was arrested thursday... deputies say they found also meth in the vehicle... according to the sheriff's office, culpepper has a lengthy criminal history... his bond was set at 50-thousand dollars.. a traffic stop in prentiss county....for careless driving a florida man iswaking upinthe lee county jail,, afterdeputies say they pulled him over in a stolen u-haul... the lee county sheriff's office says 52-year-old donald culpepper was arrested thursday... deputies say they found also meth in the vehicle... according to the sheriff's office, culpepper has a lengthy criminal history... his bond was set at 50-thousand dollars.. a traffic stop in prentiss county....for careless driving lands a manfrom corinthin jail..... 52 year old david mullins was stopped along highway 3-64. officers say theyfound crystal meth inthe vehicle.. deputies seized the drugs... his 19-97 nissan pickup..and a 22-caliber rifle. the case now heads to the next prentiss county grand jury the former chief of the farmington volunteer fire department willhave to pay a hefty fine,,, after hepleaded guilty to embezzlement.. 48 year old david boren entered his plea thursday... the judge ordered boren to repay more than $103- hundred dollars related to the missing funds... he must also serve five years probation... coming up find out why this church fire has several firefighters in the hospital this morning,, and 17 people died after a duck boat sank in missouri.. what investigators need from the survivors... as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front gradually approaches from the north and northwest. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for portions of our area until 10 am this morning. the primary concerns with storms remain mostly the same including: the potential for scattered to isolated damaging wind in the 50 to perhaps as high as 70 mph or slightly greater range, large hail greater than 1-inch in diameter and perhaps an isolated tornado. also lightning and heavy rainfall that could lead to an isolated instance of localized flash flooding should not be overlooked as a potential hazard with storms this morning. several firefighters are in the hospital this morning,,, after battling a blaze at a decades-old church in arkansas... multiple agencies battled the massive blaze thursday... take a look.... it happened at the "west minster presbyterian church" in pulaski county... first responders say the church was "fully engulfed" in flames when they arrived... several fireman overheated during the battle, as temperatures reached well above 100 degrees... no other homes on the street were affected, and crews were able to contain the fire within a few hours. the cause of the fire is still under investigation... a 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered after a pregnant dolphin is found shot to death on the mississippi coast. officials say the bottlenose dolphin was found on april 30 on the beach in waveland... an autopsy report received by marine officials this week is leading noaa, to search for answers in the dolphin's death... the report showed that the mammal had been killed by a gunshot,,, causing both the mama and her baby to die. a south mississippi man faces charges after threatening a former deputy and his family. colby tolbert is accused of sending multiple threats through social media to a deputy's wife. sheriff mike ezell say he threatened bodily harm to the deputy and his wife. the sheriff says tolbert and the deputy had a previous encounter where the deputy arrested him. he says the threats had been sent over the last two weeks. a crystal springs veterinarian is indicted on child sex crimes... doctormichael holifield has been indicted on multiple sex crime charges... the indictment reveals the victims involved were two girls, ages 15 and 16... theincidents took place at two different homes in crystal springs... if convicted on all counts, holifield faces up to 225 years in prison. the alabama department of corrections needs your help in the search for two escaped inmates... the department says this man, 43-year-old john mitchell left from an assigned job location in talladega county thursday morning... he is described as six foot, 190 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes... the d-o-c is also looking for this man, 40-year-old tobby blackstock... he left an assigned job location in tuscumbia, alabama on the thirteenth... he is described as 5 foot 10, 160 pounds, with blond hair and brown eyes... if you see either of these men, contact your local law enforcement or the alabama department of corrections... we're following a heartbreaking story out of missouri... divers found the last four missing passengers on a duck boat that sank thursday... that brings the death toll to 17... the boatover turned around 7 thursday night as a line of thunder storms moved through the area, causing the massive waves. cell-phone video shows two of the boats -packed with tourists-fighting waves.. and winds gusting over 60-miles-an-hour.. those who died ranged in age from one to 70... seven were hospitalized... two are in critical condition... investigators hope those who survived can provide key information, as they try to piece together what happened... and don't forget you can get the latest news, weather and sports by visiting our website w-t-v-a dot com.. or you can download the w-t-v-a nine news app ... it gives you instant access to the latest news from across the area... you can also stay on top of big national stories as they happen... the new and improved w-t-v-a news app is free and available for download for apple and android smartphones and tablets... flood waters rushed through an arizona highway.... after the break we'll have that story and much more. a woman was struck by lightningwhileata wisconsin festival. the woman suffered serious injuries. many of the campers at the festival took shelter in their tents... about 20 feet from whereshe was struck. heavy rains in arizona flooded areas along a rural highway early this week. you can see the fast moving water overtaking roads. the american red cross of northern arizona has opened a shelter to support those affected but the rising waters. police in texas say a grass fire caused by car thieves burned between five and 10 acres of land. fort worth police say the driver of a stolen car caused by car thieves burned between five and 10 acres of land. fort worth police say the driver of a stolen car drove the vehicle onto a grassy fieldand it caught on fire. fort worth firefighters were able to contain the fire.... alan we don't have to worry about dry grass this morning because we are actually trackingsome rain. as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate upcoming workweek. one man gets a slithery surprise in his bathroom,,, coming up find out how he got it out... one man gets a slithery surprise in his bathroom,,, surprise in his bathroom,,, coming up find out how he got it out... welcome back... daranesha i'm sure you know how it feels, being the driver stuck behind "that guy",,,, the one crawling along the road at a turtle's pace...... turns out, it happens to law enforcement too.... one northern florida deputy, sharing his recent frustration on facebook... the nerve of this guy. he's literally going 1 mph in a 30 mph zone. i mean, (the) guy is easily 100. he shouldn't be out on the roadways to begin with. i tried to talk to him, and he -snapped- at me. i don't know what this guy's deal is. deputy bowman is referring to this guy...he says he tailed the tortoise for 20 minutes,,, until it finally turned off into a wooded area.... a georgia police officer may have broken the world record for the most push ups in an hour. major bryan lavoie did three-thousand-20push ups. smashing the record of almost 27-hundred. the police officer did the pushups to support a local non-profit that he says does so much for everyone in southwest georgia. he asked people to donate 10 cent a push up to the lily pad sane center, which helps kids who are the victims of domestic abuse. he says he was glad to hear that final beeper go off. instead of snakes on a plane,,, how about snakes in a bathroom??? a man in virginia beach found a live snake in his toilet. imagine walking down the hallway and seeing this. james hooper says he was face-to-face with this ball python... hooper and his wife called in their roommate -- kenny -- who fishedthe snakeout... ultimately animal control picked up the snake, which turned out to be a lost pet... okay at that point i would've just thrown the whole house away..... lets check in with meteorologistalan matthew for a closer look at the severe weather authority forecast as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front gradually approaches from the north and northwest. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for portions of our area until 10 am this morning. the primary concerns with storms remain mostly the same including: the potential for scattered to isolated damaging wind in the 50 to perhaps as high as 70 mph or slightly greater range, large hail greater than 1-inch in diameter and perhaps an isolated tornado. also lightning and heavy rainfall that could lead to an isolated instance of localized flash flooding should not be overlooked as a potential hazard with storms this morning. after a year long battle starkvilleresidentsnow know,, who their mayor will be.. plus... what's next for a local church after it burned down thursday night.....that and more after the break. here are the top stories we're working on at this hour... sunday service will go on as planned for a benton county church destroyed in a fire... plesant hill baptist church burned down thursday night... tomorrow's service will be heldin the fellowship hall of the church... here are the top stories we're working on at this hour... sunday service will go on as planned for a benton county church destroyed in a fire... plesant hill baptist church burned down thursday night... tomorrow's service will be heldin the fellowship hall of the church... the official cause of the fire has not been determined... plus this man...dennis spencer junior now sits at the itawamba county jail. he's charged with aggravated child abuse... sheriff chris dickinson says spencer shook the child because she was fussy while he was trying to watch t-v... the little girl, whose name has not been released, is being treated at hospital in memphis.... this morning a motel manager in calhoun city is out on bond,, after being accused of selling drugs at the hotel... this ischristopher cook....m-b-ndirector john dowdy says had been selling methfrom the r and l motel on north main street in calhoun city. cook is denying all claims... more stories are just ahead, but we are tracking severe weather. this morning.. thanks for staying with us, i'm shante sumpter and i'mdaranesha herron.let's head over to meteorologistalan matthew for a closer look at the forecast. as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area after a year long appeal, a mayor has been named in the city of starkville. the city's current mayor, lynn after a year long appeal, a mayor has been named in the city after a year long appeal, a mayor has been named in the city of starkville. the city's current mayor, lynn spruill, will remain as the city's leader following an appeal from former candidate johnny moore. last year, spruill was elected mayor of the city, but moore challenged the results. the year longbattleinvolved the topic of possible wrong doing or fraud by election commissioners. our news partners, the starkville daily news, reports that judge barry ford states that there was no wrong doing or fraud by the commissioners m-d-h-s reports they are investigating an active tuberculosis case connected to the northwest community college in oxford ... specifically the lafayette yalobusha technical center .... it marks the second case diagnosed in oxford in recent months... an ole miss student was diagnosed earlier this year... an acting police chief has been announced for calhoun city... current chief tito lopez confirms benny langford will fill the position... lopez turned in his resignation monday after 30 years as an officer... he says he will begin his retirement officially next week... a back to school bash will be held in new albany. the magnolia civic center is partneringwith the union county heritage museum,, and the jennie stephens smith library to hostthe bash. for more information on this bash you can goonline to magnolia civic center-dot com. the time is now: you're getting a live look through our high definition tupelo tower cam. as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front alabama's back-to-school state sales tax free weekend is now underway and covers everything from clothes and shoes to computers and crayons. generally, the exemption covers clothing priced at $100 or less per article...school supplies valued at50 dollars or less per item; books that cost30 dollars or less per book; and tablets, laptops, computers and printers priced at750 dollars or less. the tax holiday runs through midnight sunday... mississippi holds its "back to school" sales tax holiday.... next weekend have you started your back to school shopping,, coming up how you can beat the crowds?? as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front gradually approaches from the north and northwest. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for portions of our area until 10 am this morning. the primary concerns with storms remain mostly the same including: the potential for scattered to isolated damaging wind in the 50 to perhaps as high as 70 mph or slightly greater range, large hail greater than 1-inch in diameter and perhaps an isolated tornado. also lightning and heavy rainfall that could lead to an isolated instance of localized flash flooding should not be overlooked as a potential hazard with storms this morning. there's still a lot of summer left.. but, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school left.. but, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school left.. but, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school there's still a lot of summer left.. but, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping... back-to-school spending is expected to be hotter than ever this year. reports say 77-percent plan to start shopping at least three weeks before school begins. the national retail federation finds that total spending for school and college combined is projected to reach nearly 83-billion dollars this year. spending on clothing tops the list forfamilies with children from elementary through high school. college shoppers will fork out the most money on electronics. today, walmart is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with free health screenings and services to kids and their families. the event is being held at more than 47-hundred walmart stores across the country. pharmacists will be available to talk to parents one-on-one about health concerns and immunizations in preparation for the upcoming school year. free vision screenings will also be available at some locations. as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front gradually approaches from the north and northwest. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for portions of our area until 10 am as this saturday morning gets underway, we continue to anticipate the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms in our area as a front thanks for joining us.... wtva 9 news weekend today continues into the 6 o'clock hour in just a few minutes... we'll see you then... ((adlib)) thanks for watching this morning. for alan matthew and everyone here at wtva 9 news, i'm for alan matthew and everyone here at wtva 9 news, i'm
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