WTVA Newscast 052918

This is 6:30 p.m. newscast for May 29

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 6:03 PM
Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 6:03 PM

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and father of four.... who disappeared over the weekend at enid lake in yalobusha county... has come to an end .... 42-year-old ismael ponce alvarez went missing near the dam at the lake on saturday afternoon... the sheriff says his body was recovered just before five this afternoon ..... good evening... i'm ... lets head to meteorologist for a look at what's going on with the weather right now good evening, i-m madison heil for wtva 9 news at 6:30. a gaping section ofa booneville road has part of the area now good evening, i-m madison heil for wtva 9 news at 6:30. a gaping section ofa booneville road has part of the area now blocked off. it was first reported friday evening on hatchie street. an initial concern for officials was the two gas pipes that are here, but they've had no trouble with gas leaks. as of now the repair time-line is largely going to depend on the weather, and also when the two new culverts will come in. mayor chris lindley says they will get it fixed as soon as possible and warns people not to try to explore down there because its caving in. an old lee county bridge will be closed soon and could make travel in lee county a little tougher. the old tubbalubba creek bridge is located about a mile and a half down the highway on 245. mdot says it will close a section of 245 on may 29th in a release to start a maintenance project to replace the bridge. the stretch of highway remains open... but this part of the highway will soon be closed in both directions between county road 130 and county road 54 while the replacement is underway. for businesses like the buzy bee, its gonna take some getting used to. ." "we see people from clay county, chickasaw county ,webster county. we have a lot of dedicated folks that like us and stop by and hopefully we'll be able to find them a different route around so they can come back and see us." mdot engineers saythe traffic will be rerouted to u.s. highway 45 throughout the project... it will be reroutedat the shannon exit on the north end of the project and the okolona exit on the south end.; subtropical depression alberto left a trail of destruction as it travels north. this is the result of the depression's damage in montgomery, alabama... where a tree fell on top of a car. heavy downpours and strong gusty winds caused numerous trees like this to topple over. according to an alabama power company... nearly 20-thousand homes and businesses were without power. subtropical storm alberto also caused flash flooding in the southern half of the state... as well as near the florida line. a shooting instarkvilleover the holiday weekend left one juvenile in the hospitaland another on the run. policesaytheshooting happened at brookville garden apartments sunday around noon. we are told the victims injuries werenon lifethreatening. police are still investigating to identify the shooter. some in the area say they have some questions of their own. "is he buying guns unknown to the parents?whereis hehidingitat?ishe hidingit in thehouse? thenext question is, who's selling it to him? i mean he had to get it from somewhere." if you have any information on this shooting you are asked to call the starkville police. a new interactive video game lets players "shoot up" a school... and has parents and politicians outraged over its scheduled release... thevideo game will let players choose between playing a "swat team" member responding to a shooter... or a shooter with an objective to "hunt and destroy" students at a school..."active shooter is on an onlinegaming platform, sheriff johnson says with all the threats against kids and teachers against schools this game isnt a good idea. act on it ." its very concerning that these types of activities are being implored into our children. and they're going to learn this. their going to play these games. it's going to become violent and teach violence in a behavioral pattern. and at some point and time somebody will act on it. sheriff johnson is hopeful between now and june 6th the day its supposed to be released. the country, state, and nation protests against it. fulton police are searching for a person who stole a vehicle from a local gas station last week. here is the surveillance video from the texaco. police say this white 2004 kia was parked at the gas pump when the suspect approached from the road and stole it. the car has a dent in the hood. if you have any information please call the fulton police department. right now... crime stoppers of northeast mississippi and the shannon police department need your help identifying the person responsible for a stolen credit card... it happened on may third... take a good look at this photo... police say this person on your screen used a stolen credit card ata walmart in tupelo... the suspect left in this vehicle... if you have any information contact crime stoppers of northeast mississippi... the number is on your screen... 1-800-773-tips... fivepeople from venezuela were in federal court today. after a traffic stop turned up evidence of credit card skimming... a federal judge ruledto detain the five without bail.... drivers in lee county... there will be an upcoming road closure to replace a bridge in the county... the closure will be on state route 2-54 between county roads 1-30 and 54... commissionermike tagert says the bridge replacement is expected to be complete by fall... it was a busy holiday weekend for troopers with the mississippi highway patrol... from 6 pm friday to midnight on monday... troopers statewide issued nearly 6- thousand citations... and made over 100 dui arrests. troopers also issued over 700 seatbelt citations. only one fatal accident happened on mississippi highways... that happened yesterday in winston county... where 79 year old ida smith died following an accident on highway 25 near louisville. the mississippi highway safety patrol is reminding anyone withan ambitions for a career in law enforcement to apply to 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 trooper applications can be picked up at mississippi highway patrol offices statewide. they may also be downloaded from the agency's website. the application deadline is june 8th a public hearing has been set in lafayette county to discuss the placement of a new electric substation in the taylor community... northern district public service commissioner brandon presley has announced the hearing will be held wednesday, june 6th at 2 p-m at the taylor town hall. the substation is needed to accommodate a new tva transmission line that will run from oxford to water valley. if approved, the substation is expected to improve reliability for south lafayette county customers. a georgia murder suspect could be hiding out in mississippi we'll tell you where welcome back to wtva nine news at six thirty,,, i'm madison heil.... four people are dead after a murder suicide monday in central tennessee. authorities say it began as a domestic dispute at this home in rutherford county. sheriff's deputies were first called to the home friday after 29-year-old sean ganey threatened suicide. ganey was taken to the hospital for evaluation and all the guns in the home were removed. sometime between friday and monday, ganey was able to get a gun. on monday ganey shot and killed his wife and in-laws before turning the gun on himself. a child found inside the home was not harmed in the incident. ageorgia murder suspect may be hiding in south mississippi... sandy springs investigators are looking for patrick nolan he's accused of killing amber holliman, leaving her body inside their home then setting the house on fire saturday warrants were then obtained for murder, aggravated assault with intent to murder and arson in the first degree. police report nolan has ties in mississippi, colorado and florida. if you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to call 911 also in south mississippi one person dies in a rollover accident on highway 49 forrest county coroner said tuesday morningone person was killedina rollover accident involving two vehicles the accident happened on u.s. highway 49 in hattiesburg. the two vehicles involved in the crash were a smallnissan van and nissan altima. two people were in the van at the time when it rolled over onto a fence, and one person was inside the altima, which ran into the median. the person in the van during the accident died at the hospital. police arrest a texas woman for reporting a false amber alert. margarita levrie taken into custody saturday afterpolice determined levrie lied when she reported her car stolen... with her 10-month old baby in the back seat. police issued a stern warning about making false reports. "we just need people to know that you can't do anything like that because you're utilizing resources that could be actually used for people in dire need of a police response." prairie police department ) police confirm levrie's car was stolen... but the child inside was let go before the theft took place. the child was also revealed to be four years old. investigators say the car is still missing. an investigation into the incident is ongoing. firefighters battle flames at a condominium complex firefighters rushing to the scene at the cedar point villages in stuart which is near fort pierce the martin county sheriff's office says one section of the complex is completely engulfed in flames. at least ten units are said to be completely destroyed. the complex is said to be a fifty-five and over community. no injuries are being reported. more than a hundred firefighters battle a four- alarm fire in southwest houston. the blaze breaking out early monday at the national container group -- a plastic container cleaning business. fire crews had to call in a hazmat team to help with the flames... since the company cleans anything from residue bleach to organic peroxide. at one point a shelter in place order was issued for homes in the surrounding areas. no word yet on the cause of the fire... no injuries have been reported and a shelter in place order has been lifted. in a statement, that was at times emotional, missouri in a statement, that was at times emotional, missouri governor, eric greitens, announced that he is resigning in a statement, that was at times emotional, missouri governor, eric greitens, announced that he is resigning from office at the end of the week. the 44-year old republican governor had been embroiled in a scandal involving an affair with his former hairdresser. that probe led to a broader investigation by prosecutors and state legislators. in recent weeks, the missouri legislature met in special session to consider whether to pursue impeachment proceedings to try to oust greitens from office... his resignation takes effect friday at 5-p-m. abc entertainment cancels its hit show "roseanne" after the actress posted a racist tweet... in a tweet monday roseanne barr suggested that president obama's former adviser valerie jarrett, is a product of the "muslim brotherhood and the "planet of the apes."... that tweet has since been deleted... barr tweeted an apology to jarrett calling it a "bad joke" that was in "bad taste" and asked for forgiveness... a statement from abc entertainment president channing gungey says called the comment "abhorrent and repugnant."... a spectacular site at the eiffel tower... the iconic structure was all aglow after being hit by lightning during stormy weather in paris... the striking video was captured by a webcam ... the eiffel tower is reportedly struck by lightning an average of ten times a year.... westminster abbey, one of london's most famous tourist sites, is opening up an area of the medieval church previously closed off to the public. some 300 items chronicling the abbey's thousand-year history will be on display in the 13th-century tri-forium... the tri-forium sits some 50 feet above the floors of the church used for royal coronations and weddings... items on display include historic paintings and the funeral effigy head of king henry the seventh... the exhibit,,, called "the queen's diamond jubilee galleries" opens on june 11th... officials at the pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery,,, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of mt. vesuvius in 79 a-d.... pompeii officials today (tuesday) released a photograph showing the skeleton sticking outfrom beneath a large block of stone that may have been a door jamb ... the victim,,, who was over 30- years-old,,, had his chest crushed... archaeologists have not found the victim's head... officials said the man suffered a bone infection in his leg,,, which may have caused walking difficulties,,,, impeding his escape... this latest extraordinary discovery was found in a new area of excavations, a part of a large project initiated in pompei on 2012... 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 ... star wars fans can start planning their trip to disney's star wars: galaxy's edge land.... the attraction is set to open in summer 20-19 at disneyland and in late fall 20-19 at disney world... fans will be transported to the star wars universe ... where they can pilot millennium falcon or engage in battle... no official summer date has been announced yet... star wars fans can start planning their trip to disney's star wars: galaxy's edge star wars fans can start planning their trip to disney's star wars: galaxy's edge land.... the attraction is set to open in summer 20-19 at disneyland and in late fall 20-19 at disney world... fans will be transported to the star wars universe ... where they can pilot millennium falcon or engage in battle... no official summer date has been announced yet... thanks so much for making us a part of your evening ... be sure to join us at right here
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