Speech to Text for july 13 8am full show
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there are still many unanswered questions... how many shooters are they looking for... is there any information on the suspects.... have they made any arrests... or are the shooters still on the loose this morning... we did speak with one official ... verona alderman julian riley says he is insulted by the people who are using guns to try to solve problems... as seenin thisvideo from the super c,, riley says in most instances the people are from other towns...and not verona. "there's nothing the city can do about young men getting into arguments and fights. if we could pass an ordinance to stop that, we would have done it a long time ago. the city can do nothing about that. parents might have some influence, but the city certainly doesn't." so far... besides releasing this report...police chief j.b. long has only said the case is under investigation. we will continue to uncover more of what happened and what police are doing in response to the shooting. in columbus... an 18 year oldsits behind barsaccused in a shooting where a 13 year old was shot in the leg.... brylengore of columbus was arrested monday and charged with aggravated assault. he is being held in the lowndes county jail with a bondset at 350-thousand dollars . investigators say gore shot the 13 year old while walking in this area.. near the intersection of mccrary road and forrest boulevard... the two apparently knew each other... police say they had been in a fight earlier that day. good morning! it appears traffic is moving relatively smoothly across most area roadways this morning. watch for areas of construction in spots as you head out the door. be safe as you head to work or school this morning. also in columbus, a couple is accused of using a man'skindnessto go on a shopping spree. 39 year old april richardsonand 41 year old jeremy vasser also in columbus, a couple is accused of using a man'skindnessto go on a shopping spree. 39 year old april richardsonand 41 year old jeremy vasser were both arrested on wednesday investigators say the victim previously met the couple at a restaurant and agreed to drive them around the city.. later - theyasked to stay the night.... and allegedly took a car, cash and a debit card. the two were later arrested at walmart where the pair apparently purchased more than 200-dollars in merchandise on the stolen credit card.. some good news out of lee county... a man originally missing from verona for nearly two weeks has been found. alfonzo riley was originally last seen june 29th around 9:30 in the morning at a verona pawn shop. verona police chief jb long now reports that riley was located in corinth. he has since returned to his family. in kemper county.. police in scooba are asking foryour held in locating a missing man in the area. the missing person is identified as demarcus williams of scooba... scooba police chief steven jackson says williams has been missing since monday... anyone with information about williams' whereabouts is urged to contact scooba police a mississippi prosecutor isn't saying whether federal authorities have given him any new information since they reopened an investigation into the slaying of emmett till in 1955. two white men were tried and acquitted by all-white juries after till's brutal slaying 63 years ago. the justice department told congress in march that it is re investigating till'smurder after receiving new information. the federal report does not indicate what the new information might be. the case was closed in 2007 when authorities said the suspects were dead and a state grand jury didn't file any new charges. meanwhile, author timothy tyson, whose book brought new interest to thetill case, reacted to news that the justice department is reopening the case. "i fully support the investigation. i just don't think there's anything there. the one thing that i see as significant admission by then carolyn bryant, carolyn bryant donham is her perjury in a mississippi courtroom weeks after emmett till died." tyson's book was published in january 2017, and received a subpoena about two months later from the federal government. in itawamba county... deputies charge a local man with growing his own marijuana. arrested is 41 year old jimmy lynn brasfield brasfield was arrested wednesday by deputies and north mississippi narcotics unit agents. the arrest was the result of a search warrant in fulton. he was booked into the itawamba county jail with a bond setat$75-hundred dollars. six people were taken to the hospital thursdayafter an accident on the north side of amory. it happened in the area of highway six and waterway drive. police say three vehicles were involved. four people were taken to the hospital in amory. two were taken to the hospital in tupelo. no one was seriously hurt. a portion of a road on the campus of mississippi state university will be closed today (friday). according to the university, a portion of barr avenue will be closed from 7:30 this morning until 5:00this afternoon... this is due to work on the northendzonescoreboard at until 5:00this afternoon... this is due to work on the northendzonescoreboard at davis wade stadium... once work is complete, the road will be re-opened. one out of 5 people in lee county struggle with having enough food... and one local organization is reaching out this morning for help because their food pantry is bare... wtva's kayla thompson joins us from the salvation army... this salvation army on carnation street is running very low on supplies and needs your help restocking... this salvation army serves 4 counties and don't have enough to give... the lack of supplies is credited to rising "kids are like us its hot and side they don't want to go a fewitems that can help are macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, pasta and spagetti and most importantly water... live in lee county, kt wtva 9 news after the break find out what has been holding up the waffle house shooter from appearing in court. ((((( joel move to bnc for reality wx hit in b block ))))) good morning! it appears traffic is moving relatively smoothly across most area roadways this morning. watch for areas of construction in spots as you head out the door. be safe as you head to work or school this morning. the man charged with killing four people at a tennessee waffle house is scheduled to be in court today. travis reinking has been in jail without bond since the april shooting... which left four people dead and four others wounded. a hearing last month was delayed until today because reinking was still undergoing a mental evaluation. authorities say the 29 year old used an ar-15 rifle when he opened fire inside the restaurant at 3 o'clock in the morning. drugs lands one tennessee officer behind bars. brent chunn now faces 28 counts of drug possession. tennessee bureau of investigation says chunn bought marijuana from a drug dealer for over a year. chunn worked as an investigator for the tipton county sheriff's department. bond has been set for 10 thousand dollars... in north carolina an armed robbery at a grocery store turns into a hostage situation. it happened thursday night at this harris teeter store in salisbury... when police arrived on the scene the suspect was holding several employees hostage at gun point inside the store... an officer shot the gunman once when he treatened to hurt a hostage... the gunman was critically injured and was taken to a hospital for treatment... no officers or employees were injured in the incident. the officer involved is on paid administrative leave per an internal investigation.... the suspect's name was not released. why an fbi agent is defending troubling text messages he sent. for the first time in public... fbi agent peter strzok answered questions and forcefully for the first time in public... fbi agent peter strzok answered questions and forcefully defended his actions in the hillary clinton e-mail and russia investigations.... during a joint house oversight and judiciary committee hearing strzok was asked about a text message exchange between himself and former fbi lawyer lisa page... page wrote: trump's not ever going to become president, right? right?! strzok wrote: no. no he's not. we'll stop it... strzok's actions were previously criticized in a june inspector general report that said...the conduct of both page and strzok quote "sowed doubt" about the fbi's handling of the investigation... lisa page is expected to testify today (friday)... now to london.. where president trump continues his overseas tour.. he's met with the prime minister.. and is scheduled to have tea with the queen.. it is important to note this trip is a meeting,, not an official state visit.... so the president will not be addressing parliament ... the meeting comes after the president criticized may's brexit plans in an interview published by the sun newspaper late last (thursday) night. president trump told reporters briefly that he and may worked together on nato spending and spoke last (thursday) night. after their one-on-one talks, the two leaders will hold a working lunch and a joint news conference. his last stop will be in finland to meet with russian president vladimir putin ... a california man is in the hospital after being trapped inside a cement mixer for nearly two hours thursday. it happened in union city at "u-s pipe and foundry."... first responders say the man was sinking in waist- high cement when they arrived on scene.... they were able to secure him with a safety harness to prevent him from sinking deeper.... firefighters formed a bucket brigade to give the man oxygen before pulling him out safely.... the worker was taken to a nearby hospital where he's currently being treated.... no word yet on his condition. the time is now: you're getting a live look through our high definition tupelo tower cam. the time is now: lets check in with meteorologistjoel youngfor a closer look at the severe weather authority forecast following a freedom of information act request, wtva obtained the police report from the recent shooting in verona. coming up ... what the report says. here are the top stories we're working on at this hour... following a freedom of information act request, wtva obtained the police report from the recent shooting in verona. the police report states what happened but it does not contain information on how many shooters were involved nor any information on potential suspects. plus ... a couple is accused of using a man'skindnessto go on a shopping spree. investigators say the victim previously met the couple at a restaurant and agreed to drive them around the city.. later - theyasked to stay the night.... and allegedly took a car, cash and a debit card. the two were later arrested at walmart after purchasing more than 200-dollars in merchandise on the stolen credit card.. thanks for joining us, i'm katrina berry..... and i'm shante sumpter. today is friday july 13-th. in just a moment,kayla thompson will join us livefrom but first joel is here to tell us about current conditions and what's going on outside right now as you get ready to head with these sweltering temperatures....and a heat index of up to 110 degrees today... many will try to seek a little relief... wtva's kayla thompson joins us live from the salvation army to explain how the heat... is drying up their efforts to help others... this salvation army on carnation street is running very low on supplies and needs your help restocking... this salvation army serves 4 counties and don't have enough to give... the lack of supplies is credited to rising temperatures this summer keeping children and familes inside... interim u-s senator cindy hyde-smith has raised some serious campaign cash for her bid to keep that job. her campaign says the republican has raised more than one-point-six million dollars in campaign money. she's inthe november sixth special election with three other candidates seeking to finish the term of thad cochran -- an election that will likely be decided in a runoff on november 25th. governor phil bryant appointed hyde-smith to the job after cochran announced he was retiring. in tuscaloosa.. a restaurant owner is being charged with arson.. following a fire at his place of business. the fire was reported tuesday at the highway 55 burgers, shakes and fries locatedon east mcfarland boulevard. the owner of the restaurant, derrick duane maddox, has been charged with second-degree arson in connection with the fire. he's being held in the county jail on a $15,000 bond. in alabama... work on the1-point-sixbillion dollar mazda-toyota plant near huntsville has been suspended. the reason.... this fish. apparently a study has been ordered to ensure there is no impact on the habitat of the spring pygmy sunfish. environmentalists say thefish rarely grows more than an inch.... and lives in the wetlands around the tennessee river. officials saythat construction will begin soon with minimal disruption good morning! it appears traffic is moving relatively smoothly across most area roadways this it appears traffic is moving relatively smoothly across most area roadways this the boys soccer team in thailand rescued from a flooded cave the boys soccer team in thailand rescued from a flooded cave the mississippi highway patrol is reminding drivers to be aware of a new law that just went into effect this month. as we first reported at the beginning of the month...drivers can no longer stay in the left- hand lane. troopers say some drivers are finding it can be a hard habit to break. the left lane law went into effect july 1, and it means fines for drivers who continuously stay left on roads with four or more lanes. the left lane is only to be used for passing. poultry processor pearl river foods is expanding and adding hundreds of new jobs to the workforce. pearl river foods opened in last year with 150 workers. theexpansion announcement means 450 jobs will be added. the state is providingalmost a half million dollarsfor the state is providingalmost a half million dollarsfor employee training. the mississippi state department of health is confirming the state's first 2018 case of west nile virus. the case was reported in late june in hinds county. in 2017, mississippi reported 63 west nile cases and two deaths. the peak season for west nile in mississippi is july through september, although cases can occur at any time of the year. there's still a chance to win big even though all of the tickets for the st jude dream home giveaway have been reserved... the open house is set for the first weekend of august... there-- people will have the chance to win a 10-thousand dollar shopping spree at room- to-room... registration is free... the drawing for the home is august 30th... also happening in august... dance like the stars... this is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the boys and girls club of north mississippi... and our wayne hereford is preparing to bring out his dancing shoes... the event benefits the boys and girls club of north mississippi... the dance routines are judged by a panel of three judges... the dancer with the best routine is crowned dance champion... while the dancer who raises the most money earns the title of grand champion... and that's where we need your help... to donate on behalf of wayne... visit the boys and girls clubs of north mississippi website... that link is on your screen... tickets are available for purchase... don't eat those honey smacks! 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((((( joel move to bnc for reality wx hit inf block ))))) good morning! it appears traffic is moving relatively smoothly across most area roadways this morning. watch for areas of construction in spots as you head out the door. be safe as you head to work or school this morning. as you get up and grab breakfast this morning... the c-d-c is reminding folks to stay away from a popular cereal... the centers for disease control says people should not be eating kellogg's honey smacks cereal... last month, the company recalled more than a million cases of the cereal.. because of concerns it may be contaminated with salmonella... at least 100 people in 33 states have come down with salmonella after eating honey smacks... thirty of those people were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.. johnson and johnson is forced to shell out $4-point-7 billion dollars to 22 women and their families... the settlement follows a lawsuit claiming talcum powder made by the company contained asbestos.... according to the suit - the harmful ingredient may have contributed to the plaintiffs developing ovarian cancer... bloomberg reports the settlement marks the sixth largest payout associated with product defects in u-s history. did you know straws are usually made from plastic that never breaks down?... and that they make up the top ten items picked up at beach cleanups?... plastic straws may become more of a thing of the past.... more and more cafes and restaurants are offering metal and hay alternatives that are easy to maintain.... straw alternatives are rolling out all across the country. ... the annual choctaw indian fair is underwayin neshoba county... and this is the 69th year for the event.. sydni jade tangle was crowned this year's choctaw indian princess. tangle will represent the tribe as its goodwill ambassador for the next twelve princess. tangle will represent the tribe as its goodwill ambassador for the next twelve months. the fair continues through saturday new video coming in this morning from the kilauea volcano in hawaii... this striking video from the u-s geological survey shows a column of smoke on one side... and a "whirlwind" of smoke on the other, arising from "fissure 8" on big island, hawaii.... the whirlwind forms a spinning cloud, goes straight up, and evaporates.... scientists at the university of