WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

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WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

We have new developments to a story out of monroe county... thank you for joining us tonight.

After hearing testimony and counting a handful of rejected ballots... a circuit court judge issues a ruling that allows rubel west to keep his seat as the district 3 supervisor..

In november, brian atkins challenged the results of the november general election..

The suit was filed after losing to west by more than a dozen votes.

Atkins claimed absentee and affidavit ballots were improperly counted... the supreme court appointed circuit court judge larry roberts hear the case.

Wayne faulkner finished third in the race, and was released from the lawsuit..

A congressional candidate makes a swing through the area to introduce himself and his platform to voters..

Republican candidate james tulp is running for the 3rd congressional district seat... the madison native wants to focus on improving infrastructure, prioritizing vocational education, and controlling illegal immigration to protect american jobs.

"i'm running to be accountable to the citizens.

I'm not accountable to the elites, i'm not accountable to the donors and the lobbyists, i'm running for every citizen and that's who's going to be my boss, that's who's going to decide to hire me, that's who's going to decide to fire me if they think that i'm not doing a good job.

I'm running to put citizens over elites, to put america first, and to make sure that mississippi is leading the fight for life, for borders, and for second amendment."

Tulp is running against incumbent michael guest on the republican party ticket... party primaries are set for march 10th.

Take vo in monitor oktibbeha county supervisors take the next step in making repairs to a damaged dam at the oktibbeha county lake.

The board has approved up to two hundred and 50 thousand dollars for the county engineer to do an assessment to come up with a repair plan..

Our stephanie poole speaks with county leaders and has the details.

Repairing the dam at the oktibbeha county lake has moved to the top of the priority list for county supervisors , but there is one ábigá concern.

How to pay for it?

In a 3 - 2 vote, the board agreed to pay for half of the repairs on the levee and dam.

"if it cost 10 million dollars to do it and we have to get 5 million dollars in federal or state funds.

The county has already voted in the 3-2 to put up the other 5 million dollars."

Supervisor bricklee miller says the board now has to consider all its options to cover the cost.

"that's going to mean doing a loan, a high interest loan, and that means taking that funding from somewhere or doing a bond which will raise your taxes."

However, supervisor marvell howard says there's a way to complete the project without taxpayers being affected.

" i think i laid out a pretty solid plan last night of how we can see it forward and how we can get this funding in place and how we can take care of our debt without a tax increase.

There's something things and we'll have to look into the budget but the money is there without us having to raise taxes."

Butt sots " citizens would have another voice if they wanted their taxes raised.

It'd be three to four to five million dollars or even more we don't know exactly what it's going to cost yet."

County leaders say regardless of the price, their main concern is the safety of the public.

As of now, supervisors must wait for the county engineer to complete reconstruction plans.

" we're going out and gathering this information, developing the plans, then we'll have a clear path forward of exactly what it is we want to do.

But at this time, until our engineer finishes we don't have clear answers right now.

" take vo in monitor we'll continue to provide updated information on the lake as it progresses.

Take vo off top two north mississippi plants are part of the merger of two of the country's largest foam and mattress materials manufacturers.

Final okay was given tuesday for fxi, which has a plant in baldwyn, to complete the 850 million dollar merger with ann-o- cor.... ann-o-cor owns a tupelo production facility but not for long.

The federal trade commission ordered ann-o- cor..

To sell its tupelo site to a company called future foam.

The f-t-c says having baldwyn and tupelo plants under the same ownership provided too much market share to fxi in a region that depends heavily on foam and foam related products.

An old building in starkville is getting new life thanks to some local entrepreneurs// glo... company started by 2 mississippi state students in 2015... will soon be calling the old rex theatre home..

Our bobby martinez was in starkville this morning for the announcement.

"during christmas we had people sitting on the floor to pack boxes because we just didn't have any room."

But that will soon change.

Glo, a company that sells light up drink cubes... will have a new place to call home.

The old rex theater.

Mark castleberry, the developer for this project, says this location is the perfect fit for glo for many reasons.

"they can utilize the space.

They can also use the size.

Approximately 7,000 feet is what will be occupied.

They had a strong desire to be downtown."

The building itself is owned by abert masonic lodge 89.

The lodge, built in 1931, has since rented out space to numerous businesses including the rex theater since it's inception.

So this opportunity for the owners of glo, is something that means a lot to them.

Sot - hagan "it's not everyday that you know young company like us gets the opportunity to move into a building like this.

I think it's a little surreal.

Sot- barker the picture that it presents is so amazing right.

Because the redevelopment of the rex theater is a great way to honor the history of starkville.

But also, is going in their as a young start up at the university is also kind of looking forward to the economic development that starkville worked really hard for."

Castleberry says this 1.2 million dollar project is scheduled to be complete by the end of this year.

First look stinger first look take new at 10 stinger more clouds back to the west and there is our next is a mess world air knife lasers and rinsed a lot that waits and we will have some rain come our way later tonight please ask for the and other locations in the lower 50s the console backend showers by daybreak umbrellas needed tomorrow pontotoc police are looking for a suspected burglar who had a busy weekend.

Between sunday and monday several businesses reported break- ins.

The suspected thief or thieves hit the pampered pooch... the butcher block... thomas l-p gas... and mills properties.

These images were captured by a security system at one of the businesses.

Anyone with information on the burglaries.... or the person in the video should call the pontotoc police department or northeast mississippi crime stoppers..

The search for 2 missing idaho children may soon be switching to yellowstone national park.

Tylee ryan and joshua áj-j-á vallow were last seen in september.

Their mother, lori vallow, was arrested in hawaii and now faces child abandonment and de-zer-tion charges.

She's fighting extradition to idaho.

Cbs's jonathan vi- gli-otti has the latest from kah why..

As lori vallow sits in a kauai jail cell, sources close to the investigation tell cbs news detectives are waiting for the snow to melt in yellowstone national park as they continue the search for vallow's 17-year- old daughter - tylee ryan.

Park officials declined to comment citing an "active investigation."

According to court documents, rexburg police said phone records show ryan visited yellowstone with her mother, brother jj and uncle ?on september 8.

Police also "&obtained a photo from lori vallow's icloud account&" of tylee in the park.

They say there's been no sign of life since.

Doorbell camera footage has also surfaced showing what it is believed to be jj vallow playing with a neighbor in september just days before he disappeared.

This is a very atypical defendant and a very unusual case.

Former idaho attorney general david leroy says idaho has never seen a case like this.

The implication of a parent who will not cooperate and disclose their location...is something very untoward has happened to these children.

As authorities continue to search for any clues& the ex- husband of vallow's niece claims in divorce filings his ex-wife knows where the children are.... and&was involved in a cult... where numerous members, adults and children alike, were killed off like flies.

Jonathan vigliotti - kauai stinger over to whether he wants for this week and that is where you are going to flow is always wise to prepare for spring severe weather season pointed at kenny's forest 10 am wx open summary: a quick moving weather maker will give us cool, showery, and breezy conditions on wednesday.

Pretty nice weather sets up for the end of the work week and for the upcoming weekend with gradually moderating temperatures.

Early next week looks to be mild but rain and storms chances will be going back up.

There could be more strong to severe storms in the region next tuesday or wednesday.

Tuesday night: variably cloudy during the evening with increasing clouds and the chance of showers by daybreak.

Lows in the mid 40s.

Wednesday: mostly cloudy, breezy, and cool.

A 60% chance of showers.

Highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Wednesday night: gradual clearing.

Much colder lows in the upper 20s to around 30.

Thursday: mostly sunny and cool.

Highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday night: partly cloudy.

Lows near freezing.

Friday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the low to mid 50s.

Friday night: partly to mostly cloudy.

Lows in the 30s.

Saturday: partly cloudy.

Highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday night: mainly clear.

Lows near 40.

Sunday: partly cloudy.

Highs in the low to mid 60s.

Monday: mostly cloudy and milder.

Highs in the upper 60s to around 70.

Men are weak and is looking pretty decent point that they were basically dry before we unsettle again next week a man keep what do we do to deserve all of this bad weather is bad i stayed up past 12 one night of the wonderful call for christmas and you started last year announcesthe democratc candidates come out swinging in their 10th debate..

We have a closer look when we come as you may have seen here earlier seven democratic presidential candidates squared off in a debate hosted by cbs news in south carolina...just days before the state's primary... competitors tried to slow the momentum of front-runner, bernie sanders... and tom stir got his first chance on stage..

Cbs's natalie brand has a wrap up.

Pkg: i'm hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight!

Right from the start, bernie sanders took fire from all sides tuesday evening... let's talk about math 20:29:53 i'll tell you exactly what the math adds up to - it adds up to four more years of donald trump the senator from vermont recently emerged as the clear front- runner among the democrats, especially after saturday's commanding victory in nevada - a win that's prompted new scrutiny of his record.

Walking distance from here is mother emanuel church.

Nine poeple shot dead by a white supremacist.

20:09:48 bernie voted five times against the brady bill..

Polls show joe biden with a slight edge in south carolina, but joe biden needs a strong showing in saturday's primary to catch up in the delegate count.

Gayle king: if you don't win south carolina will you continue in this race?

Biden: i will win south carolina.

This was also the final debate before the super tuesday on march 3rd, when 14 states vote&contests that will no doubt narrow the field.

Progressives have got one shot and we need to spend it with a leader who will get it done.

You have to learn to work with both sides of the aisle if you want to be able to get something done we need a campaign of energy and excitement - we need to have the largest voter turnout in the history of the united states.

A cbs news poll finds defeating president trump is a top priority for south carolina democrats--but less than 50 percent of voters believe that democrats will nominate a candidate who can do that.

Natalie brand, cbs news, charleston.

54 delegates are at stake in the south carolina primary.

No candidates have dropped out of the race since sanders' big nevada win over the weekend.

Stinger ole miss and misssisippi state with big opportunities on super tuesday see who comes away a winner...next in sports... spx open after super tuesday, 3 more games left of the regular season to get momentum heading into the sec tournament starting with ole miss...the rebels on the road with a chance to get its best win of the season breein tyree and ole miss hope for an upset on the road against the 15th-ranked auburn tigers.

Score: =================== =================== =================== =========== time: 04-16item: tied, 2-2; 17:54 1st half 1 samir doughty lobs it in to austin wiley for the layup and the foul.

2 isaac okoro drives and scores the scoop layup.

Score: tigers lead, 11-4 =================== =================== =================== =========== time: 16-30item: auburn 21-11; 8:57 1st half j'von mccormick drives and throws the lob to jaylin williams for the alley-oop dunk.

Battle of the bubble....mississippi state taking on alabama --1-point ball game early....reggie perry to robert woodard two hand jam....dogs lead --alabama answers immediately...great ball movement...jaden shackleford for three --three point contest early....kira lewis for three...alabama with a 7-0 run to take a 7-0 lead --bulldogs answer with 7-0 run....miss in transition, reggie perry there to clean it up...bulldogs up three at half --nick weatherspoon fall away jumper....pretty--bu lldogs biggest lead to 7 --bama closes the gap--loose ball insanity....shacklef ord bucket plus the foul....bama would tie it up --bulldogs close strong....another loose ball insanity....saves to robert woodard....bucket plus the foul bulldogs hang on late....big win for the bubble hopes....80-73 over alabama ole miss and in- state rival southern miss meet for the first of two games between the two in 2020 --rebels on the board first -- peyton chatagnier rbi double to left center.....cade sammons scores 1- 0 ole miss still in the third inning---tyler keenan with a comebacker up the middle....rbi base hit...ole miss leads 2-0 --golden eagles tie it up in the 6th.....austin miller walks fisher norris.....southern miss ties it at 2 --in the 7th..southern miss takes the lead....will mcgillis crushes one to left for the solo home run.....3-2 golden eagle lead --hayden leatherwood plays the hero....pinch hitting in the bottom of the seventh...delivers the two run home run... rebels shut the door on southern miss....picks up the midweek win, 4-3 gfx mississippi state baseball falls victim to midweek baseball in its first of the season...falling to texas southern 8-4 the bulldogs handing texas southern its first win of 2020 mississippi state will host alcorn state tomorrow in starkville at 2 pm icc women's basketball winning a thriller to advance in scooba today olive branch native kealy wilson with the floater with 4- seconds left to give the lady still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights last look.

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