GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV / WCBI) -Saturday marks the Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. On Friday former President George W. Bush was in Gulfport to thank first responders. Kendra Turley of our sister station WXXV has more.
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI) – Prosecutors decline to press charges against the Mississippi State student that prompted Thursday’s Maroon Alert. On Friday MSU leaders and law enforcement met to evaluate their response to the active shooter call.The Crisis Management Unit on campus to discussed what worked and what things need to be improved. President Mark Keenum commended the immediate
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI) – Students went back to class Friday after Thursday’s frightening alert. Normal campus operations resumed after the lockdown but some students opted to stay in. A calm still remains on campus and at least one student tells us she was not shaken from the incident. “As I told my mom there are crazy people everywhere.
ITAWAMBA COUNTY, MISS. (WCBI) – Authorities in Itawamba County say they are still trying to find out what led to the fatal stabbing of a 65 year old woman Thursday evening. It was shortly after 6 Thursday night when an alarm company representative notified authorities of a possible disturbance at this house on Mount Gilead Road. When deputies arrived, they
STARKVILLE, Miss.(WCBI)–On the this the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington many are reflecting the challenges people of color faced decades ago. But what about now that some positive changes have occurred. One senior citizen who attended that march, and a college student who was not even born then. And we can’t tell based on the color of their
STARKVILLE, Miss.(WCBI)–The 2015 Men and Women of Color Summit is underway at The Mill in Starkville. “Reframing the Dialogue around Men and Women of Color: Academic Success in Higher Education.” is the theme of the conference which includes attendees from surrounding colleges and universities. In these kinds of settings, these conference goers are able to network, drawing on information being
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Beloved Children’s TV host, child advocate and friend to all who met him, Robert ” Uncle Bunky” Williams was laid to rest Friday. Robert ” Uncle Bunky” Williams’ memorial service was filled with heartfelt stories of a fun kid, who grew up to be an artist, mentor, and inspiration to all he met. Those who were
Saturday Forecast FRIDAY NIGHT: A bright, nearly full moon will shine all night long. Temperatures bottom out in the upper 60s. SATURDAY: Warm & humid conditions will be present and that will give rise to a 20% chance of showers and storms. Most spots should stay dry. Afternoon highs look to be in the upper 80s to around 90. SUNDAY:
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – 4-County officials have scheduled a planned outage Monday to update critical lines/equipment in the St. Andrews area of the Highlands in Starkville. The outage, expected to last up to eight hours, will affect approximately 115 4-County members in the area. The outage will begin at approximately 7 a.m. 4-County officials are requesting that members please plan
MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. (WCBI) — Oktibbeha County Prosecutors have declined to press charges against a Mississippi State student. Phu-Qui Cong Nguyen has voluntarily checked himself into a local treatment facility according to MSU Police Chief Vance Rice. Nguyen has also withdrawn from MSU 44 minutes from the time the call was received, Nguyen was placed in custody and the all
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley is filing for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley. The complaint filed Friday morning in Tuscaloosa says that the couple’s 50-year marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown and that attempts at reconciliation are futile. The filing says the couple has been living apart since January.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics. Planned Parenthood Southeast said Friday that the move penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics. The lawsuit was filed in Montgomery federal court. Bentley earlier this month
PONTOTOC CO. (WCBI) – Sweet potatoes have become popular throughout the nation, as Americans look for healthier options. Lots of restaurants now offer sweet potato fries on their menus , and Northeast Mississippi produces a huge part of the sweet potato crop. This morning, the MSU Extension Service hosted a sweet potato field day. These producers, researchers, industry reps and
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Mississippi State University student is in custody tonight, after a report of an active shooter on campus. Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen is being charged with disorderly conduct. A Maroon alert was issued on the Starkville campus Thursday morning, after reports about a person with erratic behavior. He was apparently threatening suicide and harm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – If you spotted a familiar face dropping off your sandwich or topping off your tea at Sweet Peppers Deli on Thursday, Your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. Volunteer Starkville held its annual Celebrity Wait Night at the eatery. Local school administrators, coaches along with politicians and prosecutors al gave up their time to help raise
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Some Starkville residents want you to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s. That’s why they hosted an Alzheimer’s Walk kickoff at the Starkville Sportsplex Thursday night. Organizers want people to register for the walk, which is on Halloween at the new City Hall building downtown. Local police officers and firefighters brought in a check for $584.00
TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Tupelo’s proposed budget has no tax increase, or debt, and includes a pay hike for city employees. Those are a few of the highlights of the proposed 2016 city budget. The budget includes 5 thousand additional dollars for the Plant A Seed program, an additional 179 thousand dollars for operations at the Aquatic Center, and a
ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Deputies are investigating a fatal stabbing in Itawamba County. Sheriff Chris Dickinson says they responded to a home on Mount Gilead Road in Fairview, shortly before 6:30 Thursday night. Deputies found a woman dead from a knife wound. Dickinson tells us he doesn’t know how many times she was stabbed. He says right now they
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -Columbus Main Street and the Columbus Arts Council partner to bring this popular downtown event. Local artists are paired with downtown merchants for an evening of shopping fun! Stroll the streets of downtown Columbus, shop in participating stores, purchase unique art, enjoy local entertainment and join us for an evening of fun and excitement.
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI) – Law enforcement and emergency responders had a plan in place and it worked Thursday. They train for the kind of scenarios that played out on the MSU campus. MSGT Criss Turnipseed from the Mississippi Highway Patrol Joins us now to talk more about the importance of that training.