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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, November 16th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Investigators say a man dies after falling several feet while working on a cell tower// thanks for joining us tonight im scott martin// the accident happened this afternoon in the longview community// oktibbeha county fire cooridinator kirk rosenhan says the man fell about 90 feet// rosenhan says an out of state contractor was taking down the cell tower when the accident happened// oktibbeha county coroner michael hunt confirmed the man died from injuries sustained in the fall// sources say the man was a 44- year-old out of arkansas// right now the name is not being released// a clay county home consumed by flames// fire firefighters are now trying to figure out what started the early morning blaze// the fire broke out around three friday morning at this home on white station road// a neighbor sent us this video showing flames just erupting from the home// clay county e-m- a director torrey williams says no one was inside when the fire started and no injuries were reported// the clay county volunteer fire department is investigating what sparked the fire// new at nine earlier this week we told you about the declining enrollment at the university of mississippi// it's been a trend over the last few years// our deandria turner has reaction from students and university leaders// for the third year in a row, the university of mississippi saw a decrease in student enrollment.

A lot different from a 22 year stretch of rising numbers.

Chancellor glenn boyce said in a statement the university is aware of the challenge that the university faces.

He said quote; graphic: "we recognize that it is a challenging environment to recruit students because of declining numbers of college and university students nationally, and we are addressing this challenge through additional investments in technology, marketing and recruiting," boyce said.

"we are proud to offer an unsurpassed learning environment and life- changing student experiences."

University leaders say enrollment numbers started to go down in 2017.

The university reached its peak in enrollment in 2016 with 24,250 students enrolled, then in 2017 ole miss saw a 1.9 percent decrease in enrollment in 2018 it dropped even more with a student population of just over 23-thousand.

This fall, the university of mississippi enrolled just over 22-thousand.

Students across all six campuses, according to um communications.

Students like senior chauncey taylor says he believes that the enrollment rate is decreasing bc of the recent climate of the university "personally, i'm not surprised.

A lot of times just being a student i see a lot of things that make me think man that probably looks bad from the outside looking in, so it doesn't surprise me seeing outsiders not wanting to come into this situation."

However he also says work is being done or a shift is being made "i think our students are very proactive and i think we have a lot of departments that are very active in changing what ole miss quote on quote is to the general population."

Reporting in oxford, deandria turner wcbi news 58-point-3 percent of students enrolled at ole miss live in the state// first look temperatures will return to near normal this week with highs in the 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

We'll have a mix of sun and clouds to start the week before rain chances increase by thursday and into the weekend.

Saturday night: mostly clear and cold.

Lows will be near freezing, but some areas could stay just above it.

Conditions should be okay for the viewing of the leonid meteor shower.

Sunday: a mix of sun and clouds through the day.

Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60.

Winds will be generally light out of the southwest.

Sunday night: clouds will continue to filter in as today area athletes converged on satillo, to take part in a sports competition of a different kind.

Wcbi's chad groening has more.

Spectators were in the stands to cheer the participants on.

But no this was not a basketball tournment.

These seventh through twelfth grade students took part in a vex robotics competition hosted by satillo high school.

Jason pannell is a computer instructor at satillo high and serves as sponsor of the satillo high technical club.

He says they are here to show off their robotic skills.

"construction after design.

Programing.

They have program skills where the robots have to be autonomous for a time period and also driver control where they joy stick that they operate has been programed to make certain motors and servos act in the game as they need to win the game."

This year's game is called tower takeover.

Eddie garcia is a senior at satillo high school and is a driver of the robot during competition.

"well it's a lot of problem solving.

Here's a problem.

How are we going to solve that?

What is the most efficient way to do that.

It's like it's realy fun getting from point a to point b figuring out how that works and how to be better every single time."

One of the teams taking part in the competition was new hope.

Brady hogan is an eight grader who programs the robots.

"robotics is a great community and i just love the atmosphere that comes with being in robotics.

I prefer the brain sports more than the brawny sports mainly because i don't get injured doing this+."

And just as in any sport, getting ready for a robotics competition requires preparation.

"i practice driving a lot because i'm the driver of my team.

And watch how he programs to see what to do and stuff.

That's pretty much what i do."

And pontotoc junior johnny kelly loves to fix things.

That is why he is a mechanic during the competition.

"without every part of the machine working correctly, it just falls apart.

If your screws are all messed up and they don't hold together very well, the robot will fall apart."

Normally when folks come here to the satillo high playing gym it's to watch the tigers basketball teams in action.

But what is going on inside right now is very bit as much a sport as basketball.

And the participants are developing skills that will help them in the job market in the future.

"i think robotics gives you a lot of engineering skills, a lot of hands on time with the robots and everything the programing, the coding.

There's a lot of technology skills that go into and it really trains you for that."

"a few years ago i found out i was super kind of smart in math and science mostly.

And that's what engineering is the base of.

And i've always loved doing it since then."

And the new hope seventh grader says robotics is great training for future engineers.

Chad groening wcbi news, satillo.

They actually give college scholarships for robotics.

And there are some professionals.

Today in caledonia a project that has been two decades in the making is finally complete// at the ola j.

Pickett park the new soccer complex was opened this morning// the complex has new lights and a new concession stand and plenty of room for the kiddos to play soccer, even a little jungle gym for the younger kids to swing and slide// members of the park committee say this is just what caledonia needed// 20 years in the making.

It's ben a process and it finally happened with our town of caledonia, our board of alderman, our mayor.

Lots of people made this soccer complex happen and we're so thankful for it."

Dozens were there this morning to participate in a ribbons cutting ceremony officially opening the new complex// christmas caroling in georgia takes on a whole new meaning for one neighborhood// we'll explain the message these fine folks are trying to spread when we come back// potholes// the magnolia state isn't the only state with road problems// one neighborhood in atlanta takes a festive approach to reach out to their city leaders on fixing their potholes// adam murphy reports// the holiday season brings people together, including neighbors meeting neighbors for the most unlikely occasion.

Neighbors gathered on archwood drive in atlanta to celebrate the first annual caroling for a cause.

They wrote their own lyrics about a christmas tree in a pothole.

"those lights keep people from falling in," homeowner sharon magruder said.

Decorated with lights and ornaments, neighbors placed the tree here in hopes that the county would join them and fix the sinkhole.

"instead of being negative and screaming and stomping our feet and being ugly about it why not have fun with it and still get attention and get the job done so it's not so dangerous for the neighborhood," magruder said.

"i can see down five or six feet of hollowed out area beneath there," homeowner peter west said.

So, while the neighborhood waits for the county to fix the hole.

They can only hope for a christmas miracle.

"we'd love to have a new road," west said.

A spokesperson for the county sent cbs46 the following statement about safety measures being taken: "roads and drainage crews will fill in the hole with an asphalt patch when the weather permits.

In the meantime, the county has secured the site with barricades and safety tape to alert motorists and pedestrians.

The county will continue to monitor the situation until the street is repaved."

The pothole has since been temporarily fixed and plans are under way to repave the temperatures will return to near normal this week with highs in the 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

We'll have a mix of sun and clouds to start the week before rain chances increase by thursday and into the weekend.

Saturday night: mostly clear and cold.

Lows will be near freezing, but some areas could stay just above it.

Conditions should be okay for the viewing of the leonid meteor shower.

Sunday: a mix of sun and clouds through the day.

Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60.

Winds will be generally light out of the southwest.

Sunday night: clouds will continue to filter in as temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30s.

Monday-wednesday: some clouds will linger into the start of the week, but we'll still see some sunshine.

Highs will be back into the low to mid 60s by the middle of the week with morning lows in the 40s.

Thursday-saturday: a cold front will approach the area which will increase rain chances.

It's a bit too early to pin down specifics, but off- and-on showers are certainly possible as we end the week and start the weekend.

Temperatures will cool back down behind the front, with weekend highs in the low 50s.

Temperatures will return to near normal this week with highs in the 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

We'll have a mix of sun and clouds to start the week before rain chances increase by thursday and into the weekend.

Saturday night: mostly clear and cold.

Lows will be near freezing, but some areas could stay just above it.

Conditions should be okay for the viewing of the leonid meteor shower.

Sunday: a mix of sun and clouds through the day.

Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60.

Winds will be generally light out of the southwest.

Sunday night: clouds will continue to filter in as temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30s.

Monday-wednesday: some clouds will linger into the start of the week, but we'll still see some sunshine.

Highs will be back into the low to mid 60s by the middle of the week with morning lows in the 40s.

Thursday-saturday: a cold front will approach the area which will increase rain chances.

It's a bit too early to pin down specifics, but off- and-on showers are certainly possible as we end the week and start the weekend.

Temperatures will cool back down behind the front, with weekend highs in the low 50s.

Temperatures will return to near normal this week with highs in the 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

We'll have a mix of sun and clouds to start the week before rain chances increase by thursday and into the weekend.

Saturday night: mostly clear and cold.

Lows will be near freezing, but some areas in the last decade, alabama is 4-0 when it comes to winning games after suffering a loss in tuscaloosa two of those wins were against mississippi state after alabama had lost to l-s-u the week before even with starting quarterback tua tagovailoa marked as a game day decision...head coach nick saban would look to repeat history in starkville against mississippi state military appreciation day at davis wade....members from each different branch parachuting in....kicking off the big game between mississippi state and alabama nightmare start for the bulldogs.....bama leading 7- 0...quarterback tommy stevens picked off by alabama linebacker shane lee....lee with a decent return, puts alabama back in striking distance... very next play...quarterba ck tua tagovaila finds running back najee harris in stride for the touchdown....14-0 alabama 3 minutes into the ball game bulldogs settle in, get an answer....steven s with the keeper, 30 yards upfield to get the bulldogs into enemy territory ---leads to a running back kylin hill 1-yard touchdown...bull dogs cut into the deficit, 14-7 --alabama offense turns it up --2 and forever....tagova iloa to harris....pickup of 23 yards.....and the harris drive continues....punc hes it in for the touchdown...his third of the day.....alabama up 21-7 --and adding more....tagovailo a drops back, finds wide receiver jaylen waddle wide open on the left sideline for the 35 yard touchdown... --but the story of the game, 35-7 alabama....tagova iloa flushed out of the pocket...takes a hit, throws the ball away....but the heisman contender shaken up on the play....would stay down for a few minutes, but when finally standing up, unable to put any weight on his right leg --nick saban saying it was a hip injury...tua carted off, helicoptered to st vincent's medical center in birmingham alabama the crimson tide able to pull out the team's 12th straight victory against mississippi state,, 38-7 the bulldogs fall to 4-6 overall with two chances left on the team's schedule to clinch a bowl game...here's what the bulldogs had to say on msu's bowl eligibility after the game "we have confidence every week.

We went into this week with confidence.

Obviously the kids are down, and they should be.

They're never going to be pleased with a loss but we're going to come into tomorrow and watch film and get better off it.

Reload, and get ready for abilene christian, work to be 1-0 next week and get win number five."

"gotta win.

We have to come in every day and work.

Not overlook anyone.

Not overlook abilene christian, not overlook ole miss.

Just come in every day with a positive mindset, know they we have to get these two if we're going to make a bowl, so that's what we're going to do."

"like coach said in the locker room, just continue to compete.

I mean, we have a lot to play for this season.

We get two more wins, two more home games to get an opportunity to be bowl eligible.

That's what this team is trying to be.

That's something we continue to work on in practice, to get bowl eligible, and get an opportunity for another game."

Alabama released a statement from the team's orthapedic surgeon, dr.lyle cain confirming that quarterback tua tagovailoa will be out for the remainder of the season after sustaining a right hip dislocation dr.cain also saying tagovailoa is expected to make a full recovery.

Ole miss faces its toughest opponent next...first ranked lsu in oxford...highligh ts ole miss with only two chances left to secure it's first bowl game since 2015... not an easy road for the rebels hosting the number one team in the country in l-s-u especially againt lsu quartberback and the heisman frontrunner, joe burrow off to a hot start...1st quarter 1st drive for the tigers.

Joe burrow play action fake finds wide receiver ja'marr chase over the middle for a big gain and a 1st down.

Later that drive, burrow scrambling and finds chase again wide open for a touchdown!!

Lsu up 7-0 early.

Still 1st, quarterback john rhys plumlee hits wide receiver elijah moore in the flats who cuts left, runs the width of the field, cuts right and gets a 1st down!!

Rebs go onto punt.

Lsu ball.

Burrow hands the ball off to running back tyrion davis-price who runs it in for a touchdown!!

Lsu goes up 14-0.

2nd quarter.

Tigers ball again.

Burrow drops back, searching for a wr and finds one in chase again for his 2nd touchdown of the game!!

Tigers go up 21-0.

Later in the 2nd.

Lsu ball again.

Burrow throws one down the sideline to wide receiver racey mcmath who goes up and makes the grab!!!

A couple plays later.

Burrow throws to receiver justin jefferson who hits the outside and scores a td!!

Tigers go up 28-0 in the 2nd quarter.

Rebs look to respond.

Rb jerrion ealy gets the handoff and bursts through a hole for a 60 yard rush.

That will set up the rebs for this plumlee read option touchdown!!

The rebs trail 28-7.

Another dominating performance for burrow leads runs the tigers right over the rebels, xx-xx burrow finishing with...515 yds and 5 touchdowns ole miss plays it final game next, the egg bowl, at missisisppi state on thanksgiving day 2-shot pigs might not fly, but lilou the therapy pig wants to make air travel less stressful// the five-year-old juliana pig and her owner are part of san francisco airport's 'wag brigade' - a program that brings trained therapy animals to the airport, to cheer passengers up and help ease travel anxieties// dressed in a pilot's cap and with her toenails painted bright red, lilou breezes through the metal detector at airport

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