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Case hits close to home in Columbus

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www.wcbi.com – Shawanda Jones – 2024-07-03 19:23:55

SUMMARY: The FBI reports nearly half a million go missing annually in the US, with over a million running away from home according to a 2023 study. Mississippi legally charges children for running away, and those harboring them can face charges too. The article discusses Franchesca McCaa, a 16-year-old from Columbus, Mississippi, initially reported missing but confirmed as a runaway by the . Despite contacting her mother, Franchesca claims she does not want to return home. Her mother expresses concern over her safety, citing threats and violence against her daughter, and pleads for community assistance in locating her.

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Sultry couple days ahead – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Charlie Goldstein – 2024-07-13 07:35:30

SUMMARY: In Columbus, Mississippi, temperatures will rise significantly over the and continue into next . Saturday will be sunny with highs possibly reaching 100°F, a high UV index, and moderate humidity. Sunday introduces a slight of rain (20%), with temperatures and heat indices potentially exceeding Saturday's. Nighttime lows will be in the low to mid-70s. As next week begins, upper 90s temperatures will persist with increasing humidity, leading to higher heat stress. Rain chances remain but are likely to occur later in the day, providing minimal relief from the heat. Winds will stay light throughout.

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Tupelo police say it takes team effort to fight human trafficking

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2024-07-12 19:03:40

SUMMARY: Recent arrests of Memphis women Terraneika Poplar and Destiny Plummer in , Mississippi, have highlighted human trafficking concerns. a tip, Tupelo found them with a minor at a motel and charged them with human trafficking. Detective Cassidy Jumper emphasized the stealthy methods traffickers use to lure victims. Lynn Fitch's “Be the Solution” initiative aims to combat human trafficking by involving enforcement, the public, and schools. are urged to monitor their 's social and financial transactions. For assistance and resources, visit the 's website or contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

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LCSD adds two motorcycles to patrol fleet

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www.wcbi.com – Kaitlyn Yeatman – 2024-07-12 18:59:54

SUMMARY: The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi has added two motorcycles to its fleet to address the county's speeding problem. Equipped with radar, sirens, and lights, these motorcycles are intended to enhance public safety. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins highlighted that motorcycles are more discrete than cars, making them effective in neighborhoods for monitoring speeders. Motor Deputy Gabriel Texidor emphasized the bikes' agility in traffic during responses to accidents. The department aims to improve road safety as speeding poses significant risks. Additionally, Lowndes is one of two counties in Mississippi authorized to use radar on enforcement vehicles.

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