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Columbus, Lowndes County youth learn lessons in firefighting, life

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-06-10 18:55:52

SUMMARY: In Columbus, Mississippi, the Columbus Fire and Rescue and the Columbus and Girls Club are hosting a Junior Fire Academy to educate youth on firefighting and essential skills. Participants meet personnel from various emergency services and learn about first-aid, fire safety, teamwork, and handling emotions. They are taught when to call 911 and the importance of safety equipment at home. Fire Chief Duane Hughes emphasized the impact of advocating for fire safety to their . The academy will continue through Wednesday at the Columbus Boys and Girls Club.

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Hot temperatures and sunshine for Father’s Day – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – McKinley Dean – 2024-06-15 17:36:03

SUMMARY: In Columbus, Mississippi, a warm and mild Saturday evening is expected, with temperatures in the low to mid-70s overnight. For Father's Day, expect higher temperatures in the upper 90s and increased humidity, leading to heat index values possibly reaching triple digits. Most will remain dry, though a stray shower is possible in the evening. Next will continue to be warm and humid with temperatures staying in the 90s and chances of rain in the first half. For outdoor activities, staying hydrated and using sunscreen is recommended.

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Multiple arrests are made in a Pickens County homicide case

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www.wcbi.com – Grace Brister – 2024-06-15 15:30:17

SUMMARY: Investigators in Pickens County, Alabama, obtained Capital Murder warrants for five individuals, two juveniles, a homicide case. The arrests occurred after the Pickens County Sheriff's Office was alerted by the Greene County Sheriff's Office about a potential homicide on May 25. Authorities identified and located a vehicle in Shelby County. Curtis Peebles, Jr. of Aliceville, Gregory Jones, Jr. of Livingston, Kenneth Duncan, Jr. of Aliceville, and two juveniles were and booked into the Pickens County Jail. For updates, follow WCBI on Facebook and Twitter.

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OCSD is asking for help locating a shooting suspect

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www.wcbi.com – Grace Brister – 2024-06-15 15:23:45

SUMMARY: The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance in locating 43-year-old Jermaine Mckinney from Beasley Road in Pheba. Mckinney, described as an African-American male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds, is wanted in connection with a shooting and burglary incident on 16th Section Road that occurred Friday morning. Authorities warn that he should not be approached as he is considered dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department or OCSD investigations unit. For ongoing updates, follow WCBI on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

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