WXVT News 4/29/16

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Stress Awareness Month

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YOU SHOULD TAKE TIME TO RELAX BECAUSE APRIL IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH.
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THE MONTH IS ALL ABOUT INCREASING GENERAL AWARENESS
ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF CHRONIC STRESS AND THE DAMAGING EFFECTS.
A RECENT SURVEY BY “STRESS IN AMERICA” FINDS
66 PERCENT OF ADULTS SAY MONEY IS A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF STRESS,
WHILE 53 PERCENT SAY FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES CAUSES STRESS.
SONIA WASHINGTON IS A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN
AT DELTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN GREENVILLE.
SHE EXPLAINS HOW YOU CAN FIND WAYS TO LESSEN STRESS IN YOUR LIFE.
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<“Stress affects the entire body, not just your brain or your heart. . . As well as meditation and relaxation”>. Sonia Washington, Behavioral Health Technician
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THE MOST COMMON WAYS PEOPLE MANAGE STRESS ARE EXERCISING,
LISTENING TO MUSIC, AND SURFING THE INTERNET.

Execution Bill

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IN STATE NEWS:
SENATE BILL 22-37 IS HEADED TO MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT FOR HIS APPROVAL OR VETO.
UNDER THE BILL, NAMES OF PRISON EMPLOYEES AT AN EXECUTION
AND IN-STATE PROVIDERS OF LETHAL DRUGS MUST REMAIN SECRET.
IT ALSO KEEPS THE NAMES OF EXECUTION WITNESSES SECRET,
LIKE MEMBERS OF A VICTIM’S OR INMATE’S FAMILY.
HOUSE AND SENATE NEGOTIATORS REMOVED A PROVISION
THAT WOULD’VE ALLOWED THE STATE TO EXECUTE PRISONERS USING A FIRING SQUAD.

Patio Fire

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THERE’S ANOTHER HOUSE FIRE TO TELL YOU ABOUT IN GREENVILLE.
THE FIRE HAPPENED MONDAY NIGHT IN THE 900 BLOCK OF NORTH BROADWAY STREET.
FIREFIGHTERS WORKED QUICKLY TO PUT OUT A SMALL FIRE ON THE PATIO.
ACCORDING TO GREENVILLE FIRE CHIEF RUBEN BROWN,
THE FIRE WAS CAUSED BY A CIGARETTE THAT WAS LEFT ON A COUCH.
THE HOUSE SUFFERED FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE.

House Fire

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A HOUSE IS BADLY DAMAGED AFTER IT GOES UP IN FLAMES.
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TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO SENT IN FROM THE GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
IT SHOWS THE KITCHEN COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
THE FIRE HAPPENED SATURDAY MORNING IN THE 700 BLOCK OF SOUTH COLORADO STREET.
WHEN FIRE CREWS ARRIVED, THEY SAW HEAVY SMOKE COMING FROM THE HOUSE.
ACCORDING TO FIRE CHIEF RUBEN BROWN,
THE FIRE STARTED IN THE KITCHEN AFTER THE HOMEOWNER LEFT FOOD UNATTENDED.
IT TOOK CREWS ABOUT SEVEN MINUTES TO PUT OUT THE HEAVY FLAMES.
NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

Missing Child

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A CLARKSDALE FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP IN FINDING A LOVED ONE.
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15-YEAR-OLD ELBONIE EVANS HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE THURSDAY NIGHT.
FAMILY MEMBERS SAY SHE WAS LAST SEEN OUTSIDE OF HER HOUSE
AROUND ONE O’CLOCK EARLY MORNING IN THE 600 BLOCK OF BOLIVAR AVENUE.
NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SAW THE GIRL GET INTO A SILVER PONTIAC BONNEVILLE WITH A TALL BLACK MAN.
ELBONIE EVANS IS DESCRIBED AS A 5-3 BLACK FEMALE, WEIGHING AROUND 216 POUNDS.
SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A DARK BLUE SHIRT AND PANTS WITH BLACK TENNIS SHOES.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, CALL THE CLARKSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Greenville Shooting

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AN AUTOPSY RESULT SHOWS HOW A MAN IN GREENVILLE DIED
AFTER POLICE FOUND HIS BODY ON THE SIDEWALK.
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ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE, CHARLES LATTIMORE DIED
FROM BLUNT TRAUMA TO THE HEAD AND A BROKEN NECK, NOT A GUNSHOT WOUND.
THE INCIDENT HAPPENED SATURDAY MORNING IN THE 100 BLOCK OF NORTH HINDS STREET.
POLICE SAY THEY DO HAVE A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE.