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WCBI News at Six - 08/29/20

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WCBI News at Six - 08/29/20
WCBI News at Six - 08/29/20
WCBI News at Six - 08/29/20

The mississippi state department of health reports 735 new cases of covid-19 with14 new deaths.éé there are 24 new cases among long term care facilities within the state.

éé the total number of cases is more than 82-thousand with more than 2- thousand deaths.

éé it's presumed that more than thousand 62- thousand mississippians have recovered from the virus.

éé the lowndes county wic distribution center will remain open through september 30th.

éé mississippi state department of health special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children program placed a note on the door of the food center stating that it would close yesterday.

éé the landlord has agreed to extend the lease which will allow participants to continue to pick up their wic essentials in columbus.

éé itawamba community college has ranked first among all public state two-year institutions.

éé over 7-hundred schools were selected from the list of member institutions in the american association of community colleges.éé the schools were based on cost, financing, education, and career outcomes.éé according to wallethub, community colleges are a great option this year as many individuals are struggling financially during the covid-19 pandemic.éé " you know anytime your get recognized, it's a great day but the wallethub signifies as the number one community college in mississippi.

To me it tells about the great things we've been as an institution our faculty and staff for providing such quality instruction.

We're able to track such quality students.

We're able to send them on to the work place, or university to get their degree and meet their career goals in life.

We do that at a tremendous rate and have tremendous success stories everyday.

So it's an exciting day and something we will continue to strive to get better at what we're doing to serve our students to get them to success everyday.

" icc's tuition has been consistently ranked among the lowest offered by mississippi's 15 community colleges.éé we've been following the updates in the process of selecting a new state flag design.éé the commission narrowed it to two designs.éé courtney ann jackson speaks with the designers of the "new magnolia flag".

éé the new magnolia flag draws from different sources.

Ackerman, mississippi native and resident rocky vaughan is a graphic designer who first started dreaming up a new flag design seven years ago.

Several versions later---there have been some constants.

"it's odd taking credit when there's other inputs in it but i will claim the core ingredients.

I will do that."

His submissions switched the vertical lines he'd been using to horizontal after hearing from the flag expert.

Still... "they've kept the core and i'm pleased to have my name in it.

So, let's hope a mississippian can take it home."

As for the symbolism... "i didn't want to overthink this thing.

I didn't want to overthink it all.

I didn't want to do homework.

I didn't want to spend nights in the library.

I didn't want to do anything.

I don't need help or research to symbolize the magnolia state.

It's already there, right?"

Another designer, sue anna joe is on the list---a greenwood native now living in san francisco.

"i felt like it was my civic duty to contribute because i still love my home state and the people there.

And i wanted to give back something to the place where i grew up."

She, too, knew the symbol she felt represented "home".

"there is the magnolia bloom that's in the middle.

That is my original artwork that i drew on the computer.

In my original design, it's also in the center of the flag but there are some different elements around it."

Kara giles is the other designer.

She's one of the artists brought in by the commission and worked on several designs, both tweaks to submissions and original designs.

She tells us she's proud and humbled to be part of this process.

The public poll is up on the mississippi department of archives and history site now.

éé the commission will select the design to appear on november's ballot next wednesday.éé summary: batches of rain and storms will remain possible over the next 2 days.

Locally heavy rain and gusty winds could occur with any storm.

Lower rain chances settle in for the middle of the coming work week but some rain may still occur.

Slightly cooler and drier air may return by the first part of labor day weekend.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. some locally strong storms with gusty winds are possible.

Lows in the mid to low 70s.

Sunday: partly to mostly cloudy.

A 60-70% chance of rain and storms during the day.

Muggy highs in the upper 80s to around 90.

More storms possible sunday afternoon mississippi power is remembering the 15-year anniversary of mississippi power is remembering the 15-year anniversary of hurricane katrina.éé the damage along the mississippi gulf cost left thousands of people in the dark and without a place to call home.éé the men and women who helped get the lights back on are sharing their stories.

éé you can watch the full video on mississippi power's facebook page.

éé president trump is visiting the hardest hit parts of louisiana and texas today in the aftermath of hurricane laura.éé cbs news correspondent michael george has more from new york.éé president trump touched down in lake charles, louisiana, saturday, two days after hurricane laura ravaged coastal parts of the state and neighboring texas.

The president walked through a neighborhood to survey the immense damage laura left behind.

He visited a local food and water distribution center&and then headed to a nearby firehouse for a briefing.

''our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones.'' hundreds of thousands in the region remain without power or water.

''fema has delivered 2.6 million liters of water and 1.4 million meals, and that's a lot of meals.'' the category four storm's 150 mile an hour winds and heavy rain toppled trees and damaged buildings as far north as central arkansas.

''we have some serious, serious catastropic damage that took place because of this storm.'' now residents are trying to assess... and make sense of... their losses.

Craig barker/ la resident ''this used to be the back of the house.

This is probably not going to be home anymore.'' ''i walked outside this morning and just stood and looked at everything and there was a rainbow and i thought, it's going to be ok, it's going to be ok.'' customs officers went door to door looking for survivors.

More than a dozen people in the region died during and after the storm.

More than half of those were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of power generators.

Michael george/cbs news.

Hurricane laura also killed nearly two dozen people in haiti and the dominican republic before slamming into the u.s.éé folks in amory come together to raise money for the families of two monroe county sheriff's deputies involved in a fatal accident last month.éé wcbi's chad groening was there.éé an antique car show in amory was held to benefit the families of the two monroe county deputies who wer who were hit by a driver during a safety checkpoint the night of july 25th.

Deputy dylan pickle died of his injuries, while deputy zack wilbanks is recovering.

Cody hutson was the event organizer.

"officers and deputies and front line workers and all those people give so much to the community and i just figured it was kind of a way to just give back to them and their familes and help them out during this time of need because if it wasn't for them you know going out every day and protecting us where would we be?"

Monroe county sheriff kevin cook has been impressed with the way the community has come together to support the families.

"and we just appreciate you know people just doing what's on their hearts to do, to give back and to help out and each person has a different way of doing that a different hobby or something that they're interested in and to use it for good, we just appreciate them being willing to do that."

Wilbanks has been overwhelmed by the response, as he continues to recover from his injuries.

"i appreciate our community coming out for a good cause still and everybody coming together."

"we've just been blessed over and over and over by our community the support we've had has just been unbelievable really in light of everything we've been through."

Chad groening, wcbi news, amory.

Actor chadwick boseman, star of the groundbreaking blockbuster "black panther," has died.éé we have a story about the impact he's made after the break.

éé actor chadwick boseman, star of the groundbreaking blockbuster "black panther," has died.éé in addition to playing the comic book hero, boseman portrayed a series of real-life african-american icons.éé boseman taking on many of these roles..

While privately fighting colon cancer.éé chris martinez reports.éé script: he rose to superstardom in ''black panther,'' chadwick boseman played 20th century legends like jackie robinson and james brown.

Boseman died after a four year battle with colon cancer, according to a statement calling him '' a true fighter'', and saying he continued to work while undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy.

The statement said he died at his los angeles home with his wife and family by his side.

Black panther production company marvel studios tweeted: ''our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with chadwick boseman's family.

Your legacy will live on forever.

Rest in peace.'' when the film was released in 2018, boseman was asked what it means for him to be the black panther.

''it's taken on its own meaning right now.

So i'm seeing that it's a cultural experience being the black panther.'

The film became one of the biggest box office hits of all-time& earning more than one- point-three billion dollars worldwide it was also a cultural milestone - a global blockbuster with a nearly all-black cast, and black director.

Audiences had never seen anything like it.

A year earlier, boseman dismissed the idea that football player colin kaepernick's taking a knee during the national anthem was unpatriotic.

''we're in a period of time where people have to decide what is patriotism.

"until black men are not brutalized in the street and treated unfairly, i'm going to acknowledge that it's not doing that.'' the south carolina born actor's breakout role was in ''42'', playing jackie robinson, who broke the color barrier in major league baseball.

Boseman died the same day major league baseball celebrated jackie robinson day.

Chadwick boseman was 43.

For cbs this morning saturday, chris martinez los angeles.

Taking a look at some of the week's top health stories the pandemic may have prevented stroke patients from getting the care they need.éé and a study highlights the dangers of flu season.éé tom hanson has those stories and more.

éé tue0001 twelve percent of people taking a look at some of the week's top health stories the pandemic may have prevented stroke patients from getting the care they need.éé and a study highlights the dangers of flu season.éé tom hanson has those stories and more.

éé tue0001 twelve percent of people hospitalized with the flu experience an acute cardiovascular event, especially heart failure and chest pain from narrowing heart arteries.

That's according to a new c-d-c study involving 80- thousand americans.

Researchers say older age, tobacco use, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney disease increase the risk./// wed0003 patients hospitalized with coronavirus are more than three times more likely to die if they are obese, have high blood pressure or suffer from diabetes, according to louisiana researchers.

The study also found patients with any of these diagnoses were more than twice as likely to be in the icu and nearly 3 times more likely to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome and need a ventilator.

Thu0007 and almost a third fewer stroke patients were admitted to the hospital during the height of the pandemic in march and april.

Researchers believe some patients who were fearful of catching covid-19 may have suffered increased disabilities or more severe complications by not getting stroke treatment right away.

And those are some of the day's top health stories.

Th, cbs news, summary: batches of rain and storms will remain possible over the next 2 days.

Locally heavy rain and gusty winds could occur with any storm.

Lower rain chances settle in for the middle of the coming work week but some rain may still occur.

Slightly cooler and drier air may return by the first part of labor day weekend.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. some locally strong storms with gusty winds are possible.

Lows in the mid to low 70s.

Sunday: partly to mostly cloudy.

A 60-70% chance of rain and storms during the day.

Muggy highs in the upper 80s to around 90.

More storms possible sunday afternoon sunday night: a few showers and storms are possible.

Lows in the mid to low 70s.

Monday: warm & humid with more scattered showers and storms in the region.

The chance of rain is 60%.

Highs in the upper 80s to around 90.

Tuesday-friday: a 30-40% chance of rain and storms each day.

Otherwise partly cloudy and warm with highs mainly in the lower 90s.

Lows in the 70s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app summary: batches of rain and storms will remain possible over the next 2 days.

Locally heavy rain and gusty winds could occur with any storm.

Lower rain chances settle in for the middle of the coming work week but some rain may still occur.

Slightly cooler and drier air may return by the first part of labor day weekend.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. some locally strong storms with gusty winds are possible.

Lows in the mid to low 70s.

Sunday: partly to mostly cloudy.

A 60-70% chance of rain and storms during the day.

Muggy highs in the upper 80s to around 90.

More storms possible sunday afternoon sunday night: a few showers and storms are possible.

Lows in the mid to low 70s.

Monday: mets and marlins players held a moment of silence last night in honor of jackie robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier.

éé the teams then walked off the field, and their game was postponed.éé it was just one of several games called off in protest over the police shooting of jacob blake in kenosha, wisconsin.

éé the n-b-a postponed a ásecondá day of playoff games, but players say they áwill finish the season.á éé cbs's dana jacobson has the story.

éé script: dana: what have the last twenty four hours been like for you?

Andre: like a couple of days, you know, probably got like a week's worth of work done miami heat forward andre iguodala is a 16 year nba veteran.

"there's a real human issue here and we're trying to shed light on that and we're going to try to put things in place to change that.

As vp of the nba players association he's been at the forefront of the players pursuit of racial justice.

It's just heavy on our hearts and it's heavy on our minds.

And the team, the milwaukee bucks//we just stood in solidarity with them and say, we stand with you.

And we came down here for this exact reason dana: what did it come down to for all of you to agree that you wanted to keep playing?

Andre: what it boils down to is, is the platform working for us to get our messages out there.// they've been telling us to shut up and dribble because they don't want us to talk.

//and we realize we can we can have just as much leverage doing both playing and speaking."

As current players like iguodala stand up for their freedoms, there are also those athletes who have been fighting to eradicate racism and injustice for decades.

"it's deja vu for me, you know, to see young individuals to step up to the plate and say, i feel that humanity is far more important than championships at this moment" john carlos is a notable figure in that deep and rich history...in 1968, the olympic sprinter joined tommie smith on the olympic medals podium-- their fists raised in the air in a silent call for equal rights.

"it takes courage to step up and say i refuse to play.

It takes conviction to say i'm here in this game to make change in life for all people, dana: for you to know that in nineteen sixty eight you were protesting the same things that these players today are protesting for you.

Is that frustration or understanding?

What is the emotion?

// carlos: this is not new.

You know, it's been going on like this so long until some people have become numb in terms of saying this is repetitious, so repetitious.

Carlos says he's proud of the players for making their voices heard through action...and hopes the rest of the nation can follow in their footsteps.

You have no choice but to step up now as a collective group because we all feel that same pain.

We all have that same hurt and sorrow.

// "we have some good, honest, decent people in america.

And i don't care what their ethnic background is.

But we need to hear from em.

Jacobson on cam close: carlos told me he loved seeing that snowball-effect with players across sports taking a stand.

As for what's next for the nba, iguodola told me that the next step for players is a direct action plan -- things that they can work on to foster change, including a push for police accountability and voter registration.

As for áwhená the postseason will resume, iguodala told me soon.

The nbs is hoping that will be by saturday.

Dana jacobson, cbs news, boston we're going to take a quick break but when we come back trevor will have a final look at weather.éé stay with

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