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WCBI NEWS at 10 - 09/01/2020
WCBI NEWS at 10 - 09/01/2020
WCBI NEWS at 10 - 09/01/2020

Thanks for staying up with us tonight, i'm cash matlock.

A slight increase in new covid-19 cases, today, in mississippi.

The mississippi state department of health reports 634 new cases and 20 deaths.

Eight of those fatalities occurred in the wcbi viewing area... hospital numbers continue to improve in the state.

802 people are hospitalized with confirmed or suspected coronavirus symptoms. 207 patients are in i.c.u.

In our area... lee and lafayette counties have the most new cases today with 34.

Itawamba is reporting 24 and oktibbeha county has 20.

Some of those cases are being reported on the state's college campuses now that students have returned for the fall semester.

Let's start by clarifying some terms that a lot of folks have been using interchangeably.

Quarantine is for folks who have been exposed to covid-19.

Isolation is for those with a confirmed case of the virus.

Courtney ann jackson explains how ole miss is handling those cases.

Ole miss currently has 290 active covid-19 cases.280 of those among students.

There are designated on- campus isolation and quarantine spaces.

29 students are in on-campus isolation and 57 of them in designated quarantine space.

Notice that means 251 of those who've tested positive are isolating off campus.

That same option is given to those quarantining.

"we advise our students to consult with their families about their options."

Anne lea, student: "that's not an option for some, i know people who live in new york and they can't go home you know."

But the on campus tally doesn't account for some who are quarantined temporarily.

"when three cases emerge within a group, such as a floor in a residence hall, then that is defined as an outbreak.

And when an outbreak occurs then everybody within the group needs to quarantine in place temporarily while we can conduct contact tracing."

The university's covid-19 dashboard also gives insight on how much space they have left on campus for isolation and quarantine needs.

They point out that it will constantly change as students roll off the list and others on.

But i asked..

"what's the contingency?"

"we are looking at a wide range of options.

So, we are talking with local hotels.

We have been doing that for a while.

We're talking with local apartment owners about space that might be available.

And that's one of the key measures that we're looking at to assess our ability to respond."

Any changes past that?

Well, they're looking at several factors.

"there's not any one indicator that we may need to take additional steps."

Mississippi state university is contracting with two hotels adjacent to the campus as their quarantine/isolati on housing.

First look stinger summary: summer- like weather is set to continue during the first week of september.

The highest odds of rain through friday will be just to the northwest of the wcbi-tv coverage area but some showers and storms are still possible here.

Slightly drier air is expected for saturday and sunday.

Additional rain & storm storm are possible early next week.

Tuesday night: isolated showers and storms fade away during the evening.

Turning mostly clear to partly cloudy overnight.

Lows in the mid to low 70s with ssw winds between 2-7 mph.

Wednesday: a mix of cloud & sun with high humidity.

Just a 20% chance of a few showers or isolated storms. highs in the low to mid 90s with heat indices in the low 100s.

Winds sw 5-15 mph.

The nation's top health officials say a safe labor the nation's top health officials say a safe labor day weekend will be key to containing the spread of covid this fall.

Previously, cases surged following memorial day and the fourth of july.

And tonight re- opening schools remains a major issue nationwide.

Here's cbs's meg oliver.

Today new york mayor bill de blasio struck a deal with the teachers union delaying in-person learning for 11 days... to better prepare buildings.

We're going to be looking constantly for any signs of a challenge we have to address.

Education will be in flux until there's a vaccine...today a first look at how one might be distributed.

A national association of scientists proposed a four phase plan that starts with health care workers and first responders.

Meantime, hot spots continue to emerge ...iowa is in the grip of coronavirus&on average, nearly 20 percent of tests are positive.

As schools struggle to return in person...in salinas, california - a snapshot of the digital divide of students left behind by covid: two little girls doing their schoolwork outside a taco bell -so they can get access to wifi.

After it went viral, strangers came to their rescue, raising more than 100-thousand dollars to help them and their mother, who are homeless.

Meg : "will every student have a device before you start all over next week?

"well, there are still arriving by truck daily.

" few places know the digital divide more than cleveland.

Last spring 40 percent of families didn't have access to high speed internet and two thirds didn't have a device to connect.

Superintendent eric gordon has been working all summer to put a device in every students hand.

That's an 18 million dollar investment that we did not plan for but had to happen.

But we're also working on a long term permanent solution to make the internet a utility and not a luxury, because i don't plan to be the superintendent that goes door to door collecting hot spots back once it's over and saying we're unplugging you again, we have to solve this problem permanently.

Wcbi update stinger goes here starkville city leaders vote 5 to 2 to raise taxes in the city.

Taxes will be raised 19 percent.

City leaders are anticipating losing about 880 thousand dollars in sales tax.

Half of the tax increase will be to support a grant the city received.

The other half will help make-up for the shortfall.

Winona leaders will also held a public hearing tonight to discuss the town's budget and possible tax increase.

Off top two people, including a child, are dead after a shooting in new albany yesterday.

Police say they were dispatched to albany acres apartments around 9 pm.

Once on scene, officers discovered a white hyundai elantra with the body of a juvenile and a wounded female inside.

During the investigation, police received another call from baptist memorial union county informing them that a man had been admitted the e.r.

With a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The female victim, 21-year-old izachia a.

Bogard from holly springs, died from her wounds.

The names of the juvenile and the other male are not being released at this time.

The mississippi bureau of investigation and the union county sheriff's department are assisting with the investigation.

Roll vo in monitor a former church in amory is getting a massive makeover.

Wcbi's allie martin tells us about the project and how it will mean new life for the historic building.

When you drive by the old first christian church, you can't help but notice the ornate, stained glass windows.

Inside, the building is undergoing a major renovation, and when complete, the "windows of amory " will be a cultural, educational and artistic center for the community.

"we are going to get one shot at it and it has to be done right in order to preserve it for another one hundred years."

Steve stockton is president of the non profit group "windows of amory" ten years ago, they purchased the old "first christian church" building, at the corner of 3rd street and 3rd avenue, one block northeast of main street.

"the vision is to utilize this building for performing arts, as well as an event venue for weddings, looking forward to increasing knowledge from this building,having lessons that can taught here for art, and possibly tutoring, wi fi available for students."

The goal is to renovate and repair the structure, while keeping unique features, such as the original floors, pews, hardware and of course, the windows.

John sean kelly is with the lathan company from mobile alabama and he is overseeing work on the stained glass and the wood around it.

He learned the craft from his dad in ireland and says the windows in the old first christian church have been well preserved.

"i'd rate this, the way the glass is and everything, i'd rate this 90 percent, when we're done with it will be one hundred percent."

Stacy forbus is a realtor, insurance agent and board member for windows of amory.

She says the project will have a positive impact on the entire area.

"it brings the community together, gives us something to share a common cord to get involved with, to be a part of."

It is a major project to renovate an historic landmark.

The goal is to have the "windows of amory" opened by the 100 th anniversary of the building.

That would be 2026.

In amory, allie martin, wcbi news stinger wx open summary: summer- like weather is set to continue during the first week of september.

The highest odds of rain through friday will be just to the northwest of the wcbi-tv coverage area but some showers and storms are still possible here.

Slightly drier air is expected for saturday and sunday.

Additional rain & storm storm are possible early next week.

Tuesday night: isolated showers and storms fade away during the evening.

Turning mostly clear to partly cloudy overnight.

Lows in the mid to low 70s stinger wx open summary: summer- like weather is set to continue during the first week of september.

The highest odds of rain through friday will be just to the northwest of the wcbi-tv coverage area but some showers and storms are still possible here.

Slightly drier air is expected for saturday and sunday.

Additional rain & storm storm are possible early next week.

Tuesday night: isolated showers and storms fade away during the evening.

Turning mostly clear to partly cloudy overnight.

Lows in the mid to low 70s with ssw winds between 2-7 mph.

Wednesday: a mix of cloud & sun with high humidity.

Just a 20% chance of a few showers or isolated storms. highs in the low to mid 90s with heat indices in the low 100s.

Winds sw 5-15 mph.

Wednesday night: partly cloudy and reasonably quiet.

While a storm is possible most of the activity should remain just to our northwest.

Lows in the mid to low 70s.

Thursday & friday: partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and storms both days.

Highs in the low 90 with lows in the 70s.

Saturday & sunday: partly cloudy and pretty nice overall.

Slightly lower humidity levels will make it feel a little bit better.

Warm highs in the upper 80s to low 90s with overnight lows in the 60s.

Early next week: a few more showers and storms likely.

Highs in the low 90s with lows moderating back into the 70s.

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Stinger the search continues for a coronavirus vaccine.

We've got the latest information for you next.

Don't go anywhere.

Cash 3 lottery gfx goes here oxford university, in partnership with astrazeneca, started dosing the first volunteers in florida on friday.

Cbs's dr. jon lapook spoke exclusively with the first american in the trial.

23-yr-old jacob serrano is the áfirstá volunteer to be dosed in the u-s with either the oxford- astrazeneca vaccine or a placebo.

He has lost ásevená family members to covid- 19 and says he wants to be part of the solution to save lives - no matter the cost.

I knew there was a risk because it's like - it's a trial, but i'd rather have us one step closer, no matter what it takes.

Serrano was dosed on friday at headlands jem research institute in lake worth, florida& the immune response is very encouraging.

Dr. larry bush is an infectious disease doctor and the lead principal investigator for this trial site.

He says he's optimistic this vaccine is effective.

In the phase one in two trials //, the // vaccine has been proven that not only do you get robust neutralizing antibodies to fight the coronavirus, you get a t cell response, another arm of the immune system // to fight off the cells that do become infected.

That's crucial in treating infections.

Oxford univeristy has been conducting phase three trials in the united kingdom, brazil, and south africa& in earlier phases, there was no evidence the vaccine causes serious reactions.

Headlands research says their focus is on enrolling members of the african- american and the latin-x community who have been disproportionatel y affected by the pandemic the numbers are pointing to those groups of people // becoming infected at a higher rate.//and therefore, that's a group that would highly benefit from vaccination.

Astrazeneca says astrazeneca says it plans to enroll up to 50 thousand participants globally, and is planning to start phase three trials in japan and russia.

The company expects to have late- stage trial results later this year.

Dr. jon lapook cbs news.

Spx open sec football is on the horizon as ole miss kicks off the lane kiffin era with a date with florida september 26th.

But the quarterback starter for the rebs has yet to be announced.

The sec's top rushing qb, true sophomore john rhys plumlee, redshirt sophomore matt corral and others continue to battle it out at fall camp for the starting job.

Head coach lane kiffin says he likes what he's seeing from the group as they near the week one.

"the quarterbacks both made some really big plays and did some really good things.

A lot of the explosive plays we just discussed.

I'm very pleased with their production.

They need to take care of the ball a little bit better but i like where they're going with that."

Over in tuscaloosa, the crimson tide continue getting ready for an upcoming season that's unlike anything we've ever seen.

This has been a wild off season to say the least.

No spring practice and a limited fall camp have made preparations for a 10 game sec slate that much tougher.

But bama players say the coaches have done a good job in helping the team battle all the obstacles so they can hit the gridiron.

"no spring ball.

No class.

We're home for all this time.

We're doing zoom meetings.

I applaud our coaches and the university for how they've handled this because there's so much uncertainty.

Whether that's what we're gonna play, are we gonna play, what's going on outside the world.

This entire social justice movement as well.

And an election year.

I think our coaches and staff have handled it really well as far as preparing us for the best opportunity to be able to play."

Here are some of the times the sec announced.... the rebs host dan mullen and the gators for the season opener sept 26 at 11am on espn.

The following week they play at kentucky at 3pm on sec network.

Then oct 17th, the rebs travel to play arkansas.

What time exactly, we still don't know but it can be anywhere from 11am to 2:30 or 3pm.

Now for the mississippi state, u can watch the state lsu season opener at 2:30 here on wcbi!

The next week they'll be at home against arkansas.

That's at 6:30 on sec network alternate.

October 17 state hosts a&m at a time we'll learn more about moving forward.

Then the dogs will travel to bama october 31st and play at 6pm on espn.

And on nov.

7 state hosts vandy at 3pm on sec network.

In high school football, the mhsaa is working on making a decision on where the high school football state championships will be held.

They were originally planned to be at davis wade stadium this year on december 4th and 5th but the bulldogs now host missouri on the 5th.

Both ole miss and southern miss don't have home games that weekend which make them possible choices.

Celtics and raptors huddle in tunnel prior to game two.

8 - 14 kyle lowry finds serge ibaka for a wing three- pointer.

70 - 66 raptors 14 - 24 pascal siakam finds ibaka on the wing for another triple.

75 - 66 raptors 24 - 30 jayson tatum finds marcus smart for three on the break.

78 - 73 raptors 30 - 35 tatum finds smart cross-court for a wing triple.

80 - 76 raptors 35 - 43 tatum to smart again as the lead is cut to one.

80 - 79 raptors 43 - 51 smart hits a step-back three to tie the game.

82 - 82 tie 104 - 115 marcus smart hits another three, plus the foul.

He would make the free throw.

86 - 85 celtics 127 - 139 : raptors fred vanvleet hits a triple to cut the lead.

95 - 92 celtics 139 - 155 : boston goes up for good as kemba walker hits a step- back jumper.

102 - 99 celtics 155 - 215 : fred vanvleet can't get the last- second jumper to go as the celtics go up 2 - 0 in the series.

Final: 102 - 99 celtics still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights last look.

You are watching wcbi news at ten.

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