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WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/10/2020

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WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/10/2020
WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/10/2020
WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/10/2020

More heartache along the hurricane- battered gulf coast.éé heavy rain and strong winds are are again pounding coastal louisiana and portions of texas and mississippi after hurricane delta became the átenthá named storm to hit the u-s mainland this year.éé cbs's mireya villarreal is in charles, louisiana.éé script: hurricane delta blew making landfall friday night as a category two storm - drenching the gulf coast with torrents of rain.

Nats...fish in the road...the storm surge is coming and there's just fish swimming up the road.

Delta's winds topped out at 100 miles per hour, knocking out electricity to hundreds of thousands of people.

Many of them still feeling battered by hurricane laura, six weeks ago.

áthatá storm followed nearly the same path as delta, and left nearly every building and home in lake charles, louisiana damaged.

It's hitting probably like 15 miles from where it hit originally.

So we're really worried about how our house is doing right now.

This morning 25- hundred members of louisiana's national guard are fanning out to help in hard hit areas.

This is a very tough time, but we also know the people of louisiana and southwest louisiana are very tough and resilient and faithful and were gonna get them through this.

Delta is the fourth named storm to hit louisiana this year.

13:27:25 the need is enormous.... blue tarps on every roof.

It's just devastating.

13:27:40 darren worthington is a minister in lake charles... his church coordinates relief efforts.

And while he's confident his city can bounce back, he admits this string of storms has been tough.

13:26:46 when did you start to feel that anxiety?

I actually said, it's 2020... it's been that kind of year, it's been that kind of year.

13:26:58.

While the remnants of what once was hurricane delta continue to move out of the area, we are still going to see a few showers and some breezy winds tonight into sunday.

After that, clear skies return as temperatures warm back up into the 80s.

Saturday night: rain showers continue off-and- on tonight as mostly cloudy conditions persist.

Temperatures will fall to the mid and upper 60s with breezy southerly winds.

Sunday: a few showers will be possible for the first half of sunday, but overall, we'll start to slowly dry out.

Skies will likely remain mostly cloudy, but we could see a peek of sunshine department of health officials are reporting 957 new cases of covid-19 with 16 new deaths.éé there are 21 new cases among long term care facilities within the state.

éé the total number of cases is more than 104-thousand with more than 3- thousand deaths.

éé it's presumed that more than thousand 90- thousand mississippians have recovered from the virus.

éé tupelo's oldest restaurant is still coping with covid- 19.

éé wcbi's chad groening has more.

éé customers lining up outside johnnie's drive-in as their orders are delivered curbside.

While many other restaurants in tupelo and northeast mississippi have reopened their dining rooms, johnnie's is still curbside only.

"we feel like with government mandates and as small as johnnie's is on the inside with the six foot social distancing that it was just better for us just to run curb service and car hops and call in orders just because that's what we mostly do anyway.

So it really hasn't been a bad transition for us you know we get few people who want to come inside but once we explain it to them they sort of really understand.

So it's worked out okay for us."

Craig white, who co-owns johnnie's along with his wife christy admits that part of his business comes from the tourists who want to see history.

"it's the oldest restaurant in tupelo.

Elvis ate here as a child so we got the tourist part of it.

We have lost a good bit of that because of the travel bans and stuff.

" white says they are eager to open their dining room back up, but won't do so until they can have 100- percent capacity and no more social distancing.

"i believe they'll get it under control we've just got to find the right way to do it.

And of course i guess everybody really don't anybody know what to do.

We just have to do what we feel we have to do."

So for now johnnie's drive-in will remain strictly that.

Chad groening, wcbi news, tupelo.

And johnnie's drive will officially celebrate it's 75th anniversary one week from today.

éé a starkville family learned their 18 month old daughter had a form of pediatric cancer back in 2018.

éé but now the scans have come back clear and she's cancer free.éé just two years ago reagan bradford was diagnosed with b- cell lymphoma.

éé on monday, doctors told parents t.j.

And joy bradford their now 3 year old daughter is completely done with treatment.

éé and to celebrate the great news, the couple invited family, friends and neighbors for a drive thru celebration.

éé dozens stopped by to share well wishes, gifts, and pictures with the family.

éé the bradford's say this was one of the toughest moments to experience but their extremely blessed reagan came out victorious .

éé " it was challenging probably the most challenging thing i've ever experienced in life but we see god's hand every step of the way literally he's been faithful literally the things that they promised she experience she did it she took it in stride she did it with grace."

" it's one of those things that you never think can happen to you or your family but god's been faithful god's been with us every step of the way he's given us peace and just people encouraging us and just being around us that's a real big thing to have.

People are just coming by and celebrating that little rockstar of a girl and his blessings to our heart for people who come by who have called and just checking in did you say she is a survivor."

You can see the full story on reagan's journey on our website at wcbi dot com.

éé at the white house, president trump made his first public appearance since he tested positive for the coronavirus.

éé in the event called " a peaceful protest for law and order", the president discussed the coronavirus, racial justice, the economy and his democratic opponent joe biden.éé cbs news correspondent michael george reports from new york.

éé first of all i'm feeling great i don't know about you how is everyone doing five days after leaving the hospital, president trump spoke from the white house balcony, addressing conservative supporters gathered on the south lawn.

''we're starting very big with our rallies and with our everything because we cannot allow our country to become a socialist nation.'' his remarks focused largely on the november third election, but the president touched on the coronavirus that landed him in the hospital just over a week ago.

''science, medicine will eradicate the china virus once and for all.

We'll get rid of it all over the world.'' as he resumes public events, it's not clear if the president has tested negative on friday night, he appeared in what was billed as a "remote medical evaluation" by doctor marc siegel, a fox news medical contributor.

"are you tested?

I heard you said you were going to be test again today...have you been re-tested?"

"i have been re- tested, and i haven't even found out numbers or anything yet, but i've been re-tested and i know i'm at either the bottom of the scale or free."

Democratic nominee joe biden said the president needs to be open about his status ''that he is clear, that he is not a spreader.'' later, biden held a campaign event in erie, pennylvania.

''you're facing real challenges and the last thing you need is a president who exacerbates them.'' "president trump is recovering from coronavirus and so is america."

A new trump campaign ad focuses on the covid 19 pandemic infectious disease doctor anthony fauci is also in the ad and appears to praise the president "president trump tackled the virus head on as leaders should "i can't imagine that anybody could be doing more.'' but in that interview excerpt fauci is talking about the white house coronavirus taskforce, not the president.

Michael george/cbs news.

President trump president trump plans to hold his first official campaign rally since his release from the hospital a monday night event in sanford, florida, near orlando.

ééé we have an exclusive first look at the future of high speed rail travel amtrak's new, faster, acela.éé that story after the break.

éé we have an exclusive first look at the future of high speed rail travel , amtrak's new, faster, acela.

éé the rollout continues, despite word from amtrak that 24- hundred more employees face possible layoffs because of the pandemic.éé that's in addition to furloughs affecting about two- thousand employees that started last week.

éé kris van cleave visited the colorado facility where testing is taking place.

éé that is the sound of speed&next year america's fastest train will start rolling down the tracks between boston, new york and washington at up to 160 miles an hour.

And&we're getting a first look at the new acela as it undergoes speed testing at this sprawling 30- thousand acre facility outside pueblo colorado.

It's going to be a game changer for many people.

Amtrak vice president caroline decker kvc: why can't the us have as fast trains as other countries?

áá cd: in europe and in asia, you have a lot of infrastructure, a lot of right of ways that were built specifically for these designated high speed corridors.

The northeast corridor, which in many areas is more than 100 years old, was never designed for high speed trains.

The new trains will be 10 miles an hour faster than the current 20 year old high speed fleet.

Amtrak hopes to shave about 15 minutes off a trip between dc and boston, while carrying 25% more passengers and using 20% less engery.

Nats built by alstom in hornell new york, the new acela is part of a 2.4 billion dollar modernization effort that is continuing despite the pandemic and amtrak's decision to furlough or layoff more than 2000 employees.

Kvc given the pandemic, given the plummeting demand, why move forward with this project now?

áá cd we have to look to the future.

We owe it to the generations of americans that are here 10 years, 20 years from now kris: even as the new acela is racing down these test tracks at up to 165 mph, the coronavirus is forcing some redesigns on the inside of the train dc: we are improving some of the design looking at air conditioning, airflow dc: its airflows, its touchless, its installing sanitizing stations.

It's all those things.

The train meets stronger crash worthiness standards while promising a smoother ride.

On the inside it boasts improved wifi, and a host of contactless features including a self-service caf?

Car and a touchless restroom.

Kris van cleave, cbs news, pueblo colorado.

While the remnants of what once was hurricane delta continue to move out of the area, we are still going to see a few showers and while the remnants of what while the remnants of what once was hurricane delta continue to move out of the area, we are still going to see a few showers and some breezy winds tonight into sunday.

After that, clear skies return as temperatures warm back up into the 80s.

Saturday night: rain showers continue off-and- on tonight as mostly cloudy conditions persist.

Temperatures will fall to the mid and upper 60s with breezy southerly winds.

Sunday: a few showers will be possible for the first half of sunday, but overall, we'll start to slowly dry out.

Skies will likely remain mostly cloudy, but we could see a peek of sunshine or two before sunset.

Thanks to the clouds, highs will only be in the mid to upper 70s.

Monday: mostly sunny skies make a comeback for monday as temperatures climb higher than we've seen in the past several weeks.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, with a few spots even getting close to 90.

No rain is expected and, other than the heat, it'll be a nice day.

Tuesday-thursday: a weak cold front will clear the area on monday, bringing our temperatures closer to normal for the middle of the week.

Highs will be in the low 80s with overnight lows in the 50s.

Overall, a perfect stretch of weather!

Friday-saturday: yet another cold front moves through on friday, bringing the chance of some isolated showers on friday.

Temperatures will dip once again, with highs only in the upper 60s to low 70s for friday and saturday.

Saturday morning's low will be in the low 40s, which could bring us some patchy frost.

To get the latest forecast anytime, download the wcbi news app or visit our website at wcbi.com/weather.

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While the remnants of what once was hurricane delta continue to move out of the area, we are still going to see a few showers and some breezy winds tonight into sunday.

After that, clear skies return as temperatures warm back up into the 80s.

Saturday night: rain showers continue off-and- on tonight as mostly cloudy conditions persist.

Temperatures will fall to the mid and upper 60s with breezy southerly winds.

Sunday: a few showers will be possible for the first half of sunday, but overall, we'll start to slowly dry out.

Skies will likely remain mostly cloudy, but we could see a peek of sunshine or two before sunset.

Thanks to the clouds, highs will only be in the mid to upper 70s.

Monday: mostly sunny skies make a comeback for monday as temperatures climb higher than we've seen in the past several weeks.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, with a few spots even getting close to 90.

No rain is expected and, other than the heat, it'll be a nice day.

Tuesday-thursday: a weak cold front will clear the area on monday, bringing our temperatures closer to normal for the middle of the week.

Highs mississippi state and kentucky facing off in lexington...highlig hts from the road game, next in sports over in lexington, mississippi state and kentucky facing off in week three of s-e-c play the bulldogs trying to correct some offensive errors that costs them what could have been the team's first home win of the season against arkansas last week however, those mistakes followed m-s-u to lexington on full display as bulldog quarterbacks through interception after interception kylin hill suited up and ready to get back to work for m-s-u..a good sign for the outing in kentucky 2nd quarter..12 and change to go...quarterback terry wilson finds te keaton upshaw for the 12 yard touchdown...wildc ats take a 7-0 lead after the xp under 7 minutes in the 2nd...msu qb kj costello throws and is picked off by defensive end joshua paschal ...returns that for 76 yards...kentucky in scoring position next kentucky possession...wildc ats capitalize off the turnover...rb christopher rodriguez takes it in for the 2-yard score...kentucky in the lead 14-zip right before halftime...costello scrambles...throw s...connects with wide receiver malik heath for 23 yards and a 1st down..bulldogs in the redzone bulldogs with a chance...costello drops back and is intercepted by jamin davis... wildcats go into the break up 14- nothing 3rd quarter....12 to go....msu on offense...costello throws and finds rb kylin hill for the 7 yard pick-up and a first down however...msu cant make something happen...costello throws and is picked off again!!

His third int of the night by kelvin joseph... interceptions completely plaguing the bulldogs for the second week in a row kj costello finishing the outing going 26-55 for 232 yards and four picks will rogers also picking up an two interceptions for six total next, the bulldogs return home to play 21st ranked texas a&m next weekend let's see how the aggies played today ahead of that game in starkville next week...4th ranked florida at 21st ranked texas a&m 1st quarter, 7:30 to go...florida quarterback kyle trask finds tight end kyle pitts for a 5 yard touchdown...florid a up 7-0 2nd quarter under 5 in the half...after some back and forth...r-b nay'quan wright takes it in for the 1-yard score...florida up 21-14 to take the lead at halftime second half...3rd quarter and under 10 remaining...trask throws deep...connects with wide receiver kadarius toney to take a 28-17 lead..toney's second touchdown of the game later in the third..about 4 and a half to go...aggies running back isaiah spiller finds some room to get into the endzone...3 yard touchdown...aggie s cut it to 28-24 florida in the lead 4th quarter...12:45 to go...spiller takes the handoff..trucks a defender and goes 19 yards for the score...aggies get the team's first lead of the game, 31-28 10 minutes in the half..send in florida kicker evan mcpherson to tie it up with a 53 yard field goal...game knotted at 31 under 9 minutes to go....kellen mond back to pass...throws and is caught by wr ainais smith for 11 yds...ball is dropped and florida recovers... gators take over...caps off the turnover...trask finds rb dameon pierce for the 1 yard touchdown...florid a takes the lead 38- 31 however, it's the aggies that are able to pull off the upset and come away with the 41-38 win off a winning field goal... aggies qb kellen mond finishing with 338 yards and 3 touchdowns on the outing an absolute thriller going down in oxford between ole miss and the 2nd ranked team in the nation alabama...first half highlights when we come back earlier this week alabama head coach nick saban referred to ole miss as one of the best offensive teams in the country the rebels living up to that statement in the match-up in oxford against 2nd ranked alabama because ladies and gentlemen if you're a fan of touchdowns than do i have the game for you let's get to oxford alabama and ole miss facing off in vaught-hemingway stadium for the first time since 2018 1st quarter..no score...first thirty seconds.qb matt corral long bomb to te kenny yeboah for 52 yards.

Down inside the 5 1st quarter..just two plays later, corral fake draw and passes to yeboah for the 6 yard td!!

7-0 ole miss 1st quarter..alabama answers.

9 and a half to go...alabama qb mac jones td pass to wr devonta smith ..game tied up at 7 2 to go in the 1st..bama driving again....rebels force a fumble...return for 6 yards and get out of a jam...still 7 all first 2 minutes of the 2nd quarter....rb jerrion ealy 2 yard td run...ole miss takes the lead 14-7 against the crimson tide alabama has the answer..8 and a half in the 2nd...jones finds smith for a 30 yard pickup and a first down same drive...bama rb brian robinson jr runs it in for the td 14-14 tie ole miss late in the 2nd....ole miss rb snoop conner long run for a 4th down conversion next play....snoop conner td and does snow angels....21-14 ole miss angels....21-14 ole miss bama answers right before halftime....alabama najee harris 3 yard td run 21-21 tie ole miss and alabama go into halftime all knotted up at 21 we're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have a final look at

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