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WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/31/20

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WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/31/20
WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/31/20
WCBI NEWS at 10 - 10/31/20

Show open an annual event that honors the king of rock in roll has had to make adjustments this year because of the coronavirus.

éé wcbi's chad groening has more.

éé dancing with the king is an annual dance competition that celebrates the legacy and music of elvis presley while raising money for dance and vocal education scholarships.

Due to the coronvirus this year's event will be virtual with no live audience.

All of the dance couples came to the elvis birthplace home to record their routines.

Tammy wilson is manager of the dance studio which puts on this event every year.

"i think that this year in particular we are limited in activities that people can participate in.

And so we have tried to find ways that people can participate in dance safely however their feelings are about it we still want to have a safe environment for everyone.

And i think that that has provided some relieve from the craziness of the world right now."

Wilson's dance partner in this year's competition is pol solanelles, who is both a student at the dance studio and a doctoral student in business management at ole miss.

He says elvis is very popular in his native spain.

"i remember listening to him when i was kid so when i found out that he was born here and that i had the chance now to dance here it was just really cool."

Another dance couple in this year's event are andrew davis and liz guenter.

Davis is a senior instructor at the dance studio.

He says having a virtual event has changed the feel a little bit.

"because normally we'd be able to perform to his music to a crowd and have crowd response.

But we actually get to do it in the birthplace this year the museum here and everything and it's just a fantastic experience getting to be so near his home and the birthplace.

It's a really good experience."

Guenter is another student at the dance studio, who has particpated in all six dancing with the king events.

"it's wonderful for anyone out there who's watching this who thinks they can't dance.

It's hopefully going to inspire them to come to the studio and try to learn themselve.

Children and everyone needs something uplifting to go on during all these crisis and everything.

And hopefully maybe there's somebody out there that i'll inspire so that's why i wanted to help."

And married couple ginger pizer and john hochberg came up from starkville to compete in this year's competition for the first time.

"it was great to have a dance goal in the middle of all of the situations that are going on to be able to have something to prepare for and perform right now is rare and exciting."

Her husband calls it a great distraction.

"we found that having to peform this routine which contained a lot of things we hadn't done before got us to focus and practice.

And so it's been a good preoccupation other than things like work and obviously the environment we've been forced to live in."

Chad groening wcbi news tupelo.

And the winners of the dancing with the king competition are as follows: amateur couple teens - gage and bella wood amateur couple bronze adult- mark mathven and beth kahn amateur couple silver & above adult- jon hochberg and ginger pizer pro-am teens- andrew davis and bella wood pro-am bronze adult- paul solanelles and tammy wilson pro-am silver & above adult ages 51 and up - aaron smith and laura hudson pro-am silver & above adult ages 20 to 50- andrew davis and liz gunter congratulations to all winners and those who participated.

éé a cold front will move through the area on sunday, bringing cooler air into the area by monday.

We'll slowly warm back up to the 70s by wednesday as skies remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

No rain is expected this week.

Saturday night: the weather looks great for any trick-or-treating tonight, but temperatures will be a bit chilly.

We'll be into the 50s after sunset with a mostly clear sky.

A few clouds are possible after midnight, but no rain is expected.

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before bed, as time there are 824 new covid-19 cases in mississippi, with 6 new deaths.éé the state department of health also reports 595 people are in hospitals with the virus.

éé 171 of those patients are in icu.

éé in our area, lee county has the most new cases with 26 .éé monroe has 17.

éé oktibbeha reports 16.

éé and layfayette has 11.

éé more than 600 participants helped raise money for breast cancer this morning in tupelo.éé dozens visited fair park to participate in the fourth annual hope continues 5k.

éé the local event has replaced the susan g.

Kohman race for the cure.éé all of the money raised stays in north mississippi.

éé in the past three years more than 150-thousand dollars has been raised to pay for much needed mammograms.éé "through those funds there's been a bunch of early malignancies that have been found that could be the difference of life or death for these ladies.

So the funds will be available here soon in your clinics.

If you've never had a mammogram it's time to go get one.

Don't put it off."

Morris says funds from hope continues has paid for over 700 mammograms locally in 10 clinics that cover 16 counties in north mississippi.

éé the last weekend of a presidential campaign is typically a frenzied spectacle with candidates blitzing as many battleground states as possible.éé today president trump makes four stops in pennsylvania.éé joe biden two in michigan.éé cbs's ben tracy at the white house.

éé pkg- this doesn't seem like someone who's going to come in second.

Do you agree?

President trump making four stops today in the crucial swing state of pennsylvania...pre dicting a red wave will sweep him to victory.

That great red wave is going to beautiful to watch.

And if we win pennsylvania, it's over.

It's over.

Both canidates are trying to lock up the keystone state's 20 electoral votes.

The latest cbs news battleground tracker poll shows president trump trails former vice president joe biden in pennsylvania by 7 points rally the president is holding 14 rallies in the final three days of the campaign even as us coronavirus cases surge to record highs.

On friday alone more than 99- thousand new cases were reported.

And and now a new analysis by a stanford university economist that is not yet peer reviewed claims that 18 trump rallies may have led to an estimated 30- thousand covid cases and 700 deaths..

The trump campaign responded by saying it offers rally goers masks and hand sanitizer and that they have a first amendment right to gather.

Joe biden!

In michigan today...former president barack obama joined his former vice president for the first time on the campaign trail.

They both offered scathing reviews of president trump's handling of the virus.

We have a president who has just given up.

I will never raise the white flag of surrender.

We're going to beat this virus and get it under control.

Joe's not going to screw up testing.

Joe's not going to call scientists idiots.

Not going to host super spreader events around the country.

What joe will do is get this pandemic under control -tag- ben, there is also this year for halloween, alot is happening.

éé a pandemic, a full moon, and a time change.

We have a very spooky story when tonight could not be more scary.

éé it's halloween.

éé there's a full moon.éé a pandemic.

éé a time change.

éé as lucy craft shows us -- it could be worse.éé pkg- 1.

It was just before halloween, in an ordinary parking garage& somewhere in japan&... things suddenly took a turn, for the terrifying& 2.

The car is rocking, the zombies are here& and they're coming - for us!"

3.

It's the latest in creepy entertainment for the covid era& 4.

For ten blood- curdling minutes, the walking dead stalk petrified patrons in parked cars& wreaking mayhem, delivering gore galore.

5.

But it's all good, clean - and coronavirus-free - fun& vehicles disinfected to protect monsters and "victims" alike.

6.

A group called "kowaragasetai"& which means "i want to scare you!"

Promises spine-chilling thrills from behind the windshield, said producer kenta iwana.

7.

"covid had shut down our regular haunted house events.

But we saw drive-in movie theaters open.

Why not drive-in horror shows?"

8.

Halloween is a recent popular american import to japan& 9.

But these scenes from years past seem a distant memory in 2020, with revelers being urged to stay home.

10.

The kowaragasetai actors have customized their act for audiences stuck behind glass& 11.

"eye contact is crucial," said company owner ayaka imaide.

"it's like a lion attacking its prey - with gaping jaws, and bulging eyes."

12.

Starved for amusement, japanese are ponying up as much as $40 to scream - and occasionally sob - through drive-in horror shows& 13.

This student said, "from the start, they got up so close to us, we freaked out."

14.

Surely, the safest zombie apocalypse, ever.

Lucy craft, cbs news, mito, japan.

A cold front will move through the area on sunday, bringing cooler air into the area by monday.

We'll slowly warm back up to the 70s by wednesday as skies remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

No rain is expected this week.

Saturday night: the weather looks great for any trick-or-treating tonight, but temperatures will be a bit chilly.

We'll be into the 50s after sunset with a mostly clear sky.

A few clouds are possible after midnight, but no rain is expected.

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before bed, as time changes at 2 am sunday morning.

We'll gain an hour of sleep tonight, but lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings.

Sunday: aside from a few early morning clouds, skies will remain mostly sunny.

Afternoon highs will be in the mid 60s.

Winds will be breezy out of the northwest, with gusts of 25 mph possible at times.

Monday-tuesday: we'll feel another shot of cooler air to start off the week with highs only in the mid to upper 50s on monday.

Tuesday's highs will be a bit warmer, but still only in the mid 60s.

Skies will remain mostly sunny.

Monday morning's low temperatures could be close to freezing in many spots.

Wednesday- saturday: temperatures will warm up a bit for the second half of the week and into the weekend as skies remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Highs will be back into the low 70s with morning lows in the 40s to low 50s.

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

You can also get the latest weather updates on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

A cold front will move through the area on sunday, bringing cooler air into the area by monday.

We'll mississippi state and alabama square off in tuscaloosa...more on the match-up next in sports!

Halloween saturday wasn't spooky at all for ole miss today as it was the rebs putting fear into vanderbilt today.

Ole miss entered the game determined to shake off the 3 straight l's they've taken....and that is exactly what they did!

To nashville we go....ole miss on the road playing vandy!

1st quarter...snoop conner td run at the goalline...ole miss up 7-0 1st quarter...snoop conner td run at the goalline...ole miss up 7-0 later in 1st....matt corral drops back and hits elijah moore for a 40 yard gain... moore for a 40 yard gain... same drive inside the 10....corral play action fake lob pass to kenny yeboah for the td!!

14-0 ole miss then corral again dimes moore for another td!!

21-0 rebs after 1 vandy getting in the action...ken seals hits ben bredenhan for the 43 yard td... later....corral touch pass to moore for a td..27-7 rebs... then before the end of the half.....corral to who else...moore for the 28 yd td.....rebs up big and they win big...final score ole miss 54 vandy 21 quarterback matt corral broke eli manning's consecutive completion record and elijah moore broke aj brown's single game receiving yards record....here's what the team had to say after the game!

"we really had been doing similar to this all year until the last few weeks.

The arkansas gameplan.

These guys were more conventional playing four down.

When they do that, you got to throw the ball so a lot of those rpo's were throws in the first half instead of runs.

We just stayed with them.

Guys did a great job."

"i was just taking what they were giving me.

I didn't really pay attention to that.

I was just looking at the playcalls.

What do i need to do this play?

What am i looking for?

Just playing it through and staying within the system.

Taking what they were giving me."

"you just want to keep going.

Records are meant to be broken.

Overall, the overall goal is just to win.

As long as we got that through that's the most important thing."

Msu on the road taking on #2 alabama 1st quarter....mac jones completes a 35-yard td pass to jones completes a 35-yard td pass to devonta smith with 5:04 to go in the first..

Extra point is good.

Alabama up 10-0.

Mac jones 53-yard td bomb to devonta smith....bama rolling on all cylinders....alabam a takes 17-0 lead.

Will reichard hits a 24-yard field goal with 14:52 to go in the second quarter.

Alabama takes 20-0 lead.

Mac jones completes a 11- yard td pass to who else.....devonta who else.....devonta smith with 1:43 to go in the second quarter.

Extra point is good.

Alabama takes 27-0 lead.

The tide roll in this one.

Final 41-0 we're nearing the end of the high school football season.

We have a look at the 1st round matchups next in sports!

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