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WCBI News at 10 - 11/12/2020

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WCBI News at 10 - 11/12/2020
WCBI News at 10 - 11/12/2020
WCBI News at 10 - 11/12/2020

Show open show open show open show open the state department of health reports 1,271 new cases, along with 17 deaths.

éé hospitalizations for confirmed or suspected coronavirus symptoms are up to 756.

éé 191 of those patients are in i.c.u.

éé in our area, lee county has the most new cases with 85.

éé union county has 29, lafayette has 26, lowndes has 22, and oktibbeha has 20.

éé every day the mississippi department of health releases the latest data on covid19.

éé there are graphs and charts and a county by county look at how the virus is affecting people in the state.éé here's our cash matlock with the breakdown.

éé the numbers change everyday.

When it comes to coronavirus, it's the health department's job to make decisions based on the number of positive cases throughout the state.

Governor tate reeves extended his "safe recovery" executive order through december 11th, but a few things are different.

Some counties have been dropped from the mandate-- like chickasaw who only saw 58 cases from october 19 to november 1st.

Two counties in the wcbi viewing area will still be impacted though... that's lee and yalobusha.

Lee county has seen 338 new cases within that same time frame.

So how does the governor determine which counties need a mask mandate and which counties don't?

How do school determine if they will meet in person or go virtual?

And how are hospitals handling the growing number of cases?

For the governor, the process is a little complicated.

He looks at a formula that views 500 new cases for every 100,000 people over a 2 week period--- or 200 new cases total over a two week period.

For example, yalobusha county only has a population of just over 12,000 people.

If they hit 200 cases within a two week time frame, they meet the mask mandate criteria set by the state.

That means when the governor holds a press conference, there's a delay in information.

For example, if reeves speaks on a tuesday, his cases numbers are usually from a week or two weeks earlier.

School districts have guidelines from the state education department.

Each district has a safe at school plan that sets a threshold for positive cases.

If the district hits their number, then students go to online classes.

Just this week, starkville oktibbeha consolidated school district, pontotoc junior high, and houlka attendance center announced alternative plans that involve virtual learning because of case numbers either in their district or in their county.

Hospitals in columbus, starkville, and tupelo report their bed availability to the health department numbers.

For example, as of november 11th, baptist golden triangle has 18 total icu beds.

But 5 of those beds are being occupied by covid patients, leaving only 3 open icu beds.

So what happens if there's a wreck or another emergency?

Let's talk about another example in starkville.

At och regional medical center, there's 6 staffed icu beds.

2 of them have covid patients.

Only 1 other bed is available today.

And in tupelo at north mississippi medical center, they have 46 staffed icu beds, with 11 of them occupied by covid patients, leaving only 10 beds open today.

Right now we're seeing the highest case numbers in months.

I'm cash matlock and this has been "the breakdown."

Governor tate reeves is comparing mississippi covid-19 cases to other states in the country.

éé in a press conference, reeves says out of 30 states with surging coronavirus numbers, mississippi ranks 28th.

éé however, 'most' of the states listed actually doubles mississippi's count of positive covid-19 cases.

éé reeves says this has been significant uptick in cases across the country.

éé to keep everyone safe, he plans to keep a mask mandate enforced in counties that meet his criteria.

éé " it's significantly more than what we have become accustom to.

Here in the late month of august and septment and october.

To put it in perspective yesterday went and looked at the date at the 30 states that have the most total cases throughout the pandemic, mississippi ranks 28th.

Mississippi actually had less cases than all the other 29 states yesterday.

" due to rising case numbers, louisville municipal school district announced eiland middle school will begin virtual learning starting november 13th through november 20th.

éé students will return back to school on november 30th.

éé first look stinger summary: more sun than clouds can be expected over the next week.

Our only chance of showers will come on sunday with a passing cold front.

No strong or severe weather is in the offing anytime soon.

Thursday night: mostly clear during the evening with some passing clouds later on.

Lows in the mid 40s.

Light wind.

Friday: a few clouds early then turning mostly sunny.

Highs in the 60s to low 70s.

Winds nw 5-15 mph.

Jackets are needed for high school football with temperatures falling back into the 50s and upper 40s.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid to low 40s.

Saturday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: increasing clouds and warmer.

Lows in the 50s.

Sunday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday night: clear and cooler.

We know playing with a gun can be dangerous and in aberdeen it turned deadly.

éé now, a teen is in jail.

éé 18-year-old amyia verner of hamilton is charged with manslaughter.

éé she remains in the monroe county jail.

éé bond has not been set for verner.

éé the shooting happened at southview apartments on tuesday afternoon.

éé monroe county coroner alan gurley says 26- year-old robert jackson of aberdeen died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

éé aberdeen police chief henry randle says verner made a tragic mistake that she can't come back from.

éé investigators believe verner and jackson were playing with a gun they thought was unloaded when it fired.

éé randle says this is a sad situation for the families involved.

éé "if you don't know how to work a gun, the mechanics of a gun, you don't know how to check it out... please put that gun up.

Please do not have that gun laying around so anybody can access it.

Because like i said once before, taking a magazine out of a gun does not clear the gun.

And you know, no knowledge of a gun leads to the situation that we have now."

An autopsy has been ordered.

éé the incident remains under investigation.

éé mississippi's community colleges are getting a technology boost.

éé they expect it to mean not only faster internet but more opportunities for students.

éé courtney ann jackson explains.éé there's a fiber optic network that's been in place for a few years now that you've likely never heard about.

They call it mission network or mississippi optical network.

It's capacity allows for sharing among the state's research universities, for example.

"it allows students, researchers and others at jackson state to use the super computer at mississippi state.

Likewise, mission allows terabytes of oceanographic data generated by usa pawn in the stennis space center to be access directly by individuals at ole miss as if the data resides on their own campus."

Now-c spire is helping the network expand to all 15 of the state's community colleges.

" they can collaborate.

They can collaborate among themselves and with other institutions across the state of mississippi to advance education, research, development throughout the state of mississippi."

And in the era of covid and more virtual learning-it will translate to a more reliable system.

"it requires adequate bandwidth to deliver a bunch of classes simultaneously to various students across our customer base."

The community colleges are also responsible for much of the state's workforce training and this is expected to help in that regard both from logistics and recruitment perspectives.

"it really gives us a competitive edge when we're looking at economic development, when we're looking at securing grant funds.

All of those things, the mission at work is going to make a tremendous difference for everyone."

The lowndes county swat team receives new personal protection equipment.

The lowndes county swat team receives new personal protection equipment.

Brooks eye center and optical in columbus donated 15 pairs of high- quality eye glasses to protect deputies from flying bullets and other dangers while on the job.

Deputies tested out their the new equipment at the firing range.

Lowndes county sheriff eddie hawkins says this gives deputies protection on search warrants and other assignments.

Stinger wx open summary: more sun than clouds can be expected over the next week.

Our only chance of showers will come on sunday with a passing cold front.

No strong or severe weather is in the offing anytime soon.

Thursday night: mostly clear during the evening with some passing clouds later on.

Lows in the mid 40s.

Light wind.

Friday: a few clouds early then turning mostly sunny.

Highs in the 60s to low 70s.

Winds nw 5-15 mph.

Jackets are needed for high school football with temperatures falling back into the 50s and upper 40s.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid to low 40s.

Saturday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: increasing clouds and warmer.

Lows in the 50s.

Sunday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday night: clear and cooler.

Lows in the upper 30s.

Next week: sunny skies are expected all week long.

Highs should range from the mid 60s to low 70s with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app summary: more sun than clouds can be expected over the next week.

Our only chance of showers will come on sunday with a passing cold front.

No strong or severe weather is in the offing anytime soon.

Thursday night: mostly clear during the evening with some passing clouds later on.

Lows in the mid 40s.

Light wind.

Friday: a few clouds early then turning mostly sunny.

Highs in the 60s to low 70s.

Winds nw 5-15 mph.

Jackets are needed for high school football with temperatures falling back into the 50s and upper 40s.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid to low 40s.

Saturday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: increasing clouds and warmer.

Lows in the 50s.

Sunday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday night: clear and cooler.

Lows in the upper 30s.

Next week: sunny skies are expected all week long.

Highs should range from the mid 60s to low 70s with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app summary: more sun than clouds can be expected over the next week.

Our only chance of showers will come on sunday with a passing cold front.

No strong or severe weather is in the offing anytime soon.

Thursday night: mostly clear during the evening with some passing clouds later on.

Lows in the mid 40s.

Light wind.

Friday: a few clouds early then turning mostly sunny.

Highs in the 60s to low 70s.

Winds nw 5-15 mph.

Jackets are needed for high school football with temperatures falling back into the 50s and upper 40s.

Friday night: clear and quiet.

Lows in the mid to low 40s.

Saturday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: increasing clouds and warmer.

Lows in the 50s.

Sunday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday night: clear and cooler.

Lows in the upper 30s.

Next week: sunny skies are expected all week long.

Highs should range from the mid 60s to low 70s with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app summary: more sun than clouds can be expected over the next week.

Our only chance of showers will come on sunday with a passing cold front.

No strong or severe weather is in the offing anytime soon.

Stinger more ways to stay safe this hunting season.

éé health talk with baptist is after the break.

Tonight is part tonight is part three of our conversation on hunting safety.

éé here's health talk with baptist, take a look.

éé no script stinger college basketball returns in less than two weeks... next in sports the history ole miss just made on the recruiting trail spx college basketball is less than two weeks away... the ole miss rebels tip off the 25th in a home contest against central arkansas in the jackson reed classic... kermit davis and company certainly thinking about the future... and his club made history on the recruiting trail... daeshun ruffin commited to the rebels... the four star guard is the 21st ranked recruit in the 2021 class according to espn... making him the highest ranked recruit in program history... the 5-9 guard played at callaway high school in jackson and averaged just under 27 points... 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game in his junior season last year... head coach kermit davis had been aggressive on the recruiting trail in his attempt to recruit ruffin... and the ole miss commit says it was an easy choice... 06-11 :25-:30 ruffin says: it's not far away from home, my family can come here at any time.

Everything about the school, the fan base, the players who showed much love to me and the education is big there too and i can excel in many ways at the school on and off the court and it would benefit me and my family in the long run.

Davis says: he may be the most electrifying scorer in the whole class.

You can't keep your eye off him even while he plays.

Even the other people in the class of 2022 they all know and respect him.

They've played against him and with him and that can help him down the road recruiting wise this week's game of the week is back in noxubee county as the tigers host booneville in a class 3a showdown!

This week's game of the week is back in noxubee county as the tigers host booneville in a class 3a showdown!

Two extremely talented and well coached teams that could very well be a north half final matchup crossing paths in the second round.

Noxubee enters this game rolling after a dominating win last friday against by-hey- leeah.

But the blue devils have their sights set on dethroning the reigning north half champs.

Both teams are keyed in on bringing their best to the table tomorrow!

"you're playing the #1 ranked team in the state of mississippi to me in 3a, noxubee county.

Great athletes.

Very well coached.

They can run the ball.

They can throw the ball.

Defensively, they're going to fly to the football and get after you.

We'll have to be on our a plus game and them make some mistakes for us to have a chance at beating them."

"it's definitely going to be a tough game.

We're going to have to give a 110 percent.

Battle is won up front with our line.

I know they have the ability to do that.

Everybody else, we have to sync and i think that'll give us a good chance to do that."

"they're going to play hard.

Watching the film, their guys play hard.

Hustle a lot.

They're big up front.

They play hard in the trenches.

I think they'll come in and give us their best shot."

"coach young always said we're going to have to match the other team's energy.

We know from watchinig film that they're going to come out hard so we have to match their energy."

Be sure to watch endzone tomorrow to see the highlights from this game and plenty other playoff matchups around the area!

Big rival night in fulton as the hometown itawamba community college indians host their arch rivals, the northeast tigers..

Second quarter tigers up 10- nothing and looking for more...qb jt moore finds dallas payne for the score....17- nothing northeast with the xp... indians ball...qb loden brown of new albany going deep and he finds qua davis of biggersville....insid e the five... and then brown on the qb keeper....and the indians get on the board 17-7... now watch the ball is snapped...and carried leftside then the reverse the other way to gary banks ii who finds payne touchdown tigers up 24-7 at the half and they went on to win 31-21 over in starkville...high school hoops action...starkville hosting west point school hoops action...starkville hosting west point 1st quarter -- jackets setting the tone early...eric green sets up the alley oop for coltie young who gets the jam...starkville goes up 2-0 after the power move later in the 1st -- greenies jojo clay drives right to the rack for two..and one!

West point cuts the lead, 6-3 jackets pulling away -- green kicks it out to kylan baggett out on the wing...bottoms..

Starkville dominates west point to come away with the 92-26 win run it back with the girls...starkville hosting west point second half -- off the rebound, amaya ford takes it and pops up for the mid-range j...starkville commanding 52-13 in the third quarter greenies trying to work their way back -- mckayla williams out in the corner by herself...pops up...bottoms the three ball...makes it 52-16 jackets later in the third -- starkville's jamaica young with the steal takes it all the way to the rack for two... yellowjackets come away with the win over west point, 78-23 still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights last look.

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