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WCBI News at 10 - 09/21/2020

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WCBI News at 10 - 09/21/2020
WCBI News at 10 - 09/21/2020
WCBI News at 10 - 09/21/2020

President donald trump says he will nominate his pick to replace late supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg -- by the end of the week.

éé and the topic of replacing her is adding fuel to the fire of an already heated election season.éé courtney ann jackson has some reaction and possible impact.éé no doubt you've seen the tributes to justice ruth bader ginsburg that have poured in since friday.

But millsaps professor dr. nathan shrader notes... "i'm saddened by how quickly we all, and this is all sides, have quickly moved into combat mode instead of mourning an individual."

But with an already supercharged election season---the news has accelerated the political discussions.

Shrader points out that the topic of federal courts has been a core message of republican in this election.

While, it's not been a focus of democratic campaigns.

Because of that--he says democrats seem to be using it as a rally cry.

"the issue of the courts..the federal court and the supreme court.

I think that's the issue that could effect those voters who may lean towards one candidate or party or other that have just not been that enthused so far...this could be the tipping point for them.

And there's not that many of them."

Democratic candidate mike espy has seen a surge in volunteers coming forward and a bump to their campaign bank account.

"since friday night, we received over 700,000 dollars in donations from mississippians and across the nation.

And these donations are from 30,000 individual donors.these are people who are now concerned about the future of the supreme court."

Incumbent senator cindy hyde-smith supporting quick confirmation of the president's nominee.

"i think it will have an impact in some areas more than others.

In mississippi, i think the people of mississippi want to see another supreme court justice confirmed.

I've talked to several individuals.

I've gotten several calls today saying cindy, i hope you stand firm and ready to do that."

President trump also says he wants the senate to vote on his next supreme court pick before the november 3rd election, setting off a showdown both on capitol hill and in the presidential race.éé here's the lastest .éé president trump has vowed to name a replacement for the late supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg by the end of the week.

"i would say on friday or saturday, i'll be announcing the pick.

// five women are being looked at and vetted very carefully."

Cbs news has learned two of the top contenders are currently u-s court of appeals judges& demonstrators are targeting top senate republicans after they said they would move swiftly on the president's pick... majority leader "we're gonna vote on this nomination on this floor."

So far, at least two republican senators -- susan collins and lisa murkowski -- have come out against voting on a nominee-- ...with just six weeks left to election day.

"senate democrats say they're pushing more of their republican colleagues to oppose rushing through a supreme court vote."

Minoirty leader "there's only one way for us to have some hope of coming together again.

// and that is for four brave senate republicans to commit to rejecting any nominee until the next president is installed."

The showdown over the seat has also energized both sides in the 2020 presidential race.

President trump hits the campaign trail in ohio monday... "the supreme court is the most important thing right now."

While democratic presidential candidate joe biden campaigns in wisconsin.

2020 presidential candidate/ sunday "if i win this election, president trump's nomination should be withdrawn."

Meanwwhile...black draping now marks the spot where justice ginsburg sat on the bench at the u-s supreme court... where she will lie in repose wednesday and thursday after a private service.

Bofta yimam, cbs news, the u-s supreme court.

President trump told reporters he will be meeting with his supreme court contenders in person, ahead of announcing his pick.éé also, today house speaker nancy pelosi announced the late justice ruth bader ginsburg will also lie in state in the u.s. capitol on friday.éé first look stinger first look summary: the remnants of tropical storm beta will give our region a decent chance at some rain during the middle to end of the week.

Anywhere from 1/2?

To perhaps over 3?

Of rain could fall between now and friday.

Cooler 70s are more likely through thursday with highs in the 80s returning for the weekend.

Monday night: partly to mostly cloudy.

Lows in the upper 50s to around 60.

Winds e 3-8 mph.

Tuesday: mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of a few afternoon and evening showers.

Highs in the mid 70s.

Winds w 5-10 mph.

A pursuit by a state trooper in alabama ends with driver in handcuffs and a 14- year-old airlifted to a hospital.

éé the chase ended on county road 75, near county road 26, in the macedonia community.

éé the alabama law enforcement agency says the trooper tried to stop a vehicle on highway 82.

éé after losing sight of the car, the trooper spotted it upside down in a ditch.

éé the teenager was taken to children's of alabama hospital in birmingham.

éé a front seat passenger was taken to baptist golden triangle.

éé the name and charges the driver is facing have not been released.éé a starkville woman is accused of stabbing a man in the back.

éé johnie harrell is charged with aggravated assault.

éé in an affidavit, harrell is accused of stabbing the man on sunday.

éé the incident reportedly happened on everglade avenue.

éé starkville police are investigating.

éé harrell remained in jail this morning.

éé a woman is cut after a fight in the middle of a maben street.

éé now, erica cunningham is charged with aggravated assault.

éé deputies were called to mcbride street and 5th avenue for the argument.éé one person was cut during the fight and received treatment.

éé investigators are still trying to sort out what the argument was over and why they were fighting in the street.

éé tuesday voters will stop at their voting precinct for the mississippi legislative special election.éé counties are planning to keep voters safe.éé our bobby martinez explains.éé voting will look much different this year because of covid-19 and with the special election set to take place here in clay county tuesday.

Many safety measures have been put in place to keep you the voter safe... ---------------------------... -------------------- they say practice makes perfect..

Sot kim brown hood - circuit clerk - clay county "this is kind of actually like a practice run for us.

So this is going to help us a lot for the general election."

But with the focus of.... "having safety measures in place and we feel like we have that covered really well.."

On tuesday, voters in lowndes, oktibbeha and clay county - will cast their vote for house district 37.

State representative gary chism announced his retirement this past june..

And with covid19 forcing counties to create a safety plan... hood explains what voters in clay county should expect.... sot kim brown hood - circuit clerk - clay county "we are going to have a table set up at each door with his sanitizers gloves and mask available.

We are requesting that everyone wears a mask.

Each pole worker will have a face shield to wear and on the tables we have plexiglas set up where the voters will come up and get their cards and all."

Hood is urging voters to wear a mask while voting..

But if they refuse?

Sot kim brown hood - circuit clerk - clay county "we are going to ask the other voters to wait until that particular person votes and then let them vote and leave, and then we will let other voters in."

Clay county election commissioner linda ivy says this year's elections are new to everyone and she hopes voters will be patient..

Linda ivy - elections commissioner - clay county "we are asking that everybody be patient with us we might allow two or three people in a precinct.

Then it will give us a chance to wash it down clean it - then the next three will come back in."

Ivy says curbside voting will also be available for senior citizens.

Sot - linda ivy - elections commissioner - clay county.

The machine will be brought out to them.

The precinct will be shut down at that time because we only have one polling book.

So then after that they finish voting then the precinct will be able to vote again and if you still haven't registered to vote for the general election, the deadline is october 5th.

And i'll have more information for you on our website at wcbi.com reporting in clay county bobby martinez wcbi news.

There are no covid- 19 deaths being reported in mississippi today.

éé the report from the state department of health shows 192 new positive cases.éé mississippi has reported more than 93-thousand cases of covid-19 and more than 28- hundred deaths.éé intro students in the aberdeen school district are back in class, either through distance learning or in an on-campus hybrid model.

éé as allie martin explains how students get the same lesson, by the same teacher, at the same time.éé as stephanie deavens teaches african-american history to students in her classroom, others are following along through zoom from their home and also from the junior rotc classroom downstairs.

Nats students have the option of distance or hybrid learning.

Different methods of instruction are part of a long list of new policies and procedures in place because of covid-19.

"we have an a day and a b day.

A day is monday and wednesday, we have ninth and tenth graders, b day is tuesday and thursday we have eleventh and twelfth graders."

That means there are only about 100 to 125 students on campus each day.

Those students stay in their homeroom the entire day, watching each class on zoom.

They take notes and can ask questions.

Distance learners have the same system, called "campus knot" but they use their own devices.

"it's kind of like having a house, campus knot is the house, and all of the resources and tools in campus knot, it's like we have all of our furniture and all of our equipment and tvs and appliances in our home, that's how i express to parents to make a comparison."

Students get their temperatures checked daily, social distancing and masks are mandated on campus.

Lunches are delivered to each homeroom to make sure there are no large groups of students in the hallways.

Teachteachers and students say adapting to the new policies have been a big learning curve, but everyone is adjusting.

"i know it's tough because some parents aren't as familiar with technology as others, but they've been asking great questions and making this a wonderful experience for us" "we could focus on just negative aspects of anything and everything, but i think there will be positive lessons that we will be able to use to help make the way we deliver content to our students that much more effective."

"with the pandemic, as far as school goes, the learning has gotten more complicated and we have to lean more towards technology, than we used to, like book work, it's stressful sometimes, but in the end it will all pay off."

Schools throughout the district are using the same teaching methods, overcoming the same challenges and obstacles while providing a safe learning environment.

In aberdeen, allie martin, wcbi news students in aberdeen do not go to school on friday.

Schools are deep cleaned, and teachers take part in professional development activities.

éé stinger open summary: the remnants of tropical storm beta will give our region a decent chance at some rain during the middle to end of the week.

Anywhere from 1/2?

To perhaps over 3?

Of rain could fall between now and friday.

Cooler 70s are more likely through thursday with highs in the 80s returning for the weekend.

Monday night: partly to mostly cloudy.

Lows in the upper 50s to around 60.

Winds e 3-8 mph.

Tuesday: mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of a few afternoon and evening showers.

Highs in the mid 70s.

Winds w 5-10 mph.

Tuesday night: areas of showers possible.

Lows in the low 60s.

Wednesday: mostly cloudy with a 50-60% chance of rain showers.

Highs in the 70s.

Thursday: mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain.

Highs in the 70s.

Friday-sunday: variably cloudy with daily chances of showers and a few storms. highs in the lo to mid 80s.

Lows in the 60s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app stinger summary: the remnants of tropical storm beta will give our region a decent chance at some rain during the middle to end of the week.

Anywhere from 1/2?

To perhaps over 3?

Of rain could fall between now and friday.

Cooler 70s are more likely through thursday with highs in the 80s returning for the weekend.

Monday night: partly to mostly cloudy.

Lows in the upper 50s to around 60.

Winds e 3-8 mph.

Tuesday: mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of a few afternoon and evening showers.

Highs in the mid 70s.

Winds w 5-10 mph.

Tuesday night: areas of showers possible.

Lows in the low 60s.

Wednesday: mostly cloudy with a 50-60% chance of rain showers.

Highs in the 70s.

Thursday: mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain.

Highs in the 70s.

Friday-sunday: variably cloudy with daily chances of showers and a few storms. highs in the lo to mid 80s.

Lows in the 60s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app stinger coming up... we touch on a topic that affects millions of american's every year.

éé health talk with baptist after the break.

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éé no scripts it's finally game week!

No more fall camp or weekend scrimmages!

The sec football season starts this saturday!

Congrats mike leach.

Your prize is starting the season with the defending national champs lsu this season's lsu team will look a lot different than last year's since the tigers don't return heisman trophy winner joe burrow, 1st round nfl draft pick clyde edwards- helaire and the nation's top wide receiver jamar chase.

Regardless of who the tigers trot out, the bulldogs know they'll have to come ready to play.

"i hope those new faces are worst than the guys that left.

Intellectually, i know some of them will be better, but it's the same thing.

As far as this position that position the other position, that's tougher with them now than it is sometimes when you have a number of new faces.

At the end, we can only control what we can control and that's just us being the best team we can be."

No longer address him as deion.

For now on, he's only going by "coach prime!"

Deion sanders is now taking his coaching talents...and swag...to the state's capital where he was formally announced today as jackson state's 21st head football coach.

The hall of fame defensive back will finish the season as offensive coordinator for trinity christian school before focusing his sole attention on the tigers!

When asked why he was taking the job, sanders said on his podcast "it's a match made in heaven" "i have a commitment to excellence in each and everything i do.

I did not leave my hundred acres and a mule to come here for no bull junk.

We're going to win.

We're gonna look good while we win.

We're gonna have a good time sonic boom while we win, and we're gonna do this professionally."

We're gonna do this professionally."

Week 3 of endzone was filled with a bunch of great plays and highlights!

Lets take a look at the top 5 plays of the week!

#5 bruce qb austin plunk is intercepted by south pontotoc's kendall morphis!!

Nice return.

Cougars get the win!

#4 heritage academy hosting bayou academy.

Mack howard drops a dime to woodard.

Both feet in!

Td!

Patriots win big!!

#3 eupora hosting kemper county.

Ty murphy on the run pass to tabb powell diving grab!!!

That's how you make top plays!!

#2 east union at east webster.

Urchin's micah fulgham on the return....takes it 73 yards to the house for a kickoff return touchdown!

Special teams tds will get you on top plays too!

#1 gotw.

West point noxubee county.

Jakobe pate spins off one, takes another man's ankles, and sees nothing but green!!

Td run!!

Green wave win!

News at ten.

Last look stinger last

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