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Good afternoon.

I'm kay blevins thanks for joining us.

Members of the bradley county community gathered at the courthouse this morning to honor the great dr. martin luther king jr. a man who fought for social equality and one of the most polarizing leaders during the civil rights era.

News 12's winston reed is live in studio to give us an inside look on this morning's event.

The second annual mlk march in cleveland, tennessee was made possible thanks to several partners form cleveland state community college, the city of cleveland, n double a- c- p and 100 black men of bradley county.

Event leaders say they were proud of the unity displayed during the march, considering the adversity the country has faced over the past year with covid-19 and political division.

The march showcased a diverse group of people including students, seniors, people of different races and socio economic backgrounds.

The purpose of this morning's demonstration was to pay respects to dr. king because without his courage and leadership, events like this would not be possible.

Lawrence armstrong discusses the significance of this event being hosted in bradley county.

Since i've been here in bradley county, i've watched us establish and acknowledge this day as a local holiday, especially for our local school districts.

Once upon a time we didn't honor that or recognize that and that's within my lifetime.

So i can say that's one of the major accomplishments, just getting the community to accept and respect this holiday.

Members of cleveland state intends to coninue the trend of the m-l-k march every year going forward in bradley county.

Stay tuned tonight at 6 for full coverage on this story.

Reporting live in studio winston reed news 12 now.

Chattanooga is still providing the community an opportunity to honor doctor martin luther king despite covid-19.

Chattanooga's office of multicultural affairs, along with with the university of tennessee - chattanooga office of multicultural affairs, are holding their annual martin luther king jr. day of service virtually today.

The annual mlk day of service was launched by the berke administration in 2014 to encourage residents to come together and work on community-centric projects.

Sot :20 andy burke chattanooga mayor day of service looks and feels quite a bit different than previous years.

Ordinarily right now i'll be out with you in the chilly weather, cleaning up an empty lot, doing repairs to a childcare center, feeding members of our community who are experiencing homelessness, or doing an art project to beautify one of our neighborhoods.

Projects have included clean up at the historic beck knob cemetery, painting and cleaning of local childcare centers, and more.

Tensions remain high on capitol hill in the wake of the january 6th assault on the capitol...and the threat of more violence during wednesday's presidential inauguration.

Skyler henry has more details from capitol hill.

:35 - :39 :43 - :48 :55 - 1:04 1:05 - 1:15 a nearby fire sent the u-s capitol into lockdown with people being warned to stay away from windows and doors.

The secret service later clarified that the lockdown was ordered "out of an abundance of caution."

And that there is no threat to the public.

With just two days to go until the inauguration - officials are working to shore up security in the nation's capital.

That includes background checks on the more than 20- thousand national guard troops with leaders on alert for potential insider threats.

But daniel hokanson - the chief of the national guard bureau told cbs news's david martin he does not share those concerns.

"are you worried at all about the reliability of your national guard troops?"

"absolutely not."

"have you been screening some of the troops as they come in?"


In coordination with the secret service and the fbi, they're screening all the personnel that are coming in."

Nearly a dozen ex-military members have been arrested in connection with the january 6th assault on the u-s capitol.

"we must police our own.

We can't allow people in uniform wearing q'anon patches and let that go as just their particular political beliefs."

A law enforcement official confirms to cbs news authorities are bringing charges against people associated with radical militia groups known as the three percenters and the oath keepers.

Both recruit among the military and law enforcement.

"years after 9/11 we were focused on foreign based violent-extremism, foreign based terrorism.

Now the principle threat comes from within."

A new cbs news poll shows a majority of those surveyed say the biggest threat to america's way of life comes from other people in america.

Skyler henry, cbs news, capitol hill.

President-elect joe biden spent his martin luther king jr. holiday doing community service in philahelphia.

Meanwhile, vice president-elect kamala harris is resigning her senate seat today - paving the way for her to take her oath of office as vice president on wednesday.

Continuing coverage now of a shooting that happened sunday evening.

According to c-p-d, one man was found on 6th avenue suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

But they say the shooting actually happened on clio avenue.

Police say that the 27 year old victim was transported by ems to a local hospital.

If you have any information about this shooting contact chattanooga police.

Time to check in with chip now for our first look at the weather.

Here's a live look from news 12 studios camera from atop the building on broad st., from the e-p-b fiber optics weather cam network.

The u.s. is fast approaching another grim milestone in the clouds are lots of journals and temperatures are beginning a little bit warmer ... though it's a little breezy outside, but overall not a bad ... 390 in cold blood right now that you say reading over tellico 40 of dunlap murphy checking in with 41.

We are up to 50 ... down enrollment here and tell us about what will hit a little bi later in the day air-quality indexes of the good rates.


We continue to remain followed free moral seven-day forecast straight ahead with the ... thank you chet for non-untainte us is fast approaching another grand milestone and the battle against cold and 19th ... hundred thousand recorded ... city states are opening more vaccinations.

I that the uneven effort having heart ... .

Here's more from west palm beach ... hundreds of frustrated floridians lined up outside the tabernacle missionary baptist ... church in west palm beach this weekend for a chance at theyou a coronavirus ppointment.

So what we going to do?

We're going to bombard lines just like we vaccineare doing to get a shot the one-day event came as the governer tries to enlist churches to reach florida's underserved populations.

But some people in the line came from wealthier neighborhoods nearby.

Many say the state's current strategy isn't working.

Just around 5% of all doses have gone to black floridians.

We need a more robust plan.

We need more vaccination shots available in more locations, new vaccines could help with the supply -- and they may soon arrive from johnson & johnson and astrazeneca.

We're weeks away, not months away, for sure.

Dr. anthony fauci stressed the urgency of vaccinating as many americans as possible, especially as new variants of the virus continue to spread.

The more cases you have, the more hospitalizations you're going to have.

The more hospitalizations you have, the more deaths you're going to have.

Former f-d-a commissioner dr. scott gottlieb echoed a grim prediction made by the incoming cdc director: 500,000 deaths by mid-february.

And thats before the more-contagious variant first detected in the uk, becomes the dominant strain of infection.

It's going to double every week.

So in about five weeks, this is going to start to take over this really changes the equation.

And i think what we're looking at is a relentless strike from this virus heading into the spring ) addressing concerns over the slow pace of vaccinations, president-elect joe biden has said he is committed to his plan of administering 100 million doses of the vaccine in his first 100 days in office.

It's a plan dr. fauci has called "absolutely a doable thing."

Mb, cbs news, west palm beach, florida.

#### chattanooga and the tennessee valley are mourning the loss of a great chattanoogan.

Chris ramsey passed away saturday after a battle with covid-19.

Ramsey was known for his involvement in the community.

He played a large role with the minority health fair and the bessie smith strut.

Most recently he was involved with coronavirus testing and flu shots within the african-american community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the ramsey family at this time the irs is warning of what they say is a new wave of covid-19 scams. since the first round of stimulus checks, the irs has seen more covid-19 scams and as they're sending out the second round of checks they're also sending out a message---bewar e of a new wave of coronavirus scams. some of the common scams you should look out for are: text messages about stimulus checks that ask for bank account information.

Deceptive, coronavirus- themed emails, or letters and social media messages that are used to obtain personal information.

"the irs is not going to email you, they're not going to text you and they're not going to call you and say hey give me your bank account information.

That's a scammer looking to steal your money."

If you think you may have come across a scam report it to the if you think you may have come across a scam report it to the national center for disaster fraud.

A newly created map is now available on the alabama department of public health covid-19 vaccine distribution dashboard.

The map depicts sites other than hospitals that have been selected to receive covid-19 vaccine.

The state's allocation is minimal, so many sites may not have vaccine on hand.

Most hospitals are still working to ensure their frontline workers are vaccinated.

The map and other information about vaccine doses administered in alabama are available on the alabama depatment of public health website.

Still to come here on wdef news 12 at noon... chip says expect sunshine today in the storm team 12 seven day forecast.

And later... have you purchased your lottery tickets yet??

Details on the powerball jackpot totalling 850 million dollars.... details are coming up next.... now from the epb weather center, your storm team 12 right now forecast ... before you went to the cloud cover of this the most part is dissipated, good-looking afternoon sunshine.

Temperature a little warmer and ... it is a little breezy outside ... all show you those numbers here in just a moment ... .

It's a dry start for the week at least by large row stay dry until we get into possibly wednesday, but ... definitely thursday ... there is enough breeze out of the north and northwest kick th windchill into some slight egregious depending ... on the location near downtown.

We are looking at 48 ... is the windchill makes it feel like 44 windsor right now coming in out of the north and northwest.

Just under 10 windsor right now coming in out of the north and northwest.

Just under 10 mph ... 30.08 barometer as far as the surface features are concerned that ... double high pressure right over the architectural region keeping us dry.

Also, ushering in a little bit of this frigidaire the earlier this morning and no doubt noticed later on today will be closing in on 50 numbers pretty consistent around the five state region early morning tomorrow.

A few clouds mainly to our north will start off in the 30s.

See variable clouds throughout the day tomorrow.

Temperatures probably 52 to about fifth again, we should see could see rather couple sprinkles on wednesday ... , but it looks like the lives sure the ring will roll in for thursday and probably a little bit of revolt, most of which will stage a store sell as we get into friday kicking off nex week ... .

This can be a different story looks like monday and tuesday both of next week ... will see some additional precipitation but all that's going to be ... is in the form of rain was rewritten that ... the rest of next week ... .

As of now does look ... really nice 50 this afternoon so it's going to be just a little bit wilder will have moral that seven-day forecast ... fairly consistent as far as the numbers are concerned, most of us here in and around the city 50 of the bob ... away from town will be just a little bit cooler.

Aside from friday morning ... .

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I love the concept and by troubling data about one of the city's hit hardest by the coronavirus and how students in the u-k may have impacted the pandemic.

Naomi ruchim has a look at some of the day's top health stories.

A new study in the journal 'health systems' finds british college students who went home for the holidays... may have led to more than 9- thousand new infections of covid-19 across the u-k.

On average, researchers estimate an infected student passed the illness on to just one other household member.

Having a poor diet, rather than less physical activity, may best explain the childhood obesity crisis.

That's according to researchers at baylor university who found south american children, who consumed higher calorie, processed foods, averaged 65-percent more body fat than their rural counterparts...w ho ate more naturally.

And, a report published in the journal "heart rhythm" examines hospitals hit-hard by the coronavirus in new york city.

In neighborhoods overwhelmed with covid-19 cases ...researchers found sudden deaths outside the hospital, from conditions like cardiac arrest, also increased.

Experts say it's unclear if those deaths were related to the virus or limited access to care during the surge.

Those are some of the day's top health stories.

Naomi ruchim, cbs news, new york.

Here's a live look from our c-h-i memorial camera at lee pointe from the e-p-b fiber optics weather cam network.

Thanks for spending a little bit the "for the most part ... all the way through the seven- day forecast.

Thursday the weather stay a bunch ... friday rain.

The ... first day of any slightly ... very slightly ... cooler weekend ... still we have 50 or above ... the sunshine is in the forecast that the less we like and snow.

I now in china and i was sittin in my and dining room and i noticed ... that it had snowed out that on saturday until the kids go at that.

Now you never know what feeding i have a great

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