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- a mississippi man convicted in- eight killings has been given - the death penalty for four of - the slayings.

- yesterday jurors agreed - - - - unanimously to sentence willie- godbolt to death on four capita- murder convictions- arising from the eight killings- in may 2017.- he is getting life sentences fo- the other four murder - convictions.- - the department of corrections i- investigating two more deaths - at the state penitentiary at- parchman.

- in a statement today, m-doc sai- the two bodies have been sent - off for autopsies to determine- the cause and - manner of death.- sunflower county coroner heathe- burton said she was - notified lastnight of one - inmate's death, and a second- death was reported this morning- both are believed to be from- natural causes, and - autorities say they haven't - found any evidence of foul- play.

- the identities of the inmates - have not been released.

- - the risk of spread and impact o- the coronavirus is- now "very high" at a global - level, according to the world - health- organization- w-h-o - .

- w-h-o today said this is the- highest level of alarm, but - containment is still possible.- just yesterday, the c-d-c - reported more than 80 thousand- confirmed cases and more than - 28-hundred deaths.- tonight officials in northern - california are- tracking more new cases of- coronavirus -- amid rising- concerns the virus may be - spreading from person to- person.

- it comes as the u.s. government- is ramping up its response.

- - - - while the white house is- projecting calm and confidence,- wall street and the world - markets reflect the growing - worries.- alice barr is in washington wit- the latest.

- - graphic - map in/out- -------:00-:11- from coast to coast, state- governments -- ramping up - preparations to battle the- coronavirus -- amid conflicting- signals from health officials - over whether it's already - spreading across the country.

- the virus is sweeping other - - - - parts of the world -- with- disneyland shutting down in - tokyo -- and olympics - officials considering scaling - down the torch relay.

- wall street in its seventh day- of a massive sell-off -- as the- trump - administration accuses its- critics of being alarmist.- sot mick mulvaney / acting whit- house - chief of staff :28-:31- "what i might do today to calm- the markets is tell people to - turn their televisions- off for 24 hours."- the new york times reporting to- health officials -- - graphic - ny times headline - :33-:37 - have been instructed not to - speak on the topic without- clearance.- president trump today insisting- the threat is low -- while- saying- he's considering new- travel restrictions into the- u-s.- sot pres.

Trump / no super- needed :44-:50- "we're looking at a couple of - countries, a few countries that- have a little bit - disproportionately high number.- today there are new questions - about what may be the first u-s- case of "community spread" -- a woman in- northern california now on a- ventilator after- contracting the disease --- without the risk factors of - travel or close contact with a- known patient.- sot dr. dean blumberg/ uc davis- infectious disease expert - 1:06-1:11 - "this is probably the tip of th- iceberg.

There's probably other- patients who are- getting this disease who are- more mildly affected."- the patient lives in the same - county as travis air force base- where hundreds of americans wer- taken for quarantine.

- a new whistleblower complaint -- obtained by the - new york times -- claims some - federal workers greeting those- evacuees -- didn't have the - right training or safety- equipment.- sot rep.

John garamendi / d-ca- 1:29-1:34 - "how else did this illness get- into the community?

Most likely- high probability, - it came from the patients"- health officials now trying to- figure out whether others - may have been exposed -- and- could be passing on the - coronavirus.- .

- - the cdc is now issuing new- testing guidelines -- and - sending test kits to public - health labs nationwide -- as- early as- next week - - now, here's meteorologist ryan- mahan, with a quick look at - - - - your weather.

- - dry tranquil weather will - prevail through the weekend wit- surface - high pressure gradually moving- - - - from the central gulf coast - region- to off the south atlantic coast- skies are expected to be- mainly- - - - clear/mostly sunny going throug- saturday before - partly cloudy - skies return sunday.

A low- - - - pressure system will be taking- shape - off the california and baja - coast sunday into - - - - it was a busy day at ingalls- shipbuilding today as the - facility hosted the u.s. navy's- principal advisor to the- president.- news 25's grant chighizola take- us to ingalls and how ingalls - - admiral micahel gilday has only- been serving as our nation's- chief of naval operations for - just over six months, but - - - - visiting ingalls shipbuilding i- pascagoula was at the top of- his list.

- the four-star admiral made his- first trip to the state's - largest - industrial employer, and flanke- by mississippi's u-s- senators roger wicker and cindy- - - - hyde-smith...he got a first-han- look at ingalls's finest in - action.

- sot- adm.

Michael gilday: chief- of naval operations - "this is a very unique part of- american industry that builds - warships right now, - they're building 13 warships fo- the navy-marine corps team that- will soon be- out there on the nations oceans- protecting america's interests.- speaking of interests, admiral- - - - gilday had the chance to check- out the ships under constructio- for the defense - of our nation, along with the - latest work spaces for- ingalls employees, including- - - - covered slab area-csa iii..


- despite all the heavy equipment- the facility offers, these- workers seemed to also spark th- admiral's interest.

- sot-adm.

Michael gilday - "not only do they exude - confidence, but they're - passionate about what they do - and they're proud about what- they do, and if you believe in- - - - the adage that atittude is- everything, you're seeing that- today."

- senator wicker believes the - continued success of- ingalls bodes well for the- coast's economy and the next- generation of workers.- - - - sot-roger wicker: senior us - senator from mississippi- "one of the great - accomplishments that we've had- is a steady growth in our - shipbuilding capacity and a goo- living, a good opportunity for- - - - young people to come in and be- part of this, to receive- training through our work - development - programs and to spend a career- here if they'd like."

- and admiral gilday says the - navy's partnership with - the shipyard will remain strong- now, and for all the years up - ingalls shipbuilding and the- u.s. coast guard are- preparing to celebrate another- milestone for a - new vessel.

- tomorrow marks the christening- of the legend-class - national security cutter- 'stone.'- the stone is named after coast- guard commander - elmer 'archie' stone, who serve- from 1910 to 1936 and was a - pioneer in the establishment of- the coast guard and navy's- aviation capabilities.- both the ship's sponsor and - commanding officer say the- vessel will play an important - role in the coast guard and for- national security.- - "these project u.s. coast guard- as well - as u.s. national interests over- the horizon.

So, these are ship- that patrol in the- western hemisphere, they're - capable of patrolling all over- - - - the world, supporting and - defending the homeland across - the seas."- "it's a great joy and a great - pride for the - united states, too."- stone is 418 feet in length, ha- a displacement of 4,500 long- tons- and is the ninth legend-class - cutter.

- it's scheduled to be officially- commissioned sometime in 2021.- - the "tripoli" will be - commissioned later this year- before docking- at it's homeport in san diego.- this amphibious assault ship wa- delivered to the u-s navy today- it's the 15th large-deck- amphibious ship built at ingall- and will be the flagship of an- amphibious ready group when it- enters the fleet.

- the ship will be used to- strategically position units- ashore across a full spectrum o- missions including- humanitarian, disaster relief,- security, anti-piracy, and- other operations while providin- air support for - group forces.

- - a full look at the forecast wit- ryan right after this short - break,- and...- we take you to the kickoff for- the jolly mccarty - memorial!

- stay with us.

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- dry tranquil weather will - prevail through the weekend wit- surface - high pressure gradually moving- from the central gulf - - - - coast region- to off the south atlantic coast- skies are expected to be- - - - mainly- clear/mostly sunny going throug- saturday before - - - - partly cloudy - skies return sunday.

A low- pressure system will be taking- shape - - - - off the california and baja - coast sunday into - monday and flow - - - - aloft will be transiting to - zonal then southwest- across the- - - - central gulf coast region.

A- chance of showers will- return to - - - - mainly northern/weste rn- portions of forecast area - - - - sunday night- into monday as a weak shortwave- trough passes through the - - - - lower - mississippi valley.

Temperature- will be - - - - returning to near normal- to above normal during the- period.

- - - - models have substantial timing- differences - - - - bringing southwest- storm system major shortwave- trough and- - - - associated surface- - - - low/cold front- through the central gulf coast- region tuesday- - - - night through wednesday night.- have the highest chances of - - - - showers - and thunderstorms tuesday into- wednesday.

The- - - - here on the coast, you can find- a good story even in the- littlest of places... and the - woman making it all happen is - this- week's hometown hero.

- - nats book page turning- nats elaine reading: "just a ba- day.

I wanted a bowl of sugar - crispies.

- - - - nats- elaine on cam: "but i had to- have oatmeal instead" - nats of train - elaine: "they say reading opens- up different areas of your brai- that you don't- get in any other activity."

- katherine sutton: "you go to a- different world."

- and that's just what happened - for eileen whittemore..

- eileen: "if we can get people's- brain's working, i think that's- a good thing."- she'll be the first to show you- how a good read can affect- the brain...eileen is actively- involved in numerous- activities in the community, as- well as in her church, the- nourishing place.

- nats- her latest project... - train nats- is on the right track to making- a difference in the lives of- children here on the coast.

- brenda boothe, the nourishing - place: "these children did not- own books at home.- we also found out that children- not reading at a third grade- reading level by the third- grade are more than likely goin- - - - to drop out of school."

So- eileen had the idea to create - little lending libraries...and- got the green light to move - forward.- jane stanley, nourishing place- pastor: "it's a team effort to- make sure - these kids have access to books- they want to read and can keep.- they can take a - book, they can bring it back an- get another one, or they can- keep them."

- what started out as an after- - - - school tutoring program, quickl- grew out of bounds.

- but not without a little- inspiration from eileen's late- - - - husband.- eileen: "he was interested in - kids and reading."- brenda: "when earl's birthday - came around, she asked people t- bring children's books, - and we started distributing - those."

- now children can find these - little lending libraries at 5 - - - - coastal schools, three churches- ruth's garden, and the gulf - coast railroad museum.- katherine: "it's geared towards- everybody, all the demographics- here, and what a great- place to put a free library tha- inside a free musem.

The kids - love it, they come, - - - - some of them read out here."- brenda: when earl passed away,- eileen thought about not- continuing.

But we- said no.

It means too much to - everyone in the community and t- the children."- as simple words on a page, carr- them to other destinations... - all with the hope of knowing- - - - they too can write their own- stories.- jane: "the whole idea is to hel- children enjoy learning.

It - gives them confidence.

It - makes them excited about life.- we're located in a low income - area of - gulfport on purpose.

We need to- be there as an inspiration to - families; single moms,- - - - over the years, they've - collected thousands of- books and now have 10 little- lending libraries across- gulfport- and long beach.

- - it's jolly time!- the bacot mccarty foundation- hosted their- annual jolly kickoff today.

- the jolly mccarty memorial- raises money for- multiple non-profits and- organizations throughout the- coast.- they do this with a series of - events including the largest- golfing fundraiser in jackson - county's history.

- the jolly was started at least- 16 years ago, and has raised- millions of dollars during that- time.

- - "well we try to focus on youth- and - education as our primary goal,- we do try to look at anything - that betters our local- community but obviously - education is a big thing, were- very much into helping, - maybe the boys and girls club,- we help people with special - needs, is a major - focus of what we try to do."- - - - if you would like to get- involved with the bacot mccarty- foundation you can head to thei- website, bacot mccarty dot org.- - coming up after the break,- the moss point girls basketball- team is still dancing... thanks- to the heroics of a scoring - machine... better known as roby- lee.- news 25 sports... next.

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- here on the gulf coast... we're- probably not too familiar with- the - mc-comb girls basketball- program... but moss point sure- is.

- the lady tigers beat mc-comb, i- last year's elite 8 showdown...- by- just three points... to advance- to the final four.- and what do you know... it's th- same exact elite 8 match-up,- this- year... at the coast coliseum.- tigers versus tigers, on the bi- - - - stage... moss point looking to- punch its second straight - ticket, to the final four... in- ethan - porter's first two years, as- head coach.

- but not a whole lot of action,- in the first half... robyn lee- no- good... but moss point was by - far the more aggressive team, - on the boards... jada matthews- with the runner... and- back and forth these teams woul- go.

- de-ondrea young carrying mc-- comb, in the early going... - from the land of good and - plenty... yes ma'am... tigers i- white take a 7-5 lead.- now let it be known... that - robyn lee is indeed the - truth... pretty ball movement t- get it to the alpha... and she'- able to finish... plus the- foul... just wait until i tell- you how - many points she had later.- second quarter now... and it's- right back to the same play, fo- the tigers... lee turning - biscuits into baskets, with the- bunny - bank... 13-12 moss point.

- but mc-comb not to be denied, a- the end of the half... chanel - gayden able to absorb the - contact... and one... free thro- no good, though... and so it's- 14-13 mc-comb... at the end - of a low-scoring first half.- in the third... moss point came- out playing with its hair on- fire... - look at the dish... and look at- the finish, from matthews...- another three-point play, for - the lady tigers... and they wer- just getting started.

- opening up the second half on a- 8-oh run... no passengers, in - - - - lee's car... but she's still- cruising, in the hov lane...- gimme - that... another and one... lee- had eight rebounds and four - steals... but it was all about- the scoring.- not even sure what mc-comb is - thinking trying to run a full - court press... all gas... no- brakes... and no stopping robyn- lee... this - girl is on fire... and there's - gallon of gasoline near-by.

- lee not only a point guard... - but also playing center field,- on- defense... and just like that - she's taking it back the other- way... how you want it... lee - playing out of her mind, in the- second half.- 21-14 moss point, here in the - third... and after a 31-point - masterpiece, from queen lee...- the tigers win... 43-28.- - - - - - - - - four more coast teams ready to- tip things off, tomorrow... wit- gulfport-biloxi serving as the- head-liner, at 8-30.- harrison central boys and girls- will preceed what's - sure to be an instant classic..- at 7 and 5-30... respectively.- all games to be played... at th- coliseum.

- - - - - on the gridiron... one of the - best up and coming talents, for- the - class of 20-21... is now up to- more than a half-dozen offers.- over the last 24 hours... bilox- wide receiver elijah sabbatini- has received offers from- arkansas state and louisiana- tech... in addition to his five- other collegiate offers.- those being southern miss...- south alabama... u-a-b... - nicholls- state... and mississippi gulf - coast community college.- in 20-19... sabbatini led the - indians, in receiving yards...- with more than 23 yards, per- reception.- - the end of an era, at our lady- academy... upon the retirement- of long-time volleyball coach - mike meyers.- a staple of high school - volleyball, in bay st.

Louis...- meyers steps down after 20- years, at the helm... in which- he won 20 consecutive division- titles.

- if that's not enough... how - about playing in 17 state title- games... and winning 14 state - crowns... including the - last eight in a row.- now that's what we call... goin- out on top.

- congrats coach... on a great- run.- - - - - - - - - more news after the break,- dry tranquil weather will - prevail through the weekend wit- surface - high pressure gradually moving- from the central gulf - - - - coast region- to off the south atlantic coast- skies are expected to be- - - - mainly- clear/mostly sunny going throug- saturday before - - - - partly cloudy - skies return sunday.

A low- pressure system will be taking- shape - off the california and baja - coast sunday into - monday and flow - aloft will be transiting to - zonal then southwest- across the- central gulf coast region.

A- chance of showers will- return to - mainly northern/weste rn- portions of forecast area - sunday night- into monday as a weak shortwave- trough passes through the - lower - mississippi valley.

Temperature- will be - - - - you can walk in the shoes of on- of the world's most famous- sailors and adventurers - - christopher columbus - right- here in south mississippi.- the nina, and pinta, replicas o- columbus's ships of discovery,- are docked at the biloxi- schooner pier off highway 90 in- east biloxi.- you can take a tour any time- between now and until the ships- - - - departure on monday, march 2nd.- while in port, the public is- invited to visit the ships for - walk-aboard self-guided tour, - daily, starting at 9 am, until - pm.

- - - - admission is $8.50 for adults,- $7.50 for seniors and $6.50 for- students 5 to 16.

- children 4 and under are free.- - there are 41 days until opening- day for the biloxi- shuckers and the organization i- searching for its next singers- for the national anthem.- tomorrow morning, 10-o- clock - sharp at edgewater mall - in biloxi off highway 90.

- auditions will end at noon.

- there are 70 spots to fill for- each of the shuckers 2020 - regular season home games.- those that wish to audition - should come prepared to - perform the entirety of 'the- star-spangled banner.'- performances should be less tha- 90 seconds, and individual- singers, instrumentalists and - bands are welcome to- audition.

- - - - - - well the time has come... - this is my last broadcast for - news 25.

I can't begin to name- those that have helped me - throughout my - 2-and-a-half years here on the- coast.

To our online and- production staff, it's you all- on the other- - - - side of the camera that have- made my job and life outside of- work so enjoyable over the last- two years.- to ryan and jeff, your my - brothers in television and i'll- always remember the times we've- shared here at this desk each - night.- from trying to stump ryan on- tonight in history, to- watching jeff eat a banana live- on-air, and even forgetting mor- than often to put my microphone- back on after a - coffee break.

- whatever the case, it's been an- absolute pleasure getting - to be with you, the viewers,- - - - each and every weeknight.

And - for that, i say thank you.- signing off for the final time,- with meteorologist- ryan mahan and jeff haeger on - sports, i'm tanner stewart... - goodnight, gulf coast.- - - - - [ cheers and applause ?

>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon."

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