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Two inmates from different prisons have died in separate jackson hospitals.éé mississippi department of corrections says 66-year-old charles bates died friday at merit health central.éé bates was serving a 27 year sentence in rankin county for a child pornography and a sale of a controlled substance with an enhanced penalty in marion county.

éé bates had been in prison since aug 4, two thousand eight for the pornography crime and march 4, twenty ten for the drug charge.éé 44-year-old thaddeus antwon scales died thursday night at the university of mississippi medical center.

éé scales was serving a 10 year sentence in greene county for second-degree murder.

éé he was sentenced may 13, 2019 in marshall county.éé an autopsy will determine the official cause of death.éé due to covid-19 a tupelo theme park is adjusting its very popular fall festival.éé as our chad groening reports, it's working out very well.

éé there was a flurry of furry activity at the tupelo buffalo park and zoo.

And there was a pumpkin patch.

Every october the park puts on a fall festival.

You could come and pick out a pumpkin to take home.

And you could certainly interact with the animals.

Feeding the giraffe is a tall order.

And some folks got to ride a camel.

Dan franklin is co- owner along with his wife.

He says they've had a pumpkin patch here for fifteen years, but this is the first time they had it inside the zoo.

"we decided because of the covid that we would change things up so we could control the people better and to also make it safer for the people.

And we've also come to find out it's a whole lot more convenient because you not having to trade cars in and out and going from one place to the other to the pumpkin patch and back to the zoo so you can just come and park one time and you're done."

And because there are exotic animals at this theme park franklin has hired a support staff that includes veteran zoo keepers jason kelly and seth robertson.

"it's like having a little village as you go into work every day.

When owning a little village you pretty much have someone get sick one day.

The next day they're happy and going lucky so we just go with the flow minute by minute when we come into work.

It's really a blessing to work here because of these little guys we get to take care of."

Robertson trained to be a marine biologist before moving back home to mississippi.

"me being able to do this is actually a dream come true for me because the animals for me come first.

And that's kind of what i went to school for so being able to work with these animals in this type of a setting and animals that you don't normally see outside.

A lot of people have farm animals around here and these are alot more of the exotic type animals and that's what i specialize in."

As with every other business in northeast mississippi and around the country the folks here at the tupelo buffalo park and zoo have had to make adjustments of covid 19.

And this weekend things have worked out just fine.

"the attendance is actually about the same.

The difference is it surprises us we don't have any school groups this year.

And school groups are probably 60- percent of our business.

And without those school groups we're still running about the same as we did last year so we're very excited about that and very grateful for it."

And moving the pumpkin patch has really worked out well.

"we were a little nervous at first when we did it because usually we do it out in the pasture a very larger area, but due to covid and wanting to make sure our staff stays safe we tried it up here at the park this year.

So far it has been a real big hit.

We haven't had any complaints at all everybody loves it."

"actually it's worked out a lot for us because it is actually closer to all the animals and they actually do get to see these animals whereas before we use to have them further out into our pasture area where it was a little bit further so they kind of had to back and forth.

But being up here it's actually close.

The families are close they can pick their pumpkins up and actually play with their children as well as play with our animals."

Chad groening wcbi news, tupelo.

Department of health officials are reporting 751 new cases of covid-19 with10 new deaths.éé the total number of cases is more than 110-thousand with more than 3- thousand deaths.

éé 501 patients are in hospitalization with the virus or suspected symptoms. éé 140 patients are in icu.

éé it's presumed that more than thousand 94- thousand mississippians have recovered from the virus.

éé our taste of cooler air will be short-lived as temperatures are expected to gradually rise back into the 80s this week.

Rain chances will remain minimal for the next couple of days, but some sprinkles are possible through the week.

Our best chance for rain will be friday as another cold front approaches.

Saturday night: we won't be quite as cold tonight, but it'll still be chilly.

Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s under a mostly clear sky.

A few clouds could move in late.

Sunday-monday: temperatures will continue to rise over the next several days with highs near 80 and plenty of sunshine on both sunday and monday.

A cold front will try to move through monday, but it won't quite make it to us.

This means we'll continue to warm through the week.

Tuesday-thursday: there will be a chance for some hit-or-miss sprinkles through the middle of the week, but widespread rain is unlikely.

Most of dozens in the community participate in the reading rainbow.

éé the junior auxiliary of starkville with reading railroad partnered with the starkville public library.

éé children were given free books based on their age along with literacy craft workbooks.

éé families were able to sign up for free library cards during their visit.

éé mississippi state athletics department is reading some of those stories virtually.

éé " we had to do a hybrid events of course.

Instead of having readers come in and read to the children in the community we had to do that virtually.

So i reached out the the athletic department at mississippi state university, and they came through for us big time.

" reading sessions are on the junior auxiliary of starkville facebook page.

éé president trump is holding campaign rallies in michigan and wisconsin today even as coronavirus cases surge in those states and the election closes in.éé here's the latest.éé -pkg- president trump ignored pleas from local officials and doctors in michigan and wisconsin to reconsider holding packed rallies, as covid 19 cases soar.

17;15;56;03 we're going to win the state of michign we're going to win four more years in the white house on friday, vice president joe biden courted michigan voters at a drive-in rally in detroit and a socially-distanced event in southfield...blasti ng mister trump's refusal to embrace mitigation measures.

He refuses -- to practice social distancing and he puts his supporters in such jeopardy.

Mister trump attacked the biden family, re- purposing a signature rallying cry.

"you should lock up the bidens.

Lock the bidens up!

President trump referenced a controversial story in the new york post, which published emails áallegedlyá taken from a laptop belonging to biden's son, hunter.

Cbs news has learned the f-b-i is investigating whether the information found on the laptop may be part of a russian disinformation campaign.

...something biden brought up when cbs news asked him to weigh in.

Mr biden what is your response to the ny post story about your son, sir?

I know you'd ask it.

I have no response, it's another smear campaign, right up your alley those are the questions you always ask.

Republicans are going after biden's running mate, too, which may have backfired on georgia senator david perdue.

"kamala, or kamala, kamala, mala, mala, mala, i don't know.

Whatever."

Senator kamala harris's press secretary tweeted "well that is incredibly racist."

While perdue's spokesperson said, "senator perdue simply mispronounced senator harris' name, and he didn't mean anything by it.

-tag- president trump will spend the night here in las vegas, ahead of a rally in carson city nevada tomorrow.

During his visit to this state last month he courted hispanic voters.

Our latest cbs news battleground tracker shows joe biden has a 34 point lead in that critical voting bloc...and is up by six points overall.

Major?

The million man march in washington d.c.

Was 25 years ago.

éé participates reflect on the impactful day.

éé the million man march in washington d.c.

Was 25 years ago.

éé participates reflect on the impactful day.

éé kevin rincon has more.

---pkg--- they marched in the rain, across the brooklyn bridge reflecting on the million man march in washington d.c.

25 years ago - on that cold october day crowds packed the national mall, overflowing past the reflecting pool.

Among the many who helped organize that rally in 1995, shango blake.

11:08:22 we were going from city to city, from town to town meeting with groups and organizations and we saw the spirit and the energy.

It was relevant then and it's relevant now the march itself was led by louis farrakhan, who is himself a very controversial figure, but the message he shared that day, still resonates.

Source: 10ó16ó1995 million man march washington dc 06: black men you don't have to bash white people, all we gotta do is go back home and turn our communities into productive places and blake says that's exactly what many have been doing since the march.

11:09:31 we've been working for 25 years putting on college tours, youth day programs, initiat in the community, programs centered on economic development, we've been out here working.

/ shango blake the crowd here represents generations of black men.

11:03:09 they all have a history of their own in our community, coming up going through stuff but now we made a commitment of atonement to make sure we rise up and raise up our community / vincent riggins brite leadership coalition butt to 11:05:12 we represent the solution butt to 11:05:20 all we have to do is get an invitation and be invited at the table and the issues, despite the change we have seen, despite the many voices who've come together to advocate for reform - the issues are still the same.

11:05:42 it's been oppression, it's been racism, it's been discrimination, and when you do that to anybody, when you create poverty there's going to be crime / andre t.

Mitchell founder man up incorporated standup close: million man march kr 13:53:34 the message 25 years ago, and the message up until now remains the same.

It's one of encouragement of empowerment as black leaders say they have all the tools available to make change it's a matter of doing it.

In foley square kr cbs 2 news .

Our taste of cooler air will be short-lived as temperatures are expected to gradually rise back into the 80s this week.

Rain chances will remain minimal for the next couple of days, but some sprinkles are possible through the week.

Our best chance for rain will be friday as another cold front approaches.

Saturday night: we won't be quite as cold tonight, but it'll still be chilly.

Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s under a mostly clear sky.

A few clouds could move in late.

Sunday-monday: temperatures will continue to rise over the next several days with highs near 80 and plenty of sunshine on both sunday and monday.

A cold front will try to move through monday, but it won't quite make it to us.

This means we'll continue to warm through the week.

Tuesday-thursday: there will be a chance for some hit-or-miss sprinkles through the middle of the week, but widespread rain is unlikely.

Most of us will see a mix of sun and clouds as highs reach the mid 80s each afternoon.

Morning lows will remain in the low to mid 60s.

Friday-saturday: a cold front will approach the area late thursday night, meaning we'll see some off- and-on showers on friday.

These could last into saturday morning and, depending on how slowly the front moves, possibly into sunday as well.

This front will bring our high temperatures from the low 80s on friday to the mid and upper 70s on saturday with overnight lows back into the low 60s.

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.

Our taste of cooler air will be short-lived as temperatures are expected to gradually rise back into the 80s this week.

Rain chances will remain minimal for the next couple of days, but some sprinkles are possible through the week.

Our best chance for rain will be friday as another cold front approaches.

Saturday night: we won't be quite as cold tonight, but it'll still be chilly.

Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s under a mostly clear sky.

A few clouds could move in late.

Sunday-monday: temperatures will continue to rise over the next several days with highs near 80 and plenty of sunshine on both sunday and monday.

A cold front will try to move through monday, but it won't quite make it to us.

This means we'll continue to warm through the week.

Tuesday-thursday: there will be a chance for some hit-or-miss sprinkles through the middle of the week, but widespread rain is unlikely.

Most of us will see a mix of sun and clouds as highs reach the mid 80s each afternoon.

Morning lows will remain in the low to mid 60s.

Friday-saturday: a cold front will approach the area late thursday night, meaning we'll see some off- and-on showers on friday.

These could last into saturday morning and, depending on how slowly the front moves, possibly into sunday as well.

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Another week of s- e-c football is in the books...your full week four recap is coming up next in sports the mississippi state bulldogs currently not knowing much besides offensive woes the bulldogs with a chance for redemption in starkville during week four of the season hosting 11th ranked texas a&m however, an offense that once seemed wide awake during opening weekend of s-e-c play continues to look dead asleep let's get to starkville....mississ ippi trying to snap a two-game losing streak hosting the aggies...rb kylin hill suspended for the ranked match- up 1st quarter, 10 to go -- miss st.

Quarterback kj costello throws deep to the end zone...however is picked off by aggie defensive back myles jones.

For the touchback aggies take over, still scoreless with under 5 in the 1st -- texas a&m running back isaiah spiller takes the handoff...goes right through traffic...picks up 26 yards and a 1st down 2nd quarter...aggies strike -- spiller goes right up the gut into the endzone...texas a&m on the board, 7-0 bulldogs bring in tucker day to punt -- the punt is blocked aggies recover and take over -- capitalize off that play, 1st and goal...spiller fights his way into the house for the score...aggies take a 14-nothing lead at halftime second half..under 12 to go -- aggies qb kellen mond drops back and throws...the ball deflects off his intended receiver...dawgs cornerback emmanuel forbes snags it...goes 60 yards...msu gets the pick-six..makes it 14-7 texas a&m however, despite a late spark from freshman quarterback will rogers, mississippi state comes up short against 11th ranked texas a&m 28-14 costello benched for the second game in a row, finishing with 15-22 on 99 yards, 1 pick and no touchdowns wcbi sports' jon sokoloff reports from davis wade stadium with more leach: "we'll see what happens.

We have to go out there and have two good weeks of practice and see where it's at.

That drive will had was maybe as good as a freshman especially a true freshman at his age."

While the defense has struggled for ole miss this season, the offense has looked sharp for the rebels despite the team's 1-2 record heading into week four in the first three games of the season, ole miss averaging 41 points a game...however, that would not be the case for the rebels taking on arkansas as ole miss' offense looked half asleep until the fourth quarter 1st quarter, no score under 14 to go rebels first drive...early mistakes set the tone in this one& -- 4th and goal&ole miss fumbles...golden opportunity squandered.

2nd quarter, arkansas out to a 10-0 lead with under 11 before the break -- the start of a rough day for ole miss q-b matt corral&rolls left...throws and arkansas defensive back jalon catalon there for the interception...retu rns it 35 yards to finish off the pick- six..hogs go up 17- nothing second half, it's 20- 0 arkansas following a disastrous first half for ole miss 3rd quarter...under 5...rebels finally get in the end zone &corral hits wide receiver elijah moore for the 7- yard score...makes it 20-7 arkansas shortly after&a turnover fest ensues& -- arkansas quarterback felipe franks coughs it up...sacked by linebacker lakia henry...ball recovered by ole miss very next play&corral gives it right back&rebels and hogs exchanged 4 turnovers in 14 plays!

4th quarter&ole miss hanging around, wide receiver jonathan mingo all alone on the sideline&the former brandon bulldog scampers in for six&it's a one possession game a 6:30 left&ole miss punting&no they're not, it's a fake!

Linebacker momo sanogo&a monster play keeps ole miss alive&as that would lead to a jerrion ealy touchdown rebels get the ball back down 5 late&corral&anot her pick six!...corral threw six interceptions in the game.

Arkansas goes on to get the 33-21 win...ole miss falls to 1-3 on the season..here's reaction from head coach lane kiffin kiffin: "this game can be really kiffin: "this game can be really humbling.

You have to be careful reading all your stuff during the week how great you are and all this stuff because it'll bring you right back down and once you start playing really well..people, they study you.

Today they read his eyes and played all zone.

He was staring guys down and that's where the interceptions came."

Corral: "no excuses for that performance at all.

When you have a performance like that we're supposed to lose a game and that's what happened."

Area volleyball teams fighting for the chance to advance to the third round of the playoffs...highligh ts when we come back m-h-s-a-a 2nd round playoff action..caledonia and corinth facing off for a 4a battle 1st set....setter emily clark sets it up for outside hitter libby mcmurphy to come down with the huge spike, plus the point...corinth would take set, 25- 15 3rd set...donia fighting back...d-s emma mckee serves it up...gets the ace and the point to tie it up at 14...caledonia wins the third set, 25-20 to keep the game alive 4th set...caledonia dominating...clark sets it...and right side hitter jalynn hall strikes it down for the point....donia wins the fourth set 25- 10 to force a decisive fifth however, corinth goes onto win the 5th set, 15-12 to get the 3-2 victory over caledonia and advance to the third round new hope at home taking on center hill....this one went down to the wire 1st set....brinley steed sets up reagan green for the kill....center hill takes the first set 2nd set....trojans would dominate....micaela hudgins with the kill and the point couple plays later....annie woolbright setting up daylyn nettles with the strike...trojans win the second set and they tough out a win beating center hill in 5 sets mantachie traveling to eupora to take on the eagles 1st set....mustangs ella pits with the block at the net giving mantachie the point... next play ramsey montgomery sets up bailey coker for the kill...point mantachie eagles looking to answer...mackenzie reed wood sets up alexia johnson for the point.... but mantachie dominates....mustan gs win in straight sets... east webster hosting walnut 3rd set....walnut ahead....wildcats get the kill attempt blocked at the net....point east webster next play....the wolverines get the point after walnut is unable to retun the spike last chance for east webster.....walnut' s dilaine lafoy with the kill to end the match walnut wins in straight sets.... we're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have




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