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WCBI News at Six- 11/28/2020

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WCBI News at Six- 11/28/2020
WCBI News at Six- 11/28/2020
WCBI News at Six 11/28/2020

New covid-19 cases in mississippi continue to surge.

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Health officials are reporting 1,553 new cases and 10 deaths.

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The latest numbers show 971 people are in the numbers show 971 people are in the hospital with confirmed or suspected coronavirus symptoms. ??

245 of those patients are in i.c.u.

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In our area, lee county has seen 81 new cases.

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Lafayette county has 45, lowndes county has 32, and prentiss county as 20.

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Retail stores aren't the only busy parking lots after thanksgiving.

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Some clinics are seeing an increase in covid-19 testing.??

Courtney ann jackson explains.

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Doctors tell me busy clinics today are a symptom of the increased community spread we've seen statewide this month---not so much thanksgiving.

But they're holding their breath for what may be to come.

"really showing a lot of community transmission right now.

And the perfect storm for transmission is intermingling and mixing of households and age groups which perfectly describes what happens at the holidays.

I'm very concerned that we're going to have over the next few weeks, an increased number of cases."

While the folks getting tested friday wouldn't have been the ones to catch the virus at thanksgiving---they could've spread it.

"if someone has symptoms today and proves to have covid-19 and yesterday they were at grandmas or grandpas or somebody's gathering, then they were contagious yesterday.

So, wherever they were yesterday, if they are symptomatic today they are symptomatic today and test positive then yesterday they were positive."

For clinics like trustcare---they anticipated the increased demand for tests after having been closed for the holiday.

But they've been seeing that increase for the last month.

"we have made some increases in staffing and try to make sure that we've got enough people but regardless it's very exhausting on our clinical staff to have to work at the level that they are right now."

Trustcare opened a covid-only testing site and now they're looking to expand that model as they anticipate the demand increasing even more in the coming weeks.

"we can get them in and out a lot quicker with going to that clinic and we're looking at potentially adding some more temporary spots like that just to try to help out and basically reduce the pressure on our urgent care clinics."

In flowood, courtney ann jackson, wcbi news.

Rain will return to the area for much of sunday, making for quite a gloomy day.

We'll be dry to start off the week, but temperatures will be much colder.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy and cool.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s with a light northeasterly wind.

Sunday: rain is likely to begin by 8 am or 9 am and last well into the evening.

Rain could be heavy at times with a little thunder, but we're not expecting any major severe weather.

Rainfall amounts will be near an inch in most areas.

Temperatures will be in the 50s through the day making for a chilly rain.

Winds will be from the east in the morning, switching to the northeast and north by the evening.

Monday: clouds will linger through the day on monday as much cooler air moves in.

Morning lows will be in the upper 30s with highs only in the mid 40s.

Winds will be breezy, gusting to near 20 mph out of the north.

An isolated shower or even flurry is possible, but there will be no travel concerns or major precipitation.

Tuesday: a hard freeze is likely tuesday morning with lows in the low to mid 20s.

Afternoon highs will be in the mid 40s under a mostly sunny sky.

Wednesday- saturday: clouds will build back into the area for the second half of the week with some showers possible late wednesday night into the owner of a new restaurant in the barnes crossing shopping district believes christmas shoppers will be a boost to his business.??

Cantina del sol opened a week and a half ago on north gloster.??

The mexican restaurant is owned by fidel cubillo, who also owns two "d'casa" locations in tupelo.??

Business has been brisk at cantina del sol, which is modeled after authentic mexican restaurants in mexico.

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He and his partners have been working on the restaurant for three years.??

And he believes christmas shoppers will be a big part of his business throughout the next month.??

"we're going to be pretty busy, we are preparing, we are fully staffed, still trying to get some training in and trying to get new folks trained, we are a local business so we do deal a lot with local employees and trying to get them trained."

Cantina del sol is cantina del sol is open for dinner monday through saturday.

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Tupelo was like many cities across the country today hosting small business saturday.

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Wcbi's chad groening has more.

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The weather was a bit dreary.

But it didn't discourage folks from heading downtown to take advantage of small business saturday which was started by american express to encourage people to get out and support their small businesses in their community.

Barbara fleishhacker owns the main attraction emporium and coffee bar.

Like other small business owners, she has had to cope with covid-19.

"and i have to say that it's been lighter than normal.

But the people that have come in have had a really good time and they're shopping.

It's just been kind of slow and sparse.

But one thing i do like is that we've had many customers today that don't live here anymore that remember this shop from their youth.

So it's been nice to see the second and third generations come through and enjoy their shopping.

And we're selling so you know business is a little brisk.

It's just not what it used to be."

There are a number of speciality shops in tupelo including woodworkings which makes customized furniture and accessories made locally.

Jennifer tenhet works at the store and also sells her own art here.

"small town business is very important for our area especially for this company.

This is a company that's run by family.

They let me work part time and have my artwork here.

But it has been especially important during this pandemic how our customers have been so good to either to either do curbside or online sales.

Things are starting to pick up with customers coming back in.

But we've had a really good day today and we just appreciate our customers."

Right now the street from wood workings house in the old rankin home, not one but three businesses, the farm house tupelo, annie sloan chalk paint, and noon fresh food fast.

"it's been good.

It's been steadyand a lot of great people have been in the store today.

We have local artists things.

We have unique gifts that you can find in the big box stores.

And they're still willing to support local businesses so that's a plus."

And what would small business saturday be without reeds department store, which has had to be flexible during the pandemic.

"we're trying to be as optimistic as we can.

We have a whole store full of great things.

We have great great lines that we're very excited about.

So trying to get it to where a customer even knows what we have in the store has been a challenge with some people just not wanting to go out and not wanting to shop due to certain precautions, but our store i think we're being a fexible and as smart as we can."

Chad groening wcbi news tupelo .

Shop small saturday brings in loyal and new customers to columbus.

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Dozens headed to their favorite local stores to help put money back into the community.

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With the threat of covid-19, protocols are in place while customers shop.

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This creates a welcoming atmosphere for shoppers to feel at ease.

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Store owners say even though they don't receive as much attention as a big named companies, they're fortunate to have folks spend their money here.

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" you get to use your scenes you get to smell the fragrances of the things in our gift shop.

You get to feel the texture of the items we have for sale, clothing wise, and all.

You can't do that form a computer."

"the good things that have come out of this is that i've noticed that people are shopping small.

They are really supporting their local small businesses more than ever."

For every dollar spend, 67 cents goes back into the community.

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Calhoun city residents are still in disbelief after a gas station robbery turned into a murder wednesday night.

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Two young men and a teen are behind bars and facing capital murder charges.

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Calhoun city police have identified the victim.

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Wcbi reporter stephen pimpo is has more on the story.

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"pull up here today to go to the bathroom and got tape everywhere and find out the attendant was shot."

It was wednesday night when a robbery at this popular calhoun city gas station turned into a murder.

Calhoun city police said the call came in around 9 p.m.

From the calhoun express on south main street.

Su: officers got to the scene to find the store clerk with gun shot wounds and lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

Police say the clerk died on his way to the hospital.

He has since been identified as 34- year-old abdulwadod ala salahadeen, better known as al to his customers.

"he seemed like a decent guy, you know?

You go in, you speak to him and he's always good morning, come again, thank you."

Police say the three suspects fled the scene but witnesses gave them a description.

Eupora police and webster county sheriff's deputies later arrested 17- year-old morris morgan iii, 18-year- old yasim mcgee both from lexington and 20- year-old jakevion greer of grenada.

All three are charged with capital murder.

"these youngsters, you know 17, 18 years old.

That walk into a place and throw their life away for maybe 50 bucks and a couple packs of cigarettes."

A gun and a large sum of money were discovered in the suspects' vehicle.

Police say the only motive so far in the ongoing investigation was the robbery.

"i hate to see it happen in this little community.

We don't have a lot but what we do have we're proud of and it's just really sad."

All three men are being held without bond.

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Morgan faces a secondary charge of armed robbery.

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Greer is also charged with strong armed robbery and mcgee is charged with accessory to robbery.

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A day after saying he would accept the electoral college results, president trump is falsely setting a new bar for joe biden to enter the white house.??

We'll have that story after the break.

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Intro a day after saying he would accept the electoral college results, president trump is falsely setting a new bar for joe biden to enter the white house.??

Even after a federal judge mr. trump appointed delivered a stinging rebuke of his latest legal challenge.??

Cbs's ben tracy is at the white house.

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Pkg pkg: before hitting the golf course for the second day in a row...president trump was already teed off.

Bizarely declaring that joe biden can only enter the white house as president if he can prove that his ridiculous "80,000,000 votes" were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.

Twitter immediately flagged the tweet because there is no evidence of widespread fraud.

I'm the president of the united states.

Don't ever talk to the president that way.

During the president's combative thanksgiving news conference he again refused to concede...warning the electoral college not to certify mister biden the winner.

Well if they do, they made a mistake because this election was a fraud.

But today the president's campaign was hit with another stinging legal defeat in one of its last attempts to overturn biden's win in pennsylvania.

In a scathing ruling a trump appointed federal judge says "calling an election unfair does not make it so.

Charges require specific allegations and then proof.

We have neither here."

The campaign plans to appeal to the us supreme court even as the trump administration's transition to president elect biden is well underway.

Mister biden...who is spending the holiday weekend at his delaware beach house...is expected to receive his first presidential daily intelligence briefing monday.

Certainly i will.

Certainly i will.

And you know that.

While president trump says he will leave the white house on january 20th if he isnt declared the winner...he won't say if he will attend mister biden's inauguration.

I mean i know the answer, i'll be honest, i know the answer.

But i just don't want to say it yet.

Ben tracy, cbs news, the white house.

Rain will return to the area for much of sunday, making for quite a gloomy day.

We'll be dry to start off the week, but temperatures will be much colder.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy and cool.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s with a light northeasterly wind.

Sunday: rain is likely to begin by 8 am or 9 am and last well into the evening.

Rain could be heavy at times with a little thunder, but we're not expecting any major severe weather.

Rainfall amounts will be near an inch in most areas.

Temperatures will be in the 50s through the day making for a chilly rain.

Winds will be from the east in the morning, switching to the northeast and north by the evening.

Monday: clouds will linger through the day on monday as much cooler air moves in.

Morning lows will be in the upper 30s with highs only in the mid 40s.

Winds will be breezy, gusting to near 20 mph out of the north.

An isolated shower or even flurry is possible, but there will be no travel concerns or major precipitation.

Tuesday: a hard freeze is likely tuesday morning with lows in the low to mid 20s.

Afternoon highs will be in the mid 40s under a mostly sunny sky.

Wednesday- saturday: clouds will build back into the area for the second half of the week with some showers possible late wednesday night into thursday.

An isolated shower or two is possible on friday and saturday, but most of the rain will be gone after thursday.

Highs will be in the 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s.

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.

Rain will return to the area for much of sunday, making for quite a gloomy day.

We'll be dry to start off the week, but temperatures will be much colder.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy and cool.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s with a light northeasterly wind.

Sunday: rain is likely to begin by 8 am or 9 am and last well into the evening.

Rain could be heavy at times with a little thunder, but we're not expecting any major severe weather.

Rainfall amounts will be near an inch in most areas.

Temperatures will be in the 50s through the day making for a chilly rain.

Winds will be from the east in the morning, switching to the northeast and north by the evening.

Monday: clouds will linger through the day on monday as much cooler air moves in.

Morning lows will be in the upper 30s with highs only in the mid 40s.

Winds will be breezy, gusting to near 20 mph out of the north.

An isolated shower or even flurry is possible, but there will be no travel concerns or major precipitation.

Tuesday: a hard freeze is likely tuesday morning with lows in the low to mid 20s.

Afternoon highs will be in the mid 40s under a mostly sunny sky.

Wednesday- saturday: clouds will build back into the area for the second half of the week with some showers possible late wednesday night into thursday.

An isolated shower or two is possible on friday and saturday, but most of the rain will be gone after thursday.

Highs will be in the 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s.

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.

Rain will return to the area for much of sunday, making for quite a gloomy day.

We'll be dry to start off the week, but temperatures will be much colder.

Saturday night: mostly cloudy and cool.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s with a light alabama and auburn face off in alabama and auburn face off in the iron bowl!

Highlights from that matchup and more next in sports iron bowl time in alabama but this time around it will be without the nick saban.

After testing positive for covid- 19, saban will not be walking the sidelines leading his undefeated team against arch rival auburn.

Will saban's absence throw alabama off track?

00-20 to tuscaloosa we go!!

Senior day at alabama ... 1st qtr ... mac jones 66-yd td pass to devonta smith ... 7-0 alabama...jones is lit!

Smith showing why he's arguably the best wideout in the country!

20-29 2nd qtr, 7-0 alabama ... mac jones 7-yd td pass to john metchie ... 14-0 alabama 29-44 2nd qtr, now 14-3 alabama ... mac jones 24-yd td pass to jahleel billingsley ... 21-3 alabama 44-1:00 2nd qtr, 21-3 alabama ... malachi moore intercepts the bo nix pass ... 21-3 alabama bama goes onto dominate.

They win big.

42-13 and in the egg bowl....this game is still going on but ole miss is ahead 31 to 24 so it's looking like the golden egg is returning to stay in oxford for another year qbs for both teams having good games..... former msu head coach dan mullen and the florida gators get the win today over kentucky in decisive fashion......34-10 over the wildcats coach dan mullen and the florida gators get the win today over kentucky in decisive fashion......34-10 over the wildcats qb kyle trask with a nice showing...throwin g for 256 and 3 tds gators are now 7-1 this season... last night marked an end to endzone for the high school football season.

But before we put a bow on things, let's take a look back to last night's games as we get ready for what should be a fun and wild state championship weekend!

In 6a...the oxford chargers charge their way back to another state title game.

Oxford remains undefeated with a 12-0 record after beating clinton 31- 27 last night.

In 5a...the drive for five continues!

West point getting the win on the road over ridgeland last night 29-22 keeping the green wave's title hope alive.

In 4a....louisville powering forward to get the win against itawamba ahs 18-6.

Louisville is 12-1 this season looking to put the cherry on top of great season with one more win.

In 3a, noxubee county dominates against winona winning 50-7.

A win friday will give the tigers their 6th state title.

In 2a, calhoun city escapes our game of the week with a hard fought win over east union 22- 14.

The wildcats enter the title game winners of 10 straight!

In 1a, biggersville pulls off the upset knocking off the 2 time defending champs, nanih waiya 26-0.

This is biggersville's 1st state title appearance.

We're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have a final look at weather.

Stay with us you're watching wcbi news at 6.

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