Massachusetts Task Force Returns From Search And Rescue Mission At Oregon WildfiresWBZ-TV's Tiffany Chan reports.
Bus Drivers Ask For More COVID Precautions After Reports Of Positive Cases At Bus YardWBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports.
Massachusetts Reports 340 New Coronavirus CasesThere has now been 9,100 coronavirus-related deaths in the state.
Chiefs-Chargers Preview: Chargers Look To Contain Chiefs In Home OpenerThe Los Angeles Chargers face Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in their first game in the new SoFi Stadium.
Bill Whitaker & Jon Wertheim Preview '60 Minutes' Stories On Philadelphia Mail-In Voting System & LSU's Ed OrgeronThe 60 Minutes correspondents discuss their new stories airing on Sunday about mail-in voting for the 2020 election and LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron.
CBS Sports Becomes New Home Of International Swimming League Beginning October 16The ISL, in its second year of competition, is coming to the CBS family of platforms beginning in mid-October.
SEE IT: The 2020 ACM Awards In PicturesThe 55th ACM Awards were unlike any other. Hosted by 12-time ACM Award winner, the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast from Nashville for the first time and featured country's biggest stars performing from the iconic Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
55th ACM Awards Winners ListThe 2020 ACMs will mark the first time in the show's history that performances will be broadcast from multiple locations featuring Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
H.R. McMaster Says Terrorism, Climate Change Among Top Threats To U.S. In '60 Minutes' Interview With Scott PelleyScott Pelley previews the 53rd season of 60 Minutes, his interview this Sunday with former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and his conversation with legendary journalist Bob Woodward.
Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood And Luke Combs To Kick-Off 2020 ACM Awards TonightThe 55th ACM Awards kick off tonight with a special performance by Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood
Fantasy Football: Start Ben Roethlisberger, Sit Drew Brees In Week 2The Fantasy Football Today crew breaks down the reasons why Big Ben, not Drew Brees should be in your starting lineup this week.
CBS Sports Becomes New Home Of International Swimming League Beginning October 16The ISL, in its second year of competition, is coming to the CBS family of platforms beginning in mid-October.
Make Your Pick!Registration for the Knockout Pool has closed. Make sure to make your pick for this week! This is a national contest.
Dolphins-Patriots Preview: Tom Brady's Departure Ushers In A New Era In New EnglandThe Miami Dolphins open up their season on the road against the New England Patriots as the balance of power in the AFC East shifts.
Bellator MMA Set To Air On CBS Sports Network Beginning October 1 With Bellator 247CBS Sports Network will be the new home for live Bellator events beginning in October with Bellator 247.
'I've Always Enjoyed Playing, But There Is A Different Feel Of Excitement': Cat Osterman On New Professional Softball League Athletes UnlimitedThe 2x Olympian talks about playing in the new professional softball league called Athletes Unlimited and how this experience is helping her prepare for the 2021 Olympics.
Fantasy Football 2020: Start Jared Goff, Sit Aaron Rodgers In Week 1The Fantasy Football Today crew is back to give advice on who you should have in the lineup and who to stay away from in Week 1 of the 2020 season.
Poll: 79% Of College Students Say They Wouldn't Attend Parties This Fall To Prevent Coronavirus InfectionA new poll from College Reaction/Axios found that students are eager to return to campus and willing to not party in doing so.
7-Year-Old Boy Throws A Prom For His Nanny: 'One Of The Best People I've Known'A teenage girl in North Carolina who couldn't attend her high school prom because of the coronavirus outbreak still got a special bash thrown just for her -- by a seven-year-old boy that she babysits.
Teens Raise $11,000 For Supplies To Help Navajo Nation During Coronavirus PandemicA group of teenagers in Phoenix raised more than $11,000 in three weeks for supplies to aid the Navajo Nation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Police Chief: Officers Who 'Don’t Have An Issue' With Floyd Arrest Should Turn In BadgesChattanooga Police Chief David Roddy is taking a strong stand on the death of an African-American man at the hands of law enforcement officers in Minneapolis.
The Forgotten Fight Against COVID-19: Are You Protecting Your Phone?In the last few months, COVID-19 has drastically changed our norms. While everyone is social distancing, masking up and wiping down every door knob in a three-mile-radius, what about the germ magnets we all keep glued to our finger tips; our cell phones.
How Can I Safely BBQ With Friends, Family This Summer? Answers To Common Coronavirus Questions From Dr. Dave HnidaDr. Dave Hnida answers common questions about staying safe from coronavirus this summer while still enjoying the warm weather and company of friends.
How Safe Is Going On Vacation? Summer Coronavirus Questions Answered By Dr. Max GomezWith coronavirus limitations easing and summer in full swing, Dr. Max Gomez answers questions about safety while vacationing and enjoying outdoor activities.
Does Heat, Sun Kill Coronavirus? Frequently Asked Summertime Questions About COVID-19 Answered By Dr. Mallika MarshallDr. Mallika Marshall, a practicing physician, answers common questions about coronavirus safety this summer at the pool, the beach and out and about.
Arrigoni Bridge reopens following serious crashMIDDLETOWN/PORTLAND, CT (WFSB) - The Arrigoni Bridge has reopened following a serious crash Sunday afternoon. The Middletown Fire Department said they responded to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle around 1:45 p.m. Officials say a patient was found with serious injuries and LifeStar responded. Police investigated on scene for about an hour before the bridge reopened. Portland Fire, Middletown Police, Hunters, and the Middlesex Medic assisted in the response.
COVID cases announced in school districts across the state Sunday(WFSB) - School systems across the state have announced COVID-19 cases ahead of the school week. Colchester A staff member at Colchester Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, school officials said Sunday. Officials say the individual is isolating. The school will remain open. "The District will continue to monitor this situation and use sound decision making based on guidance from the CDC and CHD to maintain safety and continue instruction," said Superintendent Jeffrey Burt in a letter sent to families. Southington School officials confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Southington High School. Officials say the school will conduct remote learning for all students and staff on Monday and possibly Tuesday. Contact tracing will be conducted while the school is closed. School officials will provide a status update Monday. Torrington Torringford Elementary School will be closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday following a COVID-19 case at the school. School officials say the building will be sanitized and disinfected. Contact tracing will also be completed. Waterbury Eight more students in the Waterbury school system have tested positive for the coronavirus. School officials made the announcement Sunday. In a letter sent out to parents, Waterbury Superintendent of Schools Dr. Verna Ruffin stated that one student that attended in-person classes at Generali Elementary did test positive for the virus. Students in that specific class will transition to remote learning through Friday, September 25. The student that attended in-person classes is required to stay home and quarantine for ten days. That student must then provide the school with a doctor's note showing that they tested negative for the virus before going inside the school again. A virtual student that attends Wilby High School also tested positive. Officials say this student has been attending virtual classes since September 10 and the last day they were at the school was September 9. An in-person student at Wallace Middle School tested positive. The last day the student was in the school was September 11. Three other Generali Elementary students and two North End Middle School students that were enrolled in their school's Virtual Academy also reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. In all cases, the contact tracing team was notified immediately upon officials being informed of the confirmed case. Generali Elementary School will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, per protocol. School officials also confirmed a a contracted school bus driver for Waterbury Public Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. The driver was told to quarantine for 14 days. School officials say each bus was cleaned thoroughly.
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes in quarantine after testing positive for COVID(WFSB) - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes remains in quarantine after she was notified that her COVID test yielded a positive result. Hayes made the announcement Sunday morning. Yesterday, Congresswoman Hayes said that she and her fellow staff members would quarantine after one of her staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. That positive test result came shortly after a phased reopening of her offices. Hayes said that she was in close contact with that staff member that tested positive and worked in both her Connecticut and Washington D.C. offices this past week. All members of her staff have have been informed and directed to quarantine and get tested for the virus. Hayes went to two urgent care centers Saturday, but was unable to get tested. She said that she was able to procure an appointment at a different urgent care center and was tested this morning. "I urge everyone to acknowledge the severity of this virus and follow the CDC guidance to keep our family, friends, and loved ones safe," stated Hayes. Members of Congress do not get tested regularly for the virus, according to a statement from Hayes' office. Face coverings, social distancing, and frequent floor cleanings are the precautionary measures the House has taken. "I have taken every possible precaution and still contracted the coronavirus," said Hayes. Hayes' Connecticut and Washington D.C. offices will be in a remote capacity until further notice. “My experience and the experience of my staff underscores the need for a national testing strategy with a coherent way to receive speedy, accurate results. This level of anxiety and uncertainty is untenable. I am asymptomatic, except for breathing issues which are being monitored. Please keep my family and my staff in your prayers," added Hayes.
Vehicle taken out for a test drive rolls over in NorwichNORWICH, CT (WFSB) - A test drive for a Norwich woman did not go as planned. According to CT State Police, witnesses informed troopers that a vehicle on I-395 North was operating erratically when it rolled over. The driver, a 30-year-old Norwich woman, admitted to troopers that she wanted to go out onto the roadway to test out the new safety features and admitted to driving over 100 m.p.h. Officials say the driver sustained minor injuries and was summoned to court for reckless driving and for failing to maintain her lane.
Judge temporarily blocks US WeChat ban(CNN) -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/tech/tiktok-download-commerce/index.html" target="_blank">banning WeChat downloads</a> in the United States. In issuing the preliminary injunction, Judge Laurel Beeler wrote that the plaintiffs — a group of US-based WeChat users who stand to be affected by Trump's ban — had shown "serious questions" in their claim that the executive order threatens the users' First Amendment rights. "The plaintiffs' evidence reflects that WeChat is effectively the only means of communication for many in the community, not only because China bans other apps, but also because Chinese speakers with limited English proficiency have no options other than WeChat," Beeler wrote. Nor does the order escape First Amendment scrutiny under an easier standard known as intermediate scrutiny, the judge said, because the ban on WeChat does not provide enough evidence that it is narrowly tailored to resolve the US government's national security concerns with respect to the app. "And, as the plaintiffs point out," Beeler wrote, "there are obvious alternatives to a complete ban, such as barring WeChat from government devices, as Australia has done, or taking other steps to address data security." The injunction against the ban comes after President Trump said Saturday he has approved a deal involving TikTok, Oracle and Walmart. The Commerce Department had issued restrictions against both TikTok and WeChat that were set to go into effect Sunday evening, but delayed the implementation of the TikTok restrictions for one week. The WeChat ban, however, will now be stayed nationwide as a result of Judge Beeler's order. The judge's order not only blocks the Trump administration's attempted ban on downloads of WeChat, but also blocks the government's effort to restrict internet infrastructure companies from carrying or hosting WeChat's internet traffic. The Commerce Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
2 alarm fire forces Andover family from their homeANDVOER, CT (WFSB) - A fire in Andover has left one family without a place to call home. State Police say the fire broke out around 7:30 this morning on Gilead Road. Officials arrived to find three quarters of the home already engulfed in flames. A second alarm was sounded shortly after, which requires mutual aid be brought to the scene. Everyone that was inside the residence at the time the fire broke out was able to get out safely and nobody was injured. The Red Cross is assisting the family that lost their home. Gilead Road was closed to through traffic, but has since reopened. Members of the Columbia, Lebanon, Hebron, and Tolland Fire Departments responded to the scene to assist. The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation by the office of the Fire Marshal. However, officials said that the investigation could be lengthy.
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UConn residents at Eddy Hall to quarantine following COVID-19 casesSTORRS, CT (WFSB) - An uptick in cases at a UConn dorm has university officials on alert. This weekend, the school decided to place yet another dorm under medical quarantine. The school’s COVID dashboard is reporting 51 positive or suspected on-campus cases. Four of those cases are inside the Willard Eddy Residence Hall. Now, the entire dorm is under medical quarantine. A total of 96 students live inside the Eddy Residence Hall. They were notified on Saturday the dorm is being placed under a medical quarantine, because of, what university officials are calling, “cause for concern.” Four students tested positive over the last week. The UConn medical director says the positivity rate in the Eddy Residence Hall is disproportionate to cases the university is seeing in other dorms. UConn officials say twenty-eight students living in Eddy were already in quarantine or isolation. Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, UConn placed the residence hall under medical quarantine. Eyewitness News spoke with some students about how they feel about the circumstances. "I’m personally not scared, because I know I’m doing what I’m supposed to do and the college is taking its safety precaution to keep us all safe," one UConn student tells us. The university hopes this quarantine can help slow the spread. UConn recently lifted a medical quarantine at another dorm, called the Garrigus Suites. The off-campus Oaks on the Square apartment complex is also under quarantine, because of positive coronavirus tests. "I feel like there are going to be some positive cases like all over the way, but they’re like going to control it," UConn student Amirah Jahaf stated. The university has been testing hundreds of students for COVID each day as part of ongoing safety efforts. Since classes began, 147 residential students have tested positive for COVID. 138 of those who were treated have recovered and left isolation. We also learned Quinnipiac University in Hamden just had its first confirmed coronavirus case.
Norwich haunted attraction trying to stay one step ahead of the coronavirusNORWICH, CT (WFSB) - With Fall around the corner, some of the season’s favorite pastimes are returning, that is if you like a good scare. Amid coronavirus concerns, the Dark Manor Haunted House is implementing health guidelines and will have hand sanitizer while asking people to wear masks. Employees will also monitor to make sure people are socially distant. "You’re going to come with your group. You’re going to stay with your group and you’re going to go through the haunted house with your group, and we space each group out so you don’t crash into each other," Rick Pierce, one of the organizers for the Dark Manor Haunted House, tells us. The haunted house opens Friday, October 2. It’s recommending people buy their tickets online for a specific time slot.
Weekend Hartford homicide victim identified as former Albertus Magnus hoops playerHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police in Hartford have made an arrest in connection to a deadly weekend shooting. According to Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero, a gunshot victim arrived at St. Francis Hospital via private vehicle around 12:15 Saturday afternoon. The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Hartford resident Jaqhawn Walters, succumbed to his injuries about ten minutes after arriving. While officers were on their way to the hospital, a man, later identified as 33-year-old Hartford resident Jason Stone, called the Hartford Police Department and informed the dispatcher that he was involved in the shooting, which took place in the area of Stone's residence at 3395 Main Street. Stone was instructed by dispatchers to drive to the Hartford Police station, where he was taken into custody without incident. Lt. Cicero says that investigators were able to seize a firearm, which is believed to be the weapon used in the Main Street shooting, from Stone's vehicle. Surveillance footage obtained by Hartford Police were able to corroborate Stone's accounts. The footage also showed that a brief physical encounter occurred between the victim and the suspect prior to the shooting. Stone was charged with one count of murder and is being held on $1 million bond. On Saturday night, Albertus Magnus College officials said that Walters was a standout basketball forward for the school. He scored a total of 1,821 points and grabbed 1,167 rebounds during his playing career at the school. Officials said that Walters was also a D3Hoops.com All American, selected to the GNAC All Tournament Team, and named GNAC Player of the Year. “For those of us fortunate enough to know Jaqhawn, or “JQ” as he was affectionately known to so many, we remember his beaming smile and larger than life personality, bringing joy to everyone around him, whether it was on the basketball court, in the classroom, or in spaces across our campus," Albertus College President Marc Camille said in a statement. A prayer service for Jaqhawn is expected to be held later this week. Grief counselors will be made available to members of the Albertus Magnus community. Lt. Cicero adds that Stone is expected to be arraigned sometime on Monday. The Hartford Police Department's Major Crimes and Crime Scenes Division is investigating. Anyone with any information on this deadly shooting is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department's anonymous tip line at 860-722-8477.