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Drew Barrymore: 'My Goal With The Show Is To Feel Like We're All In On Something Together'Drew Barrymore has been a star for decades and she discusses what it has been like to host "The Drew Barrymore Show" on CBS.
49ers-Patriots Preview: Can San Francisco Continue Momentum Against New England Team Looking To Rebound?The 49ers are coming off a solid win, while the Patriots are coming off an ugly loss. Both teams need a win to keep pace in tough divisions.
#2 Alabama Has Won 13 Straight Against Tennessee, CBS' Brian Jones Doesn't See That Streak Breaking SaturdayThe Tide head to Knoxville to play the Volunteers this weekend, riding a long winning streak in the rivalry, one that Jones believes will continue.
Henry Munoz On 'Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event's Message: 'If We Are United Through This Moment, Our Country Will Be Better'Henry Munoz discusses 'Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event' coming to CBS on Monday, October 26th.
Alexandra Pelosi On Showtime Documentary 'American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself': 'Social Media Is Destroying Our Democracy'The daughter of Nancy Pelosi discusses her new Showtime documentary about a year in the life of America and what it was like to document everything from COVID-19 to protests over the death of George Floyd.
Alicia Keys To Host 'Every Vote Counts: A Celebration Of Democracy' On October 29thCBS announced today a new one-hour entertainment special, Every Vote Counts: A Celebration Of Democracy, to be broadcast Thursday, October 29th from 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS and available on demand on with CBS All Access. 

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Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 7: Chargers QB Justin Herbert 'Going To Light Up' Jaguars Defense Says CBS Sports' Jamey EisenbergChargers rookie Justin Herbert has had 23 or more fantasy points in three of his four starts thus far. Jamey Eisenberg expects that to continue this weekend.
49ers-Patriots Preview: Can San Francisco Continue Momentum Against New England Team Looking To Rebound?The 49ers are coming off a solid win, while the Patriots are coming off an ugly loss. Both teams need a win to keep pace in tough divisions.
#2 Alabama Has Won 13 Straight Against Tennessee, CBS' Brian Jones Doesn't See That Streak Breaking SaturdayThe Tide head to Knoxville to play the Volunteers this weekend, riding a long winning streak in the rivalry, one that Jones believes will continue.
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INTERVIEW: Doctor says loss of smell can be a sign of COVIDDr. Dennis Lafreniere from UConn Health discusses why the sudden loss of smell should be a good reason to go get a COVID-19 test.
CT public schools make adjustments after reporting COVID cases over the weekend(WFSB) – Some Connecticut schools made adjustments after announcing that community members tested positive for the coronavirus. On Sunday, Southington school officials announced two positive cases of COVID-19 at separate schools. According to Assistant Superintendent Seven Madancy, cases were identified at the Kelley Elementary and J.F.K. Middle schools. On Monday, school officials said an additional case was also reported at Southington High School. More than 20 staff members of the high school have been affected and due to this, the school will move to remote learning from Tuesday, October 27 through Monday, November 2. Specific information regarding the dates of the quarantine period was shared in an email to families and discussed with staff members who were identified as close contacts. As a reminder, “close contact” is defined by the state Department of Public Health as within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, however, the full context of the situation is always evaluated in terms of all situational factors. Madancy said in a statement “the district will continue to consult with local health officials, assist in contact tracing, monitor the status of cases, and take additional action, as necessary.” Also on Sunday, Waterbury Public Schools announced that between Friday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 25, seven staff members and a total of three students tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those students attended in-person learning at Wallace Middle School. As a result, the classrooms that were impacted by the two positive cases will transition to distance learning through Monday, Nov. 2. All other classes at Wallace Middle School will transition to distance learning through Tuesday, Oct. 27. The third student attended classes virtually at Waterbury Career Academy. Since the student hasn't been inside the school, no adjustments will be made to that class's learning curriculum. A staff member at North End Middle, Sprague Elementary, and Walsh Elementary schools also tested positive for COVID. However, none of the schools made any adjustments to their learning schedules. Both Maloney Interdistrict Magnet and State Street Schools had a staff member test positive for the the virus. Students in the specific classroom at Maloney transitioned to distance learning through Wednesday, Nov. 4, while students in the specific classroom at State Street School transitioned to distance learning through Friday, Nov. 6. Officials said that two staff members who work at Waterbury Career Academy had tested positive as well. Those classrooms that were impacted by the positive cases transitioned to distance learning through Friday, Nov. 6. "Per the District’s established protocol, the city’s Contact Tracing Team was engaged immediately and the appropriate notifications were made. The school will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly as per defined protocol. We assure you that we are taking the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff," said Waterbury Public Schools spokesperson Sujata Wycoff. Those who tested positive for the coronavirus were told to stay home and self isolate for ten days. They will need medical documentation before returning to in-person classes. Also over the weekend, Norwalk Public Schools announced that both Kendall Elementary and Silvermine Dual Language Magnet Schools transitioned to remote learning on Monday, Oct. 26 and will return to school on Monday, Nov. 9. Schools officials stated that this also includes those students in grades kindergarten through 5th at both the Silvermine building and Jefferson Annex. However, the remote learning didn't apply to those in the ELLI Pre-Kindergarten program. The decision came after more COVID cases were reported over the weekend, causing teachers, staff, administrators, and bus drivers to quarantine. The positive COVID cases also impacted the staffing levels at some school buildings. Officials added that it's been difficult to find substitute teachers during the pandemic. Parents of children who attend Kendall Elementary and Silvermine Dual Language Magnet should check their emails for further information.
Gov. Lamont says there’s no plans for a statewide rollback of reopening phasesHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It appears Connecticut is in the early stages of the anticipated second wave of the coronavirus. While details can change quickly, as of Monday, Governor Ned Lamont said there are no plans for a statewide rollback on any of the reopening phases. It will likely be a regional approach, similar to what we’ve seen over the last few weeks. This information is key because it allows businesses and residents to plan ahead. There is now medical data to explain why the state is taking this approach. The hospitalizations as of Monday are higher than last month, but still remain low compared to national averages. This may be because more younger people are getting infected and their recovery rate is a lot better than those who are older. Dr. John Murphy was one of the guests during Governor Ned Lamont’s coronavirus briefing and he provided a medical insight. When the virus initially arrived in March and April, hospitals were being pushed to the limit of their capacity because those who were coming in were older. Back then, only four percent testing positive were under 18, but as of Monday it’s 25 percent. What that means is that this age group is likely to bounce back quickly and may not even need to be hospitalized, so that really gives wiggle room for hospitals during this second wave, by freeing up space for those who need it. While this is good news, Dr. Murphy did caution that by no means is Connecticut out of the woods. In fact, he pointed to the upcoming holidays as potential events where the virus can spread. “I think this wave, we’re at the beginning of it, not at the end of it. People, as the weather gets colder, are less likely to stay outdoors. With the holidays coming, there is a tendency for people to gather, potentially including out of state visitors and sharing means and holidays indoors. For all of those reasons, I think we have not yet seen the peak of this surge,” Dr. Murphy said. Connecticut’s hospital capacity remains at a very good level. The national average is 14 percent, while Connecticut is at 6.5 percent. While it's expected that the infection rate may rise in the weeks ahead, the state says it won't take a blanket approach to lockdowns like during the first wave in March and April. "I certainly don't anticipate it at this point. We have a much better ability to target our response that we had back in April and even though I've seen some strict hockey sticks, here in Connecticut, we've gone from one to two to two and a half percent over a period of time. We haven't been localized, but we see it in regions, so I think we're still going to focus on that strategy," Lamont said. As it stands right now, any rollbacks to reopening are made on the local level and some hotspots like Montville and Danbury started to move their schools to online only.
Heavy rain, possibly with some snow, expected to end the weekHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - It's no trick or treat, but there could be a few snowflakes in the air later this week. Meteorologist Mark Dixon said after some spotty showers start to the week, and a pleasant Tuesday and Wednesday, what's left of Zeta is expected to impact the end of the week. "The big headline will be what happens later this week as the remnants of Zeta are drawn northward into a storm system that impacts Connecticut Thursday into Friday," Dixon said. "Rain becomes likely by Thursday afternoon and could be heavy at times thereafter." Thursday, temperatures are expected to be in the 50s. "At night, and into early Friday, we could see a transition to snow before the precipitation ends," Dixon said. "As of now, elevation will likely play a role. We eventually may/possibly/potentially be talking about minor accumulations in the Hill towns." However, Dixon stressed that it's still too early to get specific about how much. The state is looking at highs in the 40s on Friday. It'll be breezy too, which will make it feel even chillier. By Friday night, things get even colder with lows in the upper 20s and low-30s. Halloween itself, however, appears to be nice at this point. There should be plenty of sunshine with highs in the 50s and lows at night in the 40s. Read the complete technical discussion <a href="https://www.wfsb.com/weather/technical_discussion/" target="_blank">here</a>. For weather updates on smartphones and tablets, head <a href="https://www.wfsb.com/site/station_info/apps" target="_blank">here</a> or text "WFSB" to 23765 to download the Channel 3 app.
Jobs for CT: Pratical Nurse Education SupervisorPorter and Chester Institute is searching for a practical nurse education supervisor.
New Haven police release bodycam video of protesters attempting to storm police headquartersNEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – Newly-released video shows the moments protesters allegedly tried to storm the New Haven Police Department’s headquarters. This all took place during a racial justice rally in May. In the body camera video released by New Haven Police, officers can be seen keeping back a crowd of people. At times, the officers were using pepper spray and other riot gear. The New Haven Police chief said on Monday it was in response to objects that were being thrown at officers. No one was arrested during the protest, which was in response to the death of George Floyd.
Bright Spot: The Montville community held a parade for a firefighter who battled COVID-19A firefighter in Montville who contracted COVID-19 was reminded how we really are all in this together. This segment was sponsored by Connecticut Lighting Centers.
Fugitive Files: Police still searching for person who brutally killed Madison womanMADISON, CT (WFSB) – It’s a murder case that shook a beach community and the killer is still on the loose. Barbara Hamburg was murdered outside of her Madison home one decade ago. New information was just released from police about the investigation. Police are now saying that Hamburg was stabbed. Channel 3 also received the 911 call made that morning, which may be disturbing for some to hear. The 911 call came from a woman who is believed to be Hamburg’s sister saying she just picked up Hamburg’s daughter from school and made the discovery. She told the operator Hamburg was covered with cushions from the backyard. “She is bleeding terribly,” the sister said. When asked where Hamburg was bleeding from, her sister said her head. Hamburg was 48 years old when she was found dead on her front lawn ten years ago. Channel 3 is learning new information that was never released until our interview with Madison Police Captain Joseph Race. “Barbara was discovered by family members. That’s where the 911 call came in. For the crime scene, it was outside the home and she was attacked and stabbed,” Race said. Hamburg’s secluded Madison home on Middle Beach West overlooks Madison Beach near the country club. “It’s pretty far back off the road. One of the houses you wouldn’t know was there unless you had a reason to go down there,” Race said. But the case has since gone cold. With the hopes of finding a killer, Hamburg’s son Madison, who is a filmmaker, partnered with HBO to make a documentary. “Murder on Middle Beach” is showcasing Hamburg’s son’s journey to find his mother’s killer. Channel 3 asked police about the soon to be released HBO series. “Maybe through what he’s putting out there, there’s a piece of information we don’t have and I know he’s been doing interviews throughout town, so maybe there’s that piece of information he’ll uncover and together we can bring this to closure,” Race said. With a case still unsolved, the family request Hamburg’s case file, which they were denied until last week. After a Freedom of Information Act Request and an online petition, the family received 1,600 pages of information from the Madison Police Department on Wednesday. Police continue to receive leads on the case. “Someone knows something, and it’s going to be that link that seems so innocuous right now that breaks the case open and that’s what we are hoping,” Race said. The HBO four-part series is set to air on November 15. If you have any information you can call Madison Police at 203-245-2721 or go to www.barbarhamburgtips.com.
INTERVIEW: New Canaan designated mandatory mask zonesDue to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, New Canaan town officials have posted several signs downtown, designating busy areas as mandatory mask zones.
Island off the coast of Branford currently for saleBRANFORD, CT (WFSB) – Are you missing that summertime feeling? Well, there’s a little island that’s currently for sale right here in Connecticut that could be used for your summer vacations. Channel 3 was invited to a property in the Thimble Islands, right off the coast of Branford, on Wheeler Island. The owner’s daughter describes it as being on Neverland. “It’s completely whimsical. It doesn’t take itself at all seriously, that’s what’s really so much fun. You come, you look at the colorful countertop appliances, and the dishes, and the bedding and all of the little, you can stare at a room for give minutes and not pick up every single decorative, fun, thoughtful detail. Every room is like an art exhibit,” said Margaret Muir, the real estate agent. Sitting on three-fourths of an acre, the home was built back in 2001. The owner, a woman who no longer lives on the East Coast, had five children who grew up spending summers in the Thimbles. One of her daughters told the real estate agent that growing up in the Thimbles was like something out of a storybook. “I can just imagine children’s jaws dropping to the floor when they see this. It’s like you’ve opened a beautiful fairytale book, but it’s real,” Muir said. This home is less traditional than many shoreline homes, where you can see each room pops with color, like the kitchen with stony creek pink granite and lime green appliance. A bedroom has black and white stripes, polka dots, and pink watermelon accents. In the middle of a pandemic, Muir says people are looking for a change. “Particularly in these times, when people are looking for added security, tranquility to relax, to truly relax, which is harder and harder with the world we live in,” Muir said. With panoramic views of Long Island Sound from the copula or sitting from any spot on the wrap-around decks, for many, this type of island life is a bit of a dream. Muir says it can be a reminder to keep looking for the fairytale. “It reminds me of some of the important things in life, it reminds me of the incredible natural beauty of this part of the coast. It makes me grateful to live here and it has a very calming effect,” Muir said. The island is currently for sale for $3 million.