Mid-Day Headlines 1-26-16


NOW AT ELEVEN — THE VIDEOS SPARKED CONTROVERSY, NOW THE LATEST ON THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD INVESTIGATION. PLUS — THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES AS THE CANDIDATES MAKE THEIR FINAL PUSH FOR NEXT MONDAY’S IOWA CAUCUS. AND MORE TROUBLING NEWS FOR THE V-A HOSPITAL IN TOMAH. BUT FIRST WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS — MILITARY AUTHORITIES ARE RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF GUNSHOTS AT A BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER IN SAN DIEGO. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE SCENE. THE BUILDING HOUSES OFFICES AND BARRACKS FOR WOUNDED SAILORS AND MARINES AS WELL AS A GYM. OFFICIALS SAY ALL NON-EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARE ASKED TO STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA. NO WORD YET ON IF ANYONE IS HURT. WE’LL FOLLOW THIS STORY THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AND BRING YOU MORE INFORMATION AS IT DEVELOPS. IT SURE WAS A MESSY DRIVE TO WORK THIS MORNING. CHARLIE CAN WE EXPECT MORE SNOW TODAY? TUESDAY A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW, MAINLY BEFORE 1PM. CLOUDY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 28. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. TUESDAY NIGHT CLOUDY, THEN GRADUALLY BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 15. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. IN OUR CONTINUING COVERAGE — A TEXAS GRAND JURY HAS CLEARED PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ALL MISCONDUCT. INSTEAD — IT INDICTED THE ANTI-ABORTION ACTIVISTS BEHIND THE UNDERCOVER VIDEOS. THE VIDEOS SHOWED PLANNED PARENTHOOD OFFICIALS DISCUSSING FETAL TISSUE AND APPEARING TO TALK ABOUT THE PRICE FOR SUCH TISSUE. PLANNED PARENTHOOD MAINTAINS THAT IT DOES NOT PROFIT FROM THE SALE OF FETAL TISSUE AND ONLY RECOVERS ITS COSTS. REPRESENTATIVES OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAY THE VIDEOS WERE HEAVILY EDITED AND MISLEADING. “ALL ALONG WE KNEW THAT THEY HAD DONE NOTHING WRONG. SO THIS IS NOT ONLY A RELIEF, BUT UM A VINDICATION AS WELL.” THE TWO PEOPLE IN QUESTION WERE INDICTED FOR USING FAKE DRIVER’S LICENSES TO INFILTRATE THE GROUP, WHICH IS A SECOND-DEGREE FELONY. FEDERAL OFFICES IN WASHINGTON ARE CLOSED AGAIN TODAY. A WINTER STORM DUMPED MORE THAN 22 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE NATION’S CAPITOL THIS WEEKEND. AND THE CITY CONTINUES TO DIG OUT. THE BLIZZARD WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT. THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE MAKING THEIR FINAL PUSH THIS WEEK… PARTICIPATING IN A LIVE TOWN HALL-STYLE FORUM LAST NIGHT WHERE THEY TOOK QUESTIONS FROM VOTERS, AND TRIED TO EXPLAIN SOME CONTROVERSIAL ASPECTS ABOUT THEIR CAMPAIGNS. NBC’S ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS. WITHIN MINUTES, HILLARY CLINTON FACED A BLUNT QUESTION FROM A YOUNG VOTER LEANING TOWARD BERNIE SANDERS: YOUNG MAN: I JUST DONT SEE THE SAME ENTHUSIASM FROM YOUNGER PEOPLE FOR YOU, IN FACT I’VE HEARD THEM SAY THEY THINK YOU’RE DISHONEST HILLARY SOT: LOOK, I’VE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME. PEOPLE HILLARY SOT: LOOK, I’VE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME. PEOPLE HAVE THROWN ALL KINDS OF THINGS AT ME. / BERNIE SANDERS WAS ASKED HOW HE DEFINES BERNIE SANDERS WAS ASKED HOW HE DEFINES BEING A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST: SANDERS SOT: CREATING A GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US, NOT JUST A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE ON THE TOP. THAT’S MY DEFINITION OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM. AND EACH WAS ASKED TO REACT TO THE OTHER’S TV ADS: NAT SOT HILLARY AD: “SHE’S THE ONE LEADER WHO HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET EVERY PART OF THE JOB DONE.” SANDERS COUNTERED THAT FOR ALL HER FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE, SHE’D VOTED FOR THE IRAQ WAR: SANDERS SOT: “I WAS NOT SECRETARY OF STATE. BUT, EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT, BUT JUDGMENT IS ALSO IMPORTANT.” SHE HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR HIS “SIMON AND GARFUNKEL”-THEMED AD: NAT SOT SANDERS AD HILLARY SOT: 23:00:43 I THINK THAT’S GREAT! I THINK THAT’S FABULOUS I LOVED IT! IN THESE FINAL DAYS – SANDERS’ ECONOMIC MESSAGE IS RESONATING WITH VOTERS WHO ARE HURTING: 10:46:59 WOMAN: IT’S SO HARD TO DO ANYTHING TO PAY YOUR BILLS, YOU’RE ASHAMED ALL THE TIME BERNIE: UNTIL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING EXACTLY WHAT YOU GUYS ARE EXPERIENCING DO SAY THAT WE DON’T MAKE CHANGE. WHILE PRESIDENT OBAMA -WITH POLITICO – SEEMED TO BE TIPPING THE SCALES TOWARD CLINTON: OBAMA /POLITICO AUDIO: SHE CAN START HERE DAY ONE, MORE EXPERIENCED THAN ANY NON-VICE PRESIDENT UH HAS EVER BEEN WHO ASPIRES TO THIS OFFICE THAT WAS ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTING. IN AN NBC NEWS/SURVEY MONKEY WEEKLY TRACKING POLL OUT TODAY: CLINTON HAS MAINTAINED HER DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER SANDERS AMONG WOMEN. YOUNG VOTERS, HOWEVER, STILL SUPPORT SANDERS OVER CLINTON, 68 PERCENT TO ONLY 21 PERCENT – REGARDLESS OF GENDER… THAT TREND COULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT IN IOWA – IF YOUNG VOTERS SHOW UP TO VOTE. HAPPENING TODAY —-A STATE SENATOR IS PROPOSING A BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE WISCONSIN EMPLOYERS TO ALLOW UNPAID LEAVE FOR DONATING AN ORGAN. THE PROPOSAL COMES AFTER REPUBLICAN SENATOR ALBERTA DARLING’S HUSBAND DIED WHILE WAITING FOR A TRANSPLANT. THE BILL WOULD APPLY TO COMPANIES WITH 50 OR MORE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES — AND PROVIDE UP TO SIX WEEKS OF UNPAID LEAVE. THE SENATOR SAYS THE BILL COULD BOOST ORGAN DONATIONS BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULDN’T BE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THEIR JOBS IF THEY TAKE TIME OFF FOR SURGERY. AUTHORITIES AT THE TROUBLED V-A MEDICAL CENTER IN TOMAH ARE INVESTIGATING ANOTHER REPORT OF MISCONDUCT. AN EMAIL WENT OUT REMINDING EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE V-A’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES AFTER A HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE REPORTED BEING THE VICTIM OF INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT BY ANOTHER WORKER. LAST WEEK, A MENTAL HEALTH WORKER AT THE CENTER WAS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL EXPLOITATION BY A THERAPIST. HE’S ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY HARASSING TWO FEMALE PATIENTS AND EXPOSING HIMSELF. GOVERNOR WALKER’S CAMPAIGN HAS REIMBURSED TAXPAYERS ALMOST 135-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO COVER EXPENSES DURING HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT THE AMOUNT COVERS COSTS FOR JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER. GOVERNOR WALKER HAS PAID BACK ABOUT 260 THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE PAYMENTS COVER THINGS LIKE AIRFARE, HOTELS AND MEALS. THEY DO NOT COVER THE COST OF THE STATE TROOPERS WHO TRAVELED WITH THE GOVERNOR. A COLUMBIA COUNTY WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MISTREATING AND ABANDONING HER DOG AFTER SHE WAS FOUND INSIDE A DUFFEL BAG AT A WILDLIFE AREA LAST WEEK. 56 YEAR OLD TERRI LYNN BENSON WAS CHARGED IN COURT YESTERDAY MORNING. MISTY RECEIVED 19 STAPLES ON HER HEAD AND IS RECOVERING AT THE COLUMBIA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY. BENSON IS DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

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