Mid-Day Headlines 1-29-16


NOW AT ELEVEN — A DEMONSTRATION IS UNDERWAY AT THIS HOUR IN SUPPORT OF CONVICTED KILLER STEVEN AVERY IN MANITOWOC. PLUS –THE MOST FAMOUS DOG IN SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN HAS FOUND A PLACE TO LIVE OUT THE REST OF HER DAYS IN LOVE AND SAFETY AFTER SHE SURVIVED UNSPEAKABLE BRUTALITY. AND — WE’LL INTRODUCE YOU TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR. MAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW — A PROTEST IS UNDERWAY IN SUPPORT OF STEVEN AVERY. IT’S HAPPENING OUTSIDE THE MANITOWOC COURT HOUSE. HERE IS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PROTESTERS — OUR SISTER STATION IN GREEN BAY SAYS ABOUT 50 PEOPLE HAVE SHOWED UP SO FAR. AVERY WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING PHOTOGRAPHER TERESA HALBACH IN 2007. THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘MAKING A MURDERER’ SEEMS TO CLAIM HE WAS INNOCENT. SOME BUSINESS OWNERS MEANTIME HAVE A MESSAGE FOR TODAY’S OUT-OF-TOWNERS. ” ‘YOU DONT KNOW THE COMMUNITY, YOU DONT KNOW THE PEOPLE, YOU DONT KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED. ” THE RALLY WAS ORGANIZED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA REACHING THOSE AS FAR AWAY AS NEW YORK AND BOSTON. BETWEEN ONE AND TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. AND TUNE IN TO NBC15 AT NINE TONIGHT — THIS WEEK’S DATELINE IS ALL ABOUT THE AVERY CASE. I’M AMY CARLSON. COOLER TEMPS ARE ON TAP FOR TODAY WITH A HIGH OF 29 UNDER PARTLY SUNNY SKIES. MILD WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR THE WEEKEND WITH HIGHS UP TO 40 DEGREES. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE FOR LIGHT RAIN ON SUNDAY. MONDAY BRINGS PARTLY SUNNY SKIES, BUT WE ARE TRACKING A STORM SYSTEM ON TUESDAY THAT COULD PRODUCE MODERATE AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL. STAY TUNED IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK. IN CONTINUING COVERAGE… WE’VE LEARNED MORE ABOUT MISTY, THE DOG WHO SURVED A BEATING AND BEING LEFT FOR DEAD IN A HUNTING AREA. THE COLUMBIA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS SHE IS 15 YEARS OLD AND MAY HAVE CANCER IN A TUMOR BUT X-RAYS SHOW IT HAS NOT SPREAD BEYOND THAT TUMOR. SHE IS TOO OLD TO HAVE IT REMOVED. THEIR VET SAYS MISTY IS STILL IN AMAZINGLY GOOD HEALTH FOR HER AGE. LATER TODAY MISTY WILL GO TO ONE OF THEIR FOSTER HOMES WHERE SHE CAN LIVE OUT THE REST OF HER LIFE WITH LOVE. THE FUNERAL FOR THE 5 YEAR OLD SHOT TO DEATH IN BELOIT WILL BE HELD TODAY. MEANTIME ANOTHER SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN THE DEATH OF AUSTIN RAMOS JUNIOR. 18-YEAR-OLD HUGO MARTINEZ OF BELOIT WAS ARRESTED LAST NIGHT ON HOMICIDE CHARGES. 24 YEAR OLD ISSAC TORRES WAS ARRESTED IN ILLINOIS AND EXTRADITED TO ROCK COUNTY YESTERDAY, POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR ERIC SALAZAR-MOTA AND SERGIO ORTIZ-RAYGOZA. THEY FOUND THE MAROON CHEVY BLAZER INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING. A MEMORIAL SERVICE IS SCHEDULED MONDAY FOR THE THREE CHILDREN WHO DIED IN A SHEBOYGAN FALLS HOUSE FIRE. THEIR PARENTS, CHRIS AND KRISTI MAKI, SAY THEY ARE HUMBLED BY THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT. 10-YEAR-OLD BEN MARTIN DIED AT THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY. 11-YEAR-OLD NATALIE MARTIN AND CATER MAKI BOTH DIED EARLIER AT THE HOSPITAL. 9-YEAR-OLD JENNA MARTIN ESCAPED UNHARMED. A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR THE CHILDREN WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT A PARK IN SHEBOYGAN FALLS. SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN DANE COUNTY ARE CLOSING DOWN DUE TO DETERIORATING CONDITIONS. THE NORTH CENTRAL REGION WILL CLOSED EARLIER THIS MORNING. THE NORTHWEST REGION WILL CLOSE STARTING AT SIX TOMORROW MORNING. TRAILS WILL REOPEN WHEN THERE IS ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL AND STEADY BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS NOW PREDICTING THREE TO FOUR MILLION PEOPLE COULD BE INFECTED THIS YEAR WITH THE ZIKA VIRUS. THE WORLD’S TOP GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCHERS HAVE CALLED AN EMERGENCY MEETING NEXT WEEK — TO DECIDE WHETHER TO DECLARE THIS OUTBREAK A GLOBAL EMERGENCY. NBC’S TOM COSTELLO REPORTS. WORLD HEALTH EXPERTS CALL IT A RAPIDLY EXPLODING CRISIS, SOUTH OF THE U.S BORDER. …AND A TINY MOSQUITO, CARRYING THE ZIKA VIRUS IS THOUGHT TO BE RESPONSIBLE. SO FAR, AN ESTIMATED 42-HUNDRED BABIES BORN IN BRAZIL WITH MICROCEPHALY … ABNORMALLY SMALL HEADS AND BRAINS. ON THURSDAY, WE WERE WITH A NEW MOM IN BRAZIL AS SHE TOOK HER 2-MONTH-OLD, BORN WITH MICROCEPHALY, TO THE DOCTOR. (NEW SOT-WHO NEWS CONFERENCE) (DR. MARGARET CHAN/WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL) “THE LEVEL OF CONCERN IS HIGH, AS IS THE LEVEL OF UNCERTAINTY.” WITH TRAVEL ADVISORIES NOW IN EFFECT, THE UNCERTAINTY EXTENDS TO THE U.S, BUT EXPERTS BELIEVE THE RISK OF A SIMILAR LARGE-SCALE OUTBREAK HERE IS LOW. LARGELY BECAUSE VERY FEW AMERICANS LIVE IN THE KIND OF MOSQUITO BREEDING GROUNDS WE SEE IN BRAZIL….SURROUNDED BY TRASH AND STAGNATE WATER. (NEW SOT-CDC INTERVIEW 00;05;52) (DR. ANNE SCHUCHAT/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL) “AND PEOPLE TYPICALLY HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND GOOD SCREENS THAT LIMIT THEIR EXPOSURE. SO WE DON’T THINK THERE’S THE DENSE POPULATION AND THE DENSITY OF MOSQUITOES AND THAT PEOPLE UM ARE NOT REALLY LIVING IN THE OUTDOORS IN IN SUCH A GREAT EXTENT.” (GRAPHIC/MAP) SO FAR, THE CDC IS AWARE OF 31-CASES OF ZIKA INFECTION IN THE U.S. ANOTHER 19 IN PUERTO RICO AND ONE IN THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. ALL OF THE VICTIMS CONTRACTED THE VIRUS WHILE TRAVELING ABROAD. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY INVOLVE PREGNANT WOMEN. THIS MORNING, HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE UNDER ORDERS TO REPORT ANY SUSPECTED ZIKA CASES TO THE CDC. WHILE WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR COULD BECOME PREGNANT ARE URGED TO AVOID TRAVELING TO ZIKA HOT ZONES. (NEW MINI SOT-PARK – 00:03:48) (GINA PARK/PREGNANT TRAVELER) “…IT WAS GOING TO BE OUR LAST HURRAH BEFORE UM WE HAD THE BABY IN JUNE.” GINA PARK AND HER HUSBAND ALREADY HAD THEIR TICKETS TO MEXICO NEXT MONTH. NOW, THEY’VE CANCELED. (SOT-PARK 00:03:21:14) (GINA PARK/PREGNANT TRAVELER) “WE JUST PROBABLY COULDN’T LIVE WITH OURSELVES IF SOMETHING EVER DID HAPPEN.” THAT WAS TOM COSTELLO REPORTING. IN THE U-S, THE MOSQUITOS THAT CAN CARRY ZIKA ARE ONLY COMMON IN SOME GULF STATES. EXPERTS SAY THEY’RE NOT CARRYING IT YET. A THEATER COMPANY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY HAS NAMED ACTRESS KERRY WASHINGTON WOMAN OF THE YEAR. WASHINGTON PLAYS A CRISIS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST ON THE T-V SHOW ‘SCANDAL.’ THE NATION’S OLDEST COLLEGIATE THEATER COMPANY SAYS THEY PICKED WASHINGTON BECAUSE SHE’S THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO HEADLINE DRAMA ON NETWORK T-V SINCE 19-74. THE 38 YEAR OLD ..IN ACCEPTING THE AWARD.. REMINDED STUDENTS ABOUT THE POWER A HARVARD EDUCATION. “I JUST WANTED THEM TO KNOW, AS THEY WERE HONORING ME, I’M HONORING THEM, AND THE POWER THAT THEY LEAVE HERE WITH.” WASHINGTON ALSO ADDRESSED THE CONTROVERSY AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS. SHE SAYS SHE’S NOT BOYCOTTING THE CEREMONY, BUT SHE SAID SHE’S HAPPY THE CONVERSATION ABOUT DIVERSITY IN THE OSCARS IS HAPPENING.

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