Q2 News 10 p.m. Top Stories with Jay and Jeanelle, Wednesday 1-24-18
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Q2 News 10 p.m. Top Stories with Jay and Jeanelle, Wednesday 1-24-18


FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. I’M JEANELLE SLADE. AND I’M JAY KOHN. A NEWLY HIRED SHEPHERD HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER – NOW OFF THE JOB -AFTER SCHOOL LEADERS – DISCOVERALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. THOSE COMPLAINTS — MADEAGAINST CHRIS MATTINGLY – WHEN HE WAS A TEACHER AT LAKE STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL IN WASHINGTON STATE- FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS. THOSE ALLEGATIONS – INCLUDE INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH MATTINGLY’S THEN CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENTS … AS WELL AS VIEWING PORNOGRAPHY ON HIS SCHOOL COMPUTER. MATTINGLY RESIGNED FROM THAT DISTRICT IN 20-16 AND CAME TO WORK AT SHEPHERD THIS PAST AUGUST. HE TAUGHTPHYSICAL EDUCATION IN SHEPHERD .. UP UNTIL EARLIER THIS MONTH, WHEN HE WAS PLACED ON PAID LEAVE. TONIGHT – Q2’S AJA GOARE BRINGS US MORE ON THE PAST ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MATTINGLY – AND HOW HE ENDED UP IN SHEPHERD. SUPERINTENDENT SCOTT CARTER TELLS ME — HE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS WHEN HE OFFERED CHRIS MATTINGLY A CONTRACT. MATTINGLY WORKED AT THE LAKE STEVENS HIGH SCHOOLFROM 1992 THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 20-16 WHEN HE RESIGNED AMID ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. CARTER TELLS ME — MATTINGLY INDICATED ON HIS RESUME THAT HE WORKED AT LAKE STEVENS THROUGH JUNE AND DID NOT MENTION HIS RESIGNATION. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR LAKE STEVENS TELLS ME — HER OFFICE NEVER RECEIVED A REFERENCE CALL FROM SHEPHERD SCHOOL OFFICIALS… OTHERWISE, SHE SAYS, THESE ALLEGATIONS WOULD’VE COME TOO LIGHT MUCH SOONER. CARTER SAYS — HIS OFFICE REVIEWED A REFERENCE LETTER FROM THE HEAD OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANDRAN A BACKGROUND CHECK… BUT DID NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. DURING HIS TIME IN WASHINGTON, RECORDS OBTAINED BY THE HERALD MATTINGLY INDICATE MATTINGLY HAD AN AFFAIR WITH AN 18- YEAR-OLD FORMER STUDENT. HE WAS ALSO DISCIPLINED FOR VIEWING PORNOGRAPHY ON HIS SCHOOL COMPUTER AND BEING INAPPROPRIATE WITH STUDENTS. WHEN CARTER LEARNED ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS EARLIER THIS MONTH — HE PLACED MATTINGLY ON PAID LEAVE… TOLD HIM TO PACK UP HIS BELONGINGS… AND GO. AJA GOARE — MTN NEWS — SHEPHERD. AFTER THE POLICE AND DISTRICT INVESTIGATIONS WERE COMPLETE, THE WASHINGTON OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES INVESTIGATED MATTINGLY — BUT ELECTED NOT TO REVOKE HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATE. BECAUSE CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE NEVER FILED AGAINST MATTINGLY IN WASHINGTON STATE -HIS BACKGROUND CHECK – TURNED UP NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY. DISGRACED PHYSICIAN LARRY NASSAR WILL LIKELY SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON. A MICHIGAN JUDGE SENTENCED THE FORMER USA GYMNASTICS AND MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY DOCTOR .. TO 40 TO 175 YEARS IN PRISON. THE SENTENCE – COMES MONTHS AFTER HE PLEADED GUILTY TO SEVEN COUNTS OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE. NIKKI BATTISTE REPORTS. -NATS/SOT- “I’VE JUST SIGNED YOUR DEATH WARRANT.” JUDGE ROSEMARIE AQUILINA SENTENCED LARRY NASSAR TO SERVE AS MUCH AS 175 YEARS IN PRISON WEDNESDAY…MOMENTS AFTER READING PORTIONS OF A LETTER HE RECENTLY WROTE TO HER DEFENDING HIS MEDICAL PRACTICE: “I WAS A GOOD DOCTOR BECAUSE MY TREATMENTS WORKED.” OVER THE LAST 7 DAYS…THE 54-YEAR-OLD DOCTOR WAS FORCED TO LISTEN TO THE MORE THAN 150 YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO ACCUSED HIM OF ASSAULT…WHILE HE WORKED FOR USA GYMNASTICS AND MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. I WILL CARRY YOUR WORDS FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS. RACHEL DENHOLLANDER …WHO WAS THE FIRST TO PUBLICLY ACCUSE NASSAR…CALLED FOR THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: YOU COULD HAVE HAD EVERYTHING YOU PRETENDED TO BE. EVERY WOMAN WHO STOOD UP HERE TRULY LOVED YOU AS AN INNOCENT CHILD -NATS-I FEEL NAUSEOUS EVEN STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU AND KAYLEE LORINCZ , WHO ALSO ADDRESSED NASSAR IN COURT…CALLED OUT THE INSTITUTIONS SHE SAYS PROTECTED HIM: THERE NEEDS TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY AT USAG AND MSU NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. AFTER THE SENTENCING…MORE OF NASSAR’S ACCUSERS CAME FORWARD.WITH SIMILAR DEMANDS: WE’RE NOT GOING TO HEAL ALL THE WAY UNTIL WE KNOW WHO KNEW WHAT WHEN LATE WEDNESDAY, MSU PRESIDENT LOU ANNA SIMON ANNOUNCED HER RESIGNATION – ASSERTING THERE WAS NO COVER UP ON HER WATCH.THE U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE IS CALLING ON THE ENTIRE U.S.A. GYMNASTICS BOARD TO STEP DOWN.NIKKI BATTISTE, CBS NEWS. NASSAR’S DEFENSE TEAM NOW HAS 21 DAYS TO APPEAL HIS SENTENCE. HE FACES MORE ACCUSERS NEXT WEEK – WHEN HE’S SENTENCED ON THREE MORE – SEX ASSAULT CONVICTIONS. BILLINGS LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS HEADED FOR CHANGE. AFTER NEARLY 80 YEARS OF OPERATION, OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING 30 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE OF A GROWING CITY –AND WITH IT – THE AIR TRAVEL NEEDS. RIGHT NOW – MORE THAN 853,000 PASSENGERS FLEWTHE FRIENDLY SKIES IN BILLINGS IN 2017. THAT’SDOWNNEARLY 2 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. STILL,THE LOCAL FINANCIAL IMPACT GENERATED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE AIRPORT – IS ESTIMATED -AT 148- MILLIONDOLLARSA YEAR. THE BIG TARGET FOR GROWTH — MORE JET BRIDGES. THE NEW AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PLANS CALLS FORNEARLY DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF GATES. Q2’S DUSTIN KLEMANN HAS THE DETAILS ON THE SKY-HIGH SIGHTS -FOR THE BILLINGS AIRPORT. PLANS ARE UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE CONCOURSE — ADDITIONAL JET BRIDGES IN THE BILLINGS LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. KEVIN: “THAT’S EXACTLY THE KIND OF IMPETUS FOR THIS PROJECT IS TO MAKE THE CONCOURSE LARGE ENOUGH THAT WE CAN THEN ADD PARKING POSITIONS FOR UP TO 8 OR 9 AIRCRAFT. AND THAT WOULD SET UP THE CITY FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS AT LEAST.” AT AN EARLY ESTIMATED $40 MILLION PRICE TAG, THERE ARE SEVERAL RESOURCES FOR FUNDING, INCLUDING FEDERAL AVIATION DOLLARS AND GRANTS. KEVIN: “WON’T BE ANY TAX DOLLARS INVOLVED. THE PUBLIC ALWAYS GETS EXCITED ABOUT THAT. NO TAX DOLLARS, WE’LL DO ALL THIS WITH AIRPORT FUNDS.” RIGHT NOW, GATES ARE OVERBURDENED. THE PROPOSED PROJECT WOULD BE ESSENTIAL TO ADDING MORE FLIGHT OPTIONS TO PASSENGERS. KEVIN: “WELL WHAT IS DOES IS ACTUALLY GIVE ME THE ABILITY TO SAY CAN YOU COME TO BILLINGS NOW BECAUSE I HAVE A GATE POSITION FOR YOU. RIGHT NOW THE AMERICAN AIRLINES IS ON THE SAME GATE AS ALLEGIANT AIRLINE AND SOMETIMES UNITED USES THAT GATE TOO SO THAT GATE GETS USED A LOT.” THE ADDITIONAL GATES, WHILE A MAJOR TRANSFORMATION, IS ONLY PART OF THE LARGER PICTURE WITH CHANGES TO SPEED OF CHECK-IN AND FOOD OPTIONS. KEVIN: “ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE LOOKING AT DOING IS MAKING IT MUCH BETTER FOR OUR CUSTOMERS, WAY MORE CONVENIENT, A LOT MORE AMENITIES THAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE NOW. IT’S A DIFFERENT DAY IN AGE FROM THE 1970S TO NOW 2018. IT’S SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT AND WE’RE TRYING TO BRING THOSE AMENTITIESUP TO STANDARD NOW THAT PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING, BECAUSE THEY’RE SEEING THEM AT DIFFERENT AIRPORTS.” DUSTIN TELLSUS – ALSO INCLUDED IN THE AIRPORT PLANS – MAJOR CHANGES TO THE TSA AREA – DESIGNED TO STREAM-LINESECURITY CHECK IN. CONSTRUCTION IS TARGETED TO BEGIN SUMMER 20-19 .. AND WILL TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO COMPLETE. A GUN MANUFACTURING COMPANY THAT RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY IN BUSINESS… WILL SOON MOVE TO SHERIDAN, WYOMING. WEATHERBY RIFLES, INC… NOW BASED IN CALIFORNIA…MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WEEK. Q-2’S DAVID JAY – STANDING BY NOW – WITH MORE DETAILS – IN TONIGHT’S MONEYWATCH REPORT. DAVID. WEATHERBY’S PRESIDENT SAID THE COMPANY IS MOVING BECAUSE OF LOWER TAXES AND TO MANUFACTUREGUNS THAT COULD NOT BE MADE IN CALIFORNIA. EDWEATHERBY AND HIS SON ADAM…GAVE GOVERNOR MATT MEAD A SPECIAL 70TH ANNIVERSARY WEATHERBY FIREARM AT THE SHOT SHOW IN LAS VEGAS THE WEATHERBYS MET WITH THE MEAD AT THE SHOW LAST YEAR. THE MOVE BRINGS 70 TO 90 JOBS TO SHERIDAN…ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE. WEATHERBY WILL LEASE A 100-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT BUILDING IN THE SHERIDAN HIGH TECH BUSINESS PARK. ADAM WEATHERBY – “THE STATE OF WYOMING IS GOING TO BE THE PLACE WHERE WE’RE GOING TO GROW AND THRIVE AND FLOURISH AND THAT YEARS FROM NOW, JUST LIKE MANY OF YOU HAVE KNOWN MY DAD AND GRAND DAD AND SO FORTH AND THAT HAVE KNOWN WEATHERBY THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE IN EXISTENCE, NOT MERELY IN EXISTENCE BUT GROWING AND THRIVING.” MATT MEAD – “WHEN I TALKED WITH THE PEOPLE OF SHERIDAN THAT YOU’VE BEEN INTERACTING WITH, THEY KNOW ONLY GOT IT THAT IT WAS GREAT FOR OUR ECONOMY, THEY GOT IT BECAUSE YOUR ARE A GREAT, GREAT FAMILY BUSINESS. AND I THINK ABOUT FIREARMS, IT’S UNIQUELY AMERICAN TO BUILD WONDERFUL RIFLES.” WEATHERBY STARTED NEAR LOS ANGELES IN 1945…AND IS THE THIRD GUN COMPANY TO RELOCATE TO WYOMING. MAGPUL INDUSTRIES IS IN OVERLAND…AND HIVIZ SHOOTING SYSTEMS IS IN LARAMIE. TURNING TO WEATHER – BOB, IT WAS A BLUSTERY DAY ACROSS THE REGION. BOB MCGUIRE SAYS: IT WAS ANOTHER BREEZY DAY IN THE BEAR TOOTH FOOTHILLS HERE SOME OF THE HIGHEST WINDS WE FOUND AROUND THE AREA 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF LIVINGSTON HAD 65 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EMIGRANT HAD 64 MPH SAME FOR NEAR NYE AND 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF LIVINGSTON HAD A 60 MILE-PER-HOUR WIND WHILE 17 MILES SOUTH OF FORT SMITH REPORTED A 52 MILE- PER-HOUR WIND. NOW BECAUSE THE HIGH WINDS WE STILL HAVE A WIND ADVISORY UNTIL NOON TOMORROW FOR THOSE 65 MILE-PER- HOUR WINDS AROUND LIVINGSTON AND BIG TIMBER COLUMBUS PLUS A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY BEGINNING AT 5 AM AND GOING TO 5 PM TOMORROW FOR 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 5 INCHES. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SPOKE TO REPORTERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY… ABOUT A POSSIBLE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP – FOR DACA”DREAMERS.” REPORTERS WERE THERE TO MEET WITH CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY. HERE’S AUDIO OF THEIR EXCHANGE: REPORTER: “DO YOU WANT CITIZENSHIP FOR DREAMERS?” PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: “WE DO, WE’RE GOING TO MORPH INTO IT IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE.” REPORTER: “WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?” PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: “OVER A PERIOD OF 10 TO 12 YEARS, SOMEBODY DOES A GREAT JOB, THEY’VE WORKED HARD, IT GIVES INCENTIVE TO DO A GREAT JOB. IF THEY’VE DONE TERRIFICALLY, WHETHER THEY HAVE A LITTLE COMPANY, OR WHETHER THEY WORK, WHATEVER THEY’RE DOING. IF THEY DO A GREAT JOB, I THINK IT’S A NICE THING TO HAVE THE INCENTIVE OF, AFTER A PERIOD OF YEARS, BEING ABLE TO BECOME A CITIZEN.” THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM – EXPIRES IN MARCH. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS -HE MAY EXTEND PROTECTIONS FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF RECIPIENTS.. IF A DEAL ISN’T REACHED BY THEN. STILL AHEADON TONIGHT’S 10 O’CLOCK NEWS… ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN CIGARETTES – ISTRYING TO QUIT. TONIGHT -A LOOK – AT ITS NEW ALTERNATIVE. LLATER… CAN YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION, “WHO WROTE THE POEM ‘O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!”? IF SO, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO WIN MONEY… FROM YOUR COUCH. AND IN SPORTS… THIS FORMER BILLINGS MUSTANG LEARNED TODAY, HE’LLBE INDUCTED INTO THE MAJOR LEAGUE HALL OF FAME THIS SUMMER.. SCOTT HAS DETAILS.. IN TONIGHT’S MONEY

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