COPY-Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-02-09


Here's a look at what's coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A DEADLY BLAST IN PAKISTAN KILLS AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE.

PLUS, Officials say they are now involved in a recovery operation following last week's midair collision between a U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Marine Corps helicopter.


He's a far cry from the Kamakaze attacks of World War II. But, the war was quite an experience for one country boy. Joan Hallmark has Frank Allen's story in this morning's Freedom Fighters.


You can expect sunny skies and light winds this morning. Temperatures ranging from the middle 40s in outlying areas to near 50 in the cities. Temperatures will warm into the middle 70s this afternoon.


Moms' Powder Puff Football Game

Some East Texas moms hit the gridiron to help out one boy fighting for his life in the hospital.

Home Catches Fire, Elderly Man Found Dead

An elderly East Texas man is found dead after his home catches fire. Investigators found 73-year-old Hal Junior Smith in his home at the intersection of FM 848 and Spur 248 in Chapel Hill Saturday afternoon.

Motorcycle Driver Injured in Accident

An East Texas man is in the hospital after wrecking his motorcycle. Longview police say the driver lost control of his motorcycle when he drove around a sharp curve at the corner of Hollybrook Drive and Loop 281.

Two Injured in Longview Train, Car Crash

A train collision with a car sends two people to the hospital in Longview. It happened around 3:45 p.m. Saturday on F.M. 1845 just east of Highway 31.


WASHINGTON (AP) - A handful of elections in the U.S. tomorrow could provide hints about the country's state of mind. A year before pivotal 2010 midterm balloting, tomorrow's results could shed light on President Barack Obama's political stock. Other questions include what independents are thinking and whether Republicans are sealing fissures within their ranks.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford says it made money in the third quarter and says the longer-term outlook is positive. Ford today announced it made nearly $1 billion in the third quarter thanks to U.S. market share gains, cost cuts and the government's Cash for Clunkers rebates. Ford says it expects to be "solidly profitable" in 2011.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Will the New York Yankees take home the trophy tonight or can the Philadelphia Phillies send the World Series back to New York for Game 6? The Yanks beat the Phillies 7-4 last night to take a 3-1 lead in the Fall Classic. Phillies ace Cliff Lee has the job of silencing the Yankee bats tonight. A.J. Burnett starts on short rest for the Yanks.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard's search for the body of a second Navy pilot after a trainer plane went missing -- has been suspended off Corpus Christi. The body of the first pilot was recovered Friday. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Houston-based KBR is being warned by Pentagon auditors to cut its military support work force in Iraq or face nearly $200 million in penalties. KBR says it is reviewing the audit, but the company disagrees with many of the review's conclusions.

DALLAS (AP) - A man and a woman have been found slain today at a house in Dallas -- and so far no arrests. Police say it appears somone tried to confront the homeowner when gunfire broke out. Police found signs of forced entry at the residence.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) - A standoff in San Antonio has led to police shooting and killing a man who had barricaded himself in an apartment for several hours. Police had tried to serve a felony warrant when the man pulled a gun on officers -- allegedly saying he wouldn't return to jail.