Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-05-09


Here's a look at what's coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Sales reports from some of the nation's biggest retailers are due out today, and they could show that the economy is on the rebound.

Plus, an East Texas jury convicts a man of causing the death of a toddler last summer. Now, they'll decide whether he should spend life behind bars or receive the death penalty.

Now that thousands of doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine have arrived in East Texas, healthcare workers are among those being protected against the virus.

And an East Texas family is explaining why they felt the call to adopt a special-needs child...and they're sharing the joy he has brought into their lives in today's "Gift of Love".


Another great day is in store for East Texas.  We are waking up with most areas in the lower 50s this morning.  A few places are reporting a little patchy fog.  Areas that do get fog this morning should see it lift by 9 AM.  Another mostly sunny afternoon is in store for us today with highs in the middle to upper 70s.


Verdict reached in murder trial

The life of a convicted baby killer is  now in the jury's hands.

Convicted killer set to die, family fights for him to the end

Lawyers for Khristian Oliver are appealing to Gov. Rick Perry to delay his execution.

Woman says she survived runaway Toyota

An East Texas woman says she experienced problems with her car's accelerator that are similar to those described in a national report.


NEW YORK (AP) - "The Yankees won. The world is right again." That's the word from team president Randy Levine after the Bronx Bombers won their 27th World Series championship. New York did it with a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 last night.

 WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are growing more confident in their ability to pass President Barack Obama's revamp of the health care system. AARP appears ready to get on board with the legislation and a debate and vote are expected Saturday in the House on the 10-year, $1.2 trillion bill.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is pushing for a historic vote this weekend on President Barack Obama's proposed $1.2 trillion U.S. health care overhaul. The powerful seniors' lobby AARP is poised to back the measure, and Democratic leaders seem increasingly confident. A vote could come Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to provide the jobless with up to 20 weeks in extra unemployment benefits. The $24 billion bill would also expand a first-time homebuyer tax credit and provide tax relief for struggling businesses. The House is expected to take up the measure today.

KABUL (AP) - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan is still reeling from last week's Taliban attack that left five U.N. staffers dead. The U.N. is trying to find safer housing for its staffers. But until then, the agency is relocating some 600 workers. An official says it's just a temporary move.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A contractor at a Texas juvenile treatment center has been fired after being charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy who escaped from the facility last week. San Antonio police have arrested Thelma Nicole Miles, who is accused of picking up the boy after he fled.

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Officials say two pilots of a military airplane that crash-landed at the Midland International Airport were able to eject safely and were not hurt. They were on a training mission when the landing gear apparently collapsed as the jet landed yesterday.