Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-19-09


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Tyler Police are looking for the person responsible for stabbing a man while he was washing his car.

Plus...Their heart is big enough for one more...we are there as these East Texas families get a little bigger.  That's later on this morning's Gift of Love.

And… Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to announce today that he has selected a former senior defense official to lead a Pentagon review of the circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shootings.  Also, the first Senate hearing into the shootings is set for today.


We are waking up with temperatures around five degrees warmer this morning in most areas of East Texas.  Winds this afternoon will increase out of the southeast bringing in warm, moist air from the Gulf.  Highs today will reach the upper 60s and lower 70s today.  Rain chances return to the area tonight through early Saturday morning with the best chance of rain being across the southern sections of East Texas.


East Texan battling cancer has warning for others

The controversy on the governments new mammogram guidelines hits close to home for one East Texan battling with breast cancer.

Portion of Tyler street closing for business expansion

Some neighbors were for it, others against it. But, part of an East Texas street will have to close. Tyler city council members have voted to close part of sixth street between Roseland and Donnybrook to expand the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital.

Man stabbed at car wash

According to Tyler PD, a 42-year-old man is in the after being stabbed while washing his car.


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Barack Obama is on his way back to Washington after an Asian tour that included efforts to prod China on human rights and North Korea to return to nuclear talks. Obama today said the United States has begun talking with allies about fresh punishment against Iran for defying efforts to halt its nuclear weapons pursuits.

KABUL (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai is promising to go after corrupt officials and end a culture of impunity. He spoke today after an inauguration closely watched by the international community for signs that his administration is moving beyond the cronyism and graft of the past five years.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The CIA's latest recruiting effort is looking to interest Arab-Americans in careers with the agency. The ad and another 30-second spot aimed at Iranian-Americans are part of an ambitious outreach effort to communities the agency deems critical to reducing the threat of terrorism in the U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators charge money from a $4 billion government program designed to help disabled military veterans who run small businesses may be going to the wrong people. The Government Accountability Office says at least $100 million went fraudulently to companies that aren't small businesses, or even run by veterans.

LONDON (AP) - Health experts say swine flu has defied even extraordinary measures to contain its spread. Even China, which initially claimed success with strict quarantines where entire planeloads of passengers were isolated, now acknowledges its swine flu outbreak is much larger than official numbers show.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to make an announcement today about the planned Pentagon review of the circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shootings. An administration official says a former senior defense official will lead the wide-ranging probe.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas has executed a man convicted of killing an 84-year-old east Texas woman who was attached to a cinder block and thrown into a river. Thirty-year-old Danielle Simpson volunteered for execution but changed his mind and allowed lawyers to try to save him.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had made a highly unusual move. It recommends commuting a convicted killer's death sentence to life in prison. That means Governor Rick Perry will decide whether Robert Lee Thompson is put to death today as scheduled.

TERRELL, Texas (AP) - The family of a 26-year-old Army soldier from Terrell says he has been killed in Afghanistan. A pastor tells the Terrell Tribune that relatives of Spc. Joseph Michael Lewis were notified Tuesday. His family says his survivors include his wife and infant daughter.