Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-23-09


Here's a look at what's coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Police in Tyler are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent one man to the hospital. It happened near South Broadway and Fifth Street.

Plus, members of an East Texas church are celebrating the repairs to their sanctuary, which was damaged in a fire nine months ago.

And members of another East Texas congregation are pooling their resources to help their neighbors who are having trouble making ends meet during the holiday season.


We are waking up with some pretty dense fog in some locations this morning.  Dense fog advisories are in effect for our western counties, thanks to visibilities being as low as ¼ mile in some locations.  The fog will lift around 9 am giving us mostly sunny skies this afternoon and warm conditions.  High temperatures will reach the lower 70s this afternoon.   A cold front will bring a few isolated showers overnight into tomorrow morning, but the air mass is too dry to produce widespread showers and storms.  For the remainder of the Thanksgiving week, very dry air will move into the area leading to fantastic weather conditions.  Low temperatures will be slightly below normal, in the middle to upper 30s, with high temperatures being slightly above normal in the lower to middle 60s.


Tyler Police investigating morning shootout at S. Broadway Avenue

Sunday morning around 3:15, Tyler Police responded to the intersection of South Broadway Ave. and 4th Street after receiving a report of several people fighting and shooting at each other in the roadway.

Tyler church offers Thanksgiving food

A Tyler church is trying to help ease the struggle for East Texans, by offering Thanksgiving food for the needy. For over a decade, members of First Baptist Church of Tyler have banded together to help the needy during the holidays, and this year there are many in need.

Despite financial circumstances, students give this Thanksgiving

Many of them cannot even afford to eat, but that's not stopping some East Texas students from helping people in even more need. For one Pine Tree Junior High class their selfless sacrifice makes this Thanksgiving even more special.


KABUL (AP) - The military says four U.S. service members have been killed in the past 24 hours in Afghanistan. NATO says three were killed in southern Afghanistan, two in a bomb attack and the third in a separate firefight. The fourth died in a bombing in the east. Meanwhile, Afghan officials said three Afghan army soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province.

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent investigators to the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania after a small amount of radiation was detected. Specialist John White says there's no indication the radiation exceeded or even approached regulatory limits.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Atlantis' crew is gearing up for another spacewalk outside the international space station. Among the astronauts suiting up is Randolph Bresnik - the father of a new baby girl. The mission is to hook up a fresh oxygen tank and some science experiments.

HOUSTON (AP) - Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to return to work at his Houston medical clinic for the first time since before the pop star's death. Dr. Conrad Murray has been the focus of a homicide investigation in Los Angeles since telling police he gave Jackson a powerful operating room anesthetic to help him sleep. He hasn't been charged with a crime.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews is scheduled to be arraigned today in a Los Angeles federal court. Prosecutors say Michael Barrett found hotels where Andrews was staying, rented an adjacent room, altered the peephole and shot videos of Andrews.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is voicing Republicans' opposition to the health care overhaul headed for debate in the Senate after Thanksgiving break. She spoke yesterday on NBC's "Meet the Press" and called the measure "a disaster" for the country.

 LAS VEGAS (AP) - Michael Jackson's former personal physician is expected to return to work today at his Armstrong Medical Clinic in Houston. That's according to a lawyer for Doctor Conrad Murray, who was at Jackson's bedside when he died and has been the focus of a homicide investigation. Murray hasn't been charged.

 MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A Richardson man is one of two people arrested in Arkansas on felony charges for allegedly writing bad checks as salary payments to a physician. Authorities say Arthur Clyde Benson Jr. is administrator of the Pike County Hospital in Arkansas.

UNDATED (AP) - A University of North Carolina senior from Dallas is among the 32 American students named in the latest round of Rhodes Scholars. Libby Longino gets one of the scholarships that cover up to three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.