Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-24-09


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:  Some people are now being accused of using Bible verses to spread hate for the President.        

Also, two Dallas firefighters are hospitalized this morning after a floor collapses during a 7-alarm fire.

More than two million cribs are under recall this morning. More than 147,000 of them were sold in the U.S. under the "Fisher Price" logo.                       

And…she has won numerous awards for her art in shows across the country. Joan Hallmark has Sally Wade's story in this morning's Proud of East Texas.


A cold front is currently moving through East Texas this morning.  Out ahead of the front we are seeing temperatures in the lower 60s, but behind the front temperatures quickly drop off into the upper 40s and lower 50s.  There are a couple of very light showers or sprinkles along this front, but most areas will not see any rain as the front moves through.  Skies will clear this afternoon and temperatures will be near normal with highs reaching the middle 60s in most areas.


Family, friends, comrades gather for final farewell

Gun shots echoed in the air, honoring Tyler Jefferson. Following graduation last May, Jefferson joined the Navy. She was stationed in Pensacola, Florida.

2-million cribs being recalled

Government safety regulators say more than 2.1 million dropside cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in U.S. history.

Man crashes vehicle into funeral procession

A bizarre accident to tell you about. A man crashes into a vehicle during a funeral procession and police say alcohol may be to blame.


WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 2 million drop-side cribs are being recalled after reports of four infant suffocations. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging parents to stop using the Stork Craft Manufacturing cribs until they receive a free repair kit. It's the biggest crib recall in U.S history.

WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of deliberations over how to rework the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is said to be days away from announcing his decision. The White House says after Obama's "rigorous final meeting" last night with his war council he has "the information he wants and needs to make his decision."

KABUL (AP) - NATO is reporting a U.S. service member was killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan's south yesterday. In eastern Afghanistan, a bomb hidden in a water truck exploded, killing three people, including two children. Three more people were wounded in the attack.

AMPATUAN, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from a massacre of political supporters and journalists in the Philippines has risen to 46 with the discovery of 11 more bodies in a hillside grave. Police say a convoy of about 40 people was going to register a politician to run for provincial governor when they were stopped by about 100 gunmen.

GENEVA (AP) - UN experts say the number of people worldwide infected with HIV has remained virtually unchanged for the past two years. Officials say the global epidemic probably peaked in 1996 and the disease appears stable in most regions, except Africa which accounted for 72 percent of new cases last year.

DALLAS (AP) - At least two firefighters have been injured in a seven-alarm fire at a Dallas apartment complex that was under construction. KDFW-TV reported last night that two firefighters suffered minor injuries after the floor of the complex collapsed.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hoot shootings says his client will likely plead not guilty and may pursue an insanity defense at his military trial. Major Nidal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the November 5 shooting.

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Students at the University of North Texas in Denton have voted against a measure that would let same-sex couples be elected to homecoming court. The Student Government Association says 13.5 percent of the student body voted, and the tally was 2,836 to 2,059.