Good Morning East Texas Headlines 12-01-09


Coming up today on Good Morning East Texas: The search will resume this morning for an East Texas Burglary Suspect.

He was last seen near Noonday late Monday afternoon.  Investigators brought in a helicopter from the DPS to help with the search, but it was called off late last night.

Police in Van say two suspects broke into a church and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment, but they didn't get too far before being caught.

And President Obama tonight will address the nation to lay out his plan for the war in Afghanistan. It could mean more troops on the ground before the end of the year.


Cloudy and cool conditions for this morning.  Temperatures are in the upper 30s to lower 40s.  Rain will develop later today with high temperatures approaching 50 degrees before the rain cools us back into the 40s.  A cold rain overnight with temperatures remaining in the 40s.  Rain will end around midday tomorrow followed by much colder weather.  Freezing temperatures are likely Thursday and Friday mornings.


Year after Cub Scout parade accident, Overton residents reflect

It started as a holiday celebration and quickly turned tragic. Just shy of a year ago, a group of East Texas Cub Scouts were run down as they were lining up to march in the Overton-New London Christmas Parade.

Family spokesperson barred from future hearings

What started as a routine hearing in the case of Byron Truvia took an unexpected turn Monday afternoon.

Tips to prevent chimney fires in your home

East Texans are getting ready to 'fire up' their cozy fireplaces. But, before you throw that match on the log, there are a few safety tips you need to know to keep your family safe.


KABUL (AP) - President Barack Obama has detailed his revised Afghanistan war plan to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The two held an hour-long video conference this morning. Obama makes his plan public in a speech this evening at West Point. The plan involves up to 35,000 more troops.

SEATTLE (AP) - The search has expanded in Washington state for a man suspected of gunning down four police officers at a Tacoma coffee shop. Dozens of police officers fanned out over two counties, storming homes and canvassing city streets with dogs. Authorities say Maurice Clemmons has received help since the Sunday morning shooting from a network friends and family.

WASHINGTON (AP) - World AIDS Day finds activists, politicians and health officials taking note. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says there is still much work to do and World AIDS Day is a time to recognize accomplishments and set new goals. AIDS Activist Christopher Wade says the world needs a more unified global response.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission has resigned after being accused of smuggling a knife into an East Texas correctional facility. Governor Rick Perry's office says he'll appoint a replacement for Catherine Evans, who was indicted on a felony charge.

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A former Border Patrol agent who helped drug traffickers smuggle marijuana has been sentenced in Del Rio to 15 years in prison. A jury had convicted 25-year-old Raquel Esquivel of conspiring with the intent to distribute more than a ton of pot.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A search is expected to resume today in West Virginia for a small plane that might have gone missing during a flight from Texas to Virginia. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a woman reported her brother went missing after buying a plane in Dalhart to fly to Virginia.