Good Morning East Texas Headlines 12-18-09


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The victims of a violent robbery are speaking out about their ordeal. It turns out this isn't the first time they have been robbed.

Sheriff's deputies in Nacogdoches County are on the lookout for a murder suspect this morning. They say the body of the man's wife was discovered this week near the Rusk County line.

Police in Quitman arrest a 16-year-old boy they say took a gun to school. They don't believe the Quitman High School student had plans to harm any of his classmates, but instead was simply careless in bringing the gun to campus.

And four East Texas football teams are facing their biggest games of the year tomorrow. Longview, Daingerfield, Carthage and Cayuga are all playing in the championship games in their respective divisions.

Plus, Friday means it's time for Grant Dade's "Cooking Up A Storm". Today's tasty treat is …turkey enchiladas.


Clear skies overnight allowed temperatures to drop into the lower to middle 30s in most areas.  Today will be sunny and pleasant.  After a little morning frost, temperatures will warm to around 60 degrees.  A cold front will move through today but the air mass behind this front is not of arctic origin.  Highs this weekend will be in the 50s however, we will start off our Sunday cold with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. 

Another strong front will move into the area Wednesday with the possibility of strong storms.  We will have to watch this system very closely.  Behind this next front lies the coldest air of the season for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  Right now, it just looks cold and dry. Sorry, snow lovers!


Should adultery be a crime?

It's rarely prosecuted, but, in Florida, Tiger Woods' place of residence, adultery is still a crime; that also goes for several other states. Now, one of those states, New Hampshire, is discussing the possibility of repealing that law.

Part of rat found in frozen veggies claims East Texan

Recently, East Texans have found half of a toad and a complete frog in their frozen vegetables. Now, a White Oak man says he found a rat's jaw!

Nation's top lenders charting new territory, saving homes

Some of the nation's top lenders are charting new territory, all to keep homeowners from losing their homes, offering some rates as low as two percent interest on your mortgage.


COPENHAGEN (AP) - President Barack Obama has arrived in Copenhagen for the U.N. climate talks. He's joining more than 110 other world leaders at the environmental summit. No agreed text has emerged yet. Delegates say there are continuing disputes between developed and developing countries, and some are blaming the U.S. and China.

MUMBAI, India (AP) - The accused gunman in last year's bloody siege in Mumbai, India has retracted his confession. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab says he was a tourist arrested 20 days before the siege. He says on the day of the attack, he was removed from his cell, shot to make it look as if he had been involved and re-arrested. The attacks killed 166 people.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A bomb has exploded close to a mosque used by police in northwest Pakistan. Police say the blast killed five people. More than two dozen others were injured, mostly police.

KABUL (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai will keep half of his current Cabinet in place as he begins his second five-year term. That's according to two government officials who say the ministers of defense, interior, foreign affairs, finance and agriculture are on the list of Karzai's Cabinet picks.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The iron sign bearing a cynical Nazi slogan that spanned the main entrance to the former Auschwitz death camp has been stolen. Polish police have launched an intensive hunt for the sign that reads "Work Sets You Free" in German. Police say they have no suspects yet, but they're pursuing several theories.

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - The Texas attorney general's office says a second polygamist group member convicted of sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. Allan Eugene Keate was convicted yesterday in Eldorado for his "spiritual marriage" to a teenager who gave birth when she was 16.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Fort Hood is tightening its gun-registration policy in the wake of last month's mass shooting. Soldiers living off post and civilian hunters who plan to use a gun have been added to the list of people who must register personal weapons kept there.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Mineral Wells man accused of forging Navy records has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for trial next month. Authorities say Matthew Sutton made fake records to document the transfer of a Navy machine gun to a man who had it illegally.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A report by capital punishment opponents says Texas and other states that lead the nation in executions are sentencing many fewer inmates to death. The Death Penalty Information Center says there have been 106 death sentences in the United States this year.