Good Morning East Texas Headlines 01-14-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: International aid has begun arriving in Haiti. Thousands are feared dead from this week's devastating earthquake.

One East Texas native has seen the damage first-hand Wayne Snow works with a mission group that operates a hospital in Haiti. He says they have treated hundreds of patients since the quake hit. Here in East Texas, the Red Cross is accepting donations for the quake relief effort.

An East Texas sheriff's deputy is facing criminal charges for his actions after a fight at his house that ended with a stabbing.

And in today's "Gift of Love", we'll meet a 11-year-old boy who likes dinosaurs and video games…and who would really like to find a family of his own.


Scattered showers have developed this morning across East Texas.  Look for the rain to continue off and on throughout the day with highs reaching the lower 50s.  Rain will continue overnight tonight with lows dropping into the middle 40s.  Tomorrow we will see scattered showers once again with the heaviest rain confined to our southern counties.  Highs tomorrow will reach the lower to middle 50s.


Q & A with East Texas survivor of deadly Haitian earthquake

Wayne Snow was born in Tyler, but moved to Haiti with the rest of his family when he was 2-years-old. Wayne works for his father, Terry, the national director of Youth with a Mission in Haiti. They're spreading the word of God, and lifting the spirits of those living in unimaginable poverty.

Dozens of pets turning up dead

Dozens of pets are turning up dead in an East Texas town. Residents say someone is poisoning dogs and cats in their area. It is happening along County Road 4117 in Berryville, in Henderson County.

Perry, Hutchison prepare to debate

After years of build-up, the first showdown is around the corner. Kay Bailey Hutchison vs. Rick Perry.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Help has been arriving in Haiti early today, nearly two days after its devastating earthquake. Medics and a search-and-rescue team from China are on the scene. The American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is expected to arrive off the coast later today.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitian earthquake survivors are waking to another day, even as bodies continue to lay all around the devastated capital. Many people have been fleeing to the countryside, balancing suitcases and belongings on their heads. Looting has been widespread, and inmates have reportedly escaped from the city's main prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats are heading back to the White House today as they try to resolve remaining differences on the health care overhaul. President Barack Obama will do his part, as he tries to close the deal with an afternoon visit to Capitol Hill.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The latest suspected U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan have killed 12 alleged militants. The target was a stronghold for an Afghan Taliban group. And in central Afghanistan, officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people in a crowded shopping area.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There's word an R&B legend has died. Teddy Pendergrass' passionate vocals made him a sex symbol in the 1970s and '80s. He later became an inspirational figure after a car accident left him paralyzed. He died yesterday, eight months after colon cancer surgery. Teddy Pendergrass was 59.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is expected to release an internal review today about the Fort Hood shootings that left thirteen people dead. It will propose ways the military can better identify members who may threaten others and ways to help emergency crews respond more quickly.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Board of Education may have a tentative vote today as it works to shape new social studies curriculum standards for Texas students. Board members were crafting dozens of amendments yesterday about what should be included or left out.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military says a 21-year-old Marine from the Houston suburb of Tomball is one of three people killed in combat operations in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Corporal Nicholas K. Uzenski died Monday. He was based in Okinawa, Japan.       

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A former Texas state trooper accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from Hispanic motorists has been convicted on four counts of civil rights violations. Michael Anthony Higgins faces up to four years in prison. His attorney says he denied the charges.