Good Morning East Texas Headlines 02-19-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Investigators will be sorting through the debris of an IRS office in Austin. Two people died when a small plane slammed into the building on Wednesday. We'll hear from a by-stander who pulled survivors to safety and tell you why authorities believe a man deliberately flew his plane into the building.

An East Texas student is in trouble after Kilgore ISD officials say he brought a BB gun to campus. We'll tell you what type of punishment he could face.

He's been in hiding for three months, but now he's ready to speak out. We'll have a live report on what golfer Tiger Woods is expected to say this morning during his first public comments since allegations of several extra-marital affairs caused him to take a break from the PGA tour.


Clear skies and light winds allowed a few areas to again drop close to freezing last night.  Most areas are waking up with temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.  Clouds will be on the increase throughout the day with high temperatures reaching around the 60 degree mark.  Tonight, we will see clouds, maybe a sprinkle or two, and temperatures only dropping into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.  Saturday will remain cloudy as well, with a chance of an isolated shower or two and highs reaching the lower to middle 60s.  A strong cold front will move into the area Sunday bringing a chance of showers and storms, some of which could be strong.  The main threat right now appears to be hail, as there is plenty of cold air in the mid levels of the atmosphere.

It looks as though the air mass behind this front will be a little cooler than first anticipated.  It also appears an area of low pressure will move to our south sometime in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.  If the timing is right, old man winter may be making another stop in East Texas.  Stay Tuned!


"Extreme Makeover" pep rally draws hundreds

The Robert E. Lee High School band got some help from the Apache Belles-- pumping up the hometown volunteer crowd, Thursday morning.

Cold case murder being revisited

Nearly three years after Brittany McGlone, 19, of Winnsboro was murdered, Wood County investigators are revisiting the crime scene and asking for your help.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas officials say the man who crashed his plane into an Austin building housing IRS offices never offered much hint of pending trouble except for an irate anti-government manifesto. Meanwhile, the Red Cross says the wife of A. Joseph Stack III plans to contact media and answer questions today. Two bodies have been recovered from the building.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - He's been out of sight but not out of mind and today's the day Tiger Woods steps back into public view, albeit briefly. He'll make a statement about his infidelity and his future. A letter from the PGA commissioner obtained by the AP says Woods will then return to therapy. The audience for today's statement is limited and Woods won't take questions.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The doors are locked and the crews of the linked space shuttle and space station are preparing to go their separate ways later today. Endeavour will undock tonight to begin its two-day trip home, leaving behind a mostly completed International Space Station. Shuttle astronauts installed a new room and a stunning seven-window observation deck.

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - An Amarillo man who was among eight missionaries detained in Haiti in a child abduction investigation has been welcomed home. Jim Allen was greeted with cheers and applause yesterday at Amarillo's civic center.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A jury in McKinney has sentenced a former Maryland lawyer to 99 years in prison for running a fraudulent multistate investment scheme. Evidence showed Edward Digges Jr. defrauded 130 Texas investors out of at least $10 million.