Good Morning East Texas Headlines 03-11-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Tax time is just around the corner, and the Better Business Bureau has a warning about scam artists trying to impersonate the IRS in order to gain access to your bank account. We'll have details on the latest trick they're using to clean out your wallet and advice on how you can avoid it.

An East Texas man is due in court this morning for arraignment on a murder charge. We'll hear how friends and neighbors of Eugene Snitker are reacting to his death and tell you who police think killed him.

There's a new name at the top of the list of the world's richest individuals. We'll tell you who it is…and where Bill Gates is ranked this year.

Plus…we'll meet a ten-year-old boy with a lot of energy who's looking for a permanent home in today's "Gift Of Love".


Drier air has moved into East Texas this morning and we are seeing many areas waking up with temperatures in the middle 40s.  This afternoon we will see partly cloudy skies and mild conditions.  High temperatures will reach the upper 60s to near 70 in a few places.  Tonight a cold front will move into the area.  There is a slight chance of a shower or thundershower developing overnight.  No severe weather anticipated with these storms.  The weekend is still looking great with lows near 40 and highs in the 60s.


Beware tax season email scammers

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The Better Business Bureau says lots of East Texans are getting emails from scammers, claiming to be from the IRS. They look very legitimate, but one wrong move and your entire bank account could be wiped out.

Wife donates kidney to husband

MEMPHIS, TN - It is an incredible story about couple who is a perfect match, in more ways than one.


WASHINGTON (AP) - A final agreement on health care is almost in hand. Congressional leaders and administration officials moved closer to working things out during a closed-door meeting yesterday evening in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Democrats still need to see a final cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office and want to make sure the plan stays around $950 billion over 10 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Analysts say it's premature to declare victory just yet, but they say the pace of growth for home foreclosures seems to be slowing down. RealtyTrac says the number of households facing foreclosure in February grew 6 percent from the year-ago level. That's the smallest annual increase in four years. Also, foreclosures in February were down more than 2 percent from January.

A U.S. MILITARY BASE IN SOUTHWEST ASIA (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Iranian support for the Taliban in Afghanistan isn't much of a problem for the United States right now. Gates says that as far as the U.S. can tell, Iran's support for the insurgency is "pretty limited." Gates made the comment today at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the person suspected of shooting a Reeves County sheriff's deputy later died in a standoff with officers. The deputy was in stable condition after being shot while trying to serve a warrant at a trailer park in Pecos. It wasn't clear how the suspect died.

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal jury in Texas has convicted a Mississippi man accused of threatening to blow up the headquarters of the FBI, CIA and Justice Department in an e-mail sent from a Houston public library. A prosecutor says the man had been warned not to threaten government workers.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Dallas-based builder Centex Homes is offering to buy back 27 homes whose owners were evacuated from their San Antonio development after a landslide in January. It says it plans to build a new $5 million retaining wall to prevent future landslides.