Good Morning East Texas Headlines 03-12-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: We'll hear from the sister of a young boy who was killed while walking to the bus stop. She'll describe the deadly accident that claimed his life. We'll also tell you what type of criminal charges the driver of the pickup truck that struck the boy is facing.

House Democrats will meet again this morning to work though the details of the health overhaul plan. We'll tell you what they think about the possibility of a vote next week.

It's been more than a week since the Texas party primaries, and one East Texas county still doesn't know who the race for County Judge. We'll tell you where they will be holding a special re-count this weekend in a race that's so close that every vote matters.


Another upper air disturbance moved through the area last night and will be located to our northeast the next couple of days.  The northwest flow around this system will send a few clouds trough the area today and tomorrow but no rain is expected.  High temperatures this afternoon and tomorrow will be a few degrees below normal only reaching the lower 60s.  Sunday we will see more sunshine and lighter winds.  A few locations could start off in the upper 30s Sunday morning but most areas will approach 70 degrees Sunday afternoon.

Another storm system will head east on Monday.  It now appears this system will remain far enough south to where most areas will be dry.  We could see a few isolated showers in out southern counties Monday night through Tuesday.


UPDATE: 5-year-old hit while waiting for school bus dies

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Lieutenant Roman Roberson, public information officer with the Kilgore Police Department, said Jae McNaughton was walking with his 12-year-old sister and 16-year-old cousin when he was hit by pick-up truck.

Teen shares how distracted driving took her independence

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - It is an age old debate: Who is better behind the wheel: Men or women? A new study shows the riskiest group of drivers are teenage girls.


NEW YORK (AP) - More than 10,000 police, firefighters and construction workers who helped clear ground zero could share up to $657 million. That's the settlement reached between their lawyers, New York City and construction companies. A judge still has to sign off and the workers themselves have to agree.

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats say they'll meet later today to continue work on resolving disputes over President Barack Obama's health overhaul plan. After a day of meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers and among House, Senate and White House bargainers, leaders say they're confident at least this stage of the process is almost complete.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An appellate court in San Francisco says references to God on U.S. currency and in the Pledge of Allegiance do not violate the separation of church and state. The same appeals court caused a national uproar when it decided in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow in 2002, ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance violated the First Amendment.

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods plans to remain out of golf until at least the Masters in April. That's what sources tell The Associated Press. Woods has not played since Nov. 15, when he won the Australian Masters. Twelve days later, he crashed his SUV into a tree near his Florida home, setting off revelations that he had been cheating on his wife.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas has executed a 31-year-old Indiana man whose cross-country crime spree with his girlfriend a decade ago ended in a gun battle with police in San Francisco. Joshua Maxwell was put to death yesterday for gunning down an off-duty sheriff's officer in San Antonio and stealing his truck.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials have released a study on expanded passenger rail service that outlines four possible routes from Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas. The study found the start-up costs ranged from $156 million to $479 million.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio man has received the maximum sentence of life in prison following his conviction for the murder of his new bride. Twenty-six-year-old Charles Reese had been married to 18-year-old Shanika Sanford for less than a month before the shooting last March.