Good Morning East Texas Headlines 03-29-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Sheriff's deputies in Gregg County are looking for witnesses to a shooting that killed an East Texas college student. We'll tell you what else they're doing to find clues in the case.

President Obama is on his way back to the White House after visiting Afghanistan for a face-to-face meeting with that country's top elected leaders. We'll tell you what he had to say to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Tax time is just around the corner. We'll have a few tips on the different options for filing your return.

Plus, we'll hear from an Air Force nurse who has been in two of the hot spots in the global war on terror…in today's "Freedom Fighters".


Today is shaping up to be a fantastic day.  We will see plenty of sunshine this afternoon with highs approaching 70 degrees.  If that is not quite warm enough for you, then just wait a day or two.  Mostly sunny skies will be with us through Thursday with southerly winds starting tomorrow.  This will help boost temperatures into the lower 80s this week. 

A strong storm system will approach the area late Friday into Saturday morning.  We will probably see a few strong storms with this system followed by calmer weather by Easter Sunday.  We will have to watch this system closely because if it slows down from its current forecast, the Easter forecast could be challenging.


Suspects Sought In Easton Shooting

Easton,TX (KLTV) - Friday night into Saturday morning, a party was being held at the Easton Community Center, when shooting erupted, killing an East Texas college student.

Medal Of Honor ceremony In Gladewater

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - A solemn ceremony was held to honor a medal of honor recipient in Gladewater



ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - Some suspects are due in court today after weekend FBI raids in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. It's not clear what prompted the raids, which the FBI says resulted in at least three arrests. Federal warrants are sealed, but a federal law enforcement official says gun charges are involved and other suspects are being sought.

MOSCOW (AP) - Rush-hour on Moscow's busy subway system turned chaotic this morning when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing 35 people and wounding 38. One blast was in a station underneath the main offices of the Federal Security Service. It's the KGB's main successor agency.

KABUL (AP) - President Barack Obama spent a very secret six hours in Afghanistan under cover of darkness to tell troops near the front lines how important their mission is. He also demanded accountability from Afghan authorities to make good on repeated promises to improve living conditions and rein in corruption to prevent people from joining the insurgency.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A python hunt is on in Indonesia after the death of a 13-year-old boy. Police say they think the 23-foot-long python is hiding in waterway tunnels built by a textile company. Villagers blocked road access to the tunnels to protect the public. Authorities say the victim and three others were swimming when the snake attacked March 21. It strangled and nearly swallowed the boy.

HOUSTON (AP) - A family spokeswoman says former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for routine tests after feeling ill for about a week. Bush had heart surgery about a year ago, and she had surgery in November 2008 for a perforated ulcer.

HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman says Wal-Mart Stores believes the facts don't support Friday's $9 million verdict in favor of a Houston woman who was wrongly arrested at a Walmart. He says Nitra Gipson was arrested on outstanding traffic warrants, not for suspected fake money orders that turned out to be real.

HOUSTON (AP) - A bald eagle found shot and left for dead on a Texas ranch six months ago is back in the air. The eagle's long rehabilitation ended with its release yesterday near Timpson in east Texas. Authorities are still investigating the shooting.

HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say Texas colleges and universities are practicing a mix of "good business" and idealism by adding environmental practices to curriculums. The University of Houston has a class about carbon trading, and Rice University offers minors in energy and water sustainability.