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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 03-30-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Federal investigators are looking into yet another possible pipe bomb found in East Texas. We'll tell you where it was discovered and what they are doing to determine if it was actually an explosive device.

The U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to cut its budget. We'll tell you when they could have a decision on dropping mail service on Saturdays.

The deadline for getting your tax return to the IRS is getting closer every day. We'll have some tips on what you should do if you don't think you will make the April 15th deadline.

And one East Texas man has lived by the motto of the Boy Scouts…"always be prepared". We'll tell you how he turned that advice into life-saving action in today's "Proud of East Texas".

WEATHER TODAY

Well, the wait for spring time warmth is over.  Starting today and lasting through the remainder of the work week, highs will approach or surpass the 80 degree mark.  We will see lots of sunshine today through Thursday.  Clouds will be on the increase Friday and we are still looking for a chance of storms, some of which could be strong late Friday to early Saturday.  A cold front will move through Saturday, cooling us down slightly but also giving us what appears to be a great Easter Sunday.  Highs should reach the middle 70s Sunday with mostly sunny skies.

LOCAL HEADLINES

UPDATE: Suspected pipe bomb sent to San Francisco

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - According to ATF investigator, Tom Crowley, another pipe bomb has been found in East Texas - this one in front of Tyler business, DSI Ventures, located at 1320 East Commerce Street.

State offering cash for appliances

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Think of it as cash for clunkers, but for appliances. The state is offering you rebates for buying energy efficient appliances.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors say nine members of a Christian militia group that hoped to touch off an uprising against the U.S. government are now in custody. Authorities say the group planned to kill police officers and slaughter scores more by bombing the funerals. Prosecutors say the group was planning an attack sometime in April.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The middleman gets taken out of the student loan business today. President Barack Obama is preparing to sign the piece of his sweeping health care overhaul that makes the government the primary lender to students seeking loans and strips banks of that power. About half of undergraduates receive federal student aid.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - An agreement signed today could be a precursor to Vietnam getting nuclear power plants with U.S. help someday. Today's deal addresses nuclear safety and nonproliferation concerns -- and if a broader agreement is eventually reached, it could allow companies like Westinghouse and General Electric to participate in Vietnam's nuclear energy sector. Vietnam has rapidly growing energy needs.

MIAMI (AP) - It's been five years since the Terri Schiavo right to die case and there's little indication that it prompted more Americans to have a living will. Experts say today, just 20 percent to 30 percent of U.S. adults have advance directives, the same range as before the Schiavo case.

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to figure out whether a suspected pipe bomb reported in east Texas outside a Tyler business was an actual bomb. The device was found yesterday, four days after the discovery of a similar device in Troup that was fake.

DALLAS (AP) - The remains of an Air Force officer shot down 38 years ago during the Vietnam War have been buried with full military honors in his native Texas. Major Curtis Daniel Miller of Palacios was buried yesterday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

DALLAS (AP) - A music video for R&B singer Erykah Badu's ballad "Window Seat" is drawing criticism from officials in her hometown of Dallas. A city spokesman says her crew didn't apply for permits to shoot the video, which depicts Badu stripping naked on a Dallas street.

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