Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-01-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Federal investigators are making another public appeal for tips to help them track down a suspect in a string of possible pipe bombs across East Texas. We'll tell you why they believe it's important to find the suspect as soon as possible.

Better weather is on the way to the northeastern U.S., but people in several communities are still dealing with all of the water left behind by several days of heavy rainfall. We'll tell you which parts of the country are still facing flood watches.

She has decided to stay. We'll tell you why Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison won't be leaving Washington, D.C. after all.

And…he likes math, science, and playing video games…but what he would really love is a family to call his own. We'll meet Dez in today's "Gift of Love".


A strong low-level jet stream is bringing in a significant amount of Gulf moisture across East Texas this morning. This is why we are seeing a few more clouds in the area. This afternoon, we will see partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions once again. High temperatures will be around 80 degrees. Tonight we will see temperatures only drop into the middle 60s thanks to clouds and southerly winds.  There could even be an isolated shower late tonight near the Trinity River.

Tomorrow is still looking like we could see a round of severe weather.  The best bet on the timing of the strong to severe storms will be late afternoon across our western counties, and then sweeping east throughout the evening hours. Right now, large hail and gusty winds appear to be the main threat as a squall line moves through the area. However, any isolated storm that develops ahead of this squall line could produce an isolated tornado or two. Stay tuned to your East Texas News Leader for the latest.


UPDATE: Suspicious device investigators need your help

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The number of explosive devices found in East Texas has now jumped well above a dozen. There are so many, that the ATF does not have an exact number to release.

A new prescription for the heart...BBQ sauce

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Great news for carnivores! New research finds disease fighting anti-oxidants are found in the sauce meat lovers bathe briskets in so spare the broccoli and bring on the barbeque.


WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Meteorologists say some rivers in the Northeast won't return to their banks until the weekend. Days of torrential rain have left towns and roads in the region under water. The worst flooding is in Rhode Island. Officials hope a section of Interstate 95 there can reopen later today.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new fuel-efficiency requirements for cars and trucks will save 1.8 billion barrels of oil. Final rules for fuel economy are set to be signed Thursday. The goal is to get more miles per gallon from the next generation of gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The activist convicted of killing a doctor who performed late-term abortions is returning to a Kansas court for sentencing. Scott Roeder faces a life sentence for the murder of Dr. George Tiller. A judge will decide today if Roeder must serve 25 or 50 years before he's eligible for parole.

DETROIT (AP) - The attorney for a Michigan man accused of being a "heavy gunner" for a Midwest Christian militia says her client denies he was involved in any plot to overthrow the government. Michael David Meeks faces a federal detention hearing today in Detroit.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The man charged in the fatal shootings at Fort Hood apparently is being moved from a hospital to a jail. A lawyer for Major Nidal Malik Hasan says doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio gave Hasan a "discharge physical" yesterday. He noted it was the first day of a 183-day contract for a special guard and medical support for Hasan at the Bell County jail.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge says Attorney General Greg Abbott can't intervene in a same-sex divorce case in Travis County. The judge granted a divorce to two women wedded in another state. Abbott's staff argued the divorce couldn't be granted because Texas law doesn't recognize the marriage.

PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) - The International Boundary and Water Commission has approved a plan to raise Rio Grande levees in Presidio by as much as 3 feet. It also calls for repairs along the U.S. side of the river in areas eroded by a 2008 flood.