Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-05-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:  People in Mexico are surveying the damage after a powerful earthquake hit the country's Baja California region on Sunday. We'll tell you which areas were the hardest-hit and which parts of the U.S. were affected by the quake.

An East Texans is offering special thanks during this Easter season for his very life. We'll tell you how he survived one of the worst massacres in modern history and how he made his way to the U.S. in search of freedom.

The most famous golfer in the world is back on the course. We'll have a live report from Georgia where Tiger Woods is preparing to play in "The Masters" tournament this week.

Plus, we'll hear from an East Texan who served his country in three branches of the military…in today's Freedom Fighters.


We are waking up with mostly cloudy skies this morning and very mild temperatures.  Most places are in the middle to upper 60s this morning.  We will see breaks in the clouds later this morning leading to partly cloudy conditions this afternoon.  Highs today will reach the lower 80s.  Tonight will be mild once again with lows only dipping into the middle 60s.  Tomorrow will be partly cloudy once again with highs near 80 degrees.  We will see a line of scattered thunderstorms move through the area early on your Wednesday as a cold front moves in.  Behind this front for the end of the work week into the weekend, very pleasant weather will be in store for the area with highs in the lower to middle 70s and mostly sunny skies.


Khmer Rouge Survivor Celebrates Easter

For an East Texas business owner, Easter is a time of deep gratitude, gratitude that he survived one of the most brutal genocides in modern history, a journey from the Cambodian killing fields to East Texas.

LeTourneau University hosts Easter egg hunt for everyone

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It's the one time a year when it's ok to put all your eggs in one basket. Stashed high and low...the discovery of hidden eggs put plenty of smiles on children's faces in Longview today.


PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - There's deadly violence in Pakistan today as four bombs exploded in quick succession close to the U.S. Consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police and witnesses say gunfire was also heard close to the heavily guarded and fortified building. Also, a suspected suicide bomber attacked a political rally in northwest Pakistan killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 100.

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Two people were killed in Mexico while buildings swayed from Los Angeles to Tijuana as a powerful, magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit just south of the border. The quake blacked out cities, forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes, and forced on California city to close its downtown due to damage.

 XIANGNING, China (AP) - A rescue spokesman says 115 survivors have been saved from a flooded mine in China more than a week after as many as 153 were trapped. Some of the men ate sawdust and strapped themselves to the shafts' walls with their belts to avoid drowning while they slept. Rescuers in tears hugged each other at the scene. China's coal mines are the world's deadliest.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A delivery truck driver has died 10 days after being shot during a Fort Worth convenience store robbery that left another man dead. Four suspects face capital murder charges. It's not clear how the death of Jerry Edwin Burnett could affect the charges.

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas gun case from 1992 could play a role in the legal fight over the federal health care overhaul. The Supreme Court threw out a high school student's conviction for bringing a gun to school, saying Congress overstepped its authority in the law used to convict him. The 13 state attorneys general fighting the health care overhaul are citing the same legal reasoning.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - San Antonio-based Valero Energy says it owns the cargo on an oil supertanker believed to have been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The company said last night it could not confirm the hijacking.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An Army linguist held captive in Baghdad for two months has returned home to San Diego after stopping in San Antonio last week. Sixty-year-old Issa Salomi has not made a public appearance since the Pentagon announced his release March 27.