Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-12-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: President Obama is hosing dozens of world leaders today for a summit meeting on nuclear security. We'll tell you what they hope to accomplish in the next two days.

Federal investigators will begin the grim task today of finding out what sparked a fire at a West Virginia coal mine last week that killed 29 people. We'll tell you what they think may have played a role in the disaster.

East Texans are offering their thanks to the families of organ donors for their life-saving gifts. We'll tell you what they're asking others to do to help save more lives.

And…his words are helping to spread the word about the conflict that some call "The Forgotten War". We'll hear from retired Marine Marv Myers in today's "Freedom Fighters".


After a beautiful weekend, it looks as though we will start our work week off the same. We will have mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures, with highs reaching the lower 80s this afternoon.  The warm, quiet weather will continue throughout much of the work week with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s and mostly sunny skies.  Clouds will begin to increase later this week and we could even see an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon starting Thursday.  A cold front will try to work its way into East Texas this weekend, so we will see a better chance of a few scattered storms, especially on Sunday.


Organ donors celebrate living and giving

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Local organ donors were honored at the Celebration of Giving and Living in Tyler today.

Some Opposed To Discontinuing Saturday Mail

A recent poll showed that a large percentage of Americans say they would be relatively unaffected if the Postal Service were to eliminate Saturdays from their deliveries. But some here in East Texas say they need to have their Saturday deliveries, in some cases it could be critical.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Keeping nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands is the focus in Washington today. President Barack Obama and top leaders and officials from 47 countries are starting work on a plan to confronting what the president considers the "single biggest threat to U.S. security." Obama is looking for global help in his goal of ensuring all nuclear materials worldwide are secured.

PETTUS, W.Va. (AP) - Today's the day investigators begin look hard at what caused the West Virginia coal mine blast that killed 29 men. A team of federal investigators is expected to arrive at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal. Authorities have said high levels of volatile methane gas may have played a role in the disaster.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Russian investigators say readings from flight recorders indicate that there were no technical problems with Polish President Lech Kaczynski's Soviet-made plane. The crash of that plane killed Kaczynski and 95 other people. TV footage shows the investigators telling Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the pilot was warned of bad weather over the airport in Smolensk, western Russia.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leading economists are looking for somewhat uncertain times into next year. An Associated Press survey of leading economists finds them of the opinion that things like jobs and home values -- key to an economic recovery -- will move slowly and fitfully this year and next. The new AP survey will be conducted quarterly.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New details are emerging in the death of "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter. Publicist Steve Rohr told The Associated Press yesterday that Carter died in Houston of complications of endometrial cancer. Carter died Saturday at age 70.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Texas Stadium, the longtime home of the Dallas Cowboys, came tumbling down yesterday morning in a planned demolition set off by an eleven-year-old boy who won an essay contest. After about six months of planning, it took only seconds for more than a ton of dynamite to turn the concrete and steel stadium into a twisted mess.

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries says an Energizer Bunny sold at auction over the weekend in California for nearly $18,000. The auction house says the pink bunny with sunglasses that beat a drum in the commercials was one of the two in most of the television commercials for the batteries.