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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-15-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Investigators are searching for the cause of a deadly house fire in Morris County. We'll tell you who witnesses say died in the blaze.

Today is the deadline for mailing your tax return to the IRS…or for seeking an extension. We'll have a live report with some tips to make sure your trip to the post office goes smoothly.

Spring time brings out the insects in Texas, but you won't believe the conditions one family is facing. We'll show you why their home has become a "beehive" of activity.

Plus…he enjoys math, basketball, and looks forward to seeing the "Big Apple". We'll meet Jonathan in this morning's "Gift of Love" report.

WEATHER TODAY

We are waking up to very mild temperatures this morning as most places are hovering around the 60 degree mark. Another warm afternoon is in store for us today. However, we do have a slight chance of a few thundershowers developing this afternoon, mainly across our western counties.  Highs today will reach the lower 80s once again. Tomorrow we will see a few more thundershowers develop in the afternoon with highs reaching the 80 degree mark. A weak cold front will move into East Texas this weekend giving us a chance of showers Saturday followed by drier air on Sunday.

Rain chances look to increase by mid-week next week as another weak disturbance moves into the area.  Taking a glance at our crystal ball, an active weather pattern could be setting up as we end our next work week.  It looks as though a powerful storm system will head towards East Texas next Friday.  Stay tuned for the latest.

LOCAL HEADLINES

A nurse may soon be your doctor

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Your nurse may soon be your doctor. A combination of the health care overhaul and the shortage of primary care doctors has states considering giving more authority to nurse practitioners.

Drunk, underage and behind the wheel

The sentence is in following a deadly wreck that left one person dead and another permanently injured.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

BERLIN (AP) - A theologian and former colleague of Pope Benedict says the clergy sex abuse scandal is the Catholic church's deepest crisis since the Protestant Reformation, and urges bishops to press for reforms. Hans Kueng, an 82-year-old veteran of the Second Vatican Council, is urging bishops to disobey the pope and call for a new synod to discuss changes. He says bishops should not be "actors without voice or rights."

LONDON (AP) - Airports including Europe's busiest terminal at Heathrow in London shut down as ash clouds from Iceland's erupting volcano disrupted air traffic across Northern Europe today. British authorities also said no non-emergency flights will be allowed in any British airspace. The ash is considered a serious safety hazard to aircraft.

MADOI, China (AP) - Earthquake damage isn't the only obstacle for rescue teams in western China who are also facing gusty winds and altitude sickness as they try to bring relief to victims. Supplies of food, water and almost everything else are running thin after strong earthquakes left more than 600 dead in a mountainous Tibetan area.

NEW YORK (AP) - A private collector is now the owner of a first edition of the first U.S. census signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1791. The document sold at auction in New York City for over $122,000. A Sotheby's spokesperson says the 56-page document breaks down the nation's population by free people and slaves.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police have a suspect in custody in the fatal shooting of a Fort Worth high school honors student who walked in on a burglary at his family's home. Bruce Terrell Rogers' bond is set at $1 million. Another suspect is still being sought in Monday's shooting of 17-year-old Eric Forrester.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves says it's in Texans' best interests to complete and submit their census forms. As of yesterday, Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth had participation rates well below the 67 percent nationwide rate.

QUANAH, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man is facing charges for the thefts of more than 400 cattle. Carl Wade Curry is jailed and charged with multiple theft counts in Hardeman County, near the Oklahoma border. His bond is set at $1.7 million.
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