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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-22-10

  
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Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:

President Obama heads to New York today to make his case for new regulations on financial markets. We'll have a live report on what he's expected to say.

Members of an East Texas congregation are trying to move forward after the shock of learning that a seminary student is accused of having a sexual relationship with an under-aged girl. We'll tell you what church leaders are saying about the issue.

The search continues this morning for 11 oil rig workers who have been missing since an explosion and fire on their rig in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll tell you what the U.S. Coast Guard is doing to find them.

Plus…he wants to travel and learn to cook, but his biggest desire is for a family to call his own. We'll meet Shawn in today's "Gift of Love".

WEATHER TODAY

We are waking up with warmer temperatures this morning than yesterday, mainly in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. There are even a few areas experiencing some patchy fog. This afternoon will be mostly sunny early with increasing clouds late, highs reaching the lower 80s. Tonight will be very mild as more Gulf moistures moves into the area. Lows will only drop into the middle 60s. Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered storms late and highs near 80. Some of the thunderstorms could be severe with large hail being the main threat. A strong line of storms will move through late Friday night into Saturday morning producing very heavy rain, gusty winds, and the possibility of an isolated tornado or two.  This line of storms will push well off to our east by Saturday afternoon.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Church moves forward despite scandal

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The shock of a suspected child predator in their midst has an East Texas church struggling to move forward.

Is the world coming to an end? All roads lead to....

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Thousands of people have been injured or killed this month, alone--earthquakes have rocked China, the United States, Australia, and Mexico.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Families and survivors of an offshore oil rig explosion and fire are having an emotional reunion in Louisiana. About 100 workers who made it onto a supply boat arrived in port this morning. Coast Guard rescuers are still searching in the Gulf of Mexico for signs of 11 people missing from the still-burning rig.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will be at ground zero of the economic meltdown today to try to make a case for stronger government oversight of the financial industry. In a speech at New York's Cooper Union college, near Wall Street, Obama will urge Congress to finish a regulatory bill quickly.

BRUSSELS (AP) - Thousands of airliners are flying over Europe today, but shifting winds have sent a new plume of volcanic ash over Scandinavia from a volcano in Iceland. Some airports in Norway and Sweden have closed as a result.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world is paying dividends through the discovery of new species. A lungless frog, a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007. A report by the conservation group WWF calls for protecting the threatened species and equatorial rain forest on Borneo, in the South China Sea.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - College student Tim Urban of Duncanville has been eliminated from the Fox singing competition "American Idol." The 20-year-old hadn't been at his best with the Goo Goo Dolls' "Better Days" on Tuesday's inspirational-themed performance show.

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A former inmate at a Texas Youth Commission lockup has testified at the West Texas trial of a former administrator accused of sexually abusing him. Defendant Ray Brookins is a former assistant superintendent at the West Texas State School in Pyote.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - Court records show a man whose shooting rampage at a Wichita Falls bar left one dead and four wounded had a history of violence. Police say the incident ended early yesterday when 22-year-old Ross William Muehlberger shot himself in the head. He later died.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - It's 20 years in prison for a second member of a south Texas kidnapping ring used by the Zetas Mexican drug cartel. A federal judge in McAllen sentenced Daniel Cavazos Reyes but let a co-defendant withdraw a guilty plea yesterday.

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