Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-27-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:

Thousands of East Texans have received a bogus text message that police say was an attempt to trick them into giving up personal financial information. We'll tell you how many  people have been victimized and which agencies are working to catch the people responsible.

Executives from Goldman Sachs will travel from Wall Street to Washington, D.C. today to answer questions from lawmakers. We'll have a live report on what they're expected to tell members of the U.S. Senate.

Plus…we'll hear from an author who is finding her own brand of success in more than one field. That's in today's "Proud of East Texas".


A very pleasant day is in store for East Texas this afternoon.  High temperatures will reach the lower to middle 70s today in most areas with mostly sunny skies. Tonight, we will see cool conditions with lows in the middle to upper 40s. Wednesday will be a beautiful sunny day with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.   

Warm muggy weather will return to East Texas this weekend with highs approaching the middle to upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s. There will be a chance of afternoon storms Friday through Sunday.


Bomb suspect taken to Fort Worth

A source close to the case tells KLTV 7 that Larry Eugene North, the man accused of placing multiple devices around East Texas, has been transferred from Tyler to the Federal Correctional Institute in Fort Worth.

Bright light was UFO says East Texan

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man gazed into Sunday night's sky, and was transfixed by mysterious bright shapes. He says he saw a UFO.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats fell short trying to get a financial overhaul bill before the Senate for debate, but they're expected to try again today. They need 60 votes to prevent a filibuster. The bill would require derivatives to be traded in open exchanges, and cleared through a third party that guarantees them. Wall Street doesn't want that.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It's feared some of the oil from last week's explosion and fire aboard a drilling rig off Louisiana could reach shore in as few as three days. The well head some 5,000 feet down is still spewing 42,000 gallons per day. Robot submarines are being used to try to shut it down.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first test by the Pentagon of an experimental hypersonic glider went well -- for a while. It was launched last Thursday, separated from its booster, and was supposed to glide at 13,000 miles per hour until it splashed into the Pacific. But telemetry was lost soon after the separation.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - You might call it an iconic Hollywood ending for a Hollywood icon. The famous Hollywood sign that overlooks Los Angeles has been saved from urban sprawl by a fundraising drive that attracted donations from Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Hugh Hefner, and others. The 138 acres will now be protected.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Governor Rick Perry's re-election campaign is balking at debating Democratic challenger Bill White, who has accepted debate invitations from two TV stations. A Perry campaign spokesman says the governor wants White to release income tax returns for the past six years. A spokeswoman for White's campaign says that shows Perry doesn't want to debate.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The seventh execution of the year in Texas is scheduled today. Forty-year-old Samuel Bustamante faces lethal injection for an attack 12 years ago. It left a 27-year-old illegal immigrant dead of stab wounds in Fort Bend County.

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) - A judge in Antigua says a former financial regulator may be sent to the United States to face charges in the alleged $7 billion swindle by Texas financier R. Allen Stanford. The extradition process for Leroy King could take months.

DALLAS (AP) - Federal wildlife experts expect a strong spring nesting season for endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles along the entire Texas Gulf coast. That comes after a record nesting season last season.