Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Members of an East Texas family are speaking out about the death of their two dogs. We'll also hear why police officers say it was necessary to shoot the animals.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is growing faster than authorities had anticipated. We'll tell you which federal department will likely be asked to step in to deal with the situation.
New rules for airlines go into effect today that should cut down on the number of cases where passengers are left stranded on the runway for hours at a time. We'll have a live report on the changes from Washington, D.C.
And…they're three siblings looking out for each other while they hope for a family to call their own. We'll meet Charlene, Janice and Marquice in today's "Gift of Love".
Temperatures are much warmer this morning than we saw yesterday morning thanks to strong southerly winds. Most areas are waking up to temperatures around 60 degrees. We have lake wind and wind advisories in effect for all of East Texas today. Southerly winds this afternoon will average around 20 to 25 mph gusting as high as 40 mph at times. High temperatures will reach the middle 80s. For Friday, thunderstorms are likely. Some of these storms could reach severe limits with highs in the lower 80s. We will have another chance of storms on Saturday with high temperatures reaching the 80 degree mark. It now looks as though a font will move east of the area Sunday drying us out for Sunday afternoon. If this front slows down then we could see a continuation of showers and storms but for now, we will remove the rain chances for Sunday.
3 East Texas brothers have come up with a device that will help curb cell phone and text-driving related problems, and hopefully save lives.
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - They are the meals that have brought smiles to many children's faces. If not for the food, then the toy that comes with it. Now, one government body is saying if the food is not healthy enough, don't expect a toy.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says oil giant BP isn't getting the job done and the federal government may have to step in to help. BP leases the drilling rig that exploded, burned and sank into the Gulf of Mexico last week. Oil has been leaking from at least two spots in the blown-out well's pipes. Federal authorities estimate more than 200,000 gallons of oil a day is escaping.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Final details of financial overhaul legislation will be worked out on the Senate floor. Republicans have given up efforts to block debate. Senate officials expect two weeks of votes on amendments. Sen. Bob Corker says it could turn into "a real debate," The Tennessee Republican adds that would "shock America."
CHICAGO (AP) - First quarter corporate earnings reports are convincing analysts that the economy is out of crisis and should continue to strengthen. Companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index have reported 76 percent higher operating earnings than a year ago and are on pace for the biggest year-over-year increase ever. The positive reports have come across sectors and indicate people are spending again.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has named 12 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The list includes Saudi Arabia, Iraq and China along with Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Myanmar. The panel also criticizes the Obama and Bush administrations for doing too little to make basic religious rights universal.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - The Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez is recovering from another spasm of violence, that saw 16 people shot dead in at least four separate incidents yesterday. The deadliest happened in the early morning hours when eight people were dragged out of a bar and shot dead in the parking lot.
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) - A pilot is dead after his single-engine plane crashed near a subdivision in the Houston suburb of Friendswood. It's not clear what caused the crash last night. The Pearland Regional Airport manager says the pilot was based there.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has thrown out the death sentences of two convicted killers who have been on death row for 20 years. It says Roy Gene Smith and David Lewis will get new punishment trials because jurors were not allowed to consider mitigating evidence of dysfunctional childhoods.FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say an officer who admitted smoking marijuana on duty is charged with having the drug. Officer Wesley Lamb has resigned after allegedly being seen smoking the drug while in uniform in his patrol car.