Good Morning East Texas Headlines 05-04-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Federal authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with the attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square. We'll have a live report with the latest on the investigation.

Federal agencies are ramping up their efforts to contain a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll hear what President Obama is demanding from the company that owned the well.

A judge has set a hearing date for next week for the East Texas teen-ager accused of stabbing a teacher on the campus of John Tyler High School. We'll hear what the next big decision will be in the case against Byron Truvia.

Child abuse is a tragic subject that is too-often overlooked. In today's "Proud of East Texas", Joan Hallmark will share the story of John Borgstedt and his mission to help others.


A few areas received some rain last night, but now the showers that did develop are long gone. We are waking up this morning with a little patchy fog in a few areas and temperatures are mainly in the lower 50s. Today we will see mostly sunny skies once the fog lifts with highs in the middle 80s. We will be even warmer tomorrow and Thursday with sunny skies and highs from the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

A cold front is still scheduled to move through on Friday, but it still appears there will be limited moisture with this front. I look for a few clouds to develop and that's about it. There is a slight chance of a few showers still late Saturday into Sunday, but for the most part it appears most of East Texas will remain dry through the weekend.


Take a tour of the Extreme Makeover home

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Sunday night, the Extreme Makeover team introduced the rest of America to the Carr Family of Mineola.

14 railroad cars derail in Marshall

MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - A train headed to Kansas City has derailed on North Washington Avenue, just north of Highway 80. Fourteen cars have left the track.


NEW YORK (AP) - The suspect in the Times Square bomb plot heads to federal court in Manhattan today. Authorities stopped Faisal Shahzad late Monday before he boarded a plane to Dubai. The charges are not yet public.

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has lifted a boil water order for 2 million Boston area residents. Authorities say tests showed the water in 29 communities is now safe for drinking. The order went into effect Saturday after a crucial water main failed.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee residents and authorities know they'll find widespread property damage in flooded areas. But now that the Cumberland River has crested, Nashville's fire chief says her crews suspect they'll find more people as the floodwaters retreat. Seventeen people have died in Tennessee's floods.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is adamant that BP foot the bill for the massive Gulf Coast oil spill. But while a law passed after the Exxon Valdez spill makes the oil company liable for cleanup costs, it sets a cap of $75 million for other kinds of damage. Gulf fishermen, the tourist trade and other industries' losses have likely gone well beyond that.

NEW YORK (AP) - The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman is to be sentenced today. A New York judge is to sentence Robert "Joe" Halderman to six months in jail and 1,000 hours of community service. Halderman pleaded guilty in March to grand larceny.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas is sending two wildlife rescue trailers to Louisiana as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico spreads. Officials so far don't expect the spill to have a large effect on Texas beaches.

DALLAS (AP) - Governor Rick Perry says he has a good feeling after talking with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about immigration enforcement. Perry says the former Arizona governor understands the issues. He says it's possible to secure the border, but it will take technology and people on the ground.

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston pickup truck driver is charged with intoxication manslaughter after the vehicle crashed into a home where an infant was sleeping. The baby girl later died. Police say 19-year-old David Chacon ran away from the Sunday crash but was arrested at home.

TYLER, Texas (AP) - A judge in Smith County has set a hearing for May 13 to determine whether a 17-year-old boy can be tried as an adult in the stabbing death of a special education teacher in Tyler. Doctors have deemed him competent for court proceedings.