Good Morning East Texas Headlines 05-20-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The search is on for a man sheriff's deputies say broke into a home, then kidnapped and assaulted an East Texas woman. We'll hear from someone who witnessed part of the crime and tell you what investigators think the suspect may have done before the attack.

They're cleaning up the damage from severe weather in Oklahoma this morning. We'll show you which parts of the state were hit by tornadoes and flooding.

The President of Mexico is visiting the White House this week…and weighing in on Arizona's new state law on immigration. We'll tell you what he thinks about the measure.

Plus…he has plenty of teammates, thanks to his success on the basketball court and the baseball field. Now, he needs a permanent family to help him out at home. We'll meet Justiss in today's "Gift of Love" report.


We are waking up with very warm and muggy conditions. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 70s in most areas. Scattered storms will develop this afternoon across East Texas. Some of these storms could be severe. I will have all the details on your weekend forecast this morning on Good Morning East Texas.


"He put a gun in my face, and I started begging"...assault victim speaks out

It all started around 11 p.m. Monday, at a home on FM 343 in Nacogdoches County.

Should list of convicted animal abusers be kept in registry?

A new idea to help fight animal abuse is piquing a lot of interest


BANGKOK (AP) - A spokesman for Thailand's army says overall, they've got the situation in Bangkok under control as a month-long anti-government protest came to a violent end. But some buildings set ablaze by demonstrators are still smoldering, and a nighttime curfew has been extended. There's also been some gunfire.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A general strike today in Greece by workers angry with a government austerity program aimed at getting the country out of its financial crisis. Public hospitals are open, with emergency staffing, but many other services such as buses, trains, ferries, and schools are shut down or closed. Protest marches are planned.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats will try again today to advance a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations. Democrats are within reach of the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster. Republicans have been fighting the bill, arguing that it's become worse since it reached the Senate floor. They also say it doesn't tackle the root problems.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Three Americans jailed in Iran have met with their mothers for the first time since their arrest in July for alleged spying. Their relatives reject the accusation. The mothers wore long black headscarves and held bouquets of flowers at the visit. They arrived in Tehran yesterday to see their children and try to secure their release.

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) - A judge has sentenced a gay couple in Malawi to the maximum 14 years in prison for unnatural acts and gross indecency. Malawi's government has been defiant in the face of international criticism over the couple's prosecution. They were arrested a day after celebrating their engagement with a party at the hotel where one of the men works.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas has executed prisoner Rogelio Cannady by lethal injection for killing a cellmate while serving two life sentences for a double murder. The 37-year-old is the tenth inmate put to death this year in the nation's most active capital punishment state.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Houston millionaire John Goodman has been released from jail after posting bail on charges of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter for a fatal crash in Florida. A sheriff's office report says Goodman ran a stop sign and broadsided another driver on February 12.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call them the odd couple of climate change. Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens helped fund ads run by a group that attacked Democrat John Kerry's Vietnam War record six years ago. Now Pickens is endorsing a sweeping climate change bill pushed by the Massachusetts senator.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Finalist Casey James of Fort Worth has been cut from the Fox singing competition "American Idol." The 27-year-old received the fewest viewer votes after ho-hum performances Tuesday. Crystal Bowersox of Ohio and Lee DeWyze of Illinois will sing in the finale.