Good Morning East Texas Headlines 05-25-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Investigators are looking into an East Texas murder case from 1981. We'll tell you what evidence they are searching for this week and where the prime suspect in the case is today.

The Obama administration is facing more pressure to take charge of the effort to cap the sunken oil rig that's spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. We'll tell you why one Coast Guard official thinks that would be a bad idea.

The Democratic candidate for Governor pays a visit to East Texas. We'll tell you what he thinks about the recent vote by the State Board of Education to set new standards for some school textbooks.

And…their volunteer work is making a difference in the lives of families across the country dealing with grief. We'll meet the people behind Angel Layettes, Inc. in today's "Proud of East Texas".


Temperatures will continue to be above normal today as we once again see highs in the lower to middle 90s. Most areas will continue to be dry for the next couple of days. Coming up on Good Morning East Texas I'll show you if our rain chances will increase by the end of the week.


New tip may solve cold case

Investigators in Wood County are hopeful they will soon be able to close a 30-year-old cold case.

People food for dogs can be very harmful, if not fatal

You might think what is ok for a person to eat may be ok for a dog to eat, but that's not true.  


LONDON (AP) - A strike by cabin crew is disrupting British Airways flights for a second day, mainly at London's Heathrow airport. The airline is struggling to operate as many flights as possible during the five-day walkout. BA says it operated a full schedule from London's other two airports, but no more than 60 percent from Heathrow.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Atlantis astronauts are getting their spaceship ready to come home for the last time. It's returning from the International Space Station. Only two missions remain as the shuttle program winds down.

BEIJING (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton may be in tough negotiations with China to resolve thorny issues on North Korea and Iran. But they pale in comparison to her daughter, Chelsea's, wedding this summer. Clinton told a Chinese television audience that planning the upcoming nuptials are the most important activity in her life right now.

CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago says it's waiting for a court order to hire firefighters in a long-running discrimination case. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent the 15-year-old case back to a lower court to determine what will happen. The city estimates damages and pension obligations in the case could be as high as $45 million.

MANDARIN, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man is glad his daughter didn't sleep in on Friday. About 30 minutes after Marwan Saman's daughter got out of bed, a 3-foot-long, 40-pound sonar buoy crashed through the roof of their Mandarin home and landed next to her bed. A Navy plane on a training flight out of Jacksonville dropped the cylinder, which tracks submarines. No one was hurt.

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - A judge says a 15-year-old central Texas girl can be tried as an adult for the fatal shooting of her mother. Prosecutors say Haley Bellard and her 18-year-old boyfriend killed the woman because she forbid their relationship. Bellard is charged with murder.

HOUSTON (AP) - A trial is under way in Houston for a Pakistani student accused of conspiring to help the Taliban and being trained to fight U.S. troops. A defense lawyer says 33-year-old Adnan Babar Mirza wants to help others, not commit "battlefield Jihad."

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A Fredericksburg man is charged with assaulting a flight attendant in a disturbance that led a captain to make an emergency return to Puerto Rico. The FBI says 38-year-old Anthony David Watson suggested the attendant enter the lavatory with him and then punched her and a passenger who intervened.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military says a 26-year-old Fort Bliss soldier from New Jersey has died in Iraq in an incident not related to combat. Specialist Stanley J. Sokolowski died May 20 in Kirkuk. The military gave no details about his death.