Good Morning East Texas Headlines 05-28-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The jury has rendered its decision on the punishment for Blaine Milam. We'll tell you what they decided for the man convicted of killing 13-month-old Amora Carson in Rusk County.

President Obama is planning a trip to the Gulf Coast today. We'll tell you where he will visit and what he hopes to find out during an inspection of the damage from the oil spill.

The new principal of John Tyler High School has held his first meeting with parents. We'll tell you what changes they would like to see on the campus this fall.

Meteorologist Grant Dade will be "Cooking Up A Storm" today. Tune in at 6:20 catch his recipe for ribs.

Plus, we'll have a guest in the studio at 6:45 to tell us about the 17th annual United Way "Day of Caring".


Another hot afternoon is in store for us today with highs reaching the middle 90s in most areas. There is a slight chance of a pop up storm today, mainly across our western counties. I'll show you what you can expect for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend on Good Morning East Texas.


1 dead, 1 hospitalized after lawn mower dispute shootout

A dispute over a lawn mower turned deadly when two East Texans shot each other. 

Animals preying on pets a growing problem say East Texans

How do you control wild animals, like coyotes, who are preying on your pets? It is a growing problem.


CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama heads to coastal Louisiana today to get an update on the effort to stop the oil leak from the BP PLC rig that exploded April 20. Obama is scheduled to attend a briefing at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Isle, La. It will be the president's second visit to the devastated region since the tragedy began.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The war in Afghanistan has hit a grim milestone as the American military death toll has passed the 1,000 mark. NATO reports a service member has been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. The statement did not identify the victim's nationality, but U.S. spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks says the service member was American.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has moved closer to ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. The Senate Armed Services Committee and the full House have approved measures to repeal the 1993 law that allows gay people to serve in the armed services only if they hide their sexual orientation.

SARDIHA, India (AP) - At least 65 people are dead and an additional 200 were injured when a bomb blast derailed an overnight passenger train which was then hit by a cargo train in eastern India. Officials say Maoist rebels are suspected in the attack.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland, California officials are looking to bring in revenue by taxing medical marijuana growers. Two City Council members are working on legislation that would allow at least three industrial-scale growing operations. The city is facing a $42 million budget shortfall.

CONROE, Texas (AP) - The jury that convicted an east Texas man for the 2008 slaying of his girlfriend's toddler has returned a death sentence against him. The Montgomery County jury rendered its verdict against 20-year-old Blaine Milam after deliberating for about nine hours.

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Jurors in Bryan are deciding whether to give a former Marine the death penalty or life in prison without parole for the killing of his ex-girlfriend and her brother. The defense says 26-year-old John Thuesen is an Iraq war veteran with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

HOUSTON (AP) - A Pakistani national remains in federal custody after a jury in Houston found him guilty of conspiracy to provide funds and support to the Taliban. Adnan Mirza was one of four men accused of participating in paramilitary training exercises near Houston so they could engage in a holy war.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas balladeer Willie Nelson is getting a street named after him in the area where he's lived for nearly 40 years. The city council in Austin has voted to add Nelson's name to Second Street downtown.