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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 06-03-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Crews from BP are switching from a saw to shears as they try to cut the pipe that's spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. We'll have the latest on their efforts...and hear from one Texan with oil field experience who has a suggestion for stopping the spill.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking aim at the EPA. We'll tell you what he wants from the federal environmental agency.

He has sold hundreds of millions of records around the world. Now, he's getting yet another honor. We'll show you what the White House is doing to recognize the achievements of Sir Paul McCartney.

She likes music and animals...and needs a special family to call her own. We'll meet Cheyenne in today's "Gift of Love".

WEATHER TODAY

A weak cold front is heading our way this morning, which will bring a few more clouds and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms to East Texas. Meteorologist Michael Hetrick will have the forecast for the remainder of the week…along with details on what to expect if you're heading out this weekend.  

LOCAL HEADLINES

UPDATE: Suspicious device turns out to be false alarm

Wednesday afternoon, Bullard Police were called to the Bullard Post Office after reports of a suspicious package in the post office's lobby.

8-year-old girl makes a BIG-hearted donation

"Beautiful", "great color", "wavy", and "the envy of everyone", are just a few of the compliments Bo Devereaux received about her long, blonde hair.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The situation on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico keeps getting more dire as the oil slick from a blown out well drifts perilously close to the Florida Panhandle's white beaches. Crews are doing everything possible to limit the catastrophe. Meanwhile, BP continues efforts to cut and cap the gusher after a stuck saw became the latest fumble at 5,000 feet. The company hopes to use giant shears to finish the cut.

ISTANBUL (AP) - The war of words between Israel and pro-Palestinian activists over the deadly seizure of an aid ship continues. The head of an Islamic charity group says the beating of some Israeli soldiers during the raid was self defense. Israel says the fight put up by people in the flotilla showed their purpose was not humanitarian.

LONDON (AP) - Police in rural England are looking for answers to a murderous rampage by a taxi driver, who killed 12 people and himself. More than 100 officers are investigating the attacks by Derrick Bird. Some reports say he had argued with fellow cab drivers while others suggest a family dispute. It was Britain's deadliest mass shooting since 1996.

CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says something "very wrong" that's been done to him will be over soon as his trial begins today. Jury selection is scheduled to start in Chicago. The ex-governor is charged with scheming to profit from his power to fill President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is facing more questions over back-room deal-making. A Colorado Democrat has acknowledged that he was encouraged by one of President Barack Obama's top advisers to apply for an international development job instead of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in a Senate race. A White House official says no formal offer was made and insists there was nothing inappropriate in the contacts.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas has executed 36-year-old inmate George Jones for the fatal shooting of a Dallas man during a carjacking 17 years ago. His lawyer made no last-day efforts to block the lethal injection last night. It's the 12th execution in Texas this year.

DALLAS (AP) - A trial is under way in Dallas for an inmate charged in the 1984 killing of a Southern Methodist University student who was raped and then stabbed 18 times. A prosecutor warned jurors they'll see and hear graphic evidence in the case against 61-year-old Donald Andrew Bess.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk's office says he's been treated for minor injuries after an accident west of Dallas. Grand Prairie police say the former Dallas mayor was driving on Interstate 30 when a metal ladder crashed through his windshield yesterday.

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