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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 06-07-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A Congressional committee is visiting Louisiana today for a hearing on the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll tell you what the head of BP thinks about the chances that their latest technique will have a significant impact on the amount of oil pouring into the Gulf.

 An East Texas sheriff's deputy is speaking out about the fight that cost him his job. We'll hear how a dispute with one of his co-workers ended in blows.

The series is now tied at one game apiece. We'll tell you which member of the Boston Celtics set an NBA playoff record to lead his team to victory in Game Two of the NBA Championship series between the Celtics and the Lakers.

And…he fought the Nazis in the battle that marked the beginning of the end of their control of Europe. We'll hear from East Texas military veteran Bill Spurgeon in today's "Freedom Fighters".

WEATHER TODAY

We are in store for more heat today across East Texas. Meteorologist Michael Hetrick will have details on your complete forecast, including information on when things may cool off a bit.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Fired Shelby deputy says he was attacked

A fight on the steps of the Shelby County Sheriff's office Thursday afternoon cost two deputies their job.

Tyler museum opens Babar exhibit

Tyler museum workers are hoping a new exhibit will inspire a new generation to appreciate art.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is beginning his week with a briefing on the Gulf oil spill amid his pointman's warning that taming the environmental disaster could last well into the fall. The Coast Guard's Thad Allen says that even if BP succeeds in stopping most of the spill, enough oil is sloshing around in the Gulf already to do terrible damage.

MILLBURY, Ohio (AP) - The town of Millbury, Ohio, is sifting through the rubble and rescheduling a graduation following a tornado that destroyed a high school and killed seven people. The dead include the valedictorian's father. It was part of a line of storms that ripped through the Midwest, leveling dozens of homes and an emergency services building.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say two New Jersey men who allegedly intended to become jihadists and kill American troops are due in federal court in Newark today. They were arrested in New York yesterday before boarding flights on their way to Somalia by way of Egypt. Authorities say they are charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism.

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - Police in the Miami area say a gunman shot and killed four people at a restaurant and wounded three others before killing himself. Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby says last night's shooting began in the parking lot of the mall containing the restaurant. It happened after a man was seen arguing with a woman in the parking lot.

CHICAGO (AP) - Lawyers for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be making their final, crucial jury decisions today before the real drama begins in his racketeering and fraud trial. A panel of potential jurors in the Chicago trial is expected to be whittled down to 12, plus alternates, before lawyers launch into their opening statements tomorrow.

ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal authorities responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say dead birds with oil on them have been reported for the first time in Texas. A wildlife report says two dead birds with visible oil were found in Texas with three dozen that had no apparent oil on them. It didn't say where the birds were found.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico will persist "well into the fall." He says the spill won't be contained until the leak is fully plugged, and oil will remain for months after that.

HOUSTON (AP) - State inspection reports and other records show more than 250 incidents of confirmed abuse and mistreatment in the past two years at Texas centers for troubled or disabled children. The records were reviewed by the Houston Chronicle and The Texas Tribune, which reported on the mistreatment.

DALLAS (AP) - The cab used as a getaway car after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas has been sold at auction to the Historic Auto Attractions museum in Illinois. Lee Harvey Oswald hailed the 1962 Checker Marathon after the bus he tried to take got stuck in traffic. 

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is beginning his week with a briefing on the Gulf oil spill amid his pointman's warning that taming the environmental disaster could last well into the fall. The Coast Guard's Thad Allen says that even if BP succeeds in stopping most of the spill, enough oil is sloshing around in the Gulf already to do terrible damage.

MILLBURY, Ohio (AP) - The town of Millbury, Ohio, is sifting through the rubble and rescheduling a graduation following a tornado that destroyed a high school and killed seven people. The dead include the valedictorian's father. It was part of a line of storms that ripped through the Midwest, leveling dozens of homes and an emergency services building.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say two New Jersey men who allegedly intended to become jihadists and kill American troops are due in federal court in Newark today. They were arrested in New York yesterday before boarding flights on their way to Somalia by way of Egypt. Authorities say they are charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism.

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - Police in the Miami area say a gunman shot and killed four people at a restaurant and wounded three others before killing himself. Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby says last night's shooting began in the parking lot of the mall containing the restaurant. It happened after a man was seen arguing with a woman in the parking lot.

CHICAGO (AP) - Lawyers for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be making their final, crucial jury decisions today before the real drama begins in his racketeering and fraud trial. A panel of potential jurors in the Chicago trial is expected to be whittled down to 12, plus alternates, before lawyers launch into their opening statements tomorrow.

ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal authorities responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say dead birds with oil on them have been reported for the first time in Texas. A wildlife report says two dead birds with visible oil were found in Texas with three dozen that had no apparent oil on them. It didn't say where the birds were found.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico will persist "well into the fall." He says the spill won't be contained until the leak is fully plugged, and oil will remain for months after that.

HOUSTON (AP) - State inspection reports and other records show more than 250 incidents of confirmed abuse and mistreatment in the past two years at Texas centers for troubled or disabled children. The records were reviewed by the Houston Chronicle and The Texas Tribune, which reported on the mistreatment.

DALLAS (AP) - The cab used as a getaway car after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas has been sold at auction to the Historic Auto Attractions museum in Illinois. Lee Harvey Oswald hailed the 1962 Checker Marathon after the bus he tried to take got stuck in traffic.
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