Good Morning East Texas Headlines 06-10-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Parts of our region got hit with heavy rains overnight. We'll have details on which areas got the most and what type of damage the storm left behind.

An East Texas mission devoted to helping the homeless will need to find a new home of its own. We'll explain why the East Texas Rescue mission ran into trouble with city officials in Tyler.

East Texas country music superstar Miranda Lambert has plenty to celebrate this morning. We'll tell you which "buckle" she picked up at the CMT Awards.

And…she enjoys Girl Scouts and her church youth group…and needs to find a family to call her own. We'll meet Blanca in today's "Gift of Love" report.


A mid level low pressure is slowly moving through the area this morning.  Very heavy rain is occurring along the path of this low pressure.  Numerous flash flood warnings are in effect this morning.  I will give you all the details on this potentially dangerous flooding situation on Good Morning East Texas.


Mixed emotions on Rescue Mission closure

Dozens of homeless men in Tyler will be forced back to the streets, following a decision by the city council Wednesday. 

State troopers execute nation-wide roadcheck program

State troopers are carrying out a continent-wide checkpoint, aimed at keeping you safer on the roads.


UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Barack Obama says the latest U.N. sanctions against Iran are "the toughest sanctions ever faced by the Iranian government." The U.S. and its allies won approval for the sanctions for Iran's refusing to negotiate on its suspect nuclear program.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The foreclosure crisis appears to be leveling off. A report from a private foreclosure listing service says the number of people facing foreclosure is nearly flat from a year ago. Still, the number of foreclosures remains high.

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's criminal police chief says the murder case against Joran van der Sloot goes to prosecutors today so they can file formal charges. Van der Sloot is accused of murdering a 21-year-old woman. The young Dutchman has also been a suspect in the May 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - More than 12,000 nurses in Minnesota are ready to hit the picket lines this morning. The one-day strike by the Minnesota Nurses Association is to call attention to nurses and hospitals increasingly under pressure to cut costs. A similar planned strike in California was temporarily blocked by a federal judge.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has launched a rocket carrying a satellite meant to study climate change. The ambitious project was delayed a day because of malfunctioning firefighting equipment.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At least one person is dead from flooding after nearly a foot of rain soaked parts of central Texas. New Braunfels police say a body was recovered from the Guadalupe River in Gruene, about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - An FBI spokeswoman says Mexican soldiers pointed their rifles and chased away U.S. Border Patrol agents investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican. The agent who shot the boy says he was defending himself from rock throwers along the Rio Grande.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A grant will help expand a Texas public defenders office for cases in which prosecutors seek the death penalty. The Lubbock County courts coordinator says the Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense has approved a $2.2 million grant to add 55 counties to the program.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Governor Rick Perry says Democratic challenger Bill White should drop out of the race if he doesn't better explain an investment he made after Hurricane Rita. Perry accuses White of "profiteering" for investing in an energy company that he enlisted for help after the storm.