Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-09-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Some East Texans are running into problems with insurance plans they bought with the intent of supplementing Medicare. We'll have details on what you should look out for when shopping for a "Medicare Advantage" program.

They're rioting in the streets in Oakland, California. We'll tell you about the court verdict that has lead to violence.

His big decision is provoking a big reaction. We'll show you how fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers are showing their anger, now that LeBron James is heading to the Miami Heat.

Plus, meteorologist Grant Dade will have a special guest for today's "Cooking Up A Storm"…and they're throwing something special on the grill!


We are still seeing a good deal of tropical moisture in the area and this will act to give us a threat of heavy rain again today. Highs will be in the low 90s, but with all the humidity it will feel close to 100 at times today. I'll have a look at your weekend forecast on Good Morning East Texas.


7 On Your Side: Medicare Advantage Plans

Many seniors are being tricked into signing away their Medicare benefits.

Berman continues work on Immigration bill

Despite looming legal problems over a controversial immigration law in Arizona, one Texas lawmaker says similar legislation is needed here.


RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Some residents living along the Rio Grande on both sides of the U.S-Mexico border are being evacuated because tropical rains could bring flooding. Two international bridges already have been closed and shelters have been set up for people living in low-lying neighborhoods.

NEW YORK (AP) - Ten Russian agents who spied on the U.S. have been sent back to Moscow, in exchange for four people who spied on Russia for the West. Thursday's spy swap was the biggest since the Cold War. The Russian spies had embedded themselves into American society, adopting different names, and some, raising children.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Protests have broken out in Oakland, California, after a white former transit officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter instead of murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back as he lay on the ground on a train platform. The officer says he meant to pull out a Taser, but grabbed his gun instead. There's been looting and arson and at least 50 people have been arrested.

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) - At least 48 people are dead and some 80 wounded after a suicide bomber struck outside a government office in Pakistan's tribal region, near Afghanistan. A government official says the attacker was on a motorcycle and detonated the bomb when he was stopped from getting into the office.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Goodbye Cleveland, hello Miami. Basketball superstar LeBron James has some people excited and others disappointed after deciding to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat. James says he wants to join Olympic teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert ripped James on the team's website.

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - National Guard troops have arrived in Laredo to help with evacuations as the Rio Grande grew to 42 feet deep and a tropical depression dumped rain along the Texas-Mexico border. The storm made landfall at South Padre Island yesterday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military says a 20-year-old soldier from north Texas has been killed in Afghanistan. Specialist Jerod H. Osborne of Royse City died Monday after his unit was attacked with an improvised bomb. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An alleged West Texas cocaine ring leader has been sentenced to life in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Gualberto Marquez is one of nine Barrio Azteca gang members sentenced for roles in the trafficking ring. Prosecutors say he led the group that distributed more than 400 pounds of cocaine in El Paso and Midland.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. government's attempt to keep a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium in place. Federal officials argued it was necessary while they studied deepwater drilling risks in the wake of the BP oil spill.