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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-16-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The cap on the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is working. We'll have details on what's next now that the company is getting the spill under control.

Some East Texas hospitals say they are getting patients with problems related to the heat. We'll have some tips on keeping cool.

An East Texas woman hits the jackpot while buying a lottery ticket. We'll hear what she plans to do with her winnings.

People in the nation's capitol got a surprise wake-up call overnight when an earthquake struck the Washington, D.C. area. We'll tell you how strong the quake was and whether it caused any damage.

And…meteorologist Grant Dade has a special guest in the kitchen for today's "Cooking Up A Storm". Tune in to see one of the favorite recipes of our own Jennifer Hines!

WEATHER TODAY

Another hot afternoon is in store for East Texas today.  We should however see a few more clouds, especially north, and this should keep the temperatures down just a bit.  Highs will reach the middle 90s in most areas.  Could these clouds bring rain.  I'll have your answer plus your weekend forecast this morning on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Gladewater woman $100,000 richer

Scratching a little piece of paper is not a big deal unless that scratching leads to you winning thousands of other pieces of green paper.

Homeowner describes fire that sent 2 firefighters to hospital

Two firefighters are recovering from injuries they got battling an overnight house fire.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is watching for any problems with the new, successful cap on its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. A drop in ressure might mean that oil is leaking elsewhere -- perhaps in piping below the wellhead, or into the seafloor itself. Pressure readings are being taken every six hours.

BAGHDAD (AP) - A hotel fire in northern Iraq has reportedly killed 29 people, including foreigners who worked for foreign oil companies. There's no word of any American victims. Four women and four children are said to be among the dead. A local official says the fire was caused by an electrical short.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan has reportedly been killed by a NATO airstrike. A local police chief says the commander was under a tree in a field with a dozen other insurgents when the precision bomb hit. NATO says it's still investigating the strike.

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple holds a news conference today about its new iPhone 4, which some first-adopters say loses signal strength if your hand is over a particular spot. The speculation is that Apple will give a "Bumper" case to iPhone 4 owners, which is said to solve the problem. The case usually costs $29.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obamas take off today for a brief vacation in Maine, perhaps a little skittish about what that might trigger. During a Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, the Gulf oil spill dominated. And over Christmas, their getaway to Hawaii was interrupted by the attempted bombing of a jet bound for Detroit.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico will host U.S. and Mexican border governors in a meeting that had been called off in Arizona because of a dispute over that state's new immigration enforcement law. The governors of Texas and Arizona say they will not attend the rescheduled meeting in September.

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas jury has issued a life sentence for a man convicted for his role in an alleged swinger's club that used children as performers. A jury in Tyler decided 47-year-old Dennis Pittman must serve at least 15 years before he'll be eligible for parole.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chief operating officer Doug Suttles says BP should know more about the success of its new cap on the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico over the next two days. He said cutoff of the flow of oil yesterday was a "great sight" but warned that the flow could resume.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The latest Triple-A Texas gasoline price survey shows the average cost of unleaded regular fuel is down a penny at $2.56 per gallon. That's $1.42 less than the record $3.98 Texas drivers paid two years ago.

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