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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-23-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Ships near the BP oil well are leaving the area before Tropical Storm Bonnie moves through. We'll have details on how that could affect the schedule for the "top kill" procedure that would permanently close the well.

A restaurant in Tyler is closed after an inspection by the health department. We'll tell you what one woman claims she was served there…and why she thinks it may have played a role in her trip to the hospital.

His quick thinking saved his neighbor's life. We'll tell you which part of his Boy Scout training helped a North Texas boy take action when his neighbor suffered a life-threatening injury.

Plus…we'll have a special guest chef for today's "Cooking Up A Storm". Good Morning East Texas producer Coretta Williams steps out from behind the scenes to share her recipe for "French Bread Pizza".

WEATHER TODAY

Another hot and humid day is on tap for East Texas. Highs will reach the middle 90s with heat index values around 103 degrees this afternoon.  here may be a stray afternoon shower but they will be very few and far between. Meteorologist Grant Dade will have your weekend forecast and a look at Tropical Storm "Bonnie" on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Exclusive: Woman says strange tasting slush made her violently ill

18 year old Keri Mitcham says she was in a hospital room an hour after drinking a strange tasting slush from the Tyler Sonic Drive-In at 5611 South Broadway in Tyler.

New jail vs. new schools: an ongoing battle

Plans for a new Smith County jail proposal are already in the works, but a school district's decision could throw a kink in the works.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Bonnie is heading for the Florida Keys today after steaming through the Central Bahamas on Thursday. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, is expected to bring heavy winds and rains, but officials aren't planning evacuations. But ships over BP's crippled oil well are being order to leave the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the storm, which could arrive by Saturday.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - North Korea is threatening what it calls a "physical response" if the U.S. and South Korea go ahead with joint military exercises planned for this weekend. A spokesman for the North says joint exercises would be "another expression of hostile policy against" North Korea.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has said no to more than $20 billion in domestic spending tacked on to a $60 billion war funding bill. The House had sent the Senate the bill with things added on like grants to school districts and better security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate sent the bill back to the House, minus the $20 billion add-on.

NEW YORK (AP) - Police in Staten Island, N.Y. believe the bodies of five family members found in their burned-out home was a murder-suicide committed by a troubled teenager. Authorities say the 14-year-old boy had a history of setting fires. His body was found in a bedroom with a razor next to his body. Some of the victims had their throats slashed.

BELL, Calif. (AP) - Three city administrators in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell have agreed to resign after a public outcry. Bell is one of the poorest LA suburbs, but the three officials made a total of more than $1.6 million a year. The resignations came following a special City Council meeting Thursday night.

DALLAS (AP) - Bond has been set at $1 million for a suburban Dallas woman accused of strangling her two young children with a wire. Thirty-year-old Saiqa Akhter of Irving has been jailed under a suicide watch in the Dallas County jail. She's charged with capital murder.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A convicted thief in prison in Beeville is accused of mailing a letter that threatened a federal judge in San Antonio. Fifty-seven-year-old John Manning of Houston could face up to 10 more years if he's convicted. His release had been scheduled for July 22.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A tax compliance officer with the state liquor board has been charged with selling counterfeit goods after a nine-month investigation. Forty-six-year-old Luis Salazar of El Paso was arrested and released on $5,000 bond.

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