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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 07-28-10

  
LATEST NEWS

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Rescuers are searching for survivors of a plane crash near the capital of Pakistan. We'll have details on the rising death toll throughout the morning.

A West Coast man is under arrest in his home state after he traveled to Texas to try to meet a woman he met on-line. We'll tell you why authorities say his actions qualified as stalking.

It's been 100 days since an explosion on board an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico sent oil spilling into the Gulf. We'll have details on what BP's new CEO says are his priorities for the company for the rest of the year.

And...our Joe Terrell will head into the kitchen with a few eggs for today's "Does It Work?".

WEATHER TODAY

Abundant tropical moisture is still in place across the area today.  This will once again allow numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon hours.  High temperatures will reach the lower 90s in most areas.  A complete update on the Weather Where You Live coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Facebook stalker goes too far, woman contacts authorities

An East Texas woman was so scared after meeting a man on Facebook that she called authorities.

 Pet pup 'kidnapped,' found injured along highway

In the middle of the day, Tyler Police say two Hispanic males were seen breaking into a home on Alta Mira Drive in between Loop 323 and Golden Road.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A government official says more than two dozen bodies have been recovered from the site of the domestic airliner crash in the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital. Officials say there are also several injured survivors. Rescuers continue to search the wreckage for additional dead and injured.

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) - The worst of two Southern California wildfires is now 25 percent contained, but the blazes have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of the state's Kern County. The most destructive of the fires is burning over about 500 acres southeast of Tehachapi in a mountainous area between Bakersfield and Mojave.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma will get its first woman governor in November. Republican Congresswoman Mary Fallin and Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins won their respective primaries yesterday. Such faceoffs are rare. New Mexico's race for governor will also feature two women, but only Nebraska and Hawaii have had such races before.

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and health officials say a bomb explosion has killed six civilians and wounded 15 others in a Shiite slum in eastern Baghdad. The officials say the bomb was planted near a state-run bank in Sadr City where retirees were waiting to get their pensions. Meanwhile, a helicopter crash in a sandstorm killed 5 Iraqis.

LONDON (AP) - WikiLeaks' chief claims his organization doesn't know who sent some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents. Editor-in-chief Julian Assange told journalists in London last night that the website is set up to hide the source of its data from those who receive it. He says the added layer of secrecy helps protect sources, and the site has yet to be fooled by bogus material.

DALLAS (AP) - A jury has sentenced a man to 99 years in prison for starving three children locked in a Dallas hotel bathroom for up to nine months. The same jury had convicted 38-year-old Alfred Santiago of injury to a child and continuous sexual abuse.

HOUSTON (AP) - An Alabama man sentenced to die for the slaying of an east Texas rancher has agreed to a sentence of life in prison in a separate murder case. Thirty-five-year-old Oscar Roy Doster took a plea deal yesterday during jury selection for his capital murder trial in Fairfield.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man and his wife have been detained in Nicaragua and identified as the couple wanted in Panama in the death of an American woman. William Adolfo Cortez and his wife were arrested Monday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says scientists have been working hard to figure out where oil from BP's gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has ended up. Not much oil has been showing up on the surface since a temporary cap stopped the flow, but they say there's still a lot of it in the Gulf.

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