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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/11/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:

They're looking for ways to cut costs...and avoid a tax hike. We'll have an exclusive advance look at the City of Tyler's proposed budget for next year.

He got fed up and bailed out. We'll tell you what could happen to a flight attendant who made a dramatic exit from the plane after an argument with a passenger.

Back-to-school shopping is giving some parents a pain in the pocketbook. We'll hear what they have to say about the rising cost of school supplies.

Plus...our Joe Terrell will try out a simple tool to help him with an everyday task. He'll put the "Shoe-dini" to the "Does It Work?" test.  

Until Next Time, 
Jennifer Hines
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

The heat continues today with heat advisories through tomorrow afternoon. Highs this afternoon will reach around 101 degrees with the heat index reaching 105 to 110 degrees this afternoon. I can't rule out a stray shower but most areas again today will be dry. The tropics are heating up as well. I'll have details on tropical depression number 5 this morning on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Tyler's proposed budget $4.8 million less than prior year

Maintaining current levels of service delivery while decreasing expenditures by $4.8 million is the focus of the 2010-2011 proposed budget that will be presented by City Manager Mark McDaniel to the Tyler City Council at their meeting this week.

Teen swears off texting while driving after near death crash

One moment she was texting while driving, the next she was being airlifted to a hospital.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

ZHOUQU, China (AP) - Heavy rains are lashing a remote section of northwest China. Flooding there has already killed more than 700 people. More than 1,000 people are still listed as missing and hopes are fading that more people will be found alive with mud, stones and debris covering many houses. 

DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) - Federal investigators are in Alaska to try and determine why a plane with nine people aboard crashed into a remote mountainside Monday afternoon. Five people were killed, including former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Weather is one area investigators will examine.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah authorities say they're considering possible charges against the driver of a tour bus that careened off a highway and rolled over Monday, killing three Japanese tourists and injuring 11 others. A Utah Highway Patrol spokesman says "From all indications, the driver was not focused" or paying attention to his driving."

CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors are heading into their 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. There's still no indication of

whether they're close to a verdict. Judge James Zagel told attorneys yesterday in Chicago that he's heard nothing from the jurors recently.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who underwent a double mastectomy and later discovered she didn't have breast cancer is set to receive $198,000 under a settlement approved Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials. Outside pathologists had diagnosed cancer but county hospital pathologists later determined it was a benign condition.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a jobs bill that critics say will cost Texas schools more than $800 million. Texas Democrats helped to pass it, despite Republican pleas and the threat of a lawsuit. The bill requires Governor Rick Perry to promise that Texas will maintain certain education spending levels through 2013. Perry says the state Constitution prohibits him from committing future legislative spending. 

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy hit by a sport utility vehicle in the driveway of his family's north Texas home. Wichita Falls police say Giovanni Fidel Perez died yesterday.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Hot weather in Texas had led to a record for peak demand on the state's biggest electrical grid. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says the record of 63,830 megawatts in one hour was set yesterday afternoon.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Former Houston mayor Bill White says letting local governments and voters decide what their communities need would help prioritize transportation projects. The Democratic candidate for governor spoke yesterday to an Annual Transportation Infrastructure Summit in Irving.

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