Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could already be sealed. We'll tell you why test results due back today could have a major impact on what crews will do next.
The suspect in a string of stabbing cases in three states is behind bars. We'll tell you he was doing when authorities captured him.
President Obama is expected to sign a $600 million measure to improve border security today.We'll have details on how many more members of the National Guard it will put on the border.
Meteorologist Grant Dade will be visiting the kitchen today for "Cooking Up a Storm". He'll share his recipe for sausage stuffed mushrooms.
Heat advisories continue through Saturday afternoon and may be extended through Sunday. High temperatures this afternoon will be around 102 degrees with heat index values between 108 and 113 degrees. We can't rule out an isolated thunderstorm like yesterday but most areas of East Texas will remain dry. When will this heat end? I'll have that answer for you this morning on Good Morning East Texas.
Jenny Knight worked at Lupe's restaurant in Kilgore for seven years.
Thursday night, the Longview city council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance to ban the sale of K-2 within the city limits.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials could know today whether BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed already. Results are expected on pressure tests performed on the "static kill" that forced drilling mud and cement forced down the top of the well. The government's pointman on the spill says it may turn out that a bottom kill, which was to have been the permanent fix, is no longer necessary.
ATLANTA (AP) - Elias Abuelazam is facing one charge of attempted murder so far, and authorities say they expect more charges will be coming. Abuelazam was arrested in connection with a series of 18 stabbings, five of them fatal, in Michigan, Ohio and Virginia.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of California's Prop. 8 have asked a federal appeals court to block the resumption of gay marriages. They're set to resume next Wednesday, after a federal judge found the ban unconstitutional.
ZHOUQU, China (AP) - New landslides have killed another 24 people and left 24 missing in China's remote northwest. Downpours are threatening more devastation to a region where more than 1,100 already have died after entire villages were swallowed in waves of mud and rubble-strewn water last weekend. The heavy rain is also making rescue work nearly impossible.
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - Officials in Pakistan say fever, stomach problems and skin diseases are spreading among flood victims. Aid workers warn that waterborne diseases and other illnesses could raise the death toll from more than two weeks of flooding to well past the estimated 1,500 people who have perished so far.
DALLAS (AP) - Police have identified two Dallas officers who were responding to a call when their car slammed into a stalled vehicle, leading to the death of a 59-year-old man. Terry Glover died after surgery early yesterday. Police say Officer Adam Stucki was driving the car. He and his partner, Officer Archie Beason, were treated at the scene.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - An Arlington woman who was married to the suspect in a string of stabbings that left five people dead says she's shocked that he's been arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder. Jessica Nimitz is the ex-wife of Elias Abuelazam, who was arrested in Atlanta.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's attorney general is suing BP and others linked to the busted oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He says the company has broken too many promises about accepting responsibility for the oil spill.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Drivers in Texas and around the country are paying more at the pump this week despite a drop in the price of crude oil. The AAA Texas survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is up 3 cents to $2.63 in Texas.