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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/24/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Police are looking for witnesses to help solve a deadly hit and run. We'll have details on where it happened and what you can do t help.

It's primary day in Florida and Arizona. We'll tell you who's challenging Arizona Senator John McCain for the Republican Party's Senate nomination in his state.

They think the recall won't grow any larger. We'll hear what federal officials are doing to track salmonella contamination at two egg farms.

Plus... high school football season kicks off this weekend. We'll meet some of the young men and women who keep the athletes health in today's "Med Team" report.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Drier air is moving into the area and even though it will still be hot today, the heat index will be much lower. Mostly Sunny skies are in the forecast this afternoon with highs reaching the upper 90s. Heat index values will be near 100 verses 110 like yesterday afternoon. I can't rule out a storm popping up this afternoon but over 90 percent of East Texas should remain dry today. A second front will move into the area tomorrow. Find out what it will do to our temperatures on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Tyler ISD calls for November bond election

The Tyler ISD School Board has just over two months to convince voters to approve a new 89.85 million dollar bond. 

East Texas safe so far from egg recall

 

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO says Afghan and international forces have killed about 40 Taliban fighters east of the Afghan capital Kabul. NATO says it's part of an effort to provide more security ahead of parliamentary elections next month. The coalition says fighting in Kabul province began Friday, involving Afghan, U.S. and French troops. They say 8 Taliban leaders were captured.

DATELINE (AP) - Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority says there were no survivors when a small passenger plane heading to the Mount Everest region crashed in heavy rain near Katmandu today, with 14 people aboard. Officials say four of the 11 passengers were Americans, including an 18 year old.

COPIAPO, Chile (AP) - Rescuers in Chile are trying to keep 33 trapped miners alive while they figure out a way to rescue them. They've made a second hole leading to the miners, who've been trapped in a safety chamber for 2½ weeks. It'll be used to communicate with the group. Another hole is being used to deliver supplies and a third hole will be used for ventilation.

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Danielle is now a Category 2 storm. Its maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph as it churns far out over the Atlantic. Danielle is located about 1,110 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Frank is moving along the coast of southern Mexico with maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph. It's about 130 miles south-southwest of Acapulco.

LONDON (AP) - Singer George Michael has pleaded guilty in a London court to two drug offenses. Michael admitted driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis following an incident on July 4 when his car crashed into a shop in north London.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas say operators in its system have been managing record electricity demand without major problems. Temperatures of up to 110 degrees yesterday caused the fourth peak demand record in as many weeks on the state's biggest electrical grid.

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Searchers in southern Arkansas have found the wreckage of a plane that disappeared last week on its way to Georgetown, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration says the body of the pilot also was found. The plane was registered to a Georgetown resident, but it wasn't clear if that person was the one onboard.

HOUSTON (AP) - An appeals court has upheld an East Texas jury's decision that actor and screenwriter Tyler Perry didn't plagiarize in material for the movie "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." Actress and writer Donna West had appealed the initial verdict.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top federal offshore oil drilling regulator says the temporary halt to deepwater drilling will be in place for a few more months. It was overturned once in court and reissued in July.

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