Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/25/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

-Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/25/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Investigators are looking into the death of a four-month-old girl in Lufkin. We'll have details on how she died.

East Texas Muslims are reaching out to their neighbors to explain their faith. We'll hear how they want to improve relations with the larger community.

Surgeons in Kentucky are performing a "double hand transplant". We'll have the latest on their progress.

And...our Joe Terrell tries out a product that could save you some time on a common household chore in today's "Does It Work?".

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Much drier air is moving into the area this morning. Temperatures in the cities are still in the middle and upper 70s however we have seen a few outlying areas drop into the upper 60s. With mostly sunny skies today we will see highs reach the middle 90s, still a few degrees above normal. Heat index values will be running in the middle 90s as well so it will feel much cooler than it has the past few weeks. Details on the weather where you live coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

4-month-old dies in car in Lufkin parking lot

An infant has been found dead in a Lufkin business parking lot at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dietician explains truth in old wives' tale

Losing weight could actually be as simple as drinking water before you eat.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little-known attorney Joe Miller, a decorated Gulf war veteran and political novice, is on the verge of a major primary election upset in Alaska. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski would be the latest incumbent lawmaker to be fired in a spate of voter anger against insiders. Miller, a self-described "constitutional conservative," has seized about 52 percent of the vote in a race Murkowski figured to win.

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was outsider's night in Florida's Republican primary for governor, with big-spending upstart Rick Scott toppling veteran insider Bill McCollum. Five states held nominating contests which highlighted anti-establishment anger and tea party challenges. Arizona Sen. John McCain overcame his challenger to win the right to run for another term.

BAGHDAD (AP) - Police and hospital officials say Iraqi security forces across the country have been targeted by attacks today that killed 22 people and left scores wounded. There were no claims of responsibility but the scale and reach of more than a dozen attacks underscored insurgent efforts to show their might as the American military presence in Iraq shrinks.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Part of a $7.5 billion U.S. aid package for Pakistan will be redesignated for flood reconstruction. But the U.S. aid chief warns that other nations will only contribute money if Islamabad can ensure it will be well spent. The Pakistan government has a reputation for inefficiency and corruption.

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Danielle is a little stronger this morning. Danielle, which is still far away from land in the Atlantic Ocean, is generating sustained winds near 85 mph. Forecasters say additional strengthening is expected over the next two days. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Frank is gaining strength as it moves away from Mexico's southwestern coast.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Fort Worth City Council has approved a $120,000 settlement for a 40-year-old man arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police video showed officers slamming Carey Cass Hudson to the floor with his hands restrained behind his back. He suffered brain damage and other injuries. 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Four juvenile inmate advocacy groups say there's still widespread abuse in the Texas juvenile prison system four years after an abuse scandal prompted changes. The groups are asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate conditions in the Texas Youth Commission.

 DALLAS (AP) - It's an apparent case of mistaken identity. Police in Dallas say an elementary school turned over the wrong child to a man who was picking up a friend's child yesterday. They say the child who was sent with the man was found unharmed at a house. 

DALLAS (AP) - Mechanics for American Airlines have rejected a contract offer from the company and authorized their union to take actions including calling a strike. The Transport Workers Union says the offer didn't make up for wage cuts that workers accepted in 2003.

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