Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/26/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Two people are recovering at an East Texas hospital after a shooting in Angelina County. We'll have details on what investigators say lead up to the gunfire.

An incumbent Senator in Alaska is in danger of losing her seat after a challenge during the Republican Party Primary. We'll have the latest on the race…including details on how the support of former Gov. Sarah Palin helped the little-known challenger.

Are you ready for some football? High school teams across East Texas start playing tonight. We'll have a list of some of the teams hitting the gridiron.

You may need to take your i-d the next time you go to the state fair…if you want to experience the latest culinary creations. We'll tell you about what they'll be frying up at the fair this fall.

And…he likes horses and already has a plan mapped out for college. We'll meet D'Ray in today's "Gift of Love" report.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 

Drier air has moved into the area and this will make for a fairly pleasant afternoon.  Highs today will reach the lower to middle 90s, close to our average high for this time of the year.  Tonight we will see mostly clear skies and cool conditions with lows in the middle to upper 60s.  Your weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.


Girls wants to play football, claims coach laughed in her face

A junior high girl wants to play football in Lindale, but she says the coach laughed in her face and advised she would not be able to play like boys on the team.

Baby Isabella is the 11th child in Texas to die from hyperthermia after being left in a hot car.


BAGHDAD (AP) - Insurgents aren't letting up in Iraq. Police say six members of a government-allied Sunni militia have been killed in an ambush northeast of Baghdad. Today's killings follow a spate of attacks on police and soldiers yesterday that left at least 56 dead. August has been the deadliest month for Iraqi security forces in two years.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The president of the Philippines is promising that "someone will pay" for the bus hostage crisis that killed eight Hong Kong tourists. President Benigno Aquino III called Monday's nearly 12-hour hostage drama "ghastly," admitted there were "many failures" but stopped short of directly blaming the police.

BEIJING (AP) - North Korea's reclusive leader is on his second trip to China this year, according to teachers at a school he visited today. The visit is surprising because Kim Jong Il rarely travels, and it comes as former President Jimmy Carter is in North Korea. Carter is on a private mission to secure the freedom of an imprisoned American.

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York cab driver who was slashed after saying he was Muslim goes to City Hall today to meet the mayor. A college student who volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance is charged in the attack.

CHICAGO (AP) - The first steps are being taken toward a retrial for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich , a little more than a week after his federal corruption trial ended with jurors deadlocked on all but one charge. A hearing scheduled for today is the first since a mistrial was declared on 23 of 24 charges.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It seems former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's money laundering trial will remain in Austin. A judge has denied the former Republican congressman's request to have the trial moved from what DeLay calls "the last bastion of liberalism" in Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A lawsuit filed in Austin alleges a Texas woman contracted salmonella poisoning from tainted eggs. The suit on behalf of Amanda Sanchez accuses two Iowa egg producers and the Texas-based Taco Cabana restaurant chain of negligence and deceptive trade practices.

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man on death row for killing the wife of a prominent Dallas civil rights lawyer will get a new punishment hearing. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the death sentence for Kenneth Dewayne Thomas, saying jurors in the case had no way to consider mitigating evidence.

DALLAS (AP) - The FBI says it has charged one of its Dallas agents with threatening a federal law enforcement officer. Special Agent Carlos Ortiz Jr. was arrested yesterday at the Dallas office. The head of the office says Ortiz was fired after a personnel inquiry.