Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/27/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Crews are evaluating the safety of a portion of I-20 after a fiery crash. We'll tell you when they expect the east-bound lanes near Longview to be re-opened.

There are new pictures available this morning of those miners trapped underground in Chile. We'll show you how they're doing.

Are you ready for some football? We'll have the scores from Thursday night's high school games...and tell you about tonight's match-ups.

Plus...meteorologist Grant Dade will visit the kitchen today for "Cooking up a Storm" share his recipe for "spicy fried catfish".

Until Next Time, 
Jennifer Hines
KLTV News Anchor 

What a great way to wake up, temperatures outside the cities this morning dropped into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Inside the cities most of us are in the middle and upper 60s. A very comfortable start to our day. Mostly sunny skies will warm us rapidly today into the middle 90s but with low humidity, it will feel a few degrees cooler. Details on your weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.


A truck on fire has shut down part of Interstate 20 in Longview.

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MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Danielle is gathering strength far out over the Atlantic. It's now a Category 4 hurricane with winds near 135 mph. It's expected to stay east of Bermuda but could kick up some surf along the U.S. Atlantic beaches.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Commerce Department's revised snapshot of the economy today won't be generating any celebrations. Wall Street economists forecast it will be cut almost in half, to a 1.4 percent annual rate from 2.4 percent.

UNDATED (AP) - An Associated Press analysis finds that cities close enough to the Gulf have done well as staging areas for cleanup work despite the oil spill. Other areas have taken it on the chin twice, for being too far away to host cleanup efforts, but close enough so that tourists stayed away.

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - The U.N. says a million people may have been displaced by the latest round of flooding in Pakistan. New areas in the south were inundated when a levee gave way. Across Pakistan, 8 million people are in need of emergency assistance.

VIENNA (AP) - Austria's health ministry is reporting two cases of a new gene that allows bacteria to become a superbug. Researchers say the gene, which appears to be circulating widely in India, alters bacteria, making them resistant to nearly all known antibiotics.

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - Jurors in the Dallas suburb of McKinney have convicted a Louisiana man on five counts of manslaughter in the 2008 deaths of a Texas family headed home from church. Authorities say David Calhoun Jones was speeding when he crashed into the family's minivan.

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - A 48-year-old Dallas woman charged with the murder of a co-worker has told police she shot the man because she received "signs from God." Theresa Gail Robbins was taken into custody Wednesday after the shooting at the pest control business where she worked.

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A former executive director of the West Texas Council of Campfire USA has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and identity theft in Midland. Michael Woodson Burney was accused in a scheme to steal nearly $400,000 from the youth development organization.

DALLAS (AP) - A judge says a former FBI agent accused of making death threats against his estranged wife and the head of the Dallas FBI office will be held without bond. The father and girlfriend of 48-year-old Carlos Ortiz say he's not violent and blame his arrest on his estranged wife.