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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 08/30/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: We're tracking two tropical weather systems for you this morning. Meteorologist Grant Dade will have the latest on Hurricane "Danielle" and Hurricane "Earl"...and we'll show you how one of these storms is affecting the U.S.

Police in Lufkin are investigating a double homicide this morning. We'll tell you when they hope to have more information about this puzzling case.

Members of an East Texas community are rolling up their sleeves tohelp a toddler facing a rare medical condition. We'll have details on how you can join their efforts.

Plus...East Texas Marines speak out on their life-long attachment to the Corps...in today's "Freedom Fighters".

Until Next Time, 
CLint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

A few clouds are greeting us this morning keeping temperatures in the upper 70s in most areas. By this afternoon we will see partly cloudy skies with highs reaching the middle 90s. There will be a few isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms today but most areas will be dry. Details on your work week forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Lufkin Police investigating 2 shooting deaths on Davis Street

There is little information in what Lufkin police are calling a double homicide.

19-month-old fights rare lung cancer

An East Texas toddler is fighting a rare type of cancer.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Earl could eventually wind up as a serious, Category 4 storm. A hurricane warning has now been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands as Earl pushes heavy rains and strong winds onto the northern Leeward Islands. There is a chance the hurricane could brush the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to make his largest investment of political capital to date this week in the difficult Mideast peace process. He will welcome Israeli's prime minister and the Palestinian president to the White House for individual talks and a joint dinner Wednesday. Direct negotiations between the leaders begin Thursday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal courtroom in Washington becomes the playing field today for 7-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens. He's to be arraigned this afternoon for allegedly lying to Congress about his use of steroids. He faces a six-count federal indictment. Clemens has denied any wrongdoing.

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of school-age athletes with concussions is causing concern. Emergency room visits have skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has increased along with awareness of head injuries. But many children aren't taken for medical treatment and doctors say the numbers are likely only a snapshot of a much bigger problem.

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - The 194-year-old Farmer's Almanac is out with its well known weather predictions. The Almanac says it will be quite cold this winter but nothing like last winter, when stunned iguanas fell from trees in Florida and 49 states saw snowfall. One the other hand, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center projects a warmer-than-normal winter for the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and colder-than-normal in the Northwest.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Police in San Antonio have been trying to figure out what led to gunfire at a party where two men were pronounced dead after the shooting. Police say several more people were hospitalized early yesterday morning. 

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The man overseeing the new claims process for Gulf oil spill victims says most of the individual claims reviewed in the first week lacked the minimal documentation to be paid. Ken Feinberg says payments were authorized to 1,200 individuals totaling about $6 million in emergency compensation. 

HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - A busy interstate east of Houston is expected to stay closed until at least noon today because of a hazardous chemical spill. Interstate 10 near Hamshire was closed and nearby homes were evacuated after a semitrailer collided with a pickup truck, overturned and spilled a chemical yesterday.

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Morning News reports that Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson violated Congressional Black Caucus Foundation rules when awarding scholarship money to four relatives. Johnson says she "unknowingly" made a mistake with some privately funded grants.

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