We are watching some strong storms develop out ahead of a cold front this morning across our southern counties. Right now we are seeing a tremendous amount of lightning and heavy rain along with the threat of strong gusty winds. By this afternoon we will begin to dry out with highs near 90s degrees. I'll have details on a very comfortable weekend forecast on Good Morning East Texas.
An East Texas horse whose hooves were severely overgrown has been rescued and is in the SPCA's care now.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's not expected to be anything to cheer about this morning when the Labor Department reports August employment figures. The jobless rate is expected to increase to 9.6 percent from 9.5 percent, the first rise since April. Economists are worried that growth will be so weak that the jobless rate could move back above 10 percent early next year.
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - Powerful gusts and driving rains from Hurricane Earl are reaching beyond North Carolina's Outer Banks and into southeastern Virginia. Forecasters say it's the start of at least 24 hours of stormy, windy weather along the East Coast. Residents and officials of North Carolina's barrier islands are waiting for daybreak to see how much damage there is.
DALLAS (AP) - Officials say a suburban Dallas man has died after being critically hurt in an August shooting in which a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl are charged. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office says 48-year-old Alan Nevil died last night. His wife was killed in the shooting in Garland two weeks ago.