Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/07/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: South Texas is experiencing heavy rain from Tropical Storm Hermine. We'll have details on how the system could affect our weather here this week.

Police in Tyler are investigating an exchange of gunfire on one of the city's busiest streets. We'll tell you where people in two vehicles traded shots...and what type of damage they inflicted.

He's ready to make his NFL debut. We'll hear from East Texas native Dez Bryant on his upcoming game with the Dallas Cowboys this weekend.

And...he's known for his country music hits...and his wild lifestyle. We'll hear from George Jones in today's "Proud of East Texas".

Until Next Time, 
CLint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 

Tropical Storm Hermine has made land fall and continues to move northwest across southern Texas. The flow around Hermine will bring numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms to the area. Locally heavy rainfall is possible mainly across our western counties. Highs today will be held down into the middle 80s. Details on the weather where you live coming up on Good Morning East Texas.


Tropical Storm Hermine will likely bring some much needed rain to East Texas.

Cigarette lighter blamed for house fire

4 children and their mother escape a fire this morning at their home on the 1100 block of 10th Street.


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan says a Florida preacher's plan to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks will endanger U.S. troops. Gen. David Petraeus gave the warning following a protest Monday by hundreds of Afghans, during which they chanted, "Death to America." The Rev. Terry Jones and his Dove World Outreach Center made headlines last year after distributing T-shirts that said "Islam is of the Devil."

DENVER (AP) - A fast-moving wildfire that's forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes in the foothills of Colorado has destroyed dozens of homes - some of which belong to the firefighters themselves. The blaze broke out Monday morning in Four Mile Canyon, northwest of Boulder. Winds helped the blaze grow to 3,500 acres.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Tropical storm Hermine has crossed the U.S. - Mexico border into south Texas, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. Hermine made landfall late Monday in northeastern Mexico, with winds of 65 mph. Now it's threatening to dump 4 to 8 inches of rain while moving through Texas and weakening to a tropical depression.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to spend $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways is being met with resistance from the GOP. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says the long-term jobs program would raise taxes while Americans are "still looking for the 'shovel-ready' jobs they were promised more than a year ago." Even many Democrats would be reluctant to increase spending just weeks before the November election.

TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian volcano has sounded off again, in its most powerful eruption since coming back to life last week. Mount Sinabung erupted this morning, dusting villages 15 miles away. Some villages report seeing magma for the first time. The volcano had been dormant for about four centuries.

HILLSBORO, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least five of the 13 people injured in a fatal van accident in central Texas have been treated and released from hospitals. A six-month-old girl was killed when the van flipped over on Interstate 35 north of Hillsboro yesterday.

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - An official in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon says soldiers apparently shot at a car when the driver failed to stop at a checkpoint on a highway connecting the city of Monterrey to Laredo, Texas. A man and a 15-year-old boy were killed.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It's not clear when the final plugging of the blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico will happen. Relief well drilling was supposed to resume after Labor Day. The government's point man on the spill response said Saturday he wanted to wait before giving an updated timeline.