Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/08/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: "Hermine" has now been down-graded to a tropical depression, but it's still causing problems. We'll have the latest on the impact that heavy rains are having in details on how it could affect East Texas.

President Obama is on the road today for a major announcement on his plans to improve the economy. We'll have details on his proposals for tax incentives and federal spending.

Plus, our Joe Terrell heads into the kitchen to test the "Mirco Grill" in today's "Does It Work?".

Until Next Time, 
CLint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 

Tropical Depression Hermine is located across Central Texas this morning and continues to bring Gulf moisture into the area today. With just a little daytime heat latter this morning we will begin to see scattered showers and thunderstorms develop. It still appears the heaviest rain and threat of severe weather will remain out to our west. Details on the rest of your work week coming up on Good Morning East Texas.


A Florida "pastor" is calling for a book burning, sparking a fire storm of criticism here at home and abroad.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bomb threat on a jetliner's bathroom mirror has proven to be a hoax. The FBI says no explosives were found aboard the Thai Airways plane after it landed last night in Los Angeles. The 189 people aboard were interviewed and their luggage checked. There were no arrests.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that a man whose processing plants were blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak two years ago is working in the industry again as a consultant. Stewart Parnell is the former president of the Peanut Corp. of America, which is now bankrupt. He says he's still being


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say they fired nonlethal foam projectiles at a crowd of some 300 protesters last night who were angry about the fatal police shooting of an immigrant on Sunday. The confrontation happened outside a police station. Some protesters threw eggs, rocks and bottles.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Christchurch, New Zealand, remains on edge after a 5.1 magnitude aftershock following Saturday's powerful 7.1 earthquake. The mayor says his guts are churning. New Zealand's prime minister says he thinks it will cost more than the $1.4 billion first estimated to repair the damage.

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hermine has weakened to a tropical depression that's making its way north after bringing heavy rain to central Texas. It left behind scattered power outages and a peeled-back motel roof in the coastal farming town of Raymondville.

TOMBALL, Texas (AP) - The city council in the Houston suburb of Tomball has voted not to consider laws that would ban illegal immigrants from renting property or owning businesses. It also decided not to consider a measure that would make English its official language.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Fort Hood says a 20-year-old military policeman from San Antonio has died after his unit was attacked in Afghanistan. It says Private First Class Diego Miguel Montoya died Thursday. He had joined the Army in July of last year.