Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/15/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/15/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A top state official is responding to claims about the accuracy of East Texas gasoline pumps. We'll tell you how East Texans are making sure they get what they pay for.

It's a big day for some candidates backed by the "Tea Party" movement. We'll tell you where they are celebrating some important primary victories across the country.

And...the U.S. Senate is moving toward providing some help for small business owners. We'll have details on the vote that could give them more access to credit.

Until Next Time, 
Jennifer Hines
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Mostly sunny skies again today across East Texas. High temperatures will reach the middle 90s again in most areas. Tonight will be mostly clear and warm with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. An update on your weekend and the tropics on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Are you getting what you're paying for at the pump?

Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples fired back at his opponent's claim that you may not be getting all you're paying for at the pump.

East Texas college struggles with gang problem

Gun shots were reportedly fired outside of America's Best Value Inn in Jacksonville. It is the place where 300 Lon Morris College students live.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - It's still too close to call in New Hampshire in a fight for the Republican Senate nomination. After surging to an early lead, tea-party backed Ovide Lamontagne has fallen behind establishment Republican and former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte. In Delaware, Christine O'Donnell rode a surge of support from tea party activists to victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters in the nation's capital have essentially fired mayor Adrien Fenty after one term. Some say Fenty, a backer of education reform, had become out of touch. Fenty lost the city's Democratic primary to District of Columbia Council Chairman Vincent Gray, who runs unopposed in November.

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - A strengthening Tropical Storm Karl is bearing down on the resort beaches of the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Karl's maximum sustained winds have increased to about 65 mph. Authorities have warned of heavy rains but have not yet ordered evacuations. Major Hurricanes Julia and Igor are still far out in the Atlantic.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The number of deaths linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine  stands at eight after the discovery of two more bodies in the Austin area. Fishermen found the body of a 51-year-old woman in Lake Austin, and police found a man's body in a drainage field of Pecan Branch. 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Textbook funding would take a major hit in the Texas Education Agency's budget request for the next two-year state budget. The education commissioner wants lawmakers to spare state funding for pre-kindergarten programs but suggests eliminating money approved for new science labs.

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