Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/16/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/16/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting death of a woman overnight in the southeast part of the county. We'll tell you what they're looking for this morning.

The FDA has approved a new procedure that could help you lose some of those extra pounds. We'll have details on why "freezing" could be the next "hot" trend.

The city known as the "Big Apple" is looking at some new regulations to stop second-hand smoke. We'll tell you where officials in New York want to expand their "no-smoking" policy.

Until Next Time, 
Jennifer Hines
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

The above normal temperatures will continue today. Mostly sunny skies will help boost the temperatures into the middle 90s once again across East Texas. When will the heat end? I'll have details coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Sheriff: Toddler shoots self in head, in critical condition

An East Texas toddler is still in critical condition Wednesday night after shooting himself in the head.

Too much Islam, too much anti-Christianity in textbooks?

The State Board of Education is expected to weigh in on just how much Texas kids should learn about Islam.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll says huge majorities of Americans call the economy sickly and say Congress is doing its job badly. The AP-GfK poll shows that people want Republicans steering the economy by a 46 percent to 41 percent margin. But the poll also indicates that the public is far from infatuated with the Republicans and in fact, is wary of both parties.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Help may be on the way for small business. Legislation designed to open up credit to small businesses and award them with incentives to expand and hire new workers is on track to pass the Senate today. It would give President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies a political victory.

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - A fierce air and ground attack has helped slow the advance of a California forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada. Authorities say the blaze has charred more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home. The fire is 50 percent contained and full containment is expected on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Illegal drug use has risen to its highest level in nearly a decade, pushed by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana use rose by 8 percent. It remains the most commonly used drug.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - There's a hearing today in the case of the suspected Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Hasan. A military officer will decide whether a hearing next month should be closed to the public. A defense attorney says Hasan can't get a fair trial if the media and others can attend that hearing.

TYLER, Texas (AP) - The Smith County sheriff says a 2-year-old boy who apparently shot himself in the head at his grandmother's east Texas roadhouse was hospitalized in critical condition. He says the boy found a handgun yesterday in a back room at a bar about five miles east of Tyler.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Hispanic voters to stick with Democrats this fall despite disappointment in the lack of movement on immigration issues. He blames Republicans for the lack of progress on an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.

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