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.
An East Texas toddler is still in critical condition Wednesday night after shooting himself in the head.
The State Board of Education is expected to weigh in on just how much Texas kids should learn about Islam.
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.