Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/17/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/17/2010

Good Morning East Texas: TJC will pause to remember a 19-year-old student found dead at her home earlier this week. We'll have the latest reaction from the quiet neighborhood where investigators believe she was killed.

They're cleaning up storm damage in New York City. We'll tell you why residents think it could have been caused by a tornado.

And...meteorologist Grant Dade will be sharing his recipe for a delicious breakfast casserole in today's "Cooking Up A Storm".

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

The string of above normal temperatures will continue today as we see partly cloudy skies and hot conditions. High temperatures this afternoon will reach the middle 90s in most areas today and the heat index could approach 100 degrees again this afternoon. I'll give you an update on the tropics plus your weekend forecast on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Family grieves over young Chapel Hill woman's homicide

The call came in just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home on County Road 2273 near Chapel Hill.

East Texas highschoolers cooking up tasty creations

It is not your momma's Home Ec class. Family and Consumer Science courses have come a long way. Now, all the craze is in the kitchen.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators will try to determine today whether New York City had a tornado during a fast moving severe storm that killed one person. The National Weather Service is sending out investigators after a fierce storm that toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan is tightening security ahead of tomorrow's parliamentary elections as police set up extra checkpoints to scan for suicide bombers and insurgents. Whether the vote is safe and fair will reverberate strongly with the international coalition supporting Afghanistan. The Taliban have warned of countrywide attacks targeting voters and election workers.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The level of debt for financial firms could eventually become more transparent after federal regulators propose new rules today. They would apply to the practice of banks temporarily trimming their debt at the end of a quarter. The practice is legal, but regulators say it can be misleading. There will be a period of public comment.

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California residents are returning to their homes after a forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada burned more than 8,100 acres. Fire officials called off evacuation orders yesterday and have brought the fire under 65 percent containment. They expect full containment Sunday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's more progress toward sealing BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The government says a relief well has intersected the blown-out well. The next step is to pump mud and cement through the relief well to seal the other well from the bottom. 

DALLAS (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy who was left alone in a day-care center van for several hours outside a Dallas elementary school. They say heat may be a factor in the child's death yesterday. Temperatures were in the mid-90s. 

DALLAS (AP) - Collin County district attorney John Roach says he doesn't know why an investigation into his office has been launched. A grand jury asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Roach and members of his office for possible wrongdoing.

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