Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/21/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/21/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A panel of economic experts claims the recession is over, but most Americans seem to disagree. We'll hear what President Obama has to say about the country's economic situation...and tell you what the Federal Reserve is discussing today.

She's celebrating a milestone few will reach. We'll show you the party for an East Texan who is now 102 years old.

There's a new cast of celebrities taking to the stage to show off their dancing skills. We'll which contestants made the best first impression on the opening night of "Dancing With the Stars".

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Temperatures will remain above normal today with highs reaching the lower 90s this afternoon. Although this is slightly cooler than we have seen it is still around eight degrees above normal for this time of the year. We could also see a few afternoon thunderstorms today but right now it looks as though most areas will be dry. Your weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

2-year-old drowns in Tyler pool on birthday

An East Texas 2-year-old has drowned in a backyard pool in Tyler.

No new info on woman's murder, neighbors afraid

Monday, a murdered East Texas college student was laid to rest.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have attached repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law to a bill authorizing $726 billion in military spending next year. The Senate is scheduled to take up the measure this afternoon. The 17-year-old law bans gays from serving openly in the military.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO is reporting a deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Nine coalition troops were killed. The incident took place in Zabul province, where troops have been increasing the pressure on Taliban insurgents. NATO says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area, but a Taliban spokesman is claiming that insurgents shot down the helicopter.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is dismissing allegations that she used campaign funds to pay her rent and other personal expenses. A government watchdog group has filed a complaint against O'Donnell with the Federal Elections Commission and is asking for an investigation. O'Donnell says it's the work of opponents trying to derail her campaign.

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Lisa has formed far out over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph, but forecasters expect it to strengthen. Lisa is the 12th named storm of the season. Meanwhile, Hurricane Igor is headed toward Canada, after leaving behind power outages, grounded boats and downed trees in Bermuda and kicking up dangerous surf on the East Coast.

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Officials say a person who opened fire at a small grocery store on Fort Bliss and hurt two people was killed by responding officers. The victims were taken to a medical center, where officials would not comment on their conditions yesterday. An FBI spokesman said the agency wasn't releasing any details.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says two people escaped with minor injuries when an antique biplane apparently ran out of fuel and crashed in a Fort Worth field. It happened yesterday evening near Hicks Airfield.       

HOUSTON (AP) - It's no debate, but Governor Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White have both taken the stage at a forum hosted by Houston's Arab-American Cultural and Community Center. They spoke separately to voters at the political forum yesterday.

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