Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/23/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/23/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: They're issuing a warning about a growing threat. We'll tell you why some top experts say the terrorist groups are recruiting more U.S. citizens for their efforts.

There's a new reward for information on the murder of a woman in Smith County. We'll hear what people who live in the neighborhood are doing to preserve their sense of security after the brutal crime.

And...we'll have details on how you can help the East Texas Food Bank collect donations for families in need.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Another hot humid day is in store for the area this afternoon. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s today with a few isolated afternoon thunderstorms possible. Big changes are on the way. Detail on our rain chances this weekend and cooler weather heading our way on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

ESOAL: Past 'interns' reflect on Teen Mania program

They were sold on a spiritual high: teens looking for Jesus, sacrificing sleep and safety, pushed past the point of exhaustion.

World-renowned concert pianist coming to Tyler

One of the world's best Concert Pianists is coming to Tyler. Haochen Zhang plays with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Saturday night.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll finds a majority of independents and Republican surveyed say that politics is making them angry. Fifty-eight percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans answering the Associated Press-GfK poll expressed anger, compared to 31 percent of Democrats.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is scheduled to vote on a bill that loosens credit for small businesses and gives them other incentives to expand and hire new workers. The measure establishes a $30 billion government fund to help Main Street banks lend to credit-starved small businesses. It also cuts their taxes and boosts Small Business Administration loan programs.

CHICAGO (AP) - Consumer protections in the new health care law take effect today. They guarantee coverage for children with pre-existing conditions and eliminate lifetime dollar caps. And insurers can no longer cancel policies retroactively when people get very sick.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Farm Bureau's political arm is not endorsing incumbent Republican Rick Perry or Democrat Bill White in the Texas governor's race. The board of directors made the decision yesterday. The bureau is considered a powerful politicalforce because local members tend to work to get out the vote for an endorsed candidate.

DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed the conviction of a man jailed for murder largely on the evidence of three bloodhounds that allegedly matched his scent to the crime scene. Richard Winfrey Senior could soon be freed. Prosecutors won't be allowed to retry the case.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An El Paso dance teacher at Irvin High School has been charged with having child pornography and faces a detention hearing Monday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says agents at the home of 34-year-old Marco Alferez seized two computers with sexually explicit images of children.

 

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