Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/27/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: An East Texas girl is getting a special trip as she battles a rare medical condition. We'll have details on the challenges facing 8-year-old Danielle Munoz.

Passengers on board a Delta Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in New York are speaking out. We'll hear what they have to say about the scary situation…that ended without anyone getting hurt.

And…we'll show you what an East Texan has accumulated after years of work…and tell you why he wants to share it with the rest of the world.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 

Has it every felt so good to be a Monday?  When you step outside, you will know what I mean.  A beautiful day is on tap for East Texas this Monday, one might call it a perfect weather day.  Highs only in the middle to upper 70s, below normal for a change.  Find out how long this fantastic weather will last on Good Morning East Texas.


A little East Texas girl survived nearly drowning , but now her family faces massive medical bills on her road to recovery, and their community responds in a big way.

Lufkin home health care biz owner wants to open East Texas science museum

Thanks to a Lufkin dinosaur-enthusiast, East Texas could be the home of a new science museum.


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Gulf oil spill is back under the microscope today. A panel appointed by President Barack Obama will scrutinize how his administration reacted to the disaster. Another group of independent experts yesterday questioned BP about the company's internal probe.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Allied forces are spreading out around Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan trying to pressure the Taliban in several areas. A NATO spokesman expects heavy fighting as troops wipe out Taliban positions "so they will have nowhere to hide."

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to keep negotiating. He's also asking Israeli settlers to tone down their celebrations now that the West Bank construction ban has expired.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A mayors' group says almost half the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes last year came from Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California and Arizona. Those states accounted for about 21,000 guns connected to crimes in other states.

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) - Police are investigating a stabbing in suburban Houston that killed a woman and her unborn son. They say 27-year-old Leiah Jackson of Missouri City was eight-and-a-half months pregnant. Police say a man found shot to death yesterday may have had ties to Jackson's death. They haven't offered details.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A poll of more than 1,000 registered Texas voters have found just over half support enacting legislation similar to Arizona's to crack down on illegal immigrants. The survey was published yesterday in five major Texas newspapers.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The most vulnerable Democrats in Congress are declaring their independence from party policies in Facebook profiles, TV ads and campaign websites leading up to the November elections. In Texas, Representative Chet Edwards has become a vocal critic of his party's policies. Strategists say the tactic could hurt Democratic turnout.

NEWTON, Texas (AP) - School officials in Newton say longtime high school football coach Curtis Barbay has died after becoming ill during halftime of Newton's home game against Buna. The superintendent says the 68-year-old coach died Saturday of a massive heart attack.