Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/30/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 09/30/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: An East Texas girl is recovering this morning after being attacked by a dog. We'll tell you what the dog's owners did to prevent the girl's injuries from being worse.

He wants college students to start packing pistols. We'll hear from at candidate for the Texas House of Representatives is promising to do if he's elected.

They're battling a bug that's showing up in surprising numbers. We'll tell you what officials in an East Texas school district are doing to stop a staph infection from spreading.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

With plenty of sunshine and dry air across East Texas, this afternoon will be above normal with highs reaching the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. A cold front will move through the area tonight bringing cooler air to the area tomorrow. Details on your weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Van ISD battling staph infections, MRSA more than normal

An East Texas school district says it is battling staph infections and MRSA like they have never seen before.

College students weigh in on allowing guns on campus

Tuesday's shooting has sparked a state-wide debate about whether or not concealed handguns be allowed on Texas college campuses.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has left the capital. Members of the House and Senate have headed home to campaign for re-election after meeting just long enough to vote on a "continuing resolution," a stopgap measure to keep the government in operating funds for the next two months and avoid a pre-election federal shutdown. They'll pass an actual budget when they get back.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is among top regulators to testify before the Senate Banking Committee today about how they're working to give the financial overhaul bill its teeth. As sweeping as the law is, Congress has left much of the substance of the new rules to the discretion of regulators. The heads of the FDIC and SEC are also scheduled to testify.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A deepening financial crisis at the Postal Service is getting some attention today. The independent commission that oversees the Postal Service delivers its verdict today on a request for a 2-cent increase - to 46 cents - for the cost of mailing a letter. The Postal Service lost $3.8 billion last year and is on track to lose $7 billion this year and next.

LONDON (AP) - There's evidence today of a genetic link in kids who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children. It's in the British medical journal Lancet.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Louisiana man sentenced to death for the robbery-slaying of a woman in the Houston suburb of Pasadena. The 77-year-old victim had helped Roosevelt Smith Junior after he fled from Hurricane Katrina.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - People who knew the University of Texas math major who opened fire and killed himself on campus say he previously showed no signs of turmoil. A longtime neighbor of Colton Tooley's family and one of his high school classmates say they were stunned by the shooting this week.

DALLAS (AP) - A woman convicted of killing her uncle by dousing him with gasoline and setting him on fire has asked the Texas Forensic Science Commission whether a crime lab committed professional misconduct. Sonia Cacy was released after fire experts discredited key evidence from the Bexar County Medical Examiner's office.

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