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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/04/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas:

The U.S. State Department has a warning for Americans traveling in Europe. We'll tell you why they want people to use extra caution.

The cool, dry weather may be a welcome break for most people after the hot Texas summer, but it's causing problems in one area. We'll explain how it's making life more difficult for some East Texas firefighters.

And...one of the biggest cell-phone carriers in the country is putting something different on its bills. We'll tell you why some customers of Verizon are getting money back.

Until Next Time, 
Jennifer Hines
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

This morning saw the coolest temperatures of the fall season so far with many areas dipping down into the middle 40s.  Other than a few high clouds early this morning across our western counties we will see lots of sunshine today and very pleasant temperatures.  Highs will reach the middle 70s this afternoon.  Another cool night is in store tonight with lows dropping into the middle 40s again.  Find out how long this pleasant weather will last on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Crews battle 2 day Longview fire

Firefighters spent the weekend trying to control a grassfire, threatening an East Texas neighborhood.

East Texan receives third chance at life

An East Texas man has been given a third chance at life.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

STOCKHOLM (AP) - A breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to have children has earned a Briton the Nobel Prize in medicine. Robert Edwards developed in-vitro fertilization. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988, developed the IVF technique, in which egg cells are fertilized outside the body and implanted in the womb.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - What could be the next-to-last in a series of hearings begins today as federal investigators try to get to the bottom of the Gulf oil spill. BP's safety culture and other issues will be under the microscope. The panel is a joint panel of the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

TOKYO (AP) - Japan has issued it's own travel advisory for Japanese citizens living or traveling in Europe. Like one issued yesterday by the United States it warns of possible terrorist attack by al-Qaida or other groups. It urges citizens to be extra alert but does not say they shouldn't travel.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers get one last chance this week to sway jurors at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial. The prosecutor is first up with closing arguments today, urging convictions of two doctors and Smith's lawyer-boyfriend. With two prosecutors and three defense attorneys to speak, the case could go to the jury Wednesday or Thursday.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Democratic candidate for governor says state government should not be run as "a political machine." His comment during a Houston debate referred to a Dallas Morning News report yesterday that more than $16 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund has gone to companies with ties to major campaign donors of Governor Rick Perry's.

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say 9-year-old twin sisters have died after being swept away by the current while swimming in Galveston Bay. Their father tried to rescue them and also was swept away. News reports quoted family members saying he was in critical condition.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard says much of the Houston Ship Channel will be closed to marine traffic until at least tomorrow night because of a barge accident. A barge hit a tower that supports a high-voltage electric transmission line. No injuries were reported.

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