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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/05/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: They're leaving this morning on the trip of a lifetime. We'll tell you why dozens of East Texas veterans of World War II are heading to Washington, D.C.

The travel alert for Americans traveling in Europe is starting to have an impact in the United States. We'll tell you what transit officials in New York City are doing in response to the possibility of an attack overseas.

And...she's out of a job. We'll hear why an East Texas mother says she got fired after complaining about her son's treatment after a high-school football game.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Another cool morning across the area with temperatures dropping into the 40s area wide. This afternoon we will see mostly sunny skies again with highs in the middle to upper 70s, still below normal for this time of the year. Tonight we will see temperatures dip down into the 40s again with a clear sky. A little warmer tomorrow with highs in the lower 80s. Find out if there are any rain chances in our future on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Truvia to have 2nd mental evaluation

The case of 17-year-old Byron Truvia, 17, has a new development.

Smith County deputy seizes 300 pounds of pot

Smith County law enforcement pulled over a truck pulling a trailer and uncovered 12 large bundles of marijuana on Sunday morning. Authorities say the pot weighed 300 pounds.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) -The administrator of the $20 billion fund BP created to provide compensation after the oil spill says the program's been inundated with questionable documentation, inflated claims and in some cases, outright fraud. Nearly 98,000 claims have been filed since April and the process to provide compensation is moving slowly.

 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama tries to make a case today that community colleges play a critical role in developing America's workforce and in helping the nation reach its educational goals. He's attending a White House summit on the two-year schools. The meeting brings together educators and officials from across the country.

UNDATED (AP) - An Associated Press and Stanford University poll suggests Americans support the community college concept. The poll shows 71 percent say it's sometimes better for students to pursue a diploma or certificate from a two-year school than aim to enter a four-year college.

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two Russian-born scientists have won the Nobel Prize in physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the pair for their experimental work with a particular form of carbon.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The nonpartisan Texas Lyceum is releasing new poll results on issues like the state's budget shortfall and legalized gambling. The first set of results will be issued today. Tomorrow the group will release its polling on the governor's race.

DALLAS (AP) - A foundation started by a Texas oilman and his wife has donated $25 million to a Dallas-area Boy Scouts group. Philanthropists Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones announced the gift yesterday to the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts officials say it's the second-largest gift ever made to their organization.

DALLAS (AP) - Neiman Marcus is set to unveil its Christmas Book, known for its offerings of expensive and often outrageous gift ideas for the holiday season. The Dallas-based luxury retailer will unveil this year's catalog this morning at its downtown Dallas store.

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