Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/07/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Investigators will spend the day searching for the cause of an apartment fire in South Tyler that forced several families from their homes. We'll have a live report with the latest from the scene.

They're back in Tyler after a whirlwind trip to the Washington, D.C. We'll tell you how some East Texas veterans spent their time on Capitol Hill.

He's calling for new legislation to help colleges prevent bullying. We'll tell you which member of the U.S. Senate is proposing a new law in response to the death of a student at Rutgers University.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts
KLTV News Anchor 

Good Thursday East Texas, a continuing trend of warming temperatures, but a cool front moves in early next week dropping the temperatures back into the 70's.

Plenty of sunshine through the remainder of the week with lows warming into the mid 50s this weekend and high temperatures settling in the mid to upper 80s. A significant cold front is now scheduled to move through our area very late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday of next week...More cool air should arrive with this front.

Burn Bans for GREGG, Kaufman, Cass, Marion, Harrison, Franklin, Shelby, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Henderson, Sabine and Panola until further notice.


Fire witness: "You could hear animals and people screaming"

At least eight families are out of a home following an apartment fire.

East Texans are rallying to help a couple stuck in El Paso after a tragic accident.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Dwindling safety-net programs focusing mostly on the inner-city poor face new strains on their capacity as suburban poverty climbs amid a sagging economy. A pair of analyses by the nonprofit Brookings Institution show poverty among those of working age has climbed to its highest level in almost a half century. The Brookings analyses paint a bleak economic picture for the 100 largest metropolitan areas.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Computers have limits and when a system that tracks about 16,000 sex offenders in 49 states hit its maximum storage, those states didn't know where their offenders were for about 12 hours. The system is run by BI Incorporated of Colorado which reached its threshold of more than 2 billion records on Tuesday. It's been fixed. The company says the offenders never knew.

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's hope today for rescuing Israel-Palestinian talks from the brink of collapse over Israeli settlements. A U.S. official close to the negotiations says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems likely to cut a deal to keep the talks going. Palestinian officials say much the same.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A woman has returned to the Texas side of a border lake for the first time since her American husband was reportedly shot and killed there by Mexican pirates last week. Tiffany Hartley says her family would like to see more effort from Mexican authorities to find her husband, David.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says a 41-year-old convicted thief who attacked a security officer at an Austin grocery store with a knife after stealing a tuna sandwich has been sentenced to 70 years in prison. Larry Dayries was sentenced yesterday for aggravated robbery.

DALLAS (AP) - A U.S. attorney says two former workers for the Texas Department of Public Safety have pleaded guilty to selling driver's license documents to unqualified applicants. One suspect was a state trooper from Houston. The other was a DPS clerk from Galena Park.