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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/11/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Members of an East Texas congregation are celebrating the completion of their new sanctuary. We'll tell you what they had to say during Sunday services about the two men suspected of burning their original building to the ground.

He lead one of the region's centers of higher learning for 17 years. We'll have details on how friends are remembering Dr. George F. Hamm, who died on Friday after a brief illness.

And...they could be free before the end of the week. We'll have an update on the progress of the crews working to reach the miners trapped underground in Chile.

Until Next Time, 
Jennifer Hines
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Good Monday Morning East Texas. There is a chance of a few scattered thunderstorms today. A few of these could be strong. Highs will reach the middle 80s in most areas and unfortunately everyone will not see rain. I'll have a look at your weekend forecast coming up on Good morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Church struck by arson re-opens sanctuary doors

It's been eight months since flames destroyed an east Texas church at the hands of arsonists.

Former UT Tyler president dies after short illness

Doctor George F. Hamm, who served as president of UT Tyler for 17 years, died Sunday after a short illness.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

BERLIN (AP) - German prosecutors say they want to get their hands on an Islamic militant who provided information that helped trigger Europe's terror alert. Ahmad Wali Siddiqui's disclosures came under U.S. interrogation in Afghanistan. Germany is seeking his extradition on charges of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - There's confirmation now that Afghanistan and the Taliban are talking. President Hamid Karzai tells CNN's "Larry King Live" that the government has "been talking to the Taliban as countryman to countryman," and the discussions are unofficial.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six out of the next seven days will find President Barack Obama busy on the campaign trail, fundraising and continuing his mission to get out the Democratic vote. He heads to Florida today to headline a big-money fundraiser at the home of retired Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning.

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities are searching for a pair of brothers suspected in the reported shooting of American David Hartley of Falcon Lake on the Rio Grande. He hasn't been found since the attack on September 30.

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court this week is set to hear the case of a convicted murderer in Texas who was spared from execution earlier this year. It will hear arguments Wednesday on whether Hank Skinner's lawyers can use federal civil rights laws to get evidence for DNA testing to support his claim of innocence.

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