Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/12/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/12/2010

Good Morning East Texas: They're counting the hours until their journey to freedom. We'll have an update from Chile on the status of those miners trapped underground...and tell you when crews could begin bringing them to the surface.

An East Texas family is getting some help from members of a volunteer fire department after a devastating car crash. We'll have details on how you can also help them pay their medical bills.

And...they're trying to stamp out a tradition. We'll hear why Tyler ISD officials want to put a stop to "teeing" at one high school campus...and tell you what some parents think about the practice.

Until Next Time, 
Courtney Lane
KLTV News Anchor 
WEATHER TODAY

Good Tuesday Morning East Texas. Yesterday's storms brought some much needed rain to parts of East Texas. This morning the left over moisture is producing a little fog in a few areas. Highs this afternoon will reach the lower to middle 80s across the area with a partly cloudy sky early followed by mostly sunny skies late. I'll have a look at your weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Volunteer fire fighter and family hospitalized in I-20 crash

The Dixie Volunteer Fire Department is banding together to raise support for one of their own in need.

School calling for 'teeing' to stop

Tyler ISD school officials want "teeing" to stop.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Witnesses are expected to provide new details when testimony begins today at a hearing on the Fort Hood shootings. The Article 32 hearing seeks to determine whether there's enough evidence to try an Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan. He's charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court hears a case today that has the potential to change the shielding vaccine companies enjoy from lawsuits. Parents who say their daughter allegedly suffered serious health problems from a childhood vaccine are trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow them to sue the manufacturer. The court hears arguments today.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jury deliberations are scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this morning in the Anna Nicole Smith case. The jury will try to decide whether Smith's two doctors and lawyer-boyfriend contributed to her death by providing too many prescription drugs.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A special court of review has dismissed a reprimand for Texas' top criminal courts judge. Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller was issued a public warning after she closed her court at 5 p.m., preventing the filing of a last-minute appeal before an execution.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Lubbock County say a 38-year-old man who was critically burned in a West Texas oil field accident in August has died. A Lubbock hospital spokesman says the other worker injured in the explosion remains in critical condition.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman born in Mexico is scheduled to become a naturalized U.S. citizen today, exactly 101 years after crossing the Rio Grande on a ferry with her parents. Eulalia Garcia-Maturey is set to take the oath of allegiance in Brownsville.

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