Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/13/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: More miners are being brought to the surface after spending more than two months trapped underground in Chile. We'll have the latest on the celebrations that are sweeping through the entire country.

A former director of the Girls and Boys Club of Lufkin learns how much time he will have to spend behind bars. We'll have details on Patrick Sanders' sentence on child pornography charges.'s supposed to puff up your pancakes to make breakfast a little more exciting. Our Joe Terrell will test out "Pancake Puffs" for today's "Does It Work?".

Until Next Time, 
Courtney Lane

KLTV News Anchor 


Good Wednesday Morning East Texas. Another beautiful afternoon is in store for us with lots of sunshine and highs in the lower 80s. Tonight will be cool with lows dropping down into the lower 50s. Tomorrow will be sunny again with highs only in the middle to upper 70s. Your weekend forecast is coming up on Good Morning East Texas.


Shooting suspect Michael Hail was arrested at approximately 8:30 P.M. today in Baton Rouge, LA by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

Cancer crusader recovering after near fatal accident

During the first of September, Bob and Sharon Slayden began a cross-state ride on horseback to raise money for cancer victims.


SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The operation to rescue 33 men trapped in a collapsed mine appears to be running smoothly so far. Men are being brought to the surface one by one in a rescue capsule and greeted with hugs, cheers and tears. The youngest miner, a 19-year-old, is among the first rescued. So is the lone Bolivian in the group.

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Paula is headed toward a brush with Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 storm after smashing homes and forcing school closures in Honduras. Mexican authorities ordered evacuations on two small islands. The storm is expected to turn toward western Cuba later today.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A joint investigation into the mortgage industry over the foreclosure-document mess is expected to be announced later today by up to 40 state attorneys general. They're also discussing ways the case might be settled, including mortgage companies revamping the way they handle foreclosures, paying penalties for violations and expanding help to homeowners.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An investigating officer is set to consider whether to delay a hearing to determine if the suspect in last year's deadly Fort Hood shootings will go to trial. Attorneys for Major Nidal Hasan want to put off the hearing until November 8. That means it wouldn't happen until after the anniversary of the shootings.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Zapata County sheriff says the dismembered head of a Mexican police commander investigating the reported shooting of an American on a border lake was found outside a Mexican Army base. Mexican divers have been searching the lake for the body of American David Hartley.

DALLAS (AP) - The stocks of companies that operate offshore oil and gas drilling rigs are up following the end of a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf. The Obama administration lifted its moratorium on drilling in deep parts of the Gulf about six weeks ahead of schedule.