Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/15/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: the community of Big Sandy is in mourning after a high school student's tragic death. We'll tell you where the investigation has lead and who is now facing charges in connection with the case.

The value of the dollar is dropping compared to other currencies around the world. We'll have details on why experts think this could help the U.S. economy. today's "Cooking Up A Storm", we'll have some guest chefs from the Culinary Arts class in the Whitehouse ISD.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts

KLTV News Anchor 


We'll have fantastic weather for tonight's high school football games across East Texas. Gracie Maldonado will have your complete weekend forecast and a look at what's in store for next week as well.


Tuesday, a Big Sandy High School junior died. Now, an Upshur County arrest report reveals 16-year-old Britnee Mount may have died from a possible morphine overdose.

Rattlesnakes changing their tune, strike with no warning

Some snake experts say rattlesnakes are not rattling like they used to, often striking with no warning.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Government figures say the 2010 federal budget deficit is down from the previous year, but it's still more than a trillion dollars. The Obama administration is set to report today that the budget deficit for the year that ended Sept. 30 is $1.29 trillion.

BRUSSELS (AP) - Iran's foreign minister says Tehran is ready to restart talks with the international community on its nuclear program. He says within a few weeks would be "a good time." The U.N. Security Council has asked Iran to return to the table, and has said Iran must prove its nuclear program is peaceful.

HAVANA (AP) - Paula has weakened to a tropical depression, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. The storm dumped heavy rains on Cuba's capital, Havana, yesterday, and turned some streets into shallow rivers. Some residents also lost power. Paula is expected to deliver another 1 to 2 inches of rain over central Cuba and the central Bahamas.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The first week of a hearing about last year's rampage at Fort Hood is expected to wrap up today with more testimony from soldiers who survived the deadly shooting. The suspected shooter is Major Nidal Hasan, who faces charges of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Mexican official says authorities have temporarily called off the search for an American tourist reportedly shot on a border lake. He tells the McAllen newspaper The Monitor that investigators are looking into new strategies to find David Michael Hartley.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A state forensic science panel is resuming its probe of the disputed arson finding that led to the execution of a Texas man. The meeting comes a day after an appeals court in Austin stopped a hearing into whether Cameron Todd Willingham might have been innocent.