Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/18/2010 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/18/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: They're calling it a real threat from al-Quida. We'll have details on the latest warning from intelligence services in Saudi Arabia about the possibility of an attack somewhere in Europe.

He's hitting the campaign trail on behalf of his fellow Democrats. We'll tell you what's on President Obama's agenda this week as he tries to help his party keep control of Congress.

And...they're taking the bus to work to keep kids safe. We'll have details on what Texas DPS troopers are doing this week to catch drivers who don't follow school bus safety laws.

Until Next Time, 
Clint Yeatts

KLTV News Anchor 

WEATHER TODAY

Good Monday Morning East Texas.  This afternoon will be warm with temperature about five degrees above normal.  Highs will reach the middle 80s with a partly cloudy sky.  Rain chances will increase tomorrow across the area.  Will talk about that plus another chance of rain this weekend on Good Morning East Texas.

LOCAL HEADLINES

Pumpkin patches run dry

It's the time of year for families to pick out their holiday pumpkins, but the extremely dry conditions have left pumpkin patches in short supply.

Historic Angelina County church hosts 'old fashioned' homecoming

Memorial Chapel C.M.E. Church sits just north of the Lufkin city limits in the Cedar Grove community.

STATE & NATIONAL HEADLINES

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Democratic officials say President Barack Obama is trying to reach all elements of the party in his rallies leading up to the midterm elections. But he's reaching out in particular to young people, African-Americans and women, as he tries to energize the constituencies who helped put him in the White House. At Ohio State University in Columbus yesterday, Obama urged a lively crowd of 35,000 to "overcome the cynicism of our politics."

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lot of the people who voted for Barack Obama two years ago seem ready to vote Republican this time -- but an equal number of people who voted for John McCain appear ready to vote for the Democrats. That's one finding of an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll that suggests a widespread dissatisfaction with politics in general. About one quarter of the supporters from each side who were surveyed say they're switching or thinking about it.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jury selection begins today in Washington in the trial of a man charged in the death of congressional intern Chandra Levy. Her disappearance more than nine years ago generated headlines around the world and ended the career of California congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically linked to her. An illegal immigrant from El Salvador is accused of murder. Levy's body was eventually found in a Washington park.

 FRESNO, Texas (AP) - Early voting begins in Texas today and candidates are making a down-to-the-wire push to get approval from voters. Democratic candidate Bill White and Republican Gov. Bill Perry both spent part of yesterday visiting churches.
      
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bill White's candidacy for governor has received the backing of six more Texas newspaper editorial boards, while Gov. Rick Perry picked up another endorsement in support of his re-election bid. Newspapers in San Antonio, Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, Wichita Falls and Bryan-College Station published their endorsements of White yesterday. Perry picked the support of the paper in Waco.
      
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A fire at a Kimberly-Clark factory will slow tissue production just as the cold and flu season approaches. No injuries were reported as a result of yesterday's fire in Connecticut. The Texas company makes Kleenex tissues.

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