COPY-Good Morning East Texas Headlines 10/25/2010

Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A stormy weekend for East Texas. We'll look at some of the damage that was left behind.
Plus, get an up close look at a tornado that ripped across one small Texas community.
And ... we'll tell you how one big book retailer plans to focus on younger readers.

Until Next Time,

Clint Yeatts

KLTV News Anchor 


After many rounds of severe storms over the weekend today looks calm.  It will be very warm and breezy this afternoon with high temperatures reaching the middle to upper 80s across East Texas.  Meteorologist Grant Dade will let you know if any more storms are in our future on Good Morning East Texas.


Saturday's storms made a lot of noise, damaging homes and structures across the region.

Two east Texas brothers who were part of the island-hopping campaign to take down the empire, one marine and one sailor, and only one would come home.


WASHINGTON (AP) - A third of Americans say they could still change their minds or haven't decided who they want in Congress. But an Associated Press-Gfk Poll also finds that many in the undecided group don't like the person who represents them now. It's not good news for Democrats trying to stave off big losses in the House and maybe the Senate.

DALLAS (AP) - The wife of former Texas Gov. Bill Clements says the family has no doubt that a body found in a shallow East Texas grave is that of their 69-year-old son. B. Gill Clements was reported missing Thursday from his vacation ranch. Police later shot and killed his neighbor Howard Todd Granger while they were searching for the younger Clements.

MIAMI (AP) - It's back to Tropical Storm Richard as the weakened system heads from Belize to northeastern Guatemala. The storm battered the tiny Central American country of Belize with heavy rain and howling winds. Steady weakening is expected as Richard stays inland and Mexico has discontinued all coastal warnings.

RICE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say tornadoes have damaged several North Texas homes and a school and also overturned vehicles on an interstate highway near Dallas. Navarro County Sheriff Leslie Cotten says yesterday's storm caused an unknown number of injuries.

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest economic prognostications are for continued growth but not at a very fast pace. The National Association for Business Economics survey, set to be released today finds that economists have become more cautious in the third quarter. Fifty-four percent expect growth of more than 2 percent in 2010, down from 67 percent in a similar survey last quarter.

NEW YORK (AP) - Something people can barely see has turned into a giant problem for New York City. With bedbugs marching into places like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, it's causing fresh anxiety among tourists, and some are even canceling trips. And officials in the mayor's office are concerned about the effect on the city's image and $30 billion tourism industry.