Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-12-09


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: There is a revised estimate of the number of deaths caused by the H1N1 virus. The new number triples the earlier estimate.

Plus, an East Texas neighborhood is on alert for a vicious dog on the loose.

And on this morning's "Gift of Love" report, we take a look at a growing problem in the adoption system that you may not know about.


We are starting off a little cooler this morning, as many places are in the middle to upper 40s.  Today will be another fantastic day with highs reaching the lower 70s and lots of sunshine.  Get out and enjoy!


Grade Your Government: Medicare Part 1

Medicare was signed into law as part of the Social Security Act of 1965.

East Texas Veterans Day celebrations

Veterans Day celebrations took place across East Texas.

iPhone App diagnoses crying babies

Every parent has been there, trying anything and everything to figure out how to stop the torturing cries.


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is said to be pushing for revisions in the Afghanistan war options presented to him by his national security team. A senior official says Obama wants changes to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over security to the Afghan government.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama leaves today on a weeklong visit to the Far East, his first as president. Highlights of the trip will include the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum, to be held in Singapore.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A military official says Nidal Hasan's overly zealous religious views and strange behavior worried the doctors overseeing his medical training. But they saw no evidence that he was violent or a threat. Hasan is accused of last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 dead and 29 wounded.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The jury that convicted a man of murdering an Arkansas TV anchorwoman will deliberate whether to impose the death penalty. Jurors found Curtis Vance guilty in the rape and beating of KATV host Anne Pressly in Little Rock.

LEXINGTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in western Missouri will resume excavating property east of Kansas City in a hunt for clues. Officials believe they may find bodies and buried glass jars with notes written by children who may have documented sexual abuse.

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a suspected killer who was allegedly shot by police in New Braunfels. Police say three officers shot at Jamie Almaguer when he walked into traffic with a weapon. Authorities had found the body of his girlfriend Tuesday in San Antonio.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Harris County medical examiner believes she has found another victim of a serial killer from the 1970s. Dean Corll murdered 27 boys in Houston before he was killed by a teenage accomplice. DNA identified the potential victim as a 17-year-old who disappeared in 1973 and was later found dead on a beach.

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle says he's retiring after holding that job for five years. The city saw a steady drop in crime during that time. Kunkle plans to step down by April.

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Leaders of the University of North Texas System are expected to announce tomorrow that the school's governing offices are moving from Denton to downtown Dallas. UNT officials say the move was designed to create a central, neutral location for its campuses.