Good Morning East Texas Headlines 03-05-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: An East Texas family settling in to their new home this morning, built with help from hundreds of volunteers for "Extreme Makeover – Home Edition". We'll hear from the leaders of the professional construction crew that turned a vacant lot into a dream home in less than a week…and show you the Carr family's reaction when they saw their new home for the first time.

A man police say opened fire on two police officers outside the entrance the Pentagon has died of the injuries he suffered when police returned fire. We'll have details on what investigators are learning about his background.

Plus, we'll have a sneak peek at some of the new movies opening in theatres this weekend…including a twist on a childhood classic and a new action flick that's definitely not for kids.


Our warming trend continues this morning as we are waking up with most areas in the lower to middle 40s.  This afternoon we will see a few clouds with temperatures reaching near normal levels, in the upper 60s.  The pleasant weather looks to continue through the weekend with highs reaching the upper 60s to near 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies.  We are still looking for a storm system to drag a cold front/dryline through the area late Monday early Tuesday.  Thunderstorms will develop along this boundary and some could be strong.

There appears to be another chance of spring like storms late Wednesday as a new area of low pressure could develop across North Texas.  This will have to be watched closely as temperatures will be in the middle 70s with this system.  Warmer weather means a better chance of severe storms.  Stay Tuned!


Carr's first look at 'Extreme' home

After seven days and nights of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, it was finally time to "move that bus." Thousands showed up outside of the new Carr home in Mineola to welcome the family back.

"Extreme Makeover" builders: "It was worth it."

They say it's been a whirlwind week, building an entire house in a little over 100 hours.


WASHINGTON (AP) - A man with a beef with the military is dead, hours after opening fire on police at the Pentagon - and being shot himself by the officers. The two officers suffered grazing wounds and are being treated at a hospital. Authorities are trying to piece together a motive.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The snow has melted in most of the East. But the nation will still feel the effects of those storms today – when the jobless numbers come out. Economists expect that the jobless rate will be skewed upward because of the storms.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - At least five people are dead and 25 others wounded in a suicide bombing today in Pakistan. Police say a suicide bomber on foot targeted a group of Shiite Muslims on two buses in the northwestern part of the country. The attack may have been motivated by sectarian tensions between Pakistan's majority Sunni Muslims and minority Shiites.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oscars are Sunday. And this year, the chances are that more of us will have seen the movies that are up for best picture. The field has been expanded from five to 10. Among the favorites to win are "The Hurt Locker," "Avatar" and "The Blind Side."

HOUSTON (AP) - A state district judge in Houston has granted a pretrial motion declaring the death penalty unconstitutional. It comes in the case of John Edward Green Jr., who's accused in a fatal shooting. The Texas attorney general calls the ruling is "an act of unabashed judicial activism."

DALLAS (AP) - Sunday worship services at a Dallas public housing apartment complex for the elderly won't be banned after all. The housing authority president says she misspoke when she said the services at Audelia Manor violate the constitutional separation of church and state and a government contract.

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says four former suburban Houston high school students could face up to decades in prison if they're convicted on felony charges for allegedly hacking into their school computers. They're accused of breaking into the Fort Bend Independent School District computers and changing grades and attendance records.