Good Morning East Texas Headlines 05-05-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Federal officials say the suspect arrested in connection with the attempted car bombing in New York City is talking to investigators. We'll have a live report on what he has revealed so far…and explain how he nearly got away.

That volcano in Iceland is once again causing problems for air travelers. We'll tell you which airports in Europe are being affected today.

Crews fighting the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are getting some high-tech reinforcements today. We'll tell you what they're describing as the best "short term" solution to the spill.

And…it's been the "must-have" high-tech tool for the past month. Our Joe Terrell will put the iPad through its paces for today's "Does It Work?"


This morning we are waking up with a wide range of temperatures across East Texas. We are seeing middle 50s in rural areas to the middle 60s in the cities. This afternoon we will see lots of sunshine with highs reaching the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. It looks as though we will see a repeat of this tomorrow with highs once again approaching 90 degrees. A cold front will move through on Friday but thanks to a layer of warm air off the surface and a lack of deep moisture, we will more than likely see no rain. Highs Friday will range from the low 80s northwest to the lower to maybe middle 90s in the extreme south, depending on the front's speed.

Saturday looks very pleasant with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s with a breeze out of the east north east.  Our front will move back to the north as a warm front Sunday, bringing a slight chance of a shower to the area. But like Friday, a layer of warm are off the surface looks to put a cap on thunderstorm development. The beginning of next week looks warm and very humid giving us a slim chance at an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. But right now, it looks as though our next significant chance at rain will hold off until at least next Wednesday.


East Texas teen back in the saddle

PITTSBURG, TX (KLTV) - The Armstrong family has welcomed a new addition to their family.

A field trip with the Carr Family

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - It's been a crazy few weeks for the Carr Family of Mineola, but school is back in session. 


ROBERT, La. (AP) - The massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is also the proving ground for a new way to use chemical dispersants by injecting them deep in the water near the gusher. The Coast Guard says the method has shown promise in tests but there are risks. The dispersant is a potent cocktail of chemicals whose ecological downside is still uncertain.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Cumberland River in Nashville is still over its banks but floodwaters are receding. The water at the closed Country Music Hall of Fame did not get in the exhibit area. Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin Reed says it will be at least three months before the Grand Ole Opry has guests again. The old Opry home, the Ryman Auditorium, wasn't damaged. The storms and floods killed 17 people in Tennessee.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's army say it does not believe the Pakistani Taliban were behind the Times Square bomb attempt as the insurgent group has claimed. An official says the claim should be "taken with a pinch of salt," but he declined comment on the reported statement by the suspect saying he was trained in Pakistan.

KABUL (AP) - Authorities say at least five would-be suicide bombers were killed when militants attacked the provincial governor's compound in western Afghanistan. At least five police officers were killed or wounded in the street fighting.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats and Republicans are closer to a financial overhaul bill but there's still disagreement over a number of issues in the Senate measure. Democrats have agreed to jettison a $50 billion fund to liquidate large, failing firms. But disputes over consumer protections, Federal Reserve oversight and regulation of complex securities are likely to be fought over on the Senate floor.

HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a smoking suitcase found on an international flight in Houston posed no threat. They say an external heat source caused damage to the bag. A spokeswoman says the investigation yesterday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport did not disrupt operations.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The student senate at Texas A&M University has deferred action on a proposal to put it on record as opposing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Illegal-immigrant residents of Texas have qualified for in-state tuition at state universities under a 2001 law.

HOUSTON (AP) - Leaders of the black community in Houston are calling for indictments of eight police officers accused of beating a teenage burglary suspect in an incident caught on video. All eight accused of using excessive force have been suspended with pay.

CONROE, Texas (AP) - A jail nurse has testified that a Rusk County man confessed while behind bars that he helped beat his girlfriend's 13-month-old daughter to death. Court records show Blaine Milam and the woman told authorities they tried "to beat the demons out" of the girl.