HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED IN EAST TEXAS
The low pressure system over our area yesterday and today was expected to drop between 3 and 5 inches of rain, with isolated areas receiving more.
Matt Hemingway, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Shreveport said “The rain we are getting will be mostly beneficial. We are hoping it doesn't come in too quickly to cause flooding concerns.”
This system is expected to continue to bring unseasonably high temperatures for January, with today's high in the low sixties and highs tomorrow, Friday and Saturday possibly approaching the low seventies.
WOMAN SUFFERS BURNS IN HOUSE FIRE
Jeff Tucker, deputy fire marshal for the city of Tyler, said three people were inside, but they all got out.
The woman who suffered burns and smoke inhalation was taken to the hospital but had non-life threatening injuries.
WOMAN SHOT AT DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
Police are trying to determine who opened fire last night and a possible motive.
The victim was discovered on the third floor of the garage after someone nearby reported hearing several shots.
UT Southwestern officials say the attack is believed to be an isolated incident. The campus was locked down for several hours following the gunfire.
The name of the woman who died wasn't immediately released.
BIDEN MEETING GUN, SAFETY GROUPS
The vice president will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association and other gun-owner groups.
Meetings with representatives from the video-game and entertainment industries are also planned.
President Barack Obama wants Biden to report back to him with policy proposals by the end of the month.
The President “is mindful of the need to act," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
STERIODS ERA PLAYERS IN COOPERSTOWN?
With the cloud of steroids shrouding many candidacies, baseball writers may fail for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall.
Results are to be announced at one o'clock this afternoon, with the focus on first-time eligibles that include Bonds, baseball's only seven-time Most Valuable Player, and Clemens, the only seven-time Cy Young Award winner.
Also on the ballot for the first time are Sosa and Mike Piazza, power hitters whose statistics have been questioned because of the Steroids Era, and Craig Biggio, twentieth on the career list with three thousand sixty hits — all for the Houston Astros.
The Hall was prepared to hold a news conference Thursday with any electees.
Or to not have one.