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There's a battle brewing! And, here in East Texas, we've all felt its effects: Heat, mugginess and rain one day, then cool, dry air the next. Fall can't seem to rid itself of summer. And, while consistency would be nice, we may have to wait a while. Tonight at 5, meteorologist Mark Scirto tells us what we can expect in the next few days.


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Filmmaker profiles Hurricane Gustav

For many, Hurricane Gustav is beginning to take its place in history, but in certain images, its destructive power will live forever. The camera lens of one filmmaker makes sure of that.

Alleged "beer between the legs" bandit arrested

Zachary police arrested a Baker woman Monday who is accused of hiding a 12-pack of beer between her legs to steal it from a grocery store. She also allegedly took some sodas.

Woman dies in head-on collision with 18-wheeler

A Baton Rouge woman was killed Monday in Livingston on US 190 when the car she was driving crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler head-on.

Tax amnesty program begins

Louisiana taxpayers with account balances, overdue audit assessments, and certain tax disputes can settle with no penalties and for half the interest on what they owe.


NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman who was convicted of federal corruption charges this month has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. The bankruptcy petition filed last week by former Rep. William Jefferson and his wife says they owe between $1 million and $10 million to fewer than 50 creditors.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is keeping tabs on a piece of space junk that could threaten the shuttle-station complex and its 13 astronauts.

ORD, Neb. (AP) - A sex offender arrested in Nebraska is fighting his return to Texas. Twenty-9-year-old William Sharp is in Valley County Jail, awaiting a hearing on Sept. 21. Valley County Sheriff Casey Hurlburt says Sharp had been living in Ord, where he was arrested on Saturday.

DALLAS (AP) - It's practically fattening just thinking about it. Deep fried butter is among eight creative food items by vendors at this year's State Fair of Texas in Dallas.