The Salt
10:05 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Six Tips For Feeding The Family During A Storm-Related Power Outage

People try to get through the aisles at Whole Foods Market in Midtown in New York on Sunday before the storm.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:48 am

Before you brave the rain, wind and inevitable lines at the already depleted grocery store today in the Mid-Atlantic region, take a deep breath.

If you're a moderately good grocery shopper, you probably already have the food you need on hand to make it through the next few days if (when) we lose power because of Hurricane Sandy. (If not, best to find a shelter near you.) But you do need to take extra precautions that what you're preparing is safe.

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Slideshow
9:49 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Photos: KETR at TAMUC Homecoming '12

Fans cheered the Lions with banners from KETR
Dr. Grady Price Blount

Homecoming week on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce culminated in the Lions' heartbreaking loss to Abilene Christian Saturday afternoon, but not for a lack of motivated fans and die-hard alumni present.

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Election 2012
9:41 am
Mon October 29, 2012

After Election, Winner Will Face Economic Hurdles

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama debate on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Later this week we'll get another snapshot of the U.S. job market: the last unemployment report before next week's presidential election.

Forecasters expect another sign of slow but steady job growth. Whoever is in the Oval Office next year will have to cope with a sluggish U.S. economy and confront some urgent policy decisions.

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Weekly Weather
9:09 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Sunny and Cool this Week

Your Weekly Weather Forecast for Monday, October 29th
Daniel Starks KETR

After a cold front moved through late last week, cooler temperatures should stick around for a while longer, with sunny skies.

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Halloween
8:48 am
Mon October 29, 2012

One Boo-tiful Time Expected in Downtown Greenville

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Association gave out candy and glow-in-the-dark neclaces to the crowd of kids who came out during 2009's Halloween on the Square.
heraldbanner.com

Downtown Greenville will play host to super heroes, ghosts and goblins Wednesday. The city of Greenville along with Hunt County, Drug Free Greenville and downtown merchants are hosting Halloween on the Square from 4 to 6 pm.

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Police and Courts
8:42 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Two Teens Indicted for Animal Cruelty

2 teenagers from Quinlan have been indicted on animal cruelty charges for allegedly beating a pot belly pig to death over the summer.

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Police and Courts
8:38 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hearing Set for Alleged Pot Plane Pilot

Darin Fayne
heraldbanner.com

An arraignment hearing is scheduled today for a California man charged with allegedly dumping bags full of marijuana on locations across Hunt County.

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The Two-Way
8:19 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Consumer Spending Jumped Up In September

Hitting the mall: Spending rose in September.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Though Hurricane Sandy is the dominant news of the day, there are other stories, including:

"Personal income increased $48.1 billion, or 0.4 percent," in September from August, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says, while "personal consumption expenditures" — consumer spending — rose 0.8 percent.

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Krulwich Wonders...
7:59 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Celebrating Autumn All Year Round ... By Becoming A Leaf

Piotr Naskrecki

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 10:04 am

It is autumn, and where I live the leaves are peaking; there is a riot of them everywhere, narrow ones, broad ones, droopy ones, crunchy ones. Leaves come in so many shapes, hues, textures — the closer you look, the more differences you see. Botanists have names for every leaf type, and clumped together, says writer Robert Dunn, they sound like free verse poetry ...

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The Two-Way
6:11 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Other News: Giants Win World Series; Syrian 'Ceasefire' Ending

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was the World Series' most valuable player. He hit three home runs in Game 1.
Matt Slocum Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 7:21 am

  • Mike Pesca on 'Morning Edition'

While we continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to pass on some of the morning's other top headlines:

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