On the Radar: Texas fire, Clemens' trial, Casey Anthony
Firefighters say they've achieve 50% containment on a blaze that has burned 6,200 acres.
September 2nd, 2011
05:47 AM ET

On the Radar: Texas fire, Clemens' trial, Casey Anthony

Three things you need to know today.

Texas fire: Authorities were working on plans Friday to return home residents forced to flee a wildfire in northern Texas, a day after firefighters made progress battling the blaze that destroyed dozens of homes.

The blaze in Palo Pinto County scorched 6,200 acres by Thursday, according to the Texas Forest Service. The fire is burning near the resort of Possum Kingdom Lake, near the town of Brad, about 100 miles west of Dallas.

"We feel much better about this fire today" as the blaze is now 50% contained, said John Nichols, a spokesman for the Forest Service.

He said evacuations were lifted for some residents forced to evacuate the fire, which was driven by high temperatures and dry winds.

Clemens' trial: A judge will hold a hearing Friday to consider whether former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens should be retried for allegedly lying to Congress.

The case against Clemens - who is accused of one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury - was declared a mistrial in July after evidence previously ruled inadmissable was shown in court.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton will consider how to resolve the case at Friday's hearing in Washington.

Casey Anthony: Casey Anthony's attorneys will be in court Friday fighting a motion by prosecutors to have her  reimburse the costs of  the investigation of her daughter's disappearance  and death.

Court documents filed by the state attorney's office and law  enforcement agencies indicate those costs are more than $350,000.

It is unclear whether Anthony will be at the hearing Friday in front of Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr.

Anthony has been in seclusion since  her July acquittal on murder charges in the 2008 death of her  2-year-old daughter and her subsequent release from jail.

But  in the same case, a Florida jury convicted her on four misdemeanor  counts of providing false information to law enforcement officers.

Prosecutors have cited a Florida law that allows the state to fine defendants in criminal cases to recoup money spent.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I think my Clemens post was censored.
    If it goes through, I meant, "to enhance their performances," not "...their performers."

    September 2, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The meat of my comment was that the issue of steroids and GH in professional sports is absurd: performance-enhancing drugs have been a prevalent reality for many decades.
    It's time to grow up.
    Let's see if Hal will print that.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. crimmas turkey

    A friend said he has seen casey anthony in the Bay County, Panama City Fla area. I would ask her out on a date or at least ask to get my picture took with her if I saw her. She is a ok.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Hey turkey at 8 37 Havnt you ever picked up a book to read and went thru each and every page only to be greatly disappointed because there were no storys worth reading

    September 2, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. fred sanford

    I have several friends that also say Casey Anthony is staying near Panama City Beach. Nancy Grace should look there.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jake

    what day is it? friiiiiiiday!

    September 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    So Texas is burning again, it's still so hot it feels like all of it is burning! Clemens is a scandal, people are speculating Perry's s.e.x.ual affiliations!No rain in the near or far forecast, but it's a beautiful (hot) Friday in the great state of Texas!!

    September 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kennedy57

    re casey anthony i feel that if she had been honest frm the start these charges wud not hv been chgd (florida taxpayers shud b reimbursed) she jus kept comin up w more lies! i believe when u lie...u r keepin secrets & feel guilty about the truth.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |