Top Local Stories Today 01/13/17

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, on Tuesday city council members will consider whether to give final approval to the city’s controversial short-term rental ordinance.

Thursday night, dozens of people including a group of members from the Lake Nasworthy home-owners association attended a meeting where city officials answered a lot of questions.

The majority of those at the town-hall oppose the ordinance that would allow short-term rentals of properties for less than 30 days.

“I believe the majority of people in the city are against the rentals, they’re causing problems, people are coming in and not respecting their neighbors, the neighbors property and the people that live there full time. It’s not what people want in a residential neighborhood,” said Bill Richardson, council member district one.

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A study, conducted by a Houston attorney and TX Dot identifies the most dangerous intersections in Texas and San Angelo made the list naming 7th and Bryant the most dangerous intersection in the city.

Officials say there is a lot of traffic flow like students walking, trains and traffic coming on and off the Loop at two major US highways, US 67 US 87 .

The intersection had 86 accidents 65 injuries and 1 death.

Sergeant Justin Baker says one of the biggest problems at the intersection is failing to yield the right of way.

“The assumption is they think they can make the left turn when traveling North on 87 and they just don’t have that much time like they think they thought and they pull out in front of vehicle, failing to yield right of way a resulting in the crash,” said Sgt. Justin Baker, Texas Highway Patrol.

Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Lubbock and Plano lead the study in total number of dangerous intersections in their cities.

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In weather,

Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 43 by 4pm. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Friday night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 40. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind around 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 50. East southeast wind around 10 mph.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 66. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

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