Need To Know Concho Valley News 07/05/16

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, police are investigating a dead body that was found in an alley in West San Angelo.

Officers responded late Monday afternoon after someone called to say a man’s body was lying in the alley in the two-thousand block of Lindell in West San Angelo.

Justice of the peace, Eddie Howard, was there to pronounce the man in his 20’s or 30’s dead at the scene.

Police could not comment Monday evening on the cause of the man’s death and said they’re still investigating.

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Texas game wardens are reporting an “alarming” spike in deaths on Texas lakes.

As of Friday, the Texas parks and wildlife department reported more than a dozen boating-related fatalities in the state.

Assistant commander, Cody Jones, says half of those have involved kayaks.

Jones says one of the biggest violations he sees is children not wearing life jackets, which is illegal in Texas.

Jones says, “Fourth of July is always that kind of dropping point where we see a lot of fatalities occur and we want to change that trend. We want to change it by putting in a few simple tips and making sure the public is aware. Life jackets are one of the easiest tips we can provide them.”

According to the state law anyone under the age of 13 must be wearing a life jacket in the boat at all times.

And anyone older must have a life jacket with them that is easy to reach.

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A pilot who grew up in San Angelo is now flying the US president on air force one.

It’s a new assignment for ASU ROTC graduate, Colonel Casey Eaton.

For over 20 years, Colonel Casey Eaton has served his country flying for the united states air force and now the San Angelo native is the new command pilot of the air force one wing.

In June, Eaton assumed command of the 89th airlift wing at joint base Andrews in Maryland. 

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In weather, we are under a heat advisory until 8 pm.

Today
Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 77. South wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph.
 

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