Top Local Stories Today 01/20/17

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, a teen driver went to the hospital following a roll over on Houston Harte.

It happened Thursday afternoon in the eastbound lanes of the express way near the Smith overpass.

According to officials, an 18 year old man driving a Silverado pick up was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the truck and hit the guardrail before rolling onto the hood of the cab.

The driver was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

Police cited him for failure to control speed.

Nearby road construction crews helped officials reduce traffic to one lane for about an hour while the scene was cleared.

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The race for San Angelo city mayor now includes three candidates.

San Angelo city council member Charlotte Farmer filed for the may city elections and announced her campaign for mayor Thursday.

Farmer has served on the city council since 2005 and is resigning her district six seat to run for mayor.

In a statement she said she wants to continue with the projects she’s worked on as a council member, including water improvement and  street replacement.

The filing period for the may city elections ends February 17th.

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The animal services advisory committee met this week to discuss a possible deal between Concho Valley Paws and the animal shelter which would allow CV Paws to facilitate adoptions for the shelter.

The board approved a 60,000 dollar contract between the two entities, which paves the way for city council members to possibly voice their approval in the coming weeks.

Terms of the deal include the addition of two Concho Valley Paws employees to the shelter staff to help the shelter with pet adoption services.

“One thing that they have is facilities, we don’t, we utilize foster homes, so putting us together really, if we go about it the right way and everyone stays positive and focuses on the common mission we can do a lot of great things in this community,” said Jenie Wilson, Executive Director, CV Paws.

Concho Valley Paws will meet with other rescue groups at a meeting on February 16th to outline the contract they have currently set with the animal shelter.

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Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Friday night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 30 to 35 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 73. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

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