Top Local Stories Today 01/31/17

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, officials are investigating a fire that engulfed part of a home in north San Angelo Monday night.

Just before 9 pm officials responded to West 23rd Street, where they worked for about an hour to extinguish a fire that engulfed the entire rear third of the house.

Some of the fire had moved into the attic and fire crews were forced to cut into the roof to extinguish the flames.

The house was vacant at the time and no injuries were reported.

Officials will continue to investigate the cause.

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More than two-dozen Korean university students are here to complete their student-teaching at San Angelo elementary schools.

However, this semester many have become victims of theft.

Over the weekend, on a trip to central Texas, they were in San Antonio at La Cantera mall when someone broke into the ASU vans they were riding in and took their belongings like a laptop, luggage and even a passport.

“They lost a lot of the gifts that they bought, some of them lost all their luggage. They took small travel bags, so they took all their luggage. Even one student lost their passport. It’s a really unfortunate thing, its not the introduction to America that we want them to have, ” said Jeff Bright, SAISD Superintendent.

Several elementary schools are accepting donations. The incident is still being investigated.

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Dozens of dogs rescued by local Critter Shack volunteers are on their way to new homes in Washington State.

30 dogs are riding in an RV all the way to Washington for their “fur-ever” homes.

Project Freedom Ride is a national project to gets dogs from across the country to states where they’re more likely to be adopted.

Nine rescue organizations from Texas are sending dogs to five rescues across Washington.

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Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night
Clear, with a low around 41. South southwest wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 37. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 61. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39. East wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 65. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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