Top Local Stories Today 06/05/17

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, Drowsy driving is a major problem in the U.S. Over the weekend a local driver fell asleep while driving.

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America poll, 37 percent or 103 million people have actually fallen asleep at the wheel.

On Saturday afternoon, a driver fell asleep at the wheel while traveling south on Armstrong when they struck a utility pole.

San Angelo police received no reports of outages in the area.

Police say two of the three breakers were damaged and crews had to close off southbound lanes on Armstrong to clear the wreckage until about 9 p.m.

The driver wasn’t injured and police say no citations will be issued.

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Many are free of their household hazardous waste thanks to the collection done by SAFE recycling.

On Saturday morning  residents were allowed to drop off a number of hazardous waste materials including anti-freeze, oil and oil filters, various poisons and propane tanks.

The city provided the funds to allow residents to drop off these and a number of other items for free.

For future reference, items not accepted were explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials and smoke detectors, as well as any reactive materials.

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The 8th annual Jam For Life is helping raise money so those seeking an organ transplant can get a little help.

The event was held at Fiddlestrings.

It’s a benefit concert for the Turn The Paige Foundation, which raises awareness and organizers spent time registering people to become donors.

The musicians for the event all came out for a good cause. Most from Texas, but some of which traveled from Oklahoma to perform.

To register yourself as an organ donor you can do so online by visiting donatelifetexas.org.

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Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

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