Top Local Stories Today 11/22/16

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, officials say a space heater is to blame for a fire that engulfed a mobile home Monday morning.

The fire marshal’s office is advising people to take caution when using space heaters.

Around 2:30 Monday morning, roughly 20 fire personnel responded to the 700 block of Jones when a mobile home caught fire.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental and believe a space heater is at fault.

An elderly man was in the home at time of fire, but he was able to exit without injury.

The home is a complete loss and there was also heat damage to the neighbor’s well house.

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The death penalty case that could start with a jury panel of 400 people is still set for trial in January.

Isidro Delacruz, 26, is charged in the murder of a five-year-old girl after he allegedly cut her throat at a San Angelo home in September of 2014.

His attorneys asked the judge to delay the trial for as long as nine months.

District Attorney, Allison Palmer, told the judge that this case needs to be made a priority and the state is opposed to a third continuance.

Judge Ben Woodward deferred a ruling on the motion saying he is reluctant to grant the extra time and told the defense to provide additional reasoning. 

The next hearing is set for December 20 and jury selection is scheduled for early January.

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The new tennis complex at Lake View high school is dedicated in honor of a beloved former coach.

Family members, friends and school administrators gathered for a dedication Monday afternoon for the new Brandon Clark tennis complex.

The new one million dollar facility was a dream of coach Clark’s.

The former ASU football player became the Lake View tennis coach in 2001 and passed away from cancer in 2009.

Brandon’s wife, Jena Clark said, “This building is a prime example of who Brandon is and what he stood for. I can just see him out here walking around and in love with what he’s just seen. The San Angelo community never gave up, never wavered with the support for Brandon and myself and our kiddos, and I’m just so grateful.”

A tour of the new tennis complex at Lake View followed the dedication and ribbon-cutting.

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In weather,

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind around 15 mph.
Tuesday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 70. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 44. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thanksgiving Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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