Top Local Stories Today 12/01/17

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In your top local stories with Kaitlin Moore, a man charged with murder appears in court this week.

28-year-old Jonathan Marin had another pre-trial hearing for a capital murder charge.

He’s accused of a 2015 fatal shooting of William Valdez at a home on Sellers Street.

The judge is working out trial schedule for the state and the defense.

There are three other co-defendants in this case.

The next pre-trial is set for January. The trial is expected to start in the summer of 2018.

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City leaders in Eden are lobbying for congress to prevent consideration of new legislation which would cut reimbursements for the “swing bed program.”

The program is used at Eden’s Concho County Hospital and 80 others like it across the state.

Hospital CEO Brian Lady and Eden Mayor Eddy Markham say cutting funding to this program will likely put the hospital in danger of closing.

It would leave its 50 staff members unemployed.

The program allows patients to stay closer to home for their healthcare needs, instead of traveling to a bigger city.

“We have a number of residents who can’t afford to take off. If you’re leaving 3 or 4 times a week, that’s a significant cut to your family income. Plus the travel to get up there, plus eating out plus a potential hospital or hotel stay,” said Brian Lady the CEO of Concho County Hospital.

Eden, meanwhile, is trying to rebound from the closure of the city’s detention center in April, which hurt the city financially.

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You could help a child enjoy Christmas and get a burrito for breakfast Friday morning.

The “toys for tots” burrito toy drive takes place at Schneider Distributing at one South Abe.

Schneider holds the breakfast burrito event every year.

The “toys for tots” breakfast burrito toy drive starts at 7:00 am Friday at Schneider Distributing on South Abe and runs until 9:30 or when they run out of burritos.

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Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 50. North northeast wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 54. North wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

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