Top Local Stories Today 12/05/16

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash between an Iraan-Sheffield ISD school bus and semi-truck in Howard County Friday night.

The accident occurred on Interstate 20 west of Big Spring, at mile marker 173, around 10:45 p.m.

Authorities said the semi-truck was traveling eastbound on the interstate behind a passenger car. The passenger car slammed on its brakes.

The semi-truck veered to the right to avoid colliding with the passenger car. The driver of the semi-truck lost control and crossed the center media into the westbound lames of the interstate. The semi-truck then struck the school bus.

Officials says 52-year-old Liz Pope, who was a cheerleading sponsor, died in the crash.

Pope’s sister who was driving the bus  is being treated at a Lubbock hospital for several injures including broken bones in serious condition.

The crash is under investigation.

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The all veterans council hosted a Vietnam commemoration lapel pinning ceremony at the San Angelo museum of fine arts.

The ceremony is part of a national endeavor to recognize Vietnam veterans who organizers say weren’t treated well upon their initial return from the Vietnam war.

Those Vietnam veterans in attendance for the ceremony were presented with a lapel pin and badges honoring their service.

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Many found found the Christmas decorations they have been looking for at the first community federal credit union spur arena.

The desk program hosted this fundraiser to help fund their efforts to make sure every child in the SAISD has all the supplies they need to have a successful school year.

Last year’s event raised more than 3500 dollars.

Any Christmas decorations leftover from event will still be available for purchase in their lobby until the end of the month.

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Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

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