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Structure Fire at Harrison Street Apartment

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 24, 2014

The San Angelo Fire Department is responding to a structure fire in a third-story apartment at 1818 S. Harrison. Ladder 1 firetruck is on the scene along with three others and the rescue unit.

Traffic in the area is blocked off on Vanderventer Avenue and Harrision Street.

Joe Hyde is at the scene and said smoke is pouring out of a vent on the roof.

Irving Street Near River Walk Closed for Eight Weeks

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 24, 2014

Irving Street between Concho Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive will be closed during daylight hours intermittently for approximately eight weeks as new sewer lines are installed across the street.

The closures began April 23. Street closure and detour signs are being utilized to direct traffic in the area. At least one lane will be open to traffic at night. No work on the lines will occur after dark.

ASU Professor Wins Poetry Award

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 24, 2014

Dr. Chris Ellery, a professor of English in Angelo State University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, has won first prize in the second annual Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Competition administered by Jewish Currents magazine.

Drugs and Violent Crimes Account for Wednesday Jail Bookings

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 24, 2014

Assault charges accounted for more arrests than any other single charge Wednesday, bringing eight of 32 inmates into the Tom Green County Jail. Possession followed closely behind with four, plus an additional five for marijuana.

DWI, PI and theft each accounted for three arrests apiece, and there was one injury to a child/disabled/elderly person, one disorderly conduct and one evading arrest. 

Honda Car and Ford F-250 Collide in Early Morning Crash on US 67

by Joe Hyde

Apr 24, 2014

Northeast of San Angelo on US 67 near Thompson Rd. two vehicles crashed in the northbound lanes. A black Honda Si ran into the back of a Ford F-250 4x4.

The northbound lanes are closed as of 8:45 a.m.

Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies and the Texas DPS are on the scene. 

There are no reports on how severe the injuries are. We will update this story as events unfold.

Jury Hears Tear-Filled Testimony in Punishment Phase of Wollner Murder Trial

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 24, 2014

Robin Harrison turned her eyes to the ceiling Wednesday morning at the Tom Green County Courthouse, fighting back tears as she slowly spoke of her son, Samuel Sterling Harrison, who was murdered on Dec. 23, 2012.

San Angelo Motorists Help Firefighters Fill The Boot for MDA

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 24, 2014

Battalion Chief Royce Owen and his company were at the intersection of Abe Street and Harris Avenue on Wednesday collecting donations from passing motorists who helped them “Fill the Boot” during the first day of their yearly fundraiser.

Owen said the firemen work in shifts to collect offerings in the famous campaign that helps raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Air Force, Locals Collaborating on Partnerships

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 24, 2014

The local task force for Public-Public and Public-Private Partnerships Initiative (P4) met for mid-level meetings Wednesday at Angelo State University’s Houston Harte University Center.

District Attorney Reacts to Wollner Murder Verdict

by Joe Hyde

Apr 23, 2014

The 119th District Attorney George McCrea’s office released their statement on the verdict today in the case State vs. Wollner.

Treston Wollner was found guilty of first degree murder of Samuel Sterling Harrison yesterday in San Angelo and faced a sentence of five to 99 years in prison. The jury returned a sentence this afternoon of 11 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

White Chevy Impala Crashes into Toyota Avalon on College Hills

by Joe Hyde

Apr 23, 2014

A northbound late model Toyota Avalon was attenpting to turn left on to Trinity Ave, at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon. After initiating the turn, a white Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound in the inside lane and could not stop in time to miss the Avalon.

The two cars collided. All of the Alalon's airbags and side airbags deployed as the car spun around 180 degrees on to Trinity.