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Investigation Into Jal Police Chief Closed, Will be Suspended For 10 Days

An investigation into the alleged actions of Jal Police Chief Larry Burns has been completed and closed, according to city officials.

Data Breach Affected both Midland and Odessa Stores Video included

NewsWest 9 learned about 2.6 million credit and debit cards were impacted by this data breach, which is about 7% of payment cards used at Michaels store. NewsWest 9 also learned Tuesday that both the Midland and Odessa Michaels were affected by the data breach which started back in May of last year.

Arrest Made In Connection With Overnight Shooting In Odessa

Arrest Made In Connection With Overnight Shooting In Odessa Video included

An arrest has been made in connection with the overnight shooting in Odessa.

CAUGHT ON CAM: Third Ulta Theft Video included

It seems like the Ulta in Odessa just can't catch a break; for the third time they were featured in our Caught on Camera segment, because thieves keep ripping the place off."A guy walks in, walks straight over to the hair straighteners," Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers said.

Attorney General Investigation Into Alpine Finances Completed

The investigation into the City of Alpine's finances by the Attorney General is finally done. Alpine City Manager, Erik Zimmer, released a statement on Tuesday saying the Attorney General’s office reached a plea bargain agreement with the city's former finance director, Ricky Chavez.

Woman Charged With Stealing Social Security Benefits From Father, His Body Found in Kentucky Video included

A woman is behind bars in Pecos after being arrested for stealing social security retirement insurance benefits from her father. But, that woman's father was found dead in Lexington, Kentucky, just a few months ago.

Authorities Searching For Kidnapping Suspect

Authorities are searching for a man wanted for a kidnapping that took place in Odessa on Monday night. Police are looking for Delton Jones. He allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend in the 2100 block of East 9th Street.

Trial Underway For Odessa Man Who Opened Fire in Odessa Parking Lot

A trial is underway for an Odessa man who opened fire in the Music City Mall parking lot about two years ago. 24-year-old Baushlyon Richardson is facing charges of first degree murder and aggravated assault.

Reagan County's Wish to Get More Deputies Finally Granted Video included

The third time's a charm. That's how many times it took to get the request to expand the Reagan County Sheriff's office approved. Sheriff Jeff Garner had been on a mission to bring in more deputies for almost a year.

Two People Killed in Accident in Eddy County

Two people are dead following a two vehicle accident near Carlsbad. The accident happened at the intersection of State Road 200 and Eddy County Road 206, just north of Carlsbad on Monday afternoon.

Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance Releases Latest Numbers of Traffic Fatalities in the Area

The Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance has released the latest numbers of fatalities in the area. It's no surprise that the numbers are up by 100 percent in Midland and Ector counties.

One Person Injured After Morning Rollover Accident in Midland County

One person was injured on Tuesday morning after a rollover crash in Midland County. Odessa Police and DPS Troopers were called out to the scene on Highway 80 and Faudree Road around 7:30 a.m.

First-Time Juvenile Offenders "Serving Time" With Project R.O.P.E. Video included

It's a program dedicated toward helping first-time juvenile offenders. For the past two months, they have served students as young as second grade. It's a program called "Project R.O.P.E".

Elevator Project Completed at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

All four transportation routes are up and running at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. That’s according to the Carlsbad Current Argus. Renovations began on the elevators nearly four years ago at the park.

Feds: New Laws, Oversight Needed After Texas Blast

A federal agency leading one of the investigations into last year's deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion says that even if regulators don't know what started an initial fire, they know the resulting blast could have been prevented.

Newly Arrested Crew Members Say They Tried to Save Ferry

The four crew members from a sunken South Korean ferry who were arrested today have appeared in court. In all, 22 of the 29 members of the ferry's crew survived, and nine of them -- including the captain -- have been arrested or detained in connection with the investigation.

Man Fatally Shot After Leading Police on Chase

Dallas police say a man was fatally shot after pointing a gun at officers during a standoff following a car chase. The chase began Monday afternoon when officers tried to take Michael Mayo into custody after learning he had felony warrants for his arrest.

One Teen Dead, Another Hurt in Conroe-Area Crash

A Houston-area traffic accident has left a 14-year-old driver hurt and her 15-year-old passenger dead after the car smashed into a tree. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday did not immediately release names of the teens involved in the crash near Conroe.

Fake Fire Extinguishers in Texas Yield Methamphetamine

Some fake red fire extinguishers have yielded more than $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine at a South Texas border checkpoint.

Texas Search Group Sues FAA Over Drone Use

A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to set aside an order prohibiting the nonprofit organization from employing drones in its work.

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  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:25:27 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the...
  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:25:19 GMT
    The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
    The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
  • Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

    Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

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    Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.
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  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

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  • Poland holds security exercise, 1st in decades

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    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:25:01 GMT
    Poland's security services have begun their first major security exercise in decades, evacuating the Interior Ministry in Warsaw and rescuing three foreigners allegedly injured in a helicopter crash.
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  • FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

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    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
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