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Caught on Camera: Burglar Breaks In To Solid Waste Plant and Time Machine Video included

Instead of robbing a convenience store, one man decided to rob the Solid Waste Department and the Time Machine in Odessa back in April, and it was all caught on camera.

Special Education PTSA Forms in Permian Basin Video included

We've all heard of the PTSA. Now the Permian Basin has created a spin-off of the organization, focused on the special needs community. According to some founding members, this was an important step, especially for the parents of kids with special needs.

Midland Hotel Partially Evacuated After Small Fire Video included

A small fire broke out on the sixth floor of the Doubletree Hilton on Wall St. officials say.

Witness at Floyd Gwin Park Describes Scene After Shooting Video included

Dozens of people were at Floyd Gwin Park's baseball fields and the swimming pool when a deadly shooting happened Tuesday night. NewsWest 9 spoke with one witness who found the victim seconds after he was shot.

Body Found in Ector County, Officials Investigating

Ector County deputies are investigating after a body was found on Wednesday morning. We’re told the body was found in a pasture on the service road of the 2400 block of South Interstate 20.

Big Spring Aggravated Robbery Suspect Found Dead in Lubbock

A man wanted for aggravated robbery in Big Spring has been found dead in Lubbock. Lubbock Police tell NewsWest 9, officers checked the welfare of a man who was said to be shot in the 2000 block of 89th Street.

Rise in Sex Offenders in the Basin, Officials Explain Their Tactics Video included

A rise in sex offenders in the Basin, all because of the boom. But where are these criminals more likely to prey?

Kermit ISD to Begin Drug Testing Students This Fall Video included

Kermit ISD is spending $30,000 to test 7th through 12th grade students involved in extracurricular activities. Sports, band members and even those students who drive and park on school property will be tested.

Andrews Receives Big Donation to Go Towards Higher Education Students Video included

Thanks to the Heath Hamilton Memorial Association or HHMA, the City of Andrews has $132,942.42 more to invest in their students.

Odessa Man Arrested For Having Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old

An Odessa man was arrested in Midland for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. 34-year-old Richard Vetter has been hit with felony charges of continuous sexual abuse to a child.

Arrest Made in Connection With Deadly Shooting in Odessa

Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection with the deadly shooting that happened on Tuesday night in Odessa. Police tell NewsWest 9, 37-year-old Cristina Natividad Renteria has been arrested for tampering with Physical Evidence and making a false report.

Odessa Woman Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charges

An Odessa woman is behind bars following an incident on Wednesday in Odessa. Odessa Police were called out to the 3500 block of Merrill in reference to an assault victim.

Man Arrested for Fourth DWI in Odessa

One man was arrested for his fourth DWI in Odessa on Tuesday. Odessa Police were called out to Long Champ Court and Newell Road in reference to a major crash.

Odessa Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

An Odessa man is behind bars following a burglary in Odessa on Tuesday. Odessa Police were called out to the 3700 block of Spruce in reference to a burglary in progress.

Midland Woman Behind Bars For Allegedly Stealing Money From Her Employer

A Midland woman is behind bars after stealing money from her employer. Police say 42-year-old Denise Munoz had been giving out loans to family members.

Man, Woman Arrested on Charges of Burglary of a Vehicle in Odessa

Two teens are facing charges after an incident on Wednesday morning in Odessa. Officers were called out to the 1400 block of Patton Street in reference to a gray 1998 Jeep Cherokee that had been burglarized.

Two People Injured in Three Vehicle Accident in Midland County

Two people were taken to the hospital following a three vehicle accident in Midland County on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 158 and Interstate 20.

Carlsbad Man Sentenced to Prison for Robberies

A Carlsbad man will have to spend nearly 11 years in federal prison after being sentenced for his part in a robbery spree in several southeastern New Mexico communities.

Man Arrested on Numerous Charges in Odessa

One man is behind bars on several charges after an incident in Odessa on Tuesday. Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to the Sahara Motel in reference to a criminal trespass.

UPDATE: Authorities Respond to Multiple Accidents Along Highway 191 in Odessa Video included

Authorities responded to several accidents along Highway 191 in Odessa on Wednesday morning.

Fire Officials Investigating "Suspicious" Fire in Big Spring Video included

Big Spring fire officials are investigating after a fire in Big Spring early Wednesday morning. The fire sparked up in the 1400 block of Princeton around 2:30 a.m.

Odessa Police Searching For Shooting Suspect Following Shots Fired Call

One man is on the run following a late night shooting in Odessa on Tuesday night. The shooting happened at the Chaparral Village Apartments just after 10:45 p.m.

Midland ISD Schools to Open on Monday For New Enrollment

MISD schools will be open for enrollment beginning, Monday, August 4. School offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Midland College Using Reclaimed Water From New Reclamation Plant

Midland College is now using reclaimed water for irrigation. The college is pumping approximately 150,000 to 200,000 gallons of reclaimed water per day.

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