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Midland Goes Green With Solar Compactor Video included

Midland is going green in a very high-tech way that is also saving tax dollars.

"Run or Dye" 5K Event Held in Midland Video included

It was a colorful start to the Easter weekend with the “Run or Dye” 5K on Saturday morning in Midland. About 1,000 people showed up to the Scharbauer Sports Complex to run and get splashed with color along the way.

Midland Firefighter Needs Donations to Fight Cancer Video included

30-year-old Aaron Hughes is a driver and paramedic with the Midland Fire Department. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. Aaron tells NewsWest 9 that he had an ulcer on his tongue that wouldn't go away. The doctor performed a biopsy on it and a few days later Aaron found out he had carcinoma. 

Texas Seizes Polygamist Group's Secluded Ranch

State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

Child Hit by Vehicle in Big Spring

A child was hit by a vehicle in Big Spring on Thursday night. We’re told the accident happened in the 1200 block of Gregg Street, just before 8:45 p.m.

House Fire in Carlsbad Ruled as Arson

A Carlsbad home that caught fire last week appears to be arson. That's according to the Carlsbad Current-Argus. The fire erupted at a home in the 1000 block of Mermod Street on April seventh.

UPDATE: Driver Killed in Rollover Accident on Interstate 20 in Midland County Video included

A Crosbyton, Texas, man is dead after an accident in Midland County on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20, near the Cotton Flat exit, just before 4:30 p.m.

Crews Find Suspected Area of Radiation Leak

More than two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, crews think they have identified the area where the release occurred.

Traffic Alert: Work on FM 2599 to Close Portion of Interstate 20

If you're driving through Big Spring next week, we want to give you a heads up on a traffic alert. Work on the FM 2599 overpass will close some of the Interstate 20 lanes.

First Annual Clay Shoot Aims to Diminish Summer Hunger Video included

Hunger is on the rise in West Texas, most often in children. Hundreds gathered at a special event on Friday with aims to put a stop to summer hunger.

McCamey Goes Tutu Crazy For 5K Video included

There's a shortage of tutu's in McCamey right now. That's because they're getting ready for their first ever Tutu Fun Run 5K.

Pay Increase Could be on the Way For Lea County Employees

Lea County employees could be seeing a price hike in their checks. According to the Hobbs News-Sun, County Commissioners discussed the county's budget for next year on Thursday.

Cattle Numbers Still Dwindling on Texas - Mexico Border

No cattle, means no money, for the West Texas town of Presidio. The U.S. Department of Agriculture pulled its inspectors from Ojinaga, Mexico because they say the town isn't safe for them to be there.

Teacher Housing on the Way For Crane ISD

Teacher housing is the way for the Crane School District. School board members voted to buy land for the housing. It would be located on about three acres.

Carlsbad Caverns Warning People About Virus That's Killing Bats

There's a deadly virus in bats that Carlsbad Caverns officials wants to warn people about. According to the park, there's a disease called "White-Nose Syndrome" that has killed more than five million bats in the country since 2006.

National Park Service Offering Free Admission to Nation's National Parks This Weekend

If you're looking for something fun and cheap to do with the family this weekend, you may want to head to a National Park. Saturday marks the start of National Park Week.

At Least 12 Everest Guides Killed, Four Missing in Avalanche

The world's highest mountain has seen its deadliest-ever disaster. As Nepalese Sherpa guides worked to set up ropes for other climbers on Mount Everest, an avalanche swept down the climbing route.

SpaceX Launches Supplies to Space Station

A fresh load of supplies is finally on its way to the International Space Station. A SpaceX rocket blasted off Friday with two and a half tons of cargo, more than a month late.

Officials Say South Korean Ferry is Totally Submerged

Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged.

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital

A powerful, magnitude-7.2 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey initially calculated the quake's magnitude at 7.5, but later downgraded it to 7.2.

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  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:43:24 GMT
    FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a...
    A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen,...
  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:13:59 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan...
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:44:29 GMT
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
    A car slammed into a packed Florida church Sunday night just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 people, authorities said.
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  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:26 GMT
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button...
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as...
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:22 GMT
    Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
    Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official...
  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:44:26 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.

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