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Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.

Odessa Police Investigating Aggravated Assault, Possible Attempted Kidnapping

Police are investigating after an incident on Thursday morning in Odessa. Odessa Police responded to the 900 block of Prairie Avenue just before 11:30 a.m.

Firefighters Extinguish Brush Fire in Big Spring

Fire officials have extinguished a brush fire that sparked up on Thursday morning in Big Spring. According to our friends at KBYG Radio in Big Spring, the fire was located just north of Martin Luther King Blvd.

Odessa Man Killed in Accident Near Fort Stockton, Another Injured

An Odessa man is dead and another person was injured in a rollover accident on Wednesday morning. The accident happened eight miles north of Fort Stockton on FM 1053 at 6:45 a.m.

Rankin Hospital Expands Into Big Lake, Boosting Some Friendly Competition Video included

Big Lake is already home to the Reagan County Hospital District but now they're gearing up for some friendly competition; the Upton County Hospital District is opening up a clinic right next door to Reagan Memorial.

Grand Jury Indicts Two Odessa Men on Similar Charges Video included

The federal grand jury was busy Wednesday indicting two different Odessa men who are accused of having child pornography. One is a father of three young girls, and the other is an Odessa Police recruit.

Congressman Pete Gallego Discusses Hot Topics in West Texas With NewsWest 9 Video included

From vet healthcare, to international trade, to the border crisis. They're all hot button issues in the Basin.Congressman Pete Gallego talked to NewsWest 9 on Wednesday about the progress and hurdles we're facing.

Andrews Boy Fights Incurable Disease Video included

Gage Klein looks and acts like your typical 11-year-old boy with a love for motocross.

Former Permian High School Trainer Files Motion to Have Charges Dropped

A former Permian High School trainer is hoping to have her charges dropped. April Collins filed a motion to kill the indictment against her.

Midland County Crisis Intervention Unit Down Half the Volunteers Needed Video included

They help victims in the worst situations but now the Midland County Crisis Intervention Unit needs help too. They only have half of the volunteers they need.

V.A. Healthcare System Offering Incentives For New Volunteers Video included

The West Texas V.A. Health Care System needs your help. The facility is dealing with a shortage of volunteers. Currently, they don't even have people to run the information desk.

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  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:32:57 GMT
    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
    Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:19:57 GMT
    The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.
    Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.
  • UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

    UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:09:49 GMT
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a...
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front...

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