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Odessa Police Says Majority of Homicides in 2014 Are Drug-Related

A 16-year-old boy is the latest person to be arrested in connection with a murder last month at Floyd Gwin Park. That case has something in common with nearly all of the other murders in Odessa this year. 

Child Advocacy Group Educating Teachers on Sexual Abuse Prevention

"This is very new. This is our first time to do this program. We have a five year goal, we want to train 5,000 adult in 5 years. Ector County has one of the worse rates of child involvement in Child Protective Services. We are second only to Harris County which is Houston," 

Ride-Along With Midland Code Enforcement Reveals Most Common City Violations

You've probably seen it, junk cars or trash in your neighbor's yard, or cluttered alleyways. Those are just some of the things Midland Code Enforcement is on the lookout for. But their goal is to get everyone to comply without having to hand out tickets.

Deportations Resume After Chickenpox Quarantine Is Lifted

Deportations have resumed in Artesia, New Mexico. They were stopped after chickenpox cases popped up at the federal law enforcement training center. That center is being used to housing illegal immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. 

Deadly Oilfield Accident Kills Two, Injures Another

An oilfield accident in Mitchell County has left 2 people dead and another person injured.It happened around noon about 8 miles North of Westbook at a work site just South of County Road 209. Officials tell us three people were electrocuted while workers were moving a pump-jack.

City Officials Remind Citizens Of Solicitation Regulations

City officials are reminding citizens to be cautious when opening the door to solicitors.Residents should always ask for identifications and a city permit.Any person who travels from house to house selling goods is required to have peddlers permit.

Former Pecos Investigator Arrested

New developments out of the Pecos drug raids from earlier this week. The Pecos police chief confirmed today that the police investigator who resigned following the busts Monday is now behind bars. Helen Vernon was picked up late Tuesday night on a warrant for misuse of information.

Quick Thinking Neighbor Catches Burglar Red Handed

Midland Police have arrested more suspects in vehicle burglary cases but how they caught the thieves is definitely an usual story.

Texas Man Arrested For Impersonating Police Officer

The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has been arrested for impersonating an officer.North Richland Hills police say Frederick Anthony Couch is facing charges following an early-morning disturbance July 28. 

Texas Regulators Approve Expansion of Nuke Site

Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site.

Odessa Juvenile Arrested, Charged With Capital Murder

A 16-year-old Hispanic male has been arrested for his involvement in the murder that occurred at Floyd Gwin Park on July 29th.NewsWest 9 is told the juvenile is being charged for Capital Murder and was transported to the Ector County Youth Center.

Wanted Sex Offender Caught In North Texas

A convicted felon on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in North Texas.DPS on Tuesday announced 28-year-old Ezekiel O'Neal Harris was captured at an apartment complex in Ennis, 30 miles south of Dallas.A tip led to Harris on Aug. 13. 

Hobbs City Commissioners Vote Yes To Allow Special Election

Hobbs city commissioners have voted to allow a special election to decide if voter identification will be required in municipal elections.But the Hobbs News-Sun reports that there was a mistake over number of petition signatures needed to change the city charter.

Sen. Wendy Davis Makes Campaign Stop at Odessa Crisis Center Video included

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis made a campaign stop in the Basin on Tuesday morning.The democratic candidate for governor was at the Odessa Crisis Center. Davis touched on everything from Gov. Rick Perry's indictment and immigration to cracking down on rapists. 

An Apparent Road Rage Incident Leaves Houston Man Dead

An apparent road rage incident in the Houston area has left a man shot to death after he allegedly followed another driver home and the two men argued.The Harris County Sheriff's Office had no immediate information Wednesday on whether anyone was charged after the second driver opened fire.Sgt. Gregg Pinkins says the 38-year-old man in an SUV who was killed may have followed the 25-year-old driver home.

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  • Former Pecos Investigator Arrested

    Former Pecos Investigator Arrested

    New developments out of the Pecos drug raids from earlier this week. The Pecos police chief confirmed today that the police investigator who resigned following the busts Monday is now behind bars. Helen Vernon was picked up late Tuesday night on a warrant for misuse of information.
    New developments out of the Pecos drug raids from earlier this week. The Pecos police chief confirmed today that the police investigator who resigned following the busts Monday is now behind bars. Helen Vernon was picked up late Tuesday night on a warrant for misuse of information.
  • Odessa Juvenile Arrested, Charged With Capital Murder

    Odessa Juvenile Arrested, Charged With Capital Murder

    A 16-year-old Hispanic male has been arrested for his involvement in the murder that occurred at Floyd Gwin Park on July 29th.NewsWest 9 is told the juvenile is being charged for Capital Murder and was transported to the Ector County Youth Center.
    A 16-year-old Hispanic male has been arrested for his involvement in the murder that occurred at Floyd Gwin Park on July 29th.NewsWest 9 is told the juvenile is being charged for Capital Murder and was transported to the Ector County Youth Center.
  • Former Constable Caught In Crazy Scuffle With Woman At Hobby Lobby

    Former Constable Caught In Crazy Scuffle With Woman At Hobby Lobby

    A formerly elected official found himself in some trouble Friday night. 52-year-old Jeff Corning, who used to be an Ector County Constable, was reported to have been in a misdemeanor assault case.
    A formerly elected official found himself in some trouble Friday night. 52-year-old Jeff Corning, who used to be an Ector County Constable, was reported to have been in a misdemeanor assault case.