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Big Increase Proposed for Trash Service Rates in Pecos Video included

Businesses in Pecos could see a big increase when it comes to the cost of getting their trash picked up. Residents can expect an increase too.

Big Spring City Block Evacuated After Gas Leak

One city block in Big Spring was evacuated after a gas leak on Friday afternoon. Our friends at KBYG Radio in Big Spring tells NewsWest 9, the city block around West 16th and Hudgens Memorial was evacuated as a precaution by Big Spring Fire officials.

Big Spring Man Indicted on Murder, Aggravated Assault Charges

A Howard County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in May in Big Spring.

TXDOT Kicks Off Campaign to Reduce Accidents Video included

The Texas Department of Transportation kicked off the "Be Safe, Drive Smart" campaign on Friday as they are hoping to keep the number of accidents down this year.

Interstate 20 Reopened Following 18 Wheeler Rollover in Odessa Video included

All lanes of Interstate 20 near Grandview Avenue have re-opened after a crash early Friday morning. We're told a tanker truck rolled over around 3 a.m.

Hobbs Fire Department Investigating Apartment Fire

The Hobbs Fire Department is still investigating after a large fire sparked up on Thursday. The blaze quickly spread through a construction area at the Ledgestone Apartments.

Local Credit Union to Offer Loans for Quinceañeras Video included

One local credit union is planning to lessen the financial burden off of parents for quinceañeras. 

Man Arrested For Breaking Into Woman’s Home in Midland

A man was arrested in Midland earlier this week for breaking into a woman's home and you won't believe what he told police when they caught up with him.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held to Celebrate Renovations to Two Odessa Parks Video included

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday morning at an Odessa Park. It's all to celebrate renovations to Central Park as well as Optimist Park on 38th Street and Grandview.

Caught on Camera: Suspect Wanted in Lottery Ticket Theft Video included

 Two buddies walked into the Kent Kwik on 42nd and Grandview back in May. They lingered around the store, in plain view of the cameras, and decided it would be a good idea to steal a package of Texas Dream House lottery tickets.

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  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:35:42 GMT
    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."
    A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...
  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:32:57 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...
    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...
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  • Aruba to hold Venezuela official seeks immunity

    Aruba to hold Venezuela official seeks immunity

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:42:45 GMT
    A judge in Aruba is expected to rule today whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain in jail pending an extradition request.
    A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel...
  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:46 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

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