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Management, Safety Cited for Radiation Release at WIPP Plant

Department of Energy investigators say a radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of safety at the 15-year-old site.

Authorities Apprehend Wanted Man in Odessa

A man who had been on the run from authorities is now behind bars.Officials found Delton Jones around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the 300 block of Pecos Street in Odessa. 

Man Killed by Texas Trooper Wanted on Warrants

Authorities say a driver who was fatally shot by a Texas trooper after falsely identifying himself during a traffic stop was wanted on felony warrants out of California and was a gang member.

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  • Car Crashes Through Fence, Into San Antonio Pool

    Car Crashes Through Fence, Into San Antonio Pool

    An unintended big splash has left a vehicle in a private swimming pool in South Texas. Investigators in San Antonio are trying to determine what caused a woman to lose control of her car Wednesday night.
    An unintended big splash has left a vehicle in a private swimming pool in South Texas. Investigators in San Antonio are trying to determine what caused a woman to lose control of her car Wednesday night.
  • Court Filing Says Ship in Texas Spill Was Speeding

    Court Filing Says Ship in Texas Spill Was Speeding

    A federal court filing alleges a ship was speeding before a March 22 collision with a barge that led to a Texas oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard says cleanup is wrapping up from the Houston Ship Channel accident that dumped nearly 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge.
    A federal court filing alleges a ship was speeding before a March 22 collision with a barge that led to a Texas oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard says cleanup is wrapping up from the Houston Ship Channel accident that dumped nearly 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge.
  • Gas Prices Across Texas Hold Steady at $3.49

    Gas Prices Across Texas Hold Steady at $3.49

    Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at $3.49 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares to the nationwide average price of $3.68 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week.
    Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at $3.49 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares to the nationwide average price of $3.68 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week.
  • National Corvette Museum Offering Up-Close Look at Sinkhole

    National Corvette Museum Offering Up-Close Look at Sinkhole

    This weekend, the public will get its first up-close look at the sinkhole that swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum. All of the cars are now out and on display at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    This weekend, the public will get its first up-close look at the sinkhole that swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum. All of the cars are now out and on display at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  • Affidavit Reveals New Details and Alleged Motive Behind Odessa Shooting

    Affidavit Reveals New Details and Alleged Motive Behind Odessa Shooting

    We're learning new details behind a shooting that landed an Odessa teen in the hospital and one woman behind bars. Twenty-two-year-old Emily Mata is being held in the Ector County Jail. She's accused of pulling the trigger and she turned herself into police on Tuesday night.
    We're learning new details behind a shooting that landed an Odessa teen in the hospital and one woman behind bars. Twenty-two-year-old Emily Mata is being held in the Ector County Jail. She's accused of pulling the trigger and she turned herself into police on Tuesday night.
  • New Entrance Signs for Monahans will Hopefully Entice Travelers to Stop and Stay

    New Entrance Signs for Monahans will Hopefully Entice Travelers to Stop and Stay

    Monahans is looking to entice people to live work and play in their city. Two new signs is the first step to beautifying Monahans. When driving past Monahans on I-20 you see sandy, hilly desert and vacant land but soon the new signs will show the pride of Monahans.

    Monahans is looking to entice people to live work and play in their city. Two new signs is the first step to beautifying Monahans. When driving past Monahans on I-20 you see sandy, hilly desert and vacant land but soon the new signs will show the pride of Monahans.

  • Brewster County Sheriff's Office Looking For Missing Woman

    Brewster County Sheriff's Office Looking For Missing Woman

    The Brewster County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing woman.According to their Facebook page Mary Elizabeth Broughton was last seen between the middle of February and early March.The 80-year-old is from Terlingua, is 5'7" and weighs 160 pounds.
    The Brewster County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing woman.According to their Facebook page Mary Elizabeth Broughton was last seen between the middle of February and early March.The 80-year-old is from Terlingua, is 5'7" and weighs 160 pounds.
  • City of McCamey Doubles Government Funded Low Income Housing

    City of McCamey Doubles Government Funded Low Income Housing

    Anticipation filled McCamey's City Hall Wednesday morning. After months of waiting, families filed inside to sign off on their new government assisted homes.
    Anticipation filled McCamey's City Hall Wednesday morning. After months of waiting, families filed inside to sign off on their new government assisted homes.
  • Woman in Fair Condition After Being Hit by Truck in Alpine

    Woman in Fair Condition After Being Hit by Truck in Alpine

    One woman is in fair condition after a pedestrian accident in Alpine on Tuesday. According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, 80-year-old Margarita Espionsa was crossing the street at 5th and Holland Avenue when she was struck by a Dodge truck being driven by an elderly male.
    One woman is in fair condition after a pedestrian accident in Alpine on Tuesday. According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, 80-year-old Margarita Espionsa was crossing the street at 5th and Holland Avenue when she was struck by a Dodge truck being driven by an elderly male.
  • New Scam Being Reported in Big Spring

    New Scam Being Reported in Big Spring

    If you live in Big Spring, there's a scam going around that we want to let you know about. There are organizations contacting local businesses to solicit advertisements on Big Spring Steer themed T-shirts, posters, plastic footballs and other items.
    If you live in Big Spring, there's a scam going around that we want to let you know about. There are organizations contacting local businesses to solicit advertisements on Big Spring Steer themed T-shirts, posters, plastic footballs and other items.
  • Argument Over Corn Dog Ends With Woman Behind Bars in Midland

    Argument Over Corn Dog Ends With Woman Behind Bars in Midland

    A Carrollton, Texas, woman is behind bars on charges after an argument over a corn dog. Midland Police were called out to business in the 1200 block of Lamesa Road after getting a call about a disturbance with weapons.
    A Carrollton, Texas, woman is behind bars on charges after an argument over a corn dog. Midland Police were called out to business in the 1200 block of Lamesa Road after getting a call about a disturbance with weapons.
  • Two Men Behind Bars After Getting Caught With Drugs in Midland

    Two Men Behind Bars After Getting Caught With Drugs in Midland

    Two men are behind bars after getting busted with drugs. Midland Police pulled over 38-year-old Jaime Galan and 22-year-old Tyler McKinney for a traffic violation.
    Two men are behind bars after getting busted with drugs. Midland Police pulled over 38-year-old Jaime Galan and 22-year-old Tyler McKinney for a traffic violation.
  • Special Report: The Journey Applying for a U.S. Citizenship - Part I

    Special Report: The Journey Applying for a U.S. Citizenship - Part I

    Hundreds of thousands of residents take the test every year in hopes of becoming a U.S. citizen. In part one of our special report, NewsWest 9 followed an applicant through her journey from beginning to end, as she prepares to take the U.S. citizenship test.
    Hundreds of thousands of residents take the test every year in hopes of becoming a U.S. citizen. In part one of our special report, NewsWest 9 followed an applicant through her journey from beginning to end, as she prepares to take the U.S. citizenship test.
  • Water to be Shut Off on Thursday in Marfa

    Water to be Shut Off on Thursday in Marfa

    The City of Marfa has water right now but not for long. The city started a new water line project earlier this week and had to shut off water to the entire city.
    The City of Marfa has water right now but not for long. The city started a new water line project earlier this week and had to shut off water to the entire city.
  • City Council Approves Grant For Company to Conduct Water Study in Odessa

    City Council Approves Grant For Company to Conduct Water Study in Odessa

    The Gulf Coast Waste Disposal is wanting to conduct a water study in Odessa. At Tuesday night's meeting, council members approved to let the waste site apply for a grant.
    The Gulf Coast Waste Disposal is wanting to conduct a water study in Odessa. At Tuesday night's meeting, council members approved to let the waste site apply for a grant.
  • Ferry Toll Hits 156 as Search Gets Tougher

    Ferry Toll Hits 156 as Search Gets Tougher

    Searchers have now recovered 156 bodies from the waters where a South Korean ferry sank a week ago. And relatives of the nearly 150 people still missing are pressing the government to quickly finish the recovery effort.
    Searchers have now recovered 156 bodies from the waters where a South Korean ferry sank a week ago. And relatives of the nearly 150 people still missing are pressing the government to quickly finish the recovery effort.
  • Official: Debris is Not Likely to be From Plane

    Official: Debris is Not Likely to be From Plane

    It looks like a piece of sheet metal with rivets -- but an official says the item that washed ashore in southwestern Australia isn't likely to have come from the missing Malaysian jet. Investigators are examining it for any possible link to the plane.
    It looks like a piece of sheet metal with rivets -- but an official says the item that washed ashore in southwestern Australia isn't likely to have come from the missing Malaysian jet. Investigators are examining it for any possible link to the plane.
  • Data Breach Affected both Midland and Odessa Stores

    Data Breach Affected both Midland and Odessa Stores

    NewsWest 9 learned about 2.6 million credit and debit cards were impacted by this data breach, which is about 7% of payment cards used at Michaels store. NewsWest 9 also learned Tuesday that both the Midland and Odessa Michaels were affected by the data breach which started back in May of last year.
    NewsWest 9 learned about 2.6 million credit and debit cards were impacted by this data breach, which is about 7% of payment cards used at Michaels store. NewsWest 9 also learned Tuesday that both the Midland and Odessa Michaels were affected by the data breach which started back in May of last year.
  • Arrest Made In Connection With Overnight Shooting In Odessa

    Arrest Made In Connection With Overnight Shooting In Odessa

    Arrest Made In Connection With Overnight Shooting In Odessa

    An arrest has been made in connection with the overnight shooting in Odessa.
    An arrest has been made in connection with the overnight shooting in Odessa.
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Third Ulta Theft

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Third Ulta Theft

    It seems like the Ulta in Odessa just can't catch a break; for the third time they were featured in our Caught on Camera segment, because thieves keep ripping the place off."A guy walks in, walks straight over to the hair straighteners," Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers said.
    It seems like the Ulta in Odessa just can't catch a break; for the third time they were featured in our Caught on Camera segment, because thieves keep ripping the place off."A guy walks in, walks straight over to the hair straighteners," Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers said.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:15:05 GMT
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from...
    Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to prevent the burning of fetal material to generate power.
  • Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

    Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:05:37 GMT
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
    Residents of a small town in southwestern Wyoming are being allowed to return home nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced their evacuation.
  • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:05:35 GMT
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
    Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:59 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.
    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.
  • Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

    Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:54 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:38 GMT
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as...
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems...
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