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Strong Storms in the Permian Basin Leave Behind Fallen Trees, Property Damage Video included

One Odessa resident had to deal with a couple of different problems at a couple of his properties due to the storms on Wednesday night. One of his homes had the driveway's awning ripped completely off.

Lightning May Be to Blame for Mobile Home Fire in Greenwood, Officials Investigating Video included

It's not clear if lightning started may have started a mobile home fire in Greenwood on Wednesday night. The blaze broke out just as the storms were moving in.

Neighbors React to Arrest of Former Pecos Police Investigator Video included

Just two days after a massive drug raid in Pecos, the neighborhood on Fifth and Irene is trying to get back to normal. No constant police presence, no helicopters circling and certainly no flash bangs.

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  • Andrews Nuclear Waste Disposal Site To Get More Active

    Andrews Nuclear Waste Disposal Site To Get More Active

    Andrews County is opening up its land to even more radioactive waste. It stems from changes made to the radioactive chemical disposal license attained by the Waste Control Specialists (WCS).
    Andrews County is opening up its land to even more radioactive waste. It stems from changes made to the radioactive chemical disposal license attained by the Waste Control Specialists (WCS).
  • Quick Thinking Neighbor Catches Burglar Red Handed

    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.
    Midland Police have arrested more suspects in vehicle burglary cases but how they caught the thieves is definitely an usual story.
  • Deportations Resume After Chickenpox Quarantine Is Lifted

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

    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. 
    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. 
  • City Officials Remind Citizens Of Solicitation Regulations

    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.
    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.
  • Deadly Oilfield Accident Kills Two, Injures Another

    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.
    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.
  • Child Advocacy Group Educating Teachers on Sexual Abuse Prevention

    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," 
    "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

    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.
    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.
  • Texas Man Arrested For Impersonating Police Officer

    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. 
    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. 
  • 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.
  • Wanted Sex Offender Caught In North Texas

    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. 
    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. 
  • An Apparent Road Rage Incident Leaves Houston Man Dead

    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Pilot Gives an Up-Close Look at Drones Flying Over Midland

    Pilot Gives an Up-Close Look at Drones Flying Over Midland

    Last week, we told you about unusual objects flying across the skies of Midland. Some people thought they were UFO's. It turns out they were drones. But we wanted to find out more about them.At first, residents who spotted these drones thought they were toy airplanes, even UFO's. 
    Last week, we told you about unusual objects flying across the skies of Midland. Some people thought they were UFO's. It turns out they were drones. But we wanted to find out more about them.At first, residents who spotted these drones thought they were toy airplanes, even UFO's. 
  • Sen. Wendy Davis Makes Campaign Stop at Odessa Crisis Center

    Sen. Wendy Davis Makes Campaign Stop at Odessa Crisis Center

    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. 
    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. 
  • Lamesa City Councilman Tries to Remove Another, Doesn't Pan Out

    Lamesa City Councilman Tries to Remove Another, Doesn't Pan Out

    The heated discussion at the Lamesa City Council meeting all started when Councilman Robert Moreno put on the agenda to have Councilman Greg Hughes removed from the Lamesa Economic Development Committee.
    The heated discussion at the Lamesa City Council meeting all started when Councilman Robert Moreno put on the agenda to have Councilman Greg Hughes removed from the Lamesa Economic Development Committee.
  • Big Spring Family Clinic Part of a Nationwide Cyber Attack

    Big Spring Family Clinic Part of a Nationwide Cyber Attack

    Family Medical Center in Big Spring is just one of the many facilities around the country that was hacked. If you have been treated here in the last five years, you could be at risk.
    Family Medical Center in Big Spring is just one of the many facilities around the country that was hacked. If you have been treated here in the last five years, you could be at risk.
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  • Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:43:45 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
  • Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:16:02 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials...
    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced...
  • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:16:01 GMT
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...
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  • Indonesian police fire tear gas as poll protesters

    Indonesian police fire tear gas as poll protesters

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:53 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:53:29 GMT
    Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.
    Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.
  • Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:33:33 GMT
    Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.
    Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.
  • With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

    With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:23 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:23:29 GMT
    Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
    Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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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.