TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash closes southbound lane of US 285 in Reeves Co.

Southbound lanes of the road are closed until a wrecker can come turn the semi over.

Midland College holding ‘College Ready’ workshop

Attendees will learn how to navigate college deadlines, how to use the applytexas.com college application, and how to pay for college, including crucial FAFSA information.

Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael

Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach are returning for the first time since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand.

Whataburger and James Avery unveil new cup charm

Whataburger charms, need we say more?

Paranormal, thriller fiction author speaks at MC

Just in time for Halloween, the Midland College Fasken Learning Resource Center will host a presentation by a local paranormal and thriller fiction author.

GRAPHIC: Owner speaks out after surveillance video captures his dog being beaten

Most of the video is too graphic to show.

4th Annual Texas Tech Lacrosse Mini-Camp

West Texas Lacrosse will be hosting its 4th Annual Texas Tech Mini-Camp on Sunday, October 28.

Crews working compressor station fire in Jal, NM

According to Jal Fire Department, the crews are on standby until gas lines are shut off.

Retailers offer gift cards to get flu shots

'Tis the season to get your flu vaccine, but did you know you could get paid to get one?

Students allegedly baked cookies with human ashes, served them to classmates

Police believe the ashes allegedly used may have been those of one of the students' grandparents.

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive

VIDEO: Huge python falls from ceiling during meeting

Bank workers in China scatter when a python drops in on their meeting.

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring

Permian Basin International Oil Show returns to Odessa

The Permian Basin International Oil Show will be from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18.At the event, leaders in the petroleum industry can learn about the latest technology, newest equipment, transact business and renew friendships.

Midland League of Women Voter’s to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of Midland is holding a public forum with local school board and city council candidates.The public is encouraged to come out to ask candidates questions before casting their vote.

Mother arrested for allegedly faking daughter’s cancer diagnosis

The mother’s alleged crimes came to light after her husband learned from a doctor that the young girl didn’t have cancer.

Junction search operations find 3rd body

Search operations in Junction have found a third set of human remains.At 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, searchers found the body near Yates Crossing across the Llano River.

West Texas VA Health Care System holds job fair

West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) is holding a job fair.

Midland College hosts job fair for veterans

Midland College hosted a job fair for veterans on Saturday morning.The Midland Vet Center and VA coordinator at the college worked together to bring resources, services and job opportunities to veterans.

Roads in Midland Co., Wink closed due to flooding

Last night’s rains have caused roads to flood and closed in Midland County and Wink.

Big Bend’s Lost Mine Trail closed due to increased bear population

Big Bend National Park is temporarily closing the Lost Mine Trail are due to increased bear activity.

Monahans Chevy hosts free community event

"Hooked on Chevy" community event for Monahans.

Missing man found safe

68-year-old Ronald Haselby has been found safe after police received a call from a convenience store clerk around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Sheriff: Former SC assistant high school football coach used fake Snapchat to solicit nude photos from student-athlete

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of a former A.C. Flora High School assistant football coach on several charges, including sexual exploitation and sending obscene materials to a student.

2 walkaway with minor injuries following plane crash in Claydesta

MPD are investigating an incident near Desta Drive.

Odessa police arrest man in connection to double stabbing investigation

Shoemaker was arrested Thursday night

Permian Basin Weekend 10/12-10/14: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience October 12 through October 14.

Pink the Basin holds sporting clays event to help fight breast cancer

Pink the Basin is holding its 7th annual clay shoot to raise money to help Permian Basin women fight breast cancer.

Old Sorehead Trade Days returns to Stanton

Old Sorehead Trade Days returns to Stanton for a day of fall family fun.

COM Aquatics presents ‘The BIG Show’

COM Aquatics presents a show featuring US Olympic divers and much more.

Sewell Ford announces new technology to protect pregnant women

Ford developed the Empathy Belly to help engineers provide better designs for pregnant women.

Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina with floods and outages as it moves up East Coast

The death toll has risen to six people in Michael's path. Hundreds of thousands are without power in Alabama, Georgia and Florida as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.

Cheating on drug tests on the rise in the Permian Basin, testing facility says

Drug testing is on the rise as more and more jobs are coming to the Permian Basin and employers are vetting new employees.

Bryan man dead following 2-vehicle accident in Pecos Co.

A Bryan man is dead after a 2-vehicle accident in Pecos County Wednesday morning.

Amazon jungle survivor, author visits Midland

Ghinsberg, known for his survival in the Amazon jungle after being separated by his friends, will be at the Yucca Theater Thursday night.

Ector Co. residents can sign up for EMS Lifeline Program

Ector County residents will now be able to sign up for a new EMS Lifeline Program which can help decrease expensive ambulance costs.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident in Reeves Co. blocking traffic on US 285, CR 424

TxDOT is warning drivers that an accident on US 285 and County Road 424 is blocking both lanes of traffic.

US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

A rocket failed less than two minutes after launching an American and a Russian toward the International Space Station, forcing their emergency _ but safe _ landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan

Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves through Georgia

The Category 1 storm has brought a life-threatening storm surge and catastrophic winds to Florida, where one death has been reported. Now the hurricane tears through Georgia.

Two people arrested after Pecos County Deputy finds 2 kilos of cocaine in truck

Two people were arrested after a Pecos County Deputy found two kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop Thursday.