House passes legislation to make Bush Childhood Home national landmark

The House of Representatives passed Mike Conaway’s Bush Childhood Home Study Act. This legislation aims to preserve the Midland home of the Bush family as a national landmark.

Man killed in Odessa sports bar stabbing

Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

Centers for Children & Families teams up with MCT for ‘Operation Elf’

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother in OH

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

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EZ-Rider Odessa route 5 closed all day Dec. 10

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Midland dance center to host ‘White Christmas Party’

UPDATE: 16 apartments burnt in fire at Andrews Square East Apartment Homes

BBB warns of possible Christmas donation scams

Randy Rogers Band to perform Christmas show in Odessa

Kidd’s and Canvas to host adults-only Christmas Cookie Decorating class

Kidd’s and Canvas will be hosting an adults-only, Christmas themed Cookie Decorating class. Participants will learn to master the techniques for transforming sugar cookies into edible art.

Pancakes, Pajamas event to teach guests about music therapy

The MARC Autism Resource Center-Spectrum of Solutions is hosting a Pancakes and Pajamas event. Guest are encouraged to come out in their pajamas to learn about music therapy and Spectrum Solutions.

St. Ann’s Catholic Church to host Pancakes with Santa dinner

St. Ann’s Catholic Church will be hosting a Pancakes with Santa dinner. Guests will get to hear the story of St. Nicholas while making crafts and visiting with Santa.

Traffic alerts for the week of Dec. 10

On the week of December 10, keep a watch out for these traffic alerts in the West Texas area.

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

Las Posadas event to give out free toys

Longest Letter to Santa fundraiser held at Midland Park Mall

UPDATE: Oncor reports 25 outages in Pleasant Farms

Midland residents, business collect donations for family who lost home in fire

Odessa EzRider bus route five out of service

EzRider bus route five is out of service. This is one of the main routes for the bus service.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Roads blocked off as Midland Police respond to car, train accident

Emergency crews are responding to an accident involving a car and a train at the intersection of Garfield St. and Front St.

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

The plea agreement will remain under seal until a later date.

Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Winter weather in the forecast

Late tonight and early Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for the chance of accumulating snow in portions of the Permian Basin and southeast New Mexico.

Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested

In two incidents, teachers have taken scissors to their students' hair. While a teacher in California is facing charges, no charges have yet been filed against another teacher in New Mexico.

Traffic signals at Maple, University intersection to flash while crews work in area

Crews will be installing poles and overhead wires at the intersection starting December 10.

4 officers plead not guilty to allegedly beating undercover officer in MO

Prosecutors said the victim was working undercover when the officers beat him thinking he was a protester in 2007.The suspects left behind a trail of incriminating text messages.

LATEST: Trump to nominate William Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, for his next attorney general.

White House chief of staff Kelly to resign soon, reports say

John Kelly took over as chief of staff on July 31, 2017, with a mandate to instill order and professionalism in a largely inexperienced White House staff beset by disorganization in the early days of the Trump presidency.

EZ Rider Odessa closing multiple routes due to driver shortage

Four different EZ Rider routes are being affected by the shortage of drivers in Odessa.

Feds recommend ‘substantial’ jail time for Michael Cohen; Mueller recommendation cites Russia investigation cooperation

Cohen and Manafort are among five former Trump associates whom prosecutors have accused of lying either to federal investigators or to Congress.

Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say

The woman had been suffering from seizures when doctors found a tumor in her brain.

All-clear given after CNN’s New York studios evacuated due to bomb threat

CNN’s New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night due to a bomb threat. The all-clear was given by police around 11:50 p.m. after investigators found no bombs in the Time Warner Center.

OPD, OFD compete in Battle of the Badges blood drive

Thursday marks the start of Battle of the Badges, a friendly competition between officers and fire crews in Odessa to see who can donate the most blood.

Trump to nominate Heather Nauert for UN Ambassador, reports say

Nauert has been the State Department spokesperson since April 2017.

Odessa Animal Shelter gets much needed help during distemper virus scare

Odessa Animal Shelter gets much needed help during distemper virus scare

Head-on collision involving semi and school bus kills 2, injures several in IL

Authorities said the truck was driving the wrong way. The driver of the semi is among the two adults killed in the crash.

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Pres. George H.W. Bush arrived at the presidential library in College Station aboard the Bush 4141 train, and is being laid to rest.

Pet owners reminded to make sure pets have proper shelter for winter weather

Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare is reminding pet owners to make sure pets have proper shelter for this weekend’s expected winter storm.

Recreational marijuana legal in Michigan - but there’s a catch

Michigan passed the measure last month, becoming the 10th state to legalize the drug.

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

The high court is considering whether to overturn a court-created exception to the Constitution's double-jeopardy bar that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime.

Former President George H. W. Bush’s funeral service begins in Houston

President George H. W. Bush’s funeral services are set to begin at 10 a.m. on December 6.

Rat found inside vending machine at Florida school

Johnson says her daughter recorded the rat running through the vending machine inside Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, FL.

Daycare worker arrested after 2-month-old allegedly suffers 11 broken bones in her care

Police are looking into additional reports of injuries to at least two other children under 1 year old.

Church’s nativity scene puts baby Jesus in cage, wise men behind border wall

Parishioners say they want to start a conversation about migrants and the separation of children from their parents.

For first time, no USS Arizona survivors will be in attendance at ceremonies to mark attack on Pearl Harbor

No one who survived the bombing of the USS Arizona battleship will be in the audience.

American Pets Alive to help Odessa Animal Control with distemper problem

A pet rescue group is flying in to help with a distemper problem after the Odessa Animal Control Shelter was set to put down more than 140 dogs first thing Thursday morning.

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

Family, friends, dignitaries and all the living presidents honored George H.W. Bush's live on Tuesday. "For us, his was the brightest of the thousand points of light," his son George W. Bush said.

Giuliani’s tweet links to a ‘Trump is a traitor’ website. He blamed Twitter, but his typo is responsible.

Adding an extra layer of hilarity is Giuliani's other role as top White House adviser on cybersecurity, in addition to his job as President Donald Trump's attorney.

Midland College holds Holiday Evening event

The evening will include Frito Pie for sale, hayrides, an MC student art show and music by the MC Jazz Ensemble. Santa Claus will be there to visit with children and take pictures.

Wisconsin Senate passes bill limiting governor’s powers

Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to weaken both incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Both Evers and Kaul urged Republicans not to do it and warned of lawsuits that wo

Deadly California wildfire bankrupts insurance company

An insurance company can't pay out its expected claims, but that doesn't mean its policy holders will be left out in the cold.

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

The money was turned over to police, but since no one claimed it, the food bank will be able to use it to expand their building.

8-year-old boy with terminal brain tumor only wants you to send him cards for Christmas

The season of giving is upon us, and one woman is proving that to be true as she asks the Southwest Louisiana community and beyond to send Christmas cards to a Vinton boy with a terminal brain tumor.

Mueller recommends no prison time for Michael Flynn, citing ‘substantial’ cooperation

The special counsel's memo filed Tuesday also cited Flynn's "record of military and public service” as a reason to be lenient.

Bush family returns to Capitol rotunda to view casket, thank visitors

The Trumps stood in front of Bush's casket with their eyes closed for a few moments Monday evening before Trump gave a salute. The former president will lie in state until services Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

OHS student arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up school’ over the phone

An Odessa High School student is facing charges after making a threatening phone call.

  Decision for new Midland Police Chief narrowed down to 3 finalists

In a release, the City of Midland announced the list of finalists has been narrowed down to fill the role of Police Chief.

Many supplements have unapproved drug ingredients

Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, according tot he U.S. Food and Drug Administration data.

Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting at Chevron gas station

The suspect in the officer-involved shooting from Saturday has been identified.

DPS investigating fatal accident involving 2 18-wheelers on SH 158

The accident, which occurred east of Midland around the intersection of SH 158 and FM 1379, happened around noon on December 4 and reportedly involved two 18-wheelers.

Midland Victims Coalition holding Christmas Memorial Tree dedication

The Christmas Memorial Tree dedication on December 4 will be in honor of victims who lost their lives to crime.

City of Big Spring partners with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to stock lake with rainbow trout

During two stockings, over 4,000 rainbow trout of catchable size will be released into the lake.

500-year-old skeleton found with boots mostly intact

The team discovered a pair of boots on a roughly 500-year-old male skeleton found along the River Thames.

OPD offers advice to public to avoid scams

This advice will help you ensure your information stays safe with the numerous scams floating around.

Jury duty cancelled for some Howard Co. residents

Some Big Spring residents will get out of jury duty on December 12.

Permian Basin Area Foundation awards $1.3M in fall grant cycle

Over $1.3 million will be awarded to various local recipients at the ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

GRAPHIC Video: Pack of dogs knock down, attack woman

A woman in her 60s was walking when she was viciously attacked by four pit bull mixes.

Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

In a pair of politically charged tweets, Trump made clear that he is closely watching those who turn on him in the special counsel's probe, which has ensnared some of the president's closest advisers. So far, five people in Trump's orbit have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

High Sky CAF offers public look at George H.W. Bush’s military service

The High Sky CAF in Midland offers the public a look into the military service of former president George H. W. Bush. At CAF, you can see footage of when Bush was rescued by a U.S submarine after floating in the Pacific Ocean reportedly for hours.

‘A great leader who made a great difference’: George HW Bush lies in state after eulogies from Pence, others

The 41st president has returned to Washington, DC, and he will lie in state at the Capitol through Wednesday.

Local dog rescue organization gets kennel sanctuary permit approved

A dog rescue organization called Bully Beds got a kennel sanctuary permit approved on Monday. The permit was approved in a four to one vote at a city planning and zoning meeting.

Breaking Bread’s former executive director to return to court

The former executive director of Breaking Bread in Midland will be back in court later this month. Weatherford will be back in court on December 21 for her final pre-trial hearing.

Wagner Noël to host oil, gas hiring event

The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is hosting a hiring event. Companies will be on-site looking to fill many different positions related to oil and gas.

H-E-B donates 20 tons of sweet potatoes to the West Texas Food Bank

40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes donated just in time for the holiday table

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.