Midland PD uses baseball cards to connect with kids

Midland City Council meets to discuss expanding Affordable Housing options

Midland College searching for outstanding Alumni

Public hearing addresses I-20 Overpass project

Senate agrees to vote on competing bills to end shutdown

Community comes together to support wounded Ector Co. Sheriff’s Deputies

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  Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

OPD arrest 3 in connection to human trafficking investigation

Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

Midland Community Theatre to present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Big Spring restaurant offers furloughed government workers free meal

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

Cigarette nearly burns Alpine hotel

Cigarette likely cause of fire near Alpine hotel.

WATCH: Odessa Fire Department respond to fire near W 35th

The Odessa Fire Department are responding to a fire at Loop 338 and 42nd St.

  Martin Luther King’s legacy marches through Odessa

Community leaders, players from the Permian Panthers, and residents gathered at the Southside Senior Citizens Center to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Odessa.

Thousands expected to join largest volleyball tournament in the Basin

The Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to prepare for the largest volleyball tournament ever in the Permian Basin!

  UTPB art professor proud to be a part of Empty Bowls

ECISD students have opportunity to contribution in global stem cell research

Hobbs Police Chief announces retirement after 20 years of service

Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

NFL announces 2019 NFL London Games

The National Football League announced the matchups for its five 2019 international regular season games on Monday. Four games will be held in the London and one in Mexico.

MLK 2019: Celebrations across the Basin

The Permian Basin is celebrating Dr. King.

Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

The 33-year-old mother was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the man was attempting to kill a young girl, so they opened fire, killing him.

At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

1 dead following motorcycle crash in East Odessa

OPD and Odessa Fire Rescue were called to the 2500 block of Bainbridge Drive just before 9 p.m. in reference to the crash.

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Video footage showed flames shooting high into the night sky and screaming people running from the explosion, some burning and waving their arms.

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

Junior League of Midland foundation gives back to Hope House

Junior League of Midland foundation gives back to Hope House

Kent Kwik raises salary for Conveinence Store Managers in Midland-Odessa

Kent Kwik announced they are raising the base salaries of their convenience store managers to $65,000 in Midland and Odessa.

Sword fighting school hosting long sword workshop

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning how to wield a sword, this workshop is your opportunity.

Petroleum Museum holds first Family Science Night of 2019

Experiments with static electricity, wind energy and more will be available at the free event for children to experiment with.

West Texas Food Bank presents Empty Bowls 2019

For $15, attendees will receive a hand-crafted bowl and all-you-can-eat-soup.

Wagner Noël presents ‘Legally Blonde-The Musical’

Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of Elle Woods as she tackles obstacles in her pursuit of her Harvard dreams, all while showing you can be both fabulous and smart.

Bacon and Brews Fest comes to Midland

If you love bacon and beer, this festival is for you!

Ellen Noel Art Museum hosts 33rd annual shrimpfest fundraiser

The Ellen Noël Art Museum of the Permian Basin will host their 33rd annual Shrimpfest on Monday, February 25, at the Ector County Coliseum, Building G, in order to help preserve local art programs.

Partnership between UTPB College of Nursing, First 5

The University of Texas at the Permian Basin College of Nursing and First 5 have partnered with the Education Foundation and the Permian Basin Hispanic Medical Society to promote early childhood literacy.

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. to Host “Extreme Makeover” at Hope House

The Junior League of Midland, Inc. to Host “Extreme Makeover” at Hope House

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Midland College hosts Citizenship Fair

The Midland College will host a Citizenship Fair Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the MC Cogdell Learning Center, 201 W. Florida.

OPD identify barricaded subject arrested on felony warrant

The Odessa Police Department along with the SWAT team is responding a barricaded subject in the area of 16th and Texas.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

Permian Basin Weekend 1/18-1/20: 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 January 18 through January 20.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

Odessa murder suspect arrested in California

Thursday evening Rondale Farris, 38, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Compton, California. Farris was wanted in connection to a Murder that occurred in Odessa last summer.

Haley’s Haven offers helping hand

A local non-profit has partnered with an addiction treatment center in Midland to better serve the community.

Big Spring community helps federal workers with free meals, donations

The community of Big Spring is stepping up to help federal workers have a meal and meet other needs.

Midland Police searching for missing woman

Savanna Victoria Gillum, of 2500 block of Hoya Drive in Midland, was reported missing after her family last contacted with her via text messages on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Odessa man found guilty for 2015 murder, faces life in prison

An Ector County Jury found Matthew Armindariz guilty of the 2015 murder of Jimmy Porras and assessed punishment at life in prison.

Texas A&M Engineering Academy comes to Midland College

Texas A&M and Midland College announced a partnership designed to help address the significant and growing need for engineers.

MPD investigating man chasing students as Alamo Jr. High

The Midland Police Department was called to a Alamo Jr. High student at approximately 8:30 A.M. Thursday morning in reference to juvenile being chased by an adult male.

Lubbock Police investigating incident at daycare facility after video surfaces on social media

Lubbock Police are looking into an incident at a daycare facility after a video surfaced on the internet on Thursday.

Representative Landgraf files legislation to repeal STAAR test

Thursday, State Representative Brooks Landgraf announced he has filed legislation to effectively repeal the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

Andrews VFD warns of phone scam

According to the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department, they received a number of phone calls from concerned citizens asking if we are soliciting donations.

Carlsbad woman arrested for trafficking heroin, more arrests to follow

Pecos Valley Drug Task Force arrested a Carlsbad woman, Susan Jacquez-Dominguez Escareno, 50, in her home in Eddy County on November 27, 2018 for two counts of trafficking heroin.

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

Vehicle runs through home in Fort Stockton

Thursday afternoon, the Fort Stockton Police Department were called to a vehicle that drove through a residence on the 1700 block of West 17th Street.

ECSO identify suspects in Ector County shooting

Damon Asad, 33,and Juan Andrate, 35, of Odessa have been identified as the suspects responsible for wounding three deputies.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

MCT presents ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

The show is MCT’s entry into the American Association of Community Theatres Texas State Festival.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

Odessa EZ-Rider route closing early Thursday

This closure is due to a shortage of drivers for the service.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Abandoned home fires spark search for answers

If you have any leads, the reward is $1,000. You can contact the fire marshal’s office at 432-685-7332 or Crime Stoppers at 694-TIPS.

Not enough manpower at Rio Grande, says Texas DPS officials

The Rio Grande divides Texas and Mexico, and according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there is not enough manpower to protect that border.