Today, the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, the WIPP contractor, notified 13 employees of positive preliminary bioassay results. The results are based on samples taken as a precautionary measure from employees present during the February 14, 2014 radiological event.
One man is behind bars following a six month long methamphetamine trafficking investigation in Seminole and Gaines County. The Gaines County Sheriff’s Office tells NewsWest 9, they executed a narcotics search and arrest warrant on Sunday morning for a residence in the 600 block of Southwest 9th Street in Seminole.
A Border Patrol agent in Las Cruces is accused of threatening his family with a gun, shoving his wife and shooting the family dog. Las Cruces police arrested Carmelo Diaz Jr. late Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault against a family member, battery against a household member and extreme animal cruelty
Four men remain behind bars after they were caught trying to buy services from a prostitute. 31-year-old Juan Flores, 37-year-old Jamie Haywood, 29-year-old Justin Millaway and 35-year-old Brian Sears are all facing charges of promoting prostitution.
The burn ban is back in effect in Howard County. The decision was made on Monday morning by Howard County Commissioners. The burn ban was reinstated due to the ongoing dry conditions causing threats of grassfires.
Kerry Kennedy has been acquitted of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then took a wild spin down a New York highway. Jurors delivered their verdict Friday in Kennedy's misdemeanor trial in suburban White Plains.
One man is dead following an early morning accident along Interstate 20 in Odessa. Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9 the accident happened in the 7900 block of East Interstate 20 on the north service road around 4:10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Severe weather can hit any time and the national weather service wants to be prepared. A conference was held on Wednesday morning at Region 18 where several law enforcement agencies gathered with city officials and weather professionals.
The March primaries are just a few days away and Ector County still needs bilingual election clerks. In each election, counties are required to have a certain number of them to help voters at the polls.
Customs and Border Protection Officers and with Border Patrol agents seized a large amount of money on Thursday morning. Officials tell NewsWest 9, the seizure was made around 10:15 a.m. Thursday when a 2004 Lincoln LS arrived at the outbound inspection station on the highway leaving from the U.S. for Mexico.
A Dutch music company has identified one of the victims of a suspected drunken driver that barreled through barricades at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Police Chief Art Acevedo said one of two people killed early Thursday was a Dutch citizen riding a bicycle.
One man is behind bars in connection with a shooting that happened in San Angelo on Monday night. We’re told 29-year-old Anthony Walters was arrested by San Angelo Police after locating him at his job site in Big Lake on Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities have taken a man into custody who was the focus of a statewide Amber Alert after he allegedly shot his estranged wife in Central Texas and took the couple's 2-year-old boy. A vehicle driven by Vincent Corson Jr. was stopped on Interstate 30 in the Dallas area Friday afternoon. Authorities say the boy, Isaiah Corson, was found unharmed.
We've got new information on the Fort Stockton drama teacher arrested earlier this week. Back on Monday, 40-year-old Christopher James Perkins was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of child pornography.
The Pentagon says six U.S. F-15 fighter jets have arrived in Lithuania to bolster air patrols over the Baltics as the standoff over Russia's military incursion into Ukraine continues. A U.S. warship is also now in the Black Sea to participate in long-planned exercises.
An Odessa man wanted in connection with dragging a Roswell Police officer has been caught in Odessa.The Roswell Police Department tells NewsWest 9, 36-year-old Brian Rudloff was apprehended in the 6800 block of Golder.
The Prada Marfa public art installation in West Texas has been targeted again by vandals. The Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said nobody has been arrested and the investigation continues. The building near Valentine, about 35 miles northwest of Marfa, was found plastered with paint and posters.
Odessa Crime Stoppers needs your help to identify three people who were involved with a sexual assault. Police were called out to the area of Kay and East 25th Street around 3:30 a.m. on Valentine's Day.
The Genesis Center of the Permian Basin got a few helping hands this week. About 50 kids from the high school program, "24-7 Journey" from Rockwall, Texas, came to help get the center ready to open their doors.
Authorities in New Mexico have arrested a man who's accused of postal theft in California. Dona Ana County Sheriff's officials say 44-year-old Jose Manuel Guerra was taken into custody Tuesday in Anthony.
A thunderous explosion that may have been caused by a gas leak flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring 18 and leaving an undisclosed number missing.
Jose Luis Suarez, owner of Air One Mobile Welding Supply Company in Odessa, TX, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and full restitution after admitting to underpaying taxes owed to the federal government and the State of Texas.
A Midland man is behind bars after getting violent. Ricky Rodriguez is behind bars with a charge of assault family violence. Police say back on February 20, a woman reported being assaulted by the suspect at a home off South Loraine.
A New Mexico county treasurer is facing an aggravated battery charge after police said she punched and bit her boyfriend. KOB-TV reports that Laura Montoya was recently arrested stemming from a fight over phone photos.
An Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three soldiers under his command has pleaded guilty to a host of lesser charges as prosecutors dropped the most serious - sexual assault counts - as part of a deal.
The U.S. Department of Energy is planning a town hall to release more information on its efforts to recover from a radiation leak at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump. Residents from throughout the Carlsbad area are expected to attend Thursday's meeting.
We're getting a look at the two women involved in a drug raid at an Odessa home on Friday. 42-year-old Laura Leon was arrested on drug charges. Police tell NewsWest 9, Leon was hauled off to jail for having heroin.
The Lea County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone and e-mail scam that has been popping up around the state. The scammers claim to be with the sheriff's office and that the victim has a failure to appear for their arrest.
President Barack Obama says a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate international law. Local government officials in Crimea on Thursday set a March 16 for the referendum vote.
Odessa Police are searching for a suspect after a burglary at an Odessa Bank. Odessa Police responded to the 4900 block of East 52nd Street at Complex Community Federal Credit Union in reference to suspicious activity.
A fugitive is behind bars after being apprehended by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force on Friday morning. We’re told 46-year-old Raul A. Cortez-Cantarero was arrested in the 7700 block of West County Road 116.
Two people are in federal custody after a long term investigation in reference to two Odessa businesses selling synthetic marijuana at their store. The Odessa Police Department tells NewsWest 9, the two locations were Smoke Alley and Urban City.
Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup. The Gregg County Sheriff's Office on Monday said four inmates were treated and returned to custody. A fifth inmate spent last Friday night in a Longview hospital before being discharged back to the jail.
The Water Treatment Plant will be shut down for 36 hours to perform essential upgrades on Tuesday night. We’re told the shutdown will be from Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9 p.m. through Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Roswell Police are searching for an Odessa man after an officer was dragged by a vehicle. Roswell Police tell NewsWest 9 on Monday night around 10:20 p.m., an officer from the Roswell Police Department initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Third Street and Main Street.
Crimea's Parliament said Tuesday that if the public votes to become part of Russia, the peninsula will declare itself independent and propose becoming a Russian state. That could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a high speed accident in Midland County. Details about the accident are limited but we’re told the accident happened on West County Road 54 and FM 1788 in Midland County.
Regents of the Texas Tech University System have approved a nearly 4 percent tuition hike for the 2014-2015 academic year. System officials say the tuition increase approved Tuesday during a conference call adds up to almost $183 more for 15 semester credit hours.
Two teens are in the hospital after a head-on collision in Odessa. The accident happened in the target parking lot, just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. Witnesses told police a pickup was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed in the parking lot.
A 17-year-old girl who admitted killing her foster mother in her southern New Mexico home now faces about 10 years in prison. A judge on Wednesday sentenced Alexis Shields to 30 years in prison but suspended 17 years of the sentence.
In his first interview since taking office, Ukraine's new prime minister vigorously defended the legality of his government against attacks coming from Russia, but said Wednesday that Ukraine would be willing to consider granting more autonomy to the Crimea region to assuage the concerns of the province's pro-Russian population.
Fire officials responded to an explosion call on Friday morning. Officials were called out to Warrior Energy Services on Interstate 20 in Midland County. We’re told a fire started when a crew was cleaning a gas separator.