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Odessa Animal Shelter say “possibility of euthanasia was not a threat used to motivate action”

After a distemper outbreak at the Odessa Animal Shelter, 140 dogs were set to be put down. Now the shelter has released a statement stating their intention was to raise awareness of the situation to local shelters.

Nimitz Students selected to send science experiment to space

BREAKING: Train collides with semi-truck stuck on tracks in Midland

Tips for those who plan to travel this holiday season

Burn ban reinstated in Brewster County

Community comes together to support Brewster Co. deputy, fiancée who lost home in fire

Midland family accepting clothing, blanket donations for homeless

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OPD working crash involving multiple 18-wheelers on I-20

EZ-Rider closes 2 routes early, needs drivers

Monahans athletic director, head football coach resigns

Midland Police respond to structure fire in county

Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano receives public warning for endorsing Texas representative

3:11 Ministries helps children in need this holiday season

TRAFFIC ALERT: Odessa Police responds to truck roll over on 42nd St, JBS Prkwy

From images on scene it looks as if the truck was hauling two other vehicles when it turned onto 42nd St. from JBS Prkwy and rolled over.

Midland Memorial provides 176 heart screenings for teens

Midland Memorial Hospital partnered with the Championship Hearts Foundation and provided free heart screenings for teens this past weekend.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fuel tanker roll over blocks FM 2593

A fuel tanker roll over is blocking both lanes of traffic on FM 2593.

Serial killer who claims to have murdered 90 people indicted in KY cold case

Samuel Little has been indicted for murder in a 37-year-old cold case in Warren County, Kentucky.

City of Big Spring conducting survey to qualify for grants

TxDOT encourages drivers to ‘Plan While You Can’ this holiday season

Big Spring Boy Scout achieves highest rank

Lea County Humane Society, Hobbs Adoption Center offers multiple Christmas specials

Mariachi Sol de Mexico to perform at Wagner Noël

Midland Festival Ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ with special guests from around the state

Midland Beer Garden to host interactive piano show

Midland Beer Garden is hosting an interactive piano show called “The Eighty Eights Show.”The show includes a live duo performance with dueling pianos and becomes an engaging, unscripted excursion that leaves the crowd anticipating what will happen next.

Odessa Crossroads to offer community Christmas party

Crossroads in Odessa offers a Christmas party for the community. Guests can expect to hear lots of Christmas music, with special effects and lighting, as well as an interactive show for all ages. There will also be coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods.

Buckner Midland Christmas Party brings cheer to more than 200 families

The annual Buckner Midland Christmas Party brought Christmas cheer to more than 200 children and families served by Buckner International in Midland.

1 transported to hospital after Hwy 191 crash

Midland Police responded to a crash that occurred on the eastbound lanes of Hwy 191 near FM 1788. Police say they suspect a car malfunction caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and roll over.

EZ-Rider Odessa Route 3 to close all day Dec. 15

The Odessa EZ-Rider has announced that Route 3 will be closed all day on Dec. 15.

DPS responds to 2-vehicle fatality crash in Winkler County

The Texas of Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash in Winkler County. The crash is located approximately eight miles east of Kermit on Hwy 302. Troopers responded to this reported crash at 2:51 a.m. on Dec. 15.

  Odessa attorney speaks out against service provider AT&T

Odessa attorney files lawsuit against service provider AT&T

West Texas Food Bank prepares for Empty Bowls 2019

Friday, the West Texas Food Bank announced the 19th Annual Empty Bowls event scheduled for January 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the West Texas Food Bank Facility in Odessa.

No dogs tested from Odessa Animal Shelter were found to have distemper

After testing the dogs at the Odessa Animal Shelter, American Pets Alive! say of the dogs, originally scheduled to be put down, none were found to have distemper.

City of Midland builds bridge to replace low water crossing on Carver Street

CIty of Midland builds bridge for Carver Street that will help prevent future floods.

Midland Crime Stopppers in search of theft suspect

Midland Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for committing a burglary of a business from May 19, off West Highway 80.

MFD promotes first female engineer

Bernie Gonzales, one of two female firefighters currently in the Midland Fire Department, is the first female to journey up the ranks since the Department’s founding 110 years ago.

Seth Herman sworn in as new police chief

Chief Herman, who has been filling in during the interim, has been selected for the permanent position.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/14-12/16: 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 December 14 through December 16.

EZ-Rider Midland Route 5 closed due to driver shortage

EZ-Rider says this closure will last all day.

Restaurant Report: One low performer in Odessa

There was one low performer in Odessa for the week of November 19 through November 23.

TxDOT prepares roads for freezing weather

The Texas Department of Transportation crews pre-treated major roads and overpasses with brine last week, but warn if rain continues much of the anti-icing agent could be washed off the roadways.

Wingstop donates $2,500 to Midland family after fire claims their home

Wingstop stepped up to help a Midland family who lost their home in a fire Thursday,Dec. 6.

Nationwide bomb threat effects New Mexico hospital district

A wave of email bomb threats that flooded inboxes Thursday, threatening businesses, schools and newspapers, effected at least three institutions in Lovington, New Mexico.

TRAFFIC ALERT: DPS working crash at Loop 338, 52nd

The Texas Department of Public Safety is working a multiple vehicle crash at 52nd Street and Loop 338.

High Sky Children’s Ranch, Trinity School join forces to fill pajama closet

Trinity School will hold an All School Pajama Party to fill the High Sky Children’s Ranch pajama closet Friday.

Snow in the Permian Basin

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City of Midland December sales tax revenue totals over $4M

According to the city, the total amount came out to $4,743,531, which marks an increase of 28.59 percent over last December.

EZ-Rider Odessa Route 5 closing early Thursday

The route will close at 3:15 p.m. and remain closed for the rest of the day.

DPS identify driver of single-vehicle fatal crash on 1787

DPS is asking drivers to be aware of emergency personnel at the crash. Drivers should watch their speed and be aware of any possible delays or detours that might pop up in the area.

Serial killer Samuel Little pleads guilty to first degree murder, will be sent back to California

He will be transported back to California, where he is serving time for the murders of three other women.

Texas Education Agency removes Washington STEM Academy from Improvement Required list

The Texas Education Agency announced last week that the Washington STEM Academy’s state rating has been upgraded from Improvement Required to Met Standard.

City of Odessa bring in over $6 million in December Sales Tax Revenue

The City of Odessa received its December sales tax check, in the amount of, $6,104,069.60. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent.

Salvation Army struggles to fill positions, meet 2018 goal

The Salvation Army is $79,000 short of their 2018 goal and claims it is due to a lack of bell ringers.

Woman refuses to leave store, kicks officer in groin, defecates on another

Odessa Police arrested Kristie Marie Rodriguez, 33, Tuesday evening for Assault on a Public Servant “3rd Degree Felony”, Criminal Trespassing “Class B Misdemeanor”.

UTPB Sociology Club makes holidays special for disadvantaged children across West Texas

Thanks to generous donors, the club’s annual holiday project was able to shop for 30 children and give $500 donations to two local charities.

More than a dozen arrested in Andrews drug bust

Odessa Police SWAT Team and OPD Narcotics Unit aided in executing several high-risk warrants in Andrews city and county. These warrants were part of a greater operation called Silent Night, a drug warrant round-up that occurred on Wednesday.

Alpine man arrested, facing charges for possession of explosive components

A man is facing charges of possession of components of explosives in Alpine. Alpine Police arrested Clinton Allen Gant, 55, on charges of injury to an elderly individual on Sunday.

OCTECH students host science fair to demonstrate Rube Goldberg machine

The Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School will be hosting a Rube Goldberg Fair on Dec. 14. Ninth grade students at OCTECH built their own Rube Goldberg machine that will be on display.

UPDATE: DPS confirms injuries in Monahans 18-wheeler, train crash

The accident occurred near the intersection of Loop 464 and Business 20. From images at the scene it appears that an 18-wheeler got hit from behind.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”

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Midland EZ-Rider route 5 to close early

The route will close at 3:15 p.m. and will remain closed for the rest of the day.

  City of Midland introduce finalists for Midland Police chief

City of Midland invites public to meet police chief finalists

Trischitti wins MISD runoff election

The runoff election for MISD District 5 School Board ended Tuesday evening with John Trischitti, III on top.

Serial killer expected to plea guilty in the murder of Odessa Woman

Sam Little, who has the potential to be one of the most prolific serial killers in United States history, will be back in court Thursday morning.

Odessa Police one step closer to body cams

Tuesday evening, the Odessa City Council unanimously passed a contract to get the Odessa Police Department body cameras.

Councilman Jeff Sparks retires after final meeting

After nine of service to the citizens of Midland, Jeff Sparks attended his final meeting with the city as Councilman.

XTO Energy donates 500K for Dennis the Menace Park construction

The park has been under renovation for months and is expected to re-open in Spring 2019. The donation is expected to help have the splash pad open by Summer 2019.

Big Spring Symphony, Orchestra to perform ‘Home for the Holidays’ show

Big Spring Symphony and Orchestra will perform their “Home for the Holidays” show. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Municipal Auditorium, 310 E. 3rd St.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound traffic on Loop 250 near Fielder St. backed up due to rollover accident

Midland Police is responding to a rollover accident on Loop 250 near Fielder St.

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.

Midland family thankful for community after losing house in fire

Despite losing nearly everything they own in a house fire on December 6, Clinton Walters and his family are staying positive. They said is in part thanks to a show of support from their community.

Fire crews responding to battery fire south of Odessa

Fire crews are responding to a battery fire south of Odessa at 7404 West Farm-to-Market 1787.

Man killed in Odessa sports bar stabbing

A man is dead following a stabbing at a sports bar in Odessa.

Odessa police investigating shooting that left 1 injured

The victim, who had been shot in the foot, was taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury.

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

The closure comes after multiple days of driver shortages for EZ-Rider.

Midland dance center to host ‘White Christmas Party’

JK Dance Center will be hosting a White Christmas Party this holiday season. Guests can enjoy dinner with friends, games, dancing and a white elephant gift exchange of $15 or less.

16 apartments burnt in fire at Andrews Square East Apartment Homes

Midland Fire Department responded to a fire at Andrews Square East Apartment Homes. Fire officials on scene said that they had to cut the power to building 10 where the fire was located.

Randy Rogers Band to perform Christmas show in Odessa

The Randy Rogers Band will perform A Very Merry Randy and Brady Christmas in Odessa. The show will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at Dos Amigos, 4700 Golder Ave.

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.