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UPDATE: Cruise ship passengers from Midland reportedly heading back to U.S.

Midlanders Larry and Valerie Prucka finally are disembarking from the cruise ship that ran into trouble off Norway’s western coast on Saturday. It was expected that the Pruckas would be evacuated from the Viking Sky on Saturday. The Associated Press reported that more than 475 passengers were airlif


Midland Pedestrian hit on N Big Spring St. resulting in fatality

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Officials have confirmed that a Midland woman was struck by a vehicle travelling north on Big Spring St. near the corner of Big Spring St. and Dormard Ave. in Midland around 7 a.m. this morning.


City: Rapper Tone Loc detained at Midland International

Rapper Tone Loc was detained at Midland International Airport on Saturday, according to a city of Midland spokesperson. Terrance Stroke reported Saturday night that Loc, whose real name is Anthony Terrell Smith, was detained but not arrested. Stroke had no other information on the incident. Stroke c


No injuries after apartment fire in Central Midland

MIDLAND, Tx. (KOSA) -- The City of Midland confirms that MFR responded to an apartment fire at 400 block of Humble Ave around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The city also tells CBS7 that residents were evacuated and there are no reports of any injuries at this time.


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Police: Shots fired overnight at Odessa bar

ODESSA -- Odessa Police responded early Sunday morning to shots fired at an Odessa bar located off 16th Street and West County Road. According to Police, there was an altercation between two people, one of them began shooting at two trucks in the bar's parking lot.


Midland couple wait to be evacuated off the coast of Norway

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Viking Sky cruise ship hit severe weather off of Norway’s western coast earlier today. On that ship is a couple right here from Midland, Larry and Valerie Prucka, who are among 1300 passengers waiting to be rescued.


Report: Midland is 21st for home affordability in Texas

Higher median income makes it easier to pay off a median-priced home, according to homearea.com. An online housing area study shows Midland as 21st in Texas for affordable homes.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Local barbers oppose bill that looks to abolish licenses statewide

ODESSA, Texas (BIG 2 / FOX 24) - A newly introduced bill could bring some major changes to barbers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists across the Lone Star State. House Bill 1705 was introduced by North Texas Representative Matthew Shaheen back in February.


Midland Police are looking for man accused of using someone else's credit card

MIDLAND, Tx (KOSA) -- Midland Police need your help in finding a man caught on camera at an ATM using someone else's card. On Wednesday, a vehicle was burglarized in the parking lot of Peppermint Plantation in Midland.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Meeting Mia: Midland County’s bomb dog

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland County’s District Attorney office’s Bomb Dog Mia has been serving the West Texas region since February 2018. From preemptive sweeps for VIP personnel to reacting to explosive threats, Mia and her handler Kevin Bullard have had more than 100 emergency calls since her


Thousands of pups march across Austin in the Mighty Texas Dog Walk

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of dogs took over the city Saturday morning, and it was all for a great cause. Hundreds of people gathered at the 20th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk for a plethora of family-friendly events including live music and a costume contest all in an effort to raise money for dogs i


Happy National Puppy Day 2019

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - In honor of National Puppy Day 2019, we asked you, our viewers, to send us pictures of your pups!. Age, size and breed vary, but cuteness factor remains the same for every puppy.


MRT COACH OF THE YEAR: Lee’s Acosta guides Lady Rebels through tragedy

Impacting young lives was the reason why Alfred Acosta went into high school coaching. But this season, Acosta would face his toughest challenge yet as head coach of the Lee girls basketball program. On Sept. 19, 2018, Lady Rebels senior post Essence Glover collapsed during an athletic period practi


Midland unemployment dips to 2.2 percent

Decline in labor force, total job count sends rate slightly lower. Midland continues to dominate in low unemployment, a trend that continued in February, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.


MRT PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MCA’s Beattie enjoys another banner season

The benchmark was set high for Midland Classical junior Leia Beattie this season. What would Beattie do for an encore after she already garnered the TAPPS 3A state MVP during the MCA girls basketball team’s state championship season in 2017-18? The 5-foot-9 point guard was more than up for the chall


MCH supplies free screenings on National Diabetes Alert Day

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Medical Center Health System will supply a free Diabetes Risk Tests on March 26. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes and 84 million are at risk.


HS TRACK: Results from Buffalo Relays, Bearkat Relays

Team standings – 1. Stanton 179; 2. Wink 147; 3. Coahoma 142; 4. Pecos 60; 5. Reagan County 48; 6. Midland Classical 14. 100 meters – 1. John Fostel Jr., Wink, 11.77 seconds; 2. Tim Avila, Stanton, 11.99; 3. Gage Hill, Coahoma, 12.08.